Australian Open 1989

Ivan Lendl [2], with Roland Garros and US Open titles captured in the mid 80s, dreamed about winning Australian Open and Wimbledon. After several unsuccessful attempts (three consecutive semi-final defeats), he finally won the coveted Australian Open title in his 200th professional event, playing arguably the best tennis of his life, especially in service games. During the tournament he met the last time in majors his arch-rival John McEnroe. It was a breakthrough event for a 17-year-old qualifier – Goran Ivanisevic of Yugoslavia, who took an advantage of very favorable draw to secure himself a sensational spot in the quarter-finals. Read more…
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