“Going Deep Every Week”: Alex de Minaur Reveals 2021 Goals on ATP Tour

Published 12/18/2020, 6:30 AM EST
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


One of the promising prospects of tennis, Australian Alex de Minaur, had a decent 2020. Although he couldn’t continue the glory of his 2019 breakthrough year, the 21 years-old managed 13 wins over 11 losses. Between his pre-season training for 2021, the Australian revealed his expectation from the coming tour.

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Also referred to as ‘Speed Demon’, Alex has impressed many tennis experts with his incredible potential. His swiftness and his long reach cannot be matched with even the greatest of the sport. However, considering his experience in tennis, he has laid out modest goals to work on.

“Make second weeks of Slams”: Alex De Minaur

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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 5, 2020, Australia’s Alex de Minaur in action during his third-round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

In 2020, the Australian breached the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the first time at the US Open. He upset many top players including Richard Gasquet, Karen Khachanov and Vasek Pospisil. However, Alex failed to turn his odds against the eventual champion Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Get a glimpse of the encounter here.

The 21 years-old ended up as the runner-up at Antwerp in Belgium vs Ugo Humbert. Moving forward, he looks to continue the same form into the next year.

“Hopefully, as always, I want to make second weeks of Slams,” said de Minaur. “Want to go and be going deep every week, week in and week out, that’s the plan. Who knows what will happen, but that’s what I’m looking forward to and going to be pushing for.” 

Turning professional in 2005, the Australian found the limelight on him in the 2019 season where he collected three titles. He ended that year on his highest-ranking of Number 18; currently, he is ranked number 23.

Alex will next play in the 2021 Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 16: Alex De Minaur of Australia celebrates match point in his second-round match against Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland during day three of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Alex withdrew from the Australian Open because of an abdominal injury. Winning a major title in his home country will be a dream come true for him. Interestingly, his first ATP title came in Sydney in 2019, where he failed in the finals in 2018.

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Next year, the Australian will aim to create more upsets among the top players. Given the circumstances and challenges of playing at Melbourne Park, his young age will favour him against the rest.

Lining up with him, big names such as Roger Federer and Andy Murray are eyeing for a comeback in Australia. But recently, Federer raised some uncertainties regarding his Melbourne return.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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