US Open champion Stan Wawrinka, 32, triumphed in a pulsating four hour 34 minute battle of shot-making and endurance and will target a fourth Slam title on Sunday.
Simona Halep produced an incredible escape act to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday.
All singles rubbers will be played on a best-of-three set basis instead of the traditional best-of-five.
Scot world No 1 brushed aside Karen Khachanov's challenge while 2015 Roland Garros champion from Switzerland defeated Gael Monfils to reach the last-eight stage.
World No 1 Scot defeats long-time rival from Argentina in straight sets to reach the last 16 stage in Paris.
World number one Andy Murray set up a French Open blockbuster against Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday, the latest chapter in what has developed into an epic rivalry.
Rome Masters winner Zverev shocked by Fernando Verdasco but world No 1 Murray and former French Open champion Wawrinka advance to the second round.
The 30-year-old Spaniard is the overwhelming favourite to win the title at Roland Garros.
Andy Murray starts against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov, Novak Djokovic tackles Spanish clay courter Marcel Granollers while Rafael Nadal meets combustible Frenchman Benoit Paire.
Zverev entered the top 10 after his victory against Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, in the Rome Masters final on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal gets the better of Argentina's Horacio Zeballos while Dominic Thiem stuns Andy Murray in the semis of the Barcelona Open
Andy Murray gained revenge on Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal cruised into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open on Friday.
Rafael Nadal swept aside Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1, 6-2 in his first appearance on the newly-baptised Rafael Nadal court.
Novak Djokovic joins World No.1 Andy Murray on the sidelines for the elite hard court tournament. Murray pulled out on Saturday, also with an elbow injury.
Andy Murray, coming off his first title of 2017 at Dubai, was again brought up short in Indian Wells, where his best showing is a 2009 runner-up finish to Rafael Nadal.
Andy Murray was playing in his second final of 2017 after losing to Novak Djokovic in nearby Doha during the opening week of the season in January.
Australia became the first team to reach the Davis Cup quarter-finals when doubles pair John Peers and Sam Groth crushed Czechs Jiri Vesely and Jan Satral 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in Melbourne for an unassailable 3-0 lead
Roger Federer, who is playing his first official tournament since Wimbledon last summer, beat compatriot Stan Wawrinka in a five-set epic in the Australian Open semifinal, and Federer's heroics have not gone unnoticed