Donald Young
Donald Young
Donald Young
Donald Young
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 3 with mother, Illona, and father, Donald, Sr., who have coached him throughout his career.
    • Parents run South Fulton Tennis Center in College Park, Georgia.
    • Writes right-handed.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is volley andtournaments are Washington and US Open.
    • Favourite athletes are Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras and Tiger Woods.
    • SupportsAtlanta Falcons (NFL).
    • Enjoys playing table tennis and board games like Monopoly.
    • Only athlete in Newsweek Magazine's "Who's Next?" feature on 27 December 2004.

    (UPDATED 7 JANUARY 2021)

    • Entered 2021 Delray Beach Q as No. 327 -- his lowest ranking since No. 335 on 4 June 2007 -- and is seeking 1st tour-level win since 2018 Washington 1R (d. Wawrinka).
    • Broke into Top 100 at age 18 on 19 November 2007, then achieved career-high No. 38 in 2012 before suffering 17-match losing streak.
    • Advanced to singles finals at 2011 Bangkok and 2015 Delray Beach, as well as doubles finals at 2015 Memphis w/Sitak and 2017 Roland Garros w/S. Gonzalez.
    • Played in US Open main draw for 14 straight years from 2005-18, reaching 4R in 2011 and 2015, while qualifying in 2009, 2013 and 2018.
    • Ended 2005 as World No. 1 junior and won 2005 Australian Open and 2007 Wimbledon boys’ singles titles, as well as 2005 US Open boys’ doubles title w/Clayton.


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