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"If I try really hard and I don’t succeed I try even harder. Comeback and keep trying until I win it or die. It’s the one ambition I have left in tennis. And I’m hoping one of these days I achieve it. " - Ivan Lendl (in 1986, 1987 and 1989)


Lendl + Murray combo did it. Too bad he failed in 1986 and 1987 finals.
Goal achieved and Murray dumped. :worship:I feel we won't see him as a coach ever again.

Career titles: 94 (2nd all-time) - Connors ranks first with 109 titles and 1243 wins.
Career record: 1071 – 239 (81.8%)
270 weeks as nr. 1

Wimbledon finalist: 1986, 1987
Wimbledon semifinalist: 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990


1986 final: Boris Becker def. Ivan Lendl 6-4 6-3 7-5
1987 final: Pat Cash def. Ivan Lendl 7-6(5) 6-2 7-5


Australian Open champion: 1989, 1990
Australian Open finalist : 1983, 1991
Australian Open semifinalist : 1985, 1987, 1988

French Open champion: 1984, 1986, 1987,
French Open finalist: 1981, 1985

US Open champion: 1985, 1986, 1987
US Open finalist : 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989
US Open semifinalist: 1991

8 grand slam titles and another 11 GS finals



Doubles career record: 187 -140 (57.2%)
Doubles titles - 6
Highest doubles ranking - 20 (12 May, 1986)

Davis Cup champion: 1980

Year End Championships:
Masters Grand Prix champion: 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987
Masters Grand Prix finalist: 1980, 1983, 1984, 1988
Masters Grand Prix semifinalist: 1989, 1990, 1991

WCT Finals:
- champion: 1982, 1985
- finalist: 1983
- semifinalist: 1980, 1989

22 Championship Series titles - current ATP 1000 Masters
 

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LOL at the end of the video. Lendl was a funny guy. I also liked Becker's honest thoughts on Lendl's choking at Wimbledon. You wouldn't get that nowadays, players are too PC.
 
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