World number five Stefanos Tsitsipas has moved into the last 8 of Roland-Garros by beating Austrian qualifier Sebastian Ofner on Sunday evening.
The Greek won 7-5 6-3 6-0 to step up his bid for an elusive first Grand Slam title.
He battled back from an early break to wrap up the first set and surged through the next sets to crush Ofner's hopes of being the first qualifier to make the quarter-finals of the claycourt major since Marcelo Filippini in 1999.
“I want to congratulate Sebastian on his run, you know, it has been a lot of matches for him to get to the fourth run,” said Tsitsipas.
“So physically, I feel like it's never easy. I've had runs like this in the past, so I can relate.
“I feel like any player out here can be a big challenge for me.
"And, you know, today he tried his best, he put a lot of balls on the court and made it difficult for me.
"So, I feel like with strong opponents like him, I can get better so that is something I’m learning today.”
The result means Tsitsipas will play world number one Carlos Alcaraz for a place in the semi-finals.
Should the Greek successfully overcome the hurdles going toe-to-toe with Alcaraz, he will likely earn a semi-final berth against Novak Djokovic who triumphed over him at the 2021 Roland Garros final and 2023 Australian Open final.