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Throwback Thursday -- Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl

Born:March 07, 1960
Place of Birth:Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Citizenship:United States
Induction Category:Recent Player
Year of Induction:2001
Highest Ranking: World Singles Ranking: 1

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.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1989-90

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1984, 1986-87

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1985-87

Career Achievements