Alex de Minaur who is Australia’s no.1 tennis player, is seeded no. 21 at this year’s Australian Open. The man from Sydney who is coached by Lleyton Hewitt has a similar style of play and carries the same never say die attitude on court. His first round opponent is American Tennys Sandgren. Sandgren is currently ranked at no.50 in the world, but has been ranked as high as no.41 in the past. He has also reached the Quarter Finals of the Australian Open twice before, in 2018 and 2020.
- Fixture: Alex de Minaur vs Tennys Sandgren
- Date: 9 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $ 60,239 (USD)
Alex de Minaur vs Tennys Sandgren : Preview
Minaur comes into the tournament high on confidence and with a Title under his belt, the Antalya Cup. Apart from that, he also reached the Quarter Finals of last year’s US Open. Tennys Sandgren though hasn’t been in the best of forms since Tennis resumed post the lockdown. Even in the recently concluded Adelaide International, he crashed out in the second round.
Alex de Minaur vs Tennys Sandgren : Head-to-Head
These two players have never met before on the ATP Circuit, so the H2H is 0-0.
Alex de Minaur vs Tennys Sandgren : Prediction
de Minaur’s stock is on the rise. His recent title win suggests he is in good form, and coupled with that will be the fact that he is a local lad. Everything considered, Tennys Sandgren will have a tough time against the Australian.
Match Prediction: Minaur to win in 4 sets.