Michael Te-Pei Chang (born February 22, 1972) is an American former professional tennis player. He is the youngest male player in history to win a Grand Slam tournament, winning the 1989 French Open at 17 years and 109 days old. Chang won a total of 34 top-level professional singles titles, was a three-time Grand Slam runner-up, and reached a career-best ranking of world No. 2 in 1996. Since he was shorter than virtually all of his opponents, he played a dogged defensive style utilizing his quickness and speed.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Orange County, California|
|Born||February 22, 1972|
Hoboken, New Jersey
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||José Higueras (1989)|
Carl Chang (1992–2003)
|Int. Tennis HoF||2008 (member page)|
|Career record||662–312 (68.0% in ATP and Grand Prix & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 2 (September 9, 1996)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||F (1996)|
|French Open||W (1989)|
|US Open||F (1996)|
|Tour Finals||F (1995)|
|Grand Slam Cup||F (1991, 1992)|
|Olympic Games||2R (1992)|
|Career record||11–33 (25.0% in ATP and Grand Prix & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 199 (April 19, 1993)|
|Davis Cup||W (1990)|
|Last updated on: July 5, 2014.|
After moving from Hoboken, New Jersey, to St. Paul, Minnesota, where Michael learned tennis, the Changs moved first to Placentia, California, and then Encinitas, California, to increase the tennis opportunities for Michael and his older brother, Carl. Growing up Chang learned some Chinese from his Taiwanese parents and can speak Mandarin. Betty quit her job as a chemist to travel with Chang on the tour. After rising to #163 in the world as a 15-year-old amateur, Chang dropped out of tenth grade at San Dieguito High School in Encinitas after passing his GED in February 1988 in order to pursue a professional tennis career.
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Chang first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player who set numerous "youngest-ever" records. He won his first national title, the USTA Junior Hard Court singles, at the age of 12. Aged 13, he won the Fiesta Bowl 16s. Two years later, aged 15, Chang 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. A month later he reached the semifinals at Scottsdale, Arizona to become the youngest player to reach the semifinal stage of a top-level professional tournament. He won his first top-level singles title in 1988 at San Francisco, aged 16 years and 7 months.
Chang's most significant youngest-ever record came in 1989 when he won the French Open at the age of 17 years, 110 days, to become the youngest male player ever to win a Grand Slam title. He defeated Stefan Edberg in a five-set final, 6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2. His victory is equally remembered for an epic five-set encounter with Ivan Lendl in the fourth round (see below). Chang became the first American man to win the French Open since Tony Trabert in 1955, and the first American man to win a Grand Slam since 1984. And in August 1989, Chang became the youngest player to be ranked in the world's top 5.
Chang met Edberg in the semifinals of the US Open in 1992, this time Edberg winning in a five-set encounter, 6–7, 7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4. The 5-hour, 26-minute match is the longest in US Open history. Chang reached three further Grand Slam finals after his 1989 French Open triumph, losing the 1995 French Open final to Thomas Muster, the 1996 Australian Open final to Boris Becker, and the 1996 US Open final to Pete Sampras. In the 1995 French Open, he defeated Michael Stich and then two-time defending champion Sergi Bruguera in the semifinals in straight sets, eventually losing to Muster. In both the 1996 Australian and U.S. Opens, he defeated Andre Agassi in the semifinals in straight sets; a win over Sampras at the U.S. Open would have made Chang the no. 1 player in the world. In the 1997 U.S. Open, he was the odds-on favorite to win after Sampras was upset by Petr Korda; however, Chang lost to eventual champion Patrick Rafter in the semifinals in straight sets.
Chang was a key member of the US team which won the Davis Cup in 1990. In the semifinals at Austria, his dramatic comeback from two-sets down against Horst Skoff, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3, led the US into its first Davis Cup final since 1984. Chang went on to defeat Darren Cahill in straight sets, as the US defeated Australia in the final. He was also on the US team which won the World Team Cup in 1993. His best performance in the year-end singles championship came in 1995, when he defeated Muster, Jim Courier, and then dominated Pete Sampras in the semifinals, before losing in the final to Boris Becker.
Chang represented the US in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, reaching the second round before being eliminated by Jaime Oncins. He chose to skip the 1996 Summer Olympics despite the fact that the event was held in Atlanta and that he would have been the tournament's number-one seed (the singles' gold medal was won by Andre Agassi). Chang participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he was eliminated in the first round by Sébastien Lareau.
