Paris - Local favourite Gael Monfils reached the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 1-6, 8-6 win over Spanish seventh seed David Ferrer on Monday.
The match was interrupted due to bad light on Sunday with the ninth-seeded Monfils 2-0 down in the fourth set.
He did not give much of a fight when play resumed on court Suzanne Lenglen, dropping the set in less than half an hour before regrouping.
Monfils opened a 5-2 lead in the decider but wasted two match points at 5-3 as Ferrer broke back. Monfils, however, ended the contest on his fourth match point by blazing a forehand passing winner on Ferrer's serve.
Monfils will now face the 2009 champion, Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.