Yes Ivan Lendl was amongst the top tennis players in the world from 1982 to 1995-96 as he was one of the fittest, mentally strong players who always had a game plan for his opponents. Its an incredible achievement because the strong points in his game were a good forehand and a big serve. Especially taking into consideration the fact that his opponents were as diverse and talented as Mcnroe, Connors, Becker, Edberg, Wilander during his early years and later Sampras, Courier, Agassi, Chang in the latter part of his career. He was involved in two of the longest US open finals against Wilander and one French open final against Chang. His first grand slam win - the 1984 French Open was won when he was 2-0 sets and a break of serve down in the third set against Mcnroe. Despite his basline game not very suited for the grass of Wimbledon, he almost won it in 1986 when was 2-1 and a break of serve up against the great serve volleyer Becker.
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