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K!ck5w3rvE
03-03-2005, 12:12 AM
I've seen quizzes on other forums which runs like this. It starts with one question, then people guess, then whoever gets it right gets to ask the next question.

So my question is:

Who was the first official world no. 1 doubles player?

Phil
03-03-2005, 12:28 AM
I have no idea, but may I STILL ask the next question? Huh? Huh?

Deuce
03-03-2005, 01:13 AM
Bob Lutz..

bc-05
03-03-2005, 01:20 AM
Roger Safin..

aj_m2009
03-03-2005, 01:26 AM
When did they first start the doubles rankings system? If I knew that I might be able to do enough digging to find out.

hungry
03-03-2005, 05:28 AM
I don't know but they play with:

Luxilon BigBanger AluPower (at a low tension)

lemurballs
03-03-2005, 08:24 AM
John Newcombe?

ATP Tour Rankings?

Kaptain Karl
03-03-2005, 10:47 PM
I guess it depends on who the "official" is (Amateur or Pro) but During a period of total invincibility and with more than 6 consecutive titles at Forest Hills, Bill Tilden also won the American Clay Court Championships 7 times and the Indoor Championships 4 times. He won 4 doubles titles at Forest Hills and 13 consecutive matches in the Davis Cup. By 1923, he had not lost a single match. In 1925, Tilden played 57 games in a row without losing any of them.

And since "Big Bill" played singles AND doubles ... he's my guess.

- KK

Camilio Pascual
03-04-2005, 06:16 AM
I couldn't find any ILTF rankings, so I'm going to go further back than ~1925 and guess William Renshaw instead of his brother Ernest. If only to mention he is the first player known to intentionally use the technique of hitting the ball on the rise. That was tennis in the 19th century. There is nothing new under the sun.

K!ck5w3rvE
03-04-2005, 02:38 PM
Nah your all wrong......but Deuce was half right.....thinking Lleyton....

aj_m2009
03-04-2005, 03:08 PM
Bob Hewitt

Kaptain Karl
03-04-2005, 10:20 PM
I "thought" of Bob Hewitt, but he was awfully LATE in the scope of the history of tennis. What's your source for this claim?

- KK

aj_m2009
03-04-2005, 10:30 PM
K!ck5w3rvE said that Deuce was half right and he said Bob Lutz. And then He said 'thinking Lleyton'. I assume he was talking about Lleyton Hewitt so I kinda put it together and got Bob Hewitt. I don't know if I am correct or not but that is my guess.

Deuce
03-05-2005, 12:23 AM
I "thought" of Bob Hewitt, but he was awfully LATE in the scope of the history of tennis. What's your source for this claim?

- KK

Yes, but official rankings for doubles came relatively late, as well - which was my thinking in going with Lutz.

Bob Hewitt played in the 60s & 70s.

aj_m2009
03-08-2005, 12:38 AM
Hey K!ck5w3rvE, am I correct?

K!ck5w3rvE
03-08-2005, 01:24 AM
Yeah Its Bob Hewitt. aj_m2009 is up......2nd on the first ever continous quiz on TW!

aj_m2009
03-08-2005, 01:33 AM
Who was the only player in professional tennis to win a 'Golden Set'?

Noelle
03-08-2005, 01:59 AM
I'd try to answer a question, but then I'd have to come up with another question. ;)

Phil
03-08-2005, 02:13 AM
Who was the only player in professional tennis to win a 'Golden Set'?

Who is...Bill Scanlon?

aj_m2009
03-08-2005, 02:47 AM
Ok. I thought my question was kinda hard but I guess not. You got it correct Phill, so go ahead and ask your question.

Kaptain Karl
03-08-2005, 06:31 AM
Wait a minute!!! Details. I want details. When and where was this? Who *lost* the golden set in Pro tennis???

(I never heard of this one.)

P.S. For those of you who are wondering, a "Golden Set" is when the winner takes every game at Love -- 24 points and the set is over....

- KK

aj_m2009
03-08-2005, 06:41 AM
I got it from a t-e-n-n-i-s-4-y-o-u-.-c-o-m quiz. I believe it was quiz #5. I would post a link but the thing replaces it with a bunch of asterisks.

Phil
03-08-2005, 04:52 PM
Ok. I thought my question was kinda hard but I guess not. You got it correct Phill, so go ahead and ask your question.
Not sure WHY I remember that one, but I do. Okay. Here goes...this may be too easy, but I can't think of anything else...

Name all of the male players who have won 10 or more singles majors (hint: there are 5 of them).

Wait a minute!!! Details. I want details. When and where was this? Who *lost* the golden set in Pro tennis???

(I never heard of this one.)

P.S. For those of you who are wondering, a "Golden Set" is when the winner takes every game at Love -- 24 points and the set is over....

- KK
Sorry, KK, but I can't remember the tournament or the name of Scanlon's opponent (I do recall he was, obviously, a no-name-not a top player). I think this happened around 1983 or '84. I'm pretty sure someone on this board would know.

aj_m2009
03-08-2005, 04:58 PM
Sampras, Laver, Emerson, Tilden, and Borg.

Phil
03-08-2005, 05:12 PM
Sampras, Laver, Emerson, Tilden, and Borg.

Right you are. Next question?

aj_m2009
03-08-2005, 05:14 PM
Which pair of male players was the only one to win The Grand Slam in doubles?

bc-05
03-08-2005, 07:19 PM
the woodies?

bc-05
03-08-2005, 07:22 PM
if not hewitt and mcmillan or mcenroe and fleming.. meh (shrugs)

Kaptain Karl
03-09-2005, 12:15 AM
Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor, 1951.

- KK

Kevin Patrick
03-09-2005, 08:38 AM
Kaptain,

In 1983, Scanlon was struggling to make the switch to a new mid-sized graphite racquet during a practice session prior to his match at a tournament in Delray Beach, Florida. Barely able to keep the ball in the court, Scanlon was getting good-natured grief from his practice partner, who happened to be Grand Slam champion Rod Laver. With his confidence shot, Scanlon scampered back to his hotel, picked up his trusty Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph wood racquet and returned to the court where he proceeded to write his place in history.

In a match against 37th-ranked Marcos Hocevar, Scanlon scored one of the most significant shutouts in tennis history as he did not surrender a single point in the second set of a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

The feat was dubbed "the golden set" and it remains the only perfect set ever played in professional tennis.

http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=11230

Kaptain Karl
03-09-2005, 09:21 AM
Great find, Kevin! Thanks.

Is it my turn for the question yet? (I'm pretty certain I was right about the Doubles GS, but I'll wait for Phil's ruling....)

- KK

aj_m2009
03-09-2005, 12:12 PM
Yes, Kaptain you got it correct. You may ask your question now.

