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Michael Chang:
1 Major (FO '89)
3 Major Finals (FO '95, AO '96, USO '96)
34 Career Singles Titles

Goran Ivanisevic
1 Major (Wimby '01)
3 Major Finals (Wimby '92, '94 & '98)
22 Career Singles Titles

Juan Carlos Ferrero
1 Major (FO '03)
2 Major Finals ((FO '02, USO '03)
16 Career Singles Titles
World No 1 for 8 weeks

So, who had the better (or more complete) career?
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Chang. Absurd achievements/physique ratio.

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Enough of these threads already.

Chang made the most with the least amount of talent out of those 3.

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Hardcourt - Chang
Grass - Ivanisevic
Clay - Ferrero
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Chang made the most with the least amount of talent out of those 3.
I couldn't agree more. I remember that RG final against Lendl as if it was yesterday. Amazing match. Amazing accomplishment for Chang.

Sure, Ivanisevic won W at the end but he was a nut case. Ivanisevic was simply too crazy. He was always so nervous on the court, swearing etc. He could have won more slams if had been able to control his emotions.
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I couldn't agree more. I remember that RG final against Lendl as if it was yesterday. Amazing match. Amazing accomplishment for Chang.

Sure, Ivanisevic won W at the end but he was a nut case. Ivanisevic was simply too crazy. He was always so nervous on the court, swearing etc. He could have won more slams if had been able to control his emotions.
Doesn't it say something about Ivanisevic's skill (or play or serve) that he was able to win as many majors as Chang, as well as get to the finals of just as many.
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I couldn't agree more. I remember that RG final against Lendl as if it was yesterday. Amazing match. Amazing accomplishment for Chang.

Sure, Ivanisevic won W at the end but he was a nut case. Ivanisevic was simply too crazy. He was always so nervous on the court, swearing etc. He could have won more slams if had been able to control his emotions.
Which universe are you on where Chang faced Lendl in the RG final?

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Ummm... Chang, better career.
Goran, better slam (2001 Wimbledon was pure awesomeness).

Ferrero... World n°1, so I think he's gonna be in the big list.

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only ferrero has GS + 1st in rankings, so I would go with him
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Ferrero... World n°1, so I think he's gonna be in the big list.
Think the same
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Chang undoubtedly, he also was very near to number 1 twice (when was beaten by Sampras in USO 97 and by Rafter in USO 98), was more regular.

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Doesn't it say something about Ivanisevic's skill (or play or serve) that he was able to win as many majors as Chang, as well as get to the finals of just as many.
Ivanisevic's finals were all in the same slam : Wimbledon.

Chang in 3 different slams.

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Definetely Chang. Ivanisevic was a beast indoors and grass but he fluked a Wimbledon which cannot be compared to Chang's FO even though he did not have to face a claycourter and Ivanisevic faced a great grass courter.
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