De Minaur makes early exit at Estoril Open

Australian young gun Alex de Minaur has made a shock early exit at the ATP Tour’s Estoril Open, losing his first-round clash to lowly ranked local Joao Domingues.

World No.27 De Minaur was upset 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 by Portugal’s Domingues, ranked 187 spots below his fancied opponent, in just under two hours.

Upset loss: Alex de Minaur.

Upset loss: Alex de Minaur.Credit:EPA

De Minaur had his serve broken four times after winning less than half of the points on his second serves.

An all-Australian showdown between John Millman and Bernard Tomic highlights the first-round action on Tuesday night (AEST) while 19-year-old Sydneysider Alexei Popyrin qualified and will face Portugal’s Joao Sousa in his main draw opener.

In other first-round action on Monday, American Reilly Opelka, Guido Andreozzi of Argentina and Japane’s Yoshihito Nishioka all won to advance to the second round.





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