Re: Donald Young
I got around to watching the match in its entirety. Young dominated after the first set. It seemed that Guccione went to deuce in every service game. His serve-and-volley game was no match for Young's passing shots. Young even hit a fair number of return winners. When Guccione's first serve didn't go in, he was at a major disadvantage.
There were a few points that really got the crowd going in this one. On one point in the third set, Young returned an overhead smash that must have been four feet over his head back at Guccione with good velocity, which he proceeded to dump into the net. Guccione didn't hit the overhead as hard as he could have, but you wouldn't expect it to be returned. In the fourth set, Guccione hit an excellent volley out wide off of Young's return, but Young was able to track it down and hit a cross-court winner with a one-handed backhand. That was my favorite point. Then on the point before match point, Guccione hits a serve out wide to Young's forehand, Young gets it back down the line at Guccione's feet, Guccione hits a good half-volley to the other side of the court, Young retrieves it and hits a lob, Guccione hits a weak but well directed overhead back to the ad court, Young somehow tracks that down and hits a great shot down the line at Guccione's feet, Guccione does well to hit a short volley back to the deuce court, and Young sprints to the ball and hits a backhand winner into the open court. The crowd went nuts after that one.
Young seems to have a well-rounded game. When he's playing confidently, he can hurt you with both the forehand and the backhand. He has great speed, excellent touch at the net, and his serve is solid with the potential to be very good. He's fun to watch.