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Bjorn Fratangelo

Bjorn Fratangelo
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At Roland Garros, 2016
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida
Born (1993-07-19) July 19, 1993 (age 28)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachEric Nunez
Prize money$1,286,362
Singles
Career record22-38 (36.7% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 99 (June 6, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 184 (21 June 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2017, 2019)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open2R (2017)
Doubles
Career record0-4 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 304 (27 April 2015)
Current rankingNo. 922 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2021)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2021)
Last updated on: 27 April 2021.

Bjorn Fratangelo ( bee-ORN fr?-TAN-j?-loh;[1][2] born July 19, 1993) is a professional American tennis player.

He 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.[3] Fratangelo was a singles semifinalist at the 2017 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

Early life

Fratangelo began playing tennis at age three.[4] and is named after tennis champion Björn Borg.[5] 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.[4][6][7]

Junior career

Fratangelo won the boys' singles title at the 2011 French Open, beating Dominic Thiem in the final, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6.[8] 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 in the third round to eventual champion Oliver Golding in three sets.[9]

Professional

Early years

Fratangelo has mainly played 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, Florida, 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, Florida, by the score 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, Florida, but lost 2–6, 3–6.

2016: Top 100

In April 2016, he won the 2016 French Open Wild Card Challenge by reaching the semifinals 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.[10] His ranking of 99 came out on 6 June 2016, which was the 60th birthday of the man he was named after, Björn Borg.[11] This was also his first career-match win in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

2021: Mixed doubles debut and first men's doubles win at the US Open

At the 2021 US Open, he made his debut in mixed doubles with Madison Keys, whom he began dating four years ago.[12] He also paired in men's doubles with Christopher Eubanks as wildcards where he reached the second round recording his first win in doubles in his career at a Grand Slam over Frances Tiafoe and Nicholas Monroe.

ATP Challenger & ITF Futures Finals

Singles: 24 (12-12)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4-7)
ITF Futures Tour (8-5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (6-5)
Clay (6-7)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2011 Usa F17, Pittsburgh Futures Clay United States Brian Baker 5-7, 3-6
Loss 0-2 May 2012 Usa F13, Tampa Futures Clay United States Tennys Sandgren 1-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 Jan 2013 Usa F3, Weston Futures Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Loss 1-3 Feb 2013 Usa F4, Palm Coast Futures Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 2-6, 3-6
Loss 1-4 Feb 2013 Usa F6, Harlingen Futures Hard Czech Republic Ji?í Veselý 7-5, 6-7(4-7), 3-6
Win 2-4 May 2013 Usa F12, Orange Park Futures Clay Austria Gerald Melzer 7-5, 6-3
Win 3-4 Jun 2013 Netherlands F1, Amstelveen Futures Clay Brazil Thiago Monteiro 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 4-4 May 2014 Usa F14, Tampa Futures Clay Chile Cristian Garín 6-2, 6-3
Win 5-4 Jul 2014 Italy F22, Sassuolo Futures Clay Italy Alberto Brizzi 6-4, 2-0 ret.
Win 6-4 Jul 2014 Usa F22, Decatur Futures Hard United Kingdom Liam Broady 6-4, 6-0
Loss 6-5 Aug 2014 Canada F7, Calgary Futures Clay United States Daniel Nguyen 6-7(7-9), 7-5, 4-6
Win 7-5 Sep 2014 Canada F9, Toronto Futures Hard (i) United States Mitchell Krueger 6-2, 6-3
Win 8-5 Sep 2014 Canada F10, Toronto Futures Hard United States Eric Quigley 6-4, 6-2
Win 9-5 Feb 2015 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard South Korea Hyeon Chung 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Loss 9-6 Jun 2015 Caltanisetta, Italy Challenger Clay Sweden Elias Ymer 3-6, 2-6
Loss 9-7 Jul 2015 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard United Kingdom Kyle Edmund 2-6, 3-6
Win 10-7 Apr 2016 Savannah, United States Challenger Clay United States Jared Donaldson 6-1, 6-3
Loss 10-8 May 2016 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra Silva 3-6, 1-6
Loss 10-9 Nov 2017 Champaign, United States Challenger Hard (i) United States Tim Smyczek 2-6, 4-6
Win 11-9 Oct 2018 Fairfield, United States Challenger Hard Australia Alex Bolt 6-4, 6-3
Loss 11-10 Nov 2018 Knoxville, United States Challenger Hard (i) United States Reilly Opelka 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2-7)
Win 12-10 Mar 2021 Cleveland, United States Challenger Hard (i) United States Jenson Brooksby 7-5, 6-4
Loss 12-11 Apr 2021 Tallahassee, United States Challenger Clay United States Jenson Brooksby 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 12-12 Sep 2021 Cary, United States Challenger Hard United States Mitchell Krueger 4-6, 3-6

