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Donald Young© ATP
  • Nationality: USA (United States)
  • Birthdate: July 23, 1989
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Residence: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Turned Pro: 2004
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Coach: Donald Sr. & lIlona Young
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Began playing tennis at age three with mother, Illona, and father, Donald, Sr. who are both tennis teaching professionals...Parents run the South Fulton Tennis ... Read Full Bio

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  • Rafael Nadal: I Don't Want To Get Older, I Haven't Found A Way To Stop Aging
  • you believe, hard courts are easier on your knee than grass? That's how Rafael Nadal feels. After reaching his 12th US Open quarterfinal Monday, Nadal talked about the difference hard courts are vs grass courts on his knees. But overall, it's more damaging to the body. "For m...
  • 2017-09-05
  • Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!
  • saw the chaos there - 8 different semifinals - and we are seeing more of the same. We were warned! And both champions are out. 7. The Youngsters So the NextGen are finally emerging on the big stage, and it's not who we thought. At the start of the year few would have pegged Den...
  • 2017-09-01
  • Old Men Federer, Nadal Hobble Into 3rd Rd. After Struggles at US Open
  • victors Thursday were No. 11 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 18 Gael Monfils needing five sets to subdue American Donald Young, No. 24 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 30 Adrian Mannarino, and No. 33 Philipp Kohlschreiber. On the upset tip Thursday were Russian Andrey ...
  • 2017-09-01
  • Zverev Shocked, Shapovalov Upset Run Continues at US Open; Federer, Nadal Return Thurs.
  • Taylor Fritz who defeated veteran Marcos Baghdatis in straights, Bjorn Fratangelo who topped "Dr." Ivo Karlovic in four, and Donald Young who beat German Maximilian Marterer in four. Matches to look for on Thursday at the US Open include (3) Roger Federer vs. Mikhail...
  • 2017-08-31
  • US Open Men's Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?
  • full strength? Regardless, Federer will have to play either Monday or Tuesday. So time is running out, and his draw could be problematic. Young American Frances Tiafoe shouldn't pose much of a threat. Then former semifinalist Mikhail Youzhny. Then it could be either Feliciano Lopez ...
  • 2017-08-25
  • Poll: Who's Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I'll Go With Roger Federer's Bad Back
  • Roger Federer's playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year's US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don't feel like locks to win it. That's because we've seen breakthro...
  • 2017-08-22
  • Almagro, Petkovic Capture Titles
  • Kim Clijsters and the "B"-level former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic away from the cash cow exhibitions? NOTESAmerican Donald Young is reportedly skipping the French with a wrist injury...Fernando "Gonzo" Gonzalez pulled from the French Open draw citing a bad knee that i...
  • 2011-05-22
  • Roger Federer Interview - Miami, Mar 26
  • Federer InterviewSony Ericsson Open - Miami, Fl., U.S.A.March 26, 2011    R. FEDERER/R. Stepanek 6 3, 6 3   THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please.  Q.  Thanks to Greg Sharko here, we know...  ROGER FEDERER:  What has he dug up again?  Q.  Bottom of the first page, you ...
  • 2011-03-26
  • More...
  • Nadal, Roddick, Young Advance Friday at US Open
  • Federer Continues To Dominate While Young, Azarenka Post Dramatic Wins At US Open; Djokovic, Serena Sunday
  • Federer Reaches 11th French Open 4th RD, Cuevas Chokes; Young Aussies Take On Slam Champs Saturday
  • Fognini Ends Nadal's Rio Run; Simon v Monfils In Marseille Finale; Young Seeks First Title In Delray
  • Federer Forever (Beating) Young; Williams Sisters Tues. at US Open
  • Nadal, Federer Roll At Indian Wells; American Youngsters Fizzle; Djokovic, Murray Today


  • Recent fan comments for Donald Young:


    Barbara Ferguson
    Says:

    I watched Donald Young play a late evening match the other day-with very few people in the stand. Was amazed at Young's great footwork and responses. He is left handed and made such accurate placements --the whole match was exciting, even tho he looked exhausted, he persisted and won. Very exciting to watch. b Good luck!!

