Alex de Minaur has negotiated a protected passage via to the following spherical of the Barcelona Open with a straight-sets victory over Alexander Bublik.
The Australian No.14 seed beat the Russian 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 to arrange a conflict with Greek magician Stefanos Tsitsipas within the subsequent spherical.
The No.2 seed hardly raised a sweat in a snug 6-0 6-2 win over Spaniard Jaune Munar.
The world No.25 transformed 4 out of 12 break factors in opposition to Bublik, who fired six aces.
After a tiebreaker within the first set, de Minaur proved too sturdy within the second set to run away with the win.
Compatriot Jordan Thompson can also be in motion.
The Australian faces an uphill wrestle in opposition to No.6 seed Pablo Carreno Busta.
Thompson misplaced the primary set 6-4 and was a break down within the second, down 2-0.