John Millman Bids Roger Federer Goodbye From US Open

John Millman Bids Roger Federer Goodbye From US Open

Roger Federer’s serve was poor, his closing was as poor as the serve and was beaten in the US Open, by an opponent who happened to not even be a top player. These are all the firsts in his career.

On that sweltering Monday night, Federer looked tired and slow after he couldn’t convert three set points, double-faulting 10 times and going down 7(7)-6(3) in his fourth round with John Millman.

People were waiting for the matchup between Roger Federer and the 13-time champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. But now, it’ll be Millman, ranked 55th and never having made it past the third round in a Grand Slam which was only till last week.

This was not a stunner either. Millman entered the day 28-0 in the U.S. Open and not to mention 127-1 against opponents below no. 50 ATP ranks in Grand Slam matches.

Federer had two set points when serving second at 5-4, and failed to pull through. Same was with the time he held a set point in the third set at 6-5 in the tiebreaker.

The fourth set saw him go up a break, 4-2. The umpire had to plead for silence and Federer uncharacteristically was broken in the sloppy game as he slapped it into the net when he could’ve countered it easily.


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