Ivan Lendl

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Ivan Lendl is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic who Later on, received American Citizenship. Ivan Lendl is regarded as one of the finest and greatest tennis players of all time.

Early life and childhood

Ivan Lendl was born March 7, 1960 in Ostrava Czechoslovakia to jiri Lendl and olga Lendlova. As of now, he is 60  years old. His father is a  lawyer and also a chess player while his mother was also a tennis player. He belongs to American nationality and his zodiac sign is Pisces. Jiri has also been the president of the Czech Tennis federation since 1990. But we do not have much information regarding his childhood, siblings, and educational background.

Career and Professional life

Ivan Lendl started his career as a junior player with his first victory in the French Open and Wimbledon. After that that he began professionally in 1978 and he won 7 titles in 1980. He played for the Czechoslovakian team, in 1980 and received David’s Cup-winning side. After embracing his career he then moved to the United States which was defined as illegal by the Czech government telling him an ‘Illegal defector’. This led him slowly stop playing for Czechoslovakia.

Ivan Lendl

Ivan during a tennis match. Source: tennispal

More about his career

He established a successful story in 1984 in the U.S. Similarly he won the Grand slam title ta French Open in 1984. Then he received the French Open defeating John McEnroe. Moreover, Lendl despite having a drastic career couldn’t win the Wimbledon title. He was great in the French Open in 1986 and 1987. He made the place as the only male player with a match-winning percentage of over 90% in 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1989.

Similarly, he made a record of reaching ten Grand Slam singles semi-finals in consecutive years. Lendl retired at the age of 34 on December 21, 1994, but couldn’t make it to the finals of Wimbledon. Apart from being a player, he is also a great coach. He trained Andy Murrays and helped to win Wimbledon, Olympic gold along with ATP world title.

Ivan Lendl

Ivan gives his best in a match. Source: Floridasunmagazine

Awards and Achievements

He is famously known as a renowned world number one male tennis player. Throughout, his professional career, he won  94 ATP singles titles along with 54 non-ATP tournaments. He also won the ITF World Championship from 1985, 1986, 1987 to 1990 for 4 times.

Similarly,  in 1981 he received the title of ATP Most Improved player. Bud Collins included Lendl in his book Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis from 1946-to 1992 as the greatest tennis player. The Tennis magazine has named Lendl as “the game’s greatest Overachiever” of his time.

Net Worth

He was able to receive a cash prize of $21,262,417 throughout his professional career. Being a world record holder he has well-to-do life and a successful career. His net worth is around $40 million.

Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl enjoying his golf vacation. Source: golfvacation

Relationship status

Lendl married Samantha Frenkel. The couple has a beautiful, stable, and healthy relationship. They have five daughters, Marika, Isabelle, Caroline, Daniela, and Nikola where Isabelle and Caroline are twins. According to the media, all his daughters are interested in sports careers.

Marika and Isabella joined the Univesity of Florida’s Women Golf Team whereas Daniela even played golf for the University of Alabama Women Golf Team. Caroline is part of the rowing women’s team of the University of Alabama. And Nikola works as an instructor at SoulCycle as an instructor for a fitness company.

Body measurement and Social media

Lendl is talented and handsome at the same time. He is 6 feet 2 inches and 79 kg. His hair and eye color are black color. He is not fond of using social media like most other media celebrities. As a result, he does not have any social media accounts.

 

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