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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Chang

By Thetennistipster @Tennis_Tipster

Michael Chang1. He is the youngest ever Grand Slam winner

2. He invented the jumping 2-handed backhand

3. 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.

4. He is one of a few players to win ATP titles in three different decades (1980s, 90s, 00s)

5. His three Indian Wells Masters championships (1992, 1996, 1997) are an ATP record, equaled only by Roger Federer.

6. Chang is a devout Christian

7. He has served as a national spokesman for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the US.

8. In 2001, Chang served as a goodwill ambassador for the 2008 Beijing Olympic bid committee.

9. In 2002, Chang published a book about his career, Holding Serve: Persevering On and Off the Court.

10. He has a passion for breeding African cichlids in several large freshwater aquariums at his home.

Watch: Chang Profile

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