The first pair of Roland Garros’ quarter-finals is a fact since Zverev and Thiem both won the qualification in the matches that were completed a while ago.
Zverev survived his third consecutive fight in the 5 sets and secured his place in the 8th best of the event for the first time in his career. In order to accomplish this, he had to return twice during the game after losing 0-1 and 1-2 sets by Russian Khachanov and ultimately prevailing 3-2 sets (4-6, 7-6, 2- 6, 6-3, 6-3) in about 3.5 hours.
There he will meet Dominic Thiem in a long-awaited fight of the new generation of the sport. The Austrian managed to prevail relatively easily against Japanese Nishikori with 3-1 sets (6-2, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4) and continue his excellent presence in the tournament so far.
A little earlier in the women’s category, the American Keys was the first to secure the ticket for the 8, prevailing against Romanian Buzarnescu with 2-0 sets (6-1, 6-4).