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Young def. Reynolds 2-6 6-3 6-4

WhataQT
11-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Lousiville Tennis Challenger

Thursday, November 2 – RESULTS

Singles
(2) Robert Kendrick, USA def. Chris Wettengel, USA 76 (7) 63
(4) Ilia Bozoljac, Serbia def. Phillip Simmonds, USA 75 76(4)
Jesse Witten, USA def. Eric Nunez , USA 62 75
Donald Young, USA def. (7) Bobby Reynolds, USA 26 63 64

Doubles
Harel Levy, Israel and Sam Warburg def. (1) Bobby Reynolds, USA and Andre Sa, Brazil, 61 46 1614
(4) Amer Delic, USA and Robert Kendrick, USA def. Eric Nunez, USA and Horia Tecau, Romania, 63 64
Robin Haase, Netherlands and Igor Sijsling, Netherlands def. Stephane Bohli, Switzerland and Paul Capdeville, Chile, 63 75
Hugo Armando, USA and Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico def. (2) Goran Dragicevic, USA and Mirko Pehar, USA, 67(6) 76(3) 10-6

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Horatio Caine
11-03-2006, 06:39 PM
:shrug: Reynolds isn't that great...

Peoples
11-03-2006, 06:42 PM
:shrug: Reynolds isn't that great...

Neither is Young :shrug:

LaTenista
11-03-2006, 06:44 PM
I was there, I saw the match from 5-2 in the 2nd until the end, I felt so sorry for Bobby :awww: He was having a hard time, later he lost the doubles in an absolutely amazing match TB. Really in the 3rd set Bobby played one loose service game, and then he was unable to break Donald, Bobby didn't play the big points well and that's why he lost.

LaTenista
11-03-2006, 06:46 PM
But I noticed Donald was playing better than the other time I saw him, Cincy qualies 2005 I think, when he lost to Okun 2-6, 2-6. :shrug: Less DFs for sure.

WhataQT
11-03-2006, 07:02 PM
But I noticed Donald was playing better than the other time I saw him, Cincy qualies 2005 I think, when he lost to Okun 2-6, 2-6. :shrug: Less DFs for sure.


Good to hear Donald is playing better!

Pea
11-03-2006, 08:29 PM
Waste of a thread.

Balerion
11-03-2006, 08:51 PM
Waste of a thread.

Waste of a post.



Let's wait until Young is older than 17.3 years to pass final judgment. No guarantees he works out as a top-tier player, but given that he's taken longer than other top juniors to fill out, chances are he'll continue to improve.

It's not his fault the USTA had unrealistic expectations for him and showered wildcards on him before he was ready.

TennisAgenda
11-03-2006, 09:03 PM
Its funny how people are saying Donald Young isn't good when the boy is ONLY SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. Geesh some really mean spirited and harsh critics on this board. Of course they forget Young last year was the no.1 junior in the WORLD at the age of 16. And he won the Australian Open juniors at the age of 15. A lot of racist bigots on this board picking on Donald Young because he's a talented black teeenager that does things his own way. If Young was a white boy I doubt he would be getting this harsh criticism.

JMG
11-03-2006, 09:19 PM
DY :worship: Looks like Jez is a hater.

Feketepuss
11-03-2006, 09:34 PM
Its funny how people are saying Donald Young isn't good when the boy is ONLY SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. Geesh some really mean spirited and harsh critics on this board. Of course they forget Young last year was the no.1 junior in the WORLD at the age of 16. And he won the Australian Open juniors at the age of 15. A lot of racist bigots on this board picking on Donald Young because he's a talented black teeenager that does things his own way. If Young was a white boy I doubt he would be getting this harsh criticism.

Conversely, if Young was a white boy, no one would have taken any notice of him in the first place.

Trivial
11-03-2006, 09:52 PM
Its funny how people are saying Donald Young isn't good when the boy is ONLY SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. Geesh some really mean spirited and harsh critics on this board. Of course they forget Young last year was the no.1 junior in the WORLD at the age of 16. And he won the Australian Open juniors at the age of 15. A lot of racist bigots on this board picking on Donald Young because he's a talented black teeenager that does things his own way. If Young was a white boy I doubt he would be getting this harsh criticism.

