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Argentines make record run at U.S. Open

Only two players were able to advance, but having five Argentines in the third round at the U.S. Open was a tournament record for the country.

Updated: September 3, 2007, 5:47 PM ET
By Gustavo Goitia | ESPNdeportes.com

BUENOS AIRES -- There is still hope for Latin America. And that is worth a lot. Two Argentines, Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco, are still alive and kicking, dreaming of a happy ending to the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Is that a realistic dream? They will face different opposition in the round of 16, but they both know this is the moment of truth.

Having five Argentines (Chela, Monaco, David Nalbandian, Agustin Calleri and Juan Martin del Potro) ...

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