US Open: Roger Federer beaten by John Millman in fourth-round shock

US Open: Roger Federer beaten by John Millman in fourth-round shock

Australian John Millman has shown plenty of heart in his fourth-round US Open match against world No.2 Roger Federer, winning in four sets.

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.

Second seed Federer - a five-time champion at Flushing Meadows - was an overwhelming favourite to prevail against the world number 55 and set up a blockbuster quarter-final with Novak Djokovic. All these players now at the US Open, they get access to the physios on site, but when you have a guy like Roger that every single day his body is getting taken care of, his body is getting worked on, it literally slows the ageing process.' 'Roger has a game style that has such little stress on his body, he floats around the court, he keeps the points short, he's still so quick.

The last Japanese woman to reach the final eight in a Grand Slam had been Shinobu Asagoe at the 2004 U.S. Open.

The No. 21 seed from Japan returned to the tour early this year, building his confidence back with a victory in a Challenger Tour event, then reached the final in Monte Carlo and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, where he lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

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Also into the quarterfinals: 2017 runner-up Madison Keys, who overwhelmed No. 29 Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-3 thanks to a 25-7 edge in winners.

That victory made Djokovic the first man ever to win all nine of the ATP Masters crowns.

John Millman, an unknown Australian in the first round of 16 Grand Slam match of his 12-year career, spoiled the party.

Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open as a teenager.

The 14th-seeded Keys will play the victor of the Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Maria Sharapova match in the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Defeating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 previously, the young Aussie had to be booted off the court because there were so many people lining up for autographs and photographs.

In a grueling match which began on Monday and ended around 1am Tuesday local time, clear favorite Federer unexpectedly lost to Millman 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3).

Both Nishikori and Djokovic missed last year's US Open with arm injuries.

She said afterward she felt dizzy and was "just asking nature, I don't know, the god, to move the shade".

However, the 37-year-old Swiss delivered a strangely lethargic performance on Arthur Ashe Stadium - prompting some pundits to question whether he was 100 per cent fit - and Millman capitalised superbly to earn the biggest win of his career by far.

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