Donald Young
American tennis player
Donald Young
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.
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Misfiring Nadal Reaches Last 16 at Indian Wells
NYTimes - almost 2 years
A misfiring Rafa Nadal had trouble hitting the mark but the third seeded Spaniard still had enough to beat American Donald Young 6-4 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.
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Ward wins five-set thriller to put Britain 2-0 up
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
James Ward staged a thrilling fightback from two sets down to beat John Isner 6-7 (4/7), 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 15-13 and put Great Britain 2-0 up in their Davis Cup World Group tie against the United States on Friday. After Andy Murray had earlier seen off Donald Young 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in front of his adoring home crowd in Glasgow, Ward looked destined for defeat as he lost the first two sets against the big-serving Isner.
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Donald Young Advances to Delray Beach Open Final
NYTimes - about 2 years
Donald Young moved a step closer to his first ATP Tour title, beating Australia's Bernard Tomic 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday in the Delray Beach Open semifinals.
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Donald Young Upsets Dolgopolov in Delray Beach Quarterfinal
NYTimes - about 2 years
Donald Young upset third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Delray Beach Open on Friday to reach back-to-back semifinals on the ATP Tour for the first time in his career.
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Donald Young Defeats 8th-Seeded Mannarino 6-3, 7-6 (9)
NYTimes - about 2 years
American Donald Young defeated eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (9) Monday afternoon in the opening round of the Memphis Open.
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Murray, Ward give Brits 2-0 Davis Cup lead over U.S.
Fox News - about 3 years
San Diego, CA ( - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and James Ward each won their singles rubbers to stake Great Britain to a 2-0 lead over the host United States in their best-of-five opening-round Davis Cup tie.Murray manhandled American left-hander Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in 1 hour, 38 minutes at San Diego's Petco Park, while Ward put forth a stirring rally to outlast Sam Querrey 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a five-set thriller
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Federer sweeps Young out of U.S. Open
CNN - over 4 years
Roger Federer began his bid for a sixth U.S. Open crown in resounding fashion. The top seed rolled past Donald Young 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, improving to 62-7 overall at Flushing Meadows.
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Federer in Action on Opening Day of U.S. Open
NYTimes - over 4 years
Roger Federer looks to cap an "incredible" season when he launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title against American Donald Young on Monday.
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Andy Murray wins over British press in defeat
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Andy Murray wins over British press in defeat Scanning the British newspapers' reaction Monday to his loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, it couldn't have been more clear: Giles Smith, penning a media column in that same paper, cracked, "He didn't win the televised version, either." The tabloid Daily Star, always ready to attack a public figure without mercy, ran a number of sympathetic headlines, including: Rosol had tossed his racket high in the air after the final point, and as they met at the net, Nadal handed it back to him. [...] at a time when many defeated players scurry off the court, Nadal stopped and patiently signed autographs, making sure all the little kids were satisfied. Catch this insipid assault from one of the tabloid British writers after her loss to Serena: What a beast of a day for you. With Andy Roddick slowly fading out of the picture, Ryan Harrison still looking for that eye-catching win, and a malaise settling over John Is ...
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Donald Young loses to Steve Darcis in the opening round – BNP Paribas Open 2012
Bettor - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-407117" href="/Donald+Young+1">Donald Young</a> loses to <a class="fplink fp-701700" href="/Steve+Darcis+1">Steve Darcis</a> in the opening round – BNP Paribas Open 2012 One of the most gruelling match of the day ended in a surprising result, as the world number 39, <a class="fplink fp-407117" href="/Donald+Young+1">Donald Young</a> of the United States, fell to the 71st ranked Belgian competitor, <a class="fplink fp-701700" href="/Steve+Darcis+1">Steve Darcis</a>, in the opening round of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The unseeded American hung in the enthralling contest for two hours and 22 minutes before submitting in the ultimate tie breaker round, 2-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), to let the Belg...
