> To me, Chang has a game that is suited to a medium-paced court. Chang
>has never played the kind of defensive game that Wilander played earlier in
>his career or Nystrom played. Even in the French Open win, when Chang
>first came to notice, he played a reasonably aggresive baseline game, though
>not with the power of Courier or Agassi. So, a slow surface might hurt Chang
>where he can't put the ball away. He needs a little speed from the surface
>so that he can deal use it to add a little pace to his game. I also think
>that Chang probably likes to face serve and volleyers who often have
>a harder time getting through on clay courts, but get through on the
>hard courts. Perhaps footing does play a role since Chang relies
>on his anticipation and speed to get to shots.
> In addition, sometimes I wonder how consistent Chang really is.
>Because he grew up on the hard courts, I'm sure he feels that to win,
>he needs to be aggressive, even if that doesn't always mean hitting
>winners from the backcourt. Chang may not be all that conditioned
>to getting the ball back, yet another time, and he doesn't hit with
>the severe topspin that a Brugera does. Chang hits with spin, but
>it is a bit flatter. Chang lapses every once in a while where he is
>hitting a spate of errors. It's only because we've seen some incredible
>comebacks that we think he is this rock of consistency. He has an unusual
>game. Lacking enough consistency to play on the really slow courts,
>and lacking enough power to deal with the faster courts. However, he
>does appear to be trying to gain more on power. We'll see if it's enough
have what it takes to perform well on all serfaces...
I was just wondering if anybody out there in the world of the Internet has
Pete Samnpras's mailing address.. Thanks alot!!!