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Americans John Isner and Donald Young advance to U.S. Open fourth round

Americans John Isner and Donald Young advance to U.S. Open fourth round

All of a sudden, much-maligned U.S. men's tennis became celebrated Saturday.

In a red-white-and-blue day at the U.S. Open, both John Isner and Donald Young battled into the fourth round.

Isner, seeded 13th and the top U.S. hope ever since Andy Roddick retired at this tournament three years ago, dominated Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, leading, 6-3, 6-4, before Vesely retired because of a neck injury. Isner will next play second-seeded Roger Federer, who defeated 29th-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Donald Young, long a project of the U.S. Tennis Assn., paid exciting dividends out on the Grandstand Court, rallying to win from two sets down...

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