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Cincy R1: Monfils crushes Young 6-1, 6-1

MIMIC
07-29-2008, 02:52 AM
Monfils was just too much for the 19-year-old to handle. In addition to Monfils' consistency, Young was extremely sloppy, unsuccessfully chasing down balls and spraying UEs all over the court. He played horribly.

On the health-side, Monfils was grimacing a lot. One of the commentators suggested that it was a breathing problem. After the trainer came out, Gael complained of "lack of energy", leading one of the commentators to blaming a food bug that's "going around" (referring to Mario Ancic pulling out of the tournament due to an unspecified illness).

Allegretto
07-29-2008, 02:53 AM
Monfils looked like he was dying out there and still destroyed Young.

JimmyV
07-29-2008, 02:53 AM
This sums the match up nicely

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7366/monfilsmugaa1.jpg

ReturnWinner
07-29-2008, 02:54 AM
expected and i feel bad for Young as he is becoming the bith of the tour

G4.
07-29-2008, 02:54 AM
public was barely cheering for Young in the 2nd set , it was sad for him

martinatreue
07-29-2008, 02:54 AM
young is a joke of a pusher

Richardgm
07-29-2008, 02:54 AM
I kept wondering what was Young doing on the ATP tour?

Stensland
07-29-2008, 02:54 AM
young displayed tennis from the futures.

Richardgm
07-29-2008, 02:55 AM
This sums the match up nicely

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7366/monfilsmugaa1.jpg

lol +1

Caio_Brasil
07-29-2008, 02:55 AM
And Monfils wasn't feeling alright :scared:

I feel sorry for Donald. He is no agressive at all, just passing the ball a hundred meters above the net. He seems not to know what to do on the court, got totally embarassed at his own country. It must be difficult to him to try something in the pro circuit. Hopefully he improves and at least manages to stay with dignity in the circuit in the future. I'll be cheering for him.

Blarghman
07-29-2008, 02:55 AM
The only good thing I can say about this match is that at least it was quick. Only 53 minutes. There were a couple of games that were over before I even noticed they had started.

zicofirol
07-29-2008, 02:56 AM
this young is good...

a monflis with no energy beat him 1 and 1..

Clydey
07-29-2008, 02:56 AM
Why is Donald Young so hyped? He is awful. Every time I have seen him he has been horrendous. He has no power, no variety, no weapons. He doesn't even move well or serve well. He got destroyed even though Monfils looked like he was at death's door. He's just a really poor player, yet he is talked about like he is the next big thing.

Albop
07-29-2008, 02:56 AM
The future of American tennis. :haha:

kalisita
07-29-2008, 02:57 AM
Both night matches were crappy. At least Safin livened up the first one. :devil: Young needs to play challengers to get more experience before he attempts to play centre court at a MS. Hope Monfils feels better and can continue. Commentators said there maybe a food bug going around. :scared:

*Viva Chile*
07-29-2008, 02:57 AM
Monfils was almost dying and still Donna received two breadsticks :haha:

JimmyV
07-29-2008, 02:58 AM
This was easily the worst match I've seen all year, hands down. Painful to watch.

smileitsmyan
07-29-2008, 02:59 AM
Was it just me or was Monfils really sweating like cuh-razzyy tonight? He had like sweat drops dripping from his face after like 2 games. My dad came in and thought that 2-0 was referring to Monfils being up 2 sets to love lol

seljanin
07-29-2008, 03:00 AM
Pathetic. Tragic. Don't even have words to decribe, how bad Donald looked on the court. Ridiculous UE + soft pushing.

This sums the match up nicely

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7366/monfilsmugaa1.jpg

I feel for the guy, but this is a genuine picture :haha: :yeah:

The Freak
07-29-2008, 03:01 AM
Ouch...Donald played extremely terrible...:sad:

Good win though Gael, and good luck. :)

bad gambler
07-29-2008, 03:02 AM
DY really should be plying his trade in the challenger circuit to build some confidence.

Blarghman
07-29-2008, 03:03 AM
That was the last match of the day!? I thought there'd at least be a doubles match on after Monfils/Young or something. I feel so bad for the fans who bought night session tickets and had to watch those two very uninteresting matches. And now the TV is showing... a replay of another blowout of an American. What a crappy day of tennis on centre court.

