New York, NY, USA, 3 September 2018 |

John Millman will make both his Grand Slam fourth round and Arthur Ashe Stadium debut when he meets Roger Federer under lights on Monday in the US Open’s round of 16.

Also on Monday, Ash Barty, John Peers and Ajla Tomljanovic will feature in doubles action while Rinky Hijikata kicks off his boys’ singles campaign.


John Millman v [2] Roger Federer
Fourth round / Arthur Ashe Stadium / second match, night session

The Queenslander is the last Aussie standing in singles after Ash Barty went out to Karolina Pliskova in the fourth round of the women’s singles on Sunday. Millman faces perhaps the toughest test in tennis – he takes on five-time Roger Federer on the biggest court in the world.

“I managed to have a hit on it first time with Andy (Murray) before the tournament, so that was actually pretty cool,” Millman said before he knew of his opponent. “I didn’t necessarily think I’d end up potentially playing on Arthur Ashe, but if I do, I think it’s one of the more iconic courts in the world, so I think that’s really cool.”

Into the last 16 of a major for the first time, Millman will have nothing to lose against the 20-time major winner, who dismissed Nick Kyrgios in straight sets in the previous round. Although the odds are stacked against him, Millman will take confidence from stretching Federer to three tight sets on Pat Rafter Arena at the Brisbane International in their only previous meeting in 2015. Millman also ousted in-form 14th seed Fabio Fognini in the second round this fortnight in New York. He’s in fine touch.

Women’s doubles

[13] Ash Barty/CoCo Vandeweghe v [3] Andrea Sestini Hlavackova/Barbora Strycova
Third round / Court 17 / second match

Magda Linette/Ajla Tomljanovic v [6] Lucie Hradecka/Ekaterina Makarova
Third round / Court 5 / second match

Mixed doubles

John Peers/Zhang Shuai v [2] Oliver Marach/Nicole Melichar
Quarterfinals / Court 5 / first match

Boys’ singles

Rinky Hijikata v Jiri Lehecka
First round / Court 9 / second match