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Alex de Minaur 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Australian tennis player
Born: February 17, 1999 (age 22 years), Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.83 m
Coach: Adolfo Gutierrez
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro: 2015
Turned Pro 2015
Birthplace Sydney, Australia
Plays Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
Coach Adolfo Gutierrez
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De Minaur was born in Sydney, Australia. His father, Anibal, is Uruguayan and his mother, Esther, is a Spaniard. His father owned an Italian restaurant on George Street in Sydney and met Esther when she began working there as a waitress.
De Minaur has two brothers and three sisters — Dominic, Daniel, Natalie, Cristina, and Sara.
His name is commonly pronounced /diː mɪˈnɔːr/, inspiring both his nickname of the Demon and his logo used when signing the camera lens after winning matches.
De Minaur has dual Australian and Spanish citizenship. He spent the first five years of his life in the south Sydney suburb of Carss Park before relocating to Alicante, Spain.
He completed most of his early education in Spain before returning to Australia at age 13. As of 2015, de Minaur was living in Spain. De Minaur has stated that he has always felt a strong bond with Australia even though he has lived most of his life in Spain.
In 2017, he told the Sydney Morning Herald “I used to represent Spain but I always felt I was Australian. As soon as we moved back here again that was the first thing I wanted to do — play for Australia.”
De Minaur is fluent in English and Spanish and also speaks some French.
Alex, in 2005, with his parents (back) and his first coach, Cindy Dock (left), a former Australian player. Taken in Alicante, Spain.
De Minaur began playing tennis at age three at the Sydney Private Tennis Academy at the Parkside Tennis Courts in Kogarah Bay.
He was coached by Kerry Dock and then by Cindy Dock, a former Australian player. He has been coached by Adolfo Gutierrez since he was nine years old and living in Alicante.
De Minaur reached a career-high ranking of 2 on the juniors circuit and won the 2016 Australian Open boys’ doubles title alongside Blake Ellis. Although Lleyton Hewitt has never officially been his coach, he continues to be a mentor.
Five-time ATP Tour singles champion and two-time Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals runner-up achieved career-high No. 15 in 2021.
Captured 1st title in his hometown of Sydney in 2019 and has won titles on 4 different continents.
At 2019 Atlanta, became 3rd player since 1991 to face 0 break points en route to an ATP Tour title (Haas at 2007 Memphis, Isner at 2017 Newport).
Reached 1st Grand Slam QF at 2020 US Open immediately after winning 1st ATP Tour doubles title at 2020 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati w/Carreno Busta in team debut.
Son to a Uruguayan father and Spanish mother, splits time between Australia and Spain, and speaks English, Spanish and French.
Began playing tennis at age 4
Nickname is “Demon”
Speaks English, Spanish and French
Father, Anibal, is Uruguayan and owns car washes; mother, Esther, is Spanish and a homemaker
Three younger siblings: Daniel, Sarah and Christina
Favourite surface is grass, shot is backhand and tournaments are Australian Open and Wimbledon
Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt
Began playing tennis after mother signed him up for lessons and travelled with him to local tournaments
Trains in Alicante, Spain, and supported by Tennis Australia
Enjoys playing golf and says he would be a golfer if he weren’t a tennis player
Favourite sports team is Real Madrid because his mom is a longtime fan
Attended primary school in Spain and finishing high school while travelling on tour
Resides in Spain with entire family after parents closed their business in Sydney
Alex de Minaur is an Australian tennis player, and one of the most highly touted youngsters on the tour right now.
De Minaur exploded on the scene seemingly out of nowhere at the start of 2018, notching up wins over Milos Raonic, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez on his way to a couple of semifinals.
His defense and never-say-die attitude have drawn widespread praise, and many are calling him the second coming of Lleyton Hewitt.
De Minaur is an out-and-out counterpuncher, relying on his speed and anticipation to elicit errors from his opponents.
The Australian has an unusual forehand, which he hits very flat and with a short backswing. His backhand is more conventional, and he can hit it equally well crosscourt or down the line.
De Minaur is comfortable with volleying, and occasionally comes to the net when he has the advantage in a rally.
De Minaur’s movement and foot speed are easily his biggest strengths. He is often likened to the Energizer Bunny due to his seemingly tireless running at the back of the court, and he has been known to out-defend even the most consistent of opponents.
De Minaur has a potent backhand, and his down-the-line version is especially effective. His forehand, however, is less reliable; the flatness with which he hits it means it can easily end up in the net with even a small miscalculation.
De Minaur has very soft hands, and is good at both volleying and slices. He has a decent serve too; it’s not the quickest, but he has good disguise on it.
The lack of firepower in De Minaur’s game is widely considered his most obvious weakness. He can get outhit by bigger players on a regular basis, and his reliance on defense makes him go through long rallies and long matches a little too frequently.
De Minaur was born in Sydney, and has multinational ancestry. His father Anibal is from Uruguay, while his mother Esther is Spanish. The family currently live in Spain, where De Minaur undergoes all of his training.
The Australian started playing tennis at the age of four, after his mother introduced him to the sport. He had a very successful junior career, and he even reached the Wimbledon final in 2016 – where he was defeated by Denis Shapovalov.