John Isner, Steve Johnson are only two American men to advance at French Open

Tuesday May 30th, 2017

This is annual rite of spring, but it’s been another disappointing French Open thus far for the Americans, particularly the men, who finished the first round 2-9. Only John Isner, who beat Jordan Thompson 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5), 5-3 on Tuesday, and Stevie Johnson, who defeated Yuichi Sugita in five sets on Monday, advanced to the second round. Jack Sock, the top-ranked Yank, didn't muster a set against Jiri Vesely.

Donald Young and Frances Tiafoe pushed their higher-ranked foes (Fabio Fognini and David Ferrer, respectively) to five sets but came up short. The USTA deserves credit for heightening the emphasis on clay and importing the French Open clay to the Lake Nona facility. But the results in Paris remain dismal.

Snapshots from Day 3

 

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