Alex de Minaur rediscovering form in Madrid


Australia’s Alex de Minaur is thru to the second spherical at an ATP 1000 match in Spain.

Madrid, Spain, 3 Could 2021 | Leigh Rogers

Alex de Minaur has scored a hard-fought first-round win on the Madrid Masters.

The Australian defeated Spanish wildcard Jaume Munar 4-6 7-5 6-1 in two hours and 22 minutes. World No.88-ranked Munar had led 6-4 4-2, forcing De Minaur to dig deep to win the match.

“I informed myself that no matter occurred, I used to be going to remain constructive the entire manner. Even when it didn’t go my manner, no less than I wasn’t going to lose that match due to my angle,” De Minaur stated. “It labored out in the present day.”

It was a much-needed win for the 22-year-old De Minaur, who had misplaced 5 of his previous six matches.

“That is a type of wins that actually helps your morale, helps construct a variety of confidence,” stated the world No.25.

“It was about an hour and a half of me not being too comfy on the market, not taking part in my finest tennis figuring out I might carry the next stage, however simply not executing. I’m simply very proud how I hung in there. I simply saved going, saved making an attempt to remain constructive and finally saved placing myself ready to interrupt. It lastly went my manner and I used to be capable of play some significantly better tennis and tennis that I needed to play. (I’m) very joyful.”

De Minaur will play both No.13 seed Grigor Dimitrov or Lloyd Harris within the second spherical.

In the meantime, Australia’s Alexei Popyrin earned his place in the primary draw with a straight-sets win in opposition to France’s Arthur Cazaux within the closing spherical of qualifying. He performs Munich finalist Jan-Lennard Struff within the first spherical.

Aussies in motion – Madrid

Males’s singles, first spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS)
d Jaume Munar (ESP) 4-6 7-5 6-1

Males’s qualifying singles, closing spherical
[10] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d [WC] Arthur Cazaux (FRA) 7-5 7-6(0)

Ladies’s singles, third spherical
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) 
v (14) Iga Swiatek (POL)

Males’s singles,  first spherical
John Millman (AUS) v [12] Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
[Q] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)

Males’s singles, second spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS)

Ladies’s doubles, second spherical
Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) v [5] Alexa Guarchi (CHI)/Desirae Krawczyk (USA)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v John Friends (AUS)/Michael Venus (NZL)


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