Donald Young Wins The Last Great Match @USOpen Grandstand
Steve Fogleman, Tennis Atlantic
New York–Donald Young pulled off a miraculous comeback today at Grandstand Court at the US Open in a match that will likely be remembered as the last great one played on that court, scheduled for demolition after the tournament is complete.
Young won 4-6, 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-4. But it was even more dramatic than that.
Young took a medical timeout after losing the second set at love and walked gingerly–almost like a baby taking his first steps–after he rose from the court.
Troicki could smell victory, but it was only Fabreze.
Young served well and though he was slightly error-prone in the third set, there was way more pep in his step and Troicki had clearly been thrown off of his rhythm. Young rose to a much higher level post-MTO and Troicki was left guessing as Troicki’s shot selection was terrible in the last three sets. This is a grand slam defeat Troicki would like to forget and will go down as one of his worst losses.
In over a decade sitting in the stands at Grandstand court, I never heard so much fan support for an American player, and that’s saying everything. It was as if the entire audience of American tennis fandom felt personally for Donald, for his up and downs. They lit the place up for him.
One fan got some laughs and in fact, summed it all up. He hollered, “Make America Great Again, Donald!”