Last Updated on July 14, 2022
Alex de Minaur is young, bold, athletic, and a citizen of the world. His father Anibal is Uruguayan, his mother, Esther comes from Spain, and Alex was born in the very populous and popular Emerald City of Sydney in Australia. De Minaur has roots in South America, Europe, and Australia.
De Minaur’s European connection extends beyond Spain, De Minaur’s Uruguayan Father Anibal used to own an Italian Restaurant. De Minaur also presently has a British Girlfriend, Katie Boulter who is also a tennis player.
Alex de Minaur is a twenty-three-year-old professional men’s Tennis player who plays under the Australian Flag, De Minaur at a point represented the country of Spain having lived there for a long time but has since switched allegiances to his birth country.
De Minaur is presently the 27th-ranked men’s singles player, has achieved a career-high ranking of World No.15 (28 June 2021), and has five career singles titles.
Alex De Minaur has sponsorship deals with Wilson, Asics, TAG Heuer, and the GK Group (via their Ownership of Fairmakrets).
De Minaur moved from Sydney, Australia to Alicante, Spain when he was five years old. Before leaving Sydney, young De Minaur at the age of three had begun playing tennis.
De Minaur would continue his involvement in tennis in Alicante and it is there he would first meet his present coach, Adolfo Gutierrez. De Minaur returned to Australia at the age of thirteen and he holds dual Citizenship from Spain and Australia.
De Minaur would make his Grand Slam debut at the 2017 Australian Open. That year he would also play in the French Open and the US Open.
2018 would see De Minaur make all four Grand Slams, break into the world men’s singles top 50 rankings debuting at No.45. He made the final of the 2018 Next Generation ATP Finals, won his first challenger level title at the 2018 Nottingham Open, and replaced Nick Gyrgios as Australia’s top-ranked men’s tennis player.
2019 saw De Minaur improve on his 2018 form, winning three ATP Singles Titles at the 2019 Sydney International, the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open, and the 2019 Zhuhai Championship. De Minaur’s successes would see him break into the top 20 Men’s Rankings at World No.18. De Minaur would also play his second Next Generation ATP Finals final at the 2019 edition of the event losing to Jannik Sinner.
De Minaur ended the year 2020 as the World No.23 ranked men’s player, and reached his first Grand Slam Quarter Final at the 2019 US Open.
De Minaur won his fourth ATP singles title, the 2021 Antalya Open at the start of the 2021 season, the grass-court season brought another title with De Minaur winning the 2021 Eastbourne International just a week before the start of Wimbledon. A Wimbledon first-round exit, a positive Covid-19 test that kept him out of the Tokyo Olympics, and a sub-par performance in the second half of 2021 would see De Minaur slip in the Rankings. He would finish the year ranked World No.34.
Improved performance in the year 2022 has seen De Minaur climb seven places in the rankings since the year began as he works to put his 2021 slip behind him. He reached the fourth round of both the 2022 Australian Open and 2022 Wimbledon, an improvement on his last year’s performance at both events.
De Minaur is headed in the right direction, he would have to avoid the woes of last year and not slip in the second half of the Year 2022.
Alex De Minaur Current Coach
Muy Grande @alexdeminaur con su primer título @ATP_Tour con 19 años!! Mucho trabajo detrás con Adolfo Gutierrez elegido “Mejor Coach Masculino 2018 x @rptenis en la Semana del Tenis Profesional!! Enhorabuena!! Seguro vendrán muchos más… pic.twitter.com/RaDDv9JBRJ— Luis Mediero (@luismediero) January 15, 2019
Alex De Minaur and his primary coach Aldolfo Gutierrez have been together since De Minaur was nine years old and training in Alicante, Spain.
De Minaur also has a long-standing mentorship relationship with Former World No.1, and two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt.
De MInaur’s team also consists of a licensed physio and fitness coach Emilio who also lectures at the University Miguel Hernandez.
