Alex de Minaur is Australia’s highest-ranking male tennis player in recent history, and if he can get past his first-round match, he could be set for a ripper Australian Open. So who is the man behind the cool name? Let’s find out.
What is Alex de Minaur ranked?
Alex de Minaur is currently sitting at #10 on the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) rankings.
In previous Australian Opens he’s competed in, he has not yet made it past the fourth round.
This means that if de Minaur makes the quarter-finals in 2024, it will be his best-ever result at the tournament.
Who does Alex de Minaur play?
Raonic returned after two years away from the game due to injury to play against Minaur on Monday night (Jan 15) at on Rod Laver Arena.
However after playing two sets, Raonic retired due to a hip flexor injury, pushing Minaur into the second round. After his retirement from the match, commentators noted that it is uncertain if Raonic would ever play again.
For his second round, the young Australian will played against Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday January 16.
In the end the final results were 6-3, 6-0, 6-3, meaning that Minaur smashed Arnaldi and moved forward to the third round.
His third round will be against Flavio Cobolli, another star from Italy who is ranked exactly #100 — which might not sound like much, but it’s still a spot on a Triple J countdown and that has to count for something.
Minaur will play off against Cobolli on Saturday January 20 at 11am AEDT. Their match can be streamed on Stan.
What is the net worth of Alex de Minaur?
It’s tricky to judge his precise net worth but according to the ATP website, he has earned $11,576,789 in career prize money.
For comparison’s sake, world #1 Novak Djokovic has won $180,937,203 during his career.
You’ll get there one day, mate!
How old is Alex de Minaur?
He is currently 24 years of age and was born on the 17th of February 1999.
More importantly, this makes him an Aquarius.
Who is the girlfriend of Alex de Minaur?
The man’s off the market!
Katie Boulter is her name and she’s also Britain’s #1 ranked tennis player. Not too shabby at all.
The 27-year-old is also competing in the Australian Open and will play her first game on Monday, January 15 against China’s Yue Yuan.
How has Alex de Minaur prepared for the Australian Open?
The Aussie bagged the biggest win of his career earlier this month with a 6-4 6-4 win over the champ himself, Novak Djokovic.
The match took place on home soil at the United Cup — a team-based tournament where players represent their countries.
“It’s something I’ve heard my whole career. I’m not big enough, I’m not strong enough, I’m a pusher, don’t have the firepower, never gonna be a top player. I hear this week in and week out,” the youngster said after the upset win.
“But the only thing that does it give me more fire and adds more gasoline to this engine that’s ready to do everything in its power to prove people wrong. Hey, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I know I’m gonna get the absolute most out of myself.”
Let’s keep this momentum rolling!
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