Alex de Minaur blasts Australian Open organizers over their schedule

14 January, 2019, 18:16 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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After the postponement of the match the previous night due to rain, de Minaur has just five hours to rest up and recover before his final against Andreas Seppi, has had an extra night up his sleeve to rest and prepare.

Alex de Minaur won two matches in a day to claim his first ATP Tour title in his hometown at the Sydney International.

"It's always really tough to play my mate, a guy that I've grown up with and seen as a big brother to me", De Minaur said after the match.

De Minaur and Seppi are set to fly to Melbourne in the next few hours to compete in the Australian Open tournament, which is the first ATP Grand Slam event of the 2019 season.

The 23-year-old Sharma, ranked 232 in the world, came through qualifying last week to earn her spot in the main draw and she took advantage of Ho's struggles in the heat during the third set to advance to the second round.


The world No.29's court coverage was enormous as always, regularly chasing down his Italian opponent's forehands and wearing the 34-year-old down over the 2hr 5min clash to make amends for last year's final loss to Daniil Medvedev.

Forced to serve to stay in the match as early as the end of the second set, the Czech star Kvitova hit back to break Barty for the first time to take the set and send the match to a decider.

It was also fitting he joined Hewitt as a 19-year-old victor, given there was so much about the Australian Davis Cup team captain - who again sat in his players' box - in the victory. I sought clarification with Craig Tiley (Australian Open tournament director) yesterday with regards to it and he explained how he made that decision because they wanted their defending champions playing on the first night and that's not unusual that's what happens at Wimbledon aswell, Alex has accepted that and he's ready to go today.

"I'm extremely proud of myself".

"A lot of work, a lot of training, a lot of sacrifice goes into even making a final and to get a win, I'm speechless". I felt like I was moving well. I feel like I'm a much better player.

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