The Italian world No.72 had never won a Grand Slam main draw match prior to his run in Paris.
Cecchinato meets Safin at Roland-Garros
"It's a special moment because for me he's was my idol from when I was young," says first-time semi-finalist.
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The Italian world No.72 becomes lowest-ranked Roland-Garros quarter-finalist in 10 years after stunning David Goffin.
- Gallery: hair in the air
Roland-Garros photographers have captured spectacular images of free-flying hair in the women's singles.