Young maturing on, and off, the court

Two weeks ago, Donald Young was winless on the ATP Tour. Now, he's one win from reaching the second week at the U.S. Open. The ascent so many predicted for him has finally begun, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: August 31, 2007, 11:17 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The restaurant at the La Quinta hotel in New Haven, Conn., had long since closed, but Donald Young could not take his eyes off the screen.

Transfixed, he watched an emerging tennis player, oozing with confidence, take Nikolay Davydenko, the world's No. 4-ranked player, to the brink. The underdog actually was two points from winning the match before fading and losing.

Young, as it turned out, was watching himself -- in an Aug. 22 match taped earlier from the ...

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