John Isner (13), the highest ranking American in the US Open, lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber (22) in a 4 set match in Flushing Meadows on Saturday.
Isner blamed his loss on spending too much energy trying to energize the crowd:
”I felt like I wore myself out getting charged up out there, ‘I used too much energy, and I shouldn’t have done that. It was stupid on my part. So I was pretty gassed there. Had I kept it calm, I think I could still be out there right now.”
With John Isner gone, only 1 American remains in the tournament draw.
Tim Smyczek, a wild card entrant, plays 43rd ranked Spaniard, Marcel Granollers in the 3rd round on Sunday.
If Smyczek is unable to advance, it would be the first time in the history of the US Open that no American made it to the 4th round. This year there were 15 Americans that were in the main draw of the tournament.
This is further proof of the sad state of affairs that currently encompasses the men’s US tennis scene. That America is in danger of setting a record for futility that has not been broken since the tournament began in 1881 is mind blowing.
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