Millman stuns Federer at the US Open

Severin Luthi

It's only the second time in Federer's past 14 appearances at the US Open that he has lost before the quarterfinals.

Federer took the opening set courtesy of a break in Millman's first service game.

Until Monday night, Federer had been 40-0 against opponents outside the Top 50 at the US Open, according to the official match report. The Australian then seemed to be in trouble as the five-time champion broke him for a second time in the match in game five and then served for the set at 5-4. It's the first time in Federer's career that he has lost to a man ranked outside the top 50 at Flushing Meadows. "I have so much respect for Roger and everything he's done for the game", he added.

But Millman is in the form of his life, having surged to the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time with a series of upsets - including that of 14th seed Fabio Fognini.

Sep 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against John Millman of Australia in a fourth round match on day eight of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

That victory made Djokovic the first man ever to win all nine of the ATP Masters crowns. Keys punched her ticket to the quarterfinals with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 35 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

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The defending US Open champion would not be denied and fired his seventh ace on match point to end the three hour, 20-minute tussle 6-3 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-4.

The 14th-seeded Keys will play the victor of the Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Maria Sharapova match in the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic, who is coming off a title at Wimbledon, wasn't at the U.S. Open a year ago, when he missed the last half of the season because of an injured right elbow that eventually was surgically repaired this February.

Millman pulled off the historic upset over Federer in their fourth round matchup, 3-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3) to reach the quarter finals of the singles tournament, the first time in his entire career Millman has reached the final stages of a Grand Slam event. She still and looked tired to start the second, leaning on her racket between points while falling behind 2-0.

"I felt like a bit of a deer in headlights to begin with, to be honest with you".

The 19-year-old Vondrousova, who said she dealt with cramping, certainly helped decide the outcome: Of Tsurenko's 107 points, only 17 came via winners; 73 were her opponent's unforced errors.

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