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Americans still alive is U.S. Tennis Open

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Andy Roddick is back in the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2008.

The 2003 champion beat 81st-ranked Julien Benneteau  6-1, 6-4, 7-6 in third-round play at the National Tennis center. Roddick is the last American man to win at Flushing Meadows. He lost in the second round last year and the third round in 2009.

American wild card Donald Young reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time. The 22-year-old beat 24th-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela  in straight sets.

John Isner served 17 aces in a 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-4 victory over fellow American Alex Bogomolov Jr., and moved to the fourth round.

Fourth-seeded Andy Murray moved into the fourth round by beating No. 25 Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

Defending men's champion and second seed Rafael Nadal topped unseeded Argentine David Nalbandian  7-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Nadal gets Gilles Muller  next. The 68th-ranked player from Luxembourg topped Igor Kunitsyn  of Russia 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

Fifth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain moves into round four in New York with a straight-set win over No. 26 seed Florian Mayer of Germany.

Twelfth-seeded Gilles Simon ( see-MOHN') beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in four tough sets.

In women's play on Day 7 in Flushing Meadows, Flavia Pennetta followed up her upset of third-seeded Maria Sharapova by knocking off the 13th seed. The 26th-seeded Italian beat China's Peng Shuai  6-4, 7-6.

The 2010 runner-up Vera Zvonareva (zvahn-uh-RAY'-vuh) reached the quarterfinals with a straight-set win over No. 22 seed Sabine Lisicki.

And in a fourth round match between unseeded players, Germany's Angelique Kerber topped Monica Niculescu  of Romania 6-4, 6-3,

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