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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday July 2, 2022

 
Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz leads a group of four American men into the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

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Americans are celebrating the fourth of July weekend in style at Wimbledon, as four American men have reached the second week for the first time since 1999 at Wimbledon, and the first time since 2011 at a Slam.

Taylor Fritz, seeded 11, topped Alex Molcan, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6, to book his first round of 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday, while Brandon Nakashima also came through, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1, over Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia.

Fritz and Nakashima are joined by Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul in the sweet 16 at SW19.


They are the first American quartet to make the second week at Wimbledon since Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Todd Martin.

The are the first quartet to do the trick at any Slam since John Isner, Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and Donald Young reached the second week at the US Open in 2011.

Here’s who each will face next in London:

No.11 Fritz faces Aussie qualifier Jason Kubler
Nakashima faes either Nick Kyrgios or fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas
No.23 Tiafoe faces David Goffin
No.30 Paul fades No.9-seeded Cameron Norrie.

 

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