Tomas Martin Etcheverry’s dream run at the French Open continues…
The 23-year-old Argentinian tennis player moved into the last eight at Roland Garros after defeating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 27 seed, 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-1 in Paris on Monday evening.
He took the best spot in the lower part of the draw opened by Daniil Medvedev’s early loss.
He’ll next play Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the No 22 seed.
“I just can’t believe it, it’s a dream come true”, said Etcheverry in his on-court interview. “It’s important to share this moment with my family and with the crowd. I will recover tonight and be ready for the next battle”
Etcheverry, who was a runner-up early this year in Santiago and Houston, has defeated three seeds on his road to the quarters.
Nishioka, ranked No 33, probably paid his time spent on the court. He had to call for the physio during the third set after three five-sets battles during the previous rounds against J.J. Wolf (1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3), Max Purcell (4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4) and Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild (3-6, 7-6 (8), 2-6, 6-4, 6-0).