Tennis: Roger Federer out of US Open after fourth-round loss to John Millman

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Australia's John Millman during their 2018 US Open Men's Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on Sept 3, 2018.
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Australia's John Millman during their 2018 US Open Men's Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on Sept 3, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open fourth round, beaten in four sets on Monday (Sept 3) 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 quarter-final between Federer and Novak Djokovic.

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