Greek No.5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas earned passage into the fourth round when his Slovenian opponent Aljaz Bedene was forced to retire with a foot problem while trailing 6-1, 6-2, 3-1. The contest lasted just 80 minutes.
The match ended so abruptly that the on-court interviewer was late for the chat with Tsitsipas on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.
Tsitsipas, who is through to the last 16 for a second straight yet, now awaits either Grigor Dimitrov or Roberto Carballes Baena.
Kenin puts hammer down
American No.4 seed Sofia Kenin won the last 12 games of her match to trounce Romanian qualifier Irina Bara 6-2, 6-0 and reach the Roland-Garros last 16 for a second year in a row.
The 21-year-old Kenin has now made the second week at all three Grand Slams held in 2020. Her next opponent is either Fiona Ferro or Patricia Maria Tig.
Breaking new ground
Ons Jabeur survived a wild third round to upset No.8 seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(7), 2-6, 6-3.
The No.30 seed is the first Tunisian player in history to reach the Roland-Garros fourth round and now awaits the winner of the showdown between Garbine Muguruza and Danielle Collins.
Zhang Shuai ended the inspired run of French teenager Clara Burel 7-6(2), 7-5 to become the first Chinese player since Li Na in 2012 to make the Roland-Garros last 16.