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