The Trivia Thread

Enigma

Semi-Pro
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.
Yep! He played all of them except for McEnroe, Nastase, Borg, and Newcombe. Santoro has won at least once against every #1 he's played except Nadal, Kafelnikov, and Lendl.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
No. Not yet.



He won International German Open (Hamburg). That tournament was a Masters 1000 tournament. It was downgraded to ATP World Tour 500 event in 2009.



It began in 1900.



US: 32 titles
Australia: 28
Great Britain: 9
France: 9
Sweden: 7.



Richard Gasquet. Murray came back from 2 sets down and won. (2008 Wimbledon R16 and 2010 Roland Garros R128).



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.



137 Finals (include Junior Tour, ATP Challenger Tour and Exhibition).



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.



Patrick Rafter.



11 times. Very impressive!
Hoh boy...

*BOWS DOWN TO THE MASTER*
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Thank you! The trivia about Don Budge and the Davis Cup I had to ask my father and grandmother, :). I could've look at the wiki but it's not a trustable source.
Yeah, it's more fun and honest this way too.

Yep! He played all of them except for McEnroe, Nastase, Borg, and Newcombe. Santoro has won at least once against every #1 he's played except Nadal, Kafelnikov, and Lendl.
Yep, very impressive considering his top ranking was something like 17 or 18 in the world. He has said before that if he possessed a big forehand like many others, he would have been top ten.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
More Trivia.

What animal nickname was given to Rene Lacoste?

What year did Wimbledon first start?

What was the 5th set score in the match between Roddick and El Aynaoui at the AO 2003?

Who did Thomas Muster beat in the 1995 FO final?

Who pushed Federer to 5 sets, at the AO in 2008?

How many Miami titles does Agassi have?

Which player did Federer double bagel in 2005?

What was Nadal's best Clay streak, and Federer's best Grass and Hardcourt streak?

How many times did Evert and Navratilova meet in their careers? Bonus for HTH.

Graf was well known for this shot. What nickname did she get because of it?
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
More Trivia.

What animal nickname was given to Rene Lacoste?
The crocodile.

What year did Wimbledon first start?
1877.

What was the 5th set score in the match between Roddick and El Aynaoui at the AO 2003?
21-19.

Who did Thomas Muster beat in the 1995 FO final?
Michael Chang.

Who pushed Federer to 5 sets, at the AO in 2008?
Janko Tipsarevic.

How many Miami titles does Agassi have?
Agassi won Miami 6 times. 1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Which player did Federer double bagel in 2005?
Gaston Gaudio.

What was Nadal's best Clay streak, and Federer's best Grass and Hardcourt streak?
Nadal on clay: 81 matches (April 2005 - May 2007)
Federer on grass: 65 matches (June 2003 - July 2008 )
Federer on hardcourt: 56 matches (February 2005 - February 2006)

How many times did Evert and Navratilova meet in their careers? Bonus for HTH.
80 matches. Martina Navratilova 43-37 Chris Evert.

The Green Mile;9113341]Graf was well known for this shot. What nickname did she get because of it?
The fraulein forehand.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
On 22 July 1995, in the semi finals of the 1995 Stuttgart Outdoor tournament, Sergi Bruguera led 7-6, 5-1, against Thomas Muster, and Muster was down 15-40 on serve in the 7th game of the second set. Muster came back from this seemingly impossible situation, went through an awful wind storm which delayed the match when 6-7, 3-5 down and deuce on serve, until they came back the next day to complete the match. Muster eventually won 6-7, 7-6, 6-2.

How many match points did Muster save in the process?
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
On 22 July 1995, in the semi finals of the 1995 Stuttgart Outdoor tournament, Sergi Bruguera served for the match against Thomas Muster, leading 7-6, 5-2 (2 breaks). Muster came back from this seemingly impossible situation and eventually won 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. How many match points did Muster save in the process?
I remember reading about it (from you I think). 6?

Also, correct with my questions.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Which player won the 1993 Grand Slam Cup, with amazing 5-set victories over the top 2 players in the world at the time, in the semi finals and final?
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Damn, I know Stich played real well here......Can't remember. Him?
Not Stich. Stich won the Grand Slam Cup in 1992, and the World Championships in 1993. Stich was the world number 2 and defending champion at the 1993 Grand Slam Cup, but lost the final. The player who beat Stich in the final had earlier beaten Sampras in the semi finals.

