The 29-year-old Millman earned his own shot at Federer on Monday with a breakthrough 6-4 4-6 6-1 6-3 third-round win over Mikhail Kukushkin. "Obviously I want to achieve more in the sport". "That is very special".
"Is a great feeling", he said. Turned out Kyrgios would not muster another break chance.
The result was that Federer raced to a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory in just 104 minutes against a demoralised Kyrgios, who at one point could be heard shouting "I need to hire a coach".
Neither Millman nor Sousa has ever made it this deep at any Grand Slam tournament. That's what I did a lot when I was younger. He's got an aura about him.
"I don't care because I'm just taking care about my draw, about my opponent, about my matches, and my day". "I hope they look to me or parents look to me and think that they will be happy that maybe their son would behave like this on a tennis court or tried as hard as I did". He started playing some shots that we all know he can make.
"I will relish the opportunity".
The highlight prompted a trip down memory lane, as USOpen.org dug deep into the video archives to pick out five of the five-time US Open champion's best shots over the years in NY.
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It was another Grand Slam disappointment for Zverev, touted as the youngster most likely to end the major dominance of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal.
Kohlschreiber next meets 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori, who got past No. 13 Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Zverev still has never made the fourth round in visits to NY after being beaten 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 by Philipp Kohlschreiber in an all-German matchup, while Joao Sousa defeated Pouille 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
Kerber, the 2016 US Open victor tying to become the third woman in the last 20 years to win both Wimbledon and the US Open in the same season, was bundled out by Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Over in Ashe at night, five-time major champion Maria Sharapova eliminated No. 10 Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2.
Fourth-seeded Kerber's departure followed the early exits of world number one Simona Halep and No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki - who were both also seeking a second Grand Slam title of the year.
Only No. 3 seed and defending champion Sloane Stephens remains among the top-four seeds. "He's not going to play as well as he did towards the end of the first set or into the second set".
The world No.14 lost to Sloane Stephens in the US Open final last year and lost to her again this year in the French Open semi-finals. "I played a bad service game, didn't make any first serves".
Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also departed, beaten 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) by Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, and Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova sprang a surprise, too, with a 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6 (7/1) victory over 13th-seeded Belgian Kiki Bertens.