Roger Federer loses to unseeded John Millman
New York: Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open 2018 Championship after losing to unseeded Australian John Millman in the fourth round of the match at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Tuesday.
Federer in the very first set his foot but Millman fought his way back to break point. Federer eventually with 6-3 points won the first set. However, Millman showed an excellent footwork by reeling off three consecutive games to win the second set with 7-5 scoreline.
Making 76 unforced errors, the World no.2 faced seven break points and landed only four of 22 first serves in the second game of the second set.
Millman, currently World no.55, never previously beaten a top-10 opponent, but he appeared to have even less chance with Federer a set and a break up and holding two set points. But he somehow clawed his way back to win 3-6 7-5 7-6 (8/6) 7-6 (7/3).
Federer for the fourth time in his career, committed double fault and for the first time he lost to a man ranked outside the top-50 at the open.
Millman will now face sixth seed Novak Djokovic. With this Millman achieved first top-ten victory and the first time in the second week of a Grand Slam. He is also the first Australian to defeat Federer in a grand slam match since Pat Rafter in 1999.