Bjorn Fratangelo Bio

  • Plays with a double-handed backhand
  • Named after tennis legend Bjorn Borg
  • Started playing tennis aged four
  • Father, Mario, born and raised until aged 10 in Italy, near Rome
  • Attended Barron Collier High School
  • Favourite surface is hard courts
  • Fan of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Likes all sports and playing table tennis
  • Had a standout junior career, reaching World No. 2
  • Won 2011 Roland Garros (d. Thiem), 2010 USTA under-18 and 2009 USTA under-16 clay-court titles; represented U.S. in junior Davis Cup
  • In 2011 joined John McEnroe (1977) as only American to have won Roland Garros boys' title in the Open Era
  • Coached by his father
  • Lives and trains in Naples, FL, during school year
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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