The Trivia Thread

Indio

Semi-Pro
1. When Arthur Ashe's widow learned that Mike Tyson has a tattoo of her late husband somewhere on his body, what did she allegedly say?

2. At the end of 1994, Pete Sampras's 2nd year as year-end #1, which active male player had the most major singles titles, and how many?

3. Which player without a major title has the most match wins versus Roger Federer?

4. Non-tennis question. When Kanye West, in 2005, said the George Bush doesn't like black people, who was standing (or sitting?) beside him?
 
1. When Arthur Ashe's widow learned that Mike Tyson has a tattoo of her late husband somewhere on his body, what did she allegedly say?

2. At the end of 1994, Pete Sampras's 2nd year as year-end #1, which active male player had the most major singles titles, and how many?

3. Which player without a major title has the most match wins versus Roger Federer?

4. Non-tennis question. When Kanye West, in 2005, said the George Bush doesn't like black people, who was standing (or sitting?) beside him?
Kanye West.
 
1. When Arthur Ashe's widow learned that Mike Tyson has a tattoo of her late husband somewhere on his body, what did she allegedly say?

2. At the end of 1994, Pete Sampras's 2nd year as year-end #1, which active male player had the most major singles titles, and how many?

3. Which player without a major title has the most match wins versus Roger Federer?

4. Non-tennis question. When Kanye West, in 2005, said the George Bush doesn't like black people, who was standing (or sitting?) beside him?
2. Lendl with 8 retired at the end of 1994. Wilander with 7 was active until 1996.
3. Nalbandian with 8?
4. Mike Myers
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
1. When Arthur Ashe's widow learned that Mike Tyson has a tattoo of her late husband somewhere on his body, what did she allegedly say?
"If I could sue a body part, I would."

2. At the end of 1994, Pete Sampras's 2nd year as year-end #1, which active male player had the most major singles titles, and how many?
Ivan Lendl was still listed in the world rankings up to the 1995 US Open, even though he had announced his retirement in December 1994. Lendl had 94 officially recognised ATP titles. If Lendl doesn't count, then Boris Becker with 42 titles.

3. Which player without a major title has the most match wins versus Roger Federer?
David Nalbandian.
 

Indio

Semi-Pro
Ashe's widow allegedly said of Tyson's tattoo of her late husband "I'll pay to have it removed."

At the end of 1994, Ivan Lendl led in majors titles among active players with eight.

Nalbandian defeated Federer eight times (8-11), including wins at both the Australian and the US in 2003.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Who did Djokovic play in a gruelling 5 setter that lasted near 5 hours at the 2007 US Open?

How many Set Points did Djokovic save in the first set against Federer in the Final of Montreal 2007?

Which player defeated Federer at both Indian Wells and Miami 2007?

Which two players have winning records over both Federer and Nadal?

What was the Winners to Unforced Errors for Gonzalez in his SF match against Haas at the 2007 Australian Open?

Which tournament had a controversial seeding dispute, and made Kafelnikov withdraw from it?

Who has the fastest second serve of all time? Bonus points for how fast.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Who did Djokovic play in a gruelling 5 setter that lasted near 5 hours at the 2007 US Open?
Radek Stepanek.

How many Set Points did Djokovic save in the first set against Federer in the Final of Montreal 2007?
Was it 5? It was either 5 or 6.

Which player defeated Federer at both Indian Wells and Miami 2007?
Guillermo Canas.

Which two players have winning records over both Federer and Nadal?
Dominik Hrbaty and Alex Corretja.

What was the Winners to Unforced Errors for Gonzalez in his SF match against Haas at the 2007 Australian Open?
I think it was 42 winners and 3 unforced errors.

Which tournament had a controversial seeding dispute, and made Kafelnikov withdraw from it?
The 1996 US Open. Muster almost followed him.

Who has the fastest second serve of all time? Bonus points for how fast.
No idea. I lost count ages ago.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Radek Stepanek.



Was it 5? It was either 5 or 6.



Guillermo Canas.



Dominik Hrbaty and Alex Corretja.



I think it was 42 winners and 3 unforced errors.



The 1996 US Open. Muster almost followed him.