Kaptain Karl
03-09-2005, 01:55 PM
Who is "Hot-head" in the following (true) story?

Hot-head Pro was stomping throught the tourney grounds after yet another blow-up in which Hot-head lost ... In leaving the grounds, Hot-head jostled a spectator of 70+ years ... whose indignation motivated an admonition that Hot-head should offer an apology (as a civil human being) ... Hot-head's response was to growl, "You're lucky I don't just break your arm." ... Senior Citizen promptly proceeded to "physically subdue" El Hot-head. (As it happens, Senior Citizen was a Black Belt!)

Hot-head wanted to sue for battery, yet was disuaded when Hot-head's Agent opined that the Press would have too much fun with headlines like, "Senior Citizen Beats the Snot Out of World Class Athlete"

Hot-head abandoned plans to sue old man....
_____________

Only correct answer will be acknowledged. (So don't keep asking me if you "got it.")

- KK

aj_m2009
03-09-2005, 01:58 PM
What? Was it 'hot-head' who said something about breaking the other guys arm or vice versa? And is 'El' hot-head a hint?

Kaptain Karl
03-09-2005, 02:30 PM
What? Was it 'hot-head' who said something about breaking the other guys arm...Yes. ... or vice versa?No.
And is 'El' hot-head a hint?No. I don't give hints. (I speak Spanish. I just slipped into an alter-ego during my question. Sorry.)

- KK

aj_m2009
03-09-2005, 02:48 PM
Edit: One last question. If hot-head was the one who threatend the other person then why was hot-head going to sue the other person? It would seem like the other person would be the one doing the suing.

Kaptain Karl
03-09-2005, 03:11 PM
That's the way hot-heads are "wired". They think anything bad that happens to them *must* be somebody else's fault....

- KK

aj_m2009
03-09-2005, 03:19 PM
Ah. Then I would say Safin. Doubt its right but who cares?

**I also say maybe Conners.**

Noelle
03-09-2005, 05:54 PM
Was it John McEnroe?

K!ck5w3rvE
03-11-2005, 03:00 PM
Its gotta be Tarango.

Kaptain Karl
03-11-2005, 03:48 PM
Nope. Not Safin, Connors, Mac or Tarango. (Although I'd have loved to see that happen to Tarango, too.)

- KK

aj_m2009
03-11-2005, 03:51 PM
Was it Nastase?

Kaptain Karl
03-11-2005, 04:24 PM
See the bottom of my post #33. (I slipped up just above.)

- KK

aj_m2009
03-11-2005, 08:55 PM
See the bottom of my post #33. (I slipped up just above.)

- KK

What do I need to look at that for?

Baseline Basher
03-11-2005, 10:15 PM
Guillermo Coria? He's been accused of being hot tempered, and he's not the biggest guy.

aj_m2009
03-13-2005, 01:59 AM
If it wasn't any of those than maybe it is one of these players: Nastase, Hewitt, Chela, or Rusedski.

AndrewD
03-13-2005, 02:16 AM
Bob Hewitt

Kaptain Karl
03-13-2005, 06:44 AM
Bob HewittBingo!!! (I was beginning to think I was the only one who remembered....)

Andrew's turn to ask the stumper.

- KK

Deuce
03-13-2005, 10:03 PM
Hell, I'll tempt fate and answer Andrew's question before he asks it...

Bob Hewitt.

My turn to ask now?

tennis ace
03-15-2005, 05:01 PM
yes it is your turn

aj_m2009
03-15-2005, 05:17 PM
Why doesn't someone else ask a question because it is starting to seem like AndrewD isn't going to ask one.

AndrewD
03-16-2005, 03:53 AM
Apologies guys, have been busy studying so didn't check back in.

Okay, my question and not quite as tricky as Kaptain Karls but a little closer to home.

Which tennis player invented the Dunlop Volley tennis shoe?

aj_m2009
03-16-2005, 03:56 AM
Adrian Quist

Kirko
03-16-2005, 06:44 AM
Dinny Pails just joking : Rod Laver.

Kaptain Karl
03-16-2005, 09:47 AM
I'm with Kirko; Laver.

- KK

FiveO
03-16-2005, 09:52 AM
I think AJ takes it = Quist

AndrewD
03-16-2005, 06:23 PM
You got it in one AJ. Nice to see someone still remembers Quist

aj_m2009
03-16-2005, 08:29 PM
Ok, My question: What college did Rajeev Ram play for?

Kaptain Karl
03-16-2005, 10:14 PM
University of Illinois (Too easy.)

- KK

aj_m2009
03-16-2005, 10:17 PM
Correct(of course). Why the heck can't I ask a hard question? Probably because I have only been following tennis for 3 of my 13 years on earth.

Deuce
03-16-2005, 10:56 PM
Yes, surely aj, at 13 years of age, remembers Adrian Quist, who was born in 1913, and expired one year prior to aj's birth...

Because of the absolute and instant ease of looking things up on the internet, quizes such as these have lost their value. Finding the answers is simply too easy - and doesn't really even serve to educate one about the game, as the goal for people is to simply find the correct answer, and not to actually learn about the history of the game.

aj_m2009
03-16-2005, 11:07 PM
Yep, I googled it and found something on here. Here is the thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=323235#post323235. The first link in post 6 has the answer. And I actually want to thank AndrewD, he was the one who started that thread. And Deuce, I don't see why this can't be educational, schools do stuff like this to prepare kids for tests all of the time.

Phil
03-16-2005, 11:11 PM
Yes, surely aj, at 13 years of age, remembers Adrian Quist, who was born in 1913, and expired one year prior to aj's birth...

Because of the absolute and instant ease of looking things up on the internet, quizes such as these have lost their value. Finding the answers is simply too easy - and doesn't really even serve to educate one about the game, as the goal for people is to simply find the correct answer, and not to actually learn about the history of the game.

Well, Deuce, I guess he "cheated". He is "cheap".

Really, doesn't the very process of looking up the answers, which is a type of research, serve "to educate one about the game"? Think about it. If this quiz didn't exist, the kid would have never bothered to find this person's name, and would have not learned who he was. Isn't that what learning is about?

Noelle
03-16-2005, 11:18 PM
Can someone ask another question? It's really interesting reading about tennis trivia here. :) The things I learn every day (but mostly about Bob Hewitt)...

aj_m2009
03-16-2005, 11:23 PM
Well, Deuce, I guess he "cheated". He is "cheap".

Really, doesn't the very process of looking up the answers, which is a type of research, serve "to educate one about the game"? Think about it. If this quiz didn't exist, the kid would have never bothered to find this person's name, and would have not learned who he was. Isn't that what learning is about?

Thank you. And I have "cheated" on all of the answers except the first one. I either google it, look at tapes of tennis matches(which I did for your question Phil), or look at peoples' bios.

