Did John Millman use an old trick against Roger Federer?

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Did John Millman use an old trick against Roger Federer?

The third round challenge of the Australian Open 2020 between John Millman and Roger Federer continues to offer many interesting points. In particular, an episode filmed by cameras that is making discuss tennis fans all over the world, these days.

The number 47 of the ATP Ranking, in fact, was accused of rubbing the balls on his shirt before serving, so as to exploit the body's moisture to transfer it to the ball itself, causing a change in its general conditions.

The ITF rules, in reality, do not take into account such an event, but instead do those of the USTA, which prohibit a treatment like this to playing balls. The match was one of the most beautiful, thrilling ad exciting of this edition of the Australian Open.

the Swiss defetaed Millman in five sets by avenging the defeat of the US Open 2018. He won with the final score of 4-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8) in more than four hours of play. In the last and decisive set, Roger Federer made was able to recover a break disadvantage and not only, because in the super tie-brek he was on the score of 4-8, but he was able to recover the disadvantage and win the challenge.