Morgan Z
07-29-2008, 03:06 AM
Oh, Donald... He needs to take a few weeks off, train hard and then play Challengers till the end of the year. He'll lose the points he is defending, but he'll lose them anyway and a few more first round losses will be terrible for his confidence.

bavaria100
07-29-2008, 03:11 AM
When I watched the match, I got the feeling that every single person sitting on Center Court pitied Young. The atmosphere was just dead. The entire stadium was wrapped in silence for the entire match, except when he managed to win a game. In those 2 moments, the crowd celebrated as if he won the match and gave him standing ovations. It was a pretty embarrassing display. I guess the only 2 people in the stadium who weren't embarrassed for the kid were his parents. How they can still sit there and watch how their son is getting his confidence crushed on a weekly basis because he's just not ready to compete with the big guys yet (and I think he probably never will) is a mystery to me.

GlennMirnyi
07-29-2008, 03:14 AM
It was very sad to watch this as the last match of the day.

MyPrecious
07-29-2008, 03:17 AM
Monfiles looked like he was about to pass out, and still kicked The Donalds ass :eek: :worship:

Hope Young gets his shit together one day. I still like him :)

MacTheKnife
07-29-2008, 03:24 AM
Well I predicted 2-1, and it was 1-1. Young simply has no business in a AMS event. It's actually pathetic. I was embarrassed for the kid. Hopefully that's the last WC he gets until he improves considerably.

dejosav
07-29-2008, 03:34 AM
DY really should be plying his trade in the challenger circuit to build some confidence.

He and his parents should've think of that two years ago instead of be so cocky

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OPINION: IMG, Put Double-Bageled Young Back in Oven

Posted on March 24, 2006

By Richard Vach, Tennis-X.com Senior Writer

Rain hammered the Masters Series-Miami Thursday, but not before 16-year-old wildcard American "The" Donald Young was hammered 6-0, 6-0 in the first round by Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, who had himself never before won an ATP-level match.

Young was 0-8 career at the ATP level entering the match, while the teen rookie Berlocq was winless in seven attempts. Managed by IMG, the former world junior No. 1 Young has been pushed onto the pro stage even though his teenage physique has yet to mature, and he has failed to win titles at both the futures and challenger levels in tennis' minor leagues.

"I can always go back to juniors and win tournaments and beat people as bad as I was beat today," Young told reporters, holding on to his optimistic outlook. "I really do think I'm learning something from each match. I play differently every time."

"Different" would be a kind assessment of Thursday's one-sided affair, which Young said was hampered on his part by a sore right wrist. The teen also showed he is tiring of the opinions of players such as Andy Roddick and James Blake, and Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe who all say the youth is undercooked and needs to spend more time at the lower levels.

"I don't think they were as good as me when they were 16," Young said. "I don't think they even had the decisions to make."

Huh?



If you want to take a look at today's players that were on your level, take a look at Lleyton Hewitt, who at 15 was winning tournaments -- at the challenger level, where you should be.

It's tough to have any perspective when you're surrounded by a constant posse of "yes-people" comprised of parents, agents, friends, hangers-on, etc., and your ego is fueled by a constant supply of IMG wildcards, win or lose.

Even James Blake, speaking with reporters in Miami, said he had hit with the teen but hasn't been able to break through the posse to speak with the Young-ster about the best way to approach rising in the ranks.

"He seems to have a few people around him at all times," Blake told reporters. "It's tough to break through that."

The problem with Young lies with his handlers. Who could blame a kid for wanting to take every wildcard he can get at the tour level after hooking up with one of the major management firms? But what is the psychological damage to a kid (and this is a kid, not an individual mature beyond his years) who can't win a futures or challenger event, yet is thrown to the lions, getting double-bageled by unspectacular players like Berlocq?

"He's always been playing a level above, and this is no different," his father Donald Sr. told ESPN. "I don't think there's anyone out there that wouldn't take these opportunities if they were offered."

True, but can't IMG bank these wildcards for future use? Maybe until he shows he can at least win a futures event?

If there is a voice of reason out there, hopefully The Donald can tune in to Blake who has been there and done that.

"He's a very talented kid, but still, he's a kid," Blake told reporters. "I think he's got some learning to do at the futures and challengers level first, and then he can get back up here and maybe have some success. But I think right now, he's not quite ready for it. Most 16-year-olds aren't."

