By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday June 24, 2021
Alex de Minaur is emerging as a threat to make a run at Wimbledon, while at the same time proving that he’s got a keen sense of balance.
Watch as the Aussie, who has now won six of seven grass court matches in 2021, walks tennis’ version of a tightrope and manages to stay in this point against South Korea’s Soon Woo Kwon at Eastbourne, without touching the net.
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De Minaur, who is seeded 15th at Wimbledon and will face Sebastian Korda in the first round, made a remarkable recovery against Kwon to track down his lob, then finished the point off with a volley into the open court.
The 22-year-old Aussie locked down a 6-3, 7-6(2) victory and will face Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego for the title.
Sonego defeated Max Purcell 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final on Friday in Eastbourne.
Neither De Minaur nor Sonego has ever claimed a title on grass before.