Alex de Minaur has announced he is out of the Australian Open with an abdominal injury which also forced the Australian out of Adelaide this week. Alex who is now the Australian number one in men’s tennis and was a key part of their successful run in ATP Cup has said it is devastating to miss the first major of the year especially being at home but is the right decision. He could have gone out there however the tear in his abdomen is 4cm, Grade 2 tear which needs time to heal properly. There has been a lot of … Continue reading Alex de Minaur out of Australian Open with abdominal tear!
It was about two years I watched Alex De Minaur for the first time. Brisbane against Milos Raonic and I knew from the first couple of minutes, this guy has game. I’ve said this before but the shout of “OH YEAH” on the service return winner he hit is one of those things you just don’t forget. Over the last two years he has gone from strength to strength. 24 hours after landing in Melbourne in January last year I booked a night session ticket for Rod Laver Arena. I was battling awfully bad jet lag but saved my sleep … Continue reading The relentless runner chasing down dreams with his jaw-dropping tennis!
For two sets of tennis Alex De Minaur was the better player. The 20 yearly was simply relentless in his shot making as he continued to press the world number one. All the traffic was coming off the racket of the Australian who gave Rafa nothing to work with. It was a very good performance in defeat. He hit a lot of flat balls towards Rafa and kept traffic away from his forehand in the opening couple of sets. Alex’ tactics were really good but there was a couple of problems. Rafa began to hit cleanly off the backhand find … Continue reading Rafael Nadal turns it on late to see off a relentless Alex de Minaur!
Wow! Just over 8 hours of incredible tennis has seen Australia through to the semi-finals of the ATP Cup! After a quick start to the day with Kyrgios and Norrie on court at 10am local time the Australian however only took 75 minutes to see off the Brit 6-2 6-2 with a flawless performance. Next up was Alex de Minaur up against Dan Evans. It was the Australian who raced ahead early on but the Brit never gave up and took the first set 7-6. Alex did take us to three sets winning the second 6-4 but in an epic … Continue reading Australia win thriller against Great Britain in Sydney!
Jannik Sinner was never in Milan to just make up the numbers however little did we expect the Italian to walk away with the title. To put it into perspective Sinner had only played 16 tour level career matches coming into the event and after 21 has a title! Sinner who is 18 trains with Ricardo Piatti at his academy and there have been plenty of rumours he will join Sharapova in 2020. The Italian who made the semi-finals in Antwerp recently his best ATP run has been overlooked for the Davis Cup and they may regret that now. He … Continue reading Sinner the Winner! 8th seed & wildcard wins NextGen Finals in Milan!
After the first couple of days it did look like we were heading this way and after topping their groups and dominating their semi-finals we will have a first meeting between Alex de Minaur and Jannik Sinner. Sinner who entered as a wildcard for the NextGen finals in his home country has entertained the locals in Milan winning three of his four matches on route to the final. De Minaur has delivered. Last years runner up and top seed really found his gear after a faltering start. The 20 year olds big breakthrough year has been exceptional. About to embark … Continue reading NextGen Final; highest ranked vs lowest ranked but it’s set to be a close encounter!
The NextGen Finals in Milan has been an epic watch so far. With one round robin match left each there is still much to play for on Thursday. Demon finding form! Alex de Minaur has been finding his form after a bit of a struggle during his first match against Davidovich Fokina. I was worried that the Australian was a bit tired following an intense few weeks on the tour and still quite a bit of tennis to play. Despite dropping one set he still looked in good form as he dominated the baseline much better today against Kecmanovic. Dropping … Continue reading Milan; Demon finding form 😈 Foki injury 🚑 Casper up & running 💪🏻 Frances edges past erratic Humbert ✅