Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1
Lets re-examine facts:
At 15 (2002): Gasquet won a match at AMS event, not a MM like Houston (who's field has been stronger in the past, but this year wasn't that great). He also took a set off the eventual champ Albert Costa before losing in the first round.
Harrison lost in a convincing fashion to Blake, who is a hardly a clay court player.
At 16, in 2003, Richard was the youngest in the top 100.
Also @ 15, Nadal was won his first match in his hometown of Majorca (Since this was a European Clay court event, it ranks way above Houston, since the likes of Safin won it back in 2000).
@ 16: Nadal won two Challengers and and finished the year within the top 50. Reached the 3rd round at Wimbledon.
Hewitt won his first title @ 15. Agassi was starting to get into a groove.
Yes, These are all great players with majors (except Gasquet). But stop giving a kid so much credit because he won one match on the ATP level and it wasn't even in a strong event. Hell, he could have a journeyman career all his life. Sure he has talent, but how much? He could easily peak at 18.
I'm stopping here, because this is pointless.