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20th Century in the Czech Republic 20th Century in the Czech Republic - 20th-Century Czech People, Ivan Lendl, Gotthard Deutsch, Pat20th-Century Czech People, Ivan Lendl, Gotthard Deutsch, Patrik Ouednk, Vclav Suk, Leo Perutz Rik Ouednk, Vclav Suk, Leo Perutz (Paperback) Loot Price: R271
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20th Century in the Czech Republic 20th Century in the Czech Republic - 20th-Century Czech People, Ivan Lendl, Gotthard...

20th Century in the Czech Republic 20th Century in the Czech Republic - 20th-Century Czech People, Ivan Lendl, Gotthard Deutsch, Pat20th-Century Czech People, Ivan Lendl, Gotthard Deutsch, Patrik Ouednk, Vclav Suk, Leo Perutz Rik Ouednk, Vclav Suk, Leo Perutz (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 20th-Century Czech People, Ivan Lendl, Gotthard Deutsch, Patrik Ouednk, Vclav Suk, Leo Perutz, Petra Hlov, Count Ottokar Czernin, William F. Lukes, Friedrich Kraus, Stanislav Heller. Excerpt: 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. Lendl captured eight Grand Slam singles titles. He competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, 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 for a man since equaled by Pete Sampras. 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 (19851987 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. Lendl was born into a tennis family in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). His parents were top players in Czechoslovakia. (His mother Olga was at one point ranked the No. 2 woman player in the c... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=302577

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-98447-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-98447-9
Barcode: 9781157984474

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