Alex de Minaur
Alex de Minaur

ALICANTE expat Alex de Minaur made it to the second round of the Australian Open after being granted a wildcard.

The 17 year old, who moved from Australia to Alicante when he was five, showed incredible maturity in his first round match after coming through a tough five-setter against world No.68 Gerald Melzer in (5-7) (6-3) (2-6) (7-6) (6-1).

He held his own in the opening set against world no.31 and American Sam Querrey in the second round, but after losing it in a nail-biting tie break, De Minaur failed to maintain the pressure, losing (6-7) (0-6) (1-6).

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