Stubbs corrects Tennis Channel's blunder about de Minaur's French Open achievement

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 at 16:39
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Rennae Stubbs, the ex-coach of former world number one Serena Williams, has once again highlighted the mistake made by the Tennis Channel after Australia’s Alex de Minaur won the French Open.
The second Grand Slam is approaching its business end, and the remaining players are giving their all to secure the ultimate prize.
One of the most surprising names to appear in the quarterfinal in the men’s singles category is Australia’s Alex de Minaur, who caused a big upset and defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev with a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.
After the match, the Tennis Channel ran information on their broadcast where they claimed that the 25-year-old became the first Australian to book a place in the quarterfinal of the French Open since 2004.
Stubbs, in a post on her official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter — where she not only corrected the Tennis Channel and wrote he is neither the first Australian nor the first Australian player to book a place in the last-eight at the Roland Garros.
“HUGE congrats to @alexdeminaur so happy for you mate!!! LFG 🇦🇺! BUT @TennisChannel Demon is the first Aussie MALE since Hewitt. If u recall @bambamsam30 did this a whole lot of times after 2004. Like finals, semis etc. so can we please get those graphics right. Thanks!,” she wrote.
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Alex de Minaur defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev with a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to book a place in the quarterfinal of the French Open.
Stubbs went on to remind us that former world number one Ashleigh Barty, who is also an Australian, won the French Open in 2019. "Oh, and @ashbarty won the whole thing!" she wrote.
De Minaur will face Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the last-eight clash of the mega-event on Wednesday. The current world number managed to book his place in the quarterfinal at the Roland Garros for the fourth consecutive year after beating Denmark’s Holger Rune with a score of 4-6, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6, 6-2.

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