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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carlos Flemming
With an overpowering serve and aggressive play Tuesday night, James Blake dispatched defending champion David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4 and put the rest of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic field on notice that he's not fading away.
On Monday afternoon in Rock Creek Park, Donald Young was putting on a show, waxing opponent Artem Sitak in the first round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The 22-year-old American was quick and powerful, making Sitak's unforced errors look like the result of his force and agility.
"I think the biggest advantage any of these young payers can have is be in an environment where they can experience what the top levels of professional tennis are like," Flemming said in a phone interview. "Any young player who would get a chance to spend some quality time with him — practicing, going through the whole regimen, all those different things — it's invaluable to a player that's at the point that Donald is in his career."
"Everyone grows at a different pace. He's actually ahead of schedule," Flemming told The Washington Times. "When he starts to have success on the professional tour people will forget this window where his game didn't go as well as he expected."