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Michael Te-Pei Chang

Born: 1972 AD
Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Tennis Player

1972 – Born on the 22nd of February, in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.

1987 – At aged 15, he won the USTA Boys 18s Hardcourts and the Boys 18s Nationals, and became the youngest player to win a main draw match at the US Open when he defeated Paul McNamee in four sets in the first round.

1988 – He won his first top-level singles title at San Francisco, aged 16 years and 7 months.

1989 – He is best remembered for becoming the youngest ever male winner of a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open.

         – His victory is equally remembered for an epic five-set encounter with Ivan Lendl in the fourth round.

         – He became the first American man to win the French Open since.

         – In August, he became the youngest player to be ranked in the world’s top-five on the men’s singles rankings. Chang’s success marked the start of an era in which a new generation of American players

         – Chang reached three further Grand Slam finals after his famous French Open triumph

1990 – He was a member of the US team which won the Davis Cup, beating Australia in the final.

1993 – He was also on the US team which won the World Team Cup.

2000 – His final top level title was wonat Los Angeles.

2003 – He retired from the professional tour. During his career, he won a total of 34 top-level professional singles titles.