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Wimbledon Lookahead: Zverev tries to join exclusive group

Alexander Zverev in action during his match with Novak Djokovic during day four of The Boodles at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges, England, Friday June 26, 2015. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — Since 2006, only five teenagers have managed to reach the men’s third round at Wimbledon — and three of them went on to become Grand Slam champions: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Marin Cilic.

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Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

Former champion Roger Federer  serves during practice at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in  Wimbledon London Sunday June 28, 2015.  The Wimbledon tennis championships begin on Monday. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

In this June 26, 2014, file photo, Jack Sock, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London, England. Which of the younger set in men's tennis might make a statement this year? There's a trio of talented Australians, all 22 or under, Nick Kyrgios (who beat Rafael Nadal at the All England Club in 2014); Bernard Tomic (a quarterfinalist in 2011); Thanasi Kokkinakis, and others such as Jack Sock of the U.S., Dominic Thiem of Austria, and Borna Coric of Croatia.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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