Roger Federer never fails to surprise you, does he? The Swiss legend was at it again in the third round of the ongoing Australian Open. He made his way to a 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8) win against local boy John Millman. Roger Federer was made to work for his win and had to fight back from 8-4 down in the breaker to upstage John Millman at the Rod Laver Arena. In doing so, Roger Federer also became the only tennis player to win 100 matches in two Grand Slam events (Wimbledon and Australian Open).
The thrilling five-set encounter which is being regarded as one of the greatest tennis matches ever was a delight to watch for tennis lovers. The fans made sure they expressed their emotions on popular social media site - Twitter. Check out some fan reactions below.
So, to sum up Day 5 of #AusOpen 2020— Nikhila (@kokudum) January 24, 2020
#3 Osaka lost
#8 Serena lost
#10 Keys lost
#6 Tsitsipas lost
#9 Bautista Agut lost
Federer survives five-set marathon
Just your usual day of tennis 😅
That was the best game if tennis I've seen period I think. Congrats to both of you. John Millman you are a champion. Roger Federer you are a legend. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽— Mez✊🏽🇦🇺😎🤯 (@mezi13) January 24, 2020
Now to sleep. 😴😴#AusOpen
Anyone wondering why Federer keeps bothering with tennis with four kids and gazillions in the bank at age 38.— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) January 24, 2020
It's for a moment like tonight