PARIS (AP) — 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 victory and fell flat on the red dirt when the 14th-seeded Thiem hit a backhand return long on match point.
Fratangelo, of Pittsburgh, began playing tennis as a 4-year-old and hopes to win major titles like McEnroe, who went on to capture seven Grand Slam titles.
In the girls final, the ninth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia beat No. 5 Monica Puig of Puerto 7-6 (8), 6-1.