Djokovic, Nishikori, Osaka reach U.S. Open quarterfinals; Federer ousted

Djokovic, Nishikori, Osaka reach U.S. Open quarterfinals; Federer ousted

Djokovic, Nishikori, Osaka reach U.S. Open quarterfinals; Federer ousted

"It was nearly unreal", Kyrgios reportedly said after the match, adding: "If anyone else is doing those shots against me, I'm probably not too happy".

That proved to be all Federer needed as he clinched the first set.

Millman pulled off the historic upset over Federer in their fourth round matchup, 3-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3) to reach the quarter finals of the singles tournament, the first time in his entire career Millman has reached the final stages of a Grand Slam event.

John Millman, an unknown Australian in the first round of 16 Grand Slam match of his 12-year career, spoiled the party. Millman is ranked No. 55.

No doubt, he would have expected Federer to advance in similar fashion against Grand Slam fourth-round debutant John Millman, but if Djokovic managed to "put the kids to sleep quickly" he will have watched on in amazement as the Aussie staged a remarkable comeback. 'So the draw, it is what it is, and I've got enough stuff to worry about anyway in the earlier rounds. He's got an aura about him. "But I have never been a fan of playing someone's reputation". Bloody go you good ass thing.

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What at first seemed like a routine victory became anything but.

He eventually won the second set 7-5 and claimed the third in a tie-breaker but dropped serve to trail 4-2 in the fourth.

With chants of, "Let's go, Roger, let's go", in the background, he blasted a blistering forehand victor that exploded past a lunging Federer to go up 8-7 then finished the set off with a big first serve.

Keys has been solid in NY, having dropped a single set through four matches, and turned it up a notch against her 29th-seeded opponent as she lost only 10 points on serve during a 76-minute match in which she was broken once.

After trading a few blows, Millman saved a set point with an unreturned 100mph second serve. The Slovak got on the board for 3-1 with a forehand victor down the line, but Keys reeled off the final three games, breaking for 5-1 after Cibulkova punched a backhand volley wide on break point, then holding in the next game with two aces and a backhand down-the-line victor on set point.

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