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For the first time in 24 years, Australia: “The job is not done yet”

For the first time in 24 years, Australia: “The job is not done yet”

The first Grand Slam of the year hasn't started yet in Melbourne but good news has already fallen for Australian tennis. Thanks to his wins against Taylor Fritz, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev at the United Cup, Alex de Minaur will break into the world's top 10. A feat not accomplished by an Aussie since Lleyton Hewitt in 2000.

“This is what I have worked so hard for over the yearsexplained the 24-year-old. It was an important step in my career, but it didn't stop there, the job wasn't done. I want to continue to strive every day to be better and I'm going to enjoy this Australian summer. If I got to this point, it was because a lot of people didn't believe in me. So I am here to prove many people wrong. At the end of the day, I will never be the biggest or strongest guy. I have to adapt and show that I have different and different playing styles. I'm glad I was able to do that.”

With this performance, Alex De Minar joined his compatriots John Newcomb (1973), Rod Laver (1973), Ken Rosewall (1973), Tony Roach (1975), John Alexander (1975), Peter McNamara (1981), Pat. Cash (1984), Patrick Rafter (1997), Mark Philipposis (1999) and Leighton Hewitt (2000).

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