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Digest: Riverdale's Frances Tiafoe pushes John Isner to five sets in first-round loss at U.S. Open

Digest: Riverdale's Frances Tiafoe pushes John Isner to five sets in first-round loss at U.S. Open

In a matchup of American tennis present and future, 31-year-old John Isner rallied from down two sets to edge 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the U.S. Open in New York.

The 125th-ranked Tiafoe, who is from Riverdale in Prince George's County and trained at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, had a chance to serve out the match in the fifth set Monday, but Isner broke back then pulled away in the final tiebreaker to win 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3) in 3 hours, 27 minutes.

"Probably played the best return game I played all match," Isner. "Even though I was pretty haggard out there, I got...

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