PLAYER PROFILE

Alex de Minaur

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
31
ATP
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born17 February 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesAlicante, Spain
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAdolfo Gutierrez
“I am going to keep getting better and hopefully the results come. Instead of making fourth rounds, I will start making quarterfinals and I am going to keep on pushing myself to the max. It will drive me.”

— Alex de Minaur, 2 Sep 2019

» De Minaur driven by US Open exit

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

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: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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De Minaur driven by US Open exit
Alex de Minaur in action during his fourth-round loss to Grigor Dimitrov at the US Open (Getty Images)
2 September, 2019

Alex de Minaur says his sobering fourth-round US Open loss to Grigor Dimitrov will drive him to new heights.
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Barty, De Minaur beaten at US Open
Ash Barty (L) and Wang Qiang shake hands after Wang won their US Open fourth-round clash (Getty Images)
2 September, 2019

Australians Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur went down in the fourth round of the singles events at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 7
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Joint Newcombe Medal winners Alex de Minaur and Ashleigh Barty of Australia pose during a 2018 Newcombe Medal Media Opportunity at the National Tennis Centre on November 27, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
1 September, 2019

Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur look to continue their inspiring US Open campaigns when they play Wang Qiang and Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday for a place in the quarterfinals.
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