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Friday, January 24, 2020

Federer' Australian Open hopes alive five-set thriller over Millman

Roger Federer kept Australian Open 2020 hopes alive over John Millman in five-set thriller win.





Roger Federer pulled all the ways to thrashed in Melbourne after a five-set epic against home hope John Millman 10-8 in a final-set tie-break to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.


 Federer, 38, finally overcame the world No 47 4–6, 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6 (8) over four hours and three minutes.
Federer looked to have escaped the danger when he recovered from a set down to lead by two sets to one but 30-year-old Millman, who beat the great Swiss at the US Open in 2018, had other ideas.

 Federer, 38, trailed 8-4 in the deciding tie-break - but won six points in a row to progress.



Roger Federer beats John Millman in five-set thriller win reach  Australian Open 2020 fourth round.




Oh god, that was tough. Thank God it’s a super tiebreaker otherwise I would have lost this one. Ah. Where to start? I think John played a great match. He might as well have been here as well making the match- doing the interview. Ah, I can’t even speak anymore! He’s a great fighter, good guy and it came down to the wire at the end.


A bit of luck maybe - go one way, I had to stay focused, make the right decision and he was doing all that stuff in the beginning of the breaker. I thought: ‘ok, I guess I tried. I didn’t play too bad after all.’ I was getting ready to explain myself in the press conference.


I never really felt comfortable. I felt John did a great job of keeping me on the back foot, that I couldn’t always step in. Until the last shot: I went for it. He picked the wrong side.



 Stefanos Tsitsipas will not be repeating his heroics from the Australian Open 12 months ago after losing to Milos Raonic.

 Canadian Milos Raonic, who has endured wretched luck with injuries over the last few years, was resurgent and thoroughly deserved his 7-5 6-4 7-6 (2) victory.

 Defending champion Novak Djokovic, who produced a serving masterclass to defeat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-2 6-2.



What's Next for Roger Feder at Australian Open 2020.




 He will face Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round.


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