Daniel Yoo?

jun

Semi-Pro
Has anyone seen how Daniel Yoo play?

I met him when he was 12~13 at NBTA. He was skinny and was short for his age. He seemed to have an a bit of attitude.

It seems like has grown quite a bit, but still skinny. I guess he's going to turn pro soon. You think he's got a shot?
 

Poot

New User
Yeah, I hit with him one time, he's really quick, pretty heavy lefty strokes, solid overall game. As far as turning pro, I don't know although I guess his game is similar to Wayne Odesnik's who is ranked around 400 now so maybe he'll do pretty well. He's qualified for some futures and has i believe earned a point, so if the USTA throws major WCs his way now that he's got a green card(they will, guaranteed), he should be able to have a shot at making it. He's way better than Brendan Evans at least.
 

Poot

New User
He's (at this time at least) all hype. If you check the results, he has yet to actually EARN an ATP point, and he has gotten enough WCs to get him to 800? or so. Eventually with this many WCs, he will almost have to become a decent player, but USTA is being swayed by IMG's money in this case. Brendan getting a WC into Scottsdale is ridiculous, he got more points for that than a lot of guys get for grinding it out over several months. Of course, you may note that Roddick never earned a point in the Futures either, he was moved up to Challengers by USTA and eventually turned out quite well, so you never know.
 
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