American Donald Young Upsets Stanislas Wawrinka In 2011 U.S. Open

Down a break at 1-4 in the fifth set, it was not looking good for American Donald Young in the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open. But Young eventually got a couple breaks and after failing to serve out the match, beat No. 14 seed Stansilas Wawrinka in a fifth-set tiebreaker, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Friday.

Young got his first break of the fifth set when he was down 4-2. In that game, he was on the right end of two player challenges. He held his serve to get back to 4-4 and then got a chance to serve out the match when he broke Wawrinka again to go up 5-4. Young looked shaky in that game and was broken, but held his serve to force the fifth-set tiebreak.

In the tiebreaker, Young picked up a mini-break on the first point and then cruised to victory. Wawrinka hit a backhand into the net on the final point.

Neither player was really on the top of their game. Young did not have a single ace, and has not hit an ace through his first two matches of the U.S. Open. He also had 68 unforced errors and nine-double faults. But he was able to convert 8 of 15 break-point chances and came up big when he needed to.

He will now play No. 24 seed Juan Ignacio Chela in the third round. This equals Young's best performance in a Grand Slam. His best U.S. Open performance was in 2007 when he also reached the third round.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.    

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