British number one Kyle Edmund backed up his win over Novak Djokovic with a stylish victory over world number 10 David Goffin at the Madrid Open.
Edmund, 23, overpowered the Belgian to win 6-3 6-3 in the third round, putting him on course to climb into the world’s top 20 for the first time.
The Yorkshireman, currently ranked at 22, won in just an hour and 12 minutes.
In the quarter-finals Edmund will face teenager Denis Shapovalov, who beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic.
Spain’s top seed Rafael Nadal also plays later on Thursday, when he meets Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.
World number 95 Dusan Lajovic also progressed to the quarter-finals after beating fourth seed Juan Martin Del Potro 3-6 6-4 7-6 (8-6).
The Serb will play South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.
‘Going in the right direction’
Less than 24 hours after beating 12-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic, Edmund took another impressive scalp to reach his first Masters 1,000 quarter-final.
He showed his intent by breaking Goffin’s serve in the opening game of the match before taking it again for a 5-3 lead, and he then took his third set point with a trademark thumping forehand.
After saving two break points in the opening game of the second set, Edmund continued to dominate as a strong first serve backed up that powerful forehand.
Goffin lost his serve again to trail 4-2 and, after missing a match point on Goffin’s serve, Edmund served out for only his second career win against a top-10 opponent.
“I managed my game very well,” Edmund said. “My game is better the better I manage it and pick the moments not to be aggressive.
“If I don’t pull the trigger too often then I play well.
“It’s about being controlled and relaxed and not worrying too much. Goffin is a top player so I’m very pleased.
“My new trick is to try and continue that momentum and not just have a good win and not back it up.
“I’m just really happy with how the match went and how I was able to impose my game on court.
“I started off in Australia not too badly and then made my first final in a tournament this year and I need to keep getting matches.
“I’m going in the right direction.”