Novak Djokovic tamed the huge serving of Milos Raonic to remain on course for a first French Open title.
The world number two won 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to reach the semi-finals, where he will play Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis.
It is a sixth Roland Garros and 22nd major semi-final for Djokovic.
A victory in Sunday’s final would make the 27-year-old the eighth man in history to complete the career Grand Slam.
“I try to focus the intention only on the next match, so I don’t think about eventual finals,” said Djokovic. “I think about only Gulbis. He’s been playing really well. He’s confident.
“But again, I like my chances because I have had a couple of great weeks on the clay court,s from Rome to now the last 10 days here in Roland Garros.
“Two days off will definitely serve me well to recover, to work on some things on the practice courts, and then come back strong and prepare for the next challenge.”
Source: BBC Sport