If IMG really cares about the development of The Donald, both mentally and physically (the kid is still roughly only 145 pounds soaking wet), IMG will tell the parents and handlers they can bank these wilcards for future use. Young is obviously brimming with talent, but let the ugly manhandlings at the tour level stop.

Unless someone puts him on a more conventional path to stardom, there could be irreparable damage to the egg-laying psyche of IMG's teenage golden goose.
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http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2006-03-24/c.php

Snoo Foo
07-29-2008, 03:35 AM
Dear god man not only did he get murderized but Bambi le Monf was about to keel over from Ohio Valley Malaria or something... oy.

Allez Bambi!

Donald needs to allez himself to the nearest community college so he can enroll in time for september.

Schu
07-29-2008, 03:36 AM
Absoluting riveting action tonight, both matches (except for the fireworks from Safin). I was so embarrassed for Donald. He needs to stay clear of masters events. Wonder if USO will give him a wild card :tape:

Not many players in the draw that Monfils could beat half dead but then there's Donald. Hope Monfils feels better.

Ivo#1Fan
07-29-2008, 03:45 AM
Is it Donna or Dona or Donnah?

GlennMirnyi
07-29-2008, 03:45 AM
Is it Donna or Dona or Donnah?

Donna. ;)

Lucinda
07-29-2008, 04:13 AM
I was so embarrassed for Donald. He needs to stay clear of masters events. Wonder if USO will give him a wild card :tape:


F-that. They should give it to someone like Levine who actually shows up to his matches.

Morgan Z
07-29-2008, 04:15 AM
Donald Young is a direct entrant into the USO and doesn't need a wild card.

TMJordan
07-29-2008, 04:16 AM
Serioulsy how is Donna in the top 100?

selyoink
07-29-2008, 04:17 AM
Hilarious thread. Monfils must have lost 20 pounds he was sweating so much.

Time for Young to go back to challengers if he wants to win matches.

fast_clay
07-29-2008, 04:20 AM
This sums the match up nicely

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7366/monfilsmugaa1.jpg


one of your best jimmy....

:lol:

clandis
07-29-2008, 04:46 AM
I was there tonight. First the Safin fiasco, then took in some of the Capdeville-Acasuso delight, then back for this mess. Jesus. I left after the first set. Just couldn't stand anymore.:o

finishingmove
07-29-2008, 05:01 AM
young is a walkover

alfonsojose
07-29-2008, 05:36 AM
Serioulsy how is Donna in the top 100?

104 :p Still, it it an embarrasment for men's tennis :o GO WTA :lol:

fast_clay
07-29-2008, 05:54 AM
I was there tonight. First the Safin fiasco, then took in some of the Capdeville-Acasuso delight, then back for this mess. Jesus. I left after the first set. Just couldn't stand anymore.:o

i dont think anyone would blame you... youngs form is a debacle at best...

he is fast becoming a US promoters nightmare... maybe IMG should change his prefix to (CAN) not (USA)...

hell.. he might even get a Davis Cup start in doubles up north...

JimmyV
07-29-2008, 05:58 AM
Watching him play I just feel bad for him, he looks so miserable and hopeless from the second he steps on the court.

fast_clay
07-29-2008, 06:06 AM
i watched one of his early round matches at junior wimbledon... and his on court demeanor was kinda like ... 'ahh... f*** this s***... i'm too good to be here...' looked anything but business... ultra cocky... not what you wanna see in a top junior...

looks like the apathetic demeanor has stretched on into the pros... reeks of 'yes men' and 'silver spoon syndrome'... ruins a kid...

martinatreue
07-29-2008, 08:10 AM
well, I think his personality on court is really very annoying.

Rumour
07-29-2008, 10:28 AM
Hope Monfils recovers soon from whatever was troubling him, especially if it really is that 'bug' reportedly affecting players in Cincy, but relieved he still managed to get through this match quite easily :angel:

cmb
07-29-2008, 11:51 AM
the kid is a tool. Disrespectful to practice partners. I know some guys from GT in atlanta, DY's people set up a time with some of the guys for a practice. DY does not show up, no call, nothing. Good job USTA....and the list goes on and on.

bavaria100
07-29-2008, 12:00 PM
I'm wondering how this guy managed to dominate the juniors. I see absolutely nothing in his game. He puts so much effort into his shots but he gets nothing out of them. No angles, no precision, no power and no speed. It's as if his shots are flying in slow-motion. And he also seems rather slow to me. He struggles badly to reach shots. A totally overrated player IMO.

