Delray Beach Open: Frances Tiafoe vs. Donald Young 1/8/2021 Tennis Prediction

Delray Beach Open: Frances Tiafoe vs. Donald Young 1/8/2021 Tennis Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Young vs. Frances Tiafoe - 2021 Delray Beach Open First Round

Friday, January 8, 2021

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It is an All-American matchup at the 2021 Delray Beach Open as Frances Tiafoe meets Donald Young in the first round on Friday, January 8th 2021. Will it be the once-American tennis prodigy in Young to cause an upset, or will Tiafoe put his place even higher up in American tennis?

Donald Young used to be the complete star of American tennis, with people expecting him to reach the highest levels in the tennis world, however, more than 10 years after his professional tennis debut, Young is not a name anyone speaks of much. Young had suffered injuries and confidence issues throughout his career which have prevented him from reaching the higher echelons of the tennis world, but has shown some good performances in the qualifying rounds here in Delray Beach. Will these performances be enough to give him the confidence against one of the most flamboyant and energetic players on the tour in Frances Tiafoe?

Frances Tiafoe was very solid a few years ago, but injury issues and a lack of confidence resulted in him falling slightly down the rankings in the last couple of years. Tiafoe has a lot of potential, and is still extremely young, and can become one of the best players in the world in a few years if he continously adds new aspects to his game and improves his amazing flamboyant playing style. Tiafoe has so much energy on the court and it is a pleasure to watch him play, will he be able to contend for the title here?

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This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and although Young has more experience and has played big matches against big players in the past, Frances Tiafoe is one of the most promising future talents for American tennis, has more energy, and a more all-round game-style. Tiafoe will want to come out in 2021 and make it his break-through season, and rise higher than 62 in the world, perhaps even getting into the top 20 in the world which we all know is very possible. Frances Tiafoe to win and move to the second round.

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