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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Future of American Tennis?

One more item of note from this year's French Open. Pittsburgh native Bjorn Fratangelo won the Junior Boys Division of the Grand Slam, becoming the first American man to do so since John McEnroe won it in 1977. His win, coupled with a quickly maturing fellow American on the tour, Ryan Harrison, might just signal the next great wave of American tennis players. Let's hope.

Oh, and in case, you were wondering, yes, Bjorn Fratangelo was named for the tennis great Bjorn Borg, whom the young Fratangelo's father reportedly idolized.

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