Friday, September 2, 2011
Donald Young upset Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (7), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in the second round at the U.S. Open.
The match lasted 4 hours, 20 minutes Friday.
“In tennis terms Donald Young became a man today,” tweeted Patrick McEnroe.
In 2005, Young became the youngest boy to finish a year as the world’s top-ranked junior player, but he has struggled to find the same success on the ATP tour.
He reached his first semifinal at Washington last month and at No. 84 has his highest ranking since May 2008.
“I would like to think I’m a pretty tough person deep down,” he said. “Just had to grow up a little bit.”
In the third round he will face Juan Ignacio Chela.