John Millman Just Knocked Off Roger Federer At The US Open

Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet

Looking slow and exhausted on a sweltering night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Federer double-faulted 10 times, failed to convert a trio of set points and lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) in the fourth round to John Millman in a match that began Monday and concluded at almost 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Federer started in typical fashion to take the opener 6-3 but Millman didn't wilt, taking the game up to the Swiss to win the next two 7-5, 7-6.

In women's action, Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam in 14 years, edging Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a matchup of 20-year-olds.

Zverev recently joined the forces with tennis legend Ivan Lendl, and speaking on it Federer said: 'He's been struggling at slams maybe a little bit, sure, but he's still young, so time is on his side.

Federer broke Millman's first service game, led 3-0 and took the first set in just 33 minutes, finishing it off with a 128 miles per hour serve and backhand volley victor.

Millman, however, showed more fight in the second as Federer fought off seven break points in game two.

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For his troubles, John Millman - whose rabid fanbase are called Millminions for what it's worth - now faces another huge task in sixth-seeded Novak Djokovic in his quarter final matchup. He's been a hero of mine and today he was definitely not at his best. He double-faulted 10 times - twice in the fourth-set tiebreak to lose control - and committed an uncharacteristic 76 unforced errors, 48 more than the patient Millman.

The 13-times grand slam victor had made easy work of the opening set, breaking Sousa twice, the second time to close out the set.

He said: "I prefer not to talk about how hard it was".

Kei Nishikori, runner-up in 2014, was also pleased to get through in three sets in blazing sunshine on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Bloody go you good ass thing.

Federer wasted two set points in the 10th game, giving Millman a break chance when he missed an easy volley then double-faulting on break point.

Federer hit back midway through the fourth, breaking Millman to 15 to offer himself a lifeline in the match.

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