Ivan Lendl Biography

( 1960 - )
May 27, 2020
First published on:August 20, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Ivan Lendl

Date of Birth: 1960, March 7
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: Czech Republic
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Ivan Lendl
Birth Place Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Famous Name Ivan Lendl
Father Jiri Lendl
Father Nationality Czech
Mother Olga Lendlova
Mother Nationality Czech
Net Worth $40 million
Salary N/A
Weight 79 kg
Nationality Czech-American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession tennis player
Started career as a tennis player
Current City Vero Beach, Florida
Currently Married Yes
Married to Samantha Frankel
Wife profession Homemaker
Children five daughters

Ivan Lendl is a retired professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, he later became the citizen of America in 1992. During his career, in his majors, he has won eight titles. Moreover, he has won seven year-end championships. During his coaching career, he helped his team Andy Murray win three major titles and reach the No. 1 ranking.

Moreover, he has won seven year-end championships. During his coaching career, he helped his team Andy Murray win three major titles and reach the No. 1 ranking.

Ivan Lendl Net worth and Earnings

As of 2019, Ivan Lendl has an estimated net worth of over $40 million. Furthermore, while playing professionally he summoned $21,262,417 as prize money, becoming the 16th all-time leader in earnings. Upon his retirement, he became a tennis coach of multiple players which helped him to add tremendous worth to his net worth. 

In 2016, he listed his Connecticut Estate mansion for $20 million. He purchased the property in the late 1980s for $4.2 million, then spared no expense building a lavish Georgian Colonial-style manor house.

Ivan Lendl Wife, Married Life, and Children

Ivan Lendl is blessed with a happy married life. He married his beloved wife Samantha Frankel on September 16, 1989. Ivan and his girlfriend turned wife Samantha met each other through the former player Wojtek Fibak. Samantha was just 14 when she met Ivan. The couple dated for 6 years before getting married.

CAPTION: Ivan and his wife Samantha SOURCE: gettyimages

The duo has five daughters. They are Isabelle Lendl, Daniela Lendl, Caroline Lendl, Nikola Lendl, and Marika Lendl. The couple currently resides in Goshen, Connecticut.

CAPTION: Ivan with his daughter's SOURCE: Tennisplanet.me

Besides his profession, he gives him equal time to his family. There are no records of his other relationships. Well, looking at their love and care we can't even imagine their divorce.

59 years old Ivan has a perfect height of 1.88 m and weight 79 kg. He holds both Czech Republican as well as American nationality and falls under the white ethnic group. His birth sign is Aries.

He also donates money to the organization that looks after street children.

Ivan Lendl Bio and Early Life

Ivan Lendl was born on March 7, 1960, in Ostrava, Czech Republic. His parents are Jiri Lendi and Olga Lendlova. He is the only child of his parents. Both of his parents were top tennis players of Czechoslovakia.

His mother was once ranked as the no. 2 best players of the country. He started playing tennis since his childhood and passed his childhood in his own birthplace. He graduated from the University of Alabama.

Ivan Lendl Professional Career

He developed his interest in playing tennis since his childhood and later made it as his professional career. He first came to the tennis world's attention as a junior player. During his junior career, he won both boy's junior French Open and Wimbledon. After his victory, he became the world's no. 1 junior player. He became a professional player in 1978.

In 1979 he reached first top-level singles final and also won seven singles titles in 1980. He was also part of Czechoslovakia's Davis Cup-winning team. He appeared in the World Team Cup from 1980- 1985. Later in 1986 he stopped playing all games and moved to the United States because Czechoslovakia's Tennis Association considered him as an "illegal defector" from their country.

Well, in 1981 he won ten titles. Among all the games that he participated, he won 15 of the 23 singles tournaments in 1982. He also participated in World Championship Tennis (WCT) tour and won all the tournaments he participated in.

Moreover, he also won his first WCT Finals, defeating John McEnroe. Furthermore, he also won Masters Grand Prix defeating John again in the final. Because of his continuous victory, he became one of the highest-earning tennis players. His winning history continued in 1983 and for the first time, he reached  Grand Slam final at the French Open in 1981. But he didn't get the victory.

For the second time, he reached the Grand Slam final but was again defeated. Ivan won his first Grand Slam title at the 1984 French Open. But he lost 1985 French Open final with Mats Wilander.

In 2006, Roger Federer recorded Ivan as the only male player with over 90% match wins in five different years. In 1989 he won his first Australian Open title. in 1990 he became the winner of Queen's Club Championships.

At the age of 34, on December 21, 1994, he retired from his profession due to chronic back pain. After his retirement, he again participated in other matches like the Caesars Tennis Classic exhibition match in Atlantic City. Moreover, he also participated in the match against McEnroe at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Also played in the 2012 Sparta Prague Open tournament.

Besides his playing career, he also served as a coach. On December 31, 2011, Lendl became the coach of Andy Murray.

And on March 19, 2014, he left the club. Again on June 12, 2016, Lendl rejoined Andy Murray and worked as a coach.


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