Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova crash at US Open

He finished with 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults but had a host of chances to take wrap up matters in straight sets, squandering set points in the second and third sets.

But his much-anticipated quarterfinal matchup against his old rival Novak Djokovic - what would have been their 47th meeting, and seventh at the US Open - was foreclosed by the Australian, who will now meet the Serb on Thursday.

"I just thought it was very hot tonight", Federer said after his fourth-round defeat.

"Last time I played (Djokovic) I got three games", he said. "I thought in today's conditions, her ball was getting up on me a little bit more, much more than my previous three opponents that I played", said Sharapova. So, yeah, I mean, nothing to say about that'.

John Millman can't believe at his win over Roger Federer at the US Open.

"I found it pretty tough early on to hold onto the racquet".

Millman was adamant he would not be intimidated by Federer, and perhaps was helped by having spent time practicing together a few months ago ahead of the grass-court portion of this season. "It's challenging mentally", Millman said.

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.

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As Federer's serving went from bad to worse, Millman - who was growing in confidence - immediately broke again to level the match.

Federer wasted two set points in the 10th game, giving Millman a break chance when he missed an easy volley then double-faulting on break point. "I still don't feel old but at the same time there is a biological clock that doesn't work in your favour like it does when you're 20". It's challenging financially. It's challenging physically.

But, you know, he's a hero of mine.

The heat, though, is much tougher on Djokovic, who showed the same blank expression, rosy cheeks, and sweat-soaked shirt as during his first-round match last week. And you do all those moments in rehab, you do all that for something like this.

In a battle of unseeded women in the fourth round, Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko rallied to beat the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 to reach her first grand slam quarterfinal.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, an eerily similar scenario played out. But he stretched his sterling record in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to 11-0.

Sept 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia tries to cool off in the heat during a change over while playing Joao Sousa of Portugal 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 will hope history serves him better than it did Federer.

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