Aussies in motion: De Minaur, Millman to fulfill in Rotterdam

Including to the various all-Australian battles which have already performed out this season, Alex De Minaur and John Millman will meet within the first spherical of this week’s ATP 500 event in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1 March 2021 | Vivienne Christie

A number of weeks in the past, Alex de Minaur and John Millman have been united for Workforce Australia on the ATP Cup – this week, the highest two Australian males will face off on the ATP 500 occasion in Rotterdam.

De Minaur and Millman, ranked world No.23 and world No.39 respectively, are first-round opponents on the ABN AMRO World Tennis Event within the Netherlands.

Will probably be among the many many all-Australian encounters which have already performed out this season.

On the Murray River Open final month, Alex Bolt eradicated fellow South Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in a good first spherical. Harry Bourchier overcame Marc Polmans of their opener, earlier than falling to Nick Kyrgios.

At Australian Open 2021, Sam Stosur defeated Destanee Aiava within the opening spherical and Ash Barty received a second-round battle with countrywoman Daria Gavrilova.

Lizette Cabrera overcame Ajla Tomljanovic within the first spherical of the Phillip Island Trophy, with Olivia Gadecki progressing on the expense of Aiava. 

Maddison Inglis edged previous Stosur in final week’s Adelaide Worldwide and Storm Sanders was a first-round winner over Tomljanovic.

And on the Singapore Tennis Open final week, Matt Ebden defeated Millman within the second spherical earlier than exiting to eventual champion Alexei Popyrin in an all-Australian quarterfinal.

This week, the 22-year-old De Minaur might be aiming to proceed a successful document in opposition to Millman, having triumphed in opposition to the 31-year-old of their solely different tour-level assembly at Zhuhai in 2019.

The winner between De Minaur and Millman will face both Kei Nishikori or No.7 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime within the second spherical, with prime seed Daniil Medvedev a possible quarterfinal opponent.

Whereas ATP and WTA tournaments are additionally underway in Qatar, Lyon and Argentina this week, De Minaur and Millman are the one two Australians in motion.

Aussies in motion this week:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Males’s singles, first spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS) v John Millman (AUS)   

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