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The last man from the United States left is Tim Smyczek, a 25-year-old from Milwaukee who got into the main draw thanks to a wild-card invitation from the U.S. Tennis Association.
The best men's tennis players in the world have once again gathered in New York, and they figure to make themselves at home. As the U.S. Open begins Monday, American threats are once again lacking in the men's draw.
The 27-year-old Spaniard took advantage of the few openings he got Sunday against John Isner, grinding out a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) win at the Western & Southern Open that added yet another title to his sensational summer.
Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career.
Isner, the 2007 runner-up in Washington, acknowledged his body feels "like it's a little beat up" after a second consecutive three-setter and a busy 1½ weeks, "but I'll be ready to go tomorrow, for sure."
Juan Martin del Potro is no stranger to winning the Citi Open. Or defeating John Isner. On Sunday, he did so for the third and fourth time, respectively, triumphing over Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 at Rock Creek Park.
Sock is trying to follow in the footsteps of another Nebraska native, Andy Roddick, whom he grew up idolizing. The two actually played each other in the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open.
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Federer's loss ended his record streak of reaching at least the quarterfinals at 36 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, a run that began at Wimbledon in 2004, shortly after a third-round exit at that year's French Open.