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Riverdale's Frances Tiafoe, 17, loses in straight sets in first round of French Open
Riverdale's Frances Tiafoe, 17, loses in straight sets in first round of French Open

As the first 17-year-old American man in the French Open since Michael Chang won the 1989 title, Frances Tiafoe learned a valuable lesson from a straight-set loss in his Grand Slam debut. "I need," Tiafoe said with a chuckle, "to get a lot better." Tiafoe, from Riverdale, earned a wild card from the U.S. Tennis Association for the main draw at Roland Garros, a year after playing in the junior tournament in Paris. On tiny Court 5, Tiafoe went out quickly Monday, beaten, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, by 36th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia. "In juniors, like, a lot of people were looking up to me last year, when I was the [No. 1] seed. Now I'm looking up to everyone here,"...

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