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iSzavay.
09-01-2009, 04:53 AM
He lost today :( but four sets :) good try Don and nice tournament, hopefully he can build on it.

coasterman9
09-01-2009, 04:59 AM
How high do you all think he will rise in the next rankings?

T4L
09-01-2009, 02:39 PM
he wil rise a bit but now he has to defend those great challenger results that he had last year

iSzavay.
09-03-2009, 04:18 AM
Damn he lost doubles too :(.

jcempire
09-09-2009, 03:38 AM
Young ! poor

honey827
09-09-2009, 03:54 AM
Pretty good US Open for DY hopefully he will be encouraged and get something going in the challengers for the rest of the year.

coasterman9
09-09-2009, 05:46 AM
yeah lets see if he can build on some momentum he built there...

coasterman9
09-15-2009, 10:33 PM
Any word on if he has been in or is going to be in a tournament?

coasterman9
09-21-2009, 07:46 PM
I just saw that he's in the Qualifiers Draw for the China Open.

T4L
09-29-2009, 08:56 PM
He's into the second round of Thailand thanks to lucky loser draw vs. Beck I think he might pull it off.

coasterman9
10-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Did I read this right???
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/747/qs.pdf
http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2009&wkno=40&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=M015&ref=www.atpworldtour.com

It says he defeated Feliciano Lopez...that would be huge.

DartMarcus
10-04-2009, 06:57 AM
No comments about his 2nd match.

coasterman9
10-04-2009, 05:53 PM
He lost his 2nd Match to Lukasz Kubot 6-2, 6-3.
Still a good performance but I wouldv'e like to have seen him in the tournament.

coasterman9
10-23-2009, 04:12 AM
Young defeated Taylor Dent in the 2nd Round of the Calabasas Challenger.

jcempire
10-24-2009, 07:57 PM
Hope Young make Final tommorrow

And still not too late for Young to break Top 100, then Top 50, then.......
Go Go keep going

coasterman9
10-25-2009, 03:27 AM
he beat Yani 6-3, 6-1.
Plays Russell tomorrow in the Final.
good luck DY.

coasterman9
10-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Young won the Calabasas Challenger against Michael Russell 7-6(4), 6-1

jcempire
10-27-2009, 09:10 PM
Young will play next week

coasterman9
10-27-2009, 10:38 PM
Young will play next week

Where at?

jcempire
11-07-2009, 04:47 PM
Where at?

Now He's playing Semi Final in Charlottesville of Virginia

Go Young

You could break into Top 100 next year and maybe Top 50

GO GO GO

It's time for you ................

coasterman9
11-07-2009, 10:24 PM
he lost to Kevin Kim 6-2, 7-5. He should go up a bit maybe 200's-190's range. He needs to keep this run he has going, hopefully he doesn't get discouraged after todays result against Kim.
Does anyone know the cut off for the Australian Open?

coasterman9
11-09-2009, 07:55 AM
plays Jesse Levine in the 1st Round of the Knoxville Challenger on Tuesday.

coasterman9
11-11-2009, 05:53 AM
he defeated Levine in straight sets. 6-3, 6-4. Young will play Alex Kuznetsov next.

jcempire
11-11-2009, 06:02 AM
he defeated Levine in straight sets. 6-3, 6-4. Young will play Alex Kuznetsov next.

Hope to see ......he win another title

coasterman9
11-11-2009, 06:15 AM
Hope to see ......he win another title

That would be nice.
I hope he can continue his good results and get back up to 100's-150's range before this year is done.

Rob_C
11-12-2009, 03:24 AM
he lost to Kevin Kim 6-2, 7-5. He should go up a bit maybe 200's-190's range. He needs to keep this run he has going, hopefully he doesn't get discouraged after todays result against Kim.
Does anyone know the cut off for the Australian Open?

The cutoff for all slams, assuming there are no withdrawals, no protected rankings, is 104, + 8 WC, + 16 Qualifiers, = 128.

coasterman9
11-12-2009, 04:08 AM
The cutoff for all slams, assuming there are no withdrawals, no protected rankings, is 104, + 8 WC, + 16 Qualifiers, = 128.

thanks rob c

jcempire
11-12-2009, 09:24 PM
Young's very inconsistent. another ridiculous match....

lost again

come on Young, you got to do something

coasterman9
11-12-2009, 10:29 PM
Young's very inconsistent. another ridiculous match....

lost again

come on Young, you got to do something

Yes I agree. He had a great match against Levine and then he loses to Zemlja. He's getter better but still very inconsistent.

coasterman9
11-18-2009, 06:51 AM
Looks like Young's done for the year. He's in the Wild Card Tourny for the AO which will be played December 4th-7th. Hope he wins, I want to see him play in another Grand Slam.

jcempire
11-18-2009, 08:34 PM
Hope he gets to 2nd round........
of course gets WC first

and not play Top 20 in 1st round

tae04
11-20-2009, 02:30 PM
Good luck at the WC tourney. He had a good end of the year.

coasterman9
12-06-2009, 06:26 AM
Young now plays Ryan Harrison in Round 2 of the WC tournament for the Aussie Open.

coasterman9
12-18-2009, 10:54 PM
Harrison won the match and beat Levine to get the WC for the AO. What tourney will Young play in next?

Filo V.
01-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Donald is playing Marc Lopez in the first round of the AO qualifying. He is in a tough section with players like Phau, Sam Groth, Ramon Delgado, Takao Suzuki and Danai Udomchoke in his section. Time for Donald to step it up and hopefully qualify for a slam again. Good luck Don!

coasterman9
01-12-2010, 04:56 PM
He has it in him and I wish he does, but knowing him he wont :sad:. If he can be Lopez quite handily then we'll see, if he struggles he won't.

Filo V.
01-12-2010, 05:28 PM
I can easily see Donald losing to Lopez. He has to be really focused and try to get some type of results outside of the US. Quite frankly, he is in a position now where he is already become irrelevant in the tennis world, and if he wants to be known as a legitimate ATP player anytime soon and stop the mocking and negative views of him, this is the type of draw he needs to get through.

