Originally Posted by Fumus
Did Andy play futures and stuff? I thought he just went straight from Juniors to pros...and was winning tournements and beating big names and such.
He played some challengers and did well. He was lucky that there was a lot of attention surrounding him, like Young has, so he got a lot of wildcards in early 2001. He happened to do well at a few tourneys, and got his ranking up high enough pretty quickly. He also wasn't 16 when he started.
Here's his 2000 Activity: http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/...=R485&x=11&y=1
And 2001 activity: http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/...r=R485&x=4&y=6