Sebastian Korda loss at Wimbledon extends U.S. drought

Karen Khachanov held off Sebastian Korda, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8, on Monday to advance to his first Wimbledon quarterfinals. Korda, who turned 21 on Monday, had been the last American man remaining in the draw.

The fourth-round match featured 13 breaks of serve -- a record for combined breaks at any set at Wimbledon since it was first tracked in 1977. The previous mark was nine breaks of serve in the opening set in the 1997 first-round match between Jamie Delgado (Andy Murray's coach) and Jerome Golmard.

The match lasted three hours and 49 minutes, making it the ninth longest match of the tournament.

"I'm still super happy with how the whole tournament and today was," Korda said. "I fought my hardest. I don't know what was happening out there. We just couldn't hold serve.''

Khachanov will next face No. 10 seed Denis Shapovalov.

No American man has reached a major semifinals since John Isner at Wimbledon in 2018. Andy Roddick remains the last American man to win a Grand Slam (2003 US Open) or reach a final (2009 Wimbledon). Pete Sampras was the last American man to win at the All England Club in 2000. This marks the longest major title drought for U.S. men in tennis history.

Two American women, Madison Keys and Coco Gauff, reached the round of 16, but both also lost on Monday.

Korda was playing in the first five-set match of his career and in his debut in the main draw at Wimbledon. This was his second major fourth-round appearance, after achieving the same result at the 2020 French Open. Korda won his first ATP title in May at the Emilia-Romagna Open.