Day 10. QF. Novak Djokovic

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[6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB) def John Millman -55- (AUS) | 63 64 64

Lightning struck for John Millman Monday night. The World #55 knew Roger Federer was not at his best. Still, Federer took the opening set thanks to a break before the first change of ends.

Millman knew he needed to get aggressive and play the match of his life – it could be the only opportunity he had to defeat one of the greatest to play the game. Three sets later, he summited Everest, defeating Federer 36 75 76(7) 76(3).

Now in his first Grand Slam Quarterfinal, facing a healthy 2-time US Open Champion, Novak Djokovic (2011 | 2015) — somehow, Millman needed to find an even higher gear than he needed against Federer – which is insane.

That said, while tonight’s match was a relatively quick 3-setter, the numbers show John Millman did, in fact, go toe-to-toe with Djokovic. But like most of Novak’s opponents, John simply couldn’t overcome one of the best returners in the game.

Millman out-aced Djokovic 3-to-1. He hit fewer unforced errors – 46 to Novak’s 53. He smacked a nearly-even 24 winners to Djokovic’s 30.

But the true tell of this match? John only had two break chances, converting one. Meanwhile Novak gave himself a tremendous 20 break chances, converting 4. Game, set and match.

Andy Taylor Sports Narrator 2018 US Open 047 Novak Djokovic Quarterfinal Match Recap

NEXT: [6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB) vs [21] Kei Nishikori -19- (JPN)

[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] QF: def John Millman -55- (AUS) 63 64 64 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R4: def João Sousa -68- (POR) 63 64 63 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R3: def [26] Richard Gasquet -25- (FRA) 62 63 63 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R2: def Tennys Sandgren -61- (USA) 61 63 67(2) 62 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R1: def Marton Fucsovics -41- (HUN) 63 36 64 60 | Arthur Ashe Stadium

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[6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB)

Last month, this 2-time US Open Champion won his 13th career Grand Slam Singles title and 4th Wimbledon crown. In 2016, he became only the 3rd man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. This Summer, he made history again, becoming the first player ever to complete the career Golden Masters, capturing his first Cincinnati title with a straight-sets victory over 7-time Champion Roger Federer. He’s a Davis Cup Champion, has won the ATP World Tour Finals 5-times, owns 70 career Singles titles, and has held the World #1 ranking for a combined 223-weeks. From Serbia – Please welcome 2011 and 2015 US Open Champion…Novak Djokovic.

John Millman -55- (AUS)

On Monday, he earned the biggest win of his career, defeating World #2 and 5-time US Open Champion Roger Federer to reach tonight’s Quarterfinal match. He’s had a remarkable season on the ATP World Tour: Earlier this year he reached his first Tour-level Final in Budapest, earned his 10th and 11th ATP Challenger Tour titles; and by July, cracked the top-50 for the first time. In 2016, he set an Olympic record in Rio, becoming the first player in Olympic history to defeat an opponent 6-love, 6-love. Competing in his 4th US Open, and first Grand Slam Quarterfinal – From Australia, please welcome…John Millman.