Posted May 06, 2013 on AP on Fox

NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Tommy Haas of Germany returns to Alex Kuznetsov during the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 30, 2006 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Updates. With AP Photos. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer A year ago, Brian Baker was the former French Open junior finalist who made it into the main tournament at Roland Garros nearly a decade later thanks to a wild card from the U.S. Tennis Association. Now it's Alex Kuznetsov's turn. He is following in Baker's path somewhat on the way to Paris: Kuznetsov was the runner-up in the 2004 French Open boys' tournament - 12 months after Baker - and finally will get to play in the clay-court Grand Slam tournament's main draw, earning a berth with strong results in three USTA Pro Circuit events. ''To think - I guess it's been almost 10 years - that this will be my first French Open main draw, I would have said I'd liked to have been in a couple before now, to be honest with you,'' the 26-year-old Kuznetsov said Monday. ''It means a lot. It means all the hard work that I've put in is paying off. I continue to keep working hard....
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