World number one Rafael Nadal maintained his bid for an 11th Monte-Carlo Masters title with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov.
The Spaniard needed just 80 minutes to see off the 21-year-old and reach his 14th consecutive quarter-final at the event.
Nadal will face Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals after the Austrian won an epic encounter with Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic produced some of his vintage resilience to grab the first set in a tiebreak after being a break down for most of it, but fifth seed Thiem battled back to win 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 6-3 in a two-and-a-half hour epic.
Marin Cilic received a walkover after third-round opponent Milos Raonic was forced to withdraw with a knee injury, and the second seed will face Japan’s Kei Nishikori in last eight after he beat Andreas Seppi 6-0 2-6 6-3.
Grigor Dimitrov, seeded fourth, set up a quarter-final meeting with sixth seed David Goffin by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 6-3 6-4 as the Belgian edged past Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 7-5.
Richard Gasquet became the first Frenchman to record 500 career wins in beating Mischa Zverev 6-2 7-5 to record the 500th win of his career, and he will now face Zverev’s younger brother Alexander on his 21st birthday after the German defeated compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 4-6 6-4.
Nole looking strong ahead of Rafael Nadal test.
British number one pleased to be back in final.
Czech star not taking anything for granted.
World number one faces ‘ultimate challenge’.
Johanna Konta one win away from taking Italian Open title.
Info about the Roland Garros.
John Isner won’t play at Roland Garros this year.
Toni Nadal unimpressed by Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour.
Maria Sakkari and Karolina Pliskova to face each other.
Novak Djokovic holds off Juan Martin del Potro.