Chang was introduced to tennis by his father Joe, who was his first coach. During his rise in 1989 (including his French Open title), he was coached by José Higueras. For much of his professional career, he was coached by his older brother Carl Chang, who also played in several doubles tournaments with him in the early 1990s. He was the first player to be beaten by Roger Federer in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 2000 Australian Open. He was also the second player to be beaten by Andy Roddick in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the second round of the French Open in 2001.
Chang retired from the professional tour in 2003. During his career, he won a total of 34 top-level professional singles titles. His final top-level title was won in 2000 at Los Angeles. His total career prize-money earnings was US$19,145,632. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 2 in 1996, following his US Open finals performance. He was a year-end top-ten player for six consecutive years in the 1990s (1992–1997), a feat matched in the decade only by Pete Sampras. He is one of a few players to win ATP titles in three different decades. His three Indian Wells Masters titles was an ATP record which stood for 15 years, before being eclipsed by Roger Federer in 2012.
Chang became Kei Nishikori's coach in 2014.
1989 French Open match vs Ivan LendlEdit
Chang's most famous match took place at the 1989 French Open, on the way to winning his only Grand Slam singles title. Chang defeated Eduardo Masso, Pete Sampras and Francisco Roig, dropping only one set, in reaching the fourth round. There, Chang faced World No. 1, reigning Australian Open champion, and three-time former French Open champion Ivan Lendl.
In 1988, Chang had been easily beaten by Lendl in an exhibition match held in Des Moines, Iowa. After the match, Lendl advised Chang, "First off, you've got no serve. And you've certainly got no second serve. You can't hurt me. You can run but you better develop a weapon to survive out here", all weaknesses that Chang worked to improve on.
Lendl appeared to be on the way to victory after taking the first two sets 6–4, 6–4, and then breaking Chang's serve in his opening service game of the third set. However, Chang broke back immediately and went on to claim the third set, 6–3. During the fourth set, Chang experienced a severe attack of leg cramps, and though he won the set to level the match, he considered retiring from the match while up 2–1 in the fifth set. He later said that he felt "an unbelievable conviction in my heart" not to give up, and decided to finish the match.
Chang paced the sidelines during changeovers as he risked not being able to get up if he sat down, and ate bananas and drank water at every opportunity. He also adopted some unusual tactics in an attempt to overcome his cramps such as hitting the ball high into the air on many points to slow the game down (known as "moon balls"), and began to go for more winners in order to shorten the points. The success of these tactics caused Lendl, known to be one of the least easily fazed players, to lose his rhythm and also prompted him to swear at the umpire and the crowd, especially after losing a key point in the fifth set when Chang shocked him by delivering an under-arm serve.
Chang continued to suffer from cramps, but managed to take a 5–3 lead in the fifth set with two match points on Lendl's serve. Aiming to break Lendl's concentration one more time, Chang stood just behind the service line while waiting to receive Lendl's second serve. The crowd started laughing at the bizarre situation and Lendl seemed to think everyone was mocking him. The tactic worked, as Lendl produced a double-fault to give Chang the victory, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–3, in 4 hours and 37 minutes. Chang sank to his knees and broke down in tears at the conclusion of the match.
Lendl afterwards remarked on his loss to Chang, "Lots of times a lesser player could beat me and not back it up. You'd have to say he was a lesser player then, but Michael backed it up."
Chang subsequently defeated Ronald Agénor in the quarter-final and Andrei Chesnokov in the semi-final. Then seven days after his match against Lendl, after beating Stefan Edberg in five sets, Chang went on to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires, becoming the youngest men's champion in Grand Slam history. Chang's match against Lendl was played on June 5, 1989 just one day after the height of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Chang has frequently noted the impact of the massacre when recalling his French Open victory:
A lot of people forget that Tiananmen Square was going on. The crackdown that happened was on the middle Sunday at the French Open, so if I was not practicing or playing a match, I was glued to the television, watching the events unfold...I often tell people I think it was God's purpose for me to be able to win the French Open the way it was won because I was able to put a smile on Chinese people's faces around the world at a time when there wasn't much to smile about.
