Both Sam Groth and Jim Courier are very complimentary of Alex De Minaur’s veteran-like demeanour out there. It’s just been a thoroughly professional outing from the Aussie so far.
“He’s got a steely look of determination right now,” Groth said on Nine’s coverage.
“You sometimes forget that he’s 22 years of age, feels like he’s been around forever already.
“For a young man, carrying that pressure of being the number one ranked player in your country with a home Slam, it’s certainly something I’m sure he’s spoken about with Lleyton at some stage.”
“One thing you don’t have to question is his commitment,” Courier adds. “His commitment is there, the effort, the professionalism.”
“I liked what I heard him say in his post-match interview after the first match, about how he’s trying to make being positive on the court a real focus, trying to keep that good energy up and not beat himself up when things aren’t going his way.
“It’s hard enough out here when your opponent is beating you up, you don’t need to punch yourself at the same time. It’s not easy to restrain yourself for every player because you want it so badly, and boy is it clear that Alex wants it.”