Novak Djokovic beats John Millman, to face Kei Nishikori in US Open semi-finals
Novak Djokovic ended John Millman’s fairytale US Open run on Wednesday, beating the 55th-ranked Australian in straight sets to book a semi-final clash with Kei Nishikori.Updated: Sep 06, 2018 09:57 IST
Novak Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer could not: beat 55th-ranked John Millman at the US Open.
Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
The No. 6-seeded Djokovic, who won Wimbledon in July, had been drawn to face Federer with a semi-final berth at stake.
But Millman scuttled that showdown by stunning the 20-time Grand Slam champ in four sets in the fourth round on a hot and humid evening that Federer said sapped his energy and made it hard to breathe.
This one wasn’t exactly simple for Djokovic: He only converted four of 20 break points. And he finished with 53 unforced errors.
But he did move on, and now will face Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals.
First Published: Sep 06, 2018 09:56 IST