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Donald Young (tennis) : biography

July 23, 1989 -

Donald Oliver Young, Jr. (born July 23, 1989) in Chicago, is an American professional tennis player. He was widely considered to be one of a number of promising young players in 2011 who could break into the top 20, but has rapidly fallen down the world rankings.

Young has a career-high ATP ranking of world no. 38. He reached the fourth round of the 2011 US Open, which marked his first appearance in the fourth round of a major. His 17-match losing streak is the third longest in the Open Era, behind Andrey Golubev's (18) and Vince Spadea's (21), after a loss to Jesse Levine at the 2012 Cincinnati Masters.

Singles titles (6)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
Challengers (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. July 16, 2007 Aptos Hard USA}} Bobby Reynolds 7–5, 6–3
2. October 6, 2008 Sacramento Hard USA}} Robert Kendrick 6–4, 6–1
3. October 25, 2009 Calabasas Hard USA}} Michael Russell 7–6(7–4), 6–1
4. May 30, 2010 Carson Hard USA}} Robert Kendrick 6–4, 6–4
5. April 16, 2011 Tallahassee Hard USA}} Wayne Odesnik 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
6. April 7, 2013 Leon Hard TPE}} Jimmy Wang 6–2, 6-2

Doubles titles (2)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
2. May 7, 2007 Tunica, United States Clay USA}} Paul Goldstein URU}} Pablo Cuevas Horacio Zeballos 4–6, 6–1, [10–4]
1. February 12, 2007 Joplin, United States Hard USA}} Patrick Briaud USA}} Goran Dragicevic Mirko Pehar 6–4, 6–4


Junior and early career

In 2001 he came in second to Jesse Levine in the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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. They were already bringing in the table for the trophy presentation, when Levine ran off an astonishing 23 consecutive points, to defeat Young 7–5 in the third.

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.

He turned professional in 2004, but mostly played Futures and Challenger events. Due to the slow start, his handlers were often criticized for pushing him too fast during the early stages.

In 2004, Young reached the Orange Bowl 18-under final (l. to Neilly). 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.

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, a record he held until the Australian Open in 2008, when Bernard Tomic won the event 2 months younger than Young. Young also won the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Championship with Alex Clayton.

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