Continous Tennis Quiz

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  1. K!ck5w3rvE

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    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?
     
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  2. Phil

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    I have no idea, but may I STILL ask the next question? Huh? Huh?
     
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    Bob Lutz..
     
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    Roger Safin..
     
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  5. aj_m2009

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    When did they first start the doubles rankings system? If I knew that I might be able to do enough digging to find out.
     
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    I don't know but they play with:

    Luxilon BigBanger AluPower (at a low tension)
     
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    John Newcombe?

    ATP Tour Rankings?
     
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  8. Kaptain Karl

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    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
     
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  9. Camilio Pascual

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    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.
     
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  10. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Nah your all wrong......but Deuce was half right.....thinking Lleyton....
     
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  11. aj_m2009

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    Bob Hewitt
     
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  12. Kaptain Karl

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    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
     
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  13. aj_m2009

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  15. aj_m2009

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    Hey K!ck5w3rvE, am I correct?
     
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  16. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Yeah Its Bob Hewitt. aj_m2009 is up......2nd on the first ever continous quiz on TW!
     
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  17. aj_m2009

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    Who was the only player in professional tennis to win a 'Golden Set'?
     
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    I'd try to answer a question, but then I'd have to come up with another question. ;)
     
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    Who is...Bill Scanlon?
     
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  20. aj_m2009

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    Ok. I thought my question was kinda hard but I guess not. You got it correct Phill, so go ahead and ask your question.
     
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  21. Kaptain Karl

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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).

    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.
     
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  24. aj_m2009

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    Sampras, Laver, Emerson, Tilden, and Borg.
     
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  25. Phil

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    Right you are. Next question?
     
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  26. aj_m2009

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    Which pair of male players was the only one to win The Grand Slam in doubles?
     
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    the woodies?
     
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    if not hewitt and mcmillan or mcenroe and fleming.. meh (shrugs)
     
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    Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor, 1951.

    - KK
     
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    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
     
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  31. Kaptain Karl

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    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
     
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  32. aj_m2009

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    Yes, Kaptain you got it correct. You may ask your question now.
     
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  33. Kaptain Karl

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

    - KK
     
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  34. aj_m2009

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    What? Was it 'hot-head' who said something about breaking the other guys arm or vice versa? And is 'El' hot-head a hint?
     
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  35. Kaptain Karl

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    Yes.
    No.
    No. I don't give hints. (I speak Spanish. I just slipped into an alter-ego during my question. Sorry.)

    - KK
     
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  36. aj_m2009

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    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.
     
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  37. Kaptain Karl

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    That's the way hot-heads are "wired". They think anything bad that happens to them *must* be somebody else's fault....

    - KK
     
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  38. aj_m2009

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    Ah. Then I would say Safin. Doubt its right but who cares?

    **I also say maybe Conners.**
     
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    Was it John McEnroe?
     
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  40. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Its gotta be Tarango.
     
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    Nope. Not Safin, Connors, Mac or Tarango. (Although I'd have loved to see that happen to Tarango, too.)

    - KK
     
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  42. aj_m2009

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    Was it Nastase?
     
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  43. Kaptain Karl

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    See the bottom of my post #33. (I slipped up just above.)

    - KK
     
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    What do I need to look at that for?
     
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  45. Guillermo Coria? He's been accused of being hot tempered, and he's not the biggest guy.
     
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  46. aj_m2009

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    If it wasn't any of those than maybe it is one of these players: Nastase, Hewitt, Chela, or Rusedski.
     
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    Bob Hewitt
     
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  48. Kaptain Karl

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    Bingo!!! (I was beginning to think I was the only one who remembered....)

    Andrew's turn to ask the stumper.

    - KK
     
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    Hell, I'll tempt fate and answer Andrew's question before he asks it...

    Bob Hewitt.

    My turn to ask now?
     
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    yes it is your turn
     
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