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Players aiming for their maiden championship titles this year - Part One: Donald Young – Tennis Special
Bettor - almost 5 years
Players aiming for their maiden championship titles this year - Part One: <a class="fplink fp-407117" href="/Donald+Young+1">Donald Young</a> – Tennis Special Just being a tennis player is not what the youngsters desire these days. It’s the charm and splendour of being known world over as top class tennis professional. Obviously the lime light and fan followership which the top-ranked tennis players enjoy can’t be compared to anything but it is not just any other easy path to achieve such heights in today’s competitive world of tennis. While a...
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Donald Young outlasts Grigor Dimitrov in the opening round: Regions Morgan Keegan Championships 2012
Bettor - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-407117" href="/donald+young+1">Donald Young</a> outlasts <a class="fplink fp-461697" href="/grigor+dimitrov+1">Grigor Dimitrov</a> in the opening round: Regions Morgan Keegan Championships 2012 Crowd favourite, <a class="fplink fp-407117" href="/donald+young+1">Donald Young</a>, required three long sets to outmuscle the Bulgarian star, <a class="fplink fp-461697" href="/grigor+dimitrov+1">Grigor Dimitrov</a>, at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships 2012 on Monday. He formulated a 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6) victory over the world number 83 to secure a place in the second round at this hard court tournament taking place in Memphis, United States. The Chicago native took two hours and 23-minutes to...
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Young's US Open Run Ends - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
After two days of waiting, Donald Young&#39;s storybook ride into the final 16 at the US Open met with a quick end Thursday as he fell 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 to fourth-seeded Andy Murray. Donald Young reacts during his match against Andy Murray ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Google News - over 5 years
{¶1} Donald Young appeals the trial court&#39;s modification of his child support obligation and its denial of his motion to find Cynthia Young in contempt. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm. {¶2} Mr. Young and Ms. Young are divorced with a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Donald Young
  • 2015
    Age 25
    At the 2015 U.S. Open, Young became a darling of the American fans en route to matching his 2011 performance by reaching the round of 16.
    More Details Hide Details He notched dramatic come-from-behind victories against his first three opponents, triumphing in the third round via a thrilling five-set victory over 22nd-ranked Viktor Troicki. He then lost to fifth-seeded Stan Wawrinka in four sets, thus failing to advance to the quarterfinal stage, which would have marked a new career-best performance at a Grand Slam major. Prior to his final match of the tournament, some of Young's shoes reportedly went missing from his locker inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Young uses the Tecnifibre T-FIGHT 315 16x19 as his racquet. He is sponsored by Boast for clothing and Lotto for shoes. Young began playing tennis at age three with mother, Illona, and father, Donald, Sr., who are both tennis teaching professionals. His parents run the South Fulton Tennis Center in College Park, Georgia.
    In March 2015 Young played Andy Murray in a Davis Cup tie and lost in four sets, as well as losing to Murray again later in March in Miami.
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    Young also reached the fourth round of the 2015 US Open.
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  • 2014
    Age 24
    Young received a wildcard into the 2014 Australian Open.
    More Details Hide Details He eventually made it to the third round and thus reached a ranking of 79 after the tournament. Young represented the United States in a first round Davis Cup tie against Great Britain. He played one rubber and lost to Andy Murray in straight sets on clay inside Petco Park. Young made it to the third round of the French Open, eventually losing in five sets to Guillermo García-López. Young made it to the semifinals of the Citi Open losing to the top ranked Canadian Milos Raonic. Young reached the final in the Delray Beach Open, his first ATP singles final since 2011, but lost in straight sets to Ivo Karlović.
  • 2013
    Age 23
    Young failed to qualify for the 2013 Australian Open and for Wimbledon.
    More Details Hide Details He did qualify for the US Open and won his first-round match against Martin Kližan. Young won back-to-back ATP challenger tournaments at Napa Valley and Sacramento during late September and early October.
  • 2012
    Age 22
    Young went 17 matches without a victory during 2012 before defeating Leonardo Mayer at the 2012 Winston-Salem Open.
    More Details Hide Details At the US Open, he was defeated by top seed, Roger Federer in the first round.
  • 2011
    Age 21
    He advanced to the second round of the 2011 Aegon International and the 2011 Aegon Championships.
