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Results gap between US men and women on full display at Open

It wasn’t the best draw, but the American men’s contingent underwhelmed at the U.S. Open with more than their usual mediocrity. When the second week of the Open began, Monday’s Labor Day card was bereft of any American men for the first time since 2014. The last U.S. men standing were 14th-ranked John Isner and Tennys Sandgren, and both were eliminated by seeded players in the third round over the weekend. Isner had the misfortune of facing dangerous 2014 Open champion Marin Cilic, the No. 22 seed, and lost in four sets, though he actually won more points. Isner, who still leads the tournament in aces with 91, has been playing catch-up since fracturing his foot in Miami in March. Sandgren got bounced Saturday in the third round ...