Originally Posted by Mustard
Okay, but Kriek won 2 majors in the 1981-1982 period, Lendl won zero majors in the same period. There's a reason why Lendl was getting criticism, and it's because he was winning so many tournaments on the tour but none of them were majors until the 1984 French Open. And even with the 1984 French Open win, there soon started to be rumours that "McEnroe had thrown it away". It wasn't until after the 1985 US Open that Lendl got the monkey entirely off his back about him not being able to win the majors.
Lendl deserves absolutely the whole credit for sticking up with Mc Enroe in that great RG final...and winning it in the fifth set.He did his job, John didnīt his.
" And when the bullied american saved his three death penalties, the steeled arm of the young swede began to shiver like it never did before"