By Kevin Ware
(February 14, 2013) SAN JOSE – Here are some more courtside impressions from an eventful Day Three at the SAP Open. It was mixed bag of fun matches and dramatic wins. But let’s start with the sad and unsettling loss by Donald Young.
I don’t know what to say anymore regarding the sad and curious case of Donald Young. With each shot he makes, you see the talent that took him to No. 1 in the juniors; yet with each unforced error and pained aftermath, you’re reminded of the reasons that his pro career has hit the proverbial wall. His loss to Michael Russell during the day session was about as ugly as it gets. Neither guy played well, but Donald’s lack of confidence at crunch time was the tipping point. Every gaze over to his box is filled with agonizing pleas for help that isn’t arriving anytime soon. It’s tough to watch. Even though us in the “media” should maintain some semblance of neutrality, it doesn’t stop me from hoping that Donald comes back from th