Roger Federer, five time world champion, is knocked out of the US Open Tournament by the a 55th ranked player from Australia, John Millman. Roger Federer was off colour all match and made over 70 unforced errors as his hunt for a sixth title at Flushing Meadows ended in the last 16. Millman claimed his victory with score of 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6. He also fought Novak Djokovic in quarter final and that was a draw.
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It marked Federer’s earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013. Federer was off colour all match and made over 70 unforced errors as his hunt for a sixth title at Flushing Meadows ended in the last 16. It was the first time Australian Millman had ever beaten Federer and the last eight of a Grand Slam represents his best major performance. The world no 55 had never previously passed the third round but put in a stunning display to beat 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer. Federer was off colour all match and made over 70 unforced errors as his hunt for a sixth title at Flushing Meadows ended in the last 16.
😲😲😲😲😲@johnhmillman takes the 3rd set off Federer!
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2018
“I have so much respect for Roger and everything he’s done for the game. He’s been a hero of mine, and today he was definitely not at his best,” Millman said, “but, you know, I’ll take it.”
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So much for that highly anticipated matchup between Federer and 13-time major champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Instead, it’ll be the 55th-ranked Millman, an Australian who had never made it past the third round at a Slam until last week, taking on No. 6 seed Djokovic.
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