Alex De Minaur‘s parents are not from Australia, contrary to popular perception. In fact, Alex has pretty diverse genes. His mother Esther is of Spanish Birth while his father Anibal is Uruguayan. It so happened that both of them met in an Australian city and their unison gave that country one of its brightest tennis prospects.
Anibal is an owner of an Italian restaurant in Sydney(Wow, they really are diverse). The couple has a very copybook love story. Esther went to work at Anibal’s George Street Italian restaurant as a waitress and the pair fell in love. Esther is currently a housekeeper while Anibal shut down the family restaurant business after running it for two decades. He then opened a few car washes in Spain.
Why Is Coach Adolfo Gutierrez so important in Alex’s life?
Alex De Minaur’s parents faced a financial crisis in the year 2011. It was so severe that they could not even afford Alex’s travel expenses, jeopardising his budding tennis career.
Coaches Adolfo Gutierrez and Lleyton HewittThat’s when Alex De Minaur’s longtime coach Adolfo Gutierrez saved the day. He refused to accept any fee from Alex’s parents in return for his training. This helped in saving Alex’s career at a time where he might have had to quit tennis if training became expensive.
Who Else Is There In Alex’s Family?
Alex is the eldest among his four siblings. He has a brother named Dominic and two sisters named Sara and Christina.
Though Alex is a native of Sydney, he shares a strong connection with Spain. In fact, he has dual Australian and Spanish citizenship. After spending the first five years of his life in Sydney, Alex De Minaur and his family moved to Alicante, Spain. Even though he spent most of his life in Spain, De Minaur always felt a strong bond with Australia and hence, ended up playing for the country.
Many Australian fans consider Alex De Minaur to be the future of Australian tennis, largely due to Nick Kyrgios‘ shenanigans. They are not wrong has he has shown a wealth of potential.
Do you think Alex De Minaur has it in him to make it big?