The Trivia Thread

FreeBird

Legend
ANSWER:

Ivan Ljubičić - sequence of winners at Masters 1000 events tail-end of 2009 - through 2010.
I knew it had to with finals of Master. But I was thinking of a single master over a period of some years. :(:(
Time for the match of your favorite player. :razz: Pushdev The GOAT is playing the underdog Juanito.
 
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JRAJ1988

Guest
1. Has Haas ever won an ATP tournament whilst being seeded 1st?

2. Who did Andy Murray lose to at the Queen's Club in 2005?

3. How many Australian Men have been ranked number 1 since 1977?

4. Who did Jim Courier lose to in his last Slam appearance?

5. Which player from the 90s was known for his ridiculous service motion?
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
I will provide the answer soon so those who want to have a go, avoid the answer and head to this post: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=8145582&postcount=790

ANSWER:

Federer def. Nadal - IW 2012 semis

- rain delay
- finished with an ace - The spade clearly says ACE.
- Federers's 10th win against Nadal
- Nadal had 18 wins at the time against Federer
- Indiana Jones
- A well
- The rain delay occurred BEFORE the match point! After the delay, Federer came out and finished off the match with an ace -- like a baws.
 
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FreeBird

Legend
I will provide the answer soon so those who want to have a go, avoid the answer and head to this post: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=8145582&postcount=790

ANSWER:

Federer def. Nadal - IW 2010 semis

- rain delay
- finished with an ace - The spade clearly says ACE.
- Federers's 10th win against Nadal
- Nadal had 18 wins at the time against Federer
- Indiana Jones
- A well
- The rain delay occurred BEFORE the match point! After the delay, Federer came out and finished off the match with an ace -- like a baws.
Typo.......
 

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
Which player fell to the ground convulsing after winning a Master Series tournament SF and had to be carried straight to the hospital, only to come back and win the tournament on the following day from two sets down in the final, saving two match points along the way?

(That's a *very* easy one for some people out there--I won't say who, though.) ;)

In the same vein, which player retired against Chang at Roland Garros, citing exhaustion (and had to go to the hospital for a check-up), but still made a point of leveling the match at two sets all and wining the first point of the fifth set thanks to a blistering winner of a return before throwing the towel?

(This one is probably even easier, actually.)
 
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Mainad

Bionic Poster
Which player fell to the ground convulsing after winning a Master Series tournament SF and had to be carried straight to the hospital, only to come back and win the tournament on the following day from two sets down in the final, saving two match points along the way?

(That's a *very* easy one for some people out there--I won't say who, though.) ;)
Muster at 1995 Monte Carlo?
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
Which player fell to the ground convulsing after winning a Master Series tournament SF and had to be carried straight to the hospital, only to come back and win the tournament on the following day from two sets down in the final, saving two match points along the way?
That sounds like Nadal to me, but whoever this was must have had a genuine problem.

*runs away*
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
The Answer:

Coria def. Calleri - Hamburg 2003 Final (though not a momentous match, merlinpinpin, an important one in Coria's career).
Wow, I would never have been able to guess that because *gasp* I haven't heard of Calleri and wasn't into watching tennis when Coria was playing.

But the puzzle was put together very well, with the hamburger , lard and other clues.
 

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
Muster at 1995 Monte Carlo?
Yep, you beat Mustard to it. ;)

Becker sure wasn't happy when he lost that final after being two sets to love up (and double-faulting on his MP on serve in the 4th-set tie-break before losing the 5th 6-0). Especially since he ended up never winning a single clay title in his career.

Any idea on the other "hospital patient" in my previous post?
 

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
That sounds like Nadal to me, but whoever this was must have had a genuine problem.

*runs away*
Left-handed claycourter who absolutely steamrolled anyone in his day because of his relentless topspin and Superior stamina. As you can see, nothing which relates to Nadal, here. ;)
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
In the same vein, which player retired against Chang at Roland Garros, citing exhaustion (and had to go to the hospital for a check-up), but still made a point of leveling the match at two sets all and wining the first point of the fifth set thanks to a blistering winner of a return before throwing the towel?

(This one is probably even easier, actually.)
That was a 38 year old Jimmy Connors playing against a 19 year old Michael Chang.

Yep, you beat Mustard to it. ;)

Becker sure wasn't happy when he lost that final after being two sets to love up (and double-faulting on his MP on serve in the 4th-set tie-break before losing the 5th 6-0). Especially since he ended up never winning a single clay title in his career.
Becker got fined for insinuating that Muster was taking drugs too. Muster really got under his skin.

Muster's semi final win was against Andrea Gaudenzi. The second set of that match was painful to watch, as Muster was zapped of energy and clearly in a lot of pain. He somehow managed to win it, was taken to hospital, diagnosed with some sort of glucose deficiency and put on a drip.
 
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Enigma

Semi-Pro
1. Has Haas ever won an ATP tournament whilst being seeded 1st? I don't believe so.

2. Who did Andy Murray lose to at the Queen's Club in 2005?
Mr. Thomas Johansson?

3. How many Australian Men have been ranked number 1 since 1977?
2: Rafter and Hewitt.

4. Who did Jim Courier lose to in his last Slam appearance?
Nicholas Escudé?

5. Which player from the 90s was known for his ridiculous service motion?
I'm not sure, but I know that Karsten Braasch (Who easily defeated both Williams sisters) had an unusual service motion.
I had to look up the spelling of Braasch:oops:
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
The year is 2007 (iphone) and the location is Wimbledon (strawberries) involving a Spanish player (Moya). I don't know about the middle guy, looks like a farmer. The numbers in the bottom left probably have some relevance.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
well iphone was released '07 and strawberries.. Wimbledon so, the postal service is Spanish and maybe Carlos Ramos was the umpire so Fedal Wimbly '07 final?
 

