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January 23, 2008
Chang elected to Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport
NEWPORT -- French Open winner Michael Chang has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport.
IMG creator Mark McCormack and Tennis Week magazine founder Eugene Scott were selected posthumously in the contributor category
The Hall of Fame made the announcement today. It's planning a July 12 induction ceremony.
Chang was only 17 when he won the 1989 French Open -- the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam title. He was the first U.S. champion at the clay-court Grand Slam since Tony Trabert in 1955.
McCormack died in 2003 at 72. He was a sports marketing pioneer and created the International Management Group.
Scott was a former top 20 player and founded Tennis Week in 1974. He died in 2006 at age 68.
-- The Associated Press
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