Holy Crap! Donald Young Is Playing In An Adult Tourney At My Club!!

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  1. Andy Zarzuela

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    He is playing at an adult tournament at my local club! I CANNOT believe this! That is crazy!
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    is he advancing?
     
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  3. lacoster

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    That's exactly where he should be playing....He's not nearly ready to play with the pros.
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  4. iceman5151

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    lol, good maybe some small victories will boost his confidence for some real pro tennis
     
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  5. jackson vile

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    This can't be real, I thought he was better than that.


    Maybe should take up some college ball
     
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  6. doriancito

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    take pictures!
     
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  7. couch

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    No I just beat him 6-2, 6-4.
     
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  8. looseswing

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    Stop lying.







    The score was 6-3, 6-4
     
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  9. couch

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    Oh yeah, I forgot about the extra game I gave him so I could keep my 4.0 ranking safe.
     
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  10. Andy Zarzuela

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    That sounds strange.
     
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  12. arnz

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    He doesn't have any confidence right now after I bageled him a couple of sets last week:p
     
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  13. a guy

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    You must play at a pretty good club.
     
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  14. Paloheimo

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    "Adult tournament"

    Sounds interesting...
     
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    make sure you do!
     
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  16. arnz

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    You're a sicko:eek:
     
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  17. GRANITECHIEF

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    No prize money! Come on, even the Santa Barbara Open had prize money ($4K).

    http://tournaments.usta.com/tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=43284&E=1

    Why the heck would he be playing a tourney that isn't even a Sectional or Regional playoff? Shouldn't he be playing a future or qualifying for a challenger or something?

    Maybe he didn't make the cut of the pro level tourney and just wants a little match practice and the tourney is withing bike riding distance, since he failed his drivers ed course and can't take his driving test yet.

    If he doesn't win this tourney, then ........?
     
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  18. Jonas

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    I sure hope he wins the tournament or this board is going to go into meltdown mode.
     
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  19. andfor

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    Pull out?????
     
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  20. safinlives

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    haha some kid i beat has to play him first round in dubs...lucky...
     
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  21. Chadwixx

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    Usually the tournament director will give spots against famous players to sponsers or popular members.
     
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  22. Andy Zarzuela

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    Who is the kid you beat? I am friends with both of those guys.
     
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  23. Paloheimo

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    Thanks mate

    Just kidding. I just thought that it's a bit weird to underline that it's an adult tournament. Why isn't it an open tournament? If it says adult tournament, shouldn't it be forbidden from juniors to sign in for competition?
     
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  24. goober

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    Are you sure it is not Donald Young's father? His name is Donald as well and he is a former college tennis player- the exact kind of person that would enter a USTA adult open tournament. I can't imagine Donald YOung Jr would gain anything from playing in this tourney.
     
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    Jekyll Island is great. I have played there and enjoyed the nice clay courts and the nearby golf course.

    Goober, you are probably right. I hope it is his dad.
     
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  26. Rob_C

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    It is an Open tournament, and that's exactly why juniors can compete in it, because it's open to all levels.
     
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    Unlike Cilic who got to his first QF in Gstaad today :-D
     
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  28. safinlives

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    "Who is the kid you beat? I am friends with both of those guys."

    flanders. got a big western grip
     
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  30. LN_Dad

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    He's just looking for a confidence booster. There's nobody in this draw who can take him so he should win easily. Boys ITF draws are a lot tougher than this one.
     
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  31. mctennis

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    If he is a pro he should not be allowed to play in a "club tournament". IMHO
     
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  32. LN_Dad

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    I saw his dad on tv and he's not close to being in shape to play in an Open tournament. If it was Sr, his seeding wouldn't be #1.
     
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  33. LN_Dad

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    This is an open tournament not a club tournament. Club tournaments are only for members.
     
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  34. goober

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    Well Donald Jr is going to face 4.5-6.0 level players in a small open level tourney. Somebody who is playing ATP events should not play this. I mean seriously he would get more out of playing some local D1 college players.
     
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  35. ACE of Hearts

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    I am sure the kid is looking for some attention.Hey look at me, i am Donald Young.:rolleyes: Plz, i would put up some cash that this guy will never win a GS in his career.
     
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  36. LN_Dad

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    He's a kid. He should be allowed to do wacky things and enjoy himself once in a while. I wouldn't mind being blown off the court by him. How often do you get to face the top junior in the world?
     
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  37. atatu

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    I agree, who cares ? Maybe he's doing a favor for the tournament director or the owner of the club. At any rate, I'm surprised there are so many negative comments about this kid.
     
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  38. goober

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    I suppose- if you consider bageling club players enjoyable.

    Do something wacky as a teenager would be like entering a 3v3 basketball tournament like Scoville Jenkins did (and winning it I might add), starting a band or trying some Xtreme games sport. Beating players that are 3-4 levels below you at a sport you are a pro is not wacky andI can't imagine enjoyable.
     
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    I agree too. Although it sounds bit strange to me, we don't know his reasons. He may have good reasons, and he's still very young.

    One thing is for sure: hype doesn't help him.
     
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  40. Volly master

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    doesnt help that he has lost only 4 games to get to the final :p

    yeahh..a despirate confidence booster..
     
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  41. Shabazza

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    He isn't the top junior, but who cares...
     
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  42. LN_Dad

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    He was last year and would still be this year if he played more junior ITF tourneys instead of ATP and futures.
     
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  43. Shabazza

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    Yeah sure, that's why he does so well on the junior's tour and beat everyone. No wait, he doesn't! I mean other juniors do win futures, do well in challengers (in which Young didn't even wants to play) and are even winning on ATP level, but sure he is the best junior, all right!
    This hype is, what took him back at least 1-2 years on his way to become a good pro, imo!
     
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  44. KBalla08

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    maybe hes on vacation or sumthin and wanted some practice...? lol idk but hes in the final tomorrow, and hes breezed through, i bet he'll win
     
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  45. LN_Dad

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    I never claimed he belongs at the ATP level. You're the one splitting hair over whether he's the number 1 junior or not. I say he is.:p
     
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  46. brucie

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    Out of interest what level of players play in this tourney?
     
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  47. goober

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    It's a small open tourney not even enough players to fill out a 32 person draw. Around here small open tourneys have 4.5-6.0 level players with most of the players in the 5.0-5.5 range. I am not sure about these specific players though.

    Well young got to the finals pretty easily. One person did get 3 games off of him ina set. Looks like he is playing a guy named Eric Burke in the finals. A quick search shows that Eric Burke plays #6 singles on Division 2 Benedict College.
     
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  48. TennisProPaul

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    semis, as there are 2 halves of the draw, look closer

    http://southern.tournaments.usta.com/tournaments/draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=40211&E=1
     
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  49. goober

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  50. Shabazza

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    I say he was. :p
     
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