    More Details Hide Details Young made it to his first ATP semifinal in August at the Washington, D.C. ATP 500 event. At the US Open, Young defeated Lukáš Lacko in the first round, and in the second round world no. 14 Stanislas Wawrinka in his first five-set victory, in 4 hours and 21 minutes. He advanced to the third round in a Grand Slam for the first time in his career by defeating Juan Ignacio Chela in straight sets. Young was defeated in the fourth round by Andy Murray in a rain-delayed match. At the start of October, Young triumphed over world no. 14 Gaël Monfils in a come-from-behind three-setter, before losing to Andy Murray in his first ATP final at the PTT Thailand Open.
    At the 2011 BNP Paribas Open Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells, he defeated his highest-ranked opponent to-date, Andy Murray (#4), winning in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details In April, Young won the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger.
    Young lost to Marin Čilić in the first round of the 2011 Australian Open.
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  • 2010
    Age 20
    Young lost to Gilles Simon in the first round of the 2010 US Open.
    More Details Hide Details Young and partner Robert Kendrick won the doubles championship at the Virginia National Bank Challenger in November.
    Young defeated Christophe Rochus in the first round of the 2010 Australian Open and was defeated in the second by Lleyton Hewitt.
    More Details Hide Details Young defeated Tim Smyczek in the first round of the Honolulu Challenger. Young then defeated Grigor Dimitrov and Robert Kendrick. He lost to Michael Russell in the semifinals as he retired. Young failed to qualify in Memphis, Delray Beach, Indian Wells, and Miami. Young received a wild card into the main draw of the U.S. Men's Clay Championship, but lost to Kevin Anderson in the first round. Young received a wild card into the Baton Rouge Challenger and defeated Tatsuma Ito in the first roundm but lost to Go Soeda in the second round. Young lost to Carsten Ball in the first round of the Tallahassee Challenger. Young defeated Greg Ouellette in the 1st Round of the Savannah Challenger. Young then defeated Ryler DeHeart and Cătălin Gârd. He lost to Ryan Sweeting in the semifinals. Young lost to Joseph Sirianni in the first round of the Sarasota Challenger. Young defeated Robert Kendrick in the final of LA Tennis Open to win the Challenger. Young defeated Leonardo Tavares in the first round of the Ojai Challenger. Young then defeated Dayne Kelly and Luka Gregorc. He lost to Bobby Reynolds in the semifinals.
  • 2009
    Age 19
    In the qualifying competition for the 2009 US Open, he won his first match against Marco Crugnola.
    More Details Hide Details In the second, he beat Guillermo Olaso, and he won his third-round match against Lukáš Rosol to qualify. In the first round of the main draw, he was beaten by Tommy Robredo. He failed to qualify for the Thailand Open. However, he received a Lucky Loser spot and had a first-round bye. He lost in the second round to Andreas Beck. Young failed to qualify for the China Open. Young lost to Ilija Bozoljac in the first round of the Tiburon (CA) Challenger on October 12. Young played Louk Sorensen in the first round of the Calabasas Challenger and won. He then defeated Taylor Dent and won his third-round match against Luka Gregorc. He then defeated Michael Yani and Michael Russell to win the Calabasas Challenger. Young won his first three matches at the Charlottesville (VA) Challenger against Vincent Spadea, Kevin Anderson, and Dominic Inglot. Young lost to Kevin Kim in the semifinals. Young defeated Jesse Levine in the first round of the Knoxville (TN) Challenger and Alex Kuznetsov in the second round. Young lost to Grega Žemlja in the quarterfinals.
