Federer's classy show of respect for John Millman

Richard Gasquet explains funny reason why he can beat Novak Djokovic

Richard Gasquet explains funny reason why he can beat Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer made a shock exit from the U.S. Open on Monday after the five-times champion was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3) by unseeded Australian John Millman in the round of 16.

The tennis analyst and strategist Craig O'Shannessy, who has been working with Novak Djokovic since the end of previous year, believes that there is a key to explain Roger Federer's longevity.

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.

Djokovic, however, said he wasn't counting on 44th-ranked Sousa, who advanced past 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta and No. 17 Lucas Pouille, going quietly. That was the first time in tournament history that the US Open created an extreme heat policy for men's matches - players can opt for a 10-minute break between the third and fourth sets - similar to what's standard on the women's tour, in which there can be a delay between the second and third sets. "It was very hot on the court even though it doesn't look too hot it's hit me".

"A little bit of disbelief, he's been a hero of mine", he replied to being asked how it felt to defeat one of the greatest tennis player of all time.

He will next face No. 7 seed Marin Cilic who ousted No. 10 seed David Goffin 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4.

"I'm really looking forward to making the most of a second week at a grand slam", he said.

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.

He reached the quarterfinals for an 11th consecutive appearance in NY as he bids for a third US Open championship and 14th Grand Slam trophy.

In the women's draw, Madison Keys eased into the quarter-finals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

The Swiss star, 37, lost to a player ranked outside the world's top 50 for the first time ever at Flushing Meadows as he went down 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3) to the 55th-ranked Australian.

But Keys struck once more with a flurry of winners at 3-3, overpowering Cibulkova in that game to reclaim her break advantage.

His serve, in particular, was way off during the first two sets.

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