Donald Oliver Young, Jr.
(born July 23, 1989) 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.
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... Read More