Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by jaggy, Jul 13, 2011.
The Donald Plays Gilles Muller today, Newport RI
Well, at least Müller is playing.
I don't think I really understand Donald Young.
The Donald still did well! 90 points!
#57 - The Donald!
Actually #56 in the live rankings but PHM could nudge him down with a QF win in Gstaad.
Next tournament is Toronto, Canada starting on the 25th! First is against a dangerous player - The Dog(DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr)! I don't think The Donald has ever won against The Dog before! Should be interesting match.
Both are picking up their game right now.
Their h2h is tied 1-1, with DY winning their HC matchup in three at Delray'15 but losing the rematch on Nottingham grass four months later in straight sets.
Thread bump; @jaggy has lost his enthusiasm, despite The Donald winning a nailbiter of a match in his hometown! Krajicek must be devastated losing that TB and then the match, 6-3 6-7(10) 5-7 after 2 MPs in the TB and serving at 5-3 for the match in the third.
DY plays Smyczek in 2R for the 16th time with the h2h 8-7 despite losing the last four times.
The Donald will make Smee walk Spanish down the hall
Great impressed for the Don against Smyzcek. Donald made Tim run for miles. Initially, he was up to the task. Then, there was a ridiculously long point in the second set. Donald got the fitness advantage and managed to hold it for the rest of the second and the third set. Tim was never really able to recover. Donald changed his strategy in the second set and stopped coming forward and stayed back at the baseline.
After all of these years, Donald still has the habit of running through approach shots. That drives me crazy to watch.
The Donald gets Opelka in the QFs. This kid has fight in him, coming back from 2 MPs down at 3-5 in the third to win 15 of 18 points for the 7-5 win.
As much as I want success for The Donald the thought of an Isner-Opelka matchup is just too amusing.
At home with the Donald
Taylor could put the Fritz on that matchup.
The Donald came through again! Amazing! Into the 3rd round or quarterfinals in his hometown- Atlanta!
Now number 49th in the world! The Donald picking up his game!
Live rankings are still at #57; more importantly, he is #87 in the race so he has some large points to defend (4R USO, 3R Rogers Cup which drops off next week, 3R Basel).
The Donald lost second round to Marcus Badghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4!
Got to see some of it. The second and third sets were pretty entertaining and competitive. Don has got some talent, but he must have some of the worst footwork on the tour. It is just plain silly watching him run through approach shots all match long. His great hands bail his footwork out time after time.
The Donald needs to go deep into the draw at this year's U.S. Open to retain his ranking! Hopefully, he has learn how to do that! If not, he probably fall into the 100s again.
The Donald is into the second round of the U.S. Open! It was a tough match however against the 6' 5" Germany that just hit the ball back with a lots of pace and a powerful 1st serve too!
Ivo Slowovic served 61 aces in his five-set win. DY must hope his arm is ready to fall off.
Lost in straights to Ivo.
The Donald has yet to beat the three-headed Servbot Corps of IvoIsnerRaonic...now 0-10 with just two sets won.
I don't mean to be a Donald basher, but ~~~~ All along he just never can win matches. Got huge endorsement deals early on and did nothing. He just keeps hanging around like a lost dog, very sad.
He nearly cried after that match last night. It is sad to see. He wants to win you can tell. His development just got stunted and I do not think he was ever going to be a multilevel major winner even if he did develop properly. At least a few masters at least.
Don just overmatched in all game aspects against Ivo last night. Ivo dictated and was in control the entire match.
The Donald playing doubles now. He has a very nice doubles game. He and Monroe took care of Dodig/Melo in the first round.
There needs to be a "The Donaldson" thread too! Maybe he can slay the Croatian giant!
D. Young and Nick Monroe are into the 3rd round!!
The Donald made a couple of bad time errors in his match with Evo! He hard got to win against since his weaknesses is his backhand and speed! Evo serves first and second serves at over 100 mph all the time! I feel for Donald! It was not his cup of tea - Evo that is!
Ivo is whom DY played; Evo is Daniel Evans' nickname. Ivo's first serves are in the 130+mph range. His second serves are also well above 100mph almost always.
Is The Donald taking the fall season off?
Oh! I got to thinking "E" instead of "I" for Ivo!
I think he is re-grouping for the final Far East run. That my impression!
The Donald lost in the Qualifying final round of The Rakutan Japan Open to Ryan Harision 5-7, 6-1, 6-4! It the 500 point ATP event too! That a downfall of having a lower ranking, going through "Qualifying" just get into the main draw and getting nothing from it other then get into the regular tour tournament. Total waste of four days in Japan which is expensive for Qualifiers since the hotels are not paid for nor is the transportation or food!
Was that his first event since the Open? If he does not enter and play, he gets no points. So many events, he loses in the first or second round. There is plenty of time to rest, travel, prepare for the next event the following week. I would like to see him get that mentality where he is scheduled to play every week.
I think after making it into the main draw for a while on the tour, it must be quite depressing to go play three match straight and win each in order to have the opportunity to play on the main tournament. I think the Donald needs to get in the main draw and win a couple of round to get 50 points more and be rank high enough to enter based on ranking. Remember if you don't go up in the rankings, you are heading down! Terrible situation he is in now!
The Donald currently ranked 81st!
He needs to return to the autumn Challengers in the US to rebuild his confidence and ranking.
just took a set from Nishikori - not bad enough to go to challengers as is someone suggesting
Yes! To my amazement , The Donald got in the main draw with a LL -l ucky loser qualifier. Hope he beats Nishkori!
One set each now, 6-4, 2-6. Third set now underway!
The Donald lost to Nishkori in the final third set 2-6!
A loss is a loss...he gets about $10K and 20 points from qualifying.
Playing the autumn US Challengers and winning were Fritz's and Querrey's paths to big moves in rankings the past two years. It's not a slur to his game I'm offering, more a sensible approach to be best positioned for an early path through the next season. If he cuts his losses today, he might get a WC at Fairfield/Monterrey next week and then have Las Vegas, Charlottesville, Knoxville and Champaign.
He has to go deep in most of those to really vault up the rankings again (average points are around 100 for winning, 60 for finalist, 35 for SFs) but there are more points there than what very early exits earn at the Tour level. Right now, he is perilously close in the Race rankings to missing the cut for direct entry at AO'17. That's a big gamble to take that he'll defend his autumn points and stay inside the cut at his current pace.
I wondered how he got in as I saw he lost in qualies, nice break.
Almagro withdrew due to illness; not specified if was above or below the neck.
The Donald needs just to defend his autumn points and have one or two tournament where he make it to the second round(45) of another 500 point tounament not related to his previous tournament and he in the 2017 AO! He need to reach middle 60s in the rankings. He currently in high 70s, low 80s area.
He's #81 in the live rankings but #95 in the live Race rankings, which is on the edge of not making direct entry at AO. If five players pass him by having a decent fall and he doesn't match his surprise QF result at Basel'15, he'll be on the outside looking in. That's why the safer approach would be to dump the rest of the ATP schedule and play those qualifiers. He would earn those 90 points from an ATP 500 QF by winning just one Challenger or by making a couple of finals.
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