Published On: December 30th, 2023
The Australian tennis fraternity always had a hero, a torchbearer in each generation. Some of us can hark back to Lleyton Hewitt before the Federer-Nadal-Djokovic tripartite took world tennis to new heights of sporting excellence and character.
Alex De Minaur, Australia’s No.1 men’s tennis player, was thwarted a rank shy of the top 10 ATP men’s rankings in October 2023. Better performances in the Davis Cup and the United Cup might have pushed him in, but he has a long road ahead at just 24 years of age.
While one can’t compare generational talents like Federer, who remains the most popular men’s tennis player among the Aussie kids in Australia, Alex comes second, and that’s more than commendable.
Alex De Minaur Ranking in 2023 Brings Back Old Memories
Back in 1905 (that’s 118 years ago), Rodney Heath became the first Australian to win the Australian Open.
Former world no.1 Lleyton Hewitt remains arguably the most successful Australian male tennis player. He won 2 major titles in a commendable top-level tennis career, coming against the best over the years, including Sampras and Agassi, other than the Federers.
Hewitt is acting as a mentor to Alex De Minaur, a full-fledged Aussie partnership that is sure to bear more fruit with time.
Is Alex De Minaur Australian?
Alex De Minaur was born in Sydney, Australia. He comes with a rich multicultural heritage. His father, Anibal, is from Uruguay, and his mother, Esther, hails from Spain. They met at an Italian restaurant owned by Anibal on George Street, Sydney.
Alex De Minaur Net Worth
Alex has won a fair share of championships while making his way up the ranks as a prodigal talent in junior championships and is currently ranked 12th in the world as per the latest ATP rankings.
Professional tennis players earn most of their lifetime earnings as match winnings early in their careers. To this end, Alex De Minaur has approximately won close to USD 11 million to date.
As a top 20 ranked player on the ATP, Alex also enjoys substantial rewards for his hard work and talent from off-court avenues like endorsements, among others.
Although there’s no official legit source to cement Alex De Minaur’s net worth, it can be estimated to be around USD 3 million.
Alex De Minaur: An Ambassador for Future Aussie Tennis Prodigies
Australia is one of the world’s core tennis-playing nations. The sport continues to engage more talents from the younger generations and rivals the country’s most famous other sports, including cricket, rugby, soccer and football.
As with any sport today, targeting grassroots development to help coaches hone talents from a young age is crucial to the propagation of any sport.
Alex De Minaur and fellow Aussie tennis pro-Alja Tomljanovic are ambassadors at the Hot Shots Tennis network of tennis coaches and infrastructure. With operations exclusive to Australia, Alex and Alja play a crucial role in inspiring the sport and culture of tennis to the youngest while also sharing critical inputs for the more senior aspirants.
What’s next for Alex De Minaur
Following the disappointing straight-set defeat to Jannick Sinner at the Davis Cup men’s finals, Alex De Minaur also looks at the positives. Australia is the only team to secure back-to-back finals in the Cup yet to secure the title. While losing to a higher-ranked player, Sinner is ranked fourth on the ATP, Alex has ensured a bright future ahead and already looks forward to the next edition hosted in Malaga. Ably led by Lleyton Hewitt as team captain, the Aussies might also get Nick Kyrgios, who hasn’t played the Davis Cup since 2019, available with the team.