Bjorn Fratangelo

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Bjorn Fratangelo
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Country (sports)  United States
Born (1993-07-19) July 19, 1993 (age 23)
Pittsburgh, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $231,610
Singles
Career record 0–3 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 99 (6 June 2016)
Current ranking No. 107 (14 June 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2016)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
US Open 1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 0–1 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 304 (April 27, 2015)
Current ranking No. 651 (1 February 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open Junior QF (2011)
US Open Junior 2R (2011)
Last updated on: 3 February 2016.

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 is only the second American out of three to win the event, following John McEnroe in 1977 and preceding Tommy Paul in 2015.[1]

Early life[edit]

Fratangelo began playing tennis at age three[2] and is named after former tennis champion Björn Borg.[3] His father, Mario, is his coach. Fratangelo attended St. John the Baptist School in Plum, Pennsylvania until the 8th grade when he moved to Naples, Florida for training reasons, and was an online student of Barron Collier High School.[2][4][5]

Junior career[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 also played in the junior championship at the 2011 US Open, losing to eventual champion Oliver Golding in three sets.

Professional[edit]

Early years[edit]

Fratangelo has played mainly on the ITF Pro Circuit since 2009. He played sparsely in both 2009 and 2010, before playing 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 in Tampa, Florida.

In 2013, Fratangelo reached the semi-final in the USA F2 event in Sunrise, losing to eventual champion Robby Ginepri, and then won his first professional title the following week, beating Arthur De Greef in the final in Weston by the sore of 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.

2016: Top 100[edit]

In April 2016, he won the 2016 French Open Wild Card Challenge by reaching the semi-finals in Sarasota and winning the Savannah Challenger the following week. He put the wild card to good use by defeating compatriot Sam Querrey in the 1st round to crack the Top 100 for the first time. His ranking of 99 came out on 6 June 2016, which was also the sixtieth birthday of the man he was named after, Björn Borg. This was also his first career match win in the main draw of a Grand Slam.

Career titles[edit]

Singles (9)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (2–2)
ITF Futures (8–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 July 2011 Pittsburgh, USA Clay United States Brian Baker 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 14 May 2012 Tampa, USA Clay United States Tennys Sandgren 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 21 January 2013 Weston, USA Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 28 January 2013 Palm Coast, USA Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 25 February 2013 Harlingen, USA Hard Czech Republic Jiří Veselý 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 2. 6 May 2013 Orange Park, USA Clay Austria Gerald Melzer 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 10 June 2013 Amstelveen, Netherlands Clay Brazil Thiago Monteiro 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 12 May 2014 Tampa, USA Clay Chile Christian Garin 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 7 July 2014 Sassuolo, Italy Clay Chile Alberto Brizzi 6–4, 2–0 RET
Winner 6. 28 July 2014 Decatur, USA Hard United Kingdom Liam Broady 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 11 August 2014 Calgary, Canada Clay United States Daniel Nguyen 6–7(7–9), 7–5, 4–6
Winner 7. 1 September 2014 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) United States Mitchell Krueger 6–2, 6–3
Winner 8. 8 September 2014 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Eric Quigley 6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 9 February 2015 Launceston, Australia Hard South Korea Hyeon Chung 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 14 June 2015 Caltanisetta, Italy Clay Sweden Elias Ymer 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 26 July 2015 Binghamton, United States Hard United Kingdom Kyle Edmund 2–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 24 April 2016 Savannah, United States Clay United States Jared Donaldson 6–1, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent from tournament; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current till 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 0–1
French Open A A A A Q2 2R 1–1
Wimbledon A A A A Q2 1R 0–1
US Open Q1 A Q1 A 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–4
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Year End Ranking 785 614 308 266 128

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