Ivan Lendl

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Date of Birth March 7, 1960
Place of Birth Ostrava, Czech Republic
Age 60 years old
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Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl is a retired Czech-American professional tennis player. He was world No. 1 for 270 weeks and won 94 singles titles. At the majors he won eight titles and was runner-up a record 11 times. He also won seven year-end championships. Lendl pioneered a new style of tennis; his game was built around his forehand, hit hard with heavy topspin, and his success is cited as a primary influence in popularizing the currently common playing style of aggressive baseline power tennis. After retirement he became a tennis coach of multiple players, and has helped Andy Murray win three major titles and reach the No. 1 ranking.

Residence: Goshen, Connecticut, US, Vero Beach, Florida, US
Born: March 7, 1960, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height: 1.88 m
Turned pro: 1978
Retired: 1994
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money: US$21,262,417, 16th all-time leader in earnings
Int. Tennis HoF: 2001 (member page)
Career record: 1068–242 (%)
Career titles: 94 (3rd in the Open Era)
Highest ranking: No. 1 (February 28, 1983)
Australian Open: W (1989, 1990)
French Open: W (1984, 1986, 1987)
Wimbledon: F (1986, 1987)
US Open: W (1985, 1986, 1987)
Tour Finals: W (1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987)
Grand Slam Cup: SF (1991)
WCT Finals: W (1982, 1985)
Career record: 187–140 (57.2%)
Career titles: 6
Highest ranking: No. 20 (May 12, 1986)
Australian Open: 3R (1984)
French Open: SF (1980)
Wimbledon: 2R (1985)
US Open: 3R (1980)
Davis Cup: W (1980)
Coachee Singles Titles total: 5

About Ivan Lendl

Czech tennis player with ninety-four career tournament wins.

Before Fame

Lived in America by depending on friend and mentor Wojtek Fibak.

Achievement

Former world champion of tennis and was number-one in the world once, he was part of 'power tennis.'

Family Life

Married Samantha Frankel in September 1989 and had five daughters with her.

Associations

He defeated John McEnroe in the 1984 French Open final.

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