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Ivan Lendl

Former No 1 tennis Player
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Net worth 2018: $40 Million
Industry: Tennis Players
Residence: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
BirthDay: 7 March 1960
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.88 m

Ivan Lendl was bornon 7 March 1960 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, Czech, American, is Former No 1 tennis Player. Former world number one professional tennis player Ivan Lendl, a holder of eight Grand Slam singles titles, is considered one of the most outstanding tennis players of all times. He played 19 Grand Slam singles finals, which was later surpassed by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2009 and 2014 respectively. During the 1980s, he was counted among the most dominant players in tennis and in the early 1990s he remained one of the top notch competitors of the game. On February 28, 1983, he achieved the world’s numero uno position in tennis and the following year he reinforced his position by beating John McEnroe in the 1984 ‘French Open’ final. He was in the top spot for 270 weeks encompassing four years from 1985 to 1987 and then in 1989. By birth he is a Czechoslovakian who later took up US citizenship. He shares a record with Pete Sampras of competing in at least one Grand Slam final consecutively for a period of eleven years. Prior to establishment of ‘Association of Tennis Professionals’ (‘ATP’) he attained a record 12 year-end championships which was equalled by another ace player John McEnroe. He bagged five ‘Masters Grand Prix’ titles, two ‘WCT Finals’ titles and set a record of winning 22 ‘Grand Prix Super Series’ titles. He won over 1000 singles matches - a record shared by Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer and won 94 singles titles. He was included in the ‘International Tennis Hall of Fame’ in 2001. He became coach of Andy Murray in 2012.


$40 Million


It was however announced on March 19, 2014, that the duo would end the coaching partnership


He is an enthusiast and collector of art and holds a huge collection of posters of Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist Alfons Mucha, which were exhibited in 2013 in Prague


He was inducted as coach of Scottish tennis player Andy Murray on December 31, 2011


His match winning percentage was over 90 which was later touched by the Swiss tennis star Roger Federer in 2006


On December 21, 1994, because of his chronic back pain he declared his retirement from professional tennis, however his final decision came after around three months


Finally on July 7, 1992, he became a citizen of the United States


As the defending ‘Australian Open’ champion he regained his title in 1990 by defeating Stefan Edberg, again in straight sets


In 1989 for the first time he won the ‘Australian Open’ title defeating Miloslav Mečíř in straight sets


He wanted to represent the United States in the upcoming 1988 ‘Olympic Games’ as also the ‘Davis Cup’ and thus it became all-important for him to get US citizenship as early as possible


He again won the ‘French Open’ title in 1986 defeating Mikael Pernfors and in 1987 defeated Mats Wilander to win the title


He achieved three consecutive ‘Masters Grand Prix’ wins, all ‘Nabisco Masters – Singles’, which included the 1985 and 1986 wins against Boris Becker and the 1987 win against Mats Wilander, thus bagging a total of five Grand Prix wins


He purchased his own house in 1984 in Greenwich, Connecticut


Although he achieved great heights in his tennis career, he was unable to win Wimbledon even after reaching the semi-finals in 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1990 and reaching the finals in 1986 and 1987


Out of the 23 single tournaments he competed in 1982, he became victorious in 15


In 1981, he moved to the US and started living with his mentor cum friend and former Polish tennis player Wojtek Fibak


In 1980, he achieved 7 singles titles that include 3 tournament victories, which were attained in 3 consecutive weeks


He continued to make impact on the game and in 1979 he reached his first top-level singles final


In 1978 he started playing tennis professionally and soon made a mark in the game winning both the ‘Wimbledon’ and ‘French Open’ junior titles for boys in that year and attained world number one ranking as a junior player


He was born on March 7, 1960 in the city of Ostrava in Moravian-Silesian Region, Czechoslovakia (presently Czech Republic) to Jiri Lendl and Olga Lendlova as their only child

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