NEW YORK (AP) Bjorn Fratangelo will make his Grand Slam debut at the U.S. Open after winning the USTA Pro Circuit’s Wild Card Challenge over the weekend.
The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday that the 22-year-old from Pittsburgh finished the challenge with 83 points. He reached the final of the $50,000 Challenger in Binghamton, New York, and the semifinals of the $100,000 Challenger in Aptos, California, and the $50,000 Challenger in Lexington, Kentucky.
In 2011, Fratangelo became the first American since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the French Open boys’ singles title. He is ranked a career-best No. 106th.
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Samantha Crawford had won the USTA Pro Circuit’s women’s U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge two weeks ago.