"It's definitely dissapointing," Young said. "You want to win these matches. I might not sleep too well (tonight).
Jonas is getting a little older but he's still a great player."
Young took set one with consistent groundstrokes, passing shot winners and forceful serves. Serving at 5-1 40-0,
Young's 119 mile per hour ace down the tee gave him the set 6-1 after 29 minutes of play.
In set two Bjorkman rushed the net frequently to end points more quickly with forehand and backhand volley winners. Bjorkman went ahead 3-0 before
closing out the set 6-2 after Young netted a backhand slice.
After going ahead 3-1 in the final set, Bjorkman faced a determined Young whose passing shots and crisp baseline game tied the match in
Young reached matchpoint at 6-5 after he hit two forehand crosscourt winners followed by two errors from Bjorkman. An unreturnable serve from
Bjorkman evened the tiebreaker at 6-6. A crosscourt backhand volley winner from Bjorkman put him at matchpoint at 7-6.
"It's always been my strength; trying to come to the net," Bjorkman said. "This week I've been hitting my volleys really good. If I can take
advantage of that,
Young netted a backhand to finish the match. In Saturday's semifinals Bjorkman faces Steve Darcis of Belgium.
"I'm very pleased with the way I played," Bjorkman said. "Tennis is a game. It's all about winning that last point. And you've got to find
a way to win that last point and that's what I did."