Australian John Millman in epic US Open clash with Roger Federer

Australian John Millman in epic US Open clash with Roger Federer

The men's singles event of the US Open witnessed a seismic shock of sorts on Tuesday with unheralded John Millman stunning Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3).

Madison Keys maintained her dominance over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova with a 6-1 6-3 victory on Monday to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

Djokovic, however, said he wasn't counting on 44th-ranked Sousa, who advanced past 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta and No. 17 Lucas Pouille, going quietly.

Nishikori was glad he didn't need more than three sets in the blazing sunshine on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

In women's action, Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam in 14 years, edging Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a matchup of 20-year-olds. "It was very hot on the court even though it doesn't look too hot it's hit me".

"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".

Nishikori will next face either seventh seed Marin Cilic, which will be a rematch of the 2014 final, or Belgian 10th seed David Goffin.

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"I'm really looking forward to making the most of a second week at a grand slam", he said.

Nishikori missed the US Open previous year because of a right wrist injury.

Conversely, it had been five years since Roger Federer exited a US Open before the quarter final stages, last failing in the round of 16 at the 2013 tournament where he was bested by Spaniard Tommy Robrero.

The Aussie then held his cool to race to a 6-1 lead in the breaker before closing it out 7-3. She was broken in six of her 10 service games. 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. "I still don't feel old but at the same time there is a biological clock that doesn't work in your favour like it does when you're 20".

The Ukrainian got some help from her opponent.

She was able to play through the pain and eventually won the match in 2 hours, 32 minutes. 'The balls where I did attack, I made unforced errors, especially on that inside-out forehand today'.

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