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Digest: Riverdale's Frances Tiafoe loses in five sets in French Open

Digest: Riverdale's Frances Tiafoe loses in five sets in French Open

Frances Tiafoe of Riverdale in Prince George's County rallied from a two-set deficit to force a deciding fifth set against Fabio Fognini of Italy but fell, 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 1-6, 6-0, in the first round of the French Open. Each player won 125 points, but Fognini was able to hold off the 19-year-old Tiafoe, who earned his first Grand Slam match victory in January in the first round of the Australian Open, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. Tiafoe, a product of Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, is ranked 68th in the world, while Fognini is 29th.

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