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Lendl, Ivan

Born: 1960 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
Nationality: Czech
Categories: Tennis Player

1960 – Born on March 7th in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). The Father of Modern Tennis.

1978 – He became a professional tennis player.

1980 – Lendl was the driving force for the Czechoslovakian Davis Cup team, compiling a 7-0 record in singles and 3-0 in doubles, leading Czechoslovakia to its lone Davis Cup triumph.

1985-1988 – He was ranked No. 1 in the world for 270 weeks, including 157 straight, just three weeks short of Jimmy Connors’ all-time record.

1989 – Married to Samantha Frankel on September 16th.

         – Lendl also won twice at the Australian Open.

1992 – Became a naturalized American citizen.

2001 – Inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.