American Michael Chang became the youngest male tennis 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 peaked at world number two in late 1996, the same year he reached the Australian and US Open Finals.
Michael has strong religious beliefs and commented on his famous win, “I almost kind of feel that it was almost God’s purpose for me to win The French Open”
Known for his fighting spirit and on court speed, Michael introduced the jumping two handed back hand.
He is the coach of world number five Kei Nishikori and was at London’s O2 Arena with him this year for the ATP World Tour Finals and signed my sketch there, adding his usual message, “Jesus loves you”.