Young was horrible in the first set. Gilles was horrible for the first 8 games of the second set and then woke up just in time to win the last four games of the match. There's not too much to take from this match.
05-15-2012, 06:33 PM
its awful that gilles actually almost lost a set to this clown
05-15-2012, 06:35 PM
At least Donald Young is competitive vs. a top 15 player. Mentally still has a ways to go. You could see in his eyes that 5-4 game that he would lose.
Donald should hang up his racquet... I mean seriously, six 1st round exits in a row? :facepalm:
05-15-2012, 08:34 PM
gilles always plays to the level of his opponent, if they suck he will too. still glad he won it in 2 sets.
05-15-2012, 11:11 PM
05-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Don probably has the worst serve in the top 100. Because at least Cipolla gets his in at 80% most of the time. Donald not only does not get his serve in at a high enough percentage for how weak it is, but it lacks direction, his second set is dreadful and he's vulnerable to double faulting. It's sad to see his game completely unraveling, he's actually worse now than he was before he had the big run last season to get into the top 50. You look at him now and his rally shots are pathetically poor and although he can hit some good shots, there is absolutely zero consistently or real gameplan.
Gilles really stepped off the gas pedal in the second set. This match doesn't mean much from his POV outside of the fact he won it.
05-16-2012, 01:19 AM
Never a bad day when a weaponless mug like Young loses. Of course he lost to a fellow pusher, but Simug will leave the tournament soon enough.
05-16-2012, 09:39 AM
Simug and his cakedraws..
05-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Donald almost won 2nd set, Gilles need to rise his level.
05-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Don serves for set, 15-0, so close! Oh wait, loses 12 of next 14 for the match.