Phil
03-16-2005, 11:30 PM
Thank you. And I have "cheated" on all of the answers except the first one. I either google it, look at tapes of tennis matches(which I did for your question Phil), or look at peoples' bios.

I was sarcastic on the "cheating" comment. That's fine, man. That's how you absorb information. If it's through a quiz, so be it. No one here is getting hurt-no prizes are being exchanged. Keep it up.

aj_m2009
03-16-2005, 11:39 PM
I know you were being sarcastic(trust me, at my age I know when someone is being sarcastic. I can get really sarcastic sometimes myself), I was just going along with it.

Saito
03-16-2005, 11:50 PM
Can someone ask another question? It's really interesting reading about tennis trivia here. :) The things I learn every day (but mostly about Bob Hewitt)...

Come on KK..... bring on the next question buddy!! :D

Deuce
03-16-2005, 11:54 PM
My point is that, for the most part, people will do a Google search for the answer, and once they find the answer, that's the end of it. They don't learn about who the person is, or what his contribution to tennis was - they merely 'learn' that he is the answer to the question, and then just as quickly move on to the next question. This is the essential problem plaguing school systems - they are designed for students to merely memorize things for long enough to pass a test, rather than to actually learn.

Aj, I hope you do go beyond this, and do further research on Bob Hewitt and Adrian Quist, and whoever else's name comes up here. I hope that you - and others - use this as a tool to truly learn about the history of the game, beyond the mere names. I've learned that Adrian Quist was an Aussie who played Davis Cup and who won the Aussie Open 3 times - 1936, 1940, and 1948... and that he helped to create a tennis shoe...

aj_m2009
03-17-2005, 12:09 AM
Deuce, I am trying to go beyond just finding an answer and then forgetting. I have learned a lot of stuff from this thread. I didn't know Bob Hewitt was the first official world no. 1 in doubles, I didn't know Bill Scanlon was the only person to win a golden set, and I didn't know that Adrian Quist helped invent a tennis shoe. Really, I didn't know any of this until this quiz was started. So I think this thread has been very educational as well as fun.

Deuce
03-17-2005, 12:47 AM
Well... 'Good on ya', then, aj.

(Did I say that right?)

Datacipher
03-17-2005, 01:35 AM
I just saw saw this thread for the 1st time! On the subject of Googling, when I asked a bunch of trivia questions here before, I often tried for ones that would be ungooglable or at least tougher to find as well as had a little story or fact behind them.

Kaptain Karl
03-17-2005, 05:37 AM
Geez!

It was late, so I went to bed instead of posting my next question. Sorry.

And this one's going to be easy ... intentionally. I'd like someone else to get a turn. (Which means, aj, "Stop asking such "gimmes" yourself.)
___________

I was going to ask, "What is the significane of the double-Y logo for Yonex?" But that's WAY too easy. (Right?)

So ...
___________

What woodie manufacturer's racquet was known as "The Big Inch?"

- KK

aj_m2009
03-17-2005, 05:41 AM
Sue me, I like to ask questions(obviously easy questions).

Saito
03-17-2005, 07:46 AM
yoneyama :lol:

Saito
03-17-2005, 07:54 AM
I gotta get to work..... so just in case this was right KK..... my question to you all is "What little trick did tennis great Rod Laver use when it got just a little too hot for him??".... tennis channel provided this one :D ... but if my answer is wrong IGNORE question please :D

aj_m2009
03-17-2005, 07:55 AM
Could you possibly explain the question a bit better? I'm not sure I understand.

TommyGun
03-17-2005, 10:00 AM
rod and crew used to soak a neckerchief or hat in cold water and play with them tied around his neck or on his head if it was the hat.

TommyGun
03-17-2005, 10:04 AM
This string is kinda dyin', so I'll try to restart it...

"Who won the 1974 Davis Cup, and name the players on the team."

aj_m2009
03-17-2005, 10:39 AM
Am I allowed to answer this?

**And we could start one on my message board, might bring some life to it.**

aj_m2009
03-17-2005, 11:06 AM
I will go make a "continous tennis quiz" on my message board as well. If you guys would be kinda enough to come and participate in it as well it be greatly appreciated.

**You can get to my site by my sig just incase you didn't know.**

***Mine is up on my site. The question is pretty easy but that is ok. If you would, please go check it out and maybe answer the question.***

Saito
03-17-2005, 11:57 AM
rod and crew used to soak a neckerchief or hat in cold water and play with them tied around his neck or on his head if it was the hat.

Wrong, but great try......

Datacipher
03-17-2005, 12:00 PM
Wrong, but great try......

That's a great question. Wasn't it Laver who used to stick vegetable matter near his grey matter?

Kaptain Karl
03-17-2005, 01:20 PM
I've been trying to run my business! Sorry to be so far behind.

yoneyama I am not aware of a Yoneyama woodie called "The Big Inch." If you know of this, great. But I was looking for another company.

Ironically, I was "thinking about" asking why Yonex' logo is two Ys. I'm glad I switched to a different question.

- KK

FiveO
03-17-2005, 02:39 PM
Saito

Laver put either a cabbage or lettuce leaf soaked in water under his hat.

Saito
03-17-2005, 03:08 PM
That's a great question. Wasn't it Laver who used to stick vegetable matter near his grey matter?

Datacipher is correct, as is fiveO but Data was first..... you're up bro!! :D

Saito
03-17-2005, 03:10 PM
I've been trying to run my business! Sorry to be so far behind.

I am not aware of a Yoneyama woodie called "The Big Inch." If you know of this, great. But I was looking for another company.

Ironically, I was "thinking about" asking why Yonex' logo is two Ys. I'm glad I switched to a different question.

- KK

KK,

It was just a guess on my part.... I was thinking since that was Yonex's old company name that the 2 y's were for YoneYama.... sorry so then my question doesn't count..... :(

FiveO
03-17-2005, 03:22 PM
Sorry, missed Data's post.

Kaptain Karl
03-17-2005, 03:45 PM
Let Data ask the next question. Keep it moving....

- KK

Kirko
03-17-2005, 05:20 PM
yes Kaptain woyld it be possible just to ask questions you know kind of out of order to keep it flowing.

Datacipher
03-17-2005, 05:24 PM
Alright, then I'll ask a multipart question:

This inventor patented the oversize racquet:

1.What was his name?
2.What tennis company did he start?
3.Name the 1st oversize racquet to come out of his design.
4.What is it said this former engineer did to support himself, after he quit his engineering job and before he started his own company?

I guess if somebody can answer all of them, they win! If not....the person who answers the last unanswered question first!

