Bjorn Fratangelo

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Bjorn Fratangelo
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At Roland Garros, 2016
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Orlando, Florida
Born (1993-07-19) July 19, 1993 (age 27)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachYannick Zuern
Prize money$1,286,362
Singles
Career record21–37 (36.2% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 99 (June 6, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 197 (24 May 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2016, 2017, 2019)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
US Open 2R (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 Open 1R (2015)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2017)
Last updated on: 27 April 2021.

Bjorn Fratangelo ( /biˈɔːrnfrəˈtænəl/ bee-ORN frə-TAN-jə-loh; [1] [2] born July 19, 1993) is a professional American tennis player.

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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, 36, 63, 86. 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

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 26, 26 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 63, 36, 60. He made his second final in as many weeks when he faced De Greef once again, this time in Palm Coast, Florida, but lost 26, 36.

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. His ranking of 99 came out on 6 June 2016, which was the 60th 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 tournament.

ATP Challenger & ITF Futures Finals

Singles: 23 (12–11)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–6)
ITF Futures Tour (8–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (6–7)
Grass (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Jul 2011Usa F17, Pittsburgh, USAFuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Brian Baker 5–7, 3–6
Loss0–2May 2012Usa F13, Tampa, USAFuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren 1–6, 3–6
Win1–2Jan 2013Usa F3, Weston, USAFuturesClay Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Arthur De Greef 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Loss1–3Feb 2013Usa F4, Palm Coast, USAFuturesClay Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Arthur De Greef2–6, 3–6
Loss1–4Feb 2013Usa F6, Harlingen, USAFuturesHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Veselý 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win2–4May 2013Usa F12, Orange Park, USAFuturesClay Flag of Austria.svg Gerald Melzer 7–5, 6–3
Win3–4Jun 2013Netherlands F1, Amstelveen, NetherlandsFuturesClay Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Monteiro 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win4–4May 2014Usa F14, Tampa, USAFuturesClay Flag of Chile.svg Christian Garin 6–2, 6–3
Win5–4Jul 2014Italy F22, Sassuolo, ItalyFuturesClay Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Brizzi 6–4, 2–0 ret.
Win6–4Jul 2014Usa F22, Decatur, USAFuturesHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Broady 6–4, 6–0
Loss6–5Aug 2014Canada F7, Calgary, CanadaFuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Nguyen 6–7(7–9), 7–5, 4–6
Win7–5Sep 2014Canada F9, Toronto, CanadaFuturesHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger 6–2, 6–3
Win8–5Sep 2014Canada F10, Toronto, CanadaFuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Eric Quigley 6–4, 6–2
Win9–5 Feb 2015 Launceston, AustraliaChallengerHard Flag of South Korea.svg Hyeon Chung 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Loss9–6 Jun 2015 Caltanisetta, ItalyChallengerClay Flag of Sweden.svg Elias Ymer 3–6, 2–6
Loss9–7 Jul 2015 Binghamton, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kyle Edmund 2–6, 3–6
Win10–7 Apr 2016 Savannah, United StatesChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Jared Donaldson 6–1, 6–3
Loss10–8 May 2016 Bordeaux, FranceChallengerClay Flag of Brazil.svg Rogerio Dutra Silva 3–6, 1–6
Loss10–9 Nov 2017 Champaign, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Tim Smyczek 2–6, 4–6
Win11–9 Oct 2018 Fairfield, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex Bolt 6–4, 6–3
Loss11–10 Nov 2018 Knoxville, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Reilly Opelka 5–6, 6–4, 6–7(2–7)
Win12–10 Mar 2021 Cleveland, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Jenson Brooksby 7–5, 6–4
Loss12–11 Apr 2021 Tallahassee, United StatesChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Jenson Brooksby 3–6, 6–4, 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)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1Jul 2011USA F18 Rochester FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Erik Crepaldi Flag of the United States.svg Maciek Shykut
Flag of the United States.svg Denis Zivkovic
3–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Loss0–2Sep 2012Canada F7 Toronto FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Sekou Bangoura Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carsten Ball
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Peter Polansky
7–6(7–2), 4–6, [9–11]
Win1–2Oct 2012USA F29 Birmingham FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of the United States.svg Chase Buchanan
Flag of the United States.svg Vahid Mirzadeh
6–2, 6–3
Loss1–3Jun 2013Netherlands F3, BredsFuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of Finland.svg Henri Kontinen
Flag of Poland.svg Christopher Rungkat
4–6, 5–7
Loss1–4May 2014 Tallahassee, USAChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Agar
Flag of Austria.svg Sebastian Bader
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss1–5May 2014USA F13, Orange Park FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of the United States.svg Dennis Novikov
Flag of the United States.svg Connor Smith
3–6, 2–6
Loss1–6May 2014USA F14, Tampa FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of Chile.svg Nicolas Jarry
Flag of Brazil.svg Tiago Lopes
5–7, 4–6
Loss1–7Jun 2014Italy F17, Parma FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo Frigerio
Flag of Italy.svg Matteo Trevisan
3–6, 2–6
Win2–7Jul 2014Italy F22 Sassuolo FuturesClay Flag of Brazil.svg Daniel Dutra da Silva Flag of Italy.svg Luca Pancaldi
Flag of Italy.svg Filippo Leonardi
7–5, 6–5
Loss2–8Aug 2014USA F23, Edwardsville FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Davidson
Flag of India.svg Saketh Mynemi
3–6, 4–6
Loss2–9Sep 2014Canada F9, Toronto FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger Flag of the United States.svg Sekou Bangoura
Flag of the United States.svg Evan King
4–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Loss2–10Oct 2016 Las Vegas, USAChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Denis Kudla Flag of the United States.svg Brian Baker
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matt Reid
1–6, 5–7

Junior Grand Slam finals

Boys' singles: 1 (1 title)

ResultYearTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Win 2011 French Open Clay Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 3–6, 6–3, 8–6


Singles performance timeline

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#P#APZ#POGF-SSF-BNMSNH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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 after 2021 French Open.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAAA 1R 1R Q3 1R AA0–3
French Open AAAA Q2 2R 1R A Q2 A 1R 1–3
Wimbledon AAAA Q2 1R Q2 Q2 Q3 NH0–1
US Open Q1 A Q1 A 1R 1R 2R Q2 1R A1–4
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–11–41–30–00–20–00–12–11
Career statistics
Titles–Finals0–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–0
Year-end ranking785614308266128114110136207274

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