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Michael Chang

Full name: Michael Te-Pei Chang
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 22, 1972 in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Michael Chang was a professional tennis player who played from 1988-2003. He played singles at the 1992 and 2000 Olympics. Chang was best known as a professional for winning the 1989 French Open when he was only 17-years-old. This made him the first American to win that title since Tony Trabert in 1955. Chang never won another Grand Slam event but lost in the finals in 1996 at both the Australian and US Opens. He won 34 professional singles titles in his career, and reached a top world ranking of #2 in September 1996. He rarely played doubles.

Chang was chairman of ATP Tour Charities in 1994. He was known for his devotion to Christianity and later attended Biola University to study the Bible, eventually serving on the Biola University Board of Trustees. He was a spokesman for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the USA. Chang also coached tennis pros.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 17T
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 33T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #9 2 Oncins (BRA) 3, Chang (USA) 1 1
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round One Match #17 1 Chang (USA) 3, Mancini (ARG) 1 3
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Tennis United States USA Round One Match #5 2 2000-09-19 Lareau (CAN) 2, Chang (USA) 0 0
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