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The 2016 Australian Open quickly puts the 2015 U.S. Open in the rearview mirror

The 2016 Australian Open — which burst into dramatic color on Tuesday in Melbourne — can be summarized in this image: The tournament smacked a lot of players in the face, immediately changing the tenor of a very young tennis season. * Remember the 2015 U.S. Open? Yeah, me neither. Many of the events which unfolded during that late-summer fortnight in New York have been abruptly...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2016 Australian Open quickly puts the 2015 U.S. Open in the rearview mirror

The 2016 Australian Open — which burst into dramatic color on Tuesday in Melbourne — can be summarized in this image: The tournament smacked a lot of players in the face, immediately changing the tenor of a very young tennis season. * Remember the 2015 U.S. Open? Yeah, me neither. Many of the events which unfolded during that late-summer fortnight in New York have been abruptly...
Via Attacking The Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2016 Australian Open quickly puts the 2015 U.S. Open in the rearview mirror

The 2016 Australian Open — which burst into dramatic color on Tuesday in Melbourne — can be summarized in this image: The tournament smacked a lot of players in the face, immediately changing the tenor of a very young tennis season. * Remember the 2015 U.S. Open? Yeah, me neither. Many of the events which unfolded during that late-summer fortnight in New York have been abruptly...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Upsets And Close Calls In Basel

As the year begins to wrap up there are two ATP events are being held this week. The toughest competition is in Basel, Switzerland, the home of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer. Roger entered the tournament as the number one seed and won his first match in clinical fashion, 6-1 6-2. Yesterday Roger defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber for the eleventh straight time to move into the next...
Via isportsweb.com
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 moments from the U.S. Open

After having a little time to digest a wild U.S. Open, I’ve come up with a list of special moments from the tennis fortnight. There were many to consider, and the list goes from most significant to least significant. Vinci upsets Serena This very well may be the greatest upset of all time. It was certainly, the most entertaining match of the tournament. Most people didn’t give...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open Lookahead: Top American faces Federer in 4th round

NEW YORK (AP) The very first Grand Slam loss of John Isner's career - back when he was ranked 184th, only a few months removed from leading Georgia to an NCAA tennis title, and still officially listed at 6-foot-9 - came against none other than Roger Federer. It was at the 2007 U.S. Open, and Isner actually managed to win the first set before being beaten in four. They'll meet again...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Still Young: Former teen prodigy comes back again at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Asked about the U.S. Tennis Association trying to find the ''next Donald Young,'' the former teen prodigy couldn't help but quip: ''I thought they moved on from me.'' Back in the second week at a major, Young can find humor in all those times his career was written off. If it seems as though he's been around forever, he has - it's been more than a decade since he played...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

NEW YORK (AP) Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open. On Thursday, the two-time major champion will be across the net from another. The 34-year-old Hewitt has served as a mentor to his country's up-and-coming players as his career nears its end, so he cringes to see them pop up in his draw. ''Just awkward,'' Hewitt...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Young rallies to stun 11th-seeded Simon at US Open: 'I was almost ready to go home'

Down two sets and a break, American Donald Young rallied to stun 11th-seeded Gilles Simon in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday. The 68th-ranked Young won 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in 3 hours, 34 minutes with a packed Court 17 urging him on. The 26-year-old Young's career has been one of extremes, a one-time teen prodigy who has stumbled through some long losing streaks as...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

How compelling is the U.S. Open Series?

