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Harrison replaces Becker in French Open

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PARIS (AP)

Ryan Harrison of the United States has made it into the French Open, after all.

Harrison lost in qualifying but was the beneficiary when Benjamin Becker of Germany withdrew from the main draw because of a left elbow injury Tuesday. Now Harrison gets a chance to offset $2,100 in fines he received for racket abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct and an audible obscenity during qualifying.

Harrison was to face 2009 and 2010 French Open runner-up Robin Soderling on Tuesday.

Instead of trying to get a wild card into the tournament via a U.S. Tennis Association playoff, Harrison chose to go through qualifying in Paris. When a player withdraws from the tournament after the draw has been held, a loser in qualifying - known as a ''lucky loser'' - gets to move into the field.

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