With Bobby Reynolds’ loss to Novak Djokovic, no American men remain in the draw at Wimbledon. It is the first time since 1912 that no American man has reached the third round at Wimbledon, when no U.S. men competed. The first time at least one American played men’s singles and failed to reach the third round was a year earlier, 1911.
Eleven American men were entered in this year's event, lead by 18th seed John Isner, who retired with a knee injury in the second round, and 21st seed Sam Querrey, who was upset in the first round by Bernard Tomic.
The United States has not produced a male Grand Slam singles champion since the now retired Andy Roddick won the 2003 U.S. Open, a record stretch of 39 Grand Slam tournaments. American men still own the most Wimbledon titles in the Open Era, with 15 combined. Seven-time champion Pete Sampras was the last American to win the title, in 2000. Roddick was the last American to reach the final, in 2009.
“You know, there's a lot right around [No.] 100,” the 30-year-old Reynolds said. “Obviously, not as many top guys as in years past. A lot of young guys coming up through the college ranks or that have gone pro with skipping college. I think they have a lot of potential. Maybe, just a couple years hopefully a good one's coming. You have guys like Jack Sock and Steve Johnson and [Denis] Kudla, guys like that, that have huge weapons. They've got huge serves, huge forehands. It's a matter of harnessing those, cutting down on the errors, and using that. I do see those guys having top potential. Isner has a freak accident. He could have gone a long way. Querrey, tough trial with Tomic. But I think the USTA is doing a good job and a lot of guys are coming up.”