Kirko
03-17-2005, 05:31 PM
Howard Head , AMF Voit, Prince, designed skis you know the "sandwich core"

Saito
03-17-2005, 08:09 PM
Alright, then I'll ask a multipart question:

This inventor patented the oversize racquet:

1.What was his name?
2.What tennis company did he start?
3.Name the 1st oversize racquet to come out of his design.
4.What is it said this former engineer did to support himself, after he quit his engineering job and before he started his own company?

I guess if somebody can answer all of them, they win! If not....the person who answers the last unanswered question first!


:confused: :confused: :confused:

Deuce
03-17-2005, 09:22 PM
Howard Head

(AMF) Head

Prince (Prince Classic)

What Kirko said - designed skis.

Datacipher
03-17-2005, 11:39 PM
Howard Head

(AMF) Head

Prince (Prince Classic)

What Kirko said - designed skis.

Alright!

#1. Howard Head- Kirko was 1st!
#2. He started the Head Ski company, I'll give this to Deuce because he didn't sell it to AMF until later
#3 Also goes to Deuce, the racquet was the Prince Classic, Howard had since left Head and was president of Prince, which he bought because he didn't like the Prince ball machine he had and thought he could make it better!

So....the only unanswered question is #4.....I guess I'll post answer tomorrow if nobody comes up with it!

AndrewD
03-17-2005, 11:54 PM
He was a riveter

Datacipher
03-18-2005, 12:22 AM
He was a riveter

A guess?

Ok...if nobody get's it...then Deuce wins....have feeling this is too obscure so...let's just say it was not a conventional job!

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 12:39 AM
Not a guess, Data, I knew he was a riveter as well as an engineer. You must have some other occupation in mind though. Exotic dancer perhaps? LOL

Deuce
03-18-2005, 01:02 AM
Well... if it's my turn to ask...

What was the name of the person who designed the Davis Cup, and what was his nationality?

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 01:17 AM
If you mean the tournament that would be Dwight Davis, an American. If you mean who actually made the trophy that would be Rowland Rhodes, an Engishman living and working in the United States (was it for Durgin's?)

K!ck5w3rvE
03-18-2005, 01:32 AM
How good is my quiz going! Sweet! The whole idea is to keep this thread going forever....just questions keep rolling. But it breaks down if people don't reply to other people's answers ('Am I right" etc).....Gogo gadget quiz.

Kirko
03-18-2005, 02:39 AM
He was an American lived here in St. Louis for a time competed @ the St. Louis Worlld's Fair 1904 {tennis} at age 39 yr. bought the Davis Cup at Tiffany's . Deuce a bit off topic he built or I should say reconverted a huge horse stable at St. Louis Country Club in 1916 I have played there quite a few times quite lush for an idoor court ! You'd be in high clover playing in there.

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 05:08 AM
Believe he played in the first Davis Cup match for the States as well. As to the cup itself, it definately wasn't bought at Tiffany's but made somewhere close to where Davis lived. Think it was New Hampshire or there abouts (that is, if NH is in some way close to Concord and my memory serves me).

Saito
03-18-2005, 12:31 PM
OK so who's up next then - Kirko or AndrewD??? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Ben42
03-18-2005, 01:40 PM
What did Howard Head do after Prince? It wasn't skis, he did that before Prince.

Kirko
03-18-2005, 01:46 PM
I'll throw one out there . Bob Lutz's name has been brought up. He did something different to his grips on his rackets I've never heard anyone doing , but him.

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 02:30 PM
wrapped them counter-clockwise.

Datacipher
03-18-2005, 02:53 PM
Yes, to finish the my question.....no, Head wasn't an exotic dancer Andrew, but maybe that's the closest guess! ;-) Plus he could have come up with all kinds of stage names playing off his real name!

It was said that after quitting his engineering job he made his living gambling(playing cards) while working on his inventions! Should get together with Sampras and Kafelnikov....take some of their prize money....

Datacipher
03-18-2005, 02:55 PM
What did Howard Head do after Prince? It wasn't skis, he did that before Prince.

Not sure...possibly retired.

FiveO
03-18-2005, 03:00 PM
Kirko,

I think Lutz wrapped his grips "inside out".

Kirko
03-18-2005, 03:23 PM
that is right !

FiveO
03-18-2005, 03:48 PM
My question?

Kirko
03-18-2005, 03:52 PM
yes it is !

FiveO
03-18-2005, 04:00 PM
OK,

Who were the Handsome Eight and name them?

Kirko
03-18-2005, 04:21 PM
Cliff Drydale, Butch Bucholtz, Charlie Pasarell, John Newcombe,John Alexander,Stan Smith,Fred Stolle, thats as far as I can get. They're were the 1st ATP group.

Kaptain Karl
03-18-2005, 04:22 PM
I *knew* Lutz was cool. I wrap MY grips inside-out ... and most of my friends think it's strange. I'm in good company....

- KK

FiveO
03-18-2005, 04:23 PM
Sorry Kirko. Good stab though

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 05:08 PM
John Newcombe, Tony Roche, Cliff Drysdale , Roger Taylor, Nikki Pilic, Dennis Ralston, Butch Bucholz and Pierre Barthes.

Can't for the life of me work out how Pilic and Ralston could have ended up as the handsome anything though LOL

FiveO
03-18-2005, 05:12 PM
AndrewD,

And who were they? Or better stated, what were they as a group?

Datacipher
03-18-2005, 05:13 PM
John Newcombe, Tony Roche, Cliff Drysdale , Roger Taylor, Nikki Pilic, Dennis Ralston, Butch Bucholz and Pierre Barthes.

Can't for the life of me work out how Pilic and Ralston could have ended up as the handsome anything though LOL

They thought it sounded catchier than "the handsome 6 and the other 2"?

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 05:18 PM
They were the stable of players Lamar Hunt and David Dixon (?) signed for the World Championship Tennis pro circuit which ran in opposition to the old 'pro tour'. Began in 1968 I think

FiveO
03-18-2005, 05:21 PM
AndrewD,

You're the man. Small consolation for the day you and your friend had, but, you're asking the next question.

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 05:30 PM
Thanks FiveO (yeah, its been a buggar of a day. Gets worse tonight when I have to listen to a Baroque concert).

My question is:

After a tiebreak (assuming another set is played) who serves first and from which end ?

FiveO
03-18-2005, 05:35 PM
the players change ends at the end of the tie-break and the player who received the first game of the prior set, now serves the first game of the new set.

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 06:27 PM
the first part is right- they change ends because the set ended on an odd number of games.

And so is the second. The easiest way to remember it is the person receiving first in the tie-break will serve first in the next set. As they have also been the first to receive in the regular set...

FiveO, the next question is yours.

FiveO
03-18-2005, 06:51 PM
Who was nicknamed "Muscles" and what was the most unique thing regarding how he hit the ball during his tennis career?