LazyNinja19

Banned
well iphone was released '07 and strawberries.. Wimbledon so, the postal service is Spanish and maybe Carlos Ramos was the umpire so Fedal Wimbly '07 final?
No.
In this case, strawberries might not necessarily mean Wimbledon.

Till now correct interpretation-
- The first iPhone(the one in picture) was launched in 2007. That is the year of this match.
 

AF2493

New User
Perhaps the strawberries point to Murray considering there is a Murray made of strawberries ( I believe to support cancer research). For some reason, the dude in the top left reminds me of Safin. But these two never played in 2007.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
I haven't revisited this since earlier, gonna let others do some investigative work. ;)
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
Nope. Think Asia.
The things is: you might have created these trivias and it makes sense to you. But the fact is that the majority of these questions we made makes no sense or connection at all to the other people! Genuinely need a few more hints to solve this one. :)
 

FreeBird

Legend
The things is: you might have created these trivias and it makes sense to you. But the fact is that the majority of these questions we made makes no sense or connection at all to the other people! Genuinely need a few more hints to solve this one. :)
Think China. :)
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Answer the player.
If it's China, then it can only be the Beijing or Shanghai tournaments but I can't think of what links these players to either of them other than, as already stated, they have all been Shanghai finalists with Davydenko as the only winner. The other Shanghai finalists have been Murray, Djokovic and Del Potro, the first two winners and the third a runner-up. Neither Davydenko nor Federer were ever finalists in Beijing. When the World Tour Finals were held in Shanghai, all of them but Nadal were finalists.

So what is this missing China connection? I'm completely stumped, Freebird!
 
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FreeBird

Legend
If it's China, then it can only be the Beijing or Shanghai tournaments but I can't think of what links these players to either of them other than, as already stated, they have all been Shanghai finalists with Davydenko as the only winner. The other Shanghai finalists have been Murray, Djokovic and Del Potro, the first two winners and the third a runner-up. Neither Davydenko nor Federer were ever finalists in Beijing. When the World Tour Finals were held in Shanghai, all of them but Nadal were finalists.

So what is this missing China connection? I'm completely stumped, Freebird!
This question is a sequence. And it's about Shanghai.
 

Enigma

Semi-Pro
Let's see...
Ferrer has reached 2 finals in Shanghai, one during the Masters 1000 and the other during the Masters Cup.
Davydenko in Shanghai has reached a final during the Masters and has won the Masters Cup.
Federer has won 2 Masters Cups in Shanghai, and one final during the Masters 1000 Shanghai tournament.
Nadal has reached one final in Shanghai, during the Masters 1000.
I don't find any connection. :confused:
 

joeri888

G.O.A.T.
We should think maybe a little more outside the box? Withdrawals? Maybe common opponents, maybe They were the Same seed in different years?
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
Combining tennis masters cup in Shanghai and Shanghai masters in the same series is massive trollery.:evil:

Anyway,it is a series is of runners up in Shanghai. First two from 2007 , 2008 Tennis masters cup in Shanghai (Ferrer, Davy) and subsequently runners up at Shanghai Masters starting 2009 ( Nadal , Fed, Ferrer, Murray, Delpo)
 

Hops

Rookie
Answers

Murray is currently #7, and defending a slam.

- who was the last player to be ranked lower than #7 as current holder of slam?
Del Potro, Aug-Sep 2010, #8 - #10 just before his US Open dropped off

- who was the last player to be ranked outside top ten, as current holder of slam?
Safin, Nov-05 thru Jan-06

- who was the last player to be ranked outside top twenty, as current holder of slam?
Sampras, Mar-03 thru Sep-03
10 agassis
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Which match is this?


"It was a fun way to pass 2.5 hours", said Rafael Nadal after defeating Roger Federer on a half clay/half grass court in an exhibition match on May 2, 2007 held in Carlos Moya's hometown of Palma de Mallorca.

P.S. The "farmer" was the giveaway...Red Green! I guess that the strawberries were a clue on that color scheme???
 
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FreeBird

Legend
The answer for that puzzle was David Ferrer. The runner-ups at Shanghai from 2007 to 2011 (2007-08 WTF and 2009-11 Masters).. :mrgreen:
Combining tennis masters cup in Shanghai and Shanghai masters in the same series is massive trollery.:evil:
Grimacing in pain, no?. :lol:
 
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LazyNinja19

Banned
"It was a fun way to pass 2.5 hours", said Rafael Nadal after defeating Roger Federer on a half clay/half grass court in an exhibition match on May 2, 2007 held in Carlos Moya's hometown of Palma de Mallorca.

P.S. The "farmer" was the giveaway...Red Green! I guess that the strawberries were a clue on that color scheme???
Spot on!! Well done, sir :)
Yes, people neglected the farmer-looking guy. But google search of him was all that was needed, to crack this trivia.

The match is : The Battle of Surfaces, played on a half-Grass & half-Clay court on May 2, 2007 between Federer & Nadal.

-iPhone : This is the first iPhone, launched in 2007, the year of this match

-Carlos Moya : The match took place in Moya's hometown of Mallorca

-Strawberries with green leaves(base) : Represents the surface color for this match. Red for clay, and Green for Grass.
I used strawberries to distract people towards thinking it was a Wimbledon match ;)

-Numbers 48 & 72 : Going into this match, Federer had a winning streak of 48 matches on Grass, and Nadal had a winning streak of 72 matches on Clay!

-The guy in the center : Is Steve Smith, from the famous Sitcom "The Red Green Show", hinting towards the the 2 colours of the surface on which the said match was played.
 
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