I really hope for his sake as well for all his fans that he makes it, I have confidence in him, hope he has it in himself.

coasterman9
01-12-2010, 05:51 PM
well put!

Filo V.
01-13-2010, 01:15 AM
well put!
Thank you!

tt boy
01-13-2010, 02:31 AM
he crushes lopez 7-5 6-0:worship:

Filo V.
01-13-2010, 02:32 AM
Donald won! 7-5 6-0! He was down a break in the first but got it back, broke and held, and won every game from that point on. Round 1:complete.

Round 2:Phau or Del Bonis.

Filo V.
01-13-2010, 02:34 AM
he crushes lopez 7-5 6-0:worship:
Hahaha, you commented one minute before me!

So happy about this match, but can't get too up about it. There are 2 more matches to go. Hopefully he uses this match as confidence.

coasterman9
01-13-2010, 02:59 AM
he will play Bjorn Phau.

Baghdatis#1
01-13-2010, 04:19 AM
:woohoo:

jcempire
01-13-2010, 06:06 AM
Go Young. Best luck to you (only for you)

Filo V.
01-13-2010, 02:42 PM
Given the way Phau played yesterday, I think Donald has a pretty good chance of winning.

coasterman9
01-14-2010, 08:16 AM
He beat Phau!! 7-5, 6-3. C'mon DY one more.

Filo V.
01-14-2010, 08:18 AM
Don won again!!!! 7-5, 6-3. Donald won over 50% of Phau's return points. They play similar games, so I guess Donald was better on the day. He was down a break in both sets but came back to win both! Good job. I called it, too.

Rd 3 opponent: Delgado/Suzuki.

coasterman9
01-14-2010, 08:20 AM
Rd 3 opponent:Ryan Sweeting.

I thought it was the winner of the Suzuki/Delgado match?

Filo V.
01-14-2010, 08:21 AM
I thought it was the winner of the Suzuki/Delgado match?

Oops, silly me, your right! Let me edit my post.

coasterman9
01-14-2010, 08:22 AM
:D. Young has a really good chance but we will have to see, but I am excited about the opportunity he gave himself now finish it off D!:worship:

Filo V.
01-14-2010, 08:23 AM
I'm so excited, I forgot about his draw! I'm very happy with this result, I knew he had it in him. One more to go DY!

coasterman9
01-14-2010, 08:25 AM
right now its 1 set each, 1-1 3rd set in the Delgado/Suzuki match.

Filo V.
01-14-2010, 08:25 AM
:D. Young has a really good chance but we will have to see, but I am excited about the opportunity he gave himself now finish it off D!:worship:Especially since Delgado/Suzuki are playing a tough 3 setter as we speak. Also, knowing the way both Delgado and Suzuki play, I think Donald's good returning skills, movement and counter punching can get the best of either Delgado or Suzuki. I hope I am right! He has a great chance, he seems to get up for major qualifying.

coasterman9
01-14-2010, 08:33 AM
Especially since Delgado/Suzuki are playing a tough 3 setter as we speak. Also, knowing the way both Delgado and Suzuki play, I think Donald's good returning skills, movement and counter punching can get the best of either Delgado or Suzuki. I hope I am right! He has a great chance, he seems to get up for major qualifying.

agreed, just something different for him during the slams. What I hate is everyone seems to ride him off, but he's only 20!

coasterman9
01-14-2010, 08:58 AM
Young will play Suzuki.

Deboogle!.
01-14-2010, 03:38 PM
Good win over Phau... would be good for him if he can qualify

coasterman9
01-15-2010, 04:39 AM
If he wins there are a lot of good spots to be in the draw for qualifier winners.

Filo V.
01-16-2010, 12:50 AM
He did it! 7-6 7-6 over Suzuki! So so pleased for him. Hopefully he can use this as momentum for the main draw and the rest of the season.

Filo V.
01-16-2010, 12:53 AM
I hope he gets either Ram, Becker or Koellerer in the main draw.

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 01:00 AM
If Davydenko wasn't on fire then i would say maybe against him. I agree with your matchups. Hasn't he owned Ram?

Filo V.
01-16-2010, 01:08 AM
If Davydenko wasn't on fire then i would say maybe against him. I agree with your matchups. Hasn't he owned Ram?

Yes, 5-1 H2H. Ram has a game a lot like Suzuki, and actually may be worse in other departments like movement. Donald would win that match, I can say that now. There are actually quite a few other places where he could win a match, like C. Rochus, Lu, Tomic, Monfils (injured), Grosjean. I really want him to go in against Becker, because I think he can make the 4th round with that draw, since Soderling is injured.

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 01:12 AM
yeah, I actually think Monfils has a similar game to Young just Monfils has a better forehand and maybe better movement.

Filo V.
01-16-2010, 01:22 AM
He does have a similar game to Monfils, but I would say Monfils is more defensive, and Donald is more of a counter-puncher and never really strays from that game, while Monfils also at times can be really aggressive and take the ball very early. There is also the fact Monfils has a better serve, and for sure better movement (although Donald moves well also). The one thing Donald could do to beat Monfils is simply be consistent, return really well, and hope Monfils isn't 100%.

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 01:24 AM
when will we know who he plays?

Filo V.
01-16-2010, 01:27 AM
when will we know who he plays?Sometime tomorrow, I don't know when unfortunately.

I'm excited to see who it will be!

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 01:32 AM
me too, can't wait.

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 03:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lzLn4LbMt0

Match against Phau.

Baghdatis#1
01-16-2010, 05:02 AM
Donald :woohoo:

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 06:16 AM
Young will play Christophe Rochus in Round 1.

DanaKz
01-16-2010, 06:40 AM
Go Donni Go!

coasterman9
01-16-2010, 07:27 AM
what racquet is Young using here? Youtek Radical...

Baghdatis#1
01-16-2010, 01:50 PM
GL in the MD! :cool::bounce:

2moretogo
01-17-2010, 04:31 AM
So excited that he qualified! Good news!

