Federer shocked by 55th-ranked Millman

Federer shocked by 55th-ranked Millman

John Millman pulled off one of the greatest upsets in US Open history as he dumped Roger Federer out in a dramatic four setter on Monday night in NY. The loss marked Federer's earliest departure from Flushing since losing to Tommy Robredo in the 2013 fourth round.

When asked if he would be watching Federer's match, Djokovic said: "Well I'm going to first try and put the kids to sleep".

The No. 20 seed had to work much harder than she had so far in the tournament, where she had won 22 consecutive games leading into the match Monday. "He's been a hero of mine and today he was definitely not at his best but I'll take it".

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.

Federer had set points in both the second and third sets, but troubles with his serve infected his entire game and 77 unforced errors doomed the 20-time Grand Slam champion in the face of a determined attack from Millman.

Djokovic, whose 3-3 record against Federer at Flushing Meadows includes victories over the Swiss great in the 2011 and 2015 finals, said he was relieved to get past 68th-ranked Sousa in straight sets as temperatures soared again.

The 29-year-old Australian had never competed in the fourth round of a Grand Slam prior to this year's event but took his opportunity with both hands as he took out the 20-time major victor 3-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3).

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He improved to 28-0 at the US Open against opponents ranked outside the top 50, and here's another reason it wasn't all that surprising the way things went against Sousa: Djokovic is now 5-0 in their head-to-head series, taking all 14 sets they've played against each other.

Millman, ranked 55, could not be less like his compatriot Kyrgios. Roger had me on a string. He's got an aura about him.

'Look, I'm playing some good tennis right now. I have had three surgeries and every time I had extreme doubts over whether I would get back.

The heat, though, is much tougher on Djokovic, who showed the same blank expression, rosy cheeks and sweat-soaked shirt as during his first-round match last week. He started that 15-minute struggle by missing 18 of his initial 20 first serves.

Federer broke first on the way to a 5-3 lead in the set, but Millman won the last four games, breaking Federer twice.

Millman took the third set tiebreaker, rallying from 3-1 down and saving a set point.

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