Federer: I was struggling to breathe during US Open defeat

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"I never believed that he would get this far and I don't think probably a lot of other people thought he would get this far. There was no circulation at all", said Federer, who was clearly below his best throughout the match. He's always been, you know, one of the guys in the locker rooms, we'll always chat, very approachable.

Federer was said by ESPN to be in some physical distress immediately after the match as he struggled to control his breathing, although he was able to fulfil his media duties not long after. "That's been a constant with me ever since I played the game, because, if you do that, you start behind the eight ball straight away".

"Today he was definitely not at his best", Millman said of Federer.

For his troubles, John Millman - whose rabid fanbase are called Millminions for what it's worth - now faces another huge task in sixth-seeded Novak Djokovic in his quarter final matchup.

Through his opening-round matches, Djokovic and his play both suffered under a blazing sun and with temperatures nudging 32 degrees Celsius, the extreme conditions took a toll on 31-year-old Serb.

The pair are actually friends and regularly train together, but Millman said that his victory was all business.

The punter might've felt good about the play when Federer held two set points for a two-sets-to-love lead, but once he squandered those opportunities it was all downhill from there. But first, we will be across the final major of the year in NY as the US Open right through to the final with live blogs, reports, features and reaction.

Kei Nishikori will be hoping to make another deep run at his most successful Grand Slam event after he easily outclassed Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals.

Federer's defeat to Australian Millman marked the first time he has lost to a player ranked outside of the top 50 at the US Open.

"I am not 21 anymore, that was 10 years ago".

"At the start, I don't think I was playing so well", said Millman, who said he was sweating so much he had a hard time holding onto his racket.

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

Sharapova collected the trophy in NY at age 19 in 2006 and owns a total of five Grand Slam titles, but the Russian was far shakier than Suarez Navarro, who has never made it to the quarterfinals of a major.

The numbers were damning with the Swiss second seed, in many eyes the greatest male player of all time, committing a shocking 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults, including two in the final tie-break.



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