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eric draven
12-21-2011, 09:47 AM
I've never been a huge fan of his, largely because of the sense of entitlement he seemed to have since hitting the tour. He also didn't seem to work as hard as he could have until recently. That aside, do you think he's topped out hitting 38 in the world or is he going to improve?

Power Player
12-21-2011, 09:58 AM
I'd like to see him get stronger mentally and move up to the top 25. It could happen because he covers the court so well. He needs to play more like Murray and keep grinding out with that super heavy spin he uses. I can imagine it would be tiring as hell to face a guy who can move like him and keeps firing back with heavy spin that you have to time out perfectly over and over.

To do this he needs to get his serve better, and he needs to commit to not going for his attack shot until he really has an opening.

eric draven
12-21-2011, 10:01 AM
I'd like to see him get stronger mentally and move up to the top 25. It could happen because he covers the court so well. He needs to play more like Murray and keep grinding out with that super heavy spin he uses. I can imagine it would be tiring as hell to face a guy who can move like him and keeps firing back with heavy spin that you have to time out perfectly over and over.

To do this he needs to get his serve better, and he needs to commit to not going for his attack shot until he really has an opening.

I agree, especially in regards to his shot selection. He seems to pull the trigger too often during points but showed better strategy towards the end of the year last year.

Think you're right about the serve too. As a lefty he doesn't seem to capitalize on it as much as he should.

sureshs
12-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Calendar Slam

Doubles
12-21-2011, 10:22 AM
Quarters at the Aussie and at the Open.

DRII
12-21-2011, 10:29 AM
I think he's done pretty well with his serve. Of course he can improve it but it's pretty effective.

Hopefully top 25 next year...

BrooklynNY
12-21-2011, 10:32 AM
Golden Calender Slam

tennis_pro
12-21-2011, 10:53 AM
Golden CYGS + WTF, no losses

expectations have never been higher for poor Donald

Tammo
12-21-2011, 11:02 AM
3rd round at AO taking out a top 16 player.
1st round at RG loses in 5 sets
Wimbledon 2nd round losing in 4
Cincy makes the quarters
USO makes 4th round taking out Simon in 5

Final year end ranking #24

BeHappy
12-21-2011, 11:22 AM
semi final of the USO

gramdacious
12-21-2011, 11:22 AM
I expect him to throw a tantrum or two

heftylefty
12-21-2011, 11:26 AM
I expect Young will have a lot more fun doing his job than most people.

zcarzach
12-21-2011, 11:27 AM
A true shocker: he learns to wear a cap properly!

gregor.b
12-21-2011, 11:27 AM
I've never been a huge fan of his, largely because of the sense of entitlement he seemed to have since hitting the tour. He also didn't seem to work as hard as he could have until recently. That aside, do you think he's topped out hitting 38 in the world or is he going to improve?

I think this kid is on the up and up. He seems to have pulled his head out of his *ss and started to realise he isn't a superstar to whom other pro's should bow. If he keeps his newly level head he will go top 20 or maybe even 15. Don't forget,he IS a lefty.
Edit: Sorry,not in 1 year. Maybe career. In 2012,top 30 maybe 25.

eric draven
12-21-2011, 11:33 AM
I think this kid is on the up and up. He seems to have pulled his head out of his *ss and started to realise he isn't a superstar to whom other pro's should bow. If he keeps his newly level head he will go top 20 or maybe even 15. Don't forget,he IS a lefty.
Edit: Sorry,not in 1 year. Maybe career. In 2012,top 30 maybe 25.

Seems like most agree he's potential top 25 material but no one seems to think that he's going to make top ten.