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Young Struggles with Racket Switch





March 13, 2012



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After falling in a third set tiebreaker to Steve Darcis at Indian Wells, Donald Young is now 2-6 on the year and blames part of his troubles on his attempt to switch rackets. Young, who is without a racket contract. played with Prince last year and then decided to try out a Dunlop in December through the second week of February in the tournament in San Jose. He then went back to Prince at the tournament in Memphis.

I was doing some racket testing and going back and forth and that really messes with head quiet a bit, the No. 39 ranked Young told Daily Tennis. I thought it might take me from 40 to 30 to 20. They are both great companies, but quite different, so I needed to pick one and work with it. It messes with you mentally quite a bit if you are not comfortable with your weapon. The Dunlop felt good in practice, but practice is different as you are loose, and in a match, you need to know what is going to happen when you hit your shot. You need to be fully ready.

Young is now back to playing with the Prince XL 320


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