NEWPORT, R.I. -- French Open winner Michael Chang was
elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and IMG creator
Mark McCormack and Tennis Week magazine founder Eugene Scott were
McCormack and Scott were selected in the contributor category,
the hall announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony is July 12 at
the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum.
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 tournament since Tony Trabert in
Chang's run to the French Open title included a memorable
five-set upset of No. 1 Ivan Lendl in the fourth round, when a
cramping Chang resorted to underhand serves. He defeated Stefan
Edberg in the final.
Chang reached No. 2 in the rankings in 1996, finished runner-up
three times at Grand Slam tournaments and won 34 singles titles.
McCormack, who died in 2003 at 72, was a sports marketing
pioneer. He created International Management Group in 1960 and
turned success in sports into commercial marketability. His clients
included Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and
Scott, a former top 20 player, founded Tennis Week in 1974 and
served as its publisher and editor until he died in 2006 at 68. He
also was a tournament director, player agent and author of more
than 20 tennis books.