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American men exit early, but no need to worry

Despite early-round exits at the Australian Open, Luke Jensen writes that Americans Robby Ginepri and James Blake can play with almost anyone.

Updated: January 21, 2006, 7:14 PM ET
By Luke Jensen | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The United States came to the Australian Open with four seeded players on the men's side: No. 2 Andy Roddick, No. 13 Robby Ginepri, No. 20 James Blake and No. 27 Taylor Dent.

Entering the final day of the first week, there's just one American left in the draw and that's Roddick.

Despite losing in the second and third rounds, respectively, Ginepri and Blake have turned a corner where they really think they can win a major. They came here to win the title. It's disappointing ...

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