Published: Tue, September 04, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Novak Djokovic takes charge against Richard Gasquet in Round 3

Novak Djokovic takes charge against Richard Gasquet in Round 3

A tie-break was required, raising the volume on a court that had often been stunned into near silence, and incredibly it was Millman who prevailed, coming from 3-1 down and saving one set point before taking his second. If anyone else is doing those shots against me, I'm probably not too happy. To make that happen, Federer will first have to navigate unseeded Australian John Millman on Monday night in Ashe Stadium.

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

Second seed Federer - a five-time champion at Flushing Meadows - was an overwhelming favourite to prevail against the world number 55 and set up a blockbuster quarter-final with Novak Djokovic.

Kei Nishikori will be hoping to make another deep run at his most successful Grand Slam event after he easily outclassed Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals.

Djokovic, the reigning Wimbledon champion, improved to 28-0 against players ranked outside the top 50 at the US Open.

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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. Federer broke Millman's first service game, led 3-0 and took the first set in just 33 minutes, finishing it off with a 128 miles per hour serve and backhand volley victor.

The first Portuguese player to reach the fourth round of any grand slam, the 68th ranked Sousa never looked a threat to progress any further as his magical US Open run came to an end.

Sept 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Madison Keys of the USA hits to 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.

The third set was a much tighter affair with just one break chance to Federer in the very first game as it went to a tiebreak, Federer squandering a set point at 6-5 before Millman clinched to go ahead point at the second attempt to lead for the first time. She was broken in six of her 10 service games. She took long pauses between points in the first-set tiebreaker, then left the court for treatment after it.

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