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AO R1: Young def. C Rochus 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

whattheheck
01-19-2010, 11:02 AM
The Donald has matured...

n8
01-19-2010, 11:03 AM
I was court side for the second half of the first set and Young looked done for. First Grand Slam win for the 20 year old outside the USA. Hewitt next.

DartMarcus
01-19-2010, 11:03 AM
Donna for the title. :worship: :cool:

2moretogo
01-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Looks that way from the scoreline.:D

Up next, Hewitt. So we will hopefully get to see the match!:wavey: (and even have it mentioned on ESPN :rolleyes:)

Bart.
01-19-2010, 11:15 AM
:haha:

DanaKz
01-19-2010, 11:20 AM
He looks not so Young on this pic from AO Ofsite...
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/thumbs/t_young_13_01.jpg
I could bet the person on this photo is about 35.

Auscon
01-19-2010, 12:05 PM
This one got interesting, I only turned up early in the 4th set - the boys had been off court at that point for a good 20minutes...an unfortuante ballkid threwup on the court and the cleanup took forever.

Then after all the wait, Rochus calls a trainer, then takes an injury timeout.

Well done Donald, held his nerve in an uncomfortable situation, play wouldve been held for at least a good 30mins.

scarecrows
01-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Don :rocker2:

Filo V.
01-19-2010, 12:43 PM
Very good Donald! Hope you can give a good account of yourself vs. Hewitt.

Andi-M
01-19-2010, 12:56 PM
Well done Young. :yeah:

tae04
01-19-2010, 01:21 PM
Congrats Don! Im prob betting the Hewitt match will be a nite match on ESPN, how all the Aussies are getting the nite matches. Cant wait to see it.

ozfan44
01-19-2010, 02:38 PM
This one got interesting, I only turned up early in the 4th set - the boys had been off court at that point for a good 20minutes...an unfortuante ballkid threwup on the court and the cleanup took forever.

Then after all the wait, Rochus calls a trainer, then takes an injury timeout.

Well done Donald, held his nerve in an uncomfortable situation, play wouldve been held for at least a good 30mins.

I thought the kid wet himself.....well thats what Donald Youngs coach told me lol

jmf07
01-19-2010, 02:50 PM
The Don is nearly halfway. Already racked up four wins and only needs another six.

I thought the kid wet himself.....well thats what Donald Youngs coach told me lol

The Don has a proper coach?

Raq-Attack
01-19-2010, 06:02 PM
WTF is going on with "THE DON"? :eek: :worship: it looks like he's continued the good form he had late last year, could it be that the 'boy wonder' has finally come of age at last? he's always had the talent so i really hope he's turned the corner now, hopefully he'll give Hewitt fits infront of his home crowd :devil: .

octatennis
01-19-2010, 07:26 PM
This one got interesting, I only turned up early in the 4th set - the boys had been off court at that point for a good 20minutes...an unfortuante ballkid threwup on the court and the cleanup took forever.





it usually happens with don's matches.

bad gambler
01-19-2010, 09:49 PM
The Don Is Coming

bad gambler
01-19-2010, 09:51 PM
Congrats Don! Im prob betting the Hewitt match will be a nite match on ESPN, how all the Aussies are getting the nite matches. Cant wait to see it.

I think it may be the last afternoon match tomorrow, organisers probably saving (and hoping) that the Baghdatis and Hewitt progress so they can schedule that for the night match on Friday.

KarlyM
01-19-2010, 10:01 PM
Apparently the ballboy did pee his pants... :haha:

You're in Trouble: Ballboy Has Accident on Court, Delays Match

1/19/2010 9:21 AM ET By Greg Couch

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Just when you thought you'd heard everything ...

American Donald Young beat Christophe Rochus 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open Tuesday.

But just as Young had broken serve in the fourth set and started to take control of the match, there was an inexplicable delay.

Young explained: "A ballboy started peeing on himself. So that was really unfortunate.''

You mean that metaphorically, right?

"I looked back and it was dripping on the court,'' Young said. "He ran off. And when he ran off ..."

It left a trail on the court. Well, you can't just keep playing a major tennis tournament with urine on the court. For one thing, it looks bad. But for another, the players could slip in it and get hurt.

"They came out with the blower,'' Young said, "and it wasn't working, so ...''

The delay lasted half an hour.

http://tennis.fanhouse.com/2010/01/19/youre-in-trouble-ballboy-has-accident-on-court-delays-match/


BTW, does Don have a real coach yet or are his parents still coaching him? :scratch:

Tommy_Vercetti
01-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Wow, six years after he was supposed to explode, he's lauded for winning a first round match against Rochus of all people. Blake flashbacks.

Allez
01-19-2010, 10:14 PM
EPIC. Finally Donald is ready to take over. Long may this purple patch continue.

Jimnik
01-19-2010, 11:53 PM
Well done Don. Never know what to expect from Youngsters these days.

Auscon
01-20-2010, 01:22 AM
I thought the kid wet himself.....well thats what Donald Youngs coach told me lol

You might be right! I showed up after the event had occurred so possible I was on the end of some chinese whispers when I got told :)