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Are There 17 Year Old Out There Doing Better Than Young On The ATP?

Veronique
09-09-2006, 02:35 AM
This is not a Let's Bash Donald Young Thread. The boy has got tones of talent, but he isn't strong enough to compete with the grown man on the tour yet. I see that he just made the juniors' semi. I wonder if there are other 17 yr old players out there doing better than he is on the pro tour?

croat123
09-09-2006, 02:37 AM
querrey, del potro, and cilic were all playing juniors when he was the top junior in the world and they have all done way better than him on the atp

Tennis Fool
09-09-2006, 02:40 AM
Here's the opposite question that I posted some time ago. Who did WORSE than Young at his age?

Here's three:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Rafter

Veronique
09-09-2006, 02:42 AM
I know Querrey is 18. What's the age for the other 2?

Just Cause
09-09-2006, 02:43 AM
Here's the opposite question that I posted some time ago. Who did WORSE than Blake at his age?

Here's three:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Rafter
Blake is older than Roddick and Federer.

As for 17 year olds, men take longer to develop, some boom early like Hewitt. But I think it's better to wait until 20.

adee-gee
09-09-2006, 02:45 AM
Xristos. He's going to be world #1 soon, you know.

Andre♥
09-09-2006, 02:45 AM
Nadal was already a good player when he was 16.

Tennis Fool
09-09-2006, 02:46 AM
Blake is older than Roddick and Federer.

As for 17 year olds, men take longer to develop, some boom early like Hewitt. But I think it's better to wait until 20.
That was a typo. Typing while drunk. :o

Just Cause
09-09-2006, 02:49 AM
Nadal was already a good player when he was 16.
That's right, same as Gasquet.

Veronique
09-09-2006, 03:23 AM
Here's the opposite question that I posted some time ago. Who did WORSE than Young at his age?

Here's three:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Rafter

Interesting way of looking at things, Tennis Fool. Early success isn't always an indication that a player is going to be great down the line. I guess time will tell. It's hard to believe that Federer was a late bloomer.

croat123
09-09-2006, 03:27 AM
Here's the opposite question that I posted some time ago. Who did WORSE than Young at his age?

Here's three:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Rafter
the list of players who did worse than young and still suck is way longer

Tommy_Vercetti
09-09-2006, 03:36 AM
I don't like that professionals are allowed to play in junior events at all.

Should be like the other sports, once you step up, you can't step down.

marti_228
09-09-2006, 04:08 AM
I know Querrey is 18. What's the age for the other 2?


I've just checked.
Del Potro-->Birthdate: 23-Sep-88--->Ranking:114
Cilic-->Birthdate: 28-Sep-88--->Ranking:213

Querrey-->Birthdate: 7-Oct-87--->Ranking: 174
Young--> Burthdate:23-Jul-89--->Ranking:577

helen phillips
09-09-2006, 04:54 AM
I don't like that professionals are allowed to play in junior events at all.

Should be like the other sports, once you step up, you can't step down.

Absolutely. I don't mind Juniors playing in the main draw as amateurs but being able to turn pro and continue to play the Junior event is just wrong. What other young player with almost no success even on the ITF circuit attracts the kind of wildcards this kid does? Something is wrong both with the system and the kid's support team.

Ivanatis
09-09-2006, 05:27 AM
adding Evgeny Korolev from Russia

ok, he became already 18 in February, but beat Davydenko, Seppi, Moya, Horna, Serra this year and forced Gaudio in RG in 5th set

croat123
09-09-2006, 05:38 AM
yup, korolev is good
so is sindorenko (spl?)

Jim Jones
09-09-2006, 03:37 PM
Young hurries into semis
Reigning ITF Junior World Champion Donald Young turned 17 just before this US Open and he seems determined to mark his birthday with a glittering performance at his home junior grand slam. Young, seeded fourth at Flushing Meadows, fired his way into the semi-finals on Friday with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Pavel Chekhov of Russia.

The win over Chekhov was another sign that the teenager from Atlanta is ready to recapture the form that saw him win the 2005 boys’ Australian Open title and become Junior World No.1. He has, though, a difficult semi-final in prospect on Saturday against Peter Polansky of Canada, whose form at this tournament puts him amongst the favourites for the title. Polansky was too strong for the Czech Republic’s Roman Jebavy, putting in another accomplished performance for a 7-6, 6-1 win.

Luka Belic of Croatia will take on Czech Dusan Lojda in the other boys’ semi-final. Belic was a surprising 6-4, 6-4 winner over second seed Jonathan Eysseric of France; Lojda eased past Artem Smirnov of the Ukraine 6-2, 6-2.

Young has grown both figuratively and literally in the last year. He is now touching six foot tall, thus silencing critics who suggested that he would never be robust enough for an increasingly physically demanding sport. Young’s game has also been developing along with his body. After receiving a wildcard into the main draw at the US Open from the Unites States Tennis Association, he won a set against 19-year-old Serbian Novak Djokovic, an experience which appears to have helped on his return to the juniors at Flushing Meadows.

Young still feels he has work to do though. “Mostly just get physically stronger, develop,” said Young, when asked what was on his to-do list. “I want to be able to last out there longer like the rest of them. Game wise, getting better with things I do. I have to work on my game. Hit a lot of serves from the basket, work on forehands, backhands, and volleys. Everything. I like the US Open. I like hard court. It’s my favourite surface.”

Young’s feat in making the last four was matched by another American, Lauren Albanese, who earned herself a first junior grand slam semi-final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Petra Martic of Croatia. Albanese, who is unseeded, will play Austria’s Tamira Paszek for a place in the final after Paszek beat Sacha Jones of New Zealand 6-1, 6-2.

Scotso
09-09-2006, 03:38 PM
A *lot* of 17 year old players have done more... but that doesn't really mean much.

Young has shown that he doesn't really have the mentality to do well on the pro tour yet. Despite what people say about his physical strength, I don't think that has as much to do with it.

supersexynadal
09-09-2006, 03:44 PM
What about Fognini and bolelli?? Fogninis 24-May-87 and bolleli 8-Oct-85

Fognini-#260
bolelli-#146

That doesnt mean anything though...... but i reallly enjoyed watching fognini and bolelli at Rome.

supersexynadal
09-09-2006, 03:44 PM
and who the hells Xristos!!

Ivanatis
09-09-2006, 04:02 PM
I could beat Carlos Moya.

so you should go'n play RG next year and beat him in the final, referring to your sig :devil:

@ssn: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=73943

Naranoc
09-09-2006, 05:00 PM
and who the hells Xristos!!

:eek:

Pea
09-09-2006, 06:29 PM
and who the hells Xristos!!

A ballboy.

Scotso
09-09-2006, 11:18 PM
A ballboy.

Wannabe, you mean. He applied but they turned him down. Something about spontaneous drooling.

Pea
09-09-2006, 11:20 PM
Wannabe, you mean. He applied but they turned him down. Something about spontaneous drooling.

BAHAHAHA! :haha: I would rep you but I can't.

Mistaflava
09-09-2006, 11:25 PM
Polansky on fire...nice to see