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Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

This is not intended to spark a Donald Young bashing session. But seriously, why isn't Donald trying to qualify for Indian Wells? He may have been over-hyped but he did take a set of Djokovic at the US Open which shows he can play a bit. He will be eighteen in a few months time and surely he should be getting experience with the big boys rather than rely on wild cards.
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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

Why are peeps talking about him so much? He's just one of many challenger players trying to come up. What's so exceptional about him? Has he ever been at least in quarterfinals in ATP tournament? Has he beaten some top 10 player? Top 20?

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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

He is playing in USA F6 Futures this week .
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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

I'm just pleased he hasn't been given a wildcard and he's down in the trenches earning his way to the top of the game - in the long run it will do him a lot more good than being handed drubbings by much better players than he currently is.
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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

1. He isn't good enough to win challenger matches yet let alone win ATP matches
2.It wouldn't be good for his confidence losing at the level repeatedly, hence building himself up at futures & challengers.
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1. He isn't good enough to make challenger matches yet let alone win ATP matches
2.It wouldn't be good for his confidence losing at the level repeatedly, hence building himself up at futures & challengers.
He's not big enough or strong enough to win on the ATP. Case Closed.

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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

Out of curiosity whats donald youngs height?
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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

isn't he something like 5'8 - 5'10
and he has a slight build. simply not big enough to beat the top players
he lost in the qfs of a futures event last week fyi

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Out of curiosity whats donald youngs height?
Birthdate:
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5'9'' (175 cm)
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145 lbs (65 kg)
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I watched him play at the USO. There are women players that hit the ball harder than he does.

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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

it may well be because he sucks, would lose and giving him a place in the quallies would be a waste
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Re: Why isn't Donald Young qualifying?

He's young (no pun intended) so with age he should fill out a bit, I don't think height should matter though, but it depends on his gamestyle.
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Him and Brian Vahaly should hangout together...the two most hyped never wases of American tennis. Jan-Micheal was very talented, he was hyped for a reason, he's just had some injury problems. Young and BV have incurable talent problems.

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He's young (no pun intended) so with age he should fill out a bit, I don't think height should matter though, but it depends on his gamestyle.
Yea, I mean you can point out Grosjean, Chang, or even Amanda Coetzer (on the women's side) but lets be honest size does matter. That's why Sam Querry will be top 20 by the end of the year and Young will be...well...yea....not.

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But seriously, why isn't Donald trying to qualify for Indian Wells?
The cut-off for qualifying was 261. Young couldn't have gotten in without a wild card.
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Yea, I mean you can point out Grosjean, Chang, or even Amanda Coetzer (on the women's side) but lets be honest size does matter. That's why Sam Querry will be top 20 by the end of the year and Young will be...well...yea....not.

Yea it does to an extent but it doesn't mean he can't have a good career, like you said, take chang and hewitt as examples, and rochus for a 5"5 guy is good player, but like you said there is a limit for them and its their height. As the majority of cases height=more power.
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