The Donald

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  1. bluetrain4

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    He's had a nice spring hardcourt run after winning a round at the AO -- SFs in Memphis; SFs in Delray Beach (finally coming through vs. Karlovic who has beat him multiple times); winning a round at the 500 in Acapulco. This may not sound incredible, but it's the type of run that journeymen (which he clearly is at this point) like Donald need to make money and maintain a ranking good enough for auto-entry into Slams.

    I still hold out hope that he can win an ATP title (most likely a 250) before he retires. Memphis was a good opportunity as he beat Isner and played Harrison in the SFs and lost (who he has beaten multiple times before but who is actually ranked higher than DY right now and playing well).

    As we've seen so much these days, players really seem to come into their own much later now. He's only 27, and doesn't seem injury-prone, so he could have a number of good years left.
     
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  2. Harry_Wild

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    Surprise, surprise; The Donald rank is now #60 in the world! Congrats, Donald!
     
  3. bigserving

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    Into round 2 in the desert for the Don. Old school Kalamazoo final rematch with Sam Querry in round two.
     
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    DY won that but was 0-2 vs Sam in two Challenger tournaments the next two years. First ATP Tour match.

    DY is now #56 in the rankings and #42 in The Race.
     
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  5. bigserving

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    So Don got the big trophy in the minors, but Sam is owning the bragging rights at the next level.
     
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    A decade ago now...DY was closing the gap until Sam GOATed in Acapulco. Should be interesting to see if Sam can back that up or become the third this year to win a title and lose the next main draw match (Zed the Younger, Sock).
     
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  7. jaggy

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    The Donald has a good opportunity today, be nice to see him win.
     
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    back at level from 2011? What an achievement
     
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    Until he get's a different coach, I can't take him seriously. Same inconsistent results for how many years now? I'm more impressed by guys who push the envelope.
     
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    The Donald is to the second round! Beat long time junior's opponent Sam Querry who was super hot coming to IW! Took three sets! 6-3, 3-6, 6-3! The score is from memory might be a game or two but The Donald moves on! Congrats to The Donald! First win over Sam in the pro circuit!
     
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    Donald defeats Querrey 6-3;3-6:6-3. He played very well. After that disaster of a tiebreak against Kozlov it was nice to see Donald serve it out the match without drama.
     
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  13. bluetrain4

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    His very good (by his standards) spring hardcourt run continues. Nice result.
     
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  14. bluetrain4

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    Wouldn't it be the third round? All the seeds had first round byes, and DY has won 2 matches. I guess we could just say Round of 32.
     
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    With his 2R win over Sam, DY is now #56 in rankings and #40 in The Race. A 3R win vs Lucas Pouille would raise him to #51, still 13 spots below his career high. He would also be top 35 in The Race, dependent on outcomes of 4 active players in the IW draw.
     
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    Yeah?
    :D

    That's what we've got to love about tennis. We're never safe from being surprised.
     
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    Not there yet...career high is #38.
     
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    The Donald is balling in '17. A few years back, he basically went 0 for the entire spring.

    At that time though, he really did get some tough draws. There were only a few matches that he was favored to win. He is getting some decent draws at the moment. In addition, he is beating a few players as an underdog. Fun to watch.

    What a difference maturity, game and personal, can make.
     
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    You are SoGood at being SoBad that I am SoHappy when you aren't SoGood, you SoBad boy.

    Boy's or Girl's bathroom for you?
     
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    Oh, born with both plumbing systems???
     
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    DY continuing his solid play early vs Pouille...up a set on conversion of his only BP chance and holding throughout. Down an early break in the second and Pouille consolidates to 4-1.
     
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    Strategic tank of second set as he's all biz in the third, up 4-0 double break!
     
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    The Donald lost the second set? I hope he regroups in the third and gets into the round of 16! Go Donald! He is a fighter now! He can comeback!
     
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    Now up 5-zip in the 3rd.
     
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    Ugh...blew 2 MPs on serve and gets broken to 5-2.
     
