Roland Garros 1989

Seven years after an astonishing triumph of 17-year-old Mats Wilander, the Parisian crowd witnessed another miracle fortnight with a 17-year-old boy as a main protagonist. A short USA-citizen of Chinese origin (170 cm, he grew 5 cm later on), Michael Chang [19] destroyed an unexperienced Pete Sampras, afterwards won two 5-set epics against the best players in the world at the time (Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg), separated by 4-set thrillers against other revelations of the tournament (Ronald Agenor, Andrei Chesnokov) to snap a 34-year-old title drought for the American tennis in Paris. Read more…
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