Roddick only American male to advance on Monday

After going winless at the French Open, the American men will have at least one player in the second round at Wimbledon, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: June 25, 2007, 3:51 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Let the record show that on Monday at 4:50 p.m., local time, an American man finally won a Grand Slam singles match.

Of course, an American had to win, because Andy Roddick was playing fellow countryman Justin Gimelstob. But, really, that's nitpicking. Roddick's 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory ended an unsettling American streak of nearly five months without a major match win.

The French Open was a well-documented 0-for-9 disaster. Roddick was the last U.S. man to get on ...

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