Former Australian Open Champion Jim Courier recently spoke about rising Australian Alex de Minaur and was hugely impressed by the potential he possesses. “Look where he is standing! When Federer and Nadal and Djokovic play Berdych, they don’t stand there to return serve,” Courier said.
“They give more space to respect the speed. He’s fearless at 18.” Even though the Australian was trailing in his first round match against Tomas Berdych, he did not lose heart. “There’s a lot to like about this youngster,” Courier remarked. “His attitude might just be the best thing.” De Minaur has had an amazing Australian Summer where he first reached the Semifinals of the Brisbane International followed by an amazing run to the finals of the Sydney International.
Due to his amazing runs in these two tournaments, the rising Australian is knocking on the Top-100 door and is presently ranked at a career-best ranking of No.127 on the ATP Charts. ALSO READ Roger Federer: 'I don't think a 36-year-old should be a favourite'