Paris - Japan's Kei Nishikori set up a French Open quarter-final duel against world number one Andy Murray on Monday after downing Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round.
Eighth-seeded Nishikori booked a seventh Grand Slam quarter-final spot -- the best ever by a Japanese man -- with a 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 win over 33-year-old Verdasco of Spain.
Nishikori also made the last eight in Paris in 2015 when he fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets.
French Open results on Monday, the ninth day of the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros (x denotes seeding):
Andy Murray (GBR x1) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Kei Nishikori (JPN x8) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0
Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Petra Martic (CRO) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Simona Halep (ROM x3) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x21) 6-1, 6-1