The first top-flight men’s champion to take the work ethic beyond the confines of a tennis court and into gymnasiums, Ivan Lendl made fitness his highest priority and was more than rewarded for his considerable efforts. Lendl concluded four years as the No. 1 ranked player in the world, took eight majors in singles, made it to 19 Grand Slam tournament finals, and came away with an astounding 94 singles titles overall on the tour. For a record eight consecutive years, Lendl got to the US Open final. A transformational player, Lendl virtually ushered in the modern inside-out forehand.