I've only seen the Don a couple of times but I like his style and I think he's the sort of variety that USA needs at this point. It reminds me a bit of Nando Verdasco's playing style.
I know it's very premature at this point because he's spent most of his career (like all young Americans) on the hard courts. But looking at his game I still think the Don represents USA's best hope for a slow court player. Spadea and Russell are too old and simply not good enough. Clearly Querrey and Isner are two more hard hitting fast court players just like Roddick, Blake, Fish and Ginepri.
There are two things I can't wait to see this year:
1. How well he performs on the European clay courts. Hopefully he can boost his ranking to the 60-70 mark before April so he can qualify for some of those events.
2. If he can get into the Davis Cup team before the end of the season. I know it's premature to think about it at this point but I would love to see him already get involved in that kind of atmosphere.
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Re: Donald Young
You mean as an active playing player on the DC team? I don't think I see that happening this year, but they did have him in Portland and at least one other tie before that, so they are clearly including him in the DC atmosphere. I think it'll just be interesting to see if he can translate the success he had at the challenger level at the end of this season onto the ATP level and put together some good wins in a row. We'll see
Yeah, I too was wondering why he wasn't playing any of the tour tournaments before AO. Seems strange, but maybe he has an injury or is tired? Seems like he played a LOT of tennis this fall so perhaps he doesn't think he needs the practice?
Speculations and more speculations....
Anyhoo, can't wait to see the Don, even if it is glimpse.