PLAYER PROFILE

Alex De Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
31
ATP
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born17 February 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesAlicante, Spain
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAdolfo Gutierrez
“It’s been a sensational year. A year that I didn’t really think was going to happen, I could have only imagined. I’ve enjoyed every second of it and it’s probably the best way to finish the season, being able to receive this award.”

— Alex De Minaur, 14 Nov 2018

» De Minaur wins ATP Newcomer of the Year award

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

2017 208
2016 354
2015 1551

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Nottingham Challenger

2017 Portugal F11 ITF

Finals

2018 Sydney ATP, Alicante Challenger, Surbiton Challenger, Washington DC ATP

2017 Segovia Challenger

2016 Spain F4 ITF, Eckental Challenger

Alex De Minaur in the news

Biggest movers: Aussie men rise high in 2018
Alexei Popyrin rose more than 550 places in the rankings in 2018; Getty Images
20 November, 2018

Strong representation in the top 50, 12 different ATP Challenger champions, 15 players enjoying major rankings improvements ... it was a banner season for Australian men's…
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De Minaur wins ATP Newcomer of the Year award
Alex De Minaur poses with his ATP Newcomer of the Year award on court at the ATP Finals in London; Getty Images
14 November, 2018

Alex De Minaur has capped a breakthrough season by taking out the award for the ATP's Newcomer of the Year, receiving the honour in a ceremony on court at the ATP Finals in…
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Alcott, Barty, De Minaur and Millman in the running for 2018 Newcombe Medal
Newks 2018
12 November, 2018

Dylan Alcott, Ashleigh Barty, Alex de Minaur and John Millman announced as the Newcombe Medal finalists for 2018.
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De Minaur beaten by Tsitsipas in Next Gen final
Winner Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas (L) and runner-up Australia's Alex De Minaur pose with their trophy after the men's final of the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan on November 10, 2018. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
11 November, 2018

Alex de Minaur's stunning season ends with defeat by Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
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