Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
Lendl in the stretch of 85-87 was incredible
85: RG Runner up, Wimbledon 4th round, USO win, Australian Open SF
86: RG win, Wimbledon Runner up, USO win, Australian Open SF
87: Australian Open SF, RG win, Wimbledon Runner up, USO win,
Interesting, his results in 86 are identical to 87.
That is actually an exceptional run. Sampras never achieved more than 3 grand slam semi-finals in a row because of his struggles at Roland Garros. But Lendl managed 8 semis in a row and wasn't the Aus Open played on grass back then? Lendl's least favoured surface yet he still did very well. I think this guy was a legend but he's underestimated purely because he never won Wimbledon.