Komodo
07-29-2008, 12:37 PM
Bavaria, the two posts you have made in this thread seem pretty ignorant to me.
You do realize that he has achieved being a top 100 ATP player with the tennis he is playing? That he has already played pretty dominantly on the challenger circuit little over 1 year ago when it seemed like the next steps to top 50 would be logical. At 18 years of age. That still is a lot better than most other pros and an indication of the talent he has.
He has speed, coordination, balance, angles and understands the game well; the problem is to take these assets to the higher level.

Of course, he will never live up to the hype that was made, even remotely. He just doesn't quite bring the physical tools to get even close to the success he had imn juniors.

Furthermore, we all know that he had some serious attitude problems winning everything as a junior, but there was a lot of talk and reports about how all the losses coming into pro tennis had changed all that.

It is pretty ridiculus to post something from 2006, as I don't think it represents how he feels and acts now that he has matured a
bit.


I am NOT a Donna Young fan :-).

Bernard Black
07-29-2008, 12:39 PM
Wow, I didn't realise Young was 19 already. He should be putting up at least a good fight by now if he's really one to watch for the future. I suspect he's not though.

OnyxRose
07-29-2008, 03:13 PM
F-that. They should give it to someone like Levine who actually shows up to his matches.

It's become more than obvious that DY will NOT be the savior of American men's tennis. I hope they'll concentrate more on Levine in the future.

DhammaTiger
07-29-2008, 03:41 PM
It's become more than obvious that DY will NOT be the savior of American men's tennis. I hope they'll concentrate more on Levine in the future.

How old is Levine?

emilie
07-29-2008, 03:43 PM
Gasquet was exactly in the same situation 4 years ago.It is exactly the same story. Mentally, it is extremely hard to have so much pressure(overhyped by the media) at such a young age.
Gasquet managed to reach the top 10 so there is still hope for Young to make a nice carrier

tangerine_dream
07-29-2008, 03:44 PM
The USTA, in their misguided effort to find tennis' version of Tiger Woods, has created a real monster here.

G4.
07-29-2008, 03:48 PM
Gasquet was exactly in the same situation 4 years ago.It is exactly the same story. Mentally, it is extremely hard to have so much pressure(overhyped by the media) at such a young age.
Gasquet managed to reach the top 10 so there is still hope for Young to make a nice carrier

at 19 Gasquet was winning matches , beating Federer , and making 1/2 and finals in masters series
DY has done nothing

Lendl's Forehand
07-29-2008, 03:59 PM
Donald Young stinks. He has no clue how to play this game.

Voo de Mar
07-29-2008, 04:24 PM
Young is disgraceful for American tennis ;)

Sunset of Age
07-29-2008, 04:28 PM
Gasquet was exactly in the same situation 4 years ago.It is exactly the same story. Mentally, it is extremely hard to have so much pressure(overhyped by the media) at such a young age.
Gasquet managed to reach the top 10 so there is still hope for Young to make a nice carrier

Overhype = the IDEAL way of killing off a promising talent prematurely. :(

jonny84
07-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Young was meant to be the next big thing in tennis. :shrug:

Chaos Inc.
07-29-2008, 06:25 PM
The USTA, in their misguided effort to find tennis' version of Tiger Woods, has created a real monster here.



This post sums it up perfectly.



Nothing more to say.

Ouragan
07-29-2008, 06:57 PM
What a mug. Monfils at least graduated to ATP.

navy75
07-29-2008, 07:37 PM
I used to help his dad out in Atlanta from time to time, and Donald Young is a grade A, pompous, wanna-be gangsta punk asshole in every sense of the word. He has no respect for anyone, and is embarrassing himself on a week in and week out basis. Luckily (for his sake) he's so arrogant that he still thinks his shit doesn't stink.

There's one reason and one reason only why Donald Young continues to be given American wild cards to events he has no business being in, and I don't think it even has to be stated...