Millman, Surprise Quarterfinalist

US OPEN, New York The number one seed and number one ranked player, Rafael Nadal, will face an opponent that has beaten him on his favorite surface; however, they have never played each other on hard court. They have met ten times on clay and Nadal has the 7:3 advantage, but Dominic Thiem seems to…

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Dimitrov pushed to the brink by Millman

Dimitrov pushed by Millman

Brisbane International, Australia [3] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [128] John Millman (AUS) Millman pushed the defending champion to the brink of elimination and a lack of belief was his undoing. Granted, Dimitrov played some brilliant shots to save one of those match points; however, once Millman lost that set, he lost his way. Was it…

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Harrison Fights Off The Rain And Millman

Harrison fights off rain and Millman

BB&T Atlanta Open, USA [42] Ryan Harrison (USA) vs. [174] John Millman (AUS) This was their first meeting and Millman was primed after defeating Frances Tiafoe in the previous round; yet, it was the American who broke first.  When you struggle with doubt, it takes very little to make you uncomfortable on the tennis court.  Worse,…

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Isner Survived Millman’s Scare

China Open, Beijing [CR13] John Isner (USA) vs. [CR76] John Millman (AUS) It was their first meeting and given the difference in their ranking and number of titles, Isner was expected to win this match.  In fact, he was expected to win this match quite easily.  Yet, that is what makes sports, especially individual sports,…

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