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Bradley Klahn earns wild card to U.S. Open

2017 US Open Tennis Championships - Previews

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Bradley Klahn of the United States returns a shot against Marc Polmans of Australia in their men’s qualifying singles match prior to the start of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 24, 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

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Bradley Klahn earned a wild-card entry to the U.S. Open on Monday with his win over David Ferrer in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

The 27-year-old former NCAA champion will be returning to the Open for the first time since 2014, when he was ranked as high as No. 63. He was out from February 2015 to November 2016 due to back surgeries. Klahn reached the second round of Wimbledon this year in his first appearance in a Grand Slam main draw in four years.

He earned a spot in this year’s US Open by winning the tournament’s wild card challenge based on players’ results in hard-court play over a five-week period. His win over Ferrer gave him 150 points, to beat out Michael Mmoh, Marcos Girona nd Tommy Paul.

The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Monday that Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov has withdrawn from the Open due to an injured wrist. He will be replaced in the draw by Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny.

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia withdrew from the women’s draw due to an injured right shoulder. She was repaced buy 19-year-old American Caroline Dolehide.