2010 Dunlop Orange Bowl Blog: Bjorn Fratangelo, Entry No. 4

December 8, 2010 10:40 PM
Bjorn Fratangelo is currently ranked No. 1 in the USTA Boys' 18s and No. 48 in the ITF World Junior Rankings. The 17-year-old righthander from Pittsburgh won both the Easter Bowl and the USTA Boys’ 18s National Clay Court Championships and is seeded 16th in the 2010 Dunlop Orange Bowl. Fratangelo is writing an exclusive blog for USTA.com while competing in Key Biscayne.
Hi Guys,

Well, today didn't really go as well as I wanted it to. I'm out of the tournament. I lost singles and doubles.
I woke up feeling sore from yesterday, but I took a really hot shower and loosened up quick. I warmed up for about a half hour. I played well, and I was feeling the ball pretty well, also. However, my opponent was very good, very steady. I don't think he made many unforced errors. I was pressing too much and wasn't being patient. But credit to him, he's a very good player.

I got some lunch afterwards and watched my dubs partner in his singles match. Alexios is through to the third round. He was feeling good about his win, but, unfortunately, we couldn't keep his winning streak alive. We lost 10-6 in the third-set tiebreaker.

So that's it for me, and I hope everyone enjoyed reading. I just want to say good luck to all the Americans who are still in the main draw and also give a shout out to Chase Curry and his family. I hope they are doing well.

Happy Holidays,
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