Ivan Lendl net worth: Ivan Lendl is a Czech-born former professional tennis player who has a net worth of $40 million. Ivan Lendl is probably most fondly remembered for being the world's number one player in the 1980s. After taking the tennis world by storm, he retired from the game in 1994. It seems Lendl's family tree is full of professional tennis players – his parents were top-ranked top players his home country of Czechoslovakia (now known as Czech Republic). In fact his mother was ranked number one player in the country.
In 1978, the then-teenager became a professional tennis player and the following year, he won the boys' singles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon, making him the world's number one junior player. Since gaining that title, all eyes were firmly fixed on Lendl's next move. In 1980, he won seven singles titles, which included three tournament wins in three weeks in a row. Lendl was well on his way in becoming of one the best players of all time -he won TEN titles in 1981. In 1982, Lendl continued with record-breaking results, winning a total of 15 out of 23 singles tournaments. In the time year, he claimed his first World Championship Tennis (WCT), defeating John McEnroe in the WCT Finals and winning all ten tournaments he participated in. Since the WCT, Lendl went head to head with McEnroe a few times. At the Master Grand Prix Finals, he beat McEnroe with straight sets, claiming his second season ending in championship of that tour. In the 1984 French Open, again Lendl wiped the floor clean with McEnroe, calming the world's number one player's spot. Around this time, Lendl was the highest paid tennis player of all time. His record-breaking performance continued throughout the eighties and the early nineties. Although Lendl is considered as one of the most outstanding tennis player of all time, he never won a Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon. In 1994, Lendl retired from the game, due to chronic back pain.