Alex de Minaur to play at inaugural edition of Zhuhai Championships


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Alex de Minaur to play at inaugural edition of Zhuhai Championships

Rising Australian star Alex de Minaur has signed up to play at the inaugural edition of the Zhuhai Championships, the tournament announced on Twitter. The Australian is the fourth confirmed player for this year's Zhuhai event.

In April, the tournament announced its first three participants as world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, five-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios and this year's Wimbledon semifinalist Roberto Bautista Agut are all expected to play in Zhuhai.

The de Minaur signing is another positive step toward having a strong player field for its inaugural edition. However, world No. 29 de Minaur hasn't been playing his best tennis in recent months mainly due to health issues.

The 20-year-old made a strong start to the season as he won his maiden ATP title in Sydney before he was struck by bad form and health issues. Former world No. 24 de Minaur has won only three matches since making the Acapulco quarterfinal in February as he will certainly be motivated to improve his season in the second half of the year. The Zhuhai Championships is due to be held from September 23-29.