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- Age: 24 (23.07.1989)
- Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Residence: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2004
- Coach: Donald Sr. & lIlona Young
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age three with mother, Illona, and father, Donald, Sr. who are both tennis teaching professionals...Parents run the South Fulton Tennis Center in College Park, Georgia, outside of Atlanta after Donald Sr. took over operations in fall of 2003...Writes right-handed...Trains on occasion at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. with Nick Bollettieri...Favorite athletes are Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras and Tiger Woods ...Enjoys playing table tennis and board games like Monopoly....Only sports figure in Newsweek Magazine's "Who's Next?" feature on Dec. 27, 2004...In 2005, became youngest year-end World No. 1 in junior rankings at 16 years, 5 months (one month younger than Richard Gasquet in '02)...Won Australian Open junior title at age 15 to become youngest-ever and first African-American boy to be ranked No. 1 in the world...Also first American to win Australian junior title and finish No. 1 since Andy Roddick in 2000...Advanced to SF at Wimbledon and QF at US Open in '05...In doubles, won US Open title (w/Clayton) and reached final at Australian Open (w/De Bakker)....In 2007, captured Wimbledon junior title, first American to win since Scott Humphries in 1994...In 2004, reached Orange Bowl 18-under final (l. to Neilly) and in 2003 won Orange Bowl 16-under title (d. Thron), becoming first American to win that age division title since Jim Courier in 1986...Won Easter Bowl 14s and 18s titles in 2003-04...Named as Davis Cup practice partner for QF tie vs. Spain in 2007...Coached by parents.
Young DEUCE Feature (Jan. 2008)
2011 -- The American was 1 of most improved players on ATP World Tour, jumping from No. 128 to year-end best No. 39, highlighted by 1st career ATP World Tour final and Grand Slam best 4R finish...Won a personal-best 19 matches and finished 13-5 after 6-10 start through July…On Aug. 6, reached 1st ATP SF in Washington, defeating No. 18 Melzer (by ret.) and No. 26 Baghdatis (l. to eventual champ Stepanek)...In last Grand Slam event at US Open, reached a career-best 4R, posting wins over No. 14 Wawrinka in 5 sets (2R) and No. 24 Chela (3R) before losing to No. 4 Murray…Afterwards jumped from 84 to No. 57...Had 4 Top 20 wins and eight overall Top 50 wins…Went 2-2 vs. Top 10 opponents and in March at Indian Wells, posted 1st Top 10 win over No. 5 Murray in 2R…En route to Bangkok final (l. to Murray), defeated No. 9 Monfils in SF in final set TB...Went 13-5 in Challengers, with title in Tallahassee (d. Odesnik) and final in Savannah (l. to Odesnik) in May...Had a 16-13 record on hard courts and 3-4 on grass…Earned a career-high $425,315...
2010 -- Ranked World No. 195 qualified for the Australian Open, reaching 2nd RD (l. to No. 22 Hewitt)…Awarded five wild cards over the course of the year at Houston (l. to Anderson in 1st RD), Atlanta (d. No. 102 Sela in 1st RD; l. to Anderson), ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l. to Golubev in 1st RD), New Haven (d. Robert; l. to Chela in 2nd RD) and US Open (l. to Simon in 1st RD)…In ATP Challenger play, won the Carson title (d. Kendrick) in April and the Aptos final (l. to Matosevic) in July…
2009 -- Did not play ATP World Tour match until Washington in August, when he received a wild card only to lose to Hewitt in 1st RD…Qualified for the US Open, falling to World No. 15 Robredo in 1st RD, and also Bangkok in late September…In ATP Challenger play, won one title at Calabasas (d. Russell) in October and advanced to Tallahassee final (l. to Isner) in April…Finished season ranked World No. 206…
2008 -- Played first five months on ATP World Tour circuit, falling to Berrer in Australian Open 1st RD…In February reached the Memphis QFs (l. to Bjorkman) and following month at AMS Indian Wells beat No. 32 Lopez in 2nd RD before falling to No. 2 Nadal 61 63…Reached a career-high No. 73 on 21 April…Made 1st RD exits at Roland Garros (l. to Ginepri) and Wimbledon (l. to Levine)…During summer US swing, qualified for AMS Canada, beat Haas at Los Angeles en route to 2nd RD (l. to Gicquel) and made Washington 2nd RD exit (l. to Isner)…At US Open lost to World No. 9 Blake 61 36 61 46 64 in 1st RD…In ATP Challenger play won one title at Sacramento (d. Kendrick) in October from two finals…
2007 -- The youngest player to finish in Top 100 (at 18 years, 5 months) put together solid Challenger results (34-14 mark) with one title and four other finals...Made second-biggest ranking jump into Top 100, climbing 386 positions from previous year...Also made breakthrough on ATP circuit by winning his first match and advanced to a Grand Slam-best 3rd RD at US Open...Began season in his first tournament ranked No. 491 at U.S. Futures #1 in Tampa, reaching final (l. to Lammer)...In addition, a QF in three other Futures events in first three months...In April, advanced to QF at Valencia (Calif.) Challenger (l. to Kim) and followed with title at U.S. Futures #8 in Arkansas (d. Nishikori)...Returned to Challenger level in next three months with QF in Tunica (Miss.) , SF in Carson (Calif.) and first career title in Aptos (d. Reynolds)...Played first ATP tournament of year in Indianapolis (l. to Lee) and posted his first career ATP win over Delic in New Haven (l. to No. 4 Davydenko in three sets)...Made his third appearance at US Open and reached 3rd RD with win over Guccione, walkover vs. Gasquet (illness) before losing to Lopez in four sets...Afterwards, climbed from No. 223 to No. 170 on Sept. 10, his first appearance in Top 200...Following US Open, put together a 21-7 mark highlighted by finals in Tulsa (l. to Witten), Calabasas (l. to Kendrick), Louisville (l. to Bachinger), and Champaign (l. to Levine)...Also QF in Sacramento (l. to Stadler) and Nashville (l. to Kendrick)...In doubles, won titles in Joplin (w/Briaud) and Tunica (w/Goldstein) and reached final in Vancouver (w/Kuznetsov)...Also won two of three Futures finals...Earned a career-high $114,467.
2006 -- Best pro result was SF at U.S. Futures #3 and QF in two other Futures events...In Challenger play, advanced to QF in Louisville...
2005 -- Advanced to his first QF at U.S. Futures #9 and finished year as No. 1 junior in the world, winning Australian Open title...