New York: Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer was stunned by unheralded Australian John Millman 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) in the fourth round of the US Open. The match that started on Monday and ended on Tuesday and saw the tennis legend fall to the 55th ranked Millman, Xinhua news agency reported. Millman will take on 13-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals after the 6th seeded Serbian sailed past Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Russian star Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 to earn her place in the quarter-finals of the US Open tennis tournament. Suarez, who turned 30 on Monday, is playing her eleventh US Open and made it to the quarter-finals for the second time after her first quarter-final in 2013, reports EFE news agency.
Suarez’s win over Sharapova, who won the 2006 US Open, broke the Russian player’s winning streak of 22-0 on the centre court of the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, and was the second loss to the Spaniard in six games on the circuit (4-2). Suarez’s next opponent will be the fourteenth favourite American Madison Keys, who easily beat Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-3, to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open for the second consecutive year.