PLAYER PROFILE

Alex de Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
25
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • 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)
  • made top 100 debut in doubles in August 2020 after winning ATP Masters 1000 title with Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at Cincinnati
  • made first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at the US Open in 2020

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

2020 23
2019 18
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, Barty headline Aussies in action
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
19 April, 2021

Many of Australia's top-ranked players will compete in European clay tournaments this week.
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Millman advances in Monte-Carlo, De Minaur out
John Millman celebrates his first-round win at Monte-Carlo. Picture: Getty Images
13 April, 2021

John Millman moves into the second round at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Monte-Carlo.
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Barty moves into Miami fourth round, Aussie men bow out
Ash Barty at the Miami Open in Florida, USA: Getty Images
28 March, 2021

Ash Barty moves into the Miami Open's final 16, but Australian men Alex de Minaur, Jordan Thompson and Thanasi Kokkinakis all exit in the second round.
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Social round-up: Pets and locker room chat
Max Purcell with his pet rabbit. Picture: Instagram
25 March, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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