French Open Recap (Men): Nadal Stays On Course For 11th Title As Porto, Cilic And Others Book Quarterfinal Spots

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has continued his quest for an 11th French Open title after he secured a quarter-final place with straight sets victory over Maximilian Marterer of Germany.

The world number one defeated unseeded 22-year-old Marterer 6-3 6-2 7-6 (7-4) in their last 16 clash.

He will now battle with 11th seed Diego Schwartzman for a spot in the last four.

The 25-year-old Argentine recovered from two sets down to beat South African sixth seed Kevin Anderson 1-6 2-6 7-5 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 thereby moving into his first French Open quarter-final and the second Grand Slam quarter-final of his career.

His compatriot Juan Martin del Potro is also through to the last eight following a 6-4 6-4 6-4 victory over ninth seed John Isner of the United States and will now face third seed Marin Cilic after the Croat overcame Italian 18th seed Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-1 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-3.