Australia's John Millman victorious against Roger Federer at US Open

Arnold Nichols
September 4, 2018

Keys will next meet number 30 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, who handed Maria Sharapova her first loss in a night match at Flushing Meadows with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat.

In the fourth set, he went up a break at 4-2, yelling "Come on!" and getting all of those rowdy spectators in their "RF" gear on their feet, prompting the chair umpire to repeatedly plead for silence.

" I'm not 21 any more". That was 10 years ago. "But at the same time, there is a little biological clock that is not really working in your favor", the No. 6-seeded Djokovic told the crowd afterward. "We are putting in all the work but sometimes you just have to survive". The German reached his lone Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 2012.

Australian John Millman has shown plenty of heart in his fourth-round US Open match against world No.2 Roger Federer, winning in four sets.

Unlike some of the other Aussie young guns such as Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic who have gained a lot of negative attention, Millman has made a name for himself as the "nice guy".

The victor of the Djokovic-Millman quarter-final will play seventh-seeded 2014 champion Marin Cilic or Japanese star Kei Nishikori for a spot in Sunday's title match.

The unseeded and 55th-ranked Millman pulled the Labor Day stunner, rallying from a set down to oust Federer 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) at Arthur Ashe Stadium in a 3-hour and 34-minute marathon that stretched into early Tuesday morning. I have hoped for.

It was the 37-year-old's earliest loss at a slam since the Australian Open in 2015 and the first time he has ever lost to a player ranked outside the top 50 in NY.

It was almost 1am and the temperature was a steamy 82 as Roger Federer tried to hold back the years at the US Open.


"It's not easy", Djokovic said, "to play in these kind of conditions". 'So the draw, it is what it is, and I've got enough stuff to worry about anyway in the earlier rounds.

It was most striking during Lesia Tsurenko's 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2 win against Marketa Vondrousova, in which both players seemed affected by the temperature and mugginess.

Vondrousova wasn't all that sure Tsurenko had issues.

Before their match, Roger Federer said he had a great deal of respect for his Australian counterpart. "She was just acting".

Also into the quarterfinals: 2017 runner-up Madison Keys of the USA and No. 20 Naomi Osaka of Japan.

Djokovic fulfilled his role in setting up the mouthwatering last eight clash by beating Joao Sousa 6-3 6-4 6-3. It was clear that the 37-year-old Federer was not at his best.

The 29-year-old, who was born in Brisbane and is now ranked 55th in the world, was up two sets to one against the Swiss juggernaut and prevailed in a gripping fourth-set tie-break to win 3-6, 7-5, 7-6. 7-6.

Sharapova won the 2006 title in NY, but she's now lost in the fourth round in her past three appearances.

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