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John Millman -55- (AUS) def  Roger Federer -02- (SUI) | 26 75 76(7) 76(3)
Before tonight, John Millman was on a 10-match losing streak against top-10 opponents. There is no better way to snap the streak and reach the Quarters of a Major for the first time.
This morning (the match ended just before 1:00am), the 55th-ranked Aussie knocked off 5-time US Open Champion (2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008) and current World #2 Roger Federer. After a tremendously humid week in New York, John acknowledged that Roger was not at his best – but he’ll take it.
Though John felt like a deer in the headlights during set-1, his serve carried him through set-2. With Roger struggling – Federer had 4 doubles faults and 20 unforced errors in set-2 alone – Millman knew this could be his only opportunity to defeat one of the greatest to play the game. He kept the pressure on in set-3, protected serve, benefited from a rare Federer backhand miss late in the tiebreak, and found himself one set away from victory.
In set-4, down a break, Millman responded with intensity. He took chances during Roger’s next service game – and connected, breaking back. In the tiebreak, unforced errors and a pair of very untimely doubles faults cost Federer the match.
And with that, John Millman scored the biggest victory of his career.
NEXT: John Millman -55- (AUS) vs  Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB)
R4: def  Roger Federer -02- (SUI) 36 75 76(7) 76(3) | Arthur Ashe Stadium
R3: def Mikhail Kukushkin -84- (KAZ) 46 64 61 63 | Grandstand
R2: def  Fabio Fognini -14- (ITA) 61 46 64 61 | Court 5
R1: def Jenson Brooksby -1229- (USA) 64 62 60 | Court 6
John Millman -55- (AUS)
Tonight, at 29-years-old, he is competing in the 4th-Round of a Grand Slam for the first time…and has enjoyed 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; and last Thursday, earned his third career-win over a top-15 player, defeating World #14 Fabio Fognini in the 2nd-Round. Competing in his 4th US Open and making his Arthur Ashe Stadium debut – From Australia, please welcome…John Millman.
 Roger Federer -02- (SUI)
He is arguably the greatest player in the history of the game. Earlier this year, he won HIS 6th Australian Open title, and regained the World #1 ranking. With his six wins Down Under, 1 Roland Garros victory, 8 Wimbledon crowns, and 5 titles here in 2004, five, six, seven, and eight – He owns a record 20 career Grand Slam Singles titles and the career Grand Slam. He’s a Davis Cup Champion, an Olympic Gold Medalist, is the reigning Laver Cup Champion with Team Europe, and has captured the year-end ATP Finals a record 6-times. With a remarkable 98 career ATP World Tour Singles titles – He has held the ranking of World #1 for a record 310 weeks. From Basel, Switzerland, please welcome, 5-time US Open Champion…Roger Federer.