Former Australian world No. 53 Sam Groth is excited to see Alex de Minaur returning to action this week in Acapulco but he hopes the promising Australian isn't rushing his comeback. De Minaur, who started the season at the inaugural ATP Cup, won his first two matches of the year but then lost his following two clashes at the event.
The Australian then suffered a big blow as an abdominal tear issue forced him to withdraw from the Adelaide International and Australian Open. A month and a half later -- after a lot of work done on the beach of Bahamas -- the 21-year-old is set to return to action in Acapulco, where he plays Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round.
"He (de Minaur) was doing a lot of beach work so hopefully his body's recovered. He's recovered pretty quickly, hopefully he's making the right decision and not coming back too quick," Groth told The First Serve.
De Minaur, ranked at No. 25 in the world, made the Acapulco quarterfinal in his debut a year ago before losing to world No. 2 Rafael Nadal.