PLAYER PROFILE

Alex de Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
18
ATP
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born17 February 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesAlicante, Spain
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAdolfo Gutierrez
“Even though it killed me, this is the right decision. Now I've just got to look at what's ahead.”

— Alex de Minaur, 16 Jan 2020

» De Minaur out of Australian Open

On court

  • won the Australian 14/u Championships at Melbourne Park in December 2013 and the 16/u Australian Championships the following year
  • contested his first Futures tournaments in Spain in July 2015; debuted on the ATP rankings in August 2015 at No.1544
  • reached the US Open 2015 boys’ singles semifinals
  • represented Australia in the Junior Davis Cup final of 2015 in Madrid, Spain
  • progressed to first professional final at ITF Futures event in Spain in February 2016
  • at Wimbledon 2016, advanced to the boys’ singles final
  • won his first ITF Futures title in 2017 in Portugal
  • made ATP Challenger debut in 2016 in Canberra
  • favourite surface is grass
  • made Grand Slam debut in 2017 at the Australian Open
  • won the Australian Open Play-off in December 2017, to earn a wildcard at AO2018
  • won his first ATP Challenger title at the 2018 Nottingham Open
  • cracked the top 50 after reaching his second ATP final of 2018 in Washington DC (first came at the Sydney International)
  • became Australia’s No.1 male player on 8 October 2018 (when he rose to a then career-high ranking of No.33)

Off court

  • lived in Sydney until age five before relocating to Spain; has since moved between Australia and Spain
  • mother is Spanish, father is Uruguayan; has three younger siblings (two sisters and one brother)
  • speaks English and Spanish

Year-end rankings history

2018 31
2017 208
2016 354
2015 1551

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Sydney ATP, Atlanta ATP, Zhuhai ATP

2018 Nottingham Challenger

2017 Portugal F11 ITF

Finals

2019 Basel ATP, Next Gen ATP Finals

2018 Sydney ATP, Alicante Challenger, Surbiton Challenger, Washington DC ATP, Next Gen ATP Finals

2017 Segovia Challenger

2016 Spain F4 ITF, Eckental Challenger

Alex de Minaur in the news

De Minaur out of Australian Open
Alex de Minaur (Getty Images)
16 January, 2020

A Grade 2 abdominal tear, sustained at the ATP Cup, has ruled a dejected Alex de Minaur out of Australian Open 2020.
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Adelaide: Tomljanovic triumphs to set up Halep meeting
Ajla Tomljanovic next meets second seed Simona Halep at the Adelaide International; Getty Images
13 January, 2020

Continuing an impressive start to 2020 on home soil, Ajla Tomljanovic progresses to the second round of the Adelaide International.
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Barty, De Minaur top seeds at Adelaide International
Ash Barty (L) and Alex de Minaur. (Getty Images)
12 January, 2020

Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur are among nine Australians contesting the main draw of the WTA/ATP Adelaide International at the revamped Memorial Drive.
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De Minaur erases doubts with power game
Alex de Minaur pushed world No.1 Rafael Nadal to three sets in the ATP Cup semifiinals; Getty Images
12 January, 2020

Alex de Minaur showed a breathtaking ability to trouble the world’s best as he called on speed, power and trademark tenacity to push world No.1 Rafael Nadal at the ATP Cup.
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