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Holding Serve: Persevering On and Off the Court

Holding Serve: Persevering On and Off the Court

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Often characterized as David facing Goliath on the tennis court, at 5'9" and 150 pounds Michael Chang is used to playing with the big hitters. What he lacks in stature, he makes up for in determination. A serious contender at any Grand Slam event, his bold statement of faith in God makes him a role model we can all look up to. "What's nice," Michael says, "is that, as long as my priorities are straight, I'm able to go out with the mentality to really leave the winning and losing up to the Lord." In Holding Serve readers get a unique glimpse at Team Chang, Michael's powerful family unit that he credits with much of his success. Michael also shares the story of how he became a Christian and the central role his faith has played in his achievements.

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  • Contributor(s)Michael Chang , Mike Yorkey
  • About the Contributor(s) Michael Chang
    Coming from the juniors as a fifteen-year-old, Michael Chang set numerous 'youngest player' records. In 1987, he was the youngest player to win a main draw match at the U.S. Open and the youngest to reach a Tour semifinal. As the youngest French Open/Grand Slam Champion ever in 1989, Chang was the first American male to win the French Open since 1955, and he became the youngest player to rank in the Top 5. In 1991, he reached the quarterfinals or better in thirteen tournaments. Chang is considered one of the fastest players on the circuit, possessing an all-court game.

    Mike Yorkey

    Mike Yorkey is the author, co-author, editor, or collaborator of one hundred books. He has written for The Los Angeles Times travel section, Skiing, Tennis Week, World Tennis, City Sports, and Racquet. He lives in Encinitas, California.

  • UPC 9780785288220
  • ISBN-100785288228
  • ISBN-139780785288220
  • Publish Date04/17/2008
  • PublisherThomas Nelson
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.76 lb
  • Dimensions 9.0(h) x 6.0(w) x 0.9(d) inches
  • Pages272
  • Price $17.98

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