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Donald Young

Tennis Player
Male
Born Jul 23, 1989
Age 26
Hometown Chicago

Donald Oliver Young Jr. in Chicago, Illinois, is an American professional tennis player. While acting as a ball boy at the age of 10, Young had the opportunity to play with tennis legend John McEnroe. McEnroe later said that Young "has hands like another lefty I know very well. " Young has also paired up in a mixed doubles match with Melanie Oudin. Young has a career-high ATP ranking of World No.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1989 Birth Born on July 23, 1989.

TEENAGE

2001 11 Years Old In 2001 he came in second to Jesse Levine in the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals, at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center in Fort Lauderdale. … Read More
2003 13 Years Old He won the Easter Bowl 14s and 18s titles in 2003–04 and was named as Davis Cup practice partner for the quarterfinal tie against Spain in 2007. Young was, for a period of time in 2005, ranked the No. 1 junior player in the world. Young was the youngest male to win a Grand Slam event, winning the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2005. … Read More
2005 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he became the youngest year-end World No. 1 in junior rankings at 16 years, 5 months (one month younger than Richard Gasquet in 2002). … Read More
2006 16 Years Old He won the 2006 U.S. Junior National Championship, as the World No. 1 junior, as Jesse Levine forfeited in the finals due to food poisoning. … Read More
In January 2007 he reached the finals of a Futures tournament on the ITF Men's Circuit, as well as winning a Futures title in April. … Read More
2009 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Donald received a Wildcard to play in the 2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. He played against Lleyton Hewitt who won the match 7–5, 6–2. … Read More

TWENTIES

2010 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Young defeated Christophe Rochus in Round 1 of the 2010 Australian Open 1–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4. … Read More
…  He reached the fourth round of the 2011 US Open, which marked his first appearance in the fourth round of a major.
2012 22 Years Old His 17-match losing streak is the third longest in the Open Era, behind Andrei Golubev's (18) and Vince Spadea's (21), after a 4–6, 6–7(2) loss to Jesse Levine at the 2012 Cincinnati Masters.
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