Daniel Evans urges tennis world not to sleep on rising Alex de Minaur

Tennis: Evans praises de Minaur after their Nottingham Challenger final match.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Daniel Evans urges tennis world not to sleep on rising Alex de Minaur

Great Britain's Daniel Evans dropped a praise on rising star Alex de Minaur after their Nottingham Challenger final clash. 19-year-old de Minaur beat the Briton in a tight final 7-6 (4) 7-5. De Minaur dropped just one set in five matches played at the Nottingham Challenger.

The Australian was pushed into a three-setter against Canadian Peter Polansky in the quarter-final -- but easily won the decider. De Minaur ended runner-up at the Surbiton Challenger a week ago. The Australian entered the top-100 for the first time in his career following his Surbiton campaign as he climbed up to No.

96 in the world. De Minaur continues his rankings rise as he is now ranked at No. 78 following his Nottingham campaign. De Minaur ended runner-up at the Sydney International in the second week of the season. "All credit to Alex.

Look out for him in the future, in bigger tournaments than Challengers. It's been a great week, and hopefully I'll come back next year," Evans said. Also read: ATP Stuttgart: Wildcards Philipp Petzschner and Tim Puetz claim title

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