Baghdatis#1
01-19-2010, 01:28 AM
Pics from qualies:
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202010/AustralianOpen2010qualifying152.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202010/AustralianOpen2010qualifying151.jpg

Chip_s_m
01-19-2010, 03:35 AM
Still looking soooo scrawny.

coasterman9
01-19-2010, 12:30 PM
he beat Rochus 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. Way to go Donald! Lleyton Hewitt up next.

Filo V.
01-19-2010, 12:51 PM
Donald has really taken advantage of his opportunities in this tournament! I am so proud of Donald, he has already achieved a lot this AO, and can really use this as a boost for the rest of his season.

2moretogo
01-19-2010, 02:42 PM
Hopefully he can give Hewitt a go, though I don't expect much.

Also, his arms particularly his biceps look bigger. :shrug:

Baghdatis#1
01-19-2010, 10:28 PM
Donald :D:woohoo:

Raq-Attack
01-20-2010, 05:56 AM
Well i don't wanna speak too soon but it looks like the Don might finally be coming of age now, he was in good form at the back end of last season and he seems to have carried that new found confidence into this season, i think it's high time the kid got his own section now because i think he's gonna get better and better from now on :devil: .

Btw does anyone know if he's got a new coach yet?.. or is he still with his parents? .

coasterman9
01-21-2010, 05:44 PM
he lost to Hewitt 7-6(3), 6-4, 6-1. Still a good tournament for him, lets see if he continues like this for the year. I would like to see him in the top 100 or close to 100.

jcempire
01-22-2010, 04:07 AM
Agree! not too bad. But he need to gain experience and try to be focus and play smart......

be patient

Baghdatis#1
01-22-2010, 07:18 AM
Good try :yeah:

Anya07
01-24-2010, 09:44 AM
Hewitt-Young.Australian.Open.2010.2nd.incomplete (6 parts)
was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/australia_2010)

coasterman9
01-29-2010, 01:24 AM
Young is in the Quarterfinals in Honolulu. He defeated Tim Smyczek and Grigor Dimitrov. He will play Robert Kendrick next.

Filo V.
01-29-2010, 03:41 AM
Is this the Donald Young everyone has been expecting for so long showing up for real this time? This is by a major margin the best he has ever done at the start of a season! His ranking can skyrocket if he continues to play well, and maybe he can put himself into position to get WCs at Indian Wells and Miami.

Kendrick leads the H2H 4-3 over Donald, lets hope Donald can tie that up!

coasterman9
01-29-2010, 04:02 AM
where will his ranking be after the AO? Around 170?

Filo V.
01-29-2010, 02:36 PM
Around 160, give and take a few positions. He gained 70 points with this performance. If he wins Honolulu, he will gain 67 points, which would put him on about 381 points, which would get him in the 130-140 range. Given the fact Donald has absolutely zero points to defend until April, he actually has a chance to get in the main draw of the FO and Wimbledon if he continues to play well. Just got to take things one step at a time.

coasterman9
01-29-2010, 08:18 PM
Around 160, give and take a few positions. He gained 70 points with this performance. If he wins Honolulu, he will gain 67 points, which would put him on about 381 points, which would get him in the 130-140 range. Given the fact Donald has absolutely zero points to defend until April, he actually has a chance to get in the main draw of the FO and Wimbledon if he continues to play well. Just got to take things one step at a time.

Wow thanks for the info. I'd like to see him win in Honolulu.

Filo V.
01-29-2010, 08:22 PM
Wow thanks for the info. I'd like to see him win in Honolulu.

You're welcome :wavey: I try to keep up with the rankings, especially players I like who are out of the top 100 like Donald, or others like Dolgopolov and Phau. Winning in Honolulu is important for Donald if he wants to make the FO and Wimbledon main draws without having to qualify. If he wins this event, he really would only need about 2 more good events until April and he should be near or in the top 100. He seems really focused now, lets hope he gets it done!

Baghdatis#1
01-29-2010, 11:28 PM
:woohoo:

Filo V.
01-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Its 4-4 in the first set between Don and Kendrick. The will complete the match today, and then the winner will play Russell in the semifinals. Big disadvantage, especially against a player like Russell who makes you grind. As long as he beats Kendrick, I'll be content with any result from that point.

coasterman9
01-31-2010, 03:03 AM
He did beat Kendrick but then retired against Russell. Still a good result from him, not sure if he was hurt or not.

Filo V.
01-31-2010, 03:29 AM
I hope it isn't anything severe. Good that he got to the semi, I didn't expect him to beat Mike so glad he at least beat Kendrick. I hope this injury doesn't impact him too much, because he really seems to have a good momentum right now. A few more good results can get him back in the top 100.

coasterman9
01-31-2010, 03:33 AM
c'mon Young top 100!

jcempire
01-31-2010, 01:43 PM
Yound needs a coach but who wants to coach him for free.

coasterman9
02-01-2010, 04:49 AM
he's already up to 151. :eek:

jcempire
02-02-2010, 05:24 AM
he's already up to 151. :eek:

But this Ranking is not good enough

coasterman9
02-04-2010, 09:27 AM
Here's an interview done by the USTA about Young and his thoughts on Black History Month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlNN2dOYpFs

Might Young get help from the USTA again? I think he at least deserves it for a few months and see where he stands after that. He advanced through qualifiers in his last 2 Grand Slams to get into the Main Draw. If he did get help and got WC into the qualifers of San Jose, Memphis, and Delray I think we could see him step up his game, at least to get into the Main Draw of those tournaments. Then his ranking will be up enough to where he could get these WC into qualifiers (or Main Draws) on his own. And if Young faulters than let him loose on his own again if thats what the USTA would want to do.

jcempire
02-04-2010, 12:59 PM
If He got a great coach that He could be in Top 50 today

coasterman9
02-14-2010, 06:27 PM
He got to the last Round of Qualifiers in Memphis, but lost to Kevin Anderson 4-6, 7-6(5), 3-6.

