Next-generation star Alex de Minaur is not satisfied with the three ATP titles in his breakthrough 2019 season. The Australian aims for the glory of the Grand Slam in the 2020 season.
Minaur’s best performance at a major tournament came at the US Open 2019, where he reached the round of 16. The young star can certainly better his performance in the 2020 season. He also sends warning to his competitors as he aims to escalate his level in the next season.
“Now it’s my turn”: Alex de Minaur
The 20-year-old is drawing inspiration from Stefanos Tsitsipas, who bagged the biggest title of his career at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The Greek gun is certainly one of the Next-Gen players to challenge grand slam giants Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. De Minaur feels that now it’s his time to step up and achieve his goals.
“Tsitsipas is a year older than me and he does crazy things and now it’s my turn to step up and, in my own journey, to be able to reach as many goals as possible,” said Minaur.
Minaur’s successful 2019 season
Alex de Minaur became the only teenager in 2019 to capture an ATP title. He claimed his maiden career title at the Sydney International, a month before his 20th birthday. He made his fourth ATP Final in Atlanta, where he defeated Taylor Fritz to clinch the trophy. In September, de Minaur claimed his 3rd ATP title beating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the final of the Zhuhai Championships. As a result, the Australian also reached a career-high ranking of 18.
“The way I was able to finish the year, it gave me a lot of confidence and I know where I want to be and now it’s just about keeping that level and try to fight for more and more titles. Hopefully for a higher level of titles,” Minaur concluded.
The World No.18 will commence the 2020 season at the first edition of the ATP Cup. He will represent Australia alongside Nick Kyrgios and John Millman.
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