US Open: Roger Federer gives rebel Nick Kyrgios a harsh lesson

Federer's round-the-net winner leaves Kyrgios speechless

Kyrgios, who is no stranger to hitting hot shots, was so impressed with Federer's shot that he said he would be Instagramming it. This was the worst part of the match for Roger who had to play against three break points in the fifth game as well, fending off all three with nice attacks and closing the game with another forehand victor to move 3-2 in front.

But Millman knows there's no friends on court when playing for a US Open quarter-final berth.

On the men's side, No. 13 Diego Schwartzman failed to hold off No. 21 Kei Nishikori, and top-five contender Alexander Zverev squandered a one-set lead with a loss to unseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Kerber, the 2016 US Open victor trying to become the third woman in the last 20 years to win both Wimbledon and the US Open in the same season, was bundled out by Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Their blockbuster third round match failed to live up to the hype on Sunday morning as Kyrgios failed to lift for the occasion and was outclassed on Arthur Ashe Arena 6-4 6-1 7-5. The ensuing victor didn't go over the net - it went around. "Obviously I'm trying to make my f***ing first serve".

"Is a great feeling", he said.

"I am going to try to be as competitive as possible and really battle out there and not play anyone's reputation", he said.

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Much-hyped Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, fellow 20-year-old American Frances Tiafoe and 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov also failed to make it into the second week.

"A special one, no doubt about it", declared Federer, who put it up there among his greatest hits, which, considering who we're talking about, is certainly saying something.

"I know she was the best at that time, but I just wanted to win".

"The good thing is I managed to have a hit on it first time with Andy (Murray) before the tournament, so that was actually pretty cool". I have beaten him before.

The wonder shot was the talk of the day, but the night belonged to 2014 champion Marin Cilic and 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, who battled for four hours on Louis Armstrong Stadium before Cilic pulled off a 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 victory.

The defending men's champion Rafael Nadal reached his fourth Grand Slam quarterfinal of the season, and 36th of his career, by getting past Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4, while No. 11 John Isner of the US made it that far at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2011. I think there is a lot more to be done and there is a lot more to be, I mean, explored. "Yeah, definitely the around-the-pole shot was unique, it can only happen in a bigger court where you play with the singles net". You need to be more dedicated if you want to be there with the big boys.

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