Ivan Lendl

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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
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 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.
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. 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.
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1960: Ivan Lendl, 46, Czech-born American tennis player.
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.
1986 Ivan Lendl became the first tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime.
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