Top 5 Unexpected Match Results – Donald Young beat Andy Murray, Indian Wells 2nd RD

Donald Young Beat Monfils

Andy Murray is a player that gets quite a lot of surprises this season, besides never defeated by Alex Bogomolov Jr., he also had another surprise that is was defeated by Donald Young in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

With the Scot still reeling from defeat in his third Grand Slam final at the Australian Open (l. to Djokovic), Young took full advantage to claim the biggest scalp of his career and would go on to make a significant climb in the South African Airways ATP Rankings during the year.

Having qualified into the main draw, Young recorded just his second tour-level win of the year to set up the clash with Murray, and broke the Dunblane native four times as he wrapped up the unlikely victory in one hour and 34 minutes. The highest-ranked player Young had previously beaten was a 32nd-ranked Feliciano Lopez in 2008 at the same stage of the year’s first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament.

“I’d been in this position a couple of times with a few players and had not won the match,” reflected Young. “I just told myself this time I was going to see it through and not let the nerves get the best of me.”

The American, now 22, went on to put together a career-best season, highlighted by reaching his first final at the PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok – where Murray reaped his revenge – and defeating World No. 14 Stanislas Wawrinka en route to the US Open fourth round, also falling to Murray. He finished the year a career-high World No. 39 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, 88 places higher than his starting position.

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