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06 September 2013

Davis Cup Idols: Michael Chang

Davis Cup Idols

Michael Chang looks back at his Davis Cup career, which includes victory in the 1990 Final against Australia and a tough loss to Sweden in the 1997 showpiece.

He holds particularly fond memories of his fifth rubber victory against Horst Skoff in the semifinals in 1990, when he fought back from two sets down to clinch the win for his team.

"Davis Cup provides that kind of unique atmosphere," said Chang. "One of the reasons why many players who don't play as well during the regular tour, come Davis Cup their game just elevates to a whole new level because they're so cheered on by their home country."

Chang loved the fact that he played in a time when USA had an embarrassment of riches and Davis Cup weeks meant he did not have to compete against the likes of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier but was on the same side as them.

This is the final Davis Cup Idols video in a four-part mini series in the run-up to the start of the World Group semifinals and play-offs next week.

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