At the end of a long and eventful day at Wimbledon Friday, the U.S. men had one and a half men still contending in the singles draw. Not that bad, considering only seven had made it in the first place.
Leading the way, so far, was unheralded wild-card entry Denis Kudla, who made his way into the round of 16 of a major for the first time.
The Fairfax, Va., player beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Kudla left the Wimbledon grounds not knowing who his next opponent would be. So did everybody else.
Kudla will next face the winner of the Marin Cilic-John Isner match, and that's where the half player comes into play.