Djokovic breezes past young gun
Having prevailed in a gruelling contest against Philipp Kohlschreiber, Novak Djokovic returned to his ruthless ways with an emphatic 6-3 6-0 passage past the unseeded American Taylor Fritz.
The world No.1, champion in Monte Carlo back in 2013 and 2015, battled through the windy conditions on Court Rainier III to edge closer to another absorbing finale with Rafael Nadal.
However, the Serbian faces a tricky task in the last eight in the shape of Daniil Medvedev. The Russian chalked up a second Top 10 win with a 6-2 1-6 6-4 triumph over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
"It's a great achievement," Medvedev said having clinched a tour-leading 20th match victory in 2019. "I had only two wins on clay on the ATP Tour before this tournament. Now I have three this week... everything is perfect."
First Masters 1000 quarter-final for @DaniilMedwed ! The Russian defeats @StefTsitsipas 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 at the #RolexMCMasters— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) April 18, 2019
Daniil Medvedev bat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6/2 1/6 6/4 et se qualifie pour son tout premier 1/4 de finale en Masters 1000.
📷 © Chryslène Caillaud/FFT pic.twitter.com/V8h9JZfVvM