US Open: America sinks to new low as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray ease

The US Open wipeout came on the heels of no US man reaching the third round at Wimbledon for the first time since 1912 and it leaves Andy Roddick as their most recent Grand Slam champion when he won in New York in 2003.

updated: September 02, 2013 09:06 IST
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New York: American men's tennis slumped to an historic Grand Slam low on a sweltering Sunday at the US Open as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray remained on course for a blockbuster semi-final.

Wildcard Tim Smyczek was America's last hope of avoiding the embarrassment of not having a man in the fourth round of the country's own Grand Slam for the first time in the Open era.

But Spain's Marcel Granollers delivered the executioner's blow when he beat 109th-ranked Smyczek 6-4, 4-6, 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the last 16 and condemn the US to humiliation in a sport they once dominated.

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