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Chang Inducted Into International Tennis Hall of Fame

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Michael Chang© Getty ImagesMichael Chang

Former Roland Garros champion and World No. 2 Michael Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. Inducted posthumously were contributors Mark McCormack, the founder of International Management Group, and Eugene Scott, the founder, editor and publisher of Tennis Week magazine.

Chang, who beat Stefan Edberg in the 1989 Roland Garros final aged 17, explained how he competed against the likes of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Boris Becker.

"I think any generation that follows our generation - it's tough to compete," he said. "As an athlete, I used my speed, agility and quickness to go out and play against the big guys."

Chang was the first American to win at Roland Garros since Tony Trabert in 1955. He captured 34 career titles and was also a finalist at 1995 Roland Garros, 1996 Australian Open and 1996 US Open.

Monica Seles, the former World No. 1 and nine-time Grand Slam champion, presented McCormack during the induction ceremony. McCormack, once dubbed the most powerful men in sport, was the founder, chairman and CEO of IMG and died in May 2003.

Scott was a former US Davis Cup player, promoter, tournament director, executive, agent and attorney, who founded the magazine Tennis Week in 1974. He was presented by three-time Wimbledon champion and former No. 1 John McEnroe.

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