Originally Posted by MatejBockoFan
He hasn't done that well there lately, either. It's too early to write him off, but he hasn't done much to prove that he's going to be a factor in the pros, either. We'll see.... but he needs a major attitude readjustment.
How many players his age or younger have
proven themselves on the pro level? It's not exactly common for players to hit it big before their 17th birthday.
Young has had an excellent junior career. Most players with his resume would be considered exciting prospects. But because of the hype and unrealistic expectations that have surrounded him, he's being held to a different standard than other young players.
Young hasn't played much juniors this year. He's only played the Easter Bowl, the French Open, and Wimbledon. He won the Easter Bowl and reached the third round of the two grand slams. And now he's in the QFs of the National Championships in Kalamazoo. That's not too shabby, though I'll concede that it's not dominant. On the whole, however, he's been outstanding on the junior level, despite facing older competition throughout his career.
I'm not aware of any attitude problems. What's he said or done to warrant that characterization? I know that his parents have made some outlandish statements, but I haven't heard anything bad about Young himself.