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Sock upsets 10th seed Dimitrov at French

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PARIS (AP) Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can't the country's players, particularly the men, find success on red clay?

Now comes along Jack Sock, a 22-year-old born in Nebraska and currently residing in Florida, who unabashedly calls the slow stuff "my favorite surface."

Yes, that's right, even though there are not many red clay courts in the United States - Sock first encountered them in Europe - and even though, at first glance, they're considered less-than-ideal for players who thrive on speedy serves and forehands. Sock and another U.S. man, 16th-seeded John Isner, both fit that description. Both won first-round matches at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

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