Originally Posted by Paul Murphy
Lendl is a figure that bridged two different eras of tennis. He was competitive in the era of Borg/Connors/McEnroe and also in the era of Wilander/Edberg/Becker. By the time Sampras peaked and Agassi finally got it together, Lendl was through.
Indeed his career bridged two eras.
I would have thought his greatest rivalry was with Mc.[/quote]
Lendl may have been the most longevous player of the Golden Age