Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of U.S. Open

Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of U.S. Open

Incredibly, Federer then threw in six successive errors after winning the first point - including back-to-back double faults - and Millman converted his third match point to seal an extraordinary victory - his first against a top-10 opponent. He's been a hero of mine.

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).

Yet that break was immediately cancelled out, the animated Millman again demonstrating his character as he got back on level terms. "Today he was not at his best but I'll take it".

This performance was definitely one for Federer to swiftly forget as he racked up 77 unforced errors and played a truly weird number of drop shots - some good, some very bad.

The measure to allow breaks in matches was implemented for three days in the opening week as the players battled sopping humidity and scorching heat.

He improved to 28-0 at the U.S. 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.

The 13-times Grand Slam victor had made easy work of the opening set, breaking Sousa twice, the second time to close out set. He's got an aura about him.




A lot of the time when we look at the speed of the player - I think we look too much at this - you only really need speed on defence.

"But I have never been a fan of playing to anyone's reputation".

Tsurenko left the court for a health check after the first set and often leaned on her racket between points, saying later she felt dizzy at the Grandstand court, which doesn't offer shade the way the tournament's two bigger arenas do.

Millman confessed to being in "disbelief" while he acknowledged that the second seed was well below par, but he was delighted with the fight he showed to turn the contest on its head, having been a set and a break down.

Keys will next meet number 30 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, who handed Maria Sharapova her first loss in a night match at Flushing Meadows with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat.

Then Federer had a set point in the third at 6-5 in the tiebreaker, but again was stymied.

When the Swiss great broke for a 4-2 lead in the fourth the Ashe crowd were on their feet.

Related Articles

  • Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

    Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

    Sebastian Vettel is adamant Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton squeezed him into his first-lap spin in the Italian Grand Prix . I could just focus on Kimi for the whole race. "I actually accept it", Hamilton said after getting roundly booed on the podium.
    Sony reveals new smartphone to take on Apple

    Sony reveals new smartphone to take on Apple

    An IP65/68 rating means the XZ3 is certified water resistant and it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip. It allows you to use the edge of the phone for shortcuts, gestures, shutter or to access the new Side Sense menu.
    At Least 4 Dead Following Bus Crash in New Mexico

    At Least 4 Dead Following Bus Crash in New Mexico

    It was not immediately known how many were injured or what the conditions of the injured were. Nearby hospitals in Gallup were informed they may receive eight patients, according to KOB4.
  • Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

    Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

    But he is adored by millions of Brazilians due to the prosperity Brazil enjoyed under his leadership from 2003 to 2010. But whether Lula can transfer his popularity to a replacement remains to be seen.
    Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

    Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

    In one instance, members read from an email in which Steele wrote to Ohr that he wanted to discuss something with him informally. He also provided new details about the department's move to reassign him once his Steele ties were brought to light.
    Dairy Dispute Souring U.S.-Canada Trade Deal

    Dairy Dispute Souring U.S.-Canada Trade Deal

    Chamber of Commerce . " NAFTA is a three-country agreement", Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said . Canada hopes to sign on to the U.S. and Mexico's revised trade accord, thereby rewriting the 25-year-old NAFTA deal.
  • Klopp Unfazed By Alisson’s Error In Liverpool Win Vs Leicester City

    Klopp Unfazed By Alisson’s Error In Liverpool Win Vs Leicester City

    Now we have ticked that box as well - don't play all the balls to Alisson. The crowd wanted to make him a bit nervous but he didn't look nervous.
    Nigeria to sign $328m ICT pact with China as Buhari arrives Beijing

    Nigeria to sign $328m ICT pact with China as Buhari arrives Beijing

    He is expected to propose new ideas to strengthen relations with Africa and announce new measures for pragmatic cooperation. This is the third such summit; the first was in Beijing in 2006 and the second was held in South Africa three years ago.
    Ariana Grande belts Aretha Franklin standard in tiny dress

    Ariana Grande belts Aretha Franklin standard in tiny dress

    Hill was one of many music superstars who assembled at the Greater Grace Temple in Franklin's hometown of Detroit today (Aug. 31). HollywoodLife is keeping you updated throughout the day with the ceremony's most important performances and speakers.
  • Chinese billionaire arrested in Minneapolis for alleged sexual misconduct

    Chinese billionaire arrested in Minneapolis for alleged sexual misconduct

    JD.com, which stands for Jingdong, is the rival of the popular Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba Group led by CEO Daniel Zhang. Liu grew up in a poor part of eastern China before attending the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing .
    Champions League draw - group-by-group verdict on who will qualify

    Champions League draw - group-by-group verdict on who will qualify

    English champion Manchester City got a favorable draw in Group F with Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim. Group B: Barcelona , Tottenham , PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan .
    It’s a shame it ended this way with Josh Donaldson

    It’s a shame it ended this way with Josh Donaldson

    The Indians are 20 games over.500 and 14 games ahead of the second-place Twins in the American League's Central Division. In four seasons with the Blue Jays, the third baseman slashed.281/.383/.548 with 116 home runs and 316 RBI in 462 games.