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Donald Young biography

Date of birth : 1989-07-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-09-05
Credited as : tennis player, Tennis Master Cup, U.S. Open

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Donald Oliver Young, Jr. is a professional tennis player from the United States.

While acting as a ball boy at the age of 10, Young had the opportunity to play with tennis legend John McEnroe. McEnroe later said that Young "has hands like another lefty I know very well." Young has also paired up in a mixed doubles match with Melanie Oudin.

Young has a career-high ATP ranking of World No. 73. As of March 21, 2011, he has an ATP ranking of World No. 128.
In 2001 he came in second to Jesse Levine in the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals, at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center in Fort Lauderdale. 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.
He won the 2006 U.S. Junior National Championship, as the World No. 1 Junior, as Jesse Levine forfeited in the finals due to food poisoning.

He turned professional in 2004, but has mostly won matches in Futures and Challenger events, lower-level pro-tennis tournaments. Due to the slow start, his handlers were often criticized for pushing him too fast during the early stages.
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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