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Chang's win changed U.S. chemistry

Originally Published: May 19, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Jim Courier was playing Andrei Chesnokov on Roland Garros' intimate Court No. 1, when the sonic wave emanating from Court Philippe Chatrier, about 100 yards away, startled the 18-year-old Floridian.

It was June 5, 1989, and Michael Chang, a 17-year-old American, was in the process of taking down world No. 1 Ivan Lendl.

"I can still hear the roars of the crowd cascading in waves from Court Central over the walls of the Bull Ring as I played Chesnokov," ...

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