Cecchinato continues dream Roland Garros run

Unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato is the surprise package in the men's singles, making it through to the second week.

Marco Cecchinato following his win over David Goffin   -  Getty Images

Marco Cecchinato had never won a grand slam singles match before arriving at the French Open but he is through to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros after upsetting David Goffin.

The unheralded Italian's dream run will continue into the second week following a stunning 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 victory over the eighth seed on Sunday.

Cecchinato, 72nd in the rankings, struck 34 winners and broke six times to set up a showdown with Novak Djokovic.

"For me it's a dream, I'm really really happy," Cecchinato said after pulling off a shock on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

"And now I'm playing the quarter-finals, it's unbelievable. Forza Italia!"

The 25-year-old won his first ATP Tour singles title on clay at the Hungarian Open this season.

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