2011 International Spring Championships Blog: Bjorn Fratangelo, Entry No. 5

April 9, 2011 09:54 AM
Bjorn Fratangelo, the reigning USTA National Clay Court and Easter Bowl champion, is currently ranked No. 1 in the USTA Boys' 18s and No. 17 in the ITF World Junior Rankings. The 17-year-old right-hander from Pittsburgh is the top seed in this year's International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif., where he is writing a daily blog for USTA.com during his time in the tournament. Check back often for updates!
How's it going guys,
I don't know if I should just skip to the part where I play my match because you know my morning routine and it didn't change today so, I will save everyone the effort and move on.
I warmed up at 8am with my good friend and training buddy Oliver Landert. I warmed up really well this morning. Everything felt good, my strokes, footwork and my body are holding up well. I played at 9am and played a really good match. I expected a tough battle with Mitchell and I think it raised the level of my game. I played with a lot of variety and served well which were two things I was focused on the most in my warm up. I got through it and I'm pumped to be in the semis. I play Mac Styslinger tomorrow. He's a good player with a big game and I know I'm going to have to play my best to do well.
Anyways, after my match I got back to the hotel around 2pm. Since I'm out of doubles, I was able to get back early and do some school work.
Oh I have to mention that Alexios brought me desserts. If you're asking why this sounds so random, it's because his parents own two bakeries in LA and I've been bugging him all week for some pastries to try. well, they might have been the best desserts that I have ever had. The Halebians know what they're doing when it comes to food.
After awhile, I got tied of doing school so I went to hang out with Marcos. We watched some television and Nicole also came to join us. We kind of just hung around till it was time for dinner. We ate and then hung out in the lobby. There was a package from K-swiss here for me but for some reason the people at the front desk didn't want me to have it. I had to practically beg for it. I don't know why it was so difficult but I finally got my package.
That about concludes my exciting day so hopefullly you guys enjoyed reading. I play at 9am tomorrow. I hope it will be another good day.