Young learning from past mistakes

After years of struggling, one-time American phenom happy with his game

Updated: January 16, 2014, 9:16 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- There was a time when Donald Young had to think it was going to be easy.

A pro at 14, the best 14-year-old player in the world, according to those who knew such things, predictions that he would be the next Pete Sampras, John McEnroe even.

The next great American tennis player and how many times have we heard that?

Young heard it enough that it made the lows the lowest and the highs, like the one he experienced on a sizzling hot court in the second ...

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