Michael Te-Pei Chang is a former tennis player who represented America. He is known well for being the youngest male to ever win a Grand Slam title when he was just 17 years old. He was born on February 22, 1972 in Hoboken, New Jersey in the United States. Aside from being the youngest male to win a Grand Slam, he is also known as the first Asian who reached the Top Ten.

The key to Chang’s game was making use of great speed and a lot of determination. He was one of the known counterpunchers throughout the history of the sport, and remained on top the world rankings for a lot of years.

Born 22 Feb 1972
Nationality United States United States

Chang turned pro when he was just 15 years old. Because of that, he set a lot of records for being the youngest player to achieve them. Not only is he the youngest to win a Grand Slam, but he also became the youngest to reach the Top Five. At the French Open, Chang was an important factor at ending the record of having no American players to win the said tournament. He of course won the tournament and became the first American male to win the French Open since 1955.

Chang was one of the players that composed the winning U.S. team which competed at the Davis Cup in 1990. They had beaten Australia during the said tournament at the final round. He was also a part of the 1993 World Team Cup.

Retiring from the game in 2003, Chang played his last game at the U.S. Open of the said year. By then, he had a total of 34 career titles, and he had reached his highest ranking at No. 2 which he acquired in September 9, 1996. Among these wins, he has done very well at the Grand Slam tournaments; however, he has only won one which is the French Open in 1989.

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