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San Jose R2: Berankis def. Young 6/4 5/7 7/5

Dead Net Cord
02-09-2011, 09:45 PM
Young was leading 5/3 *30/0 in third set.

Filo V.
02-09-2011, 09:46 PM
Don had that right in his hands and let it slip away. With that said, Richard stepped it up with his power and with risk when he was behind and it payed off. Still, an ATP QF opportunity missed. Just didn't have the mentality to be aggressive when ahead. He got defensive and started spinning the ball in and got creamed.

Yves.
02-09-2011, 09:47 PM
I really like Berankis, he plays so mature!

Great match overall:yeah:

madmax
02-09-2011, 09:48 PM
what a retarded match from Berankis - the whole match he was feeding Young forehand and went there time and time again...lucky escape this time arround. Not impressed

misty1
02-09-2011, 09:48 PM
rycka won an extremely long marathon game to break for 6-5 and then won another marathon game serving for it

great fight on his part and points from last year successfully defended:)

Armless
02-09-2011, 09:49 PM
Berankis had 6-4 *4-3 , strickly mental match, very good that he managed to pull the win. Young showed some real life, was in control , saved tons of BP's on the 11th game and 4 MP's aswell. Big match for a youngster.

Nadull_tard
02-09-2011, 09:49 PM
Nice example how to spend one extra hour on court, but fortunately Berankis avoided the mocking wave coming from MTF posters.
Now Young will be the laughing-stock.

Sonja1989
02-09-2011, 09:49 PM
Donald Young is typical mug. :help:
But congrats Berankis. :)

Smoke944
02-09-2011, 09:49 PM
Hilarious choke from The Don, starting with that DF at 5-3 30-love
What you really saw in this match is that there really wasn't a talent difference, but rather a difference in mental toughness and shot selection.

Certinfy
02-09-2011, 09:50 PM
Joker match :haha:

Filo V.
02-09-2011, 09:50 PM
Both guys were very nervous during parts of the match, but Berankis' confidence really showed itself in that third set. The confidence difference and power difference exposed itself at the end of set 3.

DartMarcus
02-09-2011, 09:50 PM
Young surprised me this time!! Did not look like a clown on court. Too bad he choked!!

Filo V.
02-09-2011, 09:52 PM
Oh, and like I said, they have similar games. I got a bad rep saying no, Don sucks, but they play similar games. But the difference in overall strength is great, and when Don got nervous, he couldn't fight through it, and he didn't have the weight of shot to weather the storm. Berankis got on top of him and it was on his racquet from that point on.

coasterman9
02-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Young showed some fight which I like to see, but then when he was serving for the match he choked. He still has to work on his mental game but he has gotten a tad bit better. Berankis should have won in straights but gave away the 2nd set and it almost cost him. Good win for him though.

ExcaliburII
02-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Berankis was 100x the player Young was until he served 64 43. Then he got completely lost. Young gifted the match away then from 5-2* up in third. Beyond RIdiculous.

Young even served 5-3 30 0 :spit:

Berankis wasted about 5 bps at 5-5 before converting and converted in his 5th match point on serve at 6-5, after saving a 15 40 there

cristalmeister
02-09-2011, 09:54 PM
I actually feel for Young after this match :<

Sapeod
02-09-2011, 09:58 PM
It would've been embarrassing to lose to Young, so it's good that Berankis clinched it.

Tenn1sAdd1ct
02-09-2011, 09:59 PM
What a match :spit: Pretty much best ever from Young that Ive seen and worst from Berankis.

madmax
02-09-2011, 10:01 PM
oh, and DOnald Young is definitely a huge talent, although a headcase at the same time. That forehand is lethal and it can provide amazing winners from impossible angles. Consistency is just not there unfortunately.

Smoke944
02-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Oh, and like I said, they have similar games. I got a bad rep saying no, Don sucks, but they play similar games. But the difference in overall strength is great, and when Don got nervous, he couldn't fight through it, and he didn't have the weight of shot to weather the storm. Berankis got on top of him and it was on his racquet from that point on.

Yeah. Berankis has a lot more pop despite being a couple inches shorter. With that being said, I think Don could definitely turn up the pace if he wanted. It seems he is only content to roll the ball in most of the time, though.

MrExpos
02-09-2011, 10:10 PM
Mugmatch of the year

marquez
02-09-2011, 10:12 PM
:cuckoo: match

Filo V.
02-09-2011, 10:14 PM
Yeah. Berankis has a lot more pop despite being a couple inches shorter. With that being said, I think Don could definitely turn up the pace if he wanted. It seems he is only content to roll the ball in most of the time, though.

He's got a wonky forehand. He has great timing but little core/lower body strength, at least from appearance. So, he can't generate power from his core without overhitting and missing, from what I've seen, and he has no confidence obviously. Most of his power comes from timing the ball and directing pace, which is hard to keep up for extended periods. He would be a better player if he moved like players somewhat similar in style to him like Nieminen or Hewitt but he's not that great a mover, either.

