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Michael Chang Inducted Into The International Tennis Hall of Fame

Michael Chang, 36, of the USA poses with his fiancee, Amber Liu, after he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Saturday, July 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Michael Chang, 36, of the USA poses with his fiancee, Amber Liu, after he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Saturday, July 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP)—Michael Chang finds it appropriate he’s receiving his sport’s highest honor as China awaits the Olympics.

Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday and reflected on his experiences as a Chinese-American athlete. He won the 1989 French Open at age 17—the youngest man to win a major—as the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing were escalating into bloodshed.

“For me, at the French Open, if I wasn’t playing my match I was glued to CNN watching the events unfold,” Chang said during a news conference before his induction. “The crackdown actually happened that Sunday of the French Open.”

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Source – AP via Yahoo! Sports

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July 13, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, News Related, Sports | , , | 2 Comments

Federer vs Sampras in Macau – 24 November

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[24 May] It’s been announced that world tennis number one Roger Federer will play Pete Sampras in an exhibition event in Macau. The match will take place on November 24. It’s part of a drive by Macau to bring top sports events to the enclave.

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[Updated: 16 July] Finally we have details on the match.  Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, 17 Aug.  For general information, click here.  For ticketing information, click here.

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Event, Sports | , , , | 19 Comments