Australian tennis star John Millman faces an uphill battle against Novak Djokovic while chasing another setback after beating Roger Federer.
The rookie Australian quarter-final with the 13-time Grand Slam champion is the second night meeting at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday AEST.
In a performance that changed his life, Millman left Federer, and his fans, at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, with a big bang when he won 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 in four sets on Monday. at night, local time.
Australian tennis star John Millman leads the second set against Novak Djokovic while chasing another setback after beating Roger Federer
Millman, who said he was "incredulous" after beating the "hero" of his childhood, Federer, said he was not "excited" as he prepared to face Djokovic (pictured) on the court.
Millman, who said he was "incredulous" after beating the "hero" of his childhood, Federer, said he was not "excited" as he prepared to face Djokovic on the court.
"I'll have to have one of my best days to do the job," Millman told AAP.
The Brisbane man said he could not afford many mistakes if he had any chance to get past Djokovic.
"It may sound a bit boring, but I have to control my side of the court," Millman told AAP on Tuesday.
& # 39; I have to be very strict with my unforced errors, take a chance and take it a little.
& # 39; All that is missing, I have to try to take advantage of it & # 39;
John Millman of Australia beats Novak Djokovic of Serbia in a quarterfinal match
Roger Federer of Switzerland (left) and John Millman of Australia join hands after Millman's sensational discomfort on the eighth day of the US Open 2018 tennis tournament
The statistics support the 29-year-old's theory that he needs to be bold.
By winning his last three games, Millman has achieved half of the winners than his defeated opponents.
Millman hit 72 winners at 140 of Federer's, Mikhail Kukushkin's and Fabio Fognini's combined.
Djokovic's Australian strategist has been an enthusiastic observer of Millman's surprise raid through the draw, eagerly calculating numbers for Queenslander games.
By winning his last three games, Millman (pictured) has reached half of the winners than his defeated opponents.
Brisbane base John Millman (left) prepares to face Djokovic
"His career has been based on making fewer mistakes than his opponent," Craig O & # 39; Shannessy told AAP.
"His opponents have committed 61 percent of all the mistakes and Millman has been dining on that.
"The problem in the confrontation with Novak is that Novak also employs the same general strategy and, historically, does it better."
After perishing himself, Federer claimed after his shock loss that brutal conditions favored Millman.
The Brisbane base is not so sure, but supports his supreme fitness against Djokovic.
"Look, Novak is pretty conditioned," Millman said.
Millman (left) admitted that he was not "excited" as he prepared to face Djokovic (right)
I know that I am destined to be conditioned and accustomed, but it is not so easy for anyone.
But I will use every small advantage. If it turns out to be an advantage, that's great, but it's going to be difficult for everyone. "
Millman will not lack support in his first Grand Slam quarter-final.
"My phone has been running non-stop," he said.
"I have had overwhelming support in my country and abroad.
& # 39; It's just going crazy & # 39;