Popular Tennis Player Michael Chang

Michael Chang

Michael Chang, an American Tennis star, is the youngest player in the history of the game to win a Grand Slam title. He has been among the world’s top ten players for many years. However, he never hit the World No. 1 as his best ever was World No. 2.

Chang was only 16 when he won his first major title at San Francisco in 1988. A year later, he won the French Open by beating Stefan Edberg.  Another reason he was popular was the fact that no one had ever won a French Open since 1955. He was listed in top 5 players in the world, which was a record for being so young.

Chang couldn’t continue his career on the high as he showed in his early years. He reached French Open final in 1995 but lost in the final. Although he had beaten tougher opponents in previous matches, his performance in the final was heavily criticized.

Chang also reached finals of US Open and Australian Open in 1996 but unfortunately lost to Boris Becker in Australian Open and Pete Sampras in the US Open. Had he won any of these Grand Slams, he would have achieved World No. 1 rank but it wasn’t to be.

He retired from the sport in 2003 after failing to win anything major for three years.

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