Novak Djokovic is on to the US Open quarterfinals - and potentially a showdown with Roger Federer. As the temperatures rose so did the tempers, both players engaging in animated arguments with chair umpire James Keothavong over points. Closed poorly, too. And now he's gone, beaten at the US Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his career.
The first obvious signs of trouble for Federer came far earlier, in the second game of the second set. It was his first victory against a top 10 player.
Up 2-1 in the third, Djokovic took an off-court medical timeout, leaving fans to wonder if the veteran might be suffering from a serious ailment.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion double-faulted 10 times, including twice in a row during the final tiebreaker. When Djokovic stole a break midway through the set to get ahead 3-2, he ran away with the lead and finished with a final break to seal the match.
Federer started in typical fashion to take the opener 6-3 but Millman didn't wilt, taking the game up to the Swiss to win the next two 7-5, 7-6.
But that only delayed the inevitable as Nishikori kept his focus to seal the win and extend his flawless record against the German to 3-0.
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Federer then bested the tricky Benoit Paire 7-5 6-4 6-4, in a performance that was more workman-like than it was clinical. But Federer came back to put the game at deuce when Kyrgios hit one into the net.
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But moreover, Taylor's question was in no way a "Gotcha!" attempt to get Saban to denigrate one of his two quarterbacks. Miller has a relationship with Saban and recently hosted him on the podcast .
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For his efforts, Donaldson was chosen the AL's most valuable player, just the second player in franchise history to get the award. And, in true hockey/Canadian fashion, ball caps littered the Rogers Centre field after the Bringer Of Rain's "Hat Trick".
"But I have got great people around me who lift me up when I'm feeling sorry for myself", Millman had said.
"It's one of the more iconic courts in the world, so I think that's really cool", Millman said.
The other quarterfinal on the bottom half of the draw will be a rematch of the 2014 U.S. Open final: No. 7 Marin Cilic against No. 21 Kei Nishikori.
Madison Keys returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 29 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
After serving successive double faults in the fifth game, Federer missed two routine volleys before wrapping up the first set at the third attempt and he was then forced to save seven break points in a mammoth service game lasting 14 minutes early in the second.
Before this year's US Open, Millman had only ever progressed past the first round of a Grand Slam tournament on a handful of occasions, with his previous best efforts coming in third round exits at the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 Wimbledon.