British number one Cameron Norrie beat Marton Fusovic to take on world number one Novak Djokovic in the last 16 of the Italian Open.
Norrie won 6-2 7-6 (7-4) in a game that was suspended due to rain interruptions in Rome on Saturday.
Norrie led by one set and 5-1, but was pegged by the Hungarian before digging deep again to secure the win.
After seeing his 4-2 lead evaporate in the second set, Djokovic beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4-6 6-1.
World number one Iga Swiatek eased into the round of 16 in the women’s competition, but sixth seed Coco Gauff was beaten.
The 13th seed Norrie had a strong start against his opponent, ranked 92nd in the world, breaking serve early to take a 3-1 advantage and building on that, breaking serve again in the eighth game.
As the game wore on, Vusovic struggled on serve and Norrie dominated twice to take a 5-1 lead with victory in sight.
Suddenly, however, the English No. 1 began to struggle as the Hungarian staged a mini-resurgence, breaking Nori’s serve twice and saving five match points – four on his own – — on his way to tie the score at fifth -5.
Norrie plucked up his nerve to lead 6-5, but his opponent equalized again to force a tie-break.
Despite losing the first two points and then trailing 3-1, Norrie began to show an aggression that was lacking in the second half of the innings. He seemed to find another outfit and went 6-3 before earning his seventh match point.
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