:rolleyes: Please spare us... Nobody is having a dig at DY because of the colour of his skin but because of his game(or lack of it from what I have heard...) and the fact that he gets so much hype for doing so very little. Before you start playing the race card please look around you...nobody has dealt it yet.

WhataQT
11-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Waste of a thread.

Why?

Horatio Caine
11-03-2006, 10:15 PM
DY :worship: Looks like Jez is a hater.

:confused: I just said that Reynolds isn't that good...and he isn't. Just take a look at his ATP record.

alfonsojose
11-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Conversely, if Young was a white boy, no one would have taken any notice of him in the first place.

:rolleyes:
Don't be such a tool. I don't care if he's blue, chinesse, yellow, gay or american. Arrogant behaviour and overhype without results is what i despise

buddyholly
11-03-2006, 10:41 PM
If Young was a white boy I doubt he would be getting this harsh criticism.

I feel your pain bro/sis. Just look at the way everyone gets on Blake's case.

Ernham
11-03-2006, 10:49 PM
I feel your pain bro/sis. Just look at the way everyone gets on Blake's case.

You people are funny. The eternal victims. Quit crying and pointing crooked fingers. People like you make me sick.

Trivial
11-03-2006, 10:58 PM
I feel your pain bro/sis. Just look at the way everyone gets on Blake's case.

No more than anyone gets on the case of Roddick (Duck Boy) or Nadal (all sorts of monkey, pig jibes fly his way).

The whole world is not against you, get a grip :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
11-03-2006, 11:19 PM
:rolleyes: Please spare us... Nobody is having a dig at DY because of the colour of his skin but because of his game(or lack of it from what I have heard...)
Well, not in this thread.

race card
I wish people would stop using this term. It's become my top pet peeve, eclipsing "knee jerk reaction." :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
11-03-2006, 11:20 PM
You people are funny. The eternal victims. Quit crying and pointing crooked fingers. People like you make me sick.

Counting the days left for this poster on MTF...

Ernham
11-03-2006, 11:26 PM
Counting the days left for this poster on MTF...


You are aptly named.

Tennis Fool
11-03-2006, 11:41 PM
You are aptly named.

Thanks for making me richer :) (If you don't understand, ask somone else.) :wavey:

Pea
11-04-2006, 12:04 AM
Waste of a post.

Waste of a brain cell.

revolution
11-04-2006, 12:06 AM
Waste of a brain cell.

Waste of a person.

WhataQT
11-04-2006, 03:54 AM
DONALD YOUNG EARNS BEST CAREER WIN
Witten advance to Friday’s quarterfinals

LOUISVILLE, Ky.. November 2, 2006 – In the first round of the $50,000 Ford Tennis Championships, Donald Young showed that he had the talent to win at the professional level. On Thursday afternoon, the 17-year-old phenom showed that he had the fortitude necessary to be successful as well.

Young topped the No. 7-seed Bobby Reynolds 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his first career quarterfinal at this level. After dropping the first set, Young rallied back and controlled most of the next two sets.

“I started attacking more and really wanted to put the pressure on him to make some shots,” Young said of his strategy after falling behind. After the match, he also acknowledged that it is the biggest win of his career since moving up from the Juniors circuit where he was ranked No. 1 in the world a year ago.

Young will have his work cut out for him in Friday’s quarterfinals against fourth-seeded Ilia Bozoljac. “I am really feeling confident heading into the weekend,” said Young. “I am just trying to take things one match at a time though.”

In other action on Thursday, Jesse Witten defeated Eric Nunez 6-2, 7-5 to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals. The former Kentucky All-American will next face the No. 2-seed Robert Kendrick, who beat qualifier and crowd favorite Chris Wettengel 7-6 (7), 6-3.

Kendrick was given all he could handle by Wettengel in the grueling first set. “It was a real tough set,” Kendrick said. “Once we got to the tiebreaker, I just tried to stay calm and make some shots.”

Friday’s match-up between Witten and Kendrick will be the first meeting between the two. “I expect Jesse to have a lot of support from the crowd so we’ll see how things go,” Kendrick said. “I’ve become pretty good friends with him so it should be fun.”