Baghdatis#1
02-15-2010, 04:09 PM
:sad:

tennis2018
03-03-2010, 02:04 PM
not a great Delray Beach 4 Don but great 2c him neway & hope he comes back next year

Baghdatis#1
03-04-2010, 02:07 AM
Thanks :)

jcempire
03-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Suck again
What young are thinking about now??????????

Filo V.
04-24-2010, 12:50 AM
Don hasn't done very well since Australia, not winning qualifying matches in ATP events, and not going far in challengers. He's going to lose points this week since he lost in the first round of Tallahassee as the runner up finisher, he's out of the top 150 again. Luckily, he has virtually no points to defend until fall now, so even 3 good events in the next 3 months could see him in or near the top 100.


Don needs to set a goal of the MD of US Open and use that as motivation to get better results. He also needs to improve his serve and fix his error issues, and get in better overall shape. But these things wont be improved until he starts getting backing again, not just his parents. It's going to be tough, but he isn't far off at all. I just hope he can prove all his doubters wrong!

Filo V.
05-04-2010, 05:16 AM
Donald is playing in Georgia this week on a green clay court. He's the #6 seed.

Donald Young USA [6] vs. Greg Ouellette USA [WC]
Fritz Wolmarans RSA [WC] vs. Ryler DeHeart USA
Alex Satschko GER [PR] vs. Catalin Gard ROU
Jesse Levine USA [2] vs. Tim Smyczek USA

This is Donald's section in the draw. He should win his first 2 matches, and then in the QF, the winner of Smyczek and Levine is likely awaiting. Hopefully he wins his first round and goes deep from there, he needs a good week. Go for it Donald!

honey827
05-05-2010, 11:28 PM
Donald won his match against Greg Ouelette. Congrats and hope he keeps it going.

honey827
05-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Donald won his match against Greg Ouelette. Congrats and hope he keeps it going.

Filo V.
05-06-2010, 03:33 AM
Donald won easily, 6-1 6-2. He plays DeHeart tomorrow as the 3rd match on the center court, we can follow the match by the updates on the tournaments twitter page. www.twitter.com/savchallenger The winner of tomorrows match will play either Smyczek or Gard on Friday.

Good luck Don!

Filo V.
05-07-2010, 12:08 AM
Don defeated DeHeart today 6-2 6-3 and plays Catalin Gard in the QF tomorrow. Very good opportunity for a SF and match between he and Sweeting.

Good luck Donald!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 04:27 AM
Donald won today 6-1 6-2 and plays Sweeting in the SF. That will be a tough match but he can do it, Sweeting played a long match and Donald is right around his home area and playing well this week. A win tomorrow would have him in the final vs. either Sirianni or Nishikori.

Keep on winning, Don!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 07:47 PM
Donald lost 4-6 1-6 to Sweeting, he was broken immediately in the first game, he had opportunities in the first set to get back the break and failed to capitalize on his chances. Right now Ryan is a level above Donald and that is reflected by the score. In any case, this was a good week for Don after some struggles and his ranking should now be back within the top 150 with nothing to defend these next months.

His next scheduled tournament is next week in Sarasota, let's hope he has a great run in Florida!

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 08:03 PM
D.Y. is in Florida, here is the draw for Sarasota:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/5069/mds.pdf

Donald plays Sirianni in R1, difficult but very winnable. In the second round he would play Guccione/Satschko, two players coming off injuries. He could play Levine in the QF.

Donald has a good draw to make it to the SF again this week, hopefully he makes it there and goes two steps further and wins the title!

tae04
05-31-2010, 01:55 PM
Good win in Carson

coasterman9
06-03-2010, 11:51 PM
Young won the title in Carson and is in the 3rd Round in Ojai against Gregorc. Keep it up Young!

tae04
06-08-2010, 02:38 PM
Don is climbing back up the rankings.

coasterman9
06-08-2010, 11:15 PM
Don is climbing back up the rankings.

Yes, he sure is! His next tournament will be Wimbledon.

coasterman9
06-23-2010, 04:03 AM
he lost to Guillermo Alcaide in Qualifiers. Anyone know where his next tournament will be?

coasterman9
06-28-2010, 04:28 AM
Plays Ryan Harrison in the 1st Round of the Winnetka Challenger.

Baghdatis#1
06-29-2010, 11:58 PM
GL Don! :bounce:

coasterman9
06-30-2010, 03:54 AM
He defeated Harrison 6-3, 6-2. Plays Simon Stadler next.

coasterman9
07-02-2010, 03:51 AM
He beat Stadler and then won against Lester Cook, up next is Tim Smyczek in the Semis. He can win this, c'mon DY get it done.

Rob_C
07-04-2010, 02:35 AM
Well, DY lost to Smyczek in the semis. The other thing about that loss is that he didnt make it into the qualies of Newport, or get the last MD WC.

I guess he'll have a week off till Aptos, then ATL. Hopefully if he goes deep in the draw at Aptos he'll at least get a MD WC if he's still competing at sign in time.

Rob_C
07-08-2010, 03:11 AM
Aptos is going to be the last chance for DY to earn enough pts to get DA into the US Open b/c of the 6 wk cutoff deadline. He's about 50 pts way from the 104 ranking, which means he would have to get to the finals to get enough pts. There'll probably be a withdrawl or two ahead of him, Del Potro etc, so he might be good with just getting to the semis.

Other than that, he's gonna need a WC or come thru qualies again.

coasterman9
07-08-2010, 04:09 AM
Hopefully he can get it done then. Donald also got a WC into the main draw of Atlanta.

coasterman9
07-11-2010, 05:12 AM
DY will play Greg Jones in the 1st Round at Aptos.

Rob_C
07-15-2010, 04:27 AM
DY's in the qtrs of Aptos after another 3 set win. He plays Bozoljac next, I think they're about even in their H2H. Anyways, 2 more wins and he'll be in the finals and the 55 rankings pts from that should put him in the top 100.

coasterman9
07-15-2010, 06:07 AM
He's 4-3 against Bozoljac, but has lost the last two. He just needs to keep grinding out these wins.

coasterman9
07-17-2010, 06:09 AM
Donald won 6-3, 6-4. Plays Devvarman tomorrow in the Semis. 2 more Donald!