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 07:13 PM
Got me puzzled on that one. Muscles (because he didn't have any, lol) was Ken Rosewall. As to what was unique about the way he hit the ball Im not entirely sure, unless you're referring to the fact that he, like Margaret Court, was actually left-handed but played his tennis right-handed.

Datacipher
03-18-2005, 07:31 PM
He always hit a slice backhand...which actually was quite flat a lot of the time.

Saito
03-18-2005, 08:21 PM
Arghhh!!! I swear everytime there is a new question I always miss it.... now I forgot the question I was gonna ask........and I knew this one too :(

FiveO
03-18-2005, 09:18 PM
AndrewD,

We have to stop doing this. People are going to start to talk. To most of us in the US, well at least to ME anyway, playing tennis with one's right hand when you're a natural left hander and reaching the pinnacle of the game, is pretty damn UNIQUE. You low keyed Aussies, man.

Those were the answers I was looking for. Your up again.

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 09:48 PM
Thanks mate. Makes you appreciate Sabine Applemans who is a natural right hander but learnt to play left-handed.

Question:

Who was the first player 'immigrant' player to win a major title?
Where were they born?
What was their final nationality?

Kaptain Karl
03-18-2005, 10:03 PM
AndrewD - I cannot fathom what you mean by that question. Doesn't someone's "immigrant" status ... "depend"???

- KK

FiveO
03-18-2005, 10:17 PM
Jaraslav Drobny (sp?) was born in what was Czechoslovakia. I don't remember when but he became a British citizen at some point. I was at his Hall of Fame induction. Anyway I think he was the first.

AndrewD
03-18-2005, 10:38 PM
Kaptain Karl, I just meant (without giving too many clues away) that he was born in one country, lived there for an appreciable time and then had to take out citizenship in another country. Regardless, to that point, he was the first player to win a title for a country other than the one he was born in.

FiveO has the right player but not the right country. He might have become a British citizen, that I dont know, but he was the citizen of another country when he won Wimbledon.

Saito
03-18-2005, 10:43 PM
Jaraslav Drobny (sp?) was born in what was Czechoslovakia. I don't remember when but he became a British citizen at some point. I was at his Hall of Fame induction. Anyway I think he was the first.

He was Czech but born in Prague........ I googled so I think FiveO should go again :(

slice bh compliment
03-19-2005, 01:34 AM
Jaroslav Drobny: Czech born, played under EGYPTIAN nationality, ended up in the U.K.
Good question, but was he the first?
I bet there were a few Brits who ended up in NZ, Aus, Canada or the States at some point in tennis' infancy.
Later examples: Navratilova and Lendl. Andrew Ilie...Jelena Dokic? And there's always Hana Mandlikova. Aussie Aussie Aussie? I know, I know, she didn't actually PLAY for Oz.

AndrewD
03-19-2005, 03:47 AM
slice bh compliment,

That is correct. He took out citizenship in Egypt after becoming friendly with a few of the country's big wigs. Interestingly, he was offered a job coaching ice hockey and playing tennis in Australia by Harry Hopman but decided to play on and ended up as an Egyptian citizen.

Ah, I'm sure there were others born in one country but citizens of another. However, in my question I asked who was the first to win a 'major' title. So, Drobny was the first. Oh, and Hana Mandlikova played under Australian colours at the Hopman Cup (and we won that year).

Guess you'll have to decide who goes next. FiveO got the first part and slice bh compliment got the second bit.

Datacipher
03-19-2005, 04:34 AM
As to what was unique about the way he hit the ball Im not entirely sure, unless you're referring to the fact that he, like Margaret Court, was actually left-handed but played his tennis right-handed.

I had known that, but completely forgotten. Great call Andrew!!

Saito
03-19-2005, 07:56 AM
...........Guess you'll have to decide who goes next. FiveO got the first part and slice bh compliment got the second bit.

Well, if you look at it one way, it should be slice bh compliment's turn since he did in fact get the WHOLE question right. But on the other hand, FiveO did get the question SEMI-RIGHT and he was FIRST to answer.........

doesn't matter to me..... whichever of you 2 should go..... :D

FiveO
03-19-2005, 01:30 PM
slice bh compliment,

Nice job. Your serve.

AndrewD
03-21-2005, 02:18 AM
Five-O, I think you better post a question. Doesnt look like slice bh compliment is going to.

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 02:50 AM
This thread seems to have gotten a little messed up since the last time I posted in it.

FiveO
03-21-2005, 04:01 AM
There are 6 non-Australian, non-European, non-US members of the Hall of Fame.
Name them and their nationalities.

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 04:23 AM
There are 6 non-Australian, non-European, non-US members of the Hall of Fame.
Name them and their nationalities.

Frew McMillan/South Africa
Alex Olmedo/Peru
Nicola Pietrangeli/Tunisia
Panch Segura/Ecuador
Rafael Osuna/Mexico
Maria Bueno/Brasil

**And yes, I looked. And now I know.**
**I don't know if these were the players you were looking for but they were born if different countries. If not tell me and I will find them**

**Guillermo Vilas/Argentina**

FiveO
03-21-2005, 07:29 AM
aj m2009

Well, I didn't think anyone would know it off the top of their heads.

Pietrangeli entered the Hall as an Italian, and wasn't one of the six I was looking for.

However, since you added Vilas to the list, I went to the judges, and their allowing it.

Ask away!

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 07:32 AM
How tall was tennis player Harold Hackett?

FiveO
03-21-2005, 07:40 AM
aj m2009

Wow. I thought I asked some reachers. I read that entire list a couple times and didn't remember his name was on it. 5'9".

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 07:48 AM
aj m2009

Wow. I thought I asked some reachers. I read that entire list a couple times and didn't remember his name was on it. 5'9".

Ah, you stink. No, just kidding. Fire away.

FiveO
03-21-2005, 08:10 AM
I know I started that Hall of Fame thing but I suggest we move forward.

At the US Open in Flushing Meadows, what additional numbered court is attached to/part of, the Louis Armstrong Stadium court?

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 08:19 AM
I know I started that Hall of Fame thing but I suggest we move forward.

At the US Open in Flushing Meadows, what additional numbered court is attached to/part of, the Louis Armstrong Stadium court?

Is it a numbered court because if I remember correctly the grandstand might be connected to it.

FiveO
03-21-2005, 08:47 AM
aj m2009,

Yes, it was a trick question. Very well done.
Son of a bi.......
Next question Carnack. (kidding)

You're up aj.

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 08:54 AM
I actually didn't know that until earlier. I was reading a thread and it said something about it. Anyway, my question:

How many people attended the 2003 U.S. Open?

Saito
03-21-2005, 04:30 PM
615,456..... is that right???

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 06:01 PM
Yes that is correct, and unfortunately I wasn't one of them.

Datacipher
03-21-2005, 06:13 PM
Yes that is correct, and unfortunately I wasn't one of them.

