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Why the grass is greener for Americans

Updated: June 22, 2011, 11:47 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Mardy Fish was scuffling along in a first-set tiebreaker against Denis Istomin on Wednesday when he hit two beautifully pure forehands. They barely skimmed over the net, skidded off the emerald grass, and stayed low and nasty, like a Zack Greinke slider.

Istomin couldn't handle either of them, blasting both balls into the net as forward-thinking Fish closed in. The accounting people called them unforced errors but, make no mistake, they were forced. Ultimately, ...

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