Ivan Lendl

Classic Rivalries – Chang vs. Edberg
Classic Rivalries – Chang vs. Edberg

Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg had a pretty deep rivalry in the 80s and 90s. Most will remember them for one of the most classic Grand Slam finals of all time: the 1989 French Open final. That year, Michael Chang came into the French Open as a 17-year-old 15th seed...

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Classic Rivalries – Lendl vs. Becker
Classic Rivalries – Lendl vs. Becker

Although seven years his senior, Lendl’s prime coincided with Becker’s prime. The reason for this is because Becker peaked so young. Remember, he won two of his Wimbledon titles at age 17 and 18. Lendl did not win his first major until he was 24 years old. In all...

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Classic Rivalries: Connors vs. Lendl
Classic Rivalries: Connors vs. Lendl

An interesting rivalry that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough is Connors vs. Lendl. There are three acts in this rivalry. In Act 1, Connors, seven years older than Lendl, is at the top of the tennis world while Lendl is the young upstart. As such, Lendl would...

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