Friday’s match will be the third tournament quarterfinal that Witten has played in since September. “I’m just playing with a lot of confidence right now,” Witten said. “It’s going to be an exciting and fun day.”

Friday’s other quarterfinal matches will feature the top-seed Frank Dancevic against Stephane Bohli and the No. 3-seed Amer Delic taking on Robin Haase.

In the doubles draw, the top two seeds both lost on Thursday. Harel Levy and Sam Warburg took down top-seeded Bobby Reynolds and Andre Sa, 6-1, 4-6, 16-14. No. 2-seeds Goran Dragicevic and Mirko Pehar were upset by Hugo Armando and Santiago Gonzalez, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 10-6.




Friday November 3 results:

Singles Main Draw

Amer Delic (USA) d. Robin Haase (NED) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4


Stephane Bohli (SUI) d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1


Robert Kendrick (USA) d. Jesse Witten (USA) 6-3, 6-4



Ilia Bozoljac (SBR) d. Donald Young (USA) 7-6 (4), 7-5


Doubles Main Draw

Robin Haase (NED) /Igor Sijsling (NED) d. Hugo Armando (USA) /Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) 7-6 (3), 6-4


Amer Delic (USA) /Robert Kendrick (USA) d. Harel Levy (ISR) /Sam Warburg (USA) 6-1, 6-2

ezekiel
11-04-2006, 04:01 AM
ilia :woohoo: good try Don :o

General Suburbia
11-04-2006, 07:08 AM
Waste of a brain cell.

:worship: What an incredibly smart remark. Kudos to you.

Experimentee
11-04-2006, 11:16 AM
Waste of a thread.

If people are going to start threads bashing Young for every time he loses, I cant see the harm of one thread being started when he wins.

mrserenawilliams
11-04-2006, 02:20 PM
exactly! :bowdown:

Good win DY!

LK_22
11-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Big deal :rolleyes:

Chloe le Bopper
11-04-2006, 09:43 PM
Conversely, if Young was a white boy, no one would have taken any notice of him in the first place.

Yeah, because nobody noticed Roddick when he was a good junior. Oh, wait...

Chloe le Bopper
11-04-2006, 09:45 PM
If people are going to start threads bashing Young for every time he loses, I cant see the harm of one thread being started when he wins.
Exactly.

Balerion
11-05-2006, 09:19 PM
I don't think the anti-Young sentiment has much to do with race - it's mostly the fact that he's American. The fact that he had success in juniors combined with his membership in a powerful national tennis association (USTA) has allowed him to receive lots of privileges that other young players didn't get. Players from countries with less tournaments didn't get the deluge of wild cards that Young received; Ernest Gulbis (LAT), Lukas Lacko (SVK), and Santiago Giraldo (COL) are examples of gifted young players from small-time tennis countries who have clawed their way up the rankings. You could say Marin Cilic (CRO) has gotten a ton of wild cards, which is true, but it's also hard to argue against that given that he's made very good use of the wild cards issued to him.

Anyway, I continue to fail to see why Young deserves all the crap that he gets. He's had good success in juniors, reaching #1. So far he hasn't had a seamless transition to the pros, but if you look at a picture of him he clearly has yet to fully physically mature and like all young players his mental game needs work. He's gotten way too many WCs, particularly at ATP-level events, but that's the USTA's fault for not recognizing his lack of readiness. While he has been criticized for accepting those wild cards in the past on these forums, I find that argument to be utterly ridiculous. If someone offers you an ATP wild card, you take it. If Young backed away from that kind of challenge even if he knew he wasn't nearly as refined as the opposition, that would be a clear indicator he lacked the killer instinct and drive necessary to make it as a professional athlete.

So ultimately, the USTA pushed him too fast too soon. They would love to have an exciting young prodigy, whether he is black or white, but they jumped the gun. Blame the USTA for giving him WCs when they should have been helping out a Wayne Odesnik or a Sam Warburg or whoever, but don't blame Donald Young. He could turn out to be a top 10 player or he could turn out to be Julien Jeanpierre (#2 in 1997 behind Federer and ahead of #3-5 Nalbandian, F. Gonzalez, and Coria). Looking at past juniors rankings, it's clear that even the best juniors still have a tough struggle to make it as a top ATP player - they don't need to deal with being unfairly crapped on for things out of their control.