PLAYER PROFILE

Alex De Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
29
ATP
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born17 February 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesAlicante, Spain
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAdolfo Gutierrez
“I've had a great Aussie summer. I'm really proud of the effort I put in. I played some great tennis.”

— Alex De Minaur, 18 Jan 2019

» Nadal too strong for De Minaur at 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

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

Nadal too strong for De Minaur at Australian Open
Alex De Minaur (R) and Rafael Nadal meet at net after their third-round match at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
18 January, 2019

No.2 seed Rafael Nadal dropped just seven games against Alex De Minaur in the third round of the Australian Open - but the match was far more competitive than the scoreboard…
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De Minaur sets sights on Nadal showdown
Alex De Minaur and Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon
18 January, 2019

Rafael Nadal has already knocked out fellow Australians James Duckworth and Matthew Ebden without dropping a set and defeated De Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 at Wimbledon in 2018.
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Day 5: Barty, De Minaur, Birrell fly the flag
Ash Barty in action at Rod Laver Arena (Getty Images)
18 January, 2019

Young Australian trio Ash Barty, Alex De Minaur and Kimberly Birrell feature in big matches at Rod Laver Arena on Friday at the Australian Open.
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Australian Open: Bolt stuns Simon in five
Alex Bolt celebrates his second-round win over Gilles Simon at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
17 January, 2019

Wildcard Alex Bolt has scored the biggest result of his career with a five-set upset win over 29th Gilles Simon on an atmospheric Court 3 at the Australian Open.
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