/ 12 January 2024

No pressure, Alex…

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

As the Australian Open serves off on Sunday, Aussie 10th seed Alex de Minaur is shouldering the hopes of the nation. He’s recently notched up wins over some top-10 players, and he’ll need to be in top form from the get-go with the tournament draw released yesterday revealing he will start off against Canadian/former world #3 Milos Raonic. But if being in the right headspace is half the battle, Raonic better look out because de Minaur says it’s been “a goal of mine for a while to make the deep end of the slams … so why not this Australian Open coming up?” And in the women’s draw, world #1 Iga Swiatek hasn’t got an easy run either, with some top players returning from pregnancy or injury. Are you wondering what Nick Kyrgios is up to this time around? He will commentate for broadcaster Eurosport alongside Boris Becker, a bloke he really doesn’t get along with. Yikes… 

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