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NEW YORK (AP) Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.
And once again, there are zero American men in the U.S. Open's round of 16 - something that had never happened until it did last year at the country's tennis championship, which was first played in 1881.
On a windy, cloudy evening, the 13th-seeded Isner hit 42 aces, saved all five break points he faced - and yet it wasn't enough. Unable to capitalize on plenty of openings, and surprisingly outplayed in a trio of tiebreakers, Isner lost to the 22nd-seeded Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).