Black Tennis Pros has an exclusive interview by the site's proprietor, Sheila, with American tennis player Donald Young. He's still a teenager, but he's been touted as the next great American hope for years now.
His career has had some starts and stops to it, but there's no denying the talent's there. I wrote something about him last year where I thought he could be in the top 20 by 2010. While I'm still confident about him getting there, I've also been kind of hard on him over the past year because it seems like he's taken a step backward. Sheila's interview has softened my recent stance on him because who really knows what it's like to be in his shoes, a kid who everyone expects the world of? Then again, I wish he were working out with Robby Ginepri and Bobby Reynolds down in Atlanta—you know, hit with some pros, get bigger … I'm gonna stop there!
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.