Will experience translate to success for Young?

Donald Young spent last week as a practice partner for the U.S. Davis Cup team. Bonnie DeSimone writes what the 17-year-old learned from the likes of James Blake and Andy Roddick.

Updated: April 11, 2007, 10:59 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Donald Young got thrown into a pool with some serious card sharks last week, but he held his own. He invested $100 in a game of Dealer's Choice and came out $1 up -- not bad considering the monetary losses suffered by some past Davis Cup practice partners.

The 17-year-old said he was initially unsure whether he'd fit in during his first stint with the poker-loving U.S. team, given the age gap between him and his accomplished elders, although he said it helped ...

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