Bjorn Fratangelo

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Bjorn Fratangelo
Country  United States
Born (1993-07-19) July 19, 1993 (age 21)
Pittsburgh, United States
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $34,131
Singles
Career record 0–0 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 172 (February 16, 2015)
Current ranking No. 172 (February 16, 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Junior W (2011)
US Open Junior 3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 0–0 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 575 (September 9, 2013)
Current ranking No. 575 (September 9, 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open Junior QF (2011)
US Open Junior 2R (2011)

Bjorn Fratangelo (born July 19, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a professional American tennis player who won the boys' singles title at the 2011 French Open.

Fratangelo was only the second American to win the event as a junior, following John McEnroe in 1977.[1]

Early life[edit]

Fratangelo began playing tennis at age three and is named after former tennis champion Björn Borg. His father, Mario, is his coach and has loved the game of tennis his entire life. Fratangelo resides in the Pittsburgh suburb of Plum, Pennsylvania but spends half his time in Naples, Florida.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Fratangelo won the boys' singles title at the 2011 French Open, beating Dominic Thiem in the final, 3–6, 6–3, 8–6. The win propelled him to a career high of no.2 in the Junior rankings. He played in one further Junior championship, at the 2011 US Open, losing to eventual champion Oliver Golding in three sets.

Professional[edit]

Fratangelo has featured mainly on the ITF Pro Circuit since 2009. He played sparsely in both 2009 and 2010, before featuring on a much more regular basis in 2011. He made his first final in July 2011, in the USA F17 event in Pittsburgh, losing to Brian Baker in straight sets.

The following month, Fratangelo was given a wildcard for the 2011 US Open qualifiers, losing 2–6, 2–6 to Fritz Wolmarans in the First Round of qualification.

He reached another final on the ITF Men's Circuit in May 2012, but lost in straight sets to Tennys Sandgren on clay courts in Tampa, Florida.

The beginning of 2013 witnessed Fratangelo hit a rich vein of form. After reaching the semi-final in the USA F2 event in Sunrise, losing to eventual champion Robby Ginepri, he proceeded to win his first professional title the following week — beating Arthur De Greef in the final in Weston, winning 6–3, 3–6, 6–0. He made his second final in as many weeks when he faced De Greef once again, this time in Palm Coast, but lost 2–6, 3–6.

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