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Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl

Former world No. 1, 8–time grand slam champion

Ivan Lendl is an eight-time Grand Slam champion in singles, former world No. 1 player and winner of 100 professional titles. Cumulatively, Lendl spent 270 weeks atop the mountain as the best player in the world during a championship-laden 13-year span. For eight straight years (1982-89), tennis fans couldn't tune into a US Open men's singles championship match without seeing the adidas-clad Lendl as one of the two finalists. He reached 19 major singles finals (third best all-time), won eight of them, including three at the US Open, three at the French Open and two at the Australian Open.

Lendl is the only male player in professional tennis history to have a match winning percentage of over 90% in five different years (1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1989).[4] He compiled a phenomenal 1,071-243 (81.65%) record on his career, and sits second all-time in matches played (1,314) and matches won (1,071) after only Jimmy Connors. Following his playing days, Lendl became British great Andy Murray's coach, helping the Scot to his first two major victories at the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013.