After beating Roger Federer at U.S. Open, John Millman ponders fantasy football draft |
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After beating Roger Federer at U.S. Open, John Millman ponders fantasy football draft

Frank Carnevale
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Australia's John Millman celebrates a point against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their 2018 US Open Men's Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 3, 2018. (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / AFP)EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

John Millman just completed the biggest upset of the U.S. Open, so what’s going through his head after the match? His fantasy football draft.

Millman, from Australia and ranked 55 in the world, knocked off second-seeded Roger Federer at the U.S. Open in New York in a match that ended just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

It’s the first time the 29-year-old Millman has advanced to the fourth round of any Grand Slam event. Federer, in contrast, has won the U.S. Open five times.

Millman will now face with the reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.

So was Millman excited? Sure. But he wanted to get some sleep because he had to get up early for his fantasy football draft.

In an interview posted by Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) to Twitter Millman said that he holds the second pick in his draft that was set to start at 7 a.m. Tuesday. And he was mulling whether to go with Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley or Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who didn’t show up for the teams first regular season practice on Monday .

No word yet on who he went with.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, [email protected] or via Twitter @frnkstar.

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