Don't want to criticize any questions here...but cmon! I doubt anyone knew that one without googling it! lol.

aj_m2009
03-21-2005, 06:15 PM
Don't want to criticize any questions here...but cmon! I doubt anyone knew that one without googling it! lol.

Yeah, what about it?

Saito
03-21-2005, 10:32 PM
Don't want to criticize any questions here...but cmon! I doubt anyone knew that one without googling it! lol.


Straight up googled..... and not ashamed.... figures like that aren't gonna be in my head :D :lol:

Saito
03-21-2005, 10:35 PM
Ok, I think alot of people might know the answer to this one, but I feel it might be nice for some people to learn about it if they already didn't know:

How long, and who played the LONGEST MATCH in tennis history?? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Kirko
03-22-2005, 02:54 AM
I'm torn between 1982 Davis Cup in St. Louis or the 1969 Wimbledon with Pasarell & Gonzalez. I'll go with the 1969 Wimbeldon.

AndrewD
03-22-2005, 04:31 AM
Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement at the 2004 French Open. 6 hrs 33 minutes I think.



Kirko, I remember that Davis Cup match you're referring to. McEnroe and Wilander, absolutely brilliant match.

Kaptain Karl
03-22-2005, 05:00 AM
How long, and who played the LONGEST MATCH in tennis history?? Do you mean in elapsed time? Or game / set scores?

- KK

bc-05
03-22-2005, 06:22 AM
has to be goran vs tim wimbledon.. thats like over 2 days long...

Saito
03-22-2005, 12:30 PM
Do you mean in elapsed time? Or game / set scores?

- KK

The longest match in tennis history with both a high number of matches played and time....

hint: the time in the match is not the longest time spent in a match.

edit: sorry for the late post but real busy @ work....

Kaptain Karl
03-22-2005, 12:57 PM
I'm pretty sure my last match with my older brother is the longest. I'm "up" 6-2, 3-1 and it's his serve. We got rain-delayed in 1988. He died in a climbing accident in '89. We'll only finish in heaven....

- KK

Kirko
03-22-2005, 01:03 PM
Sorry Kap.

FiveO
03-22-2005, 01:11 PM
Geez KK,

Gives the rest of us some perspective on other concerns in life. Sorry.

Kaptain Karl
03-22-2005, 02:11 PM
Guys, thanks. (Males in our family are a threatened species. He died at 36, my younger brother died at 35 -- leaving a wife and daughters 7 and 5. And my dad died four years ago. My remaining brother and I drive my mom and sister nuts.... We always say "Drive fast! Take chances! Live hard!" to each other.

[Oh! I forgot to mention that he had a heart attack at 35 ... and at 36 I had such a bad fall skiing, they were surprised I lived, much less walked. I am one-half inch shorter and don't have any memory of four days of my life from that ski trip ... with my youngest brother...!] All this helps me not get too worked up over line calls....

I *really* didn't mean to put a damper on the thread. I know I'll see them again ... and I'll kick my older brother's butt to finish this match!!!
____________

5 hours, 26 minutes, 1992, Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg at the U.S. Open.

- KK

AndrewD
03-23-2005, 02:20 AM
The longest match in tennis history with both a high number of matches played and time....

hint: the time in the match is not the longest time spent in a match.

edit: sorry for the late post but real busy @ work....

Saito, I dont understand what you're saying. Do you mean the longest game in tennis history? As you cant have a match with a high number of matches played Im a bit confused as to your meaning. If you're referring to the Davis Cup then thats a tie consisting of matches.

Kirko
03-24-2005, 05:02 PM
I submitted a reply whats the answer ? Its been awhile !!!!!

FiveO
03-24-2005, 05:27 PM
Wondering the same thing. I know one of you are right. I just don't know what answer Saito's looking for.

Saito
03-24-2005, 05:48 PM
I actually haven't seen the answer I was looking for:

The longest "match" in Tennis History is a doubles match in Rhode Island, @Newport casino invitational between Dick Leach-Dick Dell vs. Len Schloss- Tom Mozur in 1967.
The Dick's won 3-6, 49-47, 22-20. (147 games)(6 hours 10 minutes)

Men's Singles:
Longest Match (games)126
Roger Taylor def Wieslaw Gasiorak
27-29, 31-29, 6-4
Longest Match (time)(6 hours, 32 minutes)
John McEnroe def. Mats Wilander
9-7, 6-2, 15-17, 3-6, 8-6.

You guys decide who goes next :p

Kirko
03-24-2005, 06:56 PM
My apology. I lost. I'm kind of unfamilar with this format .

AndrewD
03-24-2005, 11:40 PM
I think if you'll find that Santoro and Clement set the new record in 2004, eclipsing the McEnroe vs Wilander match. Regardless, both of them are 'longer' matches than the men's doubles so I dont see how that can possibly be the answer.


Kirko, why dont you go next. I dont think anyone will mind and we can get the quiz moving again.

Kirko
03-26-2005, 02:32 AM
Thanks ! Who was the 1st & only player banned from tennis for life.

bc-05
03-26-2005, 04:11 AM
damir dokic :P i hate that guy i feel like setting his beard on fire

Kirko
03-26-2005, 06:13 AM
He's a bad man , there was a player who was actually "kicked out" for life.

ryanstennis61689
03-26-2005, 06:52 AM
geez, what did he do?

Kaptain Karl
03-26-2005, 08:12 AM
Kirko - You mean banned from "Pro Tennis" right? (I don't think it's possible to ban someone from amateur tennis.)

- KK

FiveO
03-26-2005, 08:41 AM
Was Peter Korda banned for LIFE? I know he was suspended for a positive steroid test, but not sure if he was banned.

Kaptain Karl
03-26-2005, 08:45 AM
I remember something about the BBC banning Jack Kramer for life ... over the ATP / ILTF fight, if I recall correctly. That was the year ("73?) so many Pros boycotted Wimbledon over the prize money issue (I think). That's why Kodes' title was pretty often "Pooh-poohed" by the top players.

But I cannot remember *a player* being banned for life by a ruling tennis authority....

- KK

Kirko
03-26-2005, 08:46 AM
Naysky . This guy was NCAA Doubles Champ. came from a wealthy California family.

Datacipher
03-26-2005, 11:52 AM
Earl Cochell

Kirko
03-26-2005, 11:58 AM
Thats him.

Datacipher
03-26-2005, 12:00 PM
That was a good question Kirko. Interesting subject matter and i'm guessing not easily googlized as shown by the lack of answers.

Ask another. I pass.

ps. I dont' think he actually did much Ryanstennis....maybe Kirko can give details....I think he mouthed off an umpire....might have used one F bomb or something...lol...you can bet we wouldn't see any profanity today if they had kept up those standards of discipline.

