ROGER FEDERER DEFEATS JOHN MILLMAN IN NERVY AUSTRALIAN OPEN CLASH

 ROGER FEDERER DEFEATS JOHN MILLMAN IN NERVY AUSTRALIAN OPEN CLASH

Roger Federer defeated Australian homeboy, John Millman in an epic Australian open clash which went down to a fifth set and a match-deciding tie-break.

Millman went into the third round meeting knowing exactly what it feels like to beat Federer, after prevailing over him in four sets at the Us Open back in 2018

He pushed the World No 3 all the way and capitalised on the erratic nature of Federer’s output.

An unforced error count of 82 plagued the six-time Australian Open Champion, but Federer pulled through .

In the deciding tie-break he overturned an 8-4 deficit in order to finally secure victory after four hours and three minutes.

Federer will face Marton Fucsovics of hungary in the next round.

In other results, Diego Schwartzman defeated Sebastian Lajovic 6-2,6-3,7-6

Marin Cilic waited till the fifth set to progress over Spaniard Roberto Batista Agut in a keenly contested encounter 6-7,6-4,6-0,5-7,6-3

World number two, Novak Djokovic breezed past Yoshito Nishioka in straight sets 6-3,6-2,6-2

Mary Akinsola

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