Australian Alex de Minaur continued his strong start to the 2021 ATP Tour season on Saturday, defeating Adrian Andreev 6-3, 6-1 to reach the Antalya Open quarter-finals.
The 21-year-old broke Andreev’s serve on six occasions to earn his second straight-sets win of the tournament after 70 minutes. In his opening match of the tournament, De Minaur needed just 61 minutes to defeat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-2, 6-1.
De Minaur will meet sixth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili for a place in the semi-finals. The Georgian won 49 per cent of his return points (33/67) to beat Turkish wild card Altug Celikbilek 7-6(1), 6-4 in one hour and 31 minutes.