Novak Djokovic and John Millman discuss brutal heat during US Open match

Novak Djokovic and John Millman discuss brutal heat during US Open match

It was a sad comedown for the unheralded Aussie, who put in the shift of a lifetime on Tuesday to oust the five-time victor with a four-set victory. Federer had the advantage in the shortest and mid-range points while Djokovic erased that deficit with the better performance in the longer rallies, saving many of those break points after drawing Roger into more extended exchanges where he had the upper hand. He actually made more unforced errors (53) than Millman, but still never looked like losing.

But he did move on, and now will face Kei Nishikori in the semifinals. "But like I said on court, I would back myself playing during the daytime also".

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Millman, his clothes soaked, made the unorthodox request to go change after the fourth game of the second set - Djokovic agreeing. "Not easy conditions to play in, but it's the same for both players".

Djokovic did everything just slightly better: he blunted Millman's cross-court forehand during crucial moments.

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"I asked the chair umpire whether they are using some form of ventilation or air conditioning down at the court level side, and he said he's not aware of it - it's only what comes through the hallway", added Djokovic.

Play resumed after about a six-minute delay.

Osaka will face home favorite Madison Keys, who defeated Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4 6-3 on Wednesday.

Millman, who had become the first Aussie to make the quarterfinals since Lleyton Hewitt in 2006, kept the three sets close.

Keys was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens at the U.S. Open in 2017, then lost to Stephens in the French Open semifinals this year.

The Serbian ace took the opening set 6-3.

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Millman has learnt to deal with such appalling bullying but says it can be distressing for players.

Schiavone, 38, said she accomplished both her goals as a player, which were to win at Roland Garros and reach the top 10 in the world. "It's been pretty hot here, and it can be - I don't think, whatever the humidity is on the outer courts or in the city, I think it's amplified on centre court". She would peak at No. 4 - the highest ever for an Italian woman - in 2011.

The victory for Nishikori means that for the first time in the open era there will be a Japanese man and woman contesting the semifinals of a grand slam as Naomi Osaka cruised past Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-1 6-1.

By Paul NewmanWhere Roger Federer failed, Novak Djokovic prevailed.

The draw has been set for the 11th wheelchair tennis competition at the U.S. Open. He has a great two-handed backhand, great footwork and is one of the quickest players on tour.

Djokovic roared back into the spotlight when he ended a 54-week title drought in style by securing a fourth Wimbledon championship and 13th career Grand Slam crown with a performance that suggested he has plenty of majors left in him.

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