At UCLA, some of the top men’s tennis players have gathered to compete in the Countrywide Classic.
Yesterday, Tommy Haas, who has won the tournament twice, took on 19-year-old Donald Young, and to everyone’s surprise, Young beat Haas in two sets.
While I am a pretty new fan of tennis, I can’t help but be amazed by Young. Haas is a legend, even in Los Angeles. (Kate Hudson, a friend and fan, was in the stands with Haas’ girlfriend.) This scrappy, up-and-coming kid just kept firing back, and through pure endurance beat Haas. He obviously has a great career in front of him.
Spain’s Carlos Moya played Xavier Malisse of Belgium. It took three sets and a tiebreak for Moya to beat Malisse.