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Dawgie Dawg 10-07-2011 11:21 AM

Bjorn Fratangelo
 
I hear he is heavily leaning to UGA. Its UGA or pro for this great player. I know he will make the right choice and allow Manny Diaz to turn him into a warrior before he makes his journey onto the pro tour.

Clemson_tennis 10-10-2011 07:05 PM

He's going pro more than likely. Winning the junior french open changed his priorities.

treeman10 10-10-2011 10:34 PM

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Clemson_tennis 10-11-2011 05:14 AM

No it is true. Winning the junior French Open made pro tennis a serious option where as before he was 90% going to college. Now its more lke 50/50. While you can't stake your future on one result it does show what you are capable of.

ga tennis 10-11-2011 06:45 AM

I hope he decides to be a BULLDOG. I dont think he is ready to turn pro.

Dawgie Dawg 10-11-2011 11:57 AM

He will make the right choice and come to Athens eventually

Clemson_tennis 02-19-2012 08:41 AM

Down to UGA,UVA and Ohio State. Or pro

mikej 02-19-2012 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Clemson_tennis (Post 6336167)
Down to UGA,UVA and Ohio State. Or pro

i would rarely say someone should go to UGA over UVA, but he should

he's not going to play above jenkins, domi, or frank

total waste of his time playing 4 in college

whereas ku singh is the only top 4 guy left for uga next yr

if he doesn't go pro - he'll go to uga - count it

andfor 02-19-2012 09:05 AM

The longer he holds out the better his contracts will be. Like Sock he won't play college. Those who think he'll show up on campus somewhere are teasing themselves.

BTW. Saw Kudla play yesterday and will watch him again today. Although it's just qualifying he is impressive. Watched him thump a top 100 player who beat him handily last summer.

mikej 02-19-2012 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by andfor (Post 6336197)
The longer he holds out the better his contracts will be. Like Sock he won't play college. Those who think he'll show up on campus somewhere are teasing themselves.

BTW. Saw Kudla play yesterday and will watch him again today. Although it's just qualifying he is impressive. Watched him thump a top 100 player who beat him handily last summer.

agreed i have my money on him going pro

the harrison section of this article seems to point that way even though he mentions talking to isner too: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/vall.../s_782418.html

edit - and yeah, kudla is going to be great, always tough to tell where potential peaks in tennis, but i wouldn't rule him out as a top 20 guy for a handful of years

Dawgie Dawg 02-19-2012 09:27 AM

He'll be in Athens next spring

andfor 02-19-2012 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Dawgie Dawg (Post 6336231)
He'll be in Athens next spring

Athens Greece for a Challeger stop.

Automator 02-19-2012 09:46 AM

I sort of agree that going to Virginia would be silly because of where he would play in the lineup, but don't overlook the opportunity to train against Domijan, Frank and Jenkins for a year. If these recruits cared about where they would play in the lineup, the also-ran schools in major conferences would be a big draw for top recruits. They aren't for a reason. You spend far more time on the practice court than playing matches.

ClarkC 02-19-2012 10:08 AM

You also play Futures while in college, fall tournaments where your spot in the lineup is not an issue, more Futures in the summer, and you can play up occasionally while others get a rest day if your coach is looking out for your development. In Charlottesville, you can get into the qualifying of a Challenger event in November. All of this in addition to the practice considerations already mentioned.

treeman10 02-19-2012 10:22 AM

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Tennishacker 02-19-2012 01:30 PM

Too many examples of guys going pro after high school or after first year of college. ending up in the "FUTURE/CHALLENGER ZONE"

Get the free, excellent education.

andfor 02-19-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Tennishacker (Post 6336730)
Too many examples of guys going pro after high school or after first year of college. ending up in the "FUTURE/CHALLENGER ZONE"

Get the free, excellent education.

With 4.5 tennis scholarships the education for male tennis players is not free. If a boy does get a full ride for tennis its beyond rare.

#2 junior in the world and an jr.Grand Slam singles title all before his senior year. I agree college is the prudent move but there is also point when starting a pro career is prudent too. He's at that point.

Going back to college is always an option.

treeman10 02-19-2012 03:52 PM

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andfor 02-19-2012 04:33 PM

62-20 career ITF, 10-14 last year on the Future's and discovering late in the year he has a shoulder injury. Agree it's not screaming pro tour at you but the jr. GS and #2 ITF displays a junior tennis player beyond being highly accomplished. He's got 6 months to decide. Don't hold your breath on him showing up on any college campus this fall except to maybe attend a football game.

treeman10 02-19-2012 04:52 PM

You could be right. They didn't name him Bjorn with college in mind.


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