Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday qualified for the semifinals of the French Open after he defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia 7 - 6, 5 - 7, 6 - 3, 7 - 5 in a two - day rain - delayed match.
The three - hour and 50 - minute match, which put Del Potro in the French Open's last - four for the second time in his career, was suspended on Wednesday due to the weather, reported Efe.
"It has been a long time without good feelings on my body.
I made three surgeries in my left wrist and I was close to quit(ting) this sport, " Del Potro said, according to the Ronald Garros website.
"Now I do not have any words to describe this moment, it is so good for me, my team, my family.
I am so proud to be here playing my tennis in front of you (the crowd) and I feel at home here, " he added.
Del Potro struck 31 winners and 19 aces, compared to Cilic's 53 and 18, respectively.
Del Potro is set to play next Spain's Rafael Nadal, who beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 4 - 6, 6 - 3, 6 - 2, 6 - 2.