John Millman took advantage of the wild card that the organizers of the Australian Open 2023 and reached the second round by defeating Marc-Andrea Huesler in the fifth set. The Australian will face Daniil Medvedev for the first time in his career and is looking forward to this incredible experience.
Millman is one of the smartest and most physical players on tour and has already scored some prestigious victories at the Tour’s biggest tournaments in the past. Impossible to forget his sensational comeback against Roger Federer in the round of 16 of the US Open 2018.
The Brisbane player has also stunned the likes of Nick Kyrgios and Hubert Hurkacz at a Grand Slam event, and will try to do whatever he can to stop last year’s Australian Open finalist.
Millman recalls his win over Roger Federer at the 2018 US Open
Millman told a press conference, making a clear reference to the match he beat Federer in 2018: «These are the matches every tennis player would like to play.
He is one of the few players I have never faced before. I like to watch him play. When you challenge Daniil, you have to work on every point. He doesn’t give you many gifts, he covers the field very well, he likes to extend the rallies.
It will be a very tough battle. But I have already won against some of the best players in the past. I like to play against them. I can’t wait to take on this challenge. Australia is a special place to play tennis, I love my country. This motivates me a lot.
I always try to take advantage of the energy that the public gives me. I have a lot of amazing memories on Court 3. One of the best moments of my career was when I played against Gilles Muller. I won in five sets and that match gave me the confidence to compete at this level.
I’m exhausted at the moment, but a lot of people from Brisbane will come to see me. Even today there were many. They are special and I will always remember these moments at the end of my career.»