Roger Federer came through a major scare in the third round at the 2020 Australian Open, beating home favourite John Millman after the marathon match went to a fifth-set tie-break at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. ​

Millman won the first set 6-4 before losing the second and third, but recovered to take the match to a decider as it dragged into its fifth hour. The Australian came closest to breaking serve during the final set but his 20-time Grand Slam winning opponent held on to force a final tie-break, which went to the wire, with Federer winning 10-8.

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