No idea. I lost count ages ago.
6 Set Points against Fed, and it's Ivo who has the record for fastest second serve at 144 mph. Correct on everything else. Good stuff.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Which future French Open semi finalist beat Thomas Muster in the 1995 Vienna final, meaning that Muster had been runner-up 3 times in Vienna without ever winning the tournament?
 

Carsomyr

Legend
Which future French Open semi finalist beat Thomas Muster in the 1995 Vienna final, meaning that Muster had been runner-up 3 times in Vienna without ever winning the tournament?
If a FO semi is getting trumped up for any reason, it's either Sampras or Dewulf. I don't think Vienna was one of the five titles Sampras won in in '95, so I'll go with Dewulf.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Which player did Fernando Gonzalez purposely hit with an overhead? Bonus points for why. He also gave him an apology at the end of the match.
 
Which player did Fernando Gonzalez purposely hit with an overhead? Bonus points for why. He also gave him an apology at the end of the match.
James Blake at 2008 Olympics? That was a thrilling and controversial SF match. Blake had a lot of oppoturnities to close the match. There was tension between them as early as the second set. It was during the first game that things started to get testy between the two players. On the third deuce, the two traded shots on a long rally, then Gonzalez caught Blake running towards the net in the middle of the court and smashed a hard shot directly at Blake, who skirted out of the way. Gonzalez said it wasn't intentionally, but Blake thought Gonzo was.

After holding serve to takes 9-8 lead in the deciding set, Blake hit a shot that was headed directly towards Gonzalez. Gonzalez was close to the ball that landed out of bounds. However, it appeared the ball deflected off the handle of his racket and then fell out. The umpire ruled that the point in favor of Gonzalez, which enraged Blake. Blake appealed in vain to the chair umpire, and said Gonzalez should have conceded the point. Blake went on to lose the game to make it 9-all.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
James Blake at 2008 Olympics? That was a thrilling and controversial SF match. Blake had a lot of oppoturnities to close the match. There was tension between them as early as the second set. It was during the first game that things started to get testy between the two players. On the third deuce, the two traded shots on a long rally, then Gonzalez caught Blake running towards the net in the middle of the court and smashed a hard shot directly at Blake, who skirted out of the way. Gonzalez said it wasn't intentionally, but Blake thought Gonzo was.

After holding serve to takes 9-8 lead in the deciding set, Blake hit a shot that was headed directly towards Gonzalez. Gonzalez was close to the ball that landed out of bounds. However, it appeared the ball deflected off the handle of his racket and then fell out. The umpire ruled that the point in favor of Gonzalez, which enraged Blake. Blake appealed in vain to the chair umpire, and said Gonzalez should have conceded the point. Blake went on to lose the game to make it 9-all.
I was talking about the match with Stepanek at Miami 2009. This one was intentional. Yeah, I remember that entertaining match.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Who did Younes El Aynaoui battle with in the Round of 16, at the AO in 2003?

How many matches did it take for Federer to finally get a win over David Nalbandian?

Who won the Hamburg Masters in 2006? Bonus points for finalist.

Who has the most losses in Singles play ever?

What is the HTH between Edberg and Becker?

Which tournament did Hewitt win in 1998 and again 16 years later in 2014? Bonus Points for which other time did he win there.
 
Without googling, try to guess these two New Balls Please players who were the only ones in this group who did not win a slam.



 
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Who did Younes El Aynaoui battle with in the Round of 16, at the AO in 2003?
Lleyton Hewitt.

How many matches did it take for Federer to finally get a win over David Nalbandian?
Five matches in Professional Career. One match in Junior Tour.

Who won the Hamburg Masters in 2006? Bonus points for finalist.
Tommy Robredo. Finalist: Radek Stepanek.

Both Federer and Nadal withdrew because of fatigue in their titanic encounter at Rome.

Who has the most losses in Singles play ever?
Fabrice Santoro.

What is the HTH between Edberg and Becker?
Becker - Edberg: 25 - 10. However Edberg leads 3-1 in GS.

Which tournament did Hewitt win in 1998 and again 16 years later in 2014? Bonus Points for which other time did he win there.
Lleyton Hewitt won Brisbane International 3 times (1998, 2000 and 2014). He was the finalist in 1999 AAPT Championships (old name of Brisbane International).
 
