De Minaur Making Waves on ATP Tour
Alex de Minaur is only 20 years old, but is already showing evidence of just how much potential he holds, having won his 3rd ATP title of 2019 in Zhuhai, defeating Adrian Mannarino 7-6 6-4 in the final. De Minaur had been in great form all week, most notably defeating a resilient Andy Murray and in truth, his opponent did well to stay with him for as long as he did.
“It was a really tough match. I had a lot of chances and I felt like Adrian just played better than I did in those moments. I just told myself I had to try and take control of the point and just try to dictate as much as I could and I hit a great ball and I’m happy it ended there,” De Minaur said.
De Minaur has cemented his position in the Race to Milan for the NextGen Finals and has edged closer to the top 20, moving to a career high ranking of 24.
Next for the Tour are 2 ATP 500s in Beijing and Tokyo, where Djokovic will look to bounce back from the injury that cut short his US Open campaign, while the the likes of Thiem and Tsitsipas will look to continue their campaign to qualify for the World Tour Finals.
Written by Emre Saridogan