With the U.S. Open Series starting next week in Atlanta it seems appropriate to evaluate the popularity of the North American hard court swing. The series has taken some hits over the years, it has changed sponsors and lost tournaments in Los Angeles and Carlsbad. This part of the season lacks the fluidity of the clay court season, often referred to as the “Road to Roland Garros”...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexandr Dolgopolov starts grass event with win over Donald Young

  Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer. Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen's Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham Tennis Centre. Baghdatis...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolgopolov, Baghdatis advance in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer. Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen's Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Young leads parade of upsets at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Donald Young led a parade of upsets at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, with the American beating 31st-seeded Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-2. Young equaled his best result at Indian Wells, reaching the third round for the third time. He faces a potentially tough next match, taking on either No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal or Igor Sijsling, who met in the evening. Alexandr...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryans win to keep US alive in Davis Cup vs Britain

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Bob and Mike Bryan kept the United States alive in its Davis Cup first-round tie against Britain, holding off a comeback by Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot to win Saturday's doubles in five sets. The 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (8), 9-7 victory by the Californian brothers reduced the Americans' deficit to 2-1, and took the World Group match to a third and final day...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Murray beats Donald Young to give Brits 1-0 edge

  Andy Murray quelled a mid-match comeback from Donald Young to win in four sets Friday and give Britain a 1-0 lead over the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in his first match in his native Scotland since winning Wimbledon in 2013. The fifth-ranked Murray dropped only five points in seven service games in the first two sets, but was...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray beats Young, Britain leads US 1-0 in Davis Cup

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Andy Murray quelled a mid-match comeback from Donald Young to win in four sets Friday and give Britain a 1-0 lead over the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in his first match in his native Scotland since winning Wimbledon in 2013. The fifth-ranked Murray dropped only five points in seven service games in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Murray to play D. Young as U.S., Britain clash

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Andy Murray, playing in his native Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon in 2013, will face Donald Young in the opening singles Friday when Britain hosts the Unites States in the first round of the Davis Cup. John Isner, the highest-ranked U.S. player at No. 20, will play James Ward in the second match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The draw...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Murray drawn to play Donald Young in Davis Cup

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Andy Murray will play No. 47-ranked Donald Young in the opening singles of Britain's Davis Cup match against the United States. John Isner, the highest-ranked U.S. player at No. 20, will play James Ward in Friday's second match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The draw for the first-round World Group match was held...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Delray Beach: Karlovic beats Young to become oldest tourney champ

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Ivo Karlovic won the Delray Beach Open on Sunday to become the oldest champion in the 23-year history of the tournament, beating surprise finalist Donald Young 6-3, 6-3. Six days shy of his 36th birthday, the fourth-seeded Karlovic won his sixth ATP Tour title. The 6-foot-11 Croatian had 13 aces and saved all seven break points he faced. In five matches, Karlovic...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

35-year-old Ivo Karlovic wins Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Ivo Karlovic won the Delray Beach Open on Sunday to become the oldest champion in the 23-year history of the tournament, beating surprise finalist Donald Young 6-3, 6-3. Six days shy of his 36th birthday, the fourth-seeded Karlovic won his sixth ATP Tour title. The 6-foot-11 Croatian had 13 aces and saved all seven break points he faced. In five matches,...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

American Donald Young advances to Delray Beach Open final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- 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. The 25-year-old American, the top-ranked junior in the world 10 years ago, will play fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia or fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the final. Young, who also reached...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Young advances to Delray Beach Open final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) 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. The 25-year-old American, the top-ranked junior in the world 10 years ago, will play fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia or fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the final. Young, who also reached...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Young upsets Dolgopolov in Delray Beach quarterfinal

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- 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. On his sixth match point, the 25-year-old American finally put Dolgopolov away with a winner on a backhand volley. A decade ago, Young was the world's top-ranked junior, but he...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Young reaches another quarterfinal with Delray Beach win

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Donald Young reached his third quarterfinal in four ATP events this year with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia at the Delray Beach Open on Thursday. The 25-year-old American, who was the No. 1-ranked junior in the world in 2005 but has struggled in the professional ranks, has never before made three quarterfinals in an entire season. In January...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson needs 3 sets to beat Young in Memphis semifinals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Kevin Anderson of South Africa used his big serve to beat American Donald Young 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in the semifinals of the Memphis Open. The second-seeded Anderson became only the third South African to reach the final in Memphis and the first since Wayne Ferreira in 1992. Anderson, ranked No. 15 in the world, improved to 8-3 in reaching his first final...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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