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Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl (born March 7, 1960) is a Czech tennis player, known for his eight straight finals in the US Open from 1982 to 1989. One reason for his success was the hardcourt surface used at Flushing Meadows. The workers that each year laid the surface, went directly to Lendl's house in Long Island. This way Lendl could get an exact copy at his own lawn.

See also: Tennis