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WASHINGTON (AP) There appeared to be little reason to expect Donald Young to make a deep run at the Citi Open.
The left-handed American arrived at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open on a four-match losing streak. He was 10-13 this season. He hadn't reached the semifinals at any tour-level event in three years.
Young insists he believed in himself - more than he used to. After four victories in a row, three against seeded opponents, Young is back in an ATP semifinal, getting there by beating No. 7 Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Friday at the Citi Open.