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Donald Young Secures First Round Victory at Pilot Pen

Monday, August 20, 2007

Donald Young walked in the newness of life on Sunday, as he defeated Amer Delic in the first round of the Pilot Pen Tournament in New Haven, Connecticut. Young, who recently celebrated his 18th birthday, gave himself a belated birthday gift. This win is his first on the ATP Tour after 12 matches. Young is putting to good use the wildcard that he received into this tournament. He stated that this win is "a big relief."

The arrival of the Young one has been talked about for some time now. He's been coming up through the ranks with quite a bit of hype about his talent being bantered about. Of it, Young says, "I like the talk and the hype, but you don't really like it when it starts going negative. When it's all positive, it's awesome. But you've got to take the good with the bad." Good philosophy son, hold on to it. You'll need it.

Young's win over Delic today came in at 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. And for his reward, what does the Young one get? A second round match up with Nikolay Davydenko. That's cold. But he's in the big leagues now so the battle starts here. Good Luck! I'll be praying for you.

Tsonga Not Able to Sing Same Song as Young

Also in action at the Pilot Pen Tournament on Sunday was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. Tsonga was defeated by Juan Martin Del Portro of Argentina by a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Tsonga served 10 aces but also had 6 double faults and a first serve rate of 54%. Del Portro's first serve percentage wasn't much better at 58%, but it was enough to pull out the win.

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