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Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl (Tennis. Born, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, Mar. 7, 1960.) A powerful, well-conditioned baseliner, Ivan Lendl never captured tennis fans’ imaginations’ the way many of his contemporaries, including John McEnroe, did, but his record ranks among the greatest in the sport’s history. Lendl, who was dogged early in his career by accusations of tanking matches, reached the […]

Roy Emerson

Roy Emerson (Tennis.  Born, Kingsway, Queensland, Aust., Nov. 3, 1936.)  Of all the international champions produced by Australian coach Harry Hopman, Roy Emerson was statistically the most successful, winning 12 major titles in seven years (1961-67).  Emerson won six Australian championships during that span, missing only in 1962.  He also won the men’s singles twice each […]

Oliver Campbell

Oliver Campbell (Tennis.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 25, 1871; died, Campbelltown, N.B., July 11, 1953.)  In the summer between his junior and senior years at Columbia, Oliver Samuel Campbell went to Newport, R.I.  While there, Campbell won the U.S. national singles tennis championship for 1890, beating defending champion Henry W. Slocum, Jr., 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, […]

Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi (Tennis.  Born, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 29, 1970.)  First appearing on the A.T.P. tour as a 16-year-old prodigy, the flamboyant Andre Agassi became a major international star in 1990 when he was a U.S. Open finalist (losing to long-time rival Pete Sampras).  Agassi became the first unseeded player to win the Open since […]

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