Carlos Alcaraz has marched into the quarter finals of this year's French Open after dismantling Italian Lorenzo Musetti.
Alcaraz won 6-3 6-2 6-2, firing 42 winners to make a statement of intent in his pursuit for a second Grand Slam title.
In the early exchanges, Musetti raced to a 2-0 lead by breaking Alcaraz’s serve.
But the Spaniard broke straight back, reeling off five straight games with his exquisite drop-shot multiple times to stamp his authority on proceedings.
This set the tone for Alcaraz to claw himself back to victory on Philippe-Chatrier court.
"I think I played such a great level, really high quality of shots," the US Open champion said.
"I played a really complete match from the first ball until the last and I'm pretty happy to get through this tough round.
"I try not to think about the number one (ranking), the pressure, winning the tournament.
"I try to put all those thoughts outside my mind and try just to play tennis, to enjoy it and smile all the time."
Alcaraz will play the winner of the match between Austrian qualifier Sebastian Ofner and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No 5 seed, next.
Should the 20-year-old reach the semi-finals, there is a distinct possibility that he will meet two-time French Open winner who is gunning for a 23rd Grand Slam title.