Don doesn't have one thing in his game that he can hang his hat on and define as his strength, and that's his biggest weakness, even more than his mental side.

marquez
02-09-2011, 10:17 PM
that df at *5-3 30-30 was very typical for the don

Ad Wim
02-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Great win, Ricardas!

Keyser Soze
02-09-2011, 10:34 PM
What you really saw in this match is that there really wasn't a talent difference, but rather a difference in mental toughness and shot selection.


Good point.

Berankis played some great shots in this match and dominated most of the rallies. Anyway, he made some silly mistakes with the backhand at the net, and also on serve return.

Young also showed some good tennis, especially in the end of the second set, but he simply lost it after that DF at 5-3 30-30...

Tom Paulman
02-09-2011, 10:46 PM
Raonic will destroy him.

Geo
02-09-2011, 10:53 PM
Aw shame that Young choked at 5-3 30-0, though Berankis kinda choked at 4-2 in the second set :lol: Hopefully this loss won't set Young back even more...

good fight back from Berankis :yeah:

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-09-2011, 11:38 PM
God i cant stand Berankis, he's like a soldier so robotic and so overrated. Don is the better player and mucked it up. This was his!. Hate it when the better tennis player loses. Terrible result and bad for the game. Imagine if D.Young played to his potential on a consistent basis.

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Raonic will destroy him.

Agreed, no chance vs Milos.

hotdog
02-09-2011, 11:42 PM
Oh the forum nutter turns up right on cue. Why can't you just admit that the better player won?

Nobody86
02-09-2011, 11:48 PM
Don is the better player

please :rolleyes:

oranges
02-10-2011, 12:27 AM
FM on fire upon return, intent on keeping that ACC crown and not let SdG take over. It's been like a slam final between these two lately.

bleu_cheese
02-10-2011, 12:51 AM
FM on fire upon return, intent on keeping that ACC crown and not let SdG take over. It's been like a slam final between these two lately.

A clown era, the depth these days is staggering!

I don't know...the bits and pieces I saw of this match were less than impressive from Berankis. The next round will be telling.

out_here_grindin
02-10-2011, 01:24 AM
I'm dissapointed that Don could not win this. He fought but still wasn't enough

*Jean*
02-10-2011, 05:09 AM
Ricardas :yeah:

DanaKz
02-10-2011, 05:44 AM
What a chokefest it was.

Feel really really bad for Don, he is definetely huge talent. It's a shame he can't grow up! :( Forever Young forever kid.

But I happy Berankis won!

Tipster13
02-10-2011, 07:54 AM
God i cant stand Berankis, he's like a soldier so robotic and so overrated. Don is the better player and mucked it up. This was his!. Hate it when the better tennis player loses. Terrible result and bad for the game. Imagine if D.Young played to his potential on a consistent basis.

YOU ARE SO STUPID PSEUDO TENNIS EXPERT :lol: :lol: Better player lost ? DID you see match until Berankis led 6-4, *4-3 ? :lol: Berankis is 10 times better than him, although Young and started to show not bad results ( wins against Farah, Kindlman, van der Merwe) but and this Donald Young is nothing with his footwork on court comparing with Berankis. He just stupid choked but to do come back like this was - can do only very strong players. And this match was clear, no fix, so this comeback was EXCELLENT.

TMJordan
02-10-2011, 08:03 AM
Way to gut this one out Berankis.

Machiavelli
02-10-2011, 08:11 AM
Young has no real weapons except grinding and hitting fh passing shots, horrible serve, piss poor bh, he can't generate own pace, can't hit a winner to save his life, wannabe little Nadal.....

Berankis has tons more talent, but his in-play decisions are sometime so dumb, he goes to Youngs fh all the time, although Youngs bh is way worse, when he has easy put aways that bounce high close to the net he goes cross court with his bh every single time giving Young a slim chance to somehow hit a fh winner. Has the kid ever heard of a bh down the line? Or a slice, chip or dropshot in such situations. Young passed him like 5 or 6 times this way. He tries to dropshot, but mostly at the wrong time, and his height could be a major issue, he misses those couple cm badly, but he is an exciting player to watch...

SelvenluvJo
02-10-2011, 01:38 PM
Rica :worship:

gindyo
02-10-2011, 02:25 PM
Typical high end juniors' match. They couldn't hold serve if their live depended on it. Raonic, please show that kid Berankis how men's tennis is played.

KeiNishikoriCro
02-10-2011, 04:38 PM
berankis yesterday good performance but young haved some mental case if you ask me..

Fire__
02-10-2011, 06:03 PM
God i cant stand Berankis, he's like a soldier so robotic and so overrated. Don is the better player and mucked it up. This was his!. Hate it when the better tennis player loses. Terrible result and bad for the game. Imagine if D.Young played to his potential on a consistent basis.


Now i'm 100% sure - Yes, sir, YOU are a MORON.