Federer knocked out of US Open by Aussie Millman

Roger Federer 'In New York you do things you shouldn't be doing'

Roger Federer 'In New York you do things you shouldn't be doing'

Temperatures were forecast to hit up to 32.2 degrees Celsius on Monday but the conditions did not deter fans flocking to Flushing Meadows for day eight of the tournament, as former champions Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer - playing unseeded Australian John Millman - and Maria Sharapova bid to book their quarter-final spots.

With the US Open's heat advisory put back into effect, the pair traded punishing groundstrokes under the blazing sun and it was Cibulkova who was often pinned well behind the baseline and at the mercy of her opponent. Until meeting Millman Tuesday, Federer hadn't dropped a set all tournament at the Arthur Ashe.

Djokovic, the No. 6 seed in the men's draw, is 28-0 at the US Open when facing an opponent ranked outside the Top 50.

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.

Federer lost 6-3 5-7 6-7 6-7 to the unheralded Australian in what was one of the most surprising upsets in the tournament's history.

Federer, like any great champion, refused to throw in the towel and showed emotion for the first time after breaking for a 4-2 lead in the fourth.

'I have so much respect for Roger and everything he's done for the game and he's been a hero of mine.

Now he meets Djokovic in his first Grand Slam quarter-final on Wednesday.

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Millman cursed himself for missing one set point but threw everything into a series of forehands to bring up a second and forced Federer into another error.

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

Kei Nishikori is into the quarterfinals of his return to the U.S. Open.

Defeating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 previously, the young Aussie had to be booted off the court because there were so many people lining up for autographs and photographs.

Nishikori missed the U.S. Open a year ago because of a right wrist injury.

The 14th-seeded Keys will play the victor of the Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Maria Sharapova match in the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"I felt like a deer in the headlights to begin with, to be honest", Millman added. The big win for Navarro comes on her 30th birthday.

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.

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