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US Open: Sandgren in, Nishioka out of tournament

/ 10:58 AM August 01, 2017

Tennys Sandgren. Photo from ATP

NEW YORK — Get ready for U.S. Open Tennys.

American Tennys Sandgren was moved into the main draw for the Grand Slam tournament when Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka withdrew to continue his recovery from a knee injury.

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The U.S. Tennis Association made the announcement Monday.

Nishioka was injured in March while playing in the Miami Open.

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Sandgren, ranked No. 106, will be making his U.S. Open main-draw debut. The 26-year-old Tennessee native lost in the first round of the French Open in what was his first appearance in the main draw of a major.

Sandgren’s parents gave him his great-grandfather’s first name.

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