US Open 2018: Roger Federer says stunning shot was 'special'

Roger Federer

Experts suggest that a Federer/Nadal final would result in massive online wagering and could be the most bet upon tennis match of 2018.

"You have to be the consistent guy rather than being the flashy guy just because he has a tendency to throw in an odd shot that you just don't normally see on the tour", Federer said, adding his approach was to play, "super consistent and make him hit that one extra ball because when you play like [that] it can work against you". Federer ran cross court to pull off an incredible shot by the side of the net which left everyone's jaw dropped.

That's why he's the GOAT.

Kyrgios raged towards his players' box when sitting down at the end of the first set, appearing to lose his cool when looking for support from his courtside team.

Vondrousova, through to a Grand Slam third round for the first time, will play Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, who defeated Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-0 after taking out Wozniacki in the second round. He earned a double break in the fourth game behind two flawless passing shots, one from each doubles alley, and an ill-advised Kyrgios drop shot hit from halfway between the baseline and service line that barely reached the net.

The No.2 seed was leading two-sets when he produced a truly outrageous victor. Win that, and a meeting with Federer could be next. I think it's nice. I think there is a lot more things to explore. "I was probably embarrassing my mum and dad and sisters too much, and they kind of stamped that out", said the Australian.

Kyrgios' trademark outbursts and meltdowns were overshadowed by a moment of pure Federer magic which brought the US Open crowd to its feet - and left Kyrgios completely bewildered.

"He makes the court feel really small at times", he said of Federer.

They had played three times before, with Federer winning two, but each had gone to a deciding tie-break, so hopes were high that this could be a tight contest.

Thiem prevented a rematch of last year's U.S. Open final by eliminating 2017 runner-up and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

Federer took advantage of a drop in focus from his opponent to secure a second consecutive break to increase his advantage at the start of the second set. I don't know what you're saying.

"If I want it enough, I have a coaching option, psychology option".

"I like Nick as a person, (but) you don't want his behaviour rewarded", McEnroe told ESPN.

First, though, both get what shape up as mismatches in the fourth round: Federer plays 55th-ranked John Millman, and Djokovic faces 68th-ranked Sousa.

Definitely, the seventh game in the first set when Federer retrieved from a 0-40 deficit to hold was pivotal. "I know if I can somehow dig myself out of that game, I don't know how I got into the Love-40 game, into the Love-40 position, it's just huge to try to get out of it somehow", quoted the world number two.

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