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Roger Federer Out of US Open

Roger Federer Out of US OpenRoger Federer Out of US Open

Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open in New York on Monday, beaten in four sets by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman.

Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) victory in his first Grand Slam fourth round match scuppered a blockbuster tennis quarterfinal between Federer and two-time winner Novak Djokovic, AFP wrote.

It marked Federer’s earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013.

It was also 20-time major winner Federer’s first loss against a player outside the top 50 in 41 meetings at the US Open.

Federer had set points in both the second and third sets, but troubles with his serve infected his entire game and 77 unforced errors doomed the 20-time Grand Slam champion in the face of a determined attack from Millman.

“I’m probably in a little bit of disbelief,” Millman, 29, said after three hours and 35 minutes in the cauldron of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

By beating the Swiss Millman booked a quarterfinal clash with Serbian star Novak Djokovic.

The Serb Djokovic, who ended a 54-week title drought with his 13th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, said he was relieved to get past 68th-ranked Sousa in straight sets, the searing afternoon heat seeming more of a problem than his Portuguese opponent.

 

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