Veronique
07-17-2010, 07:39 AM
Hopefully he can get it done then. Donald also got a WC into the main draw of Atlanta.

I'm going and hopefully will take tons of pictures to share.

Josh V
07-18-2010, 12:57 AM
DY beat Devvarman 6-2, 3-6, 6-4! Huge win for Don! :yeah:
C'mon, Don. One more!:boxing:

Veronique
07-18-2010, 01:07 AM
DY beat Devvarman 6-2, 3-6, 6-4! Huge win for Don! :yeah:
C'mon, Don. One more!:boxing:

I hope he gets a Tuesday start in Atlanta. His 1st round match is definitely winnable.

coasterman9
07-18-2010, 04:30 AM
Where would he be now if he were to lose to Marinko tomorrow, around 105?

Rob_C
07-18-2010, 06:57 AM
Where would he be now if he were to lose to Marinko tomorrow, around 105?That looks about right. He should end up with about 514 pts which is around 105 right now. People ahead of him could be dropping pts as well though

coasterman9
07-19-2010, 05:35 AM
He's 105, that should be good enough, after withdrawals.

jcempire
07-20-2010, 07:16 AM
He's 105, that should be good enough, after withdrawals.

agree, but he could do a lot better than 105

Veronique
07-20-2010, 08:04 PM
Off to see Donny. I hope to bring him luck. I'm armed and dangerous with my special rosary;-)

coasterman9
07-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Donald beat Sela 7-5, 6-0! He plays Kevin Anderson in Round 2.

Josh V
07-21-2010, 04:27 AM
Donald beat Sela 7-5, 6-0! He plays Kevin Anderson in Round 2.

Great job Donald! Good opportunity for DY to keep his ranking going in the right direction here :D

Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:46 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:47 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:48 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:49 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:50 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:50 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:51 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:51 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:52 AM
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Veronique
07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
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Baghdatis#1
07-21-2010, 08:20 PM
Don :yeah:

jcempire
07-22-2010, 07:50 AM
It's time for Donald to make a run

tae04
07-23-2010, 06:00 PM
He blew this chance. Is he going to LA next week?

coasterman9
07-24-2010, 03:39 AM
He blew this chance. Is he going to LA next week?

Yeah he did, but Anderson is a good player, so I'm not that disappointed. The Qualy list for LA should be out in a few hours so I would check that.

coasterman9
07-26-2010, 04:36 AM
He's off this week, but doesn't have points to defend. He is back in the top 100 with a ranking of 99. WTG Donald keep it up!

tae04
07-26-2010, 04:27 PM
Yay back in the top 100! I dont know why Don didnt play the qualies this week. He really needs to play every week he can during the US hardcourt summer to get as many points as possible.

Rob_C
07-26-2010, 09:06 PM
Probably didn't want to make two trips cross country in back to back wks. He's not defending any pts from last year and he's probably playing Washington next week, so he's saving himself for that

coasterman9
07-28-2010, 04:24 AM
Here's a few videos of him from the Aptos Challenger:

Against Sitak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmG6ypwFwr8

Against Devvarman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWEq3bqljjg

Against Greg Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBio-Irijw

olli2011
08-01-2010, 09:59 PM
only a challenger clown "the don", nice work against a slovainian claycourt-player!!!

Rob_C
08-03-2010, 06:59 AM
only a challenger clown "the don", nice work against a slovainian claycourt-player!!!

The Slovenian claycourter just straight setted Benjamin Becker in the MD, is Becker a clown also??

coasterman9
08-09-2010, 09:55 AM
He's currently ranked 104. Won't be seeing him this week as he is off again. Probably see him at Cincy next followed by New Haven and the Open.

jcempire
08-11-2010, 06:54 AM
Go young

coasterman9
08-13-2010, 08:17 AM
pulled out of Cincy, maybe New Haven next otherwise its the Open.

coasterman9
08-14-2010, 04:08 AM
Nevermind he got a WC into Cincy and plays Gulbis, tough match but he has a chance if he plays a good match. C'mon Young!

jcempire
08-16-2010, 07:24 PM
tough match for Young..... GOGOGO best luck to young

coasterman9
08-17-2010, 10:13 PM
He lost to Gulbis 7-6(5), 6-4. Was down 5-2 then got a break back but couldn't get another 1. Overall I liked his effort even though he got broken twice in the 2nd Set, he did make it interesting. Next up maybe New Haven otherwise the US Open which he got a Wildcard for.

coasterman9
08-19-2010, 10:27 PM
The Don got a Wildcard to New Haven.

tae04
08-20-2010, 06:14 PM
Lets win some damn rounds!

coasterman9
08-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Lets win some damn rounds!

I second that!

tae04
08-20-2010, 10:15 PM
I think he should beat Robert and Chela in New Haven. Come on Donald!

coasterman9
08-21-2010, 02:04 AM
Yeah, 1st up is Robert though, 1 at a time Don!

coasterman9
08-23-2010, 05:04 AM
Up 2-1 against Robert before play got suspended, I guess its Robert's serve when they resume tomorrow at 10?

jcempire
08-23-2010, 07:16 AM
Go young

tae04
08-23-2010, 05:36 PM
Now lets beat Chela.

coasterman9
08-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Now lets beat Chela.

Yes sir! He defeated Robert 6-1, 6-2.:worship:

coasterman9
08-24-2010, 06:03 AM
He plays tomorrow around 1pm or so (3rd match on Grandstand) hope to see live streaming for the match, should be a decent match.

tae04
08-24-2010, 10:07 PM
Ugh, guess that Chela match is all but over down 5-0. Was Don up any in the 2nd set, I didn't follow the live scoring?

Baghdatis#1
08-24-2010, 10:19 PM
:sad:
Hopefully after the rain delay Donald will come back :)

coasterman9
08-25-2010, 01:50 AM
Ugh, guess that Chela match is all but over down 5-0. Was Don up any in the 2nd set, I didn't follow the live scoring?

