Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet

Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet

Federer tore through the opening set in 33 minutes and served for the second at 5-4, before Millman saved two set points to level at 5-5.

John Millman pulled off one of the greatest upsets in US Open history as he dumped Roger Federer out in a dramatic four setter on Monday night in NY.

Djokovic - helped by being allowed to get away with six minute toilet break after the second set when he was struggling with the heat - overcame the feisty challenge of Portugual's Joao Sousa to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. "I have so much respect for Roger and everything he's done for the game".

Djokovic, who is coming off a title at Wimbledon, wasn't at the U.S. Open a year ago, when he missed the last half of the season because of an injured right elbow that eventually was surgically repaired this February.

Sousa, who got past 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta and No. 17 Luca Pouille to become the first Portuguese man to reach a Grand Slam last 16, was "not happy" at Djokovic's first lengthy absence from the court, although he acknowledged there was no rule limiting time of a comfort break.

The victor of the Djokovic-Millman quarter-final will play seventh-seeded 2014 champion Marin Cilic or Japanese star Kei Nishikori for a spot in Sunday's title match.

Nadal praised the 26-year-old Basilashvili, who will break into the top 30 for the first time when the next rankings are released after the tournament.

That remains Nishikori's best Grand Slam showing.

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"I definitely think it was a special one, no doubt about it".

Madison Keys eased into the quarter-finals of the US Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

Since her championship, Sharapova has only once made it to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open - in 2012, when she lost in the semifinals.

The 14th-seeded Keys will play the victor of the Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Maria Sharapova match in the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

7-6 (7/3) victory in his first Grand Slam fourth round match scuppered a blockbuster quarter-final between Federer and two-time victor Novak Djokovic.

"I felt like a bit of a deer in headlights to begin with, to be honest with you", Millman said.

Federer started the match well, breaking his opponent to love in his first service game to take a 2-0 lead and not yielding any break chances as he sealed the opener at the third attempt.

However, the 37-year-old Swiss delivered a strangely lethargic performance on Arthur Ashe Stadium - prompting some pundits to question whether he was 100 per cent fit - and Millman capitalised superbly to earn the biggest win of his career by far.

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