Alexander Zverev is delighted to move through to the last four of this year's French Open with a hard-fought win over unseeded Argentinian Tomas Martin Etcheverry.
The 26-year-old won 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 to reach a third successive semi-final at Roland Garros in his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title.
It was an emotional return for the German who left Paris in a wheelchair last year after badly damaging ankle ligaments in his semi-final against 14-time champion Rafael Nadal.
The injury cost him the rest of the 2022 season as he had to recuperate on the sidelines.
Excited by his return, Zverev let out a huge roar in celebration after embracing Etcheverry at the net.
"As I have said before, last year was the most difficult year of my life," he said afterwards.
"I love tennis with all my heart, I love the competitiveness and that was taken away exactly one year ago.
"I'm so happy to be back on this stage and have the opportunity to play for a Roland Garros title again."
Zverev, ranked 22nd, will face either Casper Ruud or Holger Rune in the last four.