Donald Young falling back in ranking!

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  1. Harry_Wild

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  2. LittleTinGoddess

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    Wait .... What? My Tennis magazines were telling me 5 years ago that he was the chosen one who would bring balance to the ATP by putting an American back up in the rankings.

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  3. Harry_Wild

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    Donald Young lost in the final round of the qualifiers!

    2013 Australian Qualifying 3rd round

    Donald Young (USA) 4 6 3
    Jamie Baker (GBR) 6 1 6
     
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    I saw that. Really wish he would have won...
     
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    Well done to Jamie Baker :)
     
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  6. SwankPeRFection

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    Maybe homeboy should adjust his attitude and he'd get further along.

    Saw him act a fool one time in a place he was having lunch... pretty much made me not want to approach him and wish him good luck in the next round of the Challenger he was playing in. No worries, he got his ass handed to him the next round anyway. lol
     
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    mucho lol!!!! :)

    "maybe misread the prophesy was"

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    This is what happens when you don't get a good coach and you surround yourself with yes-men. I read somewhere that this kid sometimes had an entourage that was like twice the size of the top 5. I'll never forget when John McEnroe said, "somebody should write a book about Donald Young called How NOT to raise a tennis player."
     
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    According to the live rankings site he falls to #199 after the Australian Open qualification loss.
     
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  10. Onehandedbackhand

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    He can fall back a ton this year too if he doesn't improve. He made every main draw last year, or at least the majority. If he loses most of his qualifiers, he can keep falling back.
     
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  11. SwankPeRFection

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    Remember though... it's not his fault, the USTA just keeps screwing him over. ;)
     
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  12. Onehandedbackhand

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    Yeah...they cut his entourage down to 25 people.
     
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  13. dominikk1985

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    yes. the times of him being the young prince is over. he always wanted to be treated like a top prospect getting free WCs, money and so on.

    this is over now. he is not all that young anymore and only like the 10th best american player. he is a normal tennis pro know, he needs to drop his ego and work his butt off.

    It's not too late as in today's tennis some players are hitting their prime in their mid to late 20s but he has to hurry up and stop thinking he is entitled to anything.
     
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  14. Cormorant

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    It was just last June that he beat the Wimbledon champion in the UK, and on grass no less. So all he need do is branch into doubles a little bit more, so that he can compensate for those stretches where the singles game just isn't clicking. And when he returns to challenging the likes of Wawrinka and Murray again, he can be a double threat. He should take success where he can get it, and get back to pushing as hard as he was in 2011 if, as it seems, he's become lackadaisacal in his work ethic recently.
     
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  15. Rob_C

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    The only places he could possibly lose pts would be the Masters Series and the Slams. And those would be 10 pts for a 1st rd loss. Regular ATP tourneys give zero pts for a 1st rd loss. So, he has a possible 100 pts he could lose from not 'defending' those pts, not much at all.
     
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  16. Monsieur_DeLarge

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    100 points might not be much if you're Federer or Djokovic, but they mean a lot to someone ranked #190. He only has 261 points altogether, so that's nearly 40% of his total that he might automatically lose if he's not even eligible for the qualifying. Subtract 100 and he falls to #286.


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    MDL
     
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