Pro tennis can be a lonely lifestyle.
Alex de Minaur has found strength and support in his relationship with girlfriend and WTA pro Katie Boulter.
The 24th-ranked Aussie said the couple serve as a mutual support system.
“Oh, yeah, she’s amazing,” de Minaur said. “Yeah, I guess it’s the beauty of us being both in the same sport. We kind of understand each other.
“We know what to expect, how we can help each other in certain situations.”
Boulter, who upset 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova to reach the Wimbledon third round for the first time last summer, lost in the second round of Australian Open qualifying this week.
De Minaur and Boulter, who frequently sit in each other’s support boxes during matches, will celebrate their three-year anniversary as a couple in March.
Given the pressure-packed lifestyle of a tennis pro, de Minaur said he’s grateful Boulter has his back.
“Tennis is a very stressful lifestyle, as it is,” de Minaur told the media in Melbourne. “It’s always great to have a partner that you can kind of count on, help you out here and there.
“It works both ways. I’m there to help her when she needs it. We kind of know what to say in certain situations ’cause we’re in the same world, which is always good.”
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