Zverev downs Nishikori to reach French Open last eight

Zverev has won his past nine sets at Roland Garros after recovering from two sets down against qualifier Oscar Otte in the first round.

Alexander Zverev plays a shot during his fourth round match against Kei Nishikori at the French Open.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Alexander Zverev progressed to the French Open quarterfinals for the third time in four years on Sunday with a crushing 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win over Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Sixth seed Zverev will face world number 46 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain for a place in the last four.

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Zverev has won his past nine sets at Roland Garros after recovering from two sets down against qualifier Oscar Otte in the first round.

He is the second German man in the Open era to reach three quarter-finals in Paris after Boris Becker (1986-87, 1989 and 1991).

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