Chang refused to lose 20 years ago

Originally Published: May 19, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

He was a 16-year-old kid just starting out in professional tennis when the call came. Boris Becker had pulled out of a 1988 exhibition in Des Moines, Iowa, and organizers were looking for an opponent for Ivan Lendl, the world No. 1.

Michael Chang said yes -- and got smoked, 2-6, 3-6.

Afterward, Chang and his mother, Betty, and Lendl and his wife, Samantha, rode back to the hotel in a limousine.

"Do you want to know why I beat you ...

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