Video: Emotions Run High in Gerard Pique’s Davis Cup Finals as Australian Tennis Player’s Mother Sobs With Pride

Published 11/24/2022, 8:30 AM EST
Tennis – ATP 250 – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, Britain – June 25, 2021 Australia’s Alex de Minaur reacts during his semi final match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Alex de Minaur, the Australian tennis ace, joined the circuit in the year 2015. He claimed his career highest ranking of World No 15 in the year 2021 and is currently a part of ATP’s top 50. Minaur has been consistent with his game and is slowly building himself as a powerful contender on tours.

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As a part of the process, he recently helped his nation enter the semifinals of the Davis Cup. Davis Cup is also called the World Cup of tennis. Therefore, helping one’s nation win the trophy is a huge honor. The same goes for Minaur’s efforts. It was a proud moment for his fans and family. In fact, his mother was in tears when he sealed the match.

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The biggest achievement of Alex de Minaur 

The Aussie took down Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands in sets of 5-7 6-3 6-4 to secure his nation’s position in the Semis. In response to the same, his mother, overwhelmed with happiness, started shedding tears of joy. Here’s a clip of the heartwarming moment.

The former World No 15’s victory aided Jordan Thompson’s triumph against Tallon Griekspoor into getting Australia a seat in the last four for the first time in five years. Further, other than Australia, Croatia has also qualified for the semifinals.

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Borna Coric and Marin Cilic helped their nation secure a 2-0 win over Span’s professionals. Now Italy and USA’s teams and Germany and Canada’s teams will lock horns for the other two seats in the semifinals. 

How Minaur’s tennis season panned out

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The 23-year-old started his year with a round of 16 run in the home-based Grand Slam and a quarterfinal run in the ATP Rotterdam. Thereafter, he made up to the last 16 run Indian Wells and shined in the clay-based Barcelona Open.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – Australia’s Alex de Minaur in action during his third round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

He reached the semifinals and incurred defeat against the eventual champion and current World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz. Then again, just before the French Open, Minaur fought for a seat in the finals at the Lyon Open. 

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Following that in the grass swing, he marked a semifinal run in the Eastbourne International and, just like clay season, failed to carry his form till the majors. However, after Wimbledon, Minaur claimed his first trophy of the season at the Atlanta Open. But in the remaining tournaments of the American swing, his game simmered back to its former status.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam

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