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Alex de Minaur has dropped just seven games en route to the Antalya Open quarter-finals.

De Minaur Charges Into Antalya Quarter-finals

Fourth seed to face Basilashvili in last eight

Alex de Minaur continued his strong start to the 2021 ATP Tour season on Saturday, as he defeated 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.

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The three-time ATP Tour titlist is aiming to add a fourth ATP Tour title on hard courts to his resume. During a breakthrough 2019 campaign, De Minaur claimed his first three tour-level crowns in Sydney, Atlanta and Zhuhai.

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.

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