Ivan Lendl is a Czechoslovakian-American former tennis player and tennis coach.
He is considered one of the strongest tennis players in history. Winner of eight Grand Slam titles, five ATP Finals and a Davis Cup, he dominated the ATP rankings in the second half of the eighties and at the end of his career he will be the player who remained in first place in the ranking for the most weeks (270), beating the previous record set by Jimmy Connors, a record later surpassed by Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Novak Dokovic.
His palmarès is 94 tournaments won, to which must be added 50 singles tournaments outside the ATP circuit, 6 doubles titles and a total prize money of 21,262,417 dollars.
His long career is known for his rivalry first with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe then with Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker. Sore point of his career is that he never managed to win the Wimbledon tournament, where he played two finals and five semifinals in eight years (1983-1990).
In 2001, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.