By Erin Maher
Throughout the 2017 US Open Series season, we’ll take a look at a young American who excelled at the previous week’s event. This week’s rising star is Jared Donaldson, who advanced to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarterfinal at the recently completed Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The Jared Donaldson File
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Current Rank: 51
Career-High Rank: 51 (August 2017)
Jared Donaldson has quietly continued to prove his prowess in the pros.
Largely under the radar, the 20-year-old has risen to the cusp of the Top 50 through his fine play this summer. After reaching the third round at Wimbledon, he came back to the States and reached the round of 16 in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Montreal.
Then, this past week in Cincinnati, the Rhode Island native upset world No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut, 7-6, 6-3, and topped India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili to advance to the quarterfinals. Ultimately, the young American fell to compatriot John Isner, 7-6, 7-5.
Donaldson’s deep run in Cincinnati bolstered the Californian’s ranking, putting him at a new career best of No. 51. He is currently the highest-ranked American among the ATP NextGen set.
Donaldson’s talents are not limited to the tennis court. The young American has also flexed his entrepreneurial skills in recent years. Donaldson, along with his father and a business partner, own and run D&D real estate, renting and managing student housing in his hometown of Providence, R.I. In total, they have purchased, renovated and rented 12 homes and counting.