Donald Young joined his "sister" in the French Open third round when he beat the No.26 seed, Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 yesterday.
The American is not related to Taylor Townsend, the 18-year-old who has reached the last 32 at her first grand slam, but says he might as well be.
"My parents and her parents have been friends since before I was born; my parents started her playing tennis," Young said. "It's more of … her and her sisters are like a brother-sister type thing. [They are] more than friends because I have known them forever. I have known her since she was born, since she was just in the cradle and all that."
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"I've seen her grow up and it's great to see her playing well and winning matches. And to be at this level, it's awesome. I'm really excited for her. She is actually staying at our hotel. So we will sit down for breakfast, and we'll talk about things in the past and her getting in trouble sometimes. That's good," Young added, smiling.