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Rhino 07-09-2012 06:46 PM

Donald Young's amazing streak
 
DY lost to an impressive 17 opponents in a row:

John Isner (Memphis)
Ryan Sweeting (Delray Beach)
Steve Darcis (Indian Wells)
David Goffin (Miami)
Benoit Paire (Casablanca)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (Monte Carlo)
Viktor Troicki (Madrid)
Gilles Simon (Rome)
Thomaz Bellucci (Nice)
Grigor Dimitrov (Roland Garros)
Jamie Baker (Eastbourne)
Mikhail Youzhny (Wimbledon)
Michael Russell (Newport)
Steve Johnson (Atlanta)
Andreas Seppi (Olympics)
Jeremy Chardy (Toronto)
Jesse Levine (Cincinnati)

Streak broken vs Leonardo Mayer (Winston Salem)

dudeski 07-09-2012 06:57 PM

Yeah I will root for Don too! Jonny Mac knew he was something special ever since he was 14. He always knows what he is talking anout just like when he says Nadal is the best volleyer. Jonny Mac is the man!

Devilito 07-09-2012 07:20 PM

those are a string of rough 1st round matches

Timbo's hopeless slice 07-09-2012 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by dudeski (Post 6714401)
Yeah I will root for Don too! Jonny Mac knew he was something special ever since he was 14. He always knows what he is talking anout just like when he says Nadal is the best volleyer. Jonny Mac is the man!

you, on the other hand, are so much more informed about the arcane world of professional tennis...

Sid_Vicious 07-09-2012 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dudeski (Post 6714401)
Yeah I will root for Don too! Jonny Mac knew he was something special ever since he was 14. He always knows what he is talking anout just like when he says Nadal is the best volleyer. Jonny Mac is the man!

Mcenroe does say some stupid stuff, especially these days. However, you have to give the guy credit for some of his impressive predications. Mcenroe started the comparisons with Sampras right after Federer won his first slam. Looking back, it was pretty impressive.

Also, Mcenroe said earlier this year that the top 4 should not underestimate Isner. Within the next month, Isner beat Federer and Djokovic. I bet his ego swelled up after that. :)

Mustard 07-09-2012 07:38 PM

Do you guys think Spadea's record is under threat?

kishnabe 07-09-2012 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 6714491)
Do you guys think Spadea's record is under threat?

I bet Spadea would come out of retirement just to lose to him!

JeMar 07-09-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Devilito (Post 6714456)
those are a string of rough 1st round matches

Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too. Those are all pretty high quality players. I'm surprised that DY has drawn so many decent players in a row with his schedule.

Magnetite 07-09-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6714538)
I bet Spadea would come out of retirement just to lose to him!

Lol.

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Rhino 07-09-2012 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Devilito (Post 6714456)
those are a string of rough 1st round matches

Yes and no. I mean, he should've beaten Russell today, he won the first set 6-1. And Jamie Baker, ranked outside the world's top 200. DY was inside the top 50 for most of this streak, he should've had three or four wins here at least.

purge 07-09-2012 11:55 PM

still from the looks of it he hasnt exactly been lucky drawing his first round matches the way he did.

putting it all aside tho ever since he won a few rounds at the USO hes been spectacularly off-color. i mean i dont follow him but whenever ive seen something from him since hes been ludicrously bad. its obviously a mental thing and he doesnt seem to be any close to overcoming it atm

jakemcclain32 07-09-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by purge (Post 6715031)
still from the looks of it he hasnt exactly been lucky drawing his first round matches the way he did.

putting it all aside tho ever since he won a few rounds at the USO hes been spectacularly off-color. i mean i dont follow him but whenever ive seen something from him since hes been ludicrously bad. its obviously a mental thing and he doesnt seem to be any close to overcoming it atm

It's some mental, but the biggest problem he has is that he gets too egotistical.

Cruises in one set, whether it's the first or second. Just attacks with a fervor. He wins it, gets pumped up, and then inexplicably goes into "oh please don't lose" push mode and...loses. Loses badly too. The rare times he doesn't do that, he misses a big point, double faults a break point, and completely falls apart.

Plus his weak assed second serves, and his short balls, shows that he doesn't spend time on the court.

The Bawss 07-10-2012 12:19 AM

Someone is gonna have to explain to me how Rosol is out of the top 100 and this joker is #57.

jakemcclain32 07-10-2012 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by The Bawss (Post 6715058)
Someone is gonna have to explain to me how Rosol is out of the top 100 and this joker is #57.

Rosol hasn't had the greatest of years, despite the once in a lifetime win at Wimby. He's lost some points, and since hitting 65, it's been downhill.

DY's is simply his summer run when he was playing out of this world with an actual coach and structure, not ridiculous parents, a lazy work ethic, and 16 year old hitting partners.

NLBwell 07-10-2012 01:52 AM

For a while it looked like he had figured some things out. Sad to see him go backwards.

syke 07-10-2012 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6714538)
I bet Spadea would come out of retirement just to lose to him!

Lmao.............

zagor 07-10-2012 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Sid_Vicious (Post 6714485)
Mcenroe does say some stupid stuff, especially these days. However, you have to give the guy credit for some of his impressive predications. Mcenroe started the comparisons with Sampras right after Federer won his first slam. Looking back, it was pretty impressive.

Oh I remember, funny thing is at the time Courier said there will never be another Sampras but as years went by and Fed started dominating Jim become one of the former pros who praised Fed the most.

One of the other pros who praised Fed so much relatively early (although Fed was already a 2 time slam winner and #1 by then) was Goran, here's the interview if you're interested:

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=18233

Q. The single toughest player that you faced over your career and the toughest stroke that you've had to deal with?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: Maybe toughest player I ever play is Pete, you know, because is guy that gives you only one, two chances per match, and if you don't take those chances, you finish. Usually with all these guys, I play lot of matches, but usually you get more chances. With him, two, three if he's generous, you know. I think with him it was the toughest for me to play. You know, he beat me twice here in Wimbledon. But also Andre is a guy that was very tough to play. Becker, another guy. His serve was unbelievable. But I still think that Federer is the biggest talent from all the players I ever play in my career. I don't know if he's going to win so many Grand Slams like Pete, but definitely he's the most talented player I ever play.

Q. Does he have a greater range of talents than Pete? How would you explain?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: Some things he does better than Pete. I mean, on the court he's like magician. Pete was destroying. Pete was serving. Nobody talked ever about Pete's serve. They were only talking about my serve. But when you play Pete, you couldn't touch his serve, you know. Even when you returned, then he hits forehand winner and the point is finish. But Federer, the way he plays, he's back, he comes in. When you look him, you think tennis is very easy sport, but it's not.


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Originally Posted by Sid_Vicious (Post 6714485)
Also, Mcenroe said earlier this year that the top 4 should not underestimate Isner. Within the next month, Isner beat Federer and Djokovic. I bet his ego swelled up after that. :)

True, another poster here (Fedex) made a similar prediction.

6-1 6-3 6-0 07-10-2012 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by JeMar (Post 6714550)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too. Those are all pretty high quality players. I'm surprised that DY has drawn so many decent players in a row with his schedule.

Could they be rigging the draw? :shock:

forthegame 07-10-2012 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by The Bawss (Post 6715058)
Someone is gonna have to explain to me how Rosol is out of the top 100 and this joker is #57.

Simple really. Ranking depends on points. Cannot believe you're using Rosol as the basis of your comparison just because he beat Nadal..

The_Question 07-10-2012 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Rhino (Post 6714371)
Good luck Don, I'll be rooting for you.

To lose?? And continue the streak??


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