Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by johnny ballgame, Mar 8, 2008.
I believe his next match is against Rafael Nadal. Oh well . . . maybe next year
Goooo Donald! Great win!
It really isn't fair to dismiss players who are under aged 22, because history has shown us that there is no set formula. No one knows what the future holds, but to be so dismissive is ludicrous.
And that is.........TheTruth.
yeah ! go figure, he actually won a match ? who would have predicted this !!!
joking of course.
See his interview here:
DY edges up to #77 in the world after some nice wins in Indian Wells.
The US now has 4 guys in the top 50 (Fish and Querrey broke though) and 8 guys in the top 100. Not bad.
Who the heck is Bobby Reynolds?
I bet Don still somehow sneaks into Miami as a lucky loser, they always find a way to help this guy through.
He's been around for awhile. Played college tennis at Vandy. Lives in Atlanta. At one point he was Ginepri's roommate, not sure now.
Reynolds is about on the same level with Delic. I'm pretty sure they played college tennis at the same time, and turned pro at about the same time. Reynolds was the #1 player in college his last year, his jr yr, then he turned pro.
He's qualied for the Aussie in '05 and made it to the 3rd rd, beating Almagro and Pavel to get there.
Not that I am a big fan of this kid, but those who discount him on his current ranking need to wake up!!!! I mean he is about 4 months from turning 19 and even the up and coming Djokovic was ranked about 81-70 at the exact same age Donald is now.
I will concede that Djokovic within that same year cracked the top 20, and I don't really see Donald Young doing that this year. But to say that he's over-hyped etc. should get based on something besides his ranking. The way I see it, so far so good. You could argue he has less talent than other players, but compared to many other great players at the same age he is doing fine (ranking-wise). Anyway, I got bored. Here's the top ten ATP player's rankings when they were Donald's age.
At Donald's age:
1.Federer was ranked around 50
2.Nadal was ranked around 48
3.Djokovich was ranked around 70
4.Davydenko was ranked around 607
5.Ferrer was ranked around 406
6.Roddick was ranked around 69
7.Nalbandian was ranked around 367
8.Gasquet was ranked around 140
9.Blake was not ranked (college?)
10.Berdych was ranked around 74
(Some others in no particular order)
Sampras was ranked around 18
Agassi was ranked around 3
Courier was ranked around 40
Lendl was ranked around 74
Wilander was ranked around 7
Edberg was ranked around 26
Becker was ranked around 3
McEnroe was ranked around 21
Hewitt was ranked around 25
What gets me is how posters can say whatever they want about players. Totally dog them about, but if you talk about someone they like you automatically become a basher. I would never accuse someone of being a basher because they don't like Nadal, because common sense tells me I bash too! Or maybe I am too logical!
Thanks, chlsmo, good work
great post chlsmo ^^^
I still think Young is a punk.
Big fella, you have a lot of anger and bitterness in your life, don't you. I haven't really read any of your posts in about a year but checked in today and, sadly, nothing has changed. Pithy sarcasm, racist postings, and melancholy boorish wit will not make a little man happy. Rather than showing repressed "man love" for Nadal why don't you take a few weeks off and get outside, lol.
I think with the rise of Ryan Harrison, maybe it will take some pressure off of DY, which he could use. Will be interested to see how Harrison stacks up in the first round.
Also DY should be able to make a nice run in Houston.
It's a good achievement for Harrison to come thru qualies to earn his 1st ATP main draw appearance, but to be honest, it was a very weak draw.
It was only a 16 draw, with a couple of byes, and 4 WCs because not enough ranked players bothered to show up.
Philip King was a decent win I guess, Philip isn't doing that well right now, but the guy he beat in the last rd of qualies, Rechel, is ranked 1009, and is like 37 years old.
The bottom three seeds in the qualies would have trouble getting DA into a Futures main draw. The qualies for the Tallahassee Challenger is way deeper, it should be the other way around.
I wouldn't exactly call it a rise just yet. There are still guys he needs to overtake like McClune, Sweeting etc etc. The pressure is off DY, he's been getting wins, his ranking is top 80, and it's only going to go up.
I'm anticipating DY getting to face Fish in the qtrs.
I saw Donald practicing in Houston, first time I've seen him in person. His strokes are very elegant, especially the backhand. I'd like to see him really go after the forehand more though.
I'll be curious to see how he does in this tournament. IT appears he's already done well beating a veteran claycourter, although Vicente is clearly on the downside of his career.
Young has another winnable match coming up. Another good move in the rankings may be forthcoming.
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