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May 11th, 2012

From Gardening to Tennis, Donald Young Still Trying to Figure Stuff Out

“It was a tough loss for me [at the Australian Open],” Young said. “I thought I was going to win the match because I had beaten Lukas Lacko previously at the US Open last year. It’s probably more mental than anything. I try to figure it out in my head. Strength? I really like my forehand and weakness, I work it out, making everything better, probably mental or just getting my emotions better.”

Posted by Special @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2011

Murray, Young Reach Bangkok Final; Tipsarevic, Baghdatis Bid For KL Title

Donald Young is starting to make waves, tonight he’ll play Andy Murray for the Bangkok title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:22 pm in Asia | 26 Comments »

September 5th, 2011

Fish Hooked, Wozniacki Grinds Out Win Monday at US Open

Fish said he will sleep with…well, the Fish family, knowing he put in a career-best effort after a career-best U.S. summer season.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

September 3rd, 2011

Nadal, Roddick, Young Advance Friday at US Open

Donald Young continued his boy-to-man transformation of the summer of 2011, ousting No. 14 seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6(1) in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 12:38 am in US Open | 315 Comments »

August 30th, 2011

Djokovic Advances After Opponent Hurls at US Open

“I warmed up and got sick everywhere after my 30-minute warmup,” Niland told reporters. “I thought I could bluff my way through but you can’t do that against the No. 1 in the world, I just found out. I thought I was going to vomit after long points. I just felt really, really rotten out there.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 pm in Tennis | 132 Comments »

April 26th, 2011

Donald Young Apologizes to USTA, McEnroe for Twitter Tirade

Donald Young gets in some hot water with the USTA.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:07 am in 2011 Season | 17 Comments »

March 24th, 2011

Milos Raonic and Friends: The Future or Typical Over-Hype?

Milos Raonic wins hSan Jose and all of the sudden he’s the future of tennis?

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 4:09 pm in ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis | 42 Comments »

March 15th, 2011

Nadal, Del Potro Near SF Clash; Federer, Djokovic, Roddick Headline Indian Wells Big Tuesday

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick headline a very busy Tuesday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | 159 Comments »

March 13th, 2011

Madness Gets to Murray; Federer, Djokovic Roddick in Action Today at Indian Wells

Andy Murray continued his tailspin with an early exit at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:32 am in Indian Wells | 156 Comments »

September 18th, 2010

Cilic Heads French-Heavy Metz; Sharapova Racquet Cheat

American un-prodigy “The” Donald Young lost to US Open Playoffs-Qualifying tournament winner Blake Strode this past week at a $50,000 Challenger in Tulsa, OK, USA

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 17th, 2010

James Blake, Donald Young Among US Open Main Draw Wildcards

James Blake and Donald Young were among the seven receiving US Open Wildcards, the USTA announced today.

Posted by Staff @ 2:36 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

April 4th, 2010

Previews: Odesnik in ATP Houston, Oudin at WTA Ponte Vedra

The claycourt season officially begins with two events each on the men’s and women’s tours this week: Grand Prix Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco Surface: clay $450,000 ADHEREL Seeds: Stan Wawrinka, Guillermo “G-Lo” Garcia-Lopez, Victor Hanescu, Lukasz Kubot, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Simon Greul, Olivier “The Roach” Rochus, Florent Serra Floaters: Arnaud Clement, Richard Gasquet Notes: Kubot after [...]

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 8th, 2010

Poll: Who Will be the Next American to Win Their First Grand Slam?

I’m asking who among the next generation of American players will take home a Grand Slam title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:18 pm in American tennis, Grand Slams | 28 Comments »

January 3rd, 2010

Clijsters Wins to Start 2010; Early Qualifying and Hopman Cup Action

he only thing that’s happened at these events is a bunch of qualifying matches have been played.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 1:55 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, Brisbane, Doha, Exhibitions, Injuries, WTA | 6 Comments »

December 29th, 2009

Players on the Rebound in 2010

While 2009 was an exciting year for tennis, and many players enjoyed their best seasons ever, some players did not play as well as they could have, due to injury, mental fatigue, or other, more unusual factors.

Posted by Special @ 10:49 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Injuries | 12 Comments »