NEW YORK – John Millman, a player outside of the Top 50, clipped a lackluster Roger Federer, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3), early Tuesday in the fourth round of the US Open.
It was a shock loss for Federer, No. 2 in the ATP rankings, who served and closed poorly with 10 double-fault violations in a game that began late Monday and crossed midnight of Tuesday.
Federer, a five-time champion at the tournament, had only exited the US Open once before the quarterfinals. He has a record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
That leaves 13-time major champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals free from an earlier anticipated clash with Federer.
Millman, ranked No. 55, never got past the third round of this tournament. He will now face the No. 6 Djokovic in the next round.