Originally Posted by Pistol Pete Fan
Just to think, had things turned out differently and DY went to college instead of turning pro (unlikely, I know, after winning a junior grand slam at 15), probably at Georgia or Illinois, he would not have even ended up being the best player in the NCAA.
Hard to continue rooting for someone performing so consistently below his potential.
Gotta disagree here. When he would have been a freshman in college, 2008ish, he was top 100 in the world, coming off a year where he had won multiple Challenger titles, and reached several Challenger finals. There's no way you have that kind of success on the pro tour, then go to college.
Not to mention last year, where he made the semis of Washington, finals in Bangkok, & 4th rd at the US Open, and finished the yr at 39.
Lets take Steve Johnson for example, he's never won a Challenger title to date. I think he has 1 Futures title, and 1 Futures final as his best pro results, and he's the best college player the last 2 yrs running.
I think DYs biggest problem is he isnt working as hard & preparing as well as he did last year. I mentioned before about him working out with the likes of Querrey, Fish, & Sampras last year, along with the USTA coaches. This year, there's no talk of that, and we can all see the results. This yr he has so 'no name' 16 year old as a practice partner.
I'm not sure how accepted he is by the American players, to me it seems he's a bit of an outsider, not sure if it's through his doing, or what.