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Six Americans have chance to advance at Wimbledon on Monday


Nick McCarvel, Special for USA TODAY Sports
3:29 p.m. EDT July 3, 2016

A recap of Saturday at Wimbledon.

WIMBLEDON, England — Before Wimbledon was pushed back a week in tennis’ calendar last year, the Fourth of July was often a reminder of late-tournament riches for American players across the pond from home.

In 1999, Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi in an all-American Independence Day men’s final. Andy Roddick fell just short in a Fourth of July final in 2004 against Roger Federer. Martina Navratilova won a sixth straight title in 1987 on the holiday.

Six Americans will play in fourth round matches — officially starting week two — on what is known as Manic Monday here, when all 16 Round of 16 matches take place. It’s the most U.S. players at this stage of Wimbledon since 2004, when seven players made it as far.

Serena and Venus Williams are the only players of the bunch who were around back then. They’re joined by CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys on the women’s side, while Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey…

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