Chang and his family established CMCB Enterprises, which has real estate holdings including shopping malls, in California, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. In 2003, they bought Dunton Realty Co., a retail brokerage and property management company, and changed its name to Dunton Commercial Real Estate Co. In 2004, they bought SullivanHayes Cos., a retail real estate company in Denver. It was chosen by Denver International Airport to develop a new 17-acre retail project along Peña Boulevard, the airport's main artery.
Equipment and endorsementsEdit
Chang signed a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal with Reebok in 1988; he wore Reebok apparel and Reebok Court Victory Pumps shoes during his tennis career and used Prince rackets on court. He started using the Prince "Precision Michael Chang Graphite" 28-inch signature racket in 1994, which was an inch longer than the standard model.
Chang signed endorsement deals with Nissin Foods noodles in 1989, Panasonic and Longines in the 1990s, Cathay Pacific Airlines in 1990, Bristol-Myers Squibb promoting Nuprin in 1991, Stelux watches in 1993, Discover Card in 1996, Tiger Balm, Procter & Gamble (endorsing P&G's Rejoice Shampoo), Eveready Battery Company (endorsing Eveready Alkaline batteries), and Yale locks. In 1997, he signed a multi-year contract to endorse Watch Reebok, a collection of sports watches. A limited edition Michael Chang signature watch was released at Christmas.
Chang served as Chairman of ATP Tour Charities in 1994. He has supported grassroots tennis development in Asia through his Stars of the Future program in Hong Kong and the Reebok Challenge across Asia. He was one of five athletes named in the second annual "Most Caring Athlete" list by USA Today Weekend in 1995. In 1997, he was given one of seven Asian-American leadership awards by A Magazine for his status as a role model for Asian-American youth. He has also served as a national spokesman for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the US.
In 2001, Chang served as a goodwill ambassador for the 2008 Beijing Olympic bid committee.
In 2002, he published a book about his career, Holding Serve: Persevering On and Off the Court.
Awards and recognitionEdit
- Chang won the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 1988.
- Chang was awarded ATP Most Improved Player in 1989.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (1–3)Edit
|Winner||1989||French Open||Clay||Stefan Edberg||6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1995||French Open||Clay||Thomas Muster||5–7, 2–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||1996||Australian Open||Hard||Boris Becker||2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1996||US Open||Hard||Pete Sampras||1–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)|
Year-end championships finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit
|Runner-up||1995||Frankfurt||Carpet||Boris Becker||6–7(3–7), 0–6, 6–7(5–7)|
Masters Series finalsEdit
Singles: 9 (7–2)Edit
|Winner||1990||Canada (Toronto)||Hard||Jay Berger||4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)|
|Winner||1992||Indian Wells||Hard||Andrei Chesnokov||6–3, 6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||1992||Miami||Hard||Alberto Mancini||7–5, 7–5|
|Winner||1993||Cincinnati||Hard||Stefan Edberg||7–5, 0–6, 6–4|
|Winner||1994||Cincinnati||Hard||Stefan Edberg||6–2, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1995||Cincinnati||Hard||Andre Agassi||5–7, 2–6|
|Winner||1996||Indian Wells||Hard||Paul Haarhuis||7–5, 6–1, 6–1|
|Runner-up||1996||Cincinnati||Hard||Andre Agassi||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Winner||1997||Indian Wells||Hard||Bohdan Ulihrach||4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3|
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 58 (34 wins, 24 runners-up)Edit
|Win||1.||Sep 1988||San Francisco, US||Carpet (i)||Johan Kriek||6–2, 6–3|
|Win||2.||May 1989||French Open, Paris||Clay||Stefan Edberg||6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|Loss||1.||Sep 1989||Los Angeles, US||Hard||Aaron Krickstein||6–2, 4–6, 2–6|
|Win||3.||Nov 1989||Wembley, UK||Carpet (i)||Guy Forget||6–2, 6–1, 6–1|
|Win||4.||Jul 1990||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Jay Berger||4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)|