Doubles: 12 (2-10)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-2)
ITF Futures Tour (2-8)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0-3)
Clay (2-7)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2011 USA F18 Rochester Futures Clay United States Erik Crepaldi United States Maciek Shykut
United States Denis Zivkovic
3-6, 6-2, [7-10]
Loss 0-2 Sep 2012 Canada F7 Toronto Futures Clay United States Sekou Bangoura Australia Carsten Ball
Canada Peter Polansky
7-6(7-2), 4-6, [9-11]
Win 1-2 Oct 2012 USA F29 Birmingham Futures Clay United States Mitchell Krueger United States Chase Buchanan
United States Vahid Mirzadeh
6-2, 6-3
Loss 1-3 Jun 2013 Netherlands F3 Breda Futures Clay United States Mitchell Krueger Finland Henri Kontinen
Poland Christopher Rungkat
4-6, 5-7
Loss 1-4 May 2014 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay United States Mitchell Krueger Australia Ryan Agar
Austria Sebastian Bader
4-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 1-5 May 2014 USA F13, Orange Park Futures Clay United States Mitchell Krueger United States Dennis Novikov
United States Connor Smith
3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-6 May 2014 USA F14, Tampa Futures Clay United States Mitchell Krueger Chile Nicolas Jarry
Brazil Tiago Lopes
5-7, 4-6
Loss 1-7 Jun 2014 Italy F17, Parma Futures Clay United States Mitchell Krueger Italy Lorenzo Frigerio
Italy Matteo Trevisan
3-6, 2-6
Win 2-7 Jul 2014 Italy F22 Sassuolo Futures Clay Brazil Daniel Dutra da Silva Italy Luca Pancaldi
Italy Filippo Leonardi
7-5, 6-5
Loss 2-8 Aug 2014 USA F23, Edwardsville Futures Hard United States Mitchell Krueger United States Patrick Davidson
India Saketh Mynemi
3-6, 4-6
Loss 2-9 Sep 2014 Canada F9, Toronto Futures Hard United States Mitchell Krueger United States Sekou Bangoura
United States Evan King
4-6, 6-4, [9-11]
Loss 2-10 Oct 2016 Las Vegas, USA Challenger Hard United States Denis Kudla United States Brian Baker
Australia Matt Reid
1-6, 5-7

Junior Grand Slam finals

Boys' singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2011 French Open Clay Austria Dominic Thiem 3-6, 6-3, 8-6


Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R Q3 1R A A 0-3
French Open A A A A Q2 2R 1R A Q2 A 1R 1-3
Wimbledon A A A A Q2 1R Q2 Q2 Q3 NH Q1 0-1
US Open Q1 A Q1 A 1R 1R 2R Q2 1R A Q1 1-4
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-4 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-1 2-11
Career statistics
Titles-Finals 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Year-end ranking 785 614 308 266 128 114 110 136 207 274

References

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Bjorn Fratangelo himself". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ SOLINCOsports (June 8, 2012). "TEAM SOLINCO - Bjorn Fratangelo". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/lifestyles/s_741739.html[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Plum's tennis star Bjorn Frantangelo started in basement". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 9, 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Plum native Fratangelo proves resilient as tennis pro". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Plum's Bjorn Fratangelo takes another major step forward". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Florida Tennis Briefs: Naples Resident Wins French Open Jrs.; SmashZone Tour Update". United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Naples' Fratangelo hopes French Open win is just the beginning".
  9. ^ "Plum's Fratangelo ousted at Open Juniors".
  10. ^ "Plum's Fratangelo defeats Querrey to advance to French Open second round".
  11. ^ "Fratangelo Talks Top 100 Milestone".
  12. ^ "Keys' & Fratangelo's Memorable US Open Experience".

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