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The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

I don't know if he's confident enough yet to pull it off, but having watched him in New Haven last week and earlier today, he definitely has a game to trouble Richard who ridiculously stands several feet beyond the baseline to return serve.
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Oh, do f*** off please. He has no chance.

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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

He has a chance to take a set off Richard, but I don't think he'll win the match.
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Oh, do f*** off please. He has no chance.
Tone it down please so you can still show your face around these boards in case it happens. I'm merely saying he's got a fair chance.
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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

I rate Youngs chances at 4%
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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

If Gasquet plays in passive mode...

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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

Yeah actually... if Gasquet is NOT in passive mode then 1%.
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I rate Youngs chances at 4%
Maybe 5 if we push it.

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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

If we account for the possibility of injury or alien abduction then we could even say 6%.
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I don't think so. As much as I want to see Young progress, if Gasquet loses He'll need a



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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

Rafatard at its finest, Young has the game but not the experience, in one year comeback with the same question and my answer might change.

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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

I'm not sure if this post is overrating Young or underrating Gasquet.

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...

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Think we can safely say Young is bye bye.

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Re: The Don Has a Fair Chance of Beating Gasquet

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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.

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