Paris: Unheralded Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final yesterday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic.
Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas is ecstatic after beating Canada's Milos Raonic in their French Open fourth round match in Paris yesterday
Ramos-Vinolas, (28) had never got beyond the second round of any major before this Roland Garros and had failed to win a match at the tournament since 2011.
But the World No 55, who is only his country's ninth best player, ensured a left-hander from Spain would be in the last-eight after the injury-enforced withdrawal of nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.
"The cloudy conditions helped me as they made the court slower," said the Spaniard, who faces defending champ Stan Wawrinka next.