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Who Gets More Respect, Courier or Chang?

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Chang Positives:
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Longevity - career spanning entire 90s
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many titles were in Asia considered "lesser"
unable to win second slam title

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4 Grand Slams
3 Grand Slam finals
23 singles titles
5 masters series titles
Career High no. 1

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Career burned out by mid 90s
considered lunch-pail, untalented player
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Courier no doubt gets more respect

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According to Haas, Chang
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In Asia, definitely Chang!
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Re: Who Gets More Respect, Courier or Chang?

In Asia obviously Chang would be more respected.

But I believe Chang is more popular than Courier throughout the world.

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Re: Who Gets More Respect, Courier or Chang?

Chang is one of my favourite players ever, so he gets more respect from me.

Both recieve lots of credit nowadays.

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They both deserve mucho respecto, but I prefer Chang.

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Re: Who Gets More Respect, Courier or Chang?

Courier. Better performance at the ones that counted.
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4 slams > 1, #1 ranking, that's more than enough for me to say clearly Courier.

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Chang made 19 million in career prize money, compared to 14 million for Courier. I'd take money over titles so my vote goes to Chang.
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i think more than anything chang had the charm and underdog factor which makes him more popular anyway. he had so many things going against him: asian american, 5'9, 17 when he toppled goliath at the french. Chang's is a very compelling storyline.
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They both get a lot of respect from me.
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its rather sad that he won his first and also the last slam at just 17

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Re: Who Gets More Respect, Courier or Chang?

I am a Chinese, but I choose Courier.

Courier was better than other Big 4 of American - Sampras, Agassi and Chang before 1993.

Don't forget Courier was 2-year back-to-back Australian Open (92, 93) and Roland Garros (91, 92) winner.
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