Edberg vs Lendl Head to Head

Edberg and Lendl played each other a total of 27 times on the ATP Tour between 1984 NS 1992, with Edberg leading their H2H 14-13.

The last Edberg vs Lendl match was in the quarterfinals of the US Open in 1992, which Edberg won in five sets (6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6).

Edberg vs Lendl Quick Facts

Stefan EdbergvsIvan Lendl
1966Year born1960
1983 Year turned Pro1978
Right handedPlaysRight handed
One handed backhandBackhandOne handed backhand
14Matches won13
52% (14/27)Winning Percentage48% (13/27)
8Matches won on a hard court6
0Matches won on clay0
4Matches won on carpet6
2Matches won on grass1
3Matches won in Finals4
5Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments4

Edberg vs Lendl Head to Head Stats

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

Lendl and Edberg played each other a total of nine times in grand slam tournaments (four times at the Australian Open, twice at Wimbledon, and three times at the US Open).

Edberg edged their grand slam head to head by 5 wins to Lendl’s 4, with Edberg winning their last three grand slam matches.

Surprisingly, the great rivals only ever met each other once in a grand slam singles final (1990 Australian Open) with Lendl winning the title after Edberg was forced to retire in the third set due to a torn stomach muscle.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
1992US OpenQuarterfinalsEdberg6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6
1992Australian OpenQuarterfinalsEdberg4-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1
1991US OpenSemifinalsEdberg6-3, 6-3, 6-4
1991Australian OpenSemifinalsLendl6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1990WimbledonSemifinalsEdberg6-1, 7-6, 6-3
1990Australian OpenFinalLendl4-6, 7-6, 5-2
1987WimbledonSemifinalsLendl3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
1986US OpenSemifinalsLendl7-6, 6-2, 6-3
1985Australian OpenSemifinalsEdberg6-7, 7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 9-7

Head to Head by Court Surface

They played each other a total of 10 times on indoor carpet courts, once on indoor hard courts, 13 times on outdoor hard courts, and three times on outdoor grass courts.

Head to Head on Indoor Carpet Courts

Lendl and Edberg played each other a total of 10 times on indoor carpet courts with Lendl leading their H2H on this surface 6-4.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
1990ATP Tour World ChampionshipSemifinalsEdberg6-4, 6-2
1990ATP TokyoSemifinalsLendl7-5, 6-3
1989ATP MastersSemifinalsEdberg7-6, 7-5
1989ATP StockholmSemifinalsLendl6-0, 2-6, 6-3
1988ATP MastersSemifinalsLendl6-3, 7-6
1987ATP TokyoFinalEdberg6-7, 6-4, 6-4
1986ATP MastersRRLendl6-3, 6-4
1986ATP TokyoSemifinalsEdberg7-5, 6-1
1985World Championship Tennis FinalsQuarterfinalsLendl3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
1984ATP RotterdamSemifinalsLendl6-3, 2-6, 7-6

Head to Head on Hard Courts (Indoor and Outdoor)

Lendl and Edberg played once on indoor hard courts and 13 times on outdoor hard courts with Lendl leading the H2H on this surface 8-6.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
1992US OpenQuarterfinalsEdberg6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6
1992ATP New HavenSemifinalsEdberg7-6, 4-6, 6-3
1992Australian OpenQuarterfinalsEdberg4-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1
1991US OpenSemifinalsEdberg6-3, 6-3, 6-4
1991ATP Long IslandFinalLendl6-3, 6-2
1991Australian OpenSemifinalsLendl6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1990ATP SydneySemifinalsEdberg3-6, 7-6, 6-3
1990Australian OpenFinalLendl4-6, 7-6, 5-2
1989ATP TokyoFinalEdberg6-3, 2-6, 6-4
1989ATP ScottsdaleFinalLendl6-2, 6-3
1987ATP MontrealFinalLendl6-4, 7-6
1986US OpenSemifinalsLendl7-6, 6-2, 6-3
1985Delray BeachRound of 16Edberg7-6, 6-2, 6-3

Head to Head on Grass Courts

Two of their matches on grass courts were at the Wimbledon Championships and one was at the Australian Open (when it was still played on grass) with Edberg leading their grass court H2H standing 2-1.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
1990WimbledonSemifinalsEdberg6-1, 7-6, 6-3
1987WimbledonSemifinalsLendl3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
1985Australian OpenSemifinalsEdberg6-7, 7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 9-7

Edberg vs Lendl Matches Played per Year

Below is a summary of the matches played by Edberg and Lendl over the course of their careers.

Lendl led their H2H for much of their careers but Edberg won 5 out of their last 7 matches to edge their head to head 14-13.

YearMatches PlayedEdberg WinsLendl WinsH2H (Edberg – Lendl)
1984110-1
19853212-2
19863123-4
19873124-6
1988114-7
19894226-9
19905329-11
199142211-13
19923314-13

Frequently Asked Questions about the Lendl and Edberg Rivalry

How many times did Lendl play Edberg?

Lendl and Edberg played each other a total of 27 times on the ATP Tour between 1984 and 1992.

Who won more grand slams, Lendl or Edberg?

Ivan Lendl won a total of 8 grand slam singles titles while Stefan Edberg won a total of 6.