Wonderful foursome to combat for Newcombe Medal

Dylan Alcott, Ash Barty, John Millman and Alex de Minaur will combat out the Newcombe Medal later on this thirty day period following staying brief-shown as finalists.

In what is predicted to be just one of the most demanding workout routines but for Tennis Australia’s panel to pick a winner, all 4 have promises to the most prized personal award in Australian tennis.

Alcott claimed his sixth grand slam title – and 2nd at Flushing Meadows – with US Open up achievement in September following commencing the period in a blaze at Melbourne Park.

The Victorian, 27, gained the Newcombe Medal in 2016.

“I have seriously loved my tennis in 2019 and it has been a large period staying in a position to protect my Australian Open up and US Open up titles,” Alcott explained.

“For me individually and for my activity, nevertheless, using to the courts at the All England Club at Wimbledon was a thing that I will cherish endlessly.

“Australian Tennis has noticed some fantastic effects and reliable performances about the earlier 12 months and which is interesting, specifically as we tactic the Australian Open up in 2019.”

Ash Barty has been nominated for the Newcombe Medal. Picture: Ian Currie

Ash Barty has been nominated for the Newcombe Medal. Image: Ian CurrieSupply:Information Corp Australia

Barty, who gained the Newcombe Medal past period, completed an great period with a prosper, introducing the WTA Elite Trophy singles title to US Open up doubles achievement with CoCo Vandeweghe.

The Queenslander is just one of only two lady keeping best-20 singles and doubles rankings.

“Winning past year’s Newcombe Medal was an outstanding instant for me and to be nominated once again is a actual honour,” Barty explained.

“The objective for me this yr was to construct on 2017 effects and consolidate my position.

“I am very pleased of what my group and I accomplished, the US Open up doubles title with CoCo Vandeweghe and ending the yr with the WTA Elite Trophy acquire ended up definite highlights.

“I just can’t wait around to start out the 2019 period at household in entrance of Aussie lovers.”

Millman, 29, arrived at the US Open up quarters with a amazing upset of globe No two Roger Federer.

That achievement elevated Millman to a profession-significant mark of No 33 following commencing the yr at No 128.

The Queenslander’s exertion to acquire two ATP Tour Challengers and access his very first ATP Tour remaining in Budapest noticed him nominated for the Tour’s comeback participant of the yr award.

He was crushed to the honour by Novak Djokovic.

John Millman had the biggest win of his career at the US Open. Picture: Angus Mordant

John Millman experienced the most important acquire of his profession at the US Open up. Image: Angus MordantSupply:Information Corp Australia

“I sense honoured to be nominated along with this sort of a proficient team of gamers and it will be fantastic to arrive with each other and rejoice our achievements with the relaxation of the tennis neighborhood,” Millman explained.

De Minaur completed the period as Australia’s best-rated male following a breakout yr.

The 19-yr-previous was lauded as the ATP Tour’s newcomer of the yr following building the 3rd spherical at Wimbledon and the US Open up.

He was runner-up at past week’s Upcoming Gen Finals in Milan.

“Last yr I was privileged plenty of to be named Junior Athlete of the Calendar year and to go up the ranks this yr and be nominated for the Newcombe Medal is seriously interesting for me,” de Minaur explained.

Australian tennis’ greatest personal accolade will be awarded on November 26 at the once-a-year awards ceremony at Crown Palladium.

The Newcombe Medal will be offered along with 14 other award types as portion of the 2018 Newcombe Medal.


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