By John Pye
The Associated Press
For the first time in four decades, there will be no American man in the fourth round of the Australian Open after John Isner lost to 18th-seeded Feliciano Lopez on Friday.
Isner, the last American man left in the singles draw, lost to Lopez 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-7 (0), 6-1. It was the 6-foot-9 Isner's second straight five-set match after he knocked out David Nalbandian in a 4-hour, 41-minute thriller.
"It's very ugly, to be honest, to have no one in the round of 16," Isner said. "We've got to try to rectify that next time the big tournaments roll around.
"It's very disappointing. That's not a good effort from the Americans in this tournament. I knew going in today I was the last one left and I wanted to keep on going, but just didn't happen."
The last American man to win the Australian Open was Andre Agassi in 2003. No. U.S. man has won a major since Andy Roddick at the 2003...