Other trivia:

1. Who beat Djokovic, Nadal and Murray in the same tournament?

2. Who bageled Nadal on three different surfaces?

3. Who beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the same tournament?

4. Who won against Nadal and just lost one game?

5. Who defended his high ranking by saying that "they don't sell ranking points in the supermarket"?

6. Edberg's wife used to be an ex-girlfriend of a tennis player. Who is he?

7. "85% of the women on the WTA tour are fat, lazy pigs." (Pause). "I'm sorry, I was wrong in saying that. It's 80%." Who said that?

8. What did Andy Roddick & Stefan Edberg have in common of their career?

9. Who were the players to have beaten all these three players (Borg, Sampras and Federer) throughout their career?

10. Who had positive total wins over these three players (Borg, Sampras and Federer) combined?
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Correct on all accounts in the last one!

Other trivia:

1. Who beat Djokovic, Nadal and Murray in the same tournament?
Federer at the WTF in 2010
2. Who bageled Nadal on three different surfaces?
Federer, Hamburg in 07, Wimbledon in 06, WTF in 2011.

3. Who beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the same tournament?
Nalbandian in one of his two epic runs in 07. Madrid.

4. Who won against Nadal and just lost one game?
Youzhny at Chennai 08
5. Who defended his high ranking by saying that "they don't sell ranking points in the supermarket"?
Dunno, Sounds like a Murray joke.
6. Edberg's wife used to be an ex-girlfriend of a tennis player. Who is he?
Mats Wilander

7. "85% of the women on the WTA tour are fat, lazy pigs." (Pause). "I'm sorry, I was wrong in saying that. It's 80%." Who said that?
Famous line form Richard Krajicek

8. What did Andy Roddick & Stefan Edberg have in common of their career?
No idea.

9. Who were the players to have beaten all these three players (Borg, Sampras and Federer) throughout their career?
Andrei Medvedev and Wayne Ferreira. Defeated Borg, when he tried to make a comeback in the early 1990s. I think that's all.

10. Who had positive total wins over these three players (Borg, Sampras and Federer) combined?
Sorry, don't understand this question.
 
Correct on all accounts in the last one!

Other trivia:



Federer at the WTF in 2010


Federer, Hamburg in 07, Wimbledon in 06, WTF in 2011.



Nalbandian in one of his two epic runs in 07. Madrid.



Youzhny at Chennai 08


Dunno, Sounds like a Murray joke.


Mats Wilander



Famous line form Richard Krajicek



No idea.



Andrei Medvedev and Wayne Ferreira. Defeated Borg, when he tried to make a comeback in the early 1990s. I think that's all.



Sorry, don't understand this question.
Well done!. I thought that you'll find the trivia 9 difficult. Do you have the answers for trivia 8 yet?

Trivia 10 is Wayne Ferreira. If you total Ferreira's record against these three, he gets a positive record, which is impressive!
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Well done!. I thought that you'll find the trivia 9 difficult. Do you have the answers for trivia 8 yet?

Trivia 10 is Wayne Ferreira. If you total Ferreira's record against these three, he gets a positive record, which is impressive!
Thanks, good set of questions. Ooh, now I get number 10. Dunno for #8. Each have 3 final losses at their best Grand Slam? :lol: Nothing is clicking.
 

Tshooter

Legend
For the movie buffs

Tennis typically gets short shrift in the movies. However, one of the most famous movie "meet-cute" scenes took place at a tennis court. When Alvy Singer is first introduced to Annie Hall.

What racket was Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) using ?

What racket was Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) using ?

Extra credit. Where were they playing ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFCe1wQeXA0
 
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Thanks, good set of questions. Ooh, now I get number 10. Dunno for #8. Each have 3 final losses at their best Grand Slam? :lol: Nothing is clicking.
You're welcome. Answer for trivia 8 is Edberg and Roddick both won the Junior US Open and then went on to win the US Open in their professional career. Your other answer is interesting :D
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Oh, yeah that makes sense. Isn't Edberg like the only player to win all 4 junior GS?
And Edberg won the Junior Grand Slam in 1983. However, a 16 year old Krickstein beat Edberg in the first round of the men's singles at the 1983 US Open, in a 5-set epic, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6. Such matches would be Krickstein's speciality in winning.
 

