Asked and answered: U.S. in Paris

Updated: May 19, 2010, 4:56 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Who says Americans aren't patient on the red clay of Roland Garros?

On Tuesday, Jesse Witten, a 27-year-old from Naples, Fla., hung in there for 3 hours, 47 minutes to win his first-round of qualifying -- on his 11th match point.

Witten took down Brazilian Marcos Daniel in a ludicrous 7-6 (2), 4-6, 17-15 match. The final set alone required 134 minutes.

Will Witten win two more qualifying matches and reach the main draw? He ...

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