Ivan Lendl

Country Czechoslovakia (1978–1992)
United States (1992— )
Residence Goshen, Connecticut, US (1992— ), Bradenton and Vero Beach, Florida, US (2004— )[1]
Date of birth March 7, 1960 (1960-03-07) (age 50)
Place of birth Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
Turned pro 1978
Retired December 20, 1994
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money

$21,262,417

  • 7th All-time leader in earnings
Int. Tennis HOF 2001 (member page)
Singles
Career record 1071–239 (81.8%)
Career titles 144 including 94 listed by the ATP
Highest ranking No. 1 (February 28, 1983)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1989, 1990)
French Open W (1984, 1986, 1987)
Wimbledon F (1986, 1987)
US Open W (1985, 1986, 1987)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals W (1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987)
Doubles
Career record 187–140 (57.2%)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 20 (May 12, 1986)

In the year 1966 Tennis magazine called him as "the game's greatest overachiever".

Ivan Lendl won 222 Grand Slam singles matches in tennis history.

AWARD

The Masters championships were achieved by Lendl five times in 1981-82 and 1985-87.

In 1982, altogether he captured 15 titles out of 23 singles tournaments and in the same year he won all 10 WCT contests.

In 1978, he was ranked the World's top most junior player as Lendl won the boy's singles titles at both the French Open and Wimbledon.

PERSONAL DETAILS

The earlier World's leading professional tennis player Ivan Lendl in the year 1980 was considered as the leading players who continued to remained a leading challenger into the early 1990s.

Career statistics

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Name 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Career SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 2R A A F 4R SF NH SF SF W W F QF 1R 4R 2 / 12
French Open 1R 4R 3R F 4R QF W F W W QF 4R A A 2R 1R 1R 3 / 15
Wimbledon A 1R 3R 1R A SF SF 4R F F SF SF SF 3R 4R 2R A 0 / 14
US Open A 2R QF 4R F F F W W W F F QF SF QF 1R 2R 3 / 16
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 8 / 57
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0-1 4-3 9-4 9-3 9-2 20-4 20-3 20-3 20-1 24-2 20-4 21-3 16-2 13-3 12-4 1-4 4-3 N/A
Year-End Championship
The Masters A A F W W F F W W W F SF SF SF A A A 5 / 12

NH = tournament not held

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played


Records

  • These records were attained in Open Era of tennis.

Grand Slam Years Record accomplished Player tied
US Open 1982-89 8 consecutive singles finals Stands alone
1983 French Open - 1989 US Open 1983-89 Most consecutive years with at least 20 match victories in Grand Slams (7) Stands alone
Australian Open 1989-91 3 consecutive singles finals Mats Wilander
Australian Open 1989-90 2 consecutive singles titles Ken Rosewall, Guillermo Vilas
Johan Kriek, Mats Wilander
Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier
Andre Agassi, Roger Federer
French Open 1984-87 4 consecutive singles finals Björn Borg
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
US Open 1982-89 8 finals overall Pete Sampras
French Open, US Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon 1981-86 Runner-up in all four Grand Slams Roger Federer

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