• I don’t think the age mean something… I have a friend 83 at 14 and 72 at 30. Good shape and better muscle.

  1. At that point in his career Chang had been slowing down maybe half a step from the footspeed he once had from 1989 to `98, but it cost him dearly in ranking (he used to be no. 2 behind Sampras for quite some time) and in winning major titles (his last coming from 1997´s Indian Wells). Federer on the other hand was far away from his best, too, shown in quite a number of strange shot selections – his biggest problem in the early years of his career – not highlighted in this video. From 2002´s Hamburg title on, pieces were falling into place for Federer. – Anyway, thanks for the great upload and the memories. 🙂

  2. I remember watching Federer 2000-2002 and each time I said wow such a beautiful style and if this guy puts everything together he will a phenomenal talent.

  3. Loved Chang, and though he had a pretty good game for clay….except for perhaps the first 5-6 games Federer was already in GOAT mode (though it would take a few more years to set the standard).

  4. Chang has this sheer desire to win and fight every point even Federer was the better player. This is something missing in our so called new next gen players.


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