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An interesting first-rounder!
A good draw for both players, as neither player would have been expected to make it past the first round at the US Open this year.
We all know the 16 year old prodigy Donald Young, Galimberti is an unheralded 28 year old Italian, currently the number 236 in the entry ranks.
Will Young win his first ATP match, or will Galimberti progress to the second round? What do you reckon?
 

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Re: Donald Young vs. Giorogio Galimberti, who will win?

delsa said:
Isn't it Giorgio Galimberti?
lol! Must be some Freudian thing, wanting to type about Federer all the time on this forum! I'll edit it! :)
 

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Giorgio Galimberti :yeah:
 

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Galimberti will have to be absolutely hopeless for Donald to win.

Young has yet to win a set and to expect him to win a match is a huge step up from his current level.

Sorry Donald but you'll have to wait for that first victory.
 

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Young will lose, in straight sets, hopefully. He didn't deserve a wild card into the event. If he had to qualify he would have ended up losing in the first qualifying round.
 

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A hard-fought first set went to Galimberti in a tie-break. Optimists can say that this was the first time Young managed a tie-break at ATP level.
It will be interesting to see how well the youngster can bounce back from this minor blow.
 

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Maime said:
He didn't deserve a wild card into the event. If he had to qualify he would have ended up losing in the first qualifying round.
While I think Young is too young to be here...he did in fact...earn...his WC by winning the 18s tournament. Even though he lost the first set, he did well to get his break back and
fought for a tb.
 

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Purple Rainbow said:
A hard-fought first set went to Galimberti in a tie-break. Optimists can say that this was the first time Young managed a tie-break at ATP level.
it was even the 2nd tiebreak he reached! :p
 

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He won a game in this second set! Well done Donald! He proves that he definitely deserved the Wild card even if he still seems a little "young"
 

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Wildcards are not about "deserving". I repeat, wildcards are not about "deserving".

Regardless, Donald won his and people need to cut him some slack. It's a shame he's being pushed so hard when he's not physically ready, but I don't think one can doubt there is a lot of talent there.
 

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If Donald's management agency want him to earn them big money in the future they are going to have to rethink this strategy.

His record is 0-6 about to be 0-7. He has yet to win a set. He is simply uncompetitive at main tour level against even some of the most out of form players.

At this rate he might be 0-15 or 0-20 in a year's time.

The last thing he needs right now is more attention, more freak show matches.
 

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By the way, the final score 6-7 1-6 2-6

Donald fought quite hard. He broke a few times. But his first serve is about the same level as a weak 2nd serve.
 
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