Ivan Lendl

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Lendl, Ivan

(ēvän` lĕn`dəl), 1960–, Czech-American tennis player. After leading Czechoslovakia to its only Davis Cup championship (1980), he moved to the United States, and became one of the dominant singles players in professional tennis during the 1980s. Lendl was noted for his powerful forehand and serve and for his steely court demeanor, a marked contrast with the behavior of his early rivals Jimmy ConnorsConnors, Jimmy
(James Scott Connors, Jr.), 1952–, American tennis player, b. East St. Louis, Ill. A volatile, controversial, and fiercely competitive player, Connors was known for his theatrical conduct on the court as well as for his powerful two-handed backhand, strong
..... Click the link for more information.
 and John McEnroeMcEnroe, John Patrick, Jr.
, 1959–, American tennis player, b. Weisbaden, West Germany. He grew up in Douglaston, Queens, N.Y. After winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association singles title while a student at Stanford Univ.
..... Click the link for more information.
. He won eight major titles (the French Open in 1984 and 1986–87, the U.S. Open in 1985–87, and the Australian Open in 1989–90), among a total of 94 professional tour victories.
References in periodicals archive ?
Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl today announced they have mutually agreed to end their coaching relationship," the off
Andy Murray has talked about the extra confidence that Ivan Lendl has bought to his game
Eurosport analyst Wilander said: "I'm not sure if it's the effect of him and Ivan Lendl not working together or if it's the effect of trying to come back from back surgery, the effect of searching for that intensity that he had last year during Wimbledon or during the Olympics or the US Open that he won.
Incite par l'ancien joueur australien Darren Cahill a s'investir dans le coaching avec Andy Murray, Ivan Lendl s'etait donc remis dans le circuit, il y a an.
The appointment as coach of Ivan Lendl in January was a masterstroke by Murray and perhaps the most significant factor in his success at Flushing Meadows.
Rick Karbowski of the Auburn Driving Range shot a 5-under 66 at Cape Cod CC in Falmouth and took a three-shot lead over former tennis star Ivan Lendl and two others in the Cape Cod Senior Open.
Summary: Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3 3-6 6-1 to equal Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras' record haul of five ATP World Tour Finals.
Hosted by Emmy-award winning Bay Area television journalist Doug McConnell, the gala event will feature entertainment by world-renowned performer Ivan Lendl.
By rule, the USGA does not allow parents to caddie for their children in junior events, something of a sore subject for Ivan Lendl.
Federer, who earned $1,520,000, became the first player since Ivan Lendl in 1986-87 to win consecutive Masters Cup titles without losing a match.
You wouldn't think Stephen Warhover and Ivan Lendl have much in common.
El estadounidense Pete Sampras fue elegido el mejor jugador de los ultimos 25 anos, por delante del sueco Bjorn Borg y los tambien norteamericanos Jimmy Connors e Ivan Lendl, en una votacion entre directores de torneos y medios de comunicacion que sirvio para conmemorar el 25 aniversario del ATP Tour.