|Loss||2.||Jul 1990||Los Angeles, US||Hard||Stefan Edberg||6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||3.||Nov 1990||Wembley, UK||Carpet (i)||Jakob Hlasek||6–7(7–9), 3–6|
|Win||5.||Nov 1991||Birmingham, UK||Carpet (i)||Guillaume Raoux||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||4.||Dec 1991||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||David Wheaton||5–7, 2–6, 4–6|
|Win||6.||Feb 1992||San Francisco, US||Hard (i)||Jim Courier||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||7.||Mar 1992||Indian Wells, US||Hard||Andrei Chesnokov||6–3, 6–4, 7–5|
|Win||8.||Mar 1992||Miami, US||Hard||Alberto Mancini||7–5, 7–5|
|Loss||5.||Apr 1992||Hong Kong, UK||Hard||Jim Courier||5–7, 3–6|
|Loss||6.||Dec 1992||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||Michael Stich||2–6, 3–6, 2–6|
|Win||9.||Jan 1993||Jakarta, Indonesia||Hard||Carl-Uwe Steeb||2–6, 6–2, 6–1|
|Win||10.||Mar 1993||Osaka, Japan||Hard||Amos Mansdorf||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||7.||Aug 1993||Los Angeles, US||Hard||Richard Krajicek||6–0, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(5–7)|
|Win||11.||Aug 1993||Cincinnati, US||Hard||Stefan Edberg||7–5, 0–6, 6–4|
|Loss||8.||Aug 1993||Long Island, US||Hard||Marc Rosset||4–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Win||12.||Sep 1993||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Jonas Svensson||6–0, 6–4|
|Win||13.||Oct 1993||Beijing, China||Carpet (i)||Greg Rusedski||7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), 6–4|
|Win||14.||Jan 1994||Jakarta, Indonesia||Hard||David Rikl||6–3, 6–3|
|Loss||9.||Jan 1994||San Jose, US||Hard (i)||Renzo Furlan||6–3, 3–6, 5–7|
|Win||15.||Feb 1994||Philadelphia, US||Carpet (i)||Paul Haarhuis||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||10.||Apr 1994||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Pete Sampras||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||16.||Apr 1994||Hong Kong, UK||Hard||Patrick Rafter||6–1, 6–3|
|Win||17.||Apr 1994||Atlanta, US||Clay||Todd Martin||6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–0|
|Win||18.||Aug 1994||Cincinnati, US||Hard||Stefan Edberg||6–2, 7–5|
|Loss||11.||Oct 1994||Tokyo, Japan||Carpet (i)||Goran Ivanišević||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||19.||Oct 1994||Beijing, China||Carpet (i)||Anders Järryd||7–5, 7–5|
|Loss||12.||Feb 1995||San Jose, US||Hard (i)||Andre Agassi||2–6, 6–1, 3–6|
|Loss||13.||Feb 1995||Philadelphia, US||Carpet (i)||Thomas Enqvist||6–0, 4–6, 0–6|
|Win||20.||Apr 1995||Hong Kong, UK||Hard||Jonas Björkman||6–3, 6–1|
|Win||21.||May 1995||Atlanta, US||Clay||Andre Agassi||6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4|
|Loss||14.||May 1995||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||Thomas Muster||5–7, 2–6, 4–6|
|Loss||15.||Aug 1995||Cincinnati, US||Hard||Andre Agassi||5–7, 2–6|
|Win||22.||Oct 1995||Tokyo, Japan||Carpet (i)||Mark Philippoussis||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||23.||Oct 1995||Beijing, China||Carpet (i)||Renzo Furlan||7–5, 6–3|
|Loss||16.||Nov 1995||Tennis Masters Cup, Hannover||Carpet (i)||Boris Becker||6–7(3–7), 0–6, 6–7(5–7)|
|Loss||17.||Jan 1996||Australian Open, Melbourne||Hard||Boris Becker||2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 2–6|
|Win||24.||Mar 1996||Indian Wells, US||Hard||Paul Haarhuis||7–5, 6–1, 6–1|
|Loss||18.||Apr 1996||Hong Kong, UK||Hard||Pete Sampras||4–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Win||25.||Jul 1996||Washington, D.C., US||Hard||Wayne Ferreira||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||26.||Jul 1996||Los Angeles, US||Hard||Richard Krajicek||6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||19.||Aug 1996||Cincinnati, US||Hard||Andre Agassi||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Loss||20.||Aug 1996||US Open, New York City||Hard||Pete Sampras||1–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||21.||Sep 1996||Singapore||Carpet (i)||Jonathan Stark||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||27.||Feb 1997||Memphis, US||Hard (i)||Todd Woodbridge||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||28.||Mar 1997||Indian Wells, US||Hard||Bohdan Ulihrach||4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||29.||Apr 1997||Hong Kong, UK||Hard||Patrick Rafter||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||30.||Apr 1997||Orlando, US||Clay||Grant Stafford||4–6, 6–2, 6–1|
