Red, white and blue Wimby weekend

Updated: July 4, 2009, 5:07 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- It's not all doom and gloom in American tennis. The accommodating lawns at Wimbledon are proof of that.

Two years ago, U.S. men were embarrassed (more than usual, that is) on the dreaded, heavy clay of the French Open, going 0-for-9 in Round 1, an all-time low. But the Americans are on course for a rare double at the sport's most famous tournament. Fittingly, it's happening on the Fourth of July weekend, a real Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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