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Roger Federer survives major Australian Open scare to beat John Millman


Roger Federer beat John Millman in the third round of the Australian Open (Picture:Getty)

Roger Federer survived an almighty scare to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open following a dramatic victory over John Millman.

The six-time champion looked to have taken control of the match having taken a 2-1 lead after dropping the first set, but his Australian opponent rallied and, spurred on by a home crowd, took the match to a fifth set and championship tie break.

Federer looked down and out, trailing 8-4 in the breaker, but summoned all his powers of recovery to reel off six points in succession and claim an astonishing victory.

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