The match between Federer and Novak Djokovic, who had previously booked his ticket to the quarter-finals, beat Joao Suza 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
But Australia’s John Melman, the world number 55, beat expectations and dropped the Swiss 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3).
It is the first time that the winner of this tournament has finished five times this early since he lost in the fourth round also to the Spanish Tommy Robredo in 2013, while the worst result in the Grand Slam since he left the third round of Australia Open in 2015 Italian hand Andreas Sibi.
In contrast, the 29-year-old, John Millman who is ranked 55th in the world and remains the best result of the UEFA Champions League tour this season came out victorious in his first test in the fourth round of one of Grand Slam tournaments, and his victory was resounding because he achieved at the expense of the record holder the number of titles Grand.
Federer justified his sudden departure “It was very hot, I felt I could not breathe, I was getting sweaty and I was very upset, I think I was happy because the match was over,” Federer said.
“John is treating the situation better – he’s from Brisbane, one of the most humid places in the world!”
“He was a hero to me” –
Despite his 37 years of experience, Federer did not invest in the second and third group to his advantage after he suffered from sending him and the indirect fouls of 77.
After the game, which lasted three hours and 35 minutes, Melman, who faces Federer for the second time in his career (lost to him in 2015 in the price of the final of Brisbane, Australia) said he is pleased that he is unbelievable what he achieved, adding, “I have great respect for Roger and everything He played for the game, he was a hero for me. ”
The first set for Federer in 34 minutes after the second half to send the Australian rival, and then began to suffer the second half of the second group after 14 minutes to resolve.
Federer seemed to recover from the break by sending Melman in the fifth half to take a 3-2 lead and then 5-3 and then got two chances to settle the group for his part in the tenth game, but the Australian rose and took the break to send his opponent and won the next four games after breaking the Swiss sent back In the twelfth half, on his way to finishing the group in an hour and 6 minutes.
Federer realized the situation and raised his position in the third set, and got his chance to fix it when he advanced 6-5 in the tiebreaker but he replied the Australian sent in the net and then grabbed the last point of progress 8-7 on the Swiss sent before he was settled 9-7 and ended the group in an hour And 3 minutes.
Federer had the opportunity to return to the meeting when he advanced 4-2 in the fourth set but gave up sending him in the next half, allowing Melman to drag his opponent to a break in which the last 6-1, and then resolved 7-3, ending the meeting for him.
Federer said: “It was not at its best today, but I was satisfied with that win,” Millman said after the meeting.
Milman followed Dujkovic the sixth, Croatia’s Marin Cilic and seventh-seeded Japanese Nishikori 21.
– Sharapova’s first-night defeat –
Sharapova was no better than Federer, with a fourth-round loss to Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 3-6.
Sharapova, the champion of 2006 and the first Grand Slam champion since Roland Garros in 2014, suffered the worst for Suarez, who celebrated her 30th birthday by reaching the quarter-finals of the US championship for the second time in her first career in 2013.
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Sharapova made 38 indirect mistakes and lost her six-time lead, making it easy for her Spanish rival, who hopes to continue her career and unravel her quarter-final encounter at the Grand Slam without breaking it once.
It was the first time Sharapova had lost a match in Flushing Meadows during the evening out of 24 games, and the Russian acknowledged that “I certainly expected better results at the Grand Slam this year, but I have the motivation and faith every day to continue.”
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