Yeah on serve until 4-4. 4-3 Don had it at 15-30 and a 2nd serve but didn't do anything with it and lost every game their on.

out_here_grindin
08-25-2010, 05:08 AM
Tood bad Don, you would have gone into the avatar had you won

tae04
08-25-2010, 02:27 PM
Well he picked up 10 pts and can't lose any points at the Open. Hopefully he has a good fall season and wins 2 challengers.

coasterman9
08-26-2010, 09:01 PM
He drew Gilles Simon in Rd 1 of the US Open, I guess somewhat winnable, but who knows.

jcempire
08-27-2010, 08:06 AM
He needs to improve ........and know how to gain positive momentum to be able to make big points

Rob_C
08-28-2010, 04:15 AM
Well he picked up 10 pts and can't lose any points at the Open. Hopefully he has a good fall season and wins 2 challengers.

He will lose pts at the Open if he loses 1st rd. Qualifiers get a bonus of 1/2 the 2nd rd pts for coming thru qualies. WCs who lose 1st rd get zero pts.

jcempire
08-28-2010, 06:33 AM
He needs to work hardly otherwise...nothing would happen

coasterman9
09-01-2010, 03:21 AM
Hoping for a win tomorrow against Simon, C'mon DOn!

tae04
09-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Hoping for the best today. I don't see him upsetting Simon though.

Filo V.
09-01-2010, 09:59 PM
I knew the match-up was awful for him. They play similar games and Gilles is better. Don's biggest weakness was exposed in a major way today. He lacks pace and he lacks the ability to handle pace. He's too lightweight. We saw it against Matosevic in Aptos. He doesn't hit the ball hard enough and when he does he overhits the ball. He needs more beef in his game to compete in ATP events.

Filo V.
09-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Hopefully this loss doesn't harm him going forward throughout the rest of the year. He has nothing to defend for about 1 3/4 months, so now is his time to solidify a top 100 position. His next tournament is in two weeks in Tulsa.

coasterman9
09-02-2010, 07:47 PM
I knew the match-up was awful for him. They play similar games and Gilles is better. Don's biggest weakness was exposed in a major way today. He lacks pace and he lacks the ability to handle pace. He's too lightweight. We saw it against Matosevic in Aptos. He doesn't hit the ball hard enough and when he does he overhits the ball. He needs more beef in his game to compete in ATP events.

You think its something he can fix going forward?

Filo V.
09-05-2010, 02:39 AM
You think its something he can fix going forward?

With the shots he has, his instincts, his stroke production, and his body, not really. I don't think so. Which means he's gonna have to play a style more suited to his strengths. He just needs to learn better tactics. And unfortunately, he won't do that with his parents around.

However, he was sick v Simon, so we shouldn't look at that result with too much stock.

coasterman9
09-05-2010, 03:18 AM
He has shown that he can handle the Challengers quite well, but just needs to transition his game to the Tour. Next stop for him is going to be Tulsa so I wish him the title their, or at least a good run...Top 100 by the end of the year should still be a success for him considering he dipped down to the 200s earlier in the year.

Anya07
09-06-2010, 07:43 AM
Simon-Young.US.Open.2010.1st.incomplete (6 parts)

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was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/us_open_2010)

coasterman9
09-10-2010, 02:52 AM
Don will be playing in the Tulsa Challenger this coming week.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 03:06 AM
Tulsa has a weak list with only he, Tim and Taylor as feature players, so I expect nothing short of a SF here at least. He'll be the #2 seed. He basically defends nothing this next month so he needs to try to put points on the board when he has the opportunity. Hopefully he's over his illness and can continue to perform in these challengers.

coasterman9
09-10-2010, 06:45 AM
Tulsa has a weak list with only he, Tim and Taylor as feature players, so I expect nothing short of a SF here at least. He'll be the #2 seed. He basically defends nothing this next month so he needs to try to put points on the board when he has the opportunity. Hopefully he's over his illness and can continue to perform in these challengers.

We'll see his draw tomorrow, but he definitely should make a deep run in events like these.

coasterman9
09-11-2010, 08:51 PM
He plays Blake Strode in Round 1 then would play Sitak/Yoo in Round 2 with Smyczek in the QF potentially.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/660/mds.pdf

Rob_C
09-13-2010, 07:45 PM
However, he was sick v Simon, so we shouldn't look at that result with too much stock.

What was the matter with him??

coasterman9
09-14-2010, 04:40 AM
What was the matter with him??

Not sure I think he had some flu symptoms. Anyways he lost to Strode 6-3, 7-6(4). Strode isn't a terrible player but Young should've won this especially with the draw he had. He needs to find some motivation to get things together, like he did to get back up to the top 100. He's still in doubles with Jordan Cox.

Filo V.
09-15-2010, 11:25 PM
What was the matter with him??

He had flu like symptoms, supposedly he had them for a bit and affected his play at the US Open. He definitely looked weak out there so I'm not surprised.

Filo V.
09-15-2010, 11:29 PM
Strode lost to Yoo today, so another poor loss for Don. Last weeks have been light on results, so Don needs to get his head back in the game and find the confidence that brought him to the top 100 during the summer. The end of the season events are usually his best, so I expect a lot from him. Hopefully he's not putting too much pressure on himself to perform now that he's near the top 100. He's got nothing to defend until late October, so the time is now to produce.

Unless he's jumping to Europe/Asia to play some events in the meantime, his next tournaments will be Sacramento, Tiburon, and Calabasas, where he is the defending champion.

coasterman9
09-17-2010, 12:12 AM
Would love to see him compete in Asia, but probably best for him to skip the Asian tournaments for some rest.

coasterman9
09-17-2010, 02:30 AM
Article:
http://tennis.fanhouse.com/2010/09/16/donald-youngs-career-hindered-by-tug-of-war-with-usta-parents/

out_here_grindin
10-04-2010, 06:29 PM
Decent draw in Sacramento, hopefully he can take the title

Filo V.
10-04-2010, 06:36 PM
Yeah, his draw is about as good as it gets for this level of event. Only the SF with potentially Sweeting/Kendrick could be tough on his route to the final, and he owns Kendrick. This is a good opportunity for Don, he plays a Q Kutrovsky in R1. Needs to take advantage.