I'll give you a clue. He was a nightmare matchup for Ivan Lendl, was a future major winner, and blew several opportunities to get the world number 1 ranking soon after winning that major.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Not Stich. Stich won the Grand Slam Cup in 1992, and the World Championships in 1993. Stich was the world number 2 and defending champion at the 1993 Grand Slam Cup, but lost the final. The player who beat Stich in the final had earlier beaten Sampras in the semi finals.

I'll give you a clue. He was a nightmare matchup for Ivan Lendl, was a future major winner, and blew several opportunities to get the world number 1 ranking soon after winning that major.
LOL, Petr Korda! :lol:

I read somewhere a couple years ago, about Lendl going on about his troubles facing him. I'll see if I can find the link...
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
A "Thomas Muster Losses" Special!

Who did he lose to at the 1991 French Open while leading 2 sets to love up?

What strategy of tennis, if used well, could often take Muster out of his comfort level?

What was the HTH between Muster and Edberg? Bonus points up for grabs, if you can tell me if Edberg defeated Muster on all surfaces used then.

At the 1994 French Open, Muster was defeated by a young Australian. Who was he?

How many breaks of serve was Muster up in the 5th set against Kuerten at the French Open in 1997?

Thomas Muster was regarded as the heavy favourite for the 1996 French Open. Who quickly laid that myth to rest in the fourth round, after playing just his second tournament after a 10 week injury break?

Not as well known, but Muster made a slight comeback in 2010/11, and played mainly challengers but also a couple ATP events. Was it a successful comeback?
 

roundiesee

Hall of Fame
A "Thomas Muster Losses" Special!

Who did he lose to at the 1991 French Open while leading 2 sets to love up?

What strategy of tennis, if used well, could often take Muster out of his comfort level?

What was the HTH between Muster and Edberg? Bonus points up for grabs, if you can tell me if Edberg defeated Muster on all surfaces used then.

At the 1994 French Open, Muster was defeated by a young Australian. Who was he?

How many breaks of serve was Muster up in the 5th set against Kuerten at the French Open in 1997?

Thomas Muster was regarded as the heavy favourite for the 1996 French Open. Who quickly laid that myth to rest in the fourth round, after playing just his second tournament after a 10 week injury break?

Not as well known, but Muster made a slight comeback in 2010/11, and played mainly challengers but also a couple ATP events. Was it a successful comeback?
Wow! This is a tough thread! :(
 
Who did he lose to at the 1991 French Open while leading 2 sets to love up?
1991 lost to Sampras 1st round. His clay court record for 1991 was 4-5 and his overall tour record was 4-8. He had gone from a top 10 player in 1990 to #57 in the World to start the 1991 French Open. Thus losing in the 1st or 2nd round to anyone would not have been a big surprise for me.

What strategy of tennis, if used well, could often take Muster out of his comfort level?
Muster often hit his groundstrokes standing so far back he was figuratively *** to the back fence when rallying. Being so far back it's not surprising serve and volley players and Kuerten who hit extremely angled power shots beat him on clay.

Edberg owned him 10-0 lifetime, 4 wins over Muster on clay, leading Muster to biatch about how s&v tennis wasn't tennis. What Muster meant was that s&v tennis forced him to play tennis in court areas way outside his comfort zone. He as a rule skipped Wimbledon and played in tiny clay court events in Europe instead.

In general, Muster struggled against players who could serve big and either attack the net or take his time away by hitting the ball on the rise and fairly flat.

What was the HTH between Muster and Edberg? Bonus points up for grabs, if you can tell me if Edberg defeated Muster on all surfaces used then.
Edberg - Muster: 10-0. The reasons are in those answers above.

At the 1994 French Open, Muster was defeated by a young Australian. Who was he?
Patrick Rafter. Another attacking serve volley player.

How many breaks of serve was Muster up in the 5th set against Kuerten at the French Open in 1997?
Muster seemed to have all the momentum up 3-0 in the fifth until Guga started ripping amazing series of backhand winners from all over the court. Muster got himself into trouble by standing so far behind the baseline. Kuerten simply didn't let him get away with anything that landed short.

Final Score: 6-7(3-7), 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Kuerten, clothed in motley colors reminding the Brazilian flag, for the first time won three matches in a row playing his 20th main-level tournament. The defeat ended a terrible clay-court season for Muster, the former “king of clay” who is only 8-7 on the surface this year. However 1997 was his best hard court year.

Ironically, Kuerten used the same racket that Muster used at 1995 French Open (Head Pro Tour 630). Muster was dismantled by his old weapon of choice that day.

