Australia’s Alex de Minaur is 2-0 in a return to competitive tennis, although it is only in exhibition matches.
After bunkering down in Alicante, Spain during the quarantine period de Minaur is competing at the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge.
World No. 26 de Minaur defeated Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 on Friday and followed that up with a win over Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday.
He will next face world No.12 Roberto Bautista Agut on Sunday. Both players are undefeated in the round-robin format.
The matches are being played on clay courts with an umpire and ball kids. The line judges are not being used to limit the number of people involved.
Against world No. 25 Carreno Busta the Australian was up 4-2 before getting pegged back. de Minaur broke for 6-5 and served out the first set.
In the second set de Minaur got one break of serve and that was enough to seal the match.
The 21-year-old Australian last played at the ATP 500 in Acapulco when he lost in the first round against Miomir Kecmanovic from Serbia. It was the Australian’s first match back from an injury he sustained during the ATP Cup.