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Success on the U.S Horizon: Donald Young Captures Wimbledon Junior Title

July 10, 2007 03:09 PM

Donald Young, the up and coming American tennis star, took home his second junior title this weekend. The 17-year-old Atlanta resident defeated top-seeded Vladimir Ignatic of Belarus 7-5, 6-1 in the Wimbledon Junior final.

“It feels great, it’s awesome to have won. I felt I was the main target in the tournament, being the highest ranked player in the pros’ tour out there. So I had to go out there and deal with that pressure. In the final I just tried to keep a lot of first serves in play and tried to keep in the rallies and see what happened.”

In 2005, Young became the youngest player to ever win the Australian Open juniors title. With an overall record of 112-32 in junior competition, the talented left-hander became the recipient of much press, heralding him as the next great U.S. male tennis player.

Young, who was born in Chicago, is currently No. 292 on the ATP Tour rankings. He plans to play one more major junior tournament-- U.S Open -- before joining the men’s tour full time.

 

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