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Tennis - Americans Jack Sock, Denis Kudla and Steve Johnson qualify for French Open singles draw

Tennis - 19 year old Jiri Vesely also qualifies for main draw
ATP Tennis  25 May 2013 - 05:42 / by Prakash / reads 1523.
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Tennis - Three American men have qualified for the men's singles draw at the French Open. Americans Denis Kudla, Jack Sock and Steve Johnson all won their third round qualifying matches on Friday to book three of the 16 spots up for grabs through the qualifying draw.

Others advancing into the 128-player main draw included 19 year old Jiri Vesely, currently the youngest player in the top 200, Spain's 21 year old Pablo Carreno-Busta, who won 7 ITF titles in a row earlier this year on clay, Australian James Duckworth and India's former top 70 player Somdev Devvarman.

Denis Kudla (USA) [11]def.Arthur De Greef (BEL) 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 6-2
Steve Darcis (BEL) [3]def.Simon Greul (GER) [26] 7-5 6-3
Jiri Vesely (CZE) [17]def.Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-2 6-2
Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP)def.Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-0 6-4
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) [2]def.Frank Dancevic (CAN) 6-2 6-0
Julian Reister (GER)def.Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 6-1 6-4
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)def.Paula Kania (POL) 6-1 6-2
Steve Johnson (USA) [20]def.Adrian Ungur (ROU) [5] 6-3 6-4
Jack Sock (USA) [13]def.Facundo Arguello (ARG) 6-2 6-3
James Duckworth (AUS)def.Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-1 6-4
Michal Przysiezny (POL) [22]def.Rhyne Williams (USA) [15] 6-4 6-4
Pere Riba (ESP)def.Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) [4] 6-4 7-6(4)
Andreas Beck (GER)def.Antonio Veic (CRO) 6-1 7-6(3)
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) [12]def.Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) [28] 6-3 7-6(7)
Somdev Devvarman (IND)def.Wayne Odesnik (USA) [8] 6-3 6-4
Maxime Teixeira (FRA)def.Pavol Cervenak (SVK) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) [29]def.Illya Marchenko (UKR) [14] 6-3 7-6(6) 




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