Ivan Lendl

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl Full Name: Ivan Lendl
Nationality:

United States of America
American
Czech Republic
Czech

Profession: Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Why Famous: One of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s, and is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He won eight Grand Slam singles titles.

Born: March 7, 1960 (58 years old)
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1989-09-16 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

Historical Events in the Life of Ivan Lendl

  • 1981-01-16 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
  • 1981-06-07 Men's French Open: Björn Borg beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • 1982-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins 4th US title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • 1983-09-11 US Open Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors retains title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0
  • 1983-12-11 72nd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1984-06-10 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)
  • 1984-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
  • 1985-06-09 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1985-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins his first US title; beats John McEnroe 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1986-06-08 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1986-07-06 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1986-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0
  • 1986-11-30 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime
  • 1987-06-07 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)
  • 1987-07-05 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash of Australia scores his only Grand Slam singles success 7-6, 6-2, 7-5 over Ivan Lendl
  • 1987-09-14 US Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight US title; beats Sweden's Mats Wilander 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1988-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history
  • 1989-01-29 77th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecii (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1989-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6
  • 1990-01-28 78th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Stefan Edberg (4-6, 7-6, 5-2)
  • 1990-09-05 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final
  • 1991-01-27 79th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1994-09-01 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

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