Alex de Minaur is an Australian professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 15 on 28 June 2021 and a doubles ranking of No. 58 on 12 October 2020.
Best finish at each of the four Grand Slams
- Australian Open: 2nd Round (2017)
- French Open: 1st Round (2017, 2018)
- Wimbledon: 3rd Round (2018)
- US Open: 3rd Round (2018)
Strengths and weaknesses
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.