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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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2002 champ Hewitt loses in 1st round at his last Wimbledon

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia walks to the net after losing to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the men's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt’s career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set.

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