Michael Chang

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang Full Name: Michael Chang
Nationality: American

Profession: Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Why Famous: The youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17 years and 4 months, he was best known for his on-court speed and fighting spirit. He is considered by many observers to have been one of the best defensive baseliners of all time and introduced the jumping two-handed backhand.

Born: February 22, 1972 (44 years old)
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Married Life

  • 2008-10-18 Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

Historical Events in the Life of Michael Chang

  • 1987-09-01 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
  • 1989-06-09 Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals
  • 1989-06-11 88th Men's French Open: Michael Chang beats Stefan Edberg (6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1992-09-12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)
  • 1995-06-11 94th Men's French Open: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (7-5, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1996-01-28 84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)
  • 1996-09-08 116th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (6-1, 6-4, 7-6)

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