When it began, Donald Young was a man without shoes. When it ended, he was a man still without a Grand Slam quarterfinal on his resume.
But the 2015 U.S. Open still will be looked upon fondly by the American left-hander, who came back twice from two sets down to win matches, left with a check for $225,000 for his fourth-round advance, and felt pieces of his game finally starting to fall into place, even at age 26 and after 11 years on the pro tennis tour.
"This was a good step in the right direction for me," Young said.
The right direction ended in a Monday match on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Switzerland's Stan...