Donald Young match at Nasdaq

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  1. tennissavy

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    Unfortunately, it does seem like Donald Young has started to play on the ATP tour before he is ready to compete at that level.
     
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  2. vive le beau jeu !

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    yes "they" should have prevented him from playing too early :
    maybe all these lost matches can let some painful traces... :?
    i don't hope so for him.
     
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  3. ACE of Hearts

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    Kid is not ready simple as that, hopefully gets 2 bagels and never gets a wildcard again!Until he starts working on his game and hopefully grows some:rolleyes:
     
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  4. WayneCM

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    he's gettin sum bad advice looks like it could b 6-0, 6-0. Thats not good 4 a developing player, his coach shouldn't allow that. He's talented but not yet blossomed..
     
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  5. tennisnj

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    How many ATP level matches until he reaches Spadea's consecutive loss record? Give him as many WCs as possible so he breaks the record.
     
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  6. Moose Malloy

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    tennisnj,
    just read that Zib is on a 17 match losing streak
     
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  7. Andres

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    Berlocq delivered a double bagel against Young...
    When is this guy going to STOP trying to compete at ATP level?
     
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    Point the finger of blame at his parents. They are apparently the ones who think their son is soooo talented that he has to play Tour level matches even though he still can't win a title at the Futures level. Sadly, his agent at IMG does not appear to be able to stand up to them and say no, so IMG will continue to give DY wildcards to the tournaments they own. I have to wonder if he will be a burned out failure by the time he is 21, if not sooner.
     
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    I dont wanna sound harsh, but his pops looks like an arrogant guy,Young needs to start thinking about his future and right now its not on the ATP.
     
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  10. Bogie

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    isnt it a 14 match losing streak? hes been pretty solid for the most part in challenger and satellite level matches but just cant find a way to step it up when it comes to tour level
     
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    Moose, thanks for the update! I'm going to keep my eye on Zib! BTW, I counted 17 as well (including 2 Davis Cup losses & the loss in Miami y'day), & not including his challenger results.
     
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    I have never heard of the guy who served Young a double bagel. And despite all the talk about his body not being ready, Donald must have played a pretty horrible match to get whitewashed in that manner.
     
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  13. superman1

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    6-0 6-0 means Donald needs to work a lot on that serve, and probably needs to play much more intelligently. He couldn't at least come in on a few serves, try something different? Hit a drop shot, go for a winner? Play defense and be super-consistent? And the guy he played probably would have lost 6-1 6-2 to a top player, so Donny has a lot of work to do. The good thing is it'll come fairly naturally with age as long as everyone eases the pressure off of him.
     
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    I wanna see Federer vs. Young.

    Maybe Federer will just win 48 straight points and take the match.
     
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  15. diegaa

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    yeap, this is it. nothing to add....:mrgreen:
     
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  16. superman1

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    Hard to imagine Federer losing a point to a kid that stays at the baseline and doesn't have any weapons. The only way he would lose a point is if he hit a winner and Lars Graf called it out.
     
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  17. tennisnj

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    And then Federer would use one of his challenges & contest the call!
     
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  18. serveitup911

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    ...and if Federer didn't even challenge it because he felt sorry for Donald.
     
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    LOL
     
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  20. Shabazza

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    Sad but true!
     
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    Young has to much of an ego. Hes never going to be successful on the ATP tour. Hes just a dreamer like so many people around his age.
     
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  22. gtec

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    He jumped ahead way too far, yes. Do you really have to put him down that much? I don't think so. Reality is barely setting in for him, he's only 16. What were we doing when we were 16? I bet it wasn't on the caliber that he's on. Things happen, I wouldn't expect the best from him yet. Even with the wrong decisions that are being made, I'm hoping he's smart enough to recognize the situation. That way he would know how to cope with losses, wins, his attitude, and basically grow.
     
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