PLAYER PROFILE

Alex de Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
29
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)
  • 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

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

Aussies in action: De Minaur returns in Antwerp
BACK IN ACTION: Australia's Alex de Minaur smiles on the practice court in Antwerp. Picture: Twitter
22 hours ago

Alex de Minaur headlines the Aussies in action this week as the European indoor hard court season continues.
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Aussies in action: Duckworth, Popyrin score Cologne wins
James Duckworth in action at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
18 October, 2020

Two Australians - James Duckworth and Alexei Popyrin - progress to the final qualifying round of an ATP tournament in Cologne.
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Ranking movers: Aussie stars on the rise
MOVING UP: Daria Gavrilova, Marc Polmans, Aleksandar Vukic and Astra Sharma all enjoyed ranking rises this week. Pictures: Getty Images
12 October, 2020

From new career-highs to significant rises, several Australian players have made impressive moves in the latest rankings.
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Game, Set, Mental Health: Aussie pros leading the way
LEADERS: Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott are role models both on and off the court with their approaches. Pictures: Getty Images
10 October, 2020

Today is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of supporting mental health.
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