Federer knocked out of US Open by Aussie Millman

Roger Federer

The No. 21 seed from Japan returned to the tour early this year, building his confidence back with a victory in a Challenger Tour event, then reached the final in Monte Carlo and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, where he lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

But Djokovic was reluctant to talk about his problems after the match.

Since then, nine Australians - including Nick Kyrgios only two days ago, Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 Wimbledon final and Lleyton Hewitt seven times - had fallen prey to Federer in 20 straight grand slam matches over nearly 20 years.

Federer lost 6-3 5-7 6-7 6-7 to the unheralded Australian in what was one of the most surprising upsets in the tournament's history.

Nishikori will next face either seventh seed Marin Cilic, which will be a rematch of the 2014 final, or Belgian 10th seed David Goffin. "But I got out of a tough second set and really found my feet and started to be a little bit more aggressive".

Nishikori appeared to be racing towards an easy win before Kohlschreiber unexpectedly broke the 28-year-old to level the third set at 5-5.

Madison Keys of the US reacts after beating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in a fourth round match on day eight of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Vondrousova wasn't all that sure Tsurenko had issues. "She was just acting".

Sharapova collected the trophy in NY at age 19 in 2006 and owns a total of five major singles titles, but the Russian was far shakier during this match than Suarez Navarro, who never has made it past the quarter-finals at a major.

Before their match, Roger Federer said he had a great deal of respect for his Australian counterpart.

Also into the quarterfinals: 2017 runner-up Madison Keys of the USA and No. 20 Naomi Osaka of Japan. The 20-year-old Osaka was already the first Japanese woman to get to the fourth round in NY since 2004. He was up a break in the second set, before his serve began to betray him.

The Aussie then held his cool to race to a 6-1 lead in the breaker before closing it out 7-3.

Sharapova won the 2006 title in NY, but she's now lost in the fourth round in her past three appearances.

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