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Is Donald Young At The Finish Line?

Former American teen prodigy Donald Young may have reached the finish line of his fine professional tennis career. The 34 year old former 2017 Roland Garros doubles finalist is currently ranked 1087. His most recent match was in late September at Charleston Challenger where he lost in the first round of qualies to Thai-Son Kwiatkowski […] Continue to read full article...

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Newport 2023 Begins With Some Old And New Faces

The Infosys Newport Hall of Fame Open always produces an eclectic draw of a range of player and this year is no different. First round qualies began today and an interesting duel was between veterans Donald Young and Illya Marchenko. The 35 year old ranked 338 from Ukraine and the American 33 year old ranked […] Continue to read full article...

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Sarasota Open Qualies Report

Scheduled play was delayed over six hours due to heavy rainfall in the area last night and this morning. Play finally began around 6, with players hitting at around 5. A few players caught my eye. Bruno Kuzuhara just turned 19, he won 2022 Australian Open junior singles. The Brazilian powerhouse has hit numerous times […] Continue to read full article...

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Americans Seek To Revive Careers At Cary Challenger

A group of young and veteran Americans are playing in Cary Challenger in North Carolina hoping to spark their careers. Donald Young and Ryan Harrison are both ranked outside the top 600 but they both qualified into the main draw. Tennys Sandgren also is ranked around the same range and got into the tournament as […] Continue to read full article...

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Donald Young Won’t Give Up

By Scoop Malinowski Donald Young is 33 now and ranked 642 in the world. But his humble status in tennis has not discouraged the former Roland Garros doubles finalist to surrender. Young managed somehow to get into Winston-Salem qualies as an alternate but was defeated by Emilio Nava 62 62. 2022 has been a season […] Continue to read full article...

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Donald Young Won’t Give Up

Donald Young is 32 now and probably the majority if tennis observers would conclude he’s finished as a factor on the ATP World Tour. But Donald Young believes otherwise. He’s still out there grinding it out on the circuit, trying to rebuild his ranking, and revive his career. This past week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico […] Continue to read full article...

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Harrison vs. Young Rivalry Resumes In Tallahassee

Ryan Harrison and Donald Young will clash again tomorrow in a crucially important first round duel at the Tallahasee Challenger. The two American former prospects and now veteran journeyman are both fighting for survival in pro tennis. Harrison, 28, is ranked 579 and Young, 32, is no. 346. Harrison was very lucky to get into […] Continue to read full article...

· · has learned from a source this week at Sarasota Open about a series of events that may indicate racial unfairness by the USTA directed against Ryan Harrison. Last year at the New York Open, 26 year old Ryan Harrison and Donald Young played a heated singles match won by Harrison 63 76. Continue to read full article...

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Atlanta Showdown: The Smyczek vs Young Rivarly

120814073354-donald-young-1-single-image-cutTim Smyczek vs Donald Young will play first round in Atlanta. Just out of curiosity I checked the head to head and was surprised to learn these two have played against each other sixteen times already! That's right - 16. The first thirteen meetings were in ATP qualifying, Challengers and one Futures back in 2007. The most recent three all were contested last year on the ATP Main Tour. Young won the first four meetings in straight sets. Then Smyczek finally got on the board in 2009 at the Winnetka Challenger, winning 62 76. Young regained the mental edge by winning the next two meetings in three sets in 2010 and then Smyczek regained the edge winning the next two. Overall, Young leads the sub ATP Tour matches head to head 8-5. Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Donald Young Interview

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  (DY with NBC sportscaster and former ranked ATP tennis player Harry Cicma.) Status: ATP #69. Ht: 6-0 Wt: 175 DOB: July 23, 1989 In: Chicago, IL First Tennis Memory: Playing at our local club in Chicago. Just running around with my parents, just hitting balls around with a racquet that was too big and just hitting balls. Tennis Inspirations: Pete Sampras. John McEnroe. I really liked Marcelo Rios. Andre Agassi. All the guys that were winning pretty much. Continue to read full article...

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