I'm not sure, but I also think they actually later rescinded the ban and said he could come back ...but Cochell (and deep down I admire him for it) basically told them to F off again and left tennis! lol.

Kaptain Karl
03-26-2005, 12:49 PM
Cool, to learn some history. I Googled his name and this was all I found in a sidebar with an article on sportsmanship.

USA Today - U.S. player Earl Cochell was banned for life after verbally abusing a referee in the U.S. Open in 1951, an unprecedented penalty.

- KK

Kirko
03-26-2005, 01:09 PM
Cochell was playing Gardner Malloy at Forest Hills in those days no tie breaks and if you were down sometimes a player would "tank" the 3rd set to get it over with and also in those by gone days a 20 or 30 minute break was allowed you'd go into the club house and get a shower and a bite to eat. This is what Cochel l decided to do , but he was already questioning calls and having a fit with his racket . He startedt to throw the set and the crowd booed him he shook the umpires chair grabbed the microphone and started to wrant at the crowd. There was no future in doing that so he was 86'd out of organized tennis.

Kirko
03-26-2005, 01:23 PM
Heres another "The Greatest Juggler" in the world and an actor in the 1930's and 40's . You would never to think he was really a fine player to look at him , but he was very good. Who was he ?

Datacipher
03-26-2005, 04:06 PM
Heres another "The Greatest Juggler" in the world and an actor in the 1930's and 40's . You would never to think he was really a fine player to look at him , but he was very good. Who was he ?

Frank Shields?

Kirko
03-26-2005, 04:25 PM
naysky. he was a comdeian / actor. he actualy was a Hollywood guy really used the court on his property.

Datacipher
03-26-2005, 05:59 PM
naysky. he was a comdeian / actor. he actualy was a Hollywood guy really used the court on his property.

OH gotcha! Thought you meant pro player who acted....must be WC Fields!

Kirko
03-26-2005, 06:45 PM
you are there!!! I'm sorry I wasn't clear. Thinlk about the hand eye coordination a guy like that had. William claude Dunkenfield.

Datacipher
03-27-2005, 12:09 AM
Not your fault! I misinterpreted. Tough questions! You keep going, I'll step aside and let others answer!

Kirko
03-27-2005, 08:32 AM
ALright I'll go one more time then turn it over to someone else. Who won the 1st nationally televised tennis tournament in the U.S. ?

AndrewD
03-27-2005, 04:19 PM
Ken Rosewall (over Rod Laver). Bit of a stab in the dark as Im not American but thought that might be the first to get 'National' coverage.

Kirko
03-27-2005, 04:27 PM
sorry old man. thats not it. great match though. Rosewall was my idol as a kid.

AndrewD
03-27-2005, 09:12 PM
Then I can only hazard a guess that it was Pancho Gonzalez. I have read he played and won a televised tournament in Texas(?) but wasnt sure if that was televised.

Regardless, good question. Nice and sneaky LOL. If it was my answer above, you should dish out some bonus points if anyone can tell you the names of three Australian Open champions he beat in that event (hint, they encompassed 3 playing generations).

Kirko
03-28-2005, 02:32 AM
Andrew you are correct ! 1965 . He beat 3 great Aussies. Pretty good for a 37 yr. old who drifted in & out of pro - tennis.

AndrewD
03-28-2005, 05:28 AM
The guy was a freak, no question about it. Do we see any link between longevity and being taught (and playing) a classical game without exaggerated grips etc? I wonder about that LOL

By the way, in that tournament he beat Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver. Can you imagine sitting down to watch that tournament, with those kind of players in it? Every single one was an absolute legend and to win you had to beat pretty much the best there's ever been.

My question is:

Which two tennis players, winners of a major (Grand Slam) title/s were citizens of one country but born in another? Neither player was naturalised or emigrated to the country they were citizens of. Extra points if you can name the countries they were born in.

FiveO
03-28-2005, 06:54 AM
John McEnroe-US citizen, born in Germany

Mary Pierce-French citizen, born in Canada

AndrewD
03-28-2005, 02:43 PM
Unfortunately not Five-O.

"Neither play took out citizenship or emigrated to the country they were citizens of." Pierce was born in Canada but moved to France where she took up citizenship due to her mother being born French.

Still, that's an almost arguable answer.


The clue is: the players did not have to move away from the country of their birth in order to be citizens of another country.

Kaptain Karl
03-28-2005, 03:41 PM
Marat Safin - Pluto
Justine Henin-Hardenne - Neptune

- KK

AndrewD
03-28-2005, 08:10 PM
Kaptain, I believe if you check you'll find Safin's actually from that asylum three towns over LOL.

Kirko
03-28-2005, 08:39 PM
Andrew funny you refered to Gonzalez as a "freak" that exactly what Lew Hoad said a "freak of nature and Fred Perry said he was like oil you can't see it or hear it , but its there.eg. his foot work.

aj_m2009
03-29-2005, 12:04 AM
I am going to say:

Ivan Lendl-Born in Czechoslovakia, is a US citizen

Martina Hingis-Born is Slovakia, is a Swiss citizen

AndrewD
03-29-2005, 02:07 AM
aj_m2009, sorry but that's not the answer Im looking for.

Perhaps give it another 1 or 2 answers and then I'll spill the beans. Tricky kind of question, especially if you don't have French ancestry HINT HINT

Kaptain Karl
03-29-2005, 05:42 AM
HINT HINTYou're so subtle....

- KK

equinox
03-29-2005, 07:23 AM
yannick noah, born in sedan.
martina navratilova, ?

Kevin Patrick
03-29-2005, 08:19 AM
Hana Mandlikova? I know she became an Australian citizen when she married an Australian.

FiveO
03-29-2005, 08:34 AM
Francoise Durr?

Yannick Noah?

AndrewD
03-29-2005, 03:23 PM
Equinox, you got the first one right. Yannick Noah, born in Sedan but an automatic French citizen (don't you love colonialism). Unfortunately, the second answer wasnt Mandilikova.

Five-O, that's both of them, you've chosen.... wisely lol.

Francoise (Frankie) Durr, born in Algers, Algeria but a French citizen due to an unusual system of colonialism where people born in annexed countries were granted automatic citizenship of France. A contrast to the English system which granted membership of the 'Commonwealth' but not of England herself or the old Roman system.


Five-O, you're up.

Gaines Hillix
03-29-2005, 04:08 PM
Not Five-O, but if you don't mind, I'll throw one in for fun. Who did Bobby Riggs beat in an exhibition match just before his infamous loss to Billy Jean King?

FiveO
03-29-2005, 04:18 PM
AndrewD, like KK said subtle, very subtle.

Okay.

Not many people know that way back in tennis history there were five majors competed for (not including the olympics).

