Ivan Lendl (born March 7, 1960) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s, and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s.
Lendl captured eight Grand Slam singles titles during his career, and competed in a total of 19 Grand Slam singles finals, a world record. He first attained the World No. 1 ranking on the men's professional tour in February 1983. He continued to be ranked No. 1 for much of the next eight years through to 1990. He finished four years ranked as the world's top player (1985-87 and 1989), and was ranked World No. 1 for a total of 270 weeks, breaking the record previously held by Jimmy Connors (this has since been surpassed by Pete Sampras). Lendl's game relied particularly on strength and heavy topspin from the baseline and ushered in the modern era of "power tennis".