Predictions: Donald Young vs. Ginepri at SJ

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  1. atatu

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    Any predictions on this match in San Jose ? You would think Ginepri would be able to overpower Young pretty easily, but I could see him coming unglued due to the pressure. No Minnie Driver jokes, please.
     
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  2. @wright

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    I think Young has a shot if he keeps his nerves under control - and as long as Ginepri doesn't listen to too much Eminem or DMX before the match...
     
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    Ginepri due to his greater experience, though DY probably has the tools to get the job done.
     
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  4. Nosoupforyou

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    Ginepri cuz he is so much more experienced, maybe like 6-3, 6-4
     
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    Probably Ginepri, but I would like to see Young win.
     
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  6. VashTheStampede

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    Ginepri. That would be just outright embarrassing for him to lose to a 15 year old. He gets down on himself way too much though.
     
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    Young

    There was a very nice article in today's paper...I think it was the Sac Bee or SF Chronicle...some CA paper...about Young and him winning the tourney in Austrailia. It also mentioned his growing up with tennis parents.
     
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  9. Lee

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    GO DONALD!! DY is ready to take down Robby. The FUTURE is here!
     
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  10. Ash Doyle

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    I predict Young will win no more the 4 games in this match. Ginepri easily wins this one.
     
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    Is everyone convinced that Donald Young will be a top 10 ATP player? I really don't know, but I think its too early to think anything. What weapons does he have? I mean i've never seen him play, I just want to know what he does so well.
     
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  12. aj_m2009

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    Really, what is so good about him? I myself don't know anything about him besides that he is 15. Could someone please tell us something?
     
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  13. court_zone

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    aj_m 2009, we almost have the same equipment, just change that racquet to TT Bandit and plan to get some tape added on, LOL. Donald Young was the youngest ever to win the AO Juniors. Saying that, Ginepri has a more mature game and more experience. Ginepri in straight sets.
     
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  14. aj_m2009

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    Actually, I used to use the TT Bandit OS but it came pre-strung. Wasn't DY supposed to get a wildcard into the main draw of L.A. because he won the easter bowl 18s last year?
     
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    I saw him hit last years Open. He was screwing around too much and his opponent took him apart. He was not concetrated and was watching crowds rather than playing.
    His serve looked very weak and no apparent weapons, but he is fast. That's about it.
     
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  16. VamosRafa

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    Obviosly Ginepri should win it, and should be motivated not to let the "next great American" beat him right now. Is Donald still 14, going on 15?

    Actually, just checked -- I guess he's 15 going on 16? Makes Nadal look like a veteran. *lol*

    So again, why should Donald have any hope of winning?

    Still, it's a good opp for Donald to show what he's got.
     
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  17. verdasco67

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    i think it will be something like 6-2 6-2 (ginepri's way)
     
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  18. VictorS.

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    I obviously haven't had a chance to see the kid play yet. But from the few highlights I've seen and things I've read written about him, he definitely seems to be a gifted player. John McEnroe was just raving about Young's feel for the game and his touch.

    Obviously, my biggest question is whether he can handle the power of the men's game. For example, can he consistently return a Roddick serve? Can he handle the power of Marat Safin's groundstrokes? In addition, is he going to be able to sustain his level of play throughout a 5 set match? You look at a guy like Hewitt, who is one of the smaller players on tour. Even he is a lot bigger than a Donald Young, strength-wise.
     
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  19. VamosRafa

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    The answer, Victor, is that he is 15 going on 16.

    He has time to grow and develop.

    Lots of guys develop the power game first, and then work on finesse.

    And we criticize them.

    And now we are doing the reverse, it seems.

    All guys develop their strengths first and work on their weaknesses later.

    Donald will do the same, I think, and likely be the better player for it.
     
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