Today in Sports History: September 14

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By Jonah Sharf

On September 14, 1987, tennis legend Ivan Lendl beat Mats Wilander to win his third straight US Open title. It was the final US Open championship for him in a career in which he won eight Grand Slam titles, tying other legends like Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi. He also reached eight consecutive US Open finals from 1982-1989, which still stands as the most consecutive finals at a single major tournament. Lendl won 94 career singles titles, making him third all time in the Open Era behind just Connors and Roger Federer. In addition to his eight major championships, he was a runner-up in a major a record 11 times.

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