And the wait will continue

The 2013 US Open has proven the American men are a step behind

Updated: September 1, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK – Much has been made of the sorry state of American men's tennis. This US Open did little to create any positive momentum.

While the women have thrown three athletes into the fourth round, the men haven't helped themselves. The opposite, actually.

There's no No. 1 seed like Serena Williams, no obvious up-and-coming, knocked-down phenom like Sloane Stephens. There's not even a cadre of kids on the cusp, well up in the rankings, like Jamie Hampton and Alison Riske -- ...

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