Alex de Minaur is certainly tuned up for Wimbledon…
The 22-year-old Uruguayan-Spanish Australian player won the first grass-court title of his career at the Eastbourne tournament on Saturday.
The No. 2-seeded de Minaur came back to edge No. 3 seed Lorenzo Sonego 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) over more than 2 1/2 hours in a men’s final in which each player collected the same number of total points, 107-107.
That gave de Minaur his fifth career ATP title and second of 2021. All eight previous finals he had appeared in were on hard courts, including his championship at Antalya, Turkey, in January.
The best Grand Slam showing for de Minaur also came on a hard court with a quarterfinal run at last year’s U.S. Open.
He’s been as far as the third round at Wimbledon.
de Minaur is assured of moving up from No. 18 to a career-high No. 15 in the ATP rankings next week.
Play begins at the All England Club on Monday.
He goes into Wimbledon on an 8-2 roll on grass this month, including a semifinal appearance at Queen’s Club last week.