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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23 July 1989
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A Flash of Anger, a Charge of Racism and a Witness Who Says It Didn’t Happen
NYTimes - 6 days
A ball person’s account suggested, and an inquiry by the ATP concluded, that there was no evidence to support Donald Young’s claim that Ryan Harrison used racist remarks in their match this week.
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Red-hot Nadal rolls over American Young - 8 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal continued his imperious run of form as he swept aside American Donald Young 6-4 6-2 7-5 in the Wimbledon second round on Wednesday.
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Misfiring Nadal Reaches Last 16 at Indian Wells
NYTimes - almost 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 I...
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Donald Young loses to Steve Darcis in the opening round – BNP Paribas Open 2012
Bettor - almost 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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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.
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    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.
    Young also reached the fourth round of the 2015 US Open.
  • 2014
    Age 24
    Young received a wildcard into the 2014 Australian Open.
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  • 2013
    Age 23
    Young failed to qualify for the 2013 Australian Open and for Wimbledon.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    Young went 17 matches without a victory during 2012 before defeating Leonardo Mayer at the 2012 Winston-Salem Open.
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  • 2011
    Age 21
    He advanced to the second round of the 2011 Aegon International and the 2011 Aegon Championships.
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    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.
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    Young lost to Marin Čilić in the first round of the 2011 Australian Open.
  • 2010
    Age 20
    Young lost to Gilles Simon in the first round of the 2010 US Open.
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    Young defeated Christophe Rochus in the first round of the 2010 Australian Open and was defeated in the second by Lleyton Hewitt.
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  • 2009
    Age 19
    In the qualifying competition for the 2009 US Open, he won his first match against Marco Crugnola.
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    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.
  • 2008
    Age 18
    Young won the Sacramento Challenger tournament on October 13, 2008.
  • 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
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    On August 27, 2007, Young defeated Australian Chris Guccione in the first round.
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    On August 19, 2007, Young won his first ATP Tour level singles match.
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    He opted to play only some of the Grand Slam tournaments in 2007 and concentrate on playing professional tournaments.
    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.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Age 15
    He advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon and quarterfinals at the US Open in 2005.
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    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).
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    Young was the youngest male to win a Grand Slam event, winning the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2005.
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    Young was, in 2005, ranked the No. 1 junior player in the world.
  • 2004
    Age 14
    In 2004, Young reached the Orange Bowl 18-under final (l. to Neilly).
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    He turned professional in 2004; he played ATP Tour, Futures and Challenger events.
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  • 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.
  • 2001
    Age 11
    In 2001 he came in second to Jesse Levine in the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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  • 1989
    Born on July 23, 1989.
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