Dzumhur defeats Millman to set up third round clash with Rafael Nadal


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Bosnian tennis player Damir Dzumhur ended local favorite John Millman’s Australian Open campaign in the second round. 

Dzumhur bounced back from a second-set meltdown to win 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, and 6-1 in two hours and 39 minutes.

The No. 28 seed broke his opponent’s serve in the very first game of the match, but suffered a setback when Millman broke him back in the sixth game of the first set.


Dzumhur broke Millman once again in the 11th game to win the first set, and then stormed into a 3-1, 40-0 lead in the second.

But the world No. 122 responded by winning the next five points, as well as six consecutive games - during which Dzumhur made three double faults and five unforced errors - to tie the match at one set apiece and take a lead in the third set.

From that point on, however, Dzumhur stepped up his game, leaving Millman almost no chance whatsoever.

In fact, 29-year-old Australian did not have a single break point until the end of the match; Dzumhur, on the other hand, broke Millman two times in the third set and two times in the fourth to close the match and set up a round of 32 clash with the world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

Dzumhur and Nadal have played once before, almost two years ago in Miami, when Nadal retired while trailing 6-2, 4-6, 0-3.

The match is scheduled to be played early on Friday morning.