Jack Draper beat Tommy Paul 6-4 6-4 on Wednesday at the Adelaide International 2 to advance to his first quarterfinal appearance since reaching three last year on the ATP Tour.
With his 6-foot-4 frame and demonstrated strength as a server, Draper has thrived this week on returns. In his first triumph over Lorenzo Sonego, he broke four times. Against Paul, who was competing in his first event of the new season, he broke three times out of five occasions.
The third-seeded Karen Khachanov defeated Marc-Andrea Huesler 6-4, 6-4 later in the day to set a quarterfinal matchup with the 21-year-old American Draper. The Briton's victory over the eighth-seeded Paul earned him the opportunity to make up for his loss to Karen Khachanov last week in Adelaide.