Ivan Lendl

Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia


Lendl was one of the game’s most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. Lendl’s game relied particularly on strength and heavy topspin from the baseline and helped usher in the modern era of “power tennis”. He himself described his game as “hitting hot”, a relentless all-court game that was coming to dominate in tennis.

Career Highlights

-Highest World Ranking #1

-Lendl won 8 Grand Slam titles during his ATP career. Winning 3 U.S. Open titles, 3 French Open titles, and 2 Australian Open titles.

-He competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, including eight consecutive U.S. Open finals.

-Lendl was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.

-100 Career Titles – 94 in singles; 6 in doubles

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