    Young lost to Alejandro Falla in qualifying for Wimbledon. Young received a wildcard into 2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. He played against Lleyton Hewitt who won the match.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    Young won the Sacramento Challenger tournament on October 13, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    His talents were recognized by the Association of Tennis Professionals in December 2007, as for Young was one of 11 honored in the 2007 Century Club
    More Details Hide Details In the Australian Open, Young lost in the first round to Michael Berrer in four sets. There were much higher hopes for Young as he made it to the quarterfinals of the tennis tournament in Memphis. Young defeated Sam Warburg and Alejandro Falla in the first and second rounds, respectively, before losing in a tough three-set match to Jonas Björkman. At Indian Wells, Young made it to the third round. He defeated Bobby Reynolds in the first round. Then in the second round, he took out 32nd seed, Feliciano López in three sets. He lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the third round. He lost in the first round of the French Open, then lost a close four-set match in the first round at Wimbledon against Jesse Levine. At the Canadian Open, Young won two preliminary matches to qualify for the tournament, before dropping his first-round match to Gilles Simon. At the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles, he defeated former world no. 2 Tommy Haas (ranked no. 40 at the time). In the first round of the US Open, Young lost to James Blake in a five-set thriller. He came back from down a break to win the fourth set. Although the final set was tied 4–4, with the help of two key calls overturned on challenges in the last two games, Blake won.
    On August 27, 2007, Young defeated Australian Chris Guccione in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details This was his first career victory in a Grand Slam match. On August 30, Young won his second-round match by default. It was against heavily favored opponent Richard Gasquet of France, who had fallen ill during the tournament and officially withdrew after morning practice. Young fell in the third round to unseeded Feliciano López of Spain in four sets. Young carried the momentum into the fall, making it to the finals of four Challenger tournaments and posting an overall fall record of 21–7 on the Challenger circuit. This was enough to hoist him into the top 100 on the ATP rankings. He lost in the finals of the JSM Challenger in Champaign, Illinois, at the University of Illinois to Jesse Levine.
    On August 19, 2007, Young won his first ATP Tour level singles match.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round of New Haven, he beat fellow American Amer Delic in three sets. In the following round, he lost a tight three-setter to Russian Nikolay Davydenko. Young then received a wild card into the main US Open draw.
    He opted to play only some of the Grand Slam tournaments in 2007 and concentrate on playing professional tournaments.
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    In July 2007, Young won the Junior Wimbledon title, beating top seed Vladimir Ignatic in the final. No American won the championship again until Noah Rubin in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly thereafter, Young won a Challenger tournament, and his ranking rose sharply to no. 221. His rank rose sharply, from no. 92 to no. 7 on the Junior ITF circuit (as of July 13, 2007) after he won the Junior Wimbledon Championships.
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    As No. 1, Young won the Kalamazoo U.S. Junior Championships in 2006, after Jesse Levine forfeited in the finals due to food poisoning.
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  • 2005
    Age 15
    He advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon and quarterfinals at the US Open in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details In doubles, Young won the junior US Open title (with Clayton) and reached the final at the Australian Open (with Thiemo De Bakker). In 2007, he won the Wimbledon junior title and was the first American to win since Scott Humphries in 1994.
    In 2005, he became the youngest year-end World No. 1 in junior rankings ever at 16 years, 5 months (one month younger than Richard Gasquet in 2002).
    More Details Hide Details Young won the Australian Open junior title at age 15 to become youngest-ever and first African-American man to be ranked No. 1 in the world. He was also the first American to win the Australian junior title and finish No. 1 since Andy Roddick in 2000.
    Young was the youngest male to win a Grand Slam event, winning the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Young also won the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Championship with Alex Clayton.
    Young was, in 2005, ranked the No. 1 junior player in the world.
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  • 2004
    Age 14
    In 2004, Young reached the Orange Bowl 18-under final (l. to Neilly).
    More Details Hide Details He won the Easter Bowl 14s and 18s titles in 2003 and 2004 and was named as Davis Cup practice partner for the quarterfinal tie against Spain in 2007.
    He turned professional in 2004; he played ATP Tour, Futures and Challenger events.
    More Details Hide Details Due to the slow start, his handlers were often criticized for pushing him too fast during the early stages.
  • 2003
    Age 13
    In 2003, Young won the Orange Bowl 16-under title (defeating Thron), becoming the first American to win that age division title since Jim Courier in 1986.
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  • 2001
    Age 11
    In 2001 he came in second to Jesse Levine in the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details He was up 5-love in the third set of the final. Young had lost the first set, won the second, and was winning 5–0 and serving for the match at 40–15. Levine scored 23 consecutive points to defeat Young 7–5.
  • 1989
    Born on July 23, 1989.
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