WATCH: Alex De Minaur Goes All Out Hitting the Shot of the Tournament at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/02/2021, 9:16 AM EDT
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


Australian tennis player Alex De Minaur is competing at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Prior to the Championships, he won the singles title in Eastbourne. Unfortunately, he lost in the opening round singles match at the All England Club. However, he’s competing in the doubles event.

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Yesterday, during his doubles match, Alex De Minaur hit one of the most impossible shots in tennis. During the match, all four players were standing near the service box and exchanged volley and drop shots. At one point, the opponent places a tight-angeled drop shot which went moving away off the court. 

Tennis – ATP 250 – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, Britain – June 26, 2021 Australia’s Alex de Minaur in action during his final match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Alex De Minaur leaves people off their seats 

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At that point, the Australian athlete went running, giving it his all. Successfully, he managed to hit the ball back after connecting the shot way outside the court. In the end, he won the point and ended up falling flat without damaging himself in any possible way. 

The rest of the three players on the court were shell-shocked and applauded the effort from De Minaur. The Australian had partnered with fellow countryman Matt Reid. They won their opening round match against the British pair of Luke Johnson and Anton Matusevich. 

Speaking about De Minaur’s performance in the singles category, he lost in the first round to America’s Sebastian Korda. It was a close-fought battle and the match ended in four sets. After winning the title last week in Eastbourne, the Australian player would surely feel disappointed.

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

Besides De Mianur, his fellow compatriot Nick Kyrgios is performing well at the Championships this year. After winning his tricky first-round match, Kyrgios cruised through in the second round and has booked a meeting with Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round.  

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Coming back to Alex, he and Reid will be facing the No. 1 seeds Nikola Mektic Mate Pavic in the following round on Friday. It will be an interesting and tough battle but let’s see who emerges on top. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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