29 Apr - 20:36

Alex de Minaur upset at Millennium Estoril Open 1st round

Aussie Alex de Minaur, ranked 27 and six seed at Millennium Estoril Open, lost a three set battle to João Domingues, whom was playing before his crowd. It's the most important win in the entire career of the portuguese player.

It was one of the most expected matches of the first round of Millennium Estoril Open main draw, and it didn't dissapoint those who where at Estádio Millennium. The portuguese crowd obviously cheered with the victory of their beloved player João Domingues: 6-2, 2-6 and 6-2 was the final result.

Both players had never met before. De Minaur had been out of competition since his presence at Indian Wells due to a groin injury, and was surprised by Domingues, who had already declared his preference for clay courts, unlike his today's opponent. The portuguese took the lead early on the first set, and didn't find it hard to close it. 

The roles were reversed in the second, with the australian naturally assuming his favouritism, despite his need to ask for medical assistance while 5-2 ahead, as his groin was showing signs of giving in. 

In the deciding set, Domingues once again managed to break De Minaur's serve in the second game, repeating the feat in the eighth game. 

The portuguese player still doesn't know his next opponent, but one thing he knows for sure: he is facing another australian player. We'll find out this Tuesday if it is Bernard Tomic or John Millman.