Friday, August 17, 2007

Has Young Donald's Moment Arrived?

So what if he's yet to win an ATP Tour-level match in 11 tries? The kid only just turned 18. A lot has been said about Donald Young and his perhaps ill-advised decision to turn pro at 14. This year Young, a crafty left-hander with prodigious touch and extraordinary speed around the court, has pulled back onto the Challenger circuit, where he's found a lot more success and hopefully gathered some confidence. Now that he's been bestowed with a golden ticket, er, wild card to play in the U.S. Open, it seems like the stars may have finally aligned for Young to be able to show the tennis world what he can do.

UPDATE: On Sunday, August 19, Young won his first ATP match in the first round of the Pilot Pen, beating Amer Delic in three tight sets.

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