Next two weeks in Sacramento and Tiburon are important as he tries to gain points to buffer a potential drop of points in Calabasas.

out_here_grindin
10-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Kutrovsky played at Texas. Has a 2-handed forehand. Good player but Young should beat him easily.

tae04
10-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Any update on the match... That was a good article that was posted. I really believe he should try new coaches... His parents should let him fly on his own or just be in the background to real coaches.

tae04
10-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Don just tweeted that he won his first round match!

coasterman9
10-06-2010, 05:07 AM
yeah he won 6-3, 6-4 I believe, he plays Matosevic tomorrow (2nd match not before 11:30).

Filo V.
10-07-2010, 01:33 AM
Don again lost to Matosevic, this time 3-6 2-6. It's not like MM is a really good player, so I'm not sure why Donald struggles with him, quite frankly. He's not any different than Kendrick, who he beats regularly.

He has one week left to gain points, Tiburon, and he needs big points to be able to have a buffer for the points dropping off in Calabasas. Then he has SF in Charlottesville and QF in Knoxville, then no points in Champaign.

His great form during the summer has definitely evaporated, hopefully he gains it back next week.

tae04
10-08-2010, 10:45 PM
He has been pretty bad lately :(

coasterman9
10-09-2010, 07:18 PM
He has been pretty bad lately :(

bad is an understatement lol. I think he'll turn it around soon though.

tae04
10-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Good 6-1 6-1 win over Yani... Lets hope this can stay up this week.

coasterman9
10-22-2010, 04:10 AM
He beat Lemke 6-4, 6-0. Plays Amer Delic toomorrow.

coasterman9
10-23-2010, 03:03 AM
he beat Amer Delic tonight 7-5, 7-6(2) and will play none other than Matosevic tomorrow.

coasterman9
11-01-2010, 02:09 AM
He lost to Matosevic 6-3, 6-0. Tomorrow he plays Jesse Levine in R1 of Charlottesville.

jcempire
11-01-2010, 05:15 AM
another bad year for young

Rob_C
11-01-2010, 06:03 AM
He lost to Matosevic 6-3, 6-0. Tomorrow he plays Jesse Levine in R1 of Charlottesville.

I think he has a good draw to get to the semis, he plays Levine, who he's familiar with, and has a winning record against, 3-2, 1st rd.

Then, it's probably Bobby Reynolds in the 2nd, who he's 5-2 against.

Then, the seeded player for him to meet is Kendrick, who he's 5-4 against, including winning the last 3 matches.

Or Kuznetsov, who he's 3-0 against.

Or Smyczek, who he's 6-2 against.

Or Delic, who he's 2-1 against.

The best, or worst, scenario, depending on your point of view, is for him to face Matosevic in the semis, and finally exorcise those demons. He spanked Dent 2 & 3 in their only meeting.

coasterman9
11-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Young defeated Levine 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and plays Reynolds on Wednesday

Rob_C
11-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Things are shaping up nicely for DY. He beat Reynolds in 3 sets, plays Kendrick next. I'm looking for him to beat Kendrick, and I'm hoping he plays Matosevic in the semis.

In any case, if he wins the tournament here that puts him in good position to get DA for the Aussie Open.

I would have liked to see him enter the Helsinki Challenger as insurance just in case he doesn't take care of business in these last 3 US Challengers.

coasterman9
11-03-2010, 10:35 PM
Things are shaping up nicely for DY. He beat Reynolds in 3 sets, plays Kendrick next. I'm looking for him to beat Kendrick, and I'm hoping he plays Matosevic in the semis.

In any case, if he wins the tournament here that puts him in good position to get DA for the Aussie Open.

I would have liked to see him enter the Helsinki Challenger as insurance just in case he doesn't take care of business in these last 3 US Challengers.

Yeah I agree, not 100% sure he's back to playing good tennis but if he beats Kendrick I'll feel a lot better aboout his play. If he won Charlottesville where would he be ranked? aroound 105?

Rob_C
11-04-2010, 01:18 AM
Yeah I agree, not 100% sure he's back to playing good tennis but if he beats Kendrick I'll feel a lot better aboout his play. If he won Charlottesville where would he be ranked? aroound 105?

He'll gain around 50 pts if he wins, he's dropping the 29 for the semis last yr. He'll have 503 pts which should put him around 110-112
depending on the other players' results.

Definitely like his chances against Kendrick, might not be wise but I'd like to see him against Matosevic in the semis.

coasterman9
11-04-2010, 01:27 AM
He'll gain around 50 pts if he wins, he's dropping the 29 for the semis last yr. He'll have 503 pts which should put him around 110-112
depending on the other players' results.

Definitely like his chances against Kendrick, might not be wise but I'd like to see him against Matosevic in the semis.

Yeah I'd like to see him finally beat Marinko. Although I doubt Matosevic will get past Dent.

coasterman9
11-08-2010, 05:03 PM
He lost to Kendrick in the Quarters. Rob ended up winning the title as well as doubles with Young. Up next for DY is Jesse Witten in R1 of Knoxville.

Filo V.
11-11-2010, 11:58 PM
After losing 6-2 4-6 2-6 to Witten in R1 of Knoxville, Don once again withdrew his entry from Champaign. So, he's going to finish the season in the 130s most likely.

He had a good start to the season qualifying in Australia and winning a round, and a good result in Honolulu challenger, making the SF. From there, his results were poor up to May, where he went on a great run of form, winning Carson challenger, and making the SF at least in three other events.

Unfortunately, since July, he's won back-to-back matches twice, during his favorite time of the year.