|Win||31.||Jul 1997||Washington, D.C., US||Hard||Petr Korda||5–7, 6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||22.||Feb 1998||Memphis, US||Hard (i)||Mark Philippoussis||3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||23.||Apr 1998||Orlando, US||Clay||Jim Courier||5–7, 6–3, 5–7|
|Win||32.||Aug 1998||Boston, US||Hard||Paul Haarhuis||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||33.||Oct 1998||Shanghai, China||Carpet (i)||Goran Ivanišević||4–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|Loss||24.||Jan 2000||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Magnus Norman||6–3, 3–6, 5–7|
|Win||34.||Jul 2000||Los Angeles, US||Hard||Jan-Michael Gambill||6–7(2–7), 6–3, ret.|
Singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||A||SF||F||SF||2R||2R||1R||1R||1R||A||21–10||0 / 10|
|French Open||A||3R||W||QF||QF||3R||2R||3R||F||3R||4R||3R||1R||3R||2R||1R||1R||38–15||1 / 16|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||4R||4R||1R||1R||3R||QF||2R||1R||1R||2R||A||2R||2R||2R||A||18–14||0 / 14|
|US Open||2R||4R||4R||3R||4R||SF||QF||4R||QF||F||SF||2R||2R||2R||1R||2R||1R||43–17||0 / 17|
|Win–loss||1–1||6–3||13–2||9–3||7–3||9–4||8–4||9–3||16–4||14–4||13–4||5–4||2–3||4–4||2–4||2–4||0–2||120–56||1 / 57|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||1–2||0 / 2|
|Tennis Masters Cup||DNQ||RR||DNQ||RR||RR||RR||F||RR||RR||Did Not Qualify||7–16||0 / 7|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||NME||A||QF||W||SF||3R||3R||W||W||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||28–11||3 / 14|
|Miami Masters||NME||A||3R||W||1R||3R||2R||QF||2R||A||1R||2R||2R||1R||2R||18–11||1 / 12|
|Monte Carlo Masters||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||0–3||0 / 3|
|Rome Masters||NME||1R||A||QF||SF||2R||QF||A||1R||QF||2R||2R||2R||A||A||17–10||0 / 10|
|Hamburg Masters||NME||1R||A||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||2R||A||A||3–7||0 / 7|
|Canada Masters||NME||W||1R||A||3R||3R||QF||A||SF||A||3R||2R||1R||A||A||15–8||1 / 9|
|Cincinnati Masters||NME||QF||3R||SF||W||W||F||F||SF||2R||QF||1R||2R||3R||1R||41–14||2 / 16|
|Stockholm Masters (Essen)(Stuttgart)||NME||3R||A||A||A||2R||2R||SF||2R||1R||2R||QF||A||A||A||9–8||0 / 8|
|Paris Masters||NME||1R||SF||2R||3R||SF||QF||3R||2R||1R||SF||3R||A||A||A||18–12||0 / 12|
Top 10 winsEdit
|1.||Stefan Edberg||5||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||3R||6–3, 6–2||25|
|2.||Ivan Lendl||1||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||4R||4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–3||19|
|3.||Stefan Edberg||3||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||F||6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2||19|
|4.||Andre Agassi||4||Toronto, Canada||Hard||QF||4–6, 7–5, 7–5||24|
|5.||Stefan Edberg||1||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||1R||6–4, 4–6, 7–5||15|
|6.||Guy Forget||7||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||4R||6–1, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3||10|
|7.||Stefan Edberg||1||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||3R||2–6, 6–1, 6–4||21|
|8.||Jim Courier||2||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||1R||6–4, 6–2||15|
|9.||Ivan Lendl||5||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||SF||2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 9–7||15|
|10.||Jim Courier||2||San Francisco, United States||Hard (i)||F||6–3, 6–3||16|
|11.||Pete Sampras||4||Miami, United States||Hard||QF||6–4, 7–6(7–4)||9|
|12.||Jim Courier||1||Miami, United States||Hard||SF||6–2, 6–4||9|
|13.||Andre Agassi||9||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||1R||6–4, 6–2||6|
|14.||Petr Korda||7||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||QF||6–3, 6–4||6|
|15.||Goran Ivanišević||4||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||SF||6–7(3–7), 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3||6|
|16.||Petr Korda||6||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||QF||6–1, 6–3||5|
|17.||Stefan Edberg||3||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||F||7–5, 0–6, 6–4||9|
