Gianluca Mager got first guaranteed a spot at the ¼-finals at Sofia Open 2021. 26-years-old defeated in straight sets Miomir Kecmanovic 7:6 (3), 6:3. So far, he didn’t lose a set as in the first round stopped the sixth seed Adrian Mannarino.
Mager now is looking forward to his next opponent between either second seed Gael Monfils or Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.
It will be fourth ATP 250 tournament ¼-final this season for the Italian, as he reached the same phase at Delray Beach, Belgrade and Kitzbuhel.
A Serbian player will play at the ¼-finals as Filip Krajinovic guaranteed a match with compatriot Laslo Djere in Top 16. Krajinovic eased through Bulgarian Wild Card Aleksandar Lazarov 6:0, 6:3 in just an hour and a 5 minutes.