PLAYER PROFILE

Alex de Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
26
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • 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

Eleven Aussies enter US Open
ONE TO WATCH: Alex de Minaur made the US Open fourth round in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
5 August, 2020

World No.26 Alex de Minaur is among 11 Australians who plan to contest the US Open later this month.
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Social round-up: Tournaments back in the spotlight
BACK IN ACTION: Alexei Popyrin competing in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in France.
18 June, 2020

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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Off-court: what are Aussie players reading?
Daria Gavrilova, Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans share isolation updates.
12 June, 2020

Looking for a good book to read or interesting podcast to listen to? Our Aussie players share what's been keeping them entertained.
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Social round-up: A new puppy, a wedding and physical distancing
TRAINING PARTNERS: Ellen Perez, Samantha Harris, Daria Gavrilova, Storm Sanders, Jaimee Fourlis and Sam Stosur at Melbourne's National Tennis Centre. Picture: Instagram
11 June, 2020

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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