New York — Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open on Monday, beaten in four sets by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman. Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) victory in his first Grand Slam fourth-round match scuppered a blockbuster quarterfinal between Federer and two-time winner Novak Djokovic. It marked Federer’s earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013. Federer said he struggled to breathe in the crushing humidity. “I just thought it was very hot tonight. Was just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn’t get air. There was no circulation at all,” said the 20-time major winner, who was trying to clinch the US Open for the first time in a decade. “I just struggled in the conditions. It’s one of the first times it’s happened to me. “It’s uncomfortable. Clearly just kept on sweating more and more and more and more as the match goes on. You lose energy as it goes by. “But John was able to dea...

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