Love on the Court: Who Is Madison Keys’ Tennis Star Boyfriend, Bjorn Fratangelo
Alright, gather ’round folks because we’re diving into the world of Madison Keys, the tennis sensation from the good ol’ USA. This gal has snagged an astounding six WTA tournament victories, five of which are at the Premier level.
Keys ain’t just another player; she’s part of the American tennis dream team, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe, and Sofia Kenin.
Hey, there’s more to the tale – her coaches saw star power in her from the get-go, predicting she’d nab a major title someday.
Oh, and in the romance department, she’s locked down by none other than tennis heartthrob Bjorn Fratangelo.
These two have been in love’s game since 2017 and sealed the deal with an engagement in March 2023.
So, if you’re itching to know more about Madison’s partner-in-crime, keep reading those gossip columns!
Madison shared a photo last September with a caption: “Always a great feeling playing in front of my home crowd. Thanks for the love this week San Diego!”
Bjorn Fratangelo is a famous American tennis player born on July 19, 1993, to Mario Fratangelo and Pamela Fratangelo. He is 6 feet tall, and he’s made a name for himself in tennis.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fratangelo’s determination led him to relocate to Naples, Florida, during his high school years for better training opportunities while still cherishing his Pittsburgh roots.
Bjorn with his parents Pamela and Mario – “Wondering how these two gave birth to a red head.. who turned blonde”
Bjorn celebrated Mother’s Day – by sharing a photo with his mother “Happy Mother’s Day to this beauty”
His journey began at three when he first picked up a racket inspired by the legendary Bjorn Borg. His father doubled as his coach, guiding him through his formative years.
His breakthrough came in 2011 when he triumphed over Dominic Thiem to clinch the boys’ singles title at the French Open, an accomplishment that propelled him to number 2 in the junior rankings. He also played in the junior championship at the 2011 US Open, where he faced Oliver Golding.
Bjorn has primarily competed on the ITF Pro Circuit since 2009, with a stronger presence from 2011 onwards. Despite challenges, he remained committed to his dream.
As of now, he holds the 215th spot in the ATP rankings, having turned professional in 2012. The road to success hasn’t been without hurdles; he battled a leg injury in 2018 that temporarily slowed him down.
“Bummed with the ending but thanks to @rbctennischamps for continuing to be one of the best challengers we have in the states. Hope to heal up asap”
A few years back, in 2016, he spilled the beans in an interview. He’s all about giving hope to the up-and-coming stars in Pittsburgh just by showing what he’s made of and rubbing shoulders with the newbies.
When he’s back in his hometown, he makes it a point to visit his favorite local spots, including Primanti Bros, known for their fries-on-sandwiches tradition. But wait, there’s more to the story. This sneak peek into his behind-the-scenes life isn’t just about his killer dedication and fire for the game.
Nope, it’s also a peek into his fan club, aka his family and Madison Keys. They’ve been his pit crew through all the twists and turns of his tennis escapade.
“Thanks @citiopen for the WC! Wish I could be around a bit longer” – Bjorn on Citiopen in 2019
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Keys and Fratangelo’s paths crossed while they were honing their skills at a swanky spot in Boca Raton, Florida. It turns out they were practically joined at the hip, hanging out in the same circle of buddies. And guess what? They both relocated to Orlando in what seemed like a blink of an eye and ended up as neighbors in the same apartment complex. Talk about destiny, right?
Fast forward to 2017, and lo and behold, sparks started flying between these two. That’s when the game of love officially kicked off. And as if that wasn’t enough, they even teamed up for some mixed doubles action on the court. Quite the power couple, if you ask us!
Bjorn shared a photo of him and Madison with a simple ❤ emoji
Amidst the initial pandemic lockdown in March 2020, professional athletes faced challenges yet found solace together. They revealed a harmonious dynamic: while Fratangelo maintained their fitness regimen and nutritious diet, Keys offered a more relaxed approach.
Keys shared, “We complement each other. He’s action-oriented, while I can lounge for hours.” This balance brought structure and novelty, easing the passage of time.
The couple’s ordinary routines gained value, from shared morning coffee to practicing tennis. Ranked in the top 20, they embraced the current normalcy, appreciating simple habits cultivated over the years.
Bjorn shared a photo with Madison with a caption: “Vacation time with my favorite person ❤️”
Well, it seems like the tennis court isn’t the only place where these two are hitting it off! Madison Keys and Bjorn Fratangelo might just be the champions of relationship goals. These lovebirds started their match off-court back in Florida, and after a smooth move to Orlando (coincidence? we think not), they’ve been serving up some serious couple vibes.
Fast forward a few sets – back in March 2023 – they’ve got us all cheering for their engagement announcement. Keys, with that rock-sized forehand of an engagement ring, took to Instagram to let us all know that she’s found her partner-in-crime on and off the court. “Forever,” she captions the pic, and we’re all hearts (a white heart emoji, actually).
And let’s not forget their mixed doubles game – they’ve been smashing it together on the court too. Congratulations poured in from the tennis community, with emojis that could rival a Grand Slam celebration.
As for the wedding date? These two might need a rain check as they juggle their busy schedules, but if anyone can nail that perfect day, it’s this tennis duo.
Madison Keys and Bjorn Fratangelo announcing their engagement through their Instagram accounts