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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
By United Press International
Wawrinka looks for first win over Nadal -- in Australian Open final

Wawrinka looks for first win over Nadal -- in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka has had a series of firsts recently but he needs a huge victory Sunday to grab the biggest first of his tennis career.
Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be ranked 1-2 when the seedings and draws are determined for the 2014 Australian Open.
Federer's assault on ATP record book continues

Federer's assault on ATP record book continues

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Roger Federer continued his climb in the ATP record book with his win at the Gerry Weber Open.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Djokovic, Murray set for Australian final

Djokovic, Murray set for Australian final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic goes for tennis history in the finals at the Australian Open but Andy Murray would add luster to a recently glowing resume with a win Sunday.

Djokovic, Federer to vie in ATP Finals

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Roger Federer reached the title match of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals Sunday, posting semifinal victories.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
By United Press International
Federer grabs ATP championship No. 71

Federer grabs ATP championship No. 71

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Roger Federer defeated Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets Sunday in winning the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title for a second time.
Federer ends season with ATP Finals win

Federer ends season with ATP Finals win

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Roger Federer collected a record sixth ATP World Tour Finals championship Sunday, besting Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets.

Federer to meet Tsonga for ATP title

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed spots in the ATP World Tour Finals championship Saturday with semifinal wins in London.

Tsonga reaches semis by downing Nadal

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed Rafael Nadal his second straight loss Thursday and earned a semifinal berth in the ATP World Tour Finals.
Federer picks up 800th win

Federer picks up 800th win

PARIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Roger Federer picked up his 800th match victory during Friday's quarterfinal play of the BNP Paribas Masters tennis tournament in Paris.
Djokovic, 29-0, ties year-start record

Djokovic, 29-0, ties year-start record

MADRID, May 5 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic tied the ATP mark for undefeated record to open a year with a straight-set win Thursday at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Djokovic moves to 27-0 with Serbia title

Djokovic moves to 27-0 with Serbia title

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 1 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic stretched his 2011 unbeaten streak to 27-0 Sunday, turning back Feliciano Lopez of Spain to win his hometown Serbia Open.
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Ivan Lendl
Tennis great Ivan Lendl gives a helping hand to 7-year old Anna Koulia as she hits a forehand during the American Express Aces program at the Rexall Center in Toronto, Canada on August 8, 2006. Lendl, a 6-time champion at the Canadian Open, also attended the opening ceremony of the Rogers Cup the previous night as the event celebrated its 125th anniversary. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Ivan Lendl (born March 7, 1960) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Lendl became a United States citizen. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Lendl captured eight Grand Slam singles titles. He competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, at the time a record for a man since surpassed by Roger Federer in 2009. He reached at least one Grand Slam final for 11 consecutive years, a record since equaled by Pete Sampras. Before the formation of the ATP Lendl reached a record 12 year end championships (also equaled by John McEnroe). He won 2 WCT Finals titles and a record 5 Masters Grand Prix titles, since tied with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. Lendl first attained the World No. 1 ranking on February 28, 1983 and bolstered his claim to the top spot when he defeated John McEnroe in the 1984 French Open final. For much of the next five years, Lendl was the top ranked player until August 1990 (with a break from September 1988 to January 1989 when Mats Wilander was at the top). He finished four years ranked as the world's top player (1985–1987 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 and Roger Federer).

Lendl's game relied particularly on strength and heavy topspin from the baseline and helped usher in the modern era of "power tennis". He himself called his game as "hitting hot", a relentless all-court game that was coming to dominate in tennis.

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