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A promising new generation takes the court for US tennis

NEW YORK - Progress must be measured in small steps when it comes to the return to prominence of American male tennis players and of American female players not named Venus or Serena Williams.

Frances Tiafoe's gallant five-set loss to Roger Federer on Tuesday thrilled the sellout crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium and brought tears to the eyes of Kathy Rinaldi, a former player who is part of the U.S. Tennis Association's development programs. Taylor Fritz's first-ever Grand Slam match victory -

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