Alex De Minaur ready to challenge Novak Djokovic in Tokyo


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Alex De Minaur ready to challenge Novak Djokovic in Tokyo

Alex De Minaur had a great and busy week in Zhuhai winning five matches to conquer the title. The Australian beat Adrian Mannarino in a championship clash and after the final, he spoke about his own chances to win the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo this week.

It will be far from easy for De Minaur as Novak Djokovic is the top seed. "Obviously it would be amazing. I mean, I would sign anywhere to get another title, finish the year. But this was a real big goal of ours. After the U.S.

Open, I had a very good week there, still felt like I could perform and had a little bit of chances and opportunities that flew away, but we made sure we came back, trained really hard to make sure to finish the year strong.

That was one of my goals. I want to keep on pushing, hopefully I can have -- I've got four more ATPs to go and I've got to push as hard as I can to keep putting myself in good positions. So I'll do everything I can to recover and on we go to Tokyo", he said.

Asked how he will celebrate the Zhuhai title, De Minaur replied: "Me and my team, we have been thinking and I think we're going to stop at Burger King on the way back to the hotel. (Laughter.) We have been seeing it every single day and we have all been eating healthy and being a good team, but I think that we all got to celebrate with a Burger King and then maybe when I get back to the hotel maybe some room service, desert or something like that."