It was a surprise to see Donald Young has reached the quarters in Washington DC this week. DY has beaten a qualifier, ATP #18 Jurgen Melzer, and Michael Russell to reach the final eight where he will play Marcos Baghdatis for a spot in the semis. This is Young's second time in an ATP quarterfinal - he reached the 2008 quarter in Memphis - and if he can beat Bag it will be his first ATP semi (which would be against the Verdasco-Stepanek winner).Young defeated Michael Russell 63 63 yesterday, the same Iron Mike Russell who he was soundly trounced by just a few weeks ago in Atlanta by the score of 60 63. The two have split four meetings on the Challenger level so this kind of rapid reversal in just a few weeks could be an indication that Young has made some kind of mental or physical breakthrough - and could be on the verge of fulfilling the high expectations so many court observers have placed on him.Donald Young to the semis of finals at the Legg Mason in Washington DC? Hey, if Ernests Gulbis can come out of nowhere to owin Los Angeles in stunning style, who knows, a second major surprise could be in the cards for the latest stop on the U.S. Open Series circuit.