Alex de Minaur achieves huge career-first at French Open as Katie Boulter watches on

Alex de Minaur has reached the third round of the French Open for the first time with a straight-set win over Spaniard Jaume Munar.

It took the 25-year-old eight attempts to finally break his first-round curse at Roland Garros, having failed to reach the last 32 in all seven previous attempts.

However, the world number eleven showed promising form on the French clay court and had no problems in his 7:5, 6:1 and 6:4 victory.

De Minaur’s girlfriend Katie Boulter watched from the stands after she was eliminated from the tournament.

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However, she had every reason to smile on Friday morning (AEST) as De Minaur took just two hours to complete the match, despite several rain-related interruptions throughout the day.

In the third round, De Minaur will face German Jan-Lennard Struff, who knocked out world number 17 Alexander Bublik.

De Minaur proved he is the world’s best friend earlier this week when he showed up on court late at night to watch Boulter play their first-round match.

After his opening win over fiery American Alex Michelsen, de Minaur was seen cheering Boulter on from an outdoor show court.

A photo of the 25-year-old cheering on Boulter from the back of the pitch sparked comments from many fans about his skills as a friend.

One Twitter user wrote: “Then Alex wins the friend game.”

Demon was asked about Boulter during an appearance on the Tennis Channel following his win over Michelsen.

“It’s safe to say that it’s not too hard for us if one of us doesn’t watch the other play because we obviously know we have to prepare, recover and do things to focus on ourselves,” he said.

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