    Posted on August 6, 2017 at 00:23 ET



    Keith eng
    Says:

    I've watched him and of lately he's become a foul mouth tennis punk. The umps won't fine him or disqualify him because he uses his racist card like a drivers liscence. His poor attitude whatever it my be from will catch up to him. He needs to play the game and stop acting like a jaded brother. A good fine would help. No other player get away with swearing at the top of their lungs in England on national tv. Time to act, play and grow up to be a gentleman that is what the sport is. If not go join tha NBA NFL or just a street gang. All my friends notice it and they are yes white and black. Be a good example or else!

    Posted on August 1, 2017 at 09:19 ET



    jason
    Says:

    I used to like DY but I was instantly disappointed when he said "no" to my 7 year old son when asked for a picture and autograph. I Said God Bless him and just walked away dejected. my son was soo sad. Amazing how your luck changes when you're too arrogant for pics and autographs.

    Posted on August 4, 2012 at 13:33 ET



    Alex
    Says:

    dude, comeon man. you have to beat monaco..hes shit man. fuck sake i put 300 bucks on you to win and you play like fucking shit. stop hitting the ball out or into the god dam net. fucking hell

    Posted on November 8, 2011 at 13:27 ET



    Dj Lady C Funky Town Diva
    Says:

    Donald
    You stayed focused and over came the obsticales that were clouding your mind. You're # 1
    no matter what anyone thinks
    Always think positive and give thanks..I wish you well..

    Posted on September 6, 2011 at 12:39 ET



    Derrick
    Says:

    D. Young, focus and believe! Don't think you have to win every match. Have fun playing tennis and your natural ability will shine through. Good Luck to you...
    P.S. When you start winning in majors, and you will, send comp tickets to dsutherland@absolutelyreliable.net
    See you at the majors

    Posted on September 8, 2010 at 18:08 ET



    Allen
    Says:

    There is no need to give up tennis. He is only 20 and still has time to develope. However, someone needs to work with him on his focus. I've seen him play four times in person and each time he lost to a less talented player because he can not control his temper. He gets angry, almost livid everytime he misses a ball. He gets so upset it effects the next two shots. He blew at least eight match points against Matosevic in Indian Wells, some on his own stick. He will not improve until he conquers that demon.

    Posted on March 5, 2010 at 00:11 ET



    John Barker
    Says:

    Donald man you need to give up tennis bro.

    Posted on January 3, 2010 at 12:07 ET



    KWASI- ( A GHANIAN AFRICAN)
    Says:

    DONALD,
    YOU HAVE A GREAT FUTURE COS, I SAW YOU PLAYING A GOOD TENNIS IN AUSTRALIA
    WITH (HEWIT).( 2010-AUSTRALIAN OPEN )

    PLEASE, DONALD AS A BROTHER, CAN YOU WORK ON YOUR ->CONFIDENCE<- AND YOUR MOTIVATIONS TO WIN A MATCH?

    DONALD YOU HAVE A GREAT FUTURE.
    THANK YOU FOR LISTINING TO A BROTHER.

    KWASI- A GHANIAN STUDENT IN EUROPE.

    Posted on January 1, 2010 at 01:53 ET



    killerC
    Says:

    DY definitely shouldnt give up! he missed out on that spain opportunity but he should consider maybe training their some, but maybe having a different coaching opinion and gettin on with some1 like gil reyes on strength training to build his stamy and power game would improve his game. he should also consider using more junkball action like fabrice santoro! adding low slice to add to his game would improve his chances against taller players. DY has great net hands too. Im a fan, I wish em well!

    Posted on April 7, 2009 at 20:58 ET



    Rita
    Says:

    Although Donald has had a lot more losses than wins he should not give up. I remember reading somewhere that Nadal had suggested that he should think about training in Spain. Maybe he should think about it. Maybe Nadal, being a lefty like Donald has seen that there is a lot of potential in Donald Young. It could also be the right time for him to change coaches!

    Posted on March 5, 2009 at 02:38 ET



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