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Following a career-best run at Roland Garros, Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur is worked up to show his consideration to the grass-court swing.

Paris, France, 6 June 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Alex de Minaur is leaving Roland Garros along with his head held excessive.

The 25-year-old, who turned the primary Australian to progress to the lads’s singles quarterfinals on the clay-court Grand Slam match in 20 years, was upbeat after bowing out in opposition to world No.4 Alexander Zverev in Paris at present.

“Each time I step out on court docket, I’m by no means going half-heartedly,” De Minaur stated. “I’m at all times going to depart my coronary heart on the market.

“I’m extraordinarily happy with my efforts all through the 2 weeks. Even at present I believe I put up a hell of a combat in adversarial circumstances in opposition to a top quality opponent.”

De Minaur admitted the cooler temperatures throughout the night session at Courtroom Philippe-Chatrier didn’t assist his probabilities in opposition to the assured Zverev, who has superior to his fourth consecutive semifinal on the match.

“Zverev loves gradual circumstances. I believe it’s no secret,” the world No.11 stated. “His greatest floor is the clay. You place that plus an evening match, clearly somebody like myself it’s a bit of bit tougher to penetrate and harm him on the market.”

“(However) I’m nonetheless proud of the best way I confirmed up.”

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De Minaur is now trying ahead “to leaping on the grass”.

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“I positive hope I’m not working as a lot on the grass,” he smiled. “I’ll do my greatest to attempt to dictate a bit of bit extra, and I’m hoping that my ball goes to penetrate a bit of bit extra. However yeah, I’m excited for the grass, excited to, you recognize, let the floor assist me out a bit of bit on the market.”

De Minaur was a boys’ singles finalist at Wimbledon in 2016. He additionally gained an ATP grass-court singles title at Eastbourne in 2021 and was a finalist on the prestigious Queen’s Membership final 12 months.

“It’s at all times an amazing a part of the season for me,” he stated. “We’ll see the way it goes this 12 months, as a result of I’ve by no means gone so deep right here in French, so hopefully that takes quite a lot of momentum and confidence on to the grass.”

De Minaur might return to clay subsequent month, with the Olympic Video games to be held at Roland Garros.

The Australian Olympic tennis staff, which De Minaur is more likely to be a part of, will probably be confirmed in coming weeks.

“I confirmed that I’m completely succesful,” De Minaur stated of his new clay-court prowess. “It sort of exhibits that there’s no purpose why I can’t placed on a very good displaying (on the Olympics) and carry out and win matches. I’ll be trying ahead to it. I believe will probably be a bit of bit hotter, so it needs to be enjoyable.”

Within the meantime, De Minaur’s instant focus is on taking a well-earned break.

“We’ll in all probability get on the golf course the following couple of days, play some golf,” he stated of his plans.

“So I’ll (quickly) be on the grass on a golf course and on the grass on a tennis court docket.”

Aussies in motion – Roland Garros

RESULTS
Males’s singles, quarterfinals
[4] Alexander Zverev (GER) d [11] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-4

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