Jack Draper cruises to straight-set win against Tommy Paul to reach the quarter-finals in Adelaide… as the 21-year-old Brit prepares to face Karen Khachanov in the last eight
- Jack Draper carved out a solid 6-4, 6-4 win against Tommy Paul on Wednesday
- The Brit advanced to the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International 2 as a result
- Draper, 21, will now meet Karen Khachanov for the second time in as many weeks
Jack Draper has advanced to his first quarter-finals of 2023 with a 6-4 6-4 win against Tommy Paul on Wednesday at the Adelaide International 2.
The 21-year-old Brit will now meet Karen Khachanov for the second time in as many weeks in the South Australian city, after they each claimed straight-sets wins at The Drive.
Draper claimed a win against the eighth-seeded American on Wednesday after converting on three of five break chances against Paul, who was playing in his first event of the new season.
Jack Draper made his first quarter-finals of 2023, winning in straights set against Tommy Paul
Paul was playing in his first event of the season but crashed out of the Adelaide International 2
Broken just once, Draper fired 10 aces and won 88% of his first-serve points in the win.
Draper, who earlier dispatched Lorenzo Sonego 6-4 6-2, reached three ATP Tour quarter-finals last season. The Briton broke serve four times in his opening victory against the Italian.
The Adelaide International 2 is the second of consecutive ATP 250 tournaments staged in the city with Novak Djokovic winning the first instalment on Sunday.
Draper faces Karen Khachanov for the second time in weeks in the quarter-finals on Thursday