Ivan the terribly nice guy | South China Morning Post
Ivan Lendl, the world's top-ranked men's tennis player, won at love this weekend as he married his longtime girlfriend, Samantha Frankel. Lendl lives with his twenty-year-old girlfriend, Sa- mantha Frankel, in a . "Ivan is a very structured thinker," says Alexis Castori, a Florida psychologist who has worked with the two weeks of the Lipton, Lendl and Samantha Frankel had arranged to share a . But Lendl's relationship to the dogs is more complex than that. And finally, Ivan Lendl, a robotic, Czech tennis player, "reveals We now know the marriage failed amid accusations of violence and he has.
Lendl is looking forward to coming back to Hong Kong for more than one reason. Of course, he would like to get the better of McEnroe. Perhaps what I remember most was coming in to land at the airport, it looked very dangerous. I heard there is a new airport now. He continued coming to Hong Kong regularly but his last visit was in at the Marlboro Tennis Championship.
It has been a long time, more than 20 years, since I last came and I'm looking forward to seeing all the changes.
I heard it is quite different today. In his day, there was hardly a whiff of drug use in tennis. Now, there is growing belief that it is widespread in the sport. I think a lot of the panic stems from what has been happening in other sports, and especially the Lance Armstrong case. This is affecting all other sports, too," says Lendl.
Granted, the situation was, at face value, disconcerting. Here was a shy, quiet, underage girl, the very image of a sheltered, innocent child from a wealthy American family, essentially cradle-snatched and living and traveling with a a spectrally-visaged, seemingly cold and ruthlessly logical world-class tennis pro from East Europe.
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Who could blame anyone for wondering, What were her parents thinking? But as I got to know a little more about Samantha, my attitude changed. During that visit to Greenwich, I asked Samantha if Ivan shared her love of horses.
She replied, "No, he doesn't. She looked me straight in the eye and answered: They have a will of their own.
- Ivan Lendl Biography
Whatever she was, it wasn't immature, imperceptive, or overly impressionable. She was the closest thing I've ever encountered to a Hitchcock blond; she didn't even need that hair color.
Samantha struck me as a very smart, secure, independent-minded young woman who knew exactly what she was getting into, from the get-go.
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Or perhaps she realized what she had gotten into, and resolved to deal with it. And isn't that what marriage is all about?
Was Samantha looking for a father figure? Who knows, who cares? The facts speak for themselves: Many of my fellow press pariahs loved to trot out the Stepford Wife, Junior Division cracks as they observed Samantha sitting in the Player Guest box, impassive and cool."Andy Murray is the only person I would work with" - Ivan Lendl
And Samantha not only lived with Ivan, she stayed with him. However you feel about Lendl, you know this is one tough, poised, resilient girl.
Make what assumptions you will about the human heart, and the capacity for love and loyalty, at your peril. We had a good time, talking about just about everything in which we had common interest.
Ivan the terribly nice guy
Two elements in our conversation still stand out in my mind as classic "Lendl moments". Ivan rolled out for me his plan for "gun control", my own being that gun control is the ability to hit what you're aiming at.
He said you ought to have "gun clubs", where registered guns were kept and stored. Each time you wanted to target practice or go hunting, you would have to sign out a gun, and then confirm that it was properly returned. The second Ivan Lendl Solution was even better. If you drove, say, a beat-up Toyota, you would have a big yellow stripe running the length of your car roof and all! If you drove a car with sufficient muscle, and had demonstrated sufficient driving expertise, you could have a green stripe on your car, which entitled you to use either the slow or middle lane.
And if you were a regular Dale Earnhardt, and had a vehicle up to snuff, you could have a red stripe, which entitled you to use the far left, fast lane, and go as fast as your vehicle could take you. He was having amazing affair with Samantha Frankel and was smooth going in their relationship. Landl was about to mentioned her as his wife but before getting married they broke up.
Ivan seems focused on his career being a coach on visiting his bio. Most of where his information is elaborated in expect of his professional career on his biography mentioned. He is not married yet and also there is not any divorce story listed in his profile. He has high fan followings in twitter and Instagram where his pictures and current post can be seen.
He is not gay and also regarding his sexuality there is not any unwanted questioning. Lendl loves fishing and he is a great traveler.