Thomas Muster was regarded as the heavy favourite for the 1996 French Open. Who quickly laid that myth to rest in the fourth round, after playing just his second tournament after a 10 week injury break?
Muster was 34-1 on clay in 1996. Michael Stich, when his game is on he will enter formidable mode and a player who you should avoid, no matter the surface. He was the player who Sampras feared most. Stich was obviously red hot those two weeks, and he played the attacking style that gave Muster fits.

Stich won 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).

Not as well known, but Muster made a slight comeback in 2010/11, and played mainly challengers but also a couple ATP events. Was it a successful comeback?
When I first heard that new, I thought he came back for some exhibition matches, but I was really glad that he came back to professional tennis.

Muster played his first match at the Braunschweig Challenger in Germany, losing to Connor Niland in the first round and also lost in first round at other three challenger tournaments. Muster won his first match since 1999 at Ljubljana Challenger over Borut Puc. His biggest win since he made a come back was over Leonardo Mayer at the Todi Challenger.

Muster's last match was at Salzburg Challenger, which he lost in three tough sets.

It was a failed come back, but nice tried for him.
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
I don't know the specifics to those matches you listed but Muster often hit his groundstrokes standing so far back he was figuratively *** to the back fence when rallying. Being so far back it's not surprising s&v players and Kuerten who hit extremely angled power shots beat him on clay.

Edberg owned him 10-0 lifetime, 2/3 wins on clay, leading Muster to biatch about how s&v tennis wasn't tennis. What Muster meant was that s&v tennis forced him to play tennis in court areas way outside his comfort zone. He as a rule skipped wimbledon and played in tiny clay court events in Europe instead.
Stop cheating! :twisted: Unless you just don't mind about googling the answers, but it really is just more fun, having a wild guess if you don't know or can't remember the answer. Up to you really....
 
Stop cheating! :twisted: Unless you just don't mind about googling the answers, but it really is just more fun, having a wild guess if you don't know or can't remember the answer. Up to you really....
?? Why did you edit my name and posts? It's not funny and it's silly. Most of the answers are from my experience, of course I need some help from Internet because my memory can't fulfil all tennis stories. I was lucky to witness Borg played so I'm pretty sure about the answers.

According to your thought then 99% of the answers in this thread are from Google? Then why bother to ask those questions anyway??
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
?? Why did you edit my name and posts? It's not funny and it's silly. Most of the answers are from my experience, of course I need some help from Internet because my memory can't fulfil all tennis stories. I was lucky to witness Borg played so I'm pretty sure about the answers.

According to your thought then 99% of the answers in this thread are from Google? Then why bother to ask those questions anyway??
Come on man, I could bump the Thomas Muster thread in the former Pro Player section that has the post in there. I mean answering the questions to the best of your knowledge, and not just look up the answers. All of the answers were in extreme detail. But again, if you find that fun, no problem.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Muster often hit his groundstrokes standing so far back he was figuratively *** to the back fence when rallying. Being so far back it's not surprising serve and volley players and Kuerten who hit extremely angled power shots beat him on clay.

Edberg owned him 10-0 lifetime, 4 wins over Muster on clay, leading Muster to biatch about how s&v tennis wasn't tennis. What Muster meant was that s&v tennis forced him to play tennis in court areas way outside his comfort zone. He as a rule skipped Wimbledon and played in tiny clay court events in Europe instead.
Muster did come close a few times to beating Edberg, but never managed to get the job done. Muster didn't skip Wimbledon as a rule, as he played there in 1992, 1993 and 1994, and he intended to play there in both 1996 and 1997. He did skip it deliberately in 1995, though, saying that adjusting to grass for Wimbledon only to readjust for clay later on, just wasn't worth the risk. Considering that Muster was 35-0 on clay in 1995 at the time, having won Mexico City, Estoril, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, the Italian Open, and the French Open, can anybody blame him?

Muster seemed to have all the momentum up 3-0 in the fifth until Guga started ripping amazing series of backhand winners from all over the court. Muster got himself into trouble by standing so far behind the baseline. Kuerten simply didn't let him get away with anything that landed short.

Final Score: 6-7(3-7), 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Kuerten, clothed in motley colors reminding the Brazilian flag, for the first time won three matches in a row playing his 20th main-level tournament. The defeat ended a terrible clay-court season for Muster, the former “king of clay” who is only 8-7 on the surface this year. However 1997 was his best hard court year.
And Muster was 9-9 on clay in 1997 overall.

