British number 1 Dan Evans sweeps past Alexander Bublik to place in last eight Adelaide International while Kyle Edmund also progresses
- Dan Evans was fresh from a convincing victory in the first round against Juan Londero
- He only needed 75 minutes to secure a 7-5, 6-2 win over Alexander Bublik
- Bublik from Kazakhstan lost his service to decrease 5-4 in the first set, but broke back
British number 1 Dan Evans flew past Alexander Bublik to secure a place in the Adelaide International quarterfinals, while Davis Cup teammate Kyle Edmund also made progress in Auckland.
Evans, fresh from a convincing win against Juan Londero in the first round, only needed 75 minutes to secure a 7-5, 6-2 win over Bublik and to secure his place in the final eight.
Bublik from Kazakhstan lost his service to decrease 5-4 in the first set but broke back for 5-5. Evans, ranked 33 in the world, responded by winning a third breakpoint to take a 6-5 lead and then served to grab the opener.
British number 1 Dan Evans flew past Alexander Bublik at the Adelaide International
The second set was a more pedestrian affair for the Brit, as he won five of the first six games and served the game. Evans will now face either third seed Andrey Rublev or Sam Querrey for a place in the semifinals in Australia.
In the first round action in Adelaide, seventh seed Jan-Lennard Struff moved up safely with a 6-4, 6-2 win over world No. 94 Salvatore Caruso of Italy.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas defeated home favorite Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, American qualifier Tommy Paul defeated Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-4 and Alex Bolt defeated French lucky loser Stephane Robert 6-4, 2 -6, 6-0.
Edmund had to work a little harder than Evans for his victory at the ASB Classic in New Zealand, where he was taken to three sets in a rain-hit collision before he overcame Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 .
The Canadian qualification Vasek Pospisil defeated Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-2 while John Millman overcame the American qualification Michael Mmoh 7-6, 6-4.
Evans’ Davis Cup teammate Kyle Edmund also made progress in Auckland on Tuesday