De Minaur conquers the grass of ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The Australian lifts his ninth ATP Tour title

June 16, 2024

Libema Open

By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Alex de Minaur continues to become one of the biggest names on the ATP Tour. The Australian lifted the first grass trophy of his career this Sunday, the ninth that already rests on his record, proclaiming himself champion at the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch to underline his growing versatility.

The No. 9 in the PIF ATP Rankings defeated the American Sebastian Korda 6-2, 6-4 in a high-intensity final, where he imposed the speed of his legs on a surface that leaves no room for doubt. In the best moment of his career, the one from Sydney breaks down another personal barrier and decisively attacks one of the most demanding tours of the season.

“This title gives me the best position of my career, that is always a small bonus,” acknowledged De Minaur, who will climb to world No. 7 this Monday. “My first week on grass couldn’t have been more positive, I’m looking forward to competing at Queen’s and the entire grass tour with a smile on my face. I’m happy to have been able to add a victory in the Netherlands.”

“Obviously it was a great match. The conditions were difficult and Seb is a wonderful player,” said De Miñaur. “I’m looking forward to playing doubles alongside him next week at Queen’s. I’m very happy with the week. It’s been fantastic, they’re happy days.”

The Australian has a record of 33-11 on the season. After successfully defending his ATP 500 title in Acapulco in February, it is the third year in which he has managed to lift multiple ATP Tour trophies in the same season.

Did you know…?
Alex de Minaur is the third Australian man to win the individual grass trophy at the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Since his introduction to the ATP Tour calendar in the 1990 season, his compatriots Patrick Rafter (1998, 1999, 2000) and Lleyton Hewitt (2001) were the only ones who had touched glory representing tennis. aussie in Netherlands.

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Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/hertogenbosch-2024-final-de-minaur-korda

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