|18.||Sergi Bruguera||5||Long Island, United States||Hard||QF||3–6, 6–1, 6–2||7|
|19.||Stefan Edberg||3||Long Island, United States||Hard||SF||6–1, 6–2||7|
|20.||Jim Courier||2||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||RR||6–4, 6–0||7|
|21.||Jim Courier||3||Philadelphia, United States||Carpet (i)||SF||7–6(8–6), 6–2||9|
|22.||Todd Martin||9||Atlanta, United States||Clay||F||6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–0||7|
|23.||Sergi Bruguera||4||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||4R||6–4, 7–6(9–7), 6–0||8|
|24.||Stefan Edberg||4||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||F||6–2, 7–5||7|
|25.||Todd Martin||7||Tokyo, Japan||Carpet (i)||QF||6–3, 7–6(8–6)||9|
|26.||Goran Ivanišević||2||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||QF||3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)||9|
|27.||Alberto Berasategui||7||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||RR||6–1, 6–0||6|
|28.||Alberto Berasategui||8||Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany||Carpet (i)||1R||6–1, 7–5||6|
|29.||Andre Agassi||1||Atlanta, United States||Clay||F||6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4||6|
|30.||Sergi Bruguera||7||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||SF||6–4, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–0)||6|
|31.||Michael Stich||8||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||SF||4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)||5|
|32.||Thomas Muster||3||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||RR||4–6, 6–2, 6–3||4|
|33.||Jim Courier||7||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||RR||6–2, 7–5||4|
|34.||Pete Sampras||1||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet (i)||SF||6–4, 6–4||4|
|35.||Andre Agassi||2||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||SF||6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)||5|
|36.||Andre Agassi||3||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||QF||6–7(3–7), 6–2, 6–1||5|
|37.||Richard Krajicek||8||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||F||6–4, 6–3||3|
|38.||Goran Ivanišević||6||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||QF||6–3, 7–5||3|
|39.||Andre Agassi||9||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||SF||6–3, 6–2, 6–2||3|
|40.||Marcelo Ríos||10||Stuttgart, Germany||Carpet (i)||QF||6–4, 6–3||2|
|41.||Goran Ivanišević||4||ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany||Carpet (i)||RR||6–7(8–10), 7–6(7–5), 6–1||2|
|42.||Thomas Muster||2||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||SF||6–1, 7–6(7–1)||3|
|43.||Gustavo Kuerten||10||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||QF||6–1, 6–2||2|
|44.||Marcelo Ríos||10||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||QF||7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3||2|
|45.||Pat Rafter||3||Davis Cup, Washington, D.C., United States||Hard||RR||6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4||2|
|46.||Sergi Bruguera||8||ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany||Hard||RR||7–6(10–8), 6–2||2|
|47.||Pete Sampras||1||Rome, Italy||Clay||3R||6–2, 7–6(8–6)||14|
|48.||Àlex Corretja||8||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||2R||6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2||58|
|49.||Marcelo Ríos||8||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||2R||7–5, 6–2||72|
|50.||Àlex Corretja||9||Stuttgart, Germany||Hard (i)||2R||1–6, 7–5, 6–0||24|
|51.||Tommy Haas||3||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||1R||6–3, 6–2||111|
- Youngest Grand Slam champion, winning French Open, at 17 years, 3 months old (1989).
- Youngest Grand Slam finalist, playing French Open final, at 17 years, 3 months old (1989).
- Youngest ever male player to be ranked ATP top-5, at 17 years, 5 months old (1989).
- Youngest ever male player to be ranked ATP top-5 at the end of the season, at 17 years, 10 months old (1989).
- Youngest ever male player to be ranked ATP top-10 at the end of the season, at 17 years, 10 months old (1989).
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- bio – file interview with Michael Chang
- A Chinese interview (in Simplified Chinese)
- Text and Audio of Michael Chang's Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Speech