MensTennisForums.com - Reply to Topic
Thread: Donald Young Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-01-2012 09:22 PM
bearitone315
Re: Donald Young

Quote:
Originally Posted by bearitone315 View Post
Next week (Knoxville) is apparently DY's season-ending event.
Correction: He seems to have withdrawn from Knoxville. Season over.
11-01-2012 05:05 PM
bearitone315
Re: Donald Young

Next week (Knoxville) is apparently DY's season-ending event. If he loses in the first round (quite likely), he will end 2012 ranked in the 190-195 range. Will he stage a comeback in 2013?

In 2012, DY tried to break Spadea's record 21-match ATP losing streak but fell just short. Now he can try for a long Challenger losing streak. It stands at 3 now:

1. Winnetka SF (6/11) - lost to Reynolds
2. Aptos R1 (7/11) - lost to Bogdanovich
3. Charlottesville R1 (10/12) - lost to Lammer

At any rate, I think Challengers will be tough sledding for him, and he will never make it back to the ATP level. He may be out of the game within 2 years.
10-30-2012 04:56 AM
Pistol Pete Fan
Re: Donald Young

This is Donald. He is just as likely to get upset in the first round as he is to make the finals.
10-29-2012 10:29 PM
bearitone315
Re: Donald Young

Quote:
Originally Posted by J99 View Post
He has a good chance to at least make the final here.
I think you are being very optimistic. I would be surprised if he made the SF. We shall see.
10-29-2012 03:49 AM
Transcender
Re: Donald Young

He has a good chance to at least make the final here.
10-27-2012 11:42 PM
SapELee
Re: Donald Young

Charlottesville Challenger

http://tenniseastcoast.com/

10-17-2012 05:37 PM
Pistol Pete Fan
Re: Donald Young

Quote:
Originally Posted by bearitone315 View Post
Sadly, I agree with you. I'll still follow him, but I would not be surprised if he never gets back into the Top 100, much less be someone who is a title contender. I think it more likely that he quits the game within the next two years.

Well, Donald beats Fabio (I can't believe it's not butter!) Fognini 7-6(8), 6-3 in Vienna. I take back everything I said. Look out, Federer!

Seriously, a nice result for DY after a difficult year.

Rumor has it he is working with a new coach? That's the kind of change he is going to make if he is going to turn this thing around. If you look at his career, he has wins over players in the top 5 (Murray), 10 (Monfils), 20 (Warwinka, Melzer (ret.)), and 30 (Chela, Lopez). He can play at that level. The frustrating thing is that once he got there, he never figured out how to stay.
10-17-2012 02:38 PM
tae04
Re: Donald Young

Was surprised to see his name in Vienna. I don't think he's quite over yet as in getting back into the top 100. I think if he's relagated to challengers for half of next yr, he'll find his way back into the top 100. Alot easier for him to win 80-100 pts winning challengers.
10-15-2012 02:34 AM
bearitone315
Re: Donald Young

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pistol Pete Fan View Post
I think Donald's days as an ATP tour regular are over. He was handed a golden opportunity with his ranking giving him entry into a series of ATP events this year and basically pissed the opportunity away. Even though he's not that old, he's old in tennis years. He hasn't shown the goods to turn around his career in a major way. I would be happy to be proven wrong, but I don't see the ingredients for a career resurgence.
Sadly, I agree with you. I'll still follow him, but I would not be surprised if he never gets back into the Top 100, much less be someone who is a title contender. I think it more likely that he quits the game within the next two years.
10-14-2012 12:36 AM
Pistol Pete Fan
Re: Donald Young

He's already fallen to players both in the older rivals and young guns camp during his 2012 swoon. It is conceivable that any of these guys could knock Donald off.

I think Donald's days as an ATP tour regular are over. He was handed a golden opportunity with his ranking giving him entry into a series of ATP events this year and basically pissed the opportunity away. Even though he's not that old, he's old in tennis years. He hasn't shown the goods to turn around his career in a major way. I would be happy to be proven wrong, but I don't see the ingredients for a career resurgence.
10-10-2012 05:24 AM
bearitone315
Re: Donald Young

DY is entered in the Charlottesville Challenger, where he will encounter old rivals Sweeting, Levine, Russell, Reynolds, etc. He may also face off against young guns Johnson, Klahn, Sock, Williams, Sandgren, Kudla, and Kosakowski. It won't be easy either way.
10-06-2012 07:11 PM
bearitone315
Re: Donald Young

When the 70 points fall off in the 10/15/12 rankings, DY will be around 185. Then he has 35 more points to defend in 2012. If he can't defend, his year-end ranking will be around 210.

I think he has to play the 3 US Challengers at the end of this year. However, there's no guarantee he will do well at that level. Those Challenger players will not lack in confidence against DY. Not that there's any bragging rights in beating DY anymore.
10-06-2012 08:23 AM
Rob_C
Re: Donald Young

DYs battling right now. Just broke back, and then held to go up 2-1 in the 3rd. Would love to see him get another crack at Matosevic to see how things turn out now
10-06-2012 02:29 AM
SapELee
Re: Donald Young

Donald is in a very tough section of Shanghai Qualifying. He has Sergiy Stakhovsky and then alternate/Matosevic. Honestly, I have a hard time seeing him get through.
09-29-2012 01:17 PM
SapELee
Re: Donald Young

Well at least someone will get through
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome