Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner - epic tennis rivalries

Alex de Minaur is one of many young players who currently stands out on the ATP tour. Here are his notable rivalries.

Alex de Minaur in a file photo. (Twitter: @AustralianOpen)

Alex de Minaur is one of many young players who currently stands out on the ATP tour. The 22-year-old represents Australia on the international stage, but his lineage is quite noteworthy in itself.

De Minaur‘s father Anibal is from Uruguay and his mother Esther is from Spain. His parents met in Sydney, when Esther came to work as a waitress in Anibal’s restaurant. As a result, De Minaur was born in the city of Sydney but has dual Australian and Spanish citizenship.

He started playing tennis aged 3 in the Sydney Private Tennis Academy at the Parkside Tennis Courts in Kogarah Bay. His first coach was Kerry Dock before Cindy Dock took over the role of teaching him the ropes in the game.

He’s also been mentored by Aussie great Lleyton Hewitt, although they’ve never worked together in an official capacity.

And after some success in the junior ranks – he won the 2016 Australian Open junior boys doubles title alongside Blake Ellis – he turned pro in 2015.

Grand Slam success has thus far eluded De Minaur. However, he’s won 5 titles in men’s singles competition and also won 1 doubles title, meaning his ranking is decent as well.

His best Grand Slam showing up until now has been in the 2020 US Open. There, De Minaur made it to the quarterfinals – the first time he’d made the last eight in a Slam.

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Given his status as one of the sport’s most promising young players, it is thus no surprise that he has mixed it up among the best of the best.

Thus, here we are going to look at his rivalries and his head-to-head record against a number of notable players on the tour.

Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is seen by many as a future Grand Slam winner. De Minaur is also seen as someone who can hang with the big boys in the future.

However, so far their rivalry has been extremely one-sided. In their 5 matches, De Minaur has emerged on top just once.

Total matchesMatches won by De MinaurMatches won by Zverev

De Minaur vs Daniil Medvedev

Another rivalry between two players of the so-called ‘Next Gen’. However, it is also a rivalry that De Minaur is yet to shade.

In fact, he’s never won a match as Medvedev holds a clean 3-0 record against him.

Total matchesMatches won by De MinaurMatches won by Medvedev

Alex vs Jannik Sinner

This is yet another rivalry between two young players, many of whom see as the future of the ATP tour. However, it is also a fairly one-sided one at this point.

Sinner has faced De Minaur twice, and on both occasions it is the Italian who has come out on top.

Total matchesMatches won by De MinaurMatches won by Sinner

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