What was the last year that trophies for the FIVE grand slams were awarded? And name the women's singles champions who received them?

equinox
03-29-2005, 06:34 PM
In 1973, Margaret Court lost a tennis match to Bobby Riggs in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

aj_m2009
03-29-2005, 06:44 PM
AndrewD, like KK said subtle, very subtle.

Okay.

Not many people know that way back in tennis history there were five majors competed for (not including the olympics).

What was the last year that trophies for the FIVE grand slams were awarded? And name the women's singles champions who received them?

If you are talking about the year there were 2 AOs then:

In 1977

AO: Reid and Cawley
FO: Jausovec
CW: Wade
USO: Evert

If not then I have no clue.

FiveO
03-29-2005, 06:52 PM
aj m2009,

You are correct my learned friend.

I thought that one might take a little longer.

The next question is yours.

aj_m2009
03-29-2005, 07:33 PM
Ok, cool. Uhh...What was the highest junior ranking of Daniel Elsner, what junior grand slams did he win, and when did he win them?

equinox
03-29-2005, 09:52 PM
Daniel Elsner,
Highest Singles Junior Ranking of 2 in Dec 31 1996.

Won 1997 Australian Open Junior Championships.
Won 1996 US Open Junior Championships.

---
Won 1997 French Open Junior Championships.

aj_m2009
03-29-2005, 10:47 PM
Close equinox but you are missing something.

equinox
03-30-2005, 05:18 AM
Which two players won the ladies doubles' competition on the Olympic games in Sydney 2000?

FiveO
03-30-2005, 05:30 AM
The Williams sisters, USA

equinox
03-30-2005, 06:23 AM
You're correct FiveO.

Kevin Patrick
03-30-2005, 08:25 AM
FiveO,
I know it's not the answer you were looking for, but according to some sources there were 5 majors in '68. That was the first year of the open era & there were 2 US Opens(one with amateurs & one with pros & amateurs. Ashe won both)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/eventhistory/archive.asp?year=1968&caltype=gs

FiveO
03-30-2005, 08:46 AM
Kevin,

Very true. Hence "the last year" was in the question. Good catch though.

Name the player and his nationality, who as a junior entered the US Open Boys championship that year with a chance to win the Boys Grand Slam (all 4 championships in a single year), had little or no impact on the men's tour, and after retiring, became the long time coach of a female No. 1?

nw tennis
03-30-2005, 09:07 AM
Heinz Gunthardt, Switzerland. Coached Steffi Graf.

aj_m2009
03-30-2005, 09:13 AM
I am glad that equinox felt that he didn't need for me to tell him he was correct. That is exactly why I didn't post in here for a while.

FiveO
03-30-2005, 09:14 AM
Heinz Gunthardt, Switzerland. Coached Steffi Graf.

Yes, BUT you didn't answer in the form of a question, i.e. "Who is Heinz Gunthardt?"......kidding.........nice job nw, your the next inquisitor!

nw tennis
03-30-2005, 09:46 AM
According to Guinness World Records, who holds mark for the fastest serve recorded with modern equipment, and how fast was it? For bonus points, at which tournament did he serve it, when, and who was at the receiving end of it.

fantom
03-30-2005, 09:50 AM
The fastest tennis service by a man (measured with modern equipment) is 246.2 km/h (153 mph) by Andy Roddick (USA) during a Stella Artois Championship match against Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand) at the Queen's Club, London, UK, on June 11, 2004

nw tennis
03-30-2005, 09:58 AM
Oh, the wonders of google searching and the nifty cut-and-paste feature. Good job. Next question.

fantom
03-30-2005, 12:53 PM
What are you talking about? I typed that in directly from memory!! ;)

Who was the youngest winner of a Federation Cup match?

Honestlybad
03-30-2005, 01:03 PM
Anna Kournikova

Kirko
03-30-2005, 03:21 PM
yep , 14 yr. old. & don't accuse me of googling sh****t up. :}

Honestlybad
03-30-2005, 03:53 PM
All right, time to post a question huh!?! I'm gonna make this a difficult one. Marat Safin lost once to a polish tennis player. What was his name?

Honestlybad
03-30-2005, 04:17 PM
I'll give you a hint. It was very early in his career.

nw tennis
03-30-2005, 04:29 PM
He lost to Michal Chmela

Honestlybad
03-31-2005, 02:06 AM
That's right! Good job. Your turn.

BTW The guy doesn't play tennis anymore. He had a nice backhand though.

nw tennis
03-31-2005, 08:59 AM
OK, as we're all enjoying the NASDAQ-100 Open, this tournament was known by two other names since its inception. What were they? Bonus points if you can also remember what this tournament's seasonal nickname was.

Kevin Patrick
03-31-2005, 09:04 AM
Lipton & Ericcsson

nickname: "5th Grand Slam"

nw tennis
03-31-2005, 09:32 AM
good job, though the seasonal nickname i was looking for was Winter Wimbledon. You've got the next question

Kevin Patrick
03-31-2005, 09:55 AM
"Winter Wimbledon?" hadn't heard that, interesting.

Ok, at the 1994 US Open, John McEnroe was doing commentary of a match in which Player A was up 6-0 in a tiebreak. McEnroe said if "Player B wins this tiebreak, I'll do commentary standing on my head for tonight's match." Sure enough Player B won the tiebreak. Can you name the 2 players?

I'll try to think of some hints if this is too obscure.

Kevin Patrick
04-01-2005, 07:49 AM
Ok, here's a hint: both players were from the same country & one was a GS champ in the '90s.

I brought this up because they sometimes show clips of Mac standing on his head during USA's US Open coverage.

aj_m2009
04-01-2005, 09:26 AM
R. Krajicek
J. Siemerink

Kevin Patrick
04-01-2005, 10:56 AM
correct!

how long did it take you find that out, aj?

aj_m2009
04-01-2005, 11:12 AM
Actually, not very long, and it was a guess too so I didn't know if it was right or not. I was looking at the draw on atptennis.com and this was the first match that I came across that had 2 people from the same country with one of them being a slam champion in the '90s.

Anyway, Who did Arthur Ashe defeat in the 3rd of the 1968 U.S. Open?

Kevin Patrick
04-01-2005, 12:14 PM
Good guess. Pretty amazing a guy with a serve like Krajicek could blow a 6-0 lead in a tiebreak.

Which US Open in '68, the pro or amateur one?

aj_m2009
04-01-2005, 12:36 PM
Pro.......

aj_m2009
04-02-2005, 10:53 AM
Here is a hint: He was from the Britain.

Kirko
04-02-2005, 01:51 PM
He was Mark Cox.

aj_m2009
04-02-2005, 02:41 PM
Nope, not the answer I'm looking for.

AndrewD
04-02-2005, 05:03 PM
Paul Hutchins