The Donald

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by jaggy, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. stringertom

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    Thread bump...taking care of biz, up 5-3 on PCB.
     
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    About to serve to close it out in straights, 5 - 4 up...
     
  3. Fastpace Ace

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    Donald "trumped" his opponent today....(bah dum ching!)

    Great job!
     
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    Nice, efficient win...save the energy for the Chardy encounter in 2R.
     
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    Up a set and on serve in the second vs Chardy.
     
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    And DY wins going away, 4&2!

    Could be playing a fellow lefty in 3R...some guy with questionable whereabouts!
     
  7. Harry_Wild

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    The Donald is going to play Rafa in the 3rd Rd!

    Still I am a fan of both players; I staying neutral and just watch the match.

    Not sure if they have played recently but I think the have cross path before. I sure Rafa won the match(s) previously.
     
  8. stringertom

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    IW'08, Nadal in straight sets.
     
  9. Harry_Wild

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    Thank for the info!
     
  10. jaggy

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    Couldn't pick a better time to play him
     
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    Just watching this Don v Rafa match. If Young just had a little bit more belief he could prosper here. How many times has he broken Nadal already? Every time he breaks he can't consolidate his lead. He had more than enough chances to stay ahead and win the first set but he just chokes a tiny bit when the moment arrives.
    Nadal is not playing well at all. This is Don's best chance and all he has to do is be solid.
    Here he is again being broken back by Nadal in the second set. Young had game point, but moments later he double faults on a break point. Next thing you know Rafa is up 4-1. It makes me angry watching DY, he's just throwing it away.
     
  12. Harry_Wild

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    Yes, it is one of the things that separates the top 4 players from the rest of the field. Rafa just hung in there and let The Donald over play and miss hit the ball - especially on critical points. The Donald had everything speed, aggressiveness and shot placement against Rafa but just made too many errors at bad times in the games. Plus, Rafa can turn it up a level or two when he gets in trouble during the match and he just keeps fighting too!
     
  13. stringertom

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    Salutary thread bump...The Donald has advanced easily to 2R with Randy Lu retiring down 1-5 first set. Another shot at Murray awaits.
     
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    Went down a break, then immediatley rattled off 5 easy games on an apparently ailing Lu. Did Donald ask Lu, "You alright dawg?", when they shook hands?
     
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    tough loss for Young in the first round of Houston to Steve Johnson. both just missed being seeded.
     
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    Giving this thread a bump as he's finally playing again after a month. 1R against Dimitrov, should be interesting

    Lets go Donald
     
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    Clay is arguably his worst surface, imv
     
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    Oh, I'd like to see that. Is there a stream for that match?
     
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    The game is only scheduled for tomorow
     
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    I haven't seen a full OOP for Madrid. My bad.
     
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    Thread bump after the end of a sad Euroclay season for The Donald...0-3 without winning a set, including a retirement in Madrid. Hopefully, grass is kinder.:cry:

    Hopefully, OP will return to the forum...he is MIA since late March. Does anyone stay in contact with Jaggy???
     
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    Donald did not look good. Did not look fit or prepared to compete at a major event. Los of points to defend coming up shortly.
     
  23. stringertom

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    He's defending only one match win in three grass tourneys. His big push in '14 started in Washington at the end of July (SF) but he won only two matches the rest of the NA HC swing and only two more matches the rest of the year. That's not a huge tally before season's end to expand upon.
     
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    Same game, same strategy for the Don, but it worked to perfection today. Biggest win in his career? Congrats Donald. Well done.
     
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    Beats the Berdman, congrats.
     
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    Proud Duck, and rightfully so. Congrats, Donald! :)
     
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  27. Rob_C

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    I'd say that was against Murray at IW in '11. I think he has a shot against Gulbis as well, mostly b/c Gulbis is a bit of a headcase, with an unreliable forehand.
     
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    It was a great match on his part. No reason he can't beat Gulbis; consistency is the name of the game
     
  29. stringertom

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    Thread bump...great comeback from down two sets vs Simon! He had never won a set vs Gillou in five previous meetings.
     
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    He's playing strong (including his mental game).
     
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    A most excellent bump!
     
  32. stringertom

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    OP is back in the house. Will have to tag @jaggy!

    Plays Gulbis/Bedene winner in 2R.
     
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  33. Tcbtennis

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    Good for Donald. It's nice to see him turn around his career. I doubt that anyone expects him to be winning slams but I would like him to have a respectable career. He had his low points in his tennis life but he has shown growth in his game and in his maturity.
     
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  34. Underhand

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    I can see a Donald v Murray QF...
     
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    That would be cool. Donald has the talent to stay in Top 30.
     
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    His roller coaster career rivals his potential 2R opponent, The Ernests. Perhaps we should get @MichaelNadal, resident guru of roller coasters, to nickname their respective rides???
     
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    No need now. Gulbis has retired in the third.
     
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    That's Pro!
     
  40. Harry_Wild

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    I watch the match up till the beginning of the fourth set; which I kind thought that The Donald would now revert back to his usually conduct of basically being The Donald but he kept on marching and won the match in five sets against Simon which he never even took a set in all their meetings previous and is ranked eleven in the world. So if The Donald can win against Simon in five tough sets; the second round should be a cake walk for The Donald! The scores were something like 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4! Five sets match oh my!
     
  41. vive le beau jeu !

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    great comeback for donald... bravo ! :)
     
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    Young`s thread comes behind only to Federer, Djokovic and Nadal. Not to mention that 1/2 of the top 10 does not have their own thread here. Donald should start reaching more often Slam QF :)
     
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    What a great win, very well done
     
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    Never thought he'd pull through. I went away during the second set and watched again and it was the fifth!

    Now that Gulbis withdrew, I expect him to have a good shot at the second round too.
     
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    Donald Young to the 4R?
     
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    Did anyone watch the whole match? I want to know how they played. Simon has been in some bad form after his Grass season, so I didn't expect much from him, but to blow a 2 sets lead against Young? First time Young has done this. Pretty nice to do it in front of a home crowd though...
     
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    Green, two set, up 3/love in the 3rd. Ouch!
     
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    o_O Wonderful....
     
  49. Moose Malloy

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    stats are pretty crazy on this match, its hard to see how Simon lost. he won a higher % of 1st & 2nd serve pts, had more break points, won 9 more points, hit 4 more winners, and made 25 less unforced errors!
     
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    Donald isn't the caliber of player for whom you can just assume a result, one way or the other. I think he has an excellent chance in the second round, but there's a real chance he could lose, no matter if his opponent is ranked lower. That's the nature of DY-level players
    True, but it's always a matter of which points. And, tennis fans like myself can get distracted by point and game totals, when it's sets that matter. I'm wondering if a lot of Simon's stat advantage came in the sets he won. The match thereafter was pretty back and forth. DY was never really comfortably going to win.
     

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