Former BGS student John Millman defeats Roger Federer at US Open


Former Brisbane Grammar School student John Millman has stunned the tennis world by defeating Roger Federer in four sets in the US Open fourth round. He came back from a set and a break to beat the tennis legend and five-time US Open champion 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3) after midnight.

​Millman completed Years 8, 9 and 10 at BGS, attending the School between 2002-2004. He moved to Churchie to finish his senior years of schooling.

BGS Director of Sport Ron Cochrane said the BGS community was extremely proud and excited for Millman and his family.

"Everyone at BGS is delighted for Johnny, it's a magnificent story," Mr Cochrane said. "I think Churchie has as much or possibly more reason to celebrate after he went on from BGS to captain their tennis team to a GPS premiership."

"At school John was humble and dignified and always grateful for the time people spent with him. He never got ahead of himself and always made time for others."


​The life-changing match finished in the early hours of Tuesday morning in New York and Millman maintained his humble nature in the on-court interview with Brad Gilbert after the match. "I’m probably in a little bit of disbelief,” Millman said. “He’s been a hero of mine and today he was definitely not at his best. But I’ll take it.”

Millman will now take on another all-time great Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final.

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