Alexander Zverev reached the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-4 6-1 6-1 win over Kei Nishikori on Sunday night.
The German sixth seed dominated with his serve and four aces took him through the first set, and teed him up at 2-0 with an early break in the second.
While Nishikori struggled to get a little over a third of his first serves through to win points, Zverev averaged roughly double that, and he pressed home his advantage whenever break points were forced. He quickly built his lead and kicked on to drop just a single game in the set.
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Zverev wins epic exchange at the net
The German continued in his excellent form, racing into a 4-1 lead after again breaking his opponent with ease, with the Japanese world number 49 struggling to keep pace.
Zverev soon closed out the match for an encouraging win to book a last-eight meeting with largely unknown quantity Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
With 13-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic on the other half of the draw, Zverev has a big chance of reaching his first Roland Garros final.
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