Aussie John Millman Beats Roger Federer In US Open

The world #55 will now play in his first Major quarter final.

Australian tennis player John Millman has pulled off a major victory, beating Roger Federer in the U.S. Open to advance to his first quarter final of a Major tournament.

Millman, the world number 55, beat the world number two in four sets, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6.

Millman had looked out of the match early on, with Federer up one set and holding two set points in the second, but he failed to convert and allowed the Aussie back into the game.

Millman ground out a win in the three-hour match to advance to a quarter final against Novak Djokovic.

The ATP said on its website Millman had "shocked the world", reporting he had never previously beaten an opponent ranked in the top 10. Despite the biggest win of his career, Millman remained composed after Federer hit a shot too long to hand the Aussie victory.