  29. Harry_Wild

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    The Donald did it again! Comeback and won against a tough competitor Pouille. 6-3! Congrats again, Donald!
     
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    Blew another MP on Pouille service game but held to win 6-3!
     
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    He never was behind so it's not a comeback but indeed a nice win.
     
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    Good for Donald. Pouille was Fed's practice partner in Dubai throughout December, so this is a nice win for him.
     
  33. bluetrain4

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    Wow! Wasn't expecting that Pouille win since Pouille has previously destroyed DY twice, including on clay in Nice in 2014 (1 and 2) and in straight sets last year at Wimbledon, on grass obviously (4, 3, and 3). I know hard courts are DY's best surface, but still wouldn't expect him to win this match given the history. Nice job.

    Also, winning 6-3 in the third after being up 5-0 can be viewed in two ways. He didn't close out at 6-1 (Pouille was serving at 0-5, so losing the sixth game would not have been unexpected) and got broken and then Pouille held again. That's not good. But, it is good that DY kept his nerve, didn't freak out, and won regardless. That's what it takes to make runs like this. Have to be able to win from all positions and keep your nerve.
     
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    What a great result
     
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    we had our doubts even at 5-0 in the third but he pulled through :D
     
  36. bigserving

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    Fourth round money here is about $67,500. Does anybody know if that would be Don's biggest paycheck for any single event at one tournament?
     
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    Another solid win for Donnie. He looks like a totally different guy from his petulant man child days.
     
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    I thought it was $77,000 for Round of 16 at IW. Regardless, he has had bigger paydays when he made the 4th round of Slams - 2011 and 2015 USO (110k in 2011; 213.5K in 2015). Also, his most recent Slam 3rd rounds (2014 AO, 2014 FO) are possibly close. Edit: 2014 AO 3rd round was 75k Australian dollars, which is around 56-57k USD by today's exchange rate. 2014 French Open 3rd round was 72k French francs, which is around 71.2k USD by today's exchange rate. Don't know what the exchange rate was in 2014.
     
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  39. ricki

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    Umm, can I join the bandwagon now? Donald finally showing off some grit - may be a late bommer?
     
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    I love reading the early posts on this thread. How Young will be flopping burgers.

    I wonder where are those brilliant minds now?
     
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    Coming up on six years now since @jaggy weaved the thread OP...The Donald has put everybody through up and downs as harsh in variance as his counterpart The Ernests. Hope he can climb higher than the latter's top 10 and slam SF.
     
  42. bluetrain4

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    He's made a career of it,that's clear. He's a journeyman, and as I always say, as long as he's ranked high enough for direct entry into Slams and at least most 250s, he's doing okay. But, I hope he can do better for the next few years. He seems to fully understand the ups and downs, what it takes to keep your head above water, and for whatever reason he generally IS good enough to maintain a 50-85 ranking, at least for now.
     
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    would love to see DY take down Kei... i'm a Kei fan, but rooting for DY
     
  45. bigserving

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    They are over in the general pro players section having arguments about, "who it the GOAT."
     
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    Folded after a 4-1 one-break lead in the second, 2-6 4-6.:(
     
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    I disagree. It's a fact that Donald has massively under performed in his career. He's ranked 60 now, but John McEnroe touted him as a "future #1 player." So did Brad Gilbert and several other "sages" of the sport. What really should be asked is this: did Gilbert and Mac show brilliance in their predictions of the Donald's future greatness? NOPE. So it's totally fair for any fan to question Donald's results, ability and grit.
     
  48. Harry_Wild

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    After IW, The Donald is now 51 in the world! This is great for Donald. From middle 80s at the start of 2017! Keep it up and I am hoping that the Donald will shooting to break the 40s, his highest ranking in his career!
     
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    Donald against Dustin Brown should be a fun match to watch.
     
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    The Donald cameback in the third and won! The Donald is the comeback "kid"! He just fights from behind in games with lots of confidence! LOL!
     
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