Ironically, Kuerten used the same racket that Muster used at 1995 French Open (Head Pro Tour 630). Muster was dismantled by his old weapon of choice that day.
Kuerten was using poly strings, though, wasn't he? I believe Kuerten was the first tennis player to prominently use poly strings. Muster used gut strings when he was dominating on clay. Gut strings would make a different sound when the ball was hit, and leaned more towards flatter balls. With poly strings, it's hard to hit a really flat ball.

Muster was 34-1 on clay in 1996. Michael Stich, when his game is on he will enter formidable mode and a player who you should avoid, no matter the surface. He was the player who Sampras feared most. Stich was obviously red hot those two weeks, and he played the attacking style that gave Muster fits.

Stich won 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).
I knew that Stich wasn't an easy matchup for Muster, but considering Muster's amazing clay-court form and Stich's recent problems, I didn't think it would matter. Both players had recent ankle issues, but what was odd about the match was how flat Muster was, even in the first set that he won. Muster has proven that he can beat Stich in a really big match. Muster won against Stich in 1994 Davis Cup on indoor clay in Graz, winning 6-4, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 12-10. That match lasted 5 hours and 25 minutes, with Muster saving a match point at 7-8 down in the fifth set.
 
Muster did come close a few times to beating Edberg, but never managed to get the job done. Muster didn't skip Wimbledon as a rule, as he played there in 1992, 1993 and 1994, and he intended to play there in both 1996 and 1997. He did skip it deliberately in 1995, though, saying that adjusting to grass for Wimbledon only to readjust for clay later on, just wasn't worth the risk. Considering that Muster was 35-0 on clay in 1995 at the time, having won Mexico City, Estoril, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, the Italian Open, and the French Open, can anybody blame him?
Muster did say that Wimbledon was never as important as Roland Garros to him. He played a full schedule of clay-court tournaments until after Paris, and for him to go to Wimbledon took too much effort from him for what he could get out of it. Muster is very direct and thinks a lot about game and he got a lot of crap when he was playing from the media, but not a surprise they didn't get him.

Kuerten was using poly strings, though, wasn't he? I believe Kuerten was the first tennis player to prominently use poly strings. Muster used gut strings when he was dominating on clay. Gut strings would make a different sound when the ball was hit, and leaned more towards flatter balls. With poly strings, it's hard to hit a really flat ball.
Yes, Kuerten stringed his racket with a co-polymer monofilament designed by Luxilon Industries. Muster changed his racquet in 1997 to a longer one with a different stringing pattern. He served and volley better and hit flatter. However he couldn't play as well with that racket on clay. It didn't spin the ball as well.

Here is a really good article about tennis string:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1899876,00.html

I knew that Stich wasn't an easy matchup for Muster, but considering Muster's amazing clay-court form and Stich's recent problems, I didn't think it would matter. Both players had recent ankle issues, but what was odd about the match was how flat Muster was, even in the first set that he won. Muster has proven that he can beat Stich in a really big match. Muster won against Stich in 1994 Davis Cup on indoor clay in Graz, winning 6-4, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 12-10. That match lasted 5 hours and 25 minutes, with Muster saving a match point at 7-8 down in the fifth set.
That was a great match by both of them. Stich's bad temper and his mental and costed him the match. Muster on the other hand was always a fighter and more clutch in tough moment. Serve and volleyer was a bad match up for Muster. His record against serve and volley players was poor.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Muster did say that Wimbledon was never as important as Roland Garros to him.
That's certainly true.

He played a full schedule of clay-court tournaments until after Paris, and for him to go to Wimbledon took too much effort from him for what he could get out of it. Muster is very direct and thinks a lot about game and he got a lot of crap when he was playing from the media, but not a surprise they didn't get him.
Muster would criticise the American media, in particular, for double standards regarding his clay achievements when compared to achievements by other players at American hardcourt events. Muster got a lot of stick from the American media when, as world number 1, he lost his first matches in both Indian Wells and Miami in 1996. The funny thing is that in 1997, Muster started wooing the American crowds more, in places like Miami and Cincinnati. Muster was getting cheered against Chang in their 1997 Cincinnati semi final.

Muster also joked that he once appeared on the front pages of the British tabloids without ever appearing on the back. He was referring to his relationship with Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, in 1996.

Yes, Kuerten stringed his racket with a co-polymer monofilament designed by Luxilon Industries. Muster changed his racquet in 1997 to a longer one with a different stringing pattern. He served and volley better and hit flatter. However he couldn't play as well with that racket on clay. It didn't spin the ball as well.
That's true. In 1998, he tried using his new racquet on hardcourt and his old racquet on clay. The result was that his form went down somewhat on hardcourt, and while his form improved on clay compared to his disastrous clay form of 1997, he failed to win a tournament in 1998. He got sick of this after a while, and he started losing interest. He was always one who liked to do things 100%, or not at all.

