Like all the other players, Alex de Minaur has been in isolation in recent days due to a coronavirus, staying in his training camp in Alicante and admitting there is not much to do. World no. 26 can't go out except for a supermarket or hospital, staying at home and develop some new skills in the days with no tennis.
Besides Netflix, Alex spent some time on TikTok application and he also tries to cook for the first time in his life. Eager to stay positive, de Minaur hopes for the restart of the tennis season as soon as possible, urging everyone to stay at home until then.
Former world no. 18 claimed three ATP titles in 2019, conquering Sydney, Atlanta and Zhuhai, winning 41 matches overall and finishing the season with the final run at the Next Gen Masters and three wins at the Davis Cup Finals, including ones over Denis Shapovalov and David Goffin.
Things have not been that good for the youngster in 2020, though, opening it with back-to-back wins at the ATP Cup before suffering an injury due to abdominal tear that forced him to skip the Australian Open. "We're not allowed to leave the house unless we are going to the supermarket or hospital," de Minaur said.
"It's pretty bad over here. The problem is I've got way too much time on my hands; there is only so much Netflix you can watch. I probably lost my head for a day or two on TikTok, when all of this started happening. Also, I never thought I would cook.
It's been a pretty bad year, but what can you do; it's not the end of the world but just a big bump in the road where everyone is trying to do whatever they can to be as positive as possible. I'll be ready whenever tennis starts back again. Until then, stay home and stay safe."