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Donald Young

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Young
  • Age: 25 (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
57 Singles Ranking
United States

United States

As of 15.12.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2015

Current

57
- 18-22 0 $518,142
Career

High

38

27.02.2012

57-109 0 $2,054,789

Singles & Doubles combined

2015

Current

279
- 4-8 0 $30,422
Career

High

203

12.11.2007

13-35 0 $2,054,789

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)

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