Thanks.

That was a great match by both of them. Stich's bad temper and his mental and costed him the match. Muster on the other hand was always a fighter and more clutch in tough moment. Serve and volleyer was a bad match up for Muster. His record against serve and volley players was poor.
Muster struggled against the serve and volley style because his passing shots weren't particularly good. His strengths were to go through opponents in epic power grinding rallies. Bruguera would always try to beat Muster with these epic rallies, for example.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Muster also joked that he once appeared on the front pages of the British tabloids without ever appearing on the back. He was referring to his relationship with Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, in 1996.
Lol...I never knew that! Is this the closest relationship a member of the British royal family has enjoyed with tennis since the future George VI played doubles at Wimbledon back in the '20s? Can you imagine if he had been cited in Fergie's divorce hearing? I wonder what on Earth they had in common? On the other hand, maybe it's best not to dwell too deeply on that! :wink:

Then again, you would have thought he would have tried extra hard at Wimbledon given that is the only tennis tournament his royal lover had probably ever heard of! :)
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Lol...I never knew that! Is this the closest relationship a member of the British royal family has enjoyed with tennis since the future George VI played doubles at Wimbledon back in the '20s? Can you imagine if he had been cited in Fergie's divorce hearing? I wonder what on Earth they had in common? On the other hand, maybe it's best not to dwell too deeply on that! :wink:

Then again, you would have thought he would have tried extra hard at Wimbledon given that is the only tennis tournament his royal lover had probably ever heard of! :)
They met in Doha in January 1996, where Muster was playing.

Sarah Ferguson was at all of Muster's matches during 1996 Queen's Club and the 1996 US Open.
 
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Muster would criticise the American media, in particular, for double standards regarding his clay achievements when compared to achievements by other players at American hardcourt events. Muster got a lot of stick from the American media when, as world number 1, he lost his first matches in both Indian Wells and Miami in 1996. The funny thing is that in 1997, Muster started wooing the American crowds more, in places like Miami and Cincinnati. Muster was getting cheered against Chang in their 1997 Cincinnati semi final.

Muster also joked that he once appeared on the front pages of the British tabloids without ever appearing on the back. He was referring to his relationship with Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, in 1996.
Yes, he became best known in Britain not for his tennis but for his alleged adventures with Sarah Ferguson. Muster, who has always refused to discuss his relationship with the Duchess of York, said: “They were certainly tricky times. You wouldn’t believe some of the things that went on. But though I never won a match at Wimbledon, I achieved something that the guys who won the title never managed. I featured in a story on the front page of the British tabloid newspapers without ever appearing on the back.”

Rumours of their relationship began in 1996, when she attended the Qatar Open, and escalated when she and the tennis tour both arrived simultaneously in Miami. That summer, she further excited the media by watching Muster at Queen’s. His mother, Inge, was quoted as saying he was “smitten”.

Muster is actually a very funny guy, but that wouldn't be known from what he presented to the press. One of his funniest comments was when he was playing Reneberg at 1995 Australian Open. This guy wouldn't sit down and he was about to serve. He turned around to him, hey man sit down this is not cricket and yes the crowd loved that comment.

That's true. In 1998, he tried using his new racquet on hardcourt and his old racquet on clay. The result was that his form went down somewhat on hardcourt, and while his form improved on clay compared to his disastrous clay form of 1997, he failed to win a tournament in 1998. He got sick of this after a while, and he started losing interest. He was always one who liked to do things 100%, or not at all.
Muster could only play a limited time on hard courts cause of his knee and the hip gave way. To be honest, he wasn't just one surface player that people tried to make him out to be imo. No matter he will always be respected for his fierce determination and how he came back from his injury to come back to the top. I remember he turned up at 1996 Queen's Club, and it needed all Edberg's grass-court skills to keep him from a place in the final.

Although Muster said he felt no pain in his leg, the legacy of the accident lied in his technique, and in rendering clay not just his preferred surface, but the only one on which he could realistically compete. "He still has great difficulty bending his knee," his coach Leitgeb said. "On clay, where the ball is bouncing rather than sliding, he can compensate with very good footwork. He ought to do well on hard courts as well, but it is much less forgiving and the doctors say he should play on it very little because in the long run it could shorten his career."

If he was interested on grass and put an intesive training on it, I think his result on Wimbledon would be better.

