The Summer of Donald? Young Earns a Straight Sets Win in Washington @CitiOpen
There was a mental letdown today in the Donald Young match. It didn’t involve Donald Young, as it was the other guy’s head playing tricks on him in a 6-4, 6-3 win by the American to advance to the third round of the Citi Open in Washington, DC.
Benneteau never gave himself a chance with 7 double-faults in the match and was only able to save one of his three break chances in the second set. Young himself had just two doubles for the match and saved ten of the twelve break chances he faced.
For Young, the win is a boost to him at a critical time of year for an American player. After falling in the first round at Wimbledon, Newport and Atlanta, Donald’s won two in a row here, over Yuichi Sugita and Benneteau.
Young will take on Denis Istomin tomorrow.