Dominic Thiem raced into the semi-finals as Alexander Zverev was hit, sadly, by a hamstring injury.
Gallery: here for the handshake
Dominic Thiem (L) d. Kei Nishikori, fourth round.
- ©Cedric Lecocq / FFTThiem cruises past injured but brave Zverev
- ©Philippe Montigny / FFTCalm Keys into maiden RG semi-final
US Open finalist saw off characteristically feisty challenge of Puntintseva to break new career ground in Paris.
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