Enigma

Semi-Pro
How many former or current world #1s has Fabrice Santoro played?
Bonus points: How many of the former/current world #1s that Santro played have never lost to him, and who are they?
Extra Bonus Points: Who are the former/current #1s that Santoro's never played?
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Has Andy Murray ever defeated Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic on Clay?

What is Gilles Simon's biggest title he has won?

When did the Davis Cup Competition begin?

Which 5 countries have won Davis Cup the most?

Which same player has Andy Murray been 2 sets down on 2 occasions, and has gone on to win both matches in 5 sets? Bonus points for tournaments and years.

What was Jiri Novak's highest singles ranking and his best singles Grand Slam result?

How many Singles finals has Federer been in?

What stroke was Don Budge known for and how many consecutive Grand Slams did he win? Bonus Points for many Pro Slams.

Who held the Number 1 ranking for a Grand Total of 1 week?

How many times did Pete Sampras obtain the Number 1 ranking?
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
How many former or current world #1s has Fabrice Santoro played?
Bonus points: How many of the former/current world #1s that Santro played have never lost to him, and who are they?
Extra Bonus Points: Who are the former/current #1s that Santoro's never played?
I know he played all of them except for 3 or 4. Would have been Nastase, Borg and Newcombe. Can't remember if he played McEnroe....And he had at least one win over most.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Kafelnikov is the world number 1 who destroyed Santoro every time. The only other player who did likewise to Santoro, was Berasategui. And in turn, Berasategui also owned Kafelnikov and never lost a single set to him.

Other than Kafelnikov and Berasategui, Santoro seemed to have the knack of potentially getting under every player's skin. Most famously is how he drove Safin utterly crazy in their matches, and how he destroyed Wilander at the 1991 French Open, which was the final straw in causing Wilander to leave tennis for 2 years.
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Kafelnikov is the world number 1 who destroyed Santoro every time. The only other player who did likewise to Santoro, was Berasategui. And in turn, Berasategui also owned Kafelnikov and never lost a single set to him.

Other than Kafelnikov and Berasategui, Santoro seemed to have the knack of potentially getting under every player's skin. Most famously is how he drove Safin utterly crazy in their matches, and how he destroyed Wilander at the 1991 French Open, which was the final straw in causing Wilander to leave tennis for 2 years.
Haha, "Being told I would play Santoro was being told I was to die". He had 7-2 HTH against him.
 
Has Andy Murray ever defeated Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic on Clay?
No. Not yet.

What is Gilles Simon's biggest title he has won?
He won International German Open (Hamburg). That tournament was a Masters 1000 tournament. It was downgraded to ATP World Tour 500 event in 2009.

When did the Davis Cup Competition begin?
It began in 1900.

Which 5 countries have won Davis Cup the most?
US: 32 titles
Australia: 28
Great Britain: 9
France: 9
Sweden: 7.

Which same player has Andy Murray been 2 sets down on 2 occasions, and has gone on to win both matches in 5 sets? Bonus points for tournaments and years.
Richard Gasquet. Murray came back from 2 sets down and won. (2008 Wimbledon R16 and 2010 Roland Garros R128).

What was Jiri Novak's highest singles ranking and his best singles Grand Slam result?
Jiri Novak's highest ranking: 5

Best singles Grand Slam result: 2002 Australian Open SF. He lost to eventual champion, Thomas Johansson. Jiri Novak came back from 2 sets down and won the match against Andrea Gaudenzi in second round.

How many Singles finals has Federer been in?
137 Finals (include Junior Tour, ATP Challenger Tour and Exhibition).

What stroke was Don Budge known for and how many consecutive Grand Slams did he win? Bonus Points for many Pro Slams.
His backhand. He won 6 consecutive Grand Slam. He won four Pro Slams. He was also four times finalist at the US Pro Tennis Championships.

Who held the Number 1 ranking for a Grand Total of 1 week?
Patrick Rafter.

How many times did Pete Sampras obtain the Number 1 ranking?
11 times. Very impressive!
 
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