Alex De Minaur’s good season continues.
The Australian may have missed around 12 weeks of tennis with injuries but has just picked up his third career title and third title of the season at the inaugural event in Zhuhai.
He began his season with a title in Sydney following by a win in Atlanta at the beginning of the summer and is going from strength to strength.
Alex is on the verge of breaking past his career high of 24 in the world and recently got that monkey off his back at the US Open with his first top 10 win against Kei Nishikori. This was backed up again this week with a demolition job against Roberto Bautista Agut giving the Spaniard the run around.
It was an impressive run to the title ending against a stubborn but question-less Adrian Mannarino before also wins against Borna Coric and Andy Murray.
The tennis just gets better and better from Alex, I feel like a broken record a little bit but his game continues to come together.
The serve and his backhand have really stepped up and his game looks pretty complete right now. If you said to me, where is the weakness? I couldn’t tell you.
His game is in such a good place right now and from now until the end of the season it will just be consistency.
Next year for me that next level is the next challenge. Grand Slam or Masters 1000 progression and finding that killer touch and seeing off matches a little easier.
Throughout his week in Zhuhai he converted break points well but won just 1/13 created against Mannarino which ironically was match point but he never got frustrated failing to convert the previous twelve and didn’t face one on his serve.