De Minaur also has a sports psychologist Jose Antonio on his coaching team. Jose Antonio helps De Minaur in the training of his mind, looking after his mental health and fitness. Antonio is also from Alicante.
Alicante native Adolfo Guttierez Ferrol played tennis professionally but never achieved Tour Level success. Adolfo Gutierrez is director of 40-15 Club Deportivo, a tennis academy based in Alicante, Spain that offers tennis classes, and competitions for kids and adults of all levels of levels. Gutierrez also doubles as Alex de Minaur’s primary on-tour coach.
Adolfo Gutierrez has also occasionally helped coach his brother, Spanish professional tennis player, Sergio Gutierrez Ferrol. Sergio retired from tennis in 2013 but returned four years later and reached a career career-high of World No.153 but has since retired. Sergio now works with his brother Adolfo as one of the coaches at Club 40-15.
Adolfo Gutierrez has known Alex De Minaur since De Minaur was seven and has been De Minaur’s coach since De Minaur was nine years old. The pair have had a budding, successful relationship for over a decade.
Under Guttierez’s training, the Speed Demon as De Minaur is fondly called honed his game, court agility, and playing style.
Gutierrez coached De Minaur to his first real taste of success at the 2016 Australian Open boys’ doubles title which De Minaur won alongside compatriot Blake Ellis just before De Minaur turned seventeen. De Minaur was ranked as high as second in the junior circuit.
Guttierez has worked extensively with young De Minaur throughout his amateur and professional tennis career propelling him through to his highs and nurturing him through his lows.
Guttierez has guided De Minaur from when he was a boy learning the beautiful game of tennis, to his emergence as one of tennis’ young prospects, to his ascendance as one of Australia’s brighter stars, all the way to De Minaur becoming a force to reckon with on the tennis circuit.
Five ATP tour singles titles, an ever-present top 50 ranking, and a huge capacity for massive improvement have been the reward for all of Guttierrez’s faith and work with Alex De Minaur.
Video: Alex de Minaur training with his coach Adolfo Gutierrez
Former Australian World No.1, two-time Grand Slam Champion, and sometimes Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has over the years come to be a mainstay in Alex de Minaur’s camp.
Hewitt and De Minaur have never actually come to a coaching arrangement but Hewitt is frequently in De Minaur’s coaching area at tournaments beside Gutierrez.
Hewitt has worked quite extensively with De Minaur over the years acting as a mentor to the younger Australian. Hewitt may see a younger version of himself in De Minaur, there are after all similarities between them in terms of attitude, gameplay, and nationality.
Hewitt has a tremendous trove of tour experience that De Minaur has time and time again drank from. Hewitt has made himself available to De Minaur for advice, tactics, practice sessions, and even mental pushes, doing everything within his power to assist De Minaur to ascend to the very summit of tennis as he did.
Hewitt’s presence in De Minaur’s camp has been a huge boost for all involved with De Minaur hoping to match Hewitt’s tour success, or perhaps even better surpass them – Every Mentor’s dream for those in their charge.
De Minaur Former Coaches
Alex de Minaur’s rise to stardom started when he started tennis lessons at the age of three in Sydney. His first coaches at the Sydney Private Tennis Academy where De Minaur took his first tennis steps were Jack Dock and Cindy Dock, both former professional tennis athletes.
Cindy Dock still practiced with the young talented De Minaur when she visited Spain while she was playing the 2005 WTA tour Circuit in Europe. De Minaur was six years old at the point. As his first coach, Dock recognized the immense talent of Alex de Minaur early on and massively encouraged his growth and progress. Cindy Dock would be immensely proud of the player Alex de Minaur is becoming.
Alex de Minaur’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Alex de Minaur under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years Of Cooperation||Title|
|Adolfo Gutierrez||2008-Present||2021 – Eastbourne, Antalya|
2019 – Zhuhai, Atlanta, Sydney