Donald Young has committed to play the BB&T Atlanta Open.
At just 22 years old, Young has already left a notable mark on the ATP World Tour. The Atlanta resident was named one of the most improved players of 2011, finishing the year ranked No. 39 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.
Last season, the young American proved his potential by upsetting a number of top-ranked players throughout the year. Young stunned world No. 4 Andy Murray in the second round of Indian Wells, defeating the Scott in straight sets. He knocked Stanislas Wawrinka out in the second round of the US Open in a fifth set tiebreak. Finally, he edged Gael Monfils in the semifinals in Bangkok, booking a spot in his first ATP Final.
Having turned pro at 15, Young stepped onto the world stage following an impressive junior career. Capstones of his junior accomplishments include boy’s Grand Slam champion of both Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
Though Young is well seasoned on the pro tour, he is still the up and coming hope for American tennis. Young earned one of four spots on the US Olympic Singles team and will join Isner, Roddick, and Harrison representing the US at the London Games this summer.
Young returns to Atlanta for the third consecutive year and is sure to challenge the top players in this year’s talented field.