WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Chang will play his final professional tournament at the U.S. Open, concluding a 16-year career in which he won 34 singles titles.
The United States Tennis Association has officially extended a wild card to Chang for the tournament, which will be held Aug. 25-Sept. 7 at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Chang, 31, became the youngest Grand Slam men's singles champion when he won the 1989 French Open title at the age of 17 years and three months and ended a 44-year drought for American men at Roland Garros. He reached three other Grand Slam singles finals, and was runnerup at the 1995 ATP season-ending championships.
Chang earned a career-high ranking of No. 2 in September 1996 after reaching the U.S. Open final, represented the United States at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, and posted an 8-4 record for the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1989-90 and 1996-97.
The USTA also gave main draw wild card entries to Brian Baker, Alex Bogomolov, Amer Delic, Robert Kendrick, Alex Kim, Jeff Morrison, and Robert Kim. Delic won the 2003 NCAA men's singles title and led Illinois to an unbeaten season and the school's first tennis title.