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Winnetka Challenger R1 - Donald Young defeats Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-2.

coasterman9
06-30-2010, 04:32 AM
DY plays Simon Stadler in Round 2.

Serenidad
06-30-2010, 04:34 AM
Retire Harrison.

The Freak
06-30-2010, 04:36 AM
Watch him lose the next one...

Smoke944
06-30-2010, 04:47 AM
How could this possibly warrant a thread? :lol:

Anyway, The Don is playing some good tennis lately. He just needs to transition into having some good ATP results.

tennisfan856
06-30-2010, 06:13 AM
Young's keys to the victory?



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djb84xi
06-30-2010, 09:06 AM
I guess all that hype about DY was for nothing. I like the guy, but I don't think his heart is in this game any longer, which explains why he hasn't shown his potential. I wish him best of luck.

n8
06-30-2010, 11:29 AM
I wonder what fellow USA resident Ryan Young (ranked 1720) thinks of this. Happy for Young and I hope he can keep it going.

mcnasty
06-30-2010, 11:35 AM
i said it before and i'll say it again. he's too small.

Humerus
06-30-2010, 11:52 AM
How could this possibly warrant a thread? :lol:

Anyway, The Don is playing some good tennis lately. He just needs to transition into having some good ATP results.

So not gonna happen:hysteric:. He'll get slayed the moment he tries to play anyone good.

out_here_grindin
06-30-2010, 03:21 PM
I wonder what fellow USA resident Ryan Young (ranked 1720) thinks of this. Happy for Young and I hope he can keep it going.

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Filo V.
06-30-2010, 03:54 PM
I feel a loss to Stadler coming.

If not, then he should go deep and possibly win this event. He's almost top 100, a win at this tournament could get him there. He's shown he can do well in challengers, he just needs to produce a similar level in ATP events.

Filo V.
07-02-2010, 04:39 AM
Donald is in the SF after defeating Stadler and Cook in straight sets. He plays Smyczek tomorrow for a place in the F.

If Don wins this event, he should be right around 100 in the rankings next week and have a direct entry into the US Open. Hopefully he does and he can start actually producing these results in ATP events.

emotion
07-02-2010, 05:11 AM
Young living up to potential between now and 2040 maybe?

oranges
07-02-2010, 10:35 AM
i said it before and i'll say it again. he's too small.

That certainly can't be THE most crucial factor in one's career or do you have an explanation for Oli Rochus doing fine and Davydenko being in or around top 5 for years. DY actually has some inches over both.

Roddickominator
07-02-2010, 11:23 AM
That certainly can't be THE most crucial factor in one's career or do you have an explanation for Oli Rochus doing fine and Davydenko being in or around top 5 for years. DY actually has some inches over both.

Don is a puny looking dude....but when I watch him play, I always notice how poor his footwork is and how inconsistent his groundstrokes are. I'm sure there is some correlation there.

oranges
07-02-2010, 11:31 AM
Don is a puny looking dude....but when I watch him play, I always notice how poor his footwork is and how inconsistent his groundstrokes are. I'm sure there is some correlation there.

I have no idea what you mean. Not being overly tall can only help have good footwork and movement.

Roddickominator
07-02-2010, 01:38 PM
I wasn't disagreeing with you. I was just saying that along with being smallish, he has poor footwork and inconsistent groundies. It's a bad combination and a big reason why he has so much trouble against quality players.

Filo V.
07-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Yes, Don has pretty poor footwork. His movement in general isn't where a guy like Olli's or Davy's is. He's not on that level in terms of movement. Which is part of the reason why he has struggled. His groundstrokes and footwork have seemed to have gotten better in the matches I've seen from him lately, however.

Most of his issues stem from a lack of power on his shots, but he doesn't play like a small guy, not like Rochus at least. He's sort of like a Murray/Hewitt combo (if you want a comparison with the top guys) in the way he has variety, changes spins on the ball, stays consistent with his shots in terms of going cross court a lot but he also moves the ball around, and tries to come to net also when the opportunity is there, and he counterpunches but is more of offensive type counterpuncher. He would be better if he had more power, a little more consistency, and/or more speed. But he can be a top 60-70 player consistently IMO once he really puts everything together.

Priam
07-02-2010, 03:12 PM
D. Young is back!!