Australian-born Alex De Minaur charmed the Wimbledon crowds as he paid a loving tribute to his girlfriend. De Minaur was speaking to the BBC after ending Jack Draper’s chances of advancing through the tournament when he praised Katie Boulter for her performance against last year’s Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova. The tennis star said: “Before we talk about my match, can we just talk about Katie Boulter today?
“I mean, she had a pretty good win herself.”
He continued: “‘m extremely stoked to get this win. It was a battle out there.
“Jack’s a hell of a competitor, hell of a talent, and he’s got a very bright future ahead of him.”
De Minaur,23, and Boulter, 25, have been dating for more than a year and will both return to the courts on Saturday to seek a placement in the next stage of the iconic tennis tournament.
Boulter dedicated her victory over Pliskova to her grandmother, who died on Tuesday as she beat France’s Clara Burel.
She saw off the Czech star in three sets, securing a spot in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
After her win on Tuesday, Boulter revealed she had received a call from her grandfather the evening before the match but he had not informed her about her grandmother’s death.
She said: “He didn’t mention anything, but he kind of gave me the inkling that it might be coming.