Whatever it is, Young's chances of beating a top 20 player in the future are not much. Too much expectation too early. He doesn't really have a fair chance at all and if I recall correctly, he's only won 2 matches on the ATP tour as of today. Gasquet is too good a player and has too much experience to go down to Young at this stage in his career. Maybe in the future...
So are you saying that he has not much of a chance of beating a top 20 player in the future ever?
I am a little confused- because you say that he has not much of a chance in the future to beat a top 20 player- and then you say maybe in the future.
I do think that it is likely way to early in his career to beat a top 20 player- but I am not ready to say that his chances of doing so down the road if he continues to mature are "not much." I'm not ready to write him off as having little chance a say two years from now- just as I am not ready to declare him as the savior of US tennis. Give him time before overpropping him, but also give him time before saying he will never have much of a chance to beat a top 20 player in the future. We don't yet know what he will be- and I have to agree with the commentators that we are seeing the evolution of him now. He is not yet a finished product. He did give a top 20 player quite a tussle last week btw.
I think Richie will win this match- and should- he is currently a more complete player than Donald. But I am not ready to say that DY will never have much of a chance aginst top 20 players for the rest of his career.