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Miami WC for Donald Young

how laughable. this kid is ruined, it's official.

not to mention this is a total waste of a WC that could go to an American who has a CHANCE to win a match (i.e. Paul Goldstein).


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So its another joke selection, young and phillipousis, both dont have a chance of winning a match. Sure its good experience for young, but how is he going to feel confidence wise when he is getting so many wildcards to atp events and is getting hammered every single time.
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Re: Miami WC for Donald Young

Young needs to go back to the juniors and first try to win a juniors grand slam, though at age 15 he isn't doing too bad.
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Down to the 15-year-olds, where US phenom Donald Young was smoked again on Friday, this time by Arnaud Clement 6-3, 6-2. It was Young's third consecutive first-round loss – to Robby Ginepri, Paul Goldstein and Clement. Young, who won the '05 Australian Open Juniors, has only managed to snare 12 games in those contests. He looks very frustrated and is definitely pressing. He's also going to play the NASDAQ-100, but maybe he and IMG should take a pass.

Andy Roddick thinks that some wrong choices are being made. "I just think it's getting pushed a little fast, " Roddick said. "I'd love to see him take the time and really work on his game. I say that with the best possible intentions for him. I think he's insanely talented if you've seen him strike the ball and the way he naturally feels it. There's definitely something special there. But, is he ready to play week-in, week-out on the main tour? I don't think so. I hope I'm proved wrong.

"Maybe you start in qualies or in Challengers or maybe even the Futures first. I'd love nothing more than for him to come in and just start ripping people apart but I don't know if that's the case. I hope he knows that this should be going and enjoying the experience and if that's the way they're looking at it, go and try to build and see what you're up against so you know what you have to work on then that's kind of a great attitude to take into it. But I'm not really sure how they are going about it."
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Re: Miami WC for Donald Young

It's a more useful WC than Philippoussis.

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It's a more useful WC than Philippoussis.
Not from the perspective of the tournament organizers who are looking out for their bottom line. Flip is one of the few non-Americans who is a "name" in the U.S. & can move some tickets (particularly in California & Florida).
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Not from the perspective of the tournament organizers who are looking out for their bottom line. Flip is one of the few non-Americans who is a "name" in the U.S. & can move some tickets (particularly in California & Florida).
Actually for tournament organizers Donald Young is a good pick as well, becuase if i'm not mistaken the tournaments choose who gets the wild card. Most people would rather see a 15 year old kid who is hyped up than some low ranking other player in most cases.
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how laughable. this kid is ruined, it's official.

not to mention this is a total waste of a WC that could go to an American who has a CHANCE to win a match (i.e. Paul Goldstein).
Yes, I don't think it does any good to lose four matches in a row straight sets. You need to go and work on your game between each loss, fix the problems, and come back and try again. I don't believe this is the right route.

Still, let's hope for a positive. Maybe he'll draw a clay courter or something. Just want him to get that first win out of the way so we can stop listening to all the chatter about it. The reporters will really start hitting him soon if he keeps losing badly in straights. And regardless of what he says, that kind of stuff gets in your mind and creates more pressure.


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Young needs to go back to the juniors and first try to win a juniors grand slam, though at age 15 he isn't doing too bad.
He did, he already won AO04 juniors and final of the Orange bowl. No, he's better than junior tennis now, there's no point to being there, he must go somewhere that will force him to raise his level. I think the right route is to play a few futures or challengers, and occasionally take a wild card on the main tour to see where's he's at (in terms of the highest level).
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Actually for tournament organizers Donald Young is a good pick as well, becuase if i'm not mistaken the tournaments choose who gets the wild card. Most people would rather see a 15 year old kid who is hyped up than some low ranking other player in most cases.
No one except the real tennis fanatics knows who Donald Young is. Most of his publicity has been confined to tennis publications, not mainstream media. The tournaments know this too, since his matches have been confined to outside courts (unless his opponent is someone who belongs on center court). Far more people know who Flip is. No one was giving Tommy Haas all those wild cards in 2004 out of the goodness of their hearts. He's the rare non-American (particularly in the smaller U.S. tournaments) who can sell tickets in the U.S. Flip is even more well known then Haas.

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He did, he already won AO04 juniors and final of the Orange bowl. No, he's better than junior tennis now, there's no point to being there, he must go somewhere that will force him to raise his level. I think the right route is to play a few futures or challengers, and occasionally take a wild card on the main tour to see where's he's at (in terms of the highest level).
Just because he's the top junior doesn't mean that he's too good to stay there. It doesn't seem to have hurt Monfils to stick juniors out through most of last year.

I agree with the rest of your post though

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Just because he's the top junior doesn't mean that he's too good to stay there. It doesn't seem to have hurt Monfils to stick juniors out through most of last year.

I agree with the rest of your post though
Monfils didn't really stick Juniors out. He didn't play the Orange Bowl, and he basically only played four or five tournaments (the slams). Yeah, Young could still play the slams, but he's already reached the top of junior tennis. What's his motivation? More junior slams (who cares)? I think move on to bigger things, players that will force him to improve
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Hope Young develops his game and can handle all the pressure being put on him.
Of those WC's Scud, Young, Monfils only Gael has got a reasonable chance of winning a match or 2
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Young needs to develop mor ehis game and prepare himself by playing challengers.

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Re: Miami WC for Donald Young

He's been hammered in every match and he's played 3 pretty average players. What is the point in him playing its going to shatter his confidence, he hasn't got a chance against any player in the draw (actually is Labadze playing?)
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