William Blumberg

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William Blumberg
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Born (1998-01-26) 26 January 1998 (age 22)
New York City, New York, United States
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
College North Carolina
Prize money$24,509
Singles
Career record0–0 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 438 (18 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 455 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open Q1 (2017)
Doubles
Career record0–1 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 1362 (27 October 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2017)
Last updated on: 17 September 2017.

William Blumberg (born 26 January 1998) is an American tennis player currently playing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [1] Blumberg made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2017 US Open after receiving a wild card for the doubles main draw with Spencer Papa.

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Early life and college career

William's parents are Amy and David Blumberg. He also has two brothers. Blumberg attended Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. As a senior at Greenwich, he went undefeated and did not lose set all season. [2] During his junior career, he played at each of the four grand slam junior tournaments. [3] Blumberg was the nation's top recruit for the class of 2016. [4] After going 26-2 during his first season at North Carolina, Blumberg was named ACC Freshman of the Year, first-team all-ACC, and ITA Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year. [5] He was also named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2017 NCAA tournament. [6]

Personal life

Blumberg's father is Jewish, but he identifies as Catholic, which his mother is. Blumberg's father often has Jewish food during holidays during family meals. [7]

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