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NOT A VIENNESE WALTZ
Curry Kirkpatrick
October 01, 1990
Michael Chang's five-set win lifted the U.S. over Austria in Davis Cup play
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October 01, 1990

Not A Viennese Waltz

Michael Chang's five-set win lifted the U.S. over Austria in Davis Cup play

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"The idea was to be aggressive against Chang," said Filip Krajcik, the Austrian captain. "But he is a great champion. When he won the fourth, I knew we had a problem." Indeed, Chang has won seven straight five-set matches since losing the first he had ever played, at the 1987 U.S. Open. "But this didn't feel like five sets," he said. "I mean I looked at the clock, and I was cramping up after an hour and a half. That's kind of ridiculous. But I guess the circumstances were unique."

What gives you that idea, kid? Budge and Chang coming from death's door in the Davis Cup happens at least twice a century.

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