Paris, France, 30 October 2019 |

Alex de Minaur needed just 67 minutes to progress to the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday.

De Minaur beat Serb Laslo Djere 6-1 6-4, a victory setting up a meeting with ninth seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

The 20-year-old beat Bautista Agut in the semifinals in Zhuhai in September en route to his third ATP title of the season.

Despite being broken twice, De Minaur broke Djere five times throughout the match as well as winning 83 per cent of his first-serve points.

It continued his excellent run of recent form indoors in Europe; last week De Minaur advanced to the ATP 500 final in Basel before going down to Roger Federer.

The Australian has since risen to a career-high ranking of world No.18 and has won 10 of his past 13 matches.