Day 8. Round 4. John Millman

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John Millman -55- (AUS) def [2] 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.

Andy Taylor Sports Narrator 2018 US Open 039 John Millman Round-4 Match Recap

NEXT: John Millman -55- (AUS) vs [6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB)

[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R4: def [2] Roger Federer -02- (SUI) 36 75 76(7) 76(3) | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R3: def Mikhail Kukushkin -84- (KAZ) 46 64 61 63 | Grandstand
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R2: def [14] Fabio Fognini -14- (ITA) 61 46 64 61 | Court 5
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R1: def Jenson Brooksby -1229- (USA) 64 62 60 | Court 6

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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.

[2] 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.