January 17, 1982: Head-hunting Lendl wins most dramatic duel with Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis was in the driver’s seat against Ivan Lendl in the 1982 Masters Cup Final in New York, but things fell apart after the American made a move he’d forever regret.

January 12, 1980: The day Vitus Gerulaitis said: “No one beats Vitus Gerulaitis 17 times in a row”

Every day, Tennis Majors looks back at the biggest moments in tennis history. On January 12, 1980, Vitus Gerulaitis came out with one of the most famous lines ever uttered in the sport

December 31, 1977: Gerulaitis wins first and only Grand Slam

On this day in tennis history, a flamboyant figure won his maiden Grand Slam – which turned out to be the only one of his career.

October 25, 1981: The day Gerulaitis was disqualified in Melbourne

On this day in 1981, the playboy of tennis got into trouble with the umpires and was defaulted in a rematch against Peter McNamara.

June 10, 1984: The day Ivan Lendl finally achieved his dream

Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to relive a tennis event which happened on this specific day. On June 10, 1984 Ivan Lendl came back from two sets down to win his first major title in Paris.

June 6, 1982: Mats Wilander wins the longest final in Roland-Garros history over Guillermo Vilas

Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to relive a tennis event which happened on this specific day. On June 6, 1982, Mats Wilander defeated Guillermo Vilas in the longest final in Roland-Garros history

May 28, 1980: The day Jimmy Connors won over the Paris crowds

Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to relive a tennis event which happened on this specific day. On May 28, 1980, Jimmy Connors won over the Parisian fans with a gritty comeback victory over French player Jean-Francois Caujolle

May 18th, 1909: the day Fred Perry was born

Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to relive a tennis event which happened on this specific day. On May 18th, 1909, Fred Perry, one of the legends of British tennis, was born

May 4, 1980: A title for Jimmy Connors amidst challenge of new generation

Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to relive a tennis event which happened on this specific day. On May 4, 1980, Jimmy Connors defeated John McEnroe in the now disappeared World Championship Tennis Finals in Dallas

April 12, 1987: McEnroe’s antics prove no distraction for Mecir

On this day in tennis history, a much-loved Czech withstood a barrage of bad behaviour to take a memorable win. Find out how