Found August 14, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
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John Isner lone American standing MASON, Ohio — American men’s tennis is in a bit of a slump, to say the least. This is the first week in the 40-year history of the ATP rankings that no American man has been in the top 20, with John Isner ranked the highest at No. 22. It seems that American men are setting new lows often these days, and it is a trend that they surely would love to stop. This tournament is no different than the rest of the past few years in this sense. The 56-man draw in Cincinnati started with eight Americans. Four of them won their first-round matches; after the second round, Isner is the lone man standing. Isner was a bright point today, though, winning a tough matchup against No. 8 seed Richard Gasquet with relative ease. The first set was tight throughout, with neither man able to make headway on the other’s serve. Isner fell behind by a mini-break early in the tiebreak, but he managed to regain it and take the set on a Gasquet double fault. Isner broke Gasquet...
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