Bjorn Fratangelo is an American professional tennis player. He is from Pennsylvania and he turned professional in 2012. He broke into the Top 100 of the ATP rankings in June 2016, landing on the No.99 spot. This was his highest ranking to date. As a junior’s player, he won the boys’ singles title at the 2011 Fench Open.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Fratangelo was born on July 19, 1993. His hometown is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. He started playing tennis at the age of three and his parents are tennis fans, naming him after Bjorn Borg. When he was in 8th grade, his family moved to Naples, Florida to help facilitate his training.
He stands 183 cm tall and he is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. Coached by Eric Nunez, his weight was last listed at 79 kg. Since he turned pro in 2012, Fratangelo has earned over US$1.2 million in prize money.
As a junior tennis player, he won the boys’ singles title at the French Open in 2011. He defeated Dominic Thiem for the title. This led him to a juniors’ career-high ranking of No.2. In the same year, he was also in the 2011 US Open. He made it to the third round before he eventually lost to Oliver Golding.
When he first turned pro, he mainly played in the ITF Pro Circuit. In 2011, he received a wildcard to play in the US Open. He did not make it past the qualifiers. His first notable performance in the Grand Slams came in 2016 when he was in the first round of the Australian Open. That year, he also made it to the second round of Roland Garros and the first round of Wimbledon. He would go back to the Aussie Open first round in 2017 and again in 2019.
In 2021, he made it to the second round of the US Open Men’s doubles event. He was paired with Christopher Eubanks.
- Highest Ranking: No. 99 (June 6,2016)
- Current Ranking: No. 174 (April2022)
Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - 1R (2016, 2017,2019)
- French Open - 2R (2016)
- Wimbledon - 1R (2016)
- US Open - 2R (2017)
- Highest Ranking - No. 304 (April 27,2015)
Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- US Open - 2R (2021)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- US Open - 1R (2017, 2021)