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On Second Thought

At Wimbledon, America’s men are history

What the hell is going on over there? I know that’s not appropriate language for Wimbledon, but good grief, what a performance by our guys last week at the All England Club. They got rolled. Eleven US men turned out for the start of matches on Monday, and by Thursday evening each and every one of them had been booted straight out of London’s SW19.

By the start of Round 3, not one American male remained standing, or wobbling, so much as hanging on by a net cord or medicinal gin and tonic. That hasn’t happened in Wimbledon’s men’s singles since 1912, in the weeks soon after the sinking of the Titanic and the opening of Fenway Park.

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