Bjorn Fratangelo ends U.S. drought
PARIS -- Bjorn Fratangelo became the first American boy since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the junior title at the French Open by defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 Sunday.
The unseeded Fratangelo broke serve at 6-all when Thiem's backhand sailed wide. He clinched the victory and fell flat on the red dirt after the 14th-seeded Thiem hit a backhand return long on match point.
"I did well to hold my nerve at the end to close it out," the 17-year-old Fratangelo said.
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