So, this season has been the typical season for Donald. A lot of ups, but a lot of downs, and still showing mental fragility and overall inconsistency. However, he has proven that there is still game there and he can definitely put together great results when he's at a good level.

Filo V.
11-12-2010, 12:01 AM
So, with withdrawing in Champaign, his next event will be in a month, the USTA AO wildcard playoff in Atlanta. He and Ryan Harrison appear to be the main players at this event, but we could potentially see appearances from other Americans, such as Sweeting, Blake, Ginepri, or other youngsters. He should have a good shot at winning this with the current field, he and Harrison are a cut above the other players, and this is in Atlanta. If he gets the right draw, I think he can win this event, and earn his place into the AO. Lets hope he makes it happen.

coasterman9
11-12-2010, 12:11 AM
So, with withdrawing in Champaign, his next event will be in a month, the USTA AO wildcard playoff in Atlanta. He and Ryan Harrison appear to be the main players at this event, but we could potentially see appearances from other Americans, such as Sweeting, Blake, Ginepri, or other youngsters. He should have a good shot at winning this with the current field, he and Harrison are a cut above the other players, and this is in Atlanta. If he gets the right draw, I think he can win this event, and earn his place into the AO. Lets hope he makes it happen.

Yes I really hope he gets it done. If DY can't get it done then its back to qualifying which he has done well in the past so that wouldn't be a deal breaker either but obviously the WC through the USTA tourney would be the ideal situation for him. He seems to get better draws through qualifiers though rather than when he gets Wildcards.

Henry Chinaski
11-22-2010, 12:52 AM
Here's something I wrote about Don recently:

http://atoughcrowd.blogspot.com/2010/11/stagnation-of-donald-young-lessons-for.html

coasterman9
11-22-2010, 04:18 AM
Here's something I wrote about Don recently:

http://atoughcrowd.blogspot.com/2010/11/stagnation-of-donald-young-lessons-for.html

Great article!

jcempire
11-22-2010, 04:11 PM
Young is done for the year, Just have another hope for next year

Henry Chinaski
11-23-2010, 03:06 AM
Great article!

thanks.

Rob_C
11-23-2010, 04:58 AM
thanks.

Nice article, but I do disagree on one aspect. Im pretty sure Harrison played a couple of US Challengers with Damm as his coach. The decision to skip the last few US events in favor of the European events might have been Damm's idea, or they might have been due to the fact that the European events had more pts available.

I'm definitely agree with the pt that DY would benefit from some more clay schooling though.

Netin!
11-24-2010, 11:57 AM
Does anyone know which tournament Donald will play in the first week of next year?

Henry Chinaski
11-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Nice article, but I do disagree on one aspect. Im pretty sure Harrison played a couple of US Challengers with Damm as his coach. The decision to skip the last few US events in favor of the European events might have been Damm's idea, or they might have been due to the fact that the European events had more pts available.

I'm definitely agree with the pt that DY would benefit from some more clay schooling though.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the US Challeneger scene in itself. It's playing almost exclusively there I think is a problem.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what sort of a schedule Harrison adopts next year,

2moretogo
12-13-2010, 06:10 PM
Should be an interesting WC playoff in ATL this weekend. I don't think DY is a favorite.

GasquetGulbis
12-17-2010, 10:49 PM
Should be an interesting WC playoff in ATL this weekend. I don't think DY is a favorite.

Lost first round to Jack Sock :).

DanaKz
12-18-2010, 09:48 AM
Oh Donald.

2moretogo
12-20-2010, 09:26 PM
Lost first round to Jack Sock :).

Not surprising, but still disappointing. It just seems that everyone is so much more hungrier than DY. Like they are putting in the hours, getting out of their comfort zone.

Vaxeyq
12-29-2010, 01:03 PM
Hopefully he'll be in TOP50... :o C'mon Donald!

Rob_C
01-02-2011, 09:04 AM
Im guessing that DY is gonna start the yr at the Aussie Open qualies, then probably the Hawaii Challenger. I think since he's ranked high enough to get into the qualies this wk he should have taken advantage of the opportunity to gain some pts.

tae04
01-07-2011, 02:43 PM
Well Don is in the qualies of Sydney facing Benjamin Becker.... So ummmm doesn't he have to qualify to get into the Australian Open? I highly doubt he gets out of Sydney qualies, but does he have a WC or something now to the AO? Confused by him playing Sydney qualies this weekend to try to get into next week's main draw.

Rob_C
01-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Well Don is in the qualies of Sydney facing Benjamin Becker.... So ummmm doesn't he have to qualify to get into the Australian Open? I highly doubt he gets out of Sydney qualies, but does he have a WC or something now to the AO? Confused by him playing Sydney qualies this weekend to try to get into next week's main draw.

I kinda figured that was what his schedule was going to be when he said he was in Sydney. Aussie qualies dont start till Wed so even if he makes MD he can make it over to Melbourne. There might even be a rule allowing him to compete in both if he's still alive in Syd.

bearitone315
01-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Sydney Qualies has started, and Young is not playing Becker (who might be in the MD now). He's playing Robert Farah of Columbia. Farah has had a rapid ascent up the rankings in the last half year since leaving USC. He's also a big guy - the type that seems to give Young problems.

coasterman9
01-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Young defeated Farah 7-6(5), 6-4.

coasterman9
01-08-2011, 01:01 PM
he lost to Przysiezny 1-6, 6-2, 3-6.

tae04
01-08-2011, 05:42 PM
Well decent win. Don't feel too bad about the lose since Michael is #86 in the world. Good luck at the AO qualifying. He really needs to defend those points.

coasterman9
01-10-2011, 02:43 PM
Well decent win. Don't feel too bad about the lose since Michael is #86 in the world. Good luck at the AO qualifying. He really needs to defend those points.

yeah hopefully he doesn't get too bad of a draw, but we shall see when the draw comes out later today.

coasterman9
01-12-2011, 05:39 AM
Young won 6-3, 6-0!

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/match_reports/2011-01-12/201101121294810137499.html

tae04
01-13-2011, 03:32 PM
Good luck next round.