Muster struggled against the serve and volley style because his passing shots weren't particularly good. His strengths were to go through opponents in epic power grinding rallies. Bruguera would always try to beat Muster with these epic rallies, for example.
Yes, Muster prefered to wear his opponents down and didn't like being rushed. I remember that win he had over Sampras at 1995 Essen. Sampras didn't have a bad day that day, Muster just played a brilliant match and kept hitting forehand passing shots down the line time after time if I remember right.
 
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The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Wow, it's been a while since this thread has been used. Difficulty differs. Try not to use Google! :D

1. Who holds the record for most aces in a single tournament?

2. What is the longest match ever played at the French Open?

3. What is the longest 3 set match in the Open Era?

4. Who has the most 5 set match wins?

5. Which surface did Roger Federer have his best winning streak on?

6. Which Grand Slam did John Newcombe fail to win?

7. Who did Andy Murray defeat in the Queens Club SF in 2011 in one of his best performances ever? Imo...

8. Which player did Mats Wilander say that he could win the whole tournament (AO 2015) after he comes back from 2 sets to 0 down against Lucas Pouille?

9. Which player has the most wins over Stefan Edberg?

10. Who recorded the most DFs in a single match?
 
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Wow, it's been a while since this thread has been used. Difficulty differs. Try not to use Google! :D

1. Who holds the record for most aces in a single tournament?

2. What is the longest match ever played at the French Open?

3. What is the longest 3 set match in the Open Era?

4. Who has the most 5 set match wins?

5. Which surface did Roger Federer have his best winning streak on?

6. Which Grand Slam did John Newcombe fail to win?

7. Who did Andy Murray defeat in the Queens Club SF in 2011 in one of his best performances ever? Imo...

8. Which player did Mats Wilander say that he could win the whole tournament (AO 2015) after he comes back from 2 sets to 0 down against Lucas Pouille?

9. Which player has the most wins over Stefan Edberg?

10. Who recorded the most DFs in a single match?
Only know a few of them
5: grass
7: Roddick, beat him pretty bad too
8: Monfils :D
 

Flash O'Groove

Hall of Fame
1. Who holds the record for most aces in a single tournament?

Isner.

2. What is the longest match ever played at the French Open?

A match involving to former french, maybe Florent Serra and PHM? This kind of players at least.

3. What is the longest 3 set match in the Open Era?

Nadal-Djokovic, Madrid 2009.

4. Who has the most 5 set match wins?

Connors/Federer.

6. Which Grand Slam did John Newcombe fail to win?

French Open

9. Which player has the most wins over Stefan Edberg?

Becker? He has 25.

10. Who recorded the most DFs in a single match?

Maybe Monfils against Lu at a recent AO
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
1. Who holds the record for most aces in a single tournament?

Isner.

2. What is the longest match ever played at the French Open?

A match involving to former french, maybe Florent Serra and PHM? This kind of players at least.

3. What is the longest 3 set match in the Open Era?

Nadal-Djokovic, Madrid 2009.

4. Who has the most 5 set match wins?

Connors/Federer.

6. Which Grand Slam did John Newcombe fail to win?

French Open

9. Which player has the most wins over Stefan Edberg?

Becker? He has 25.

10. Who recorded the most DFs in a single match?

Maybe Monfils against Lu at a recent AO
Solid effort.
No Isner doesn't have the most aces in a single tournament. Good guess for longest match at RG, as it does involve 2 French Players. Nadal-Djokovic Madrid 09 was the record until a newer match happened. Connors/Federer doesn't have the most 5 sets wins. Correct with the Newcombe question. Correct with the Edberg question. Monfils against Lu is not the record for most DFs.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Easy one:
Who is that?


Medium one:
Federer once fell over on MP at a slam (losing the point and match).
Who made him do that?

Medium one:
How many players who have been ranked #1 has Federer beaten?

Hard one:
At RG 2009, only one first round match, out of the 64 played, got to 5-5 in the fifth.
Who won that match?
 
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Flash O'Groove

Hall of Fame
Damn! For the longest RG match I knew the answer but I forgot who the two players were, I'm only sure that they are in the same range of Serra and PHM. I can't remember the frenchmen who recently retired. Maybe someone else will remember with this hint.

Longest 3 sets match I can't think of two players who could take as many time bouncing the ball and toweling between extremely long rallies with a very close scoreline as Djokovic and Nadal did. No idea.

For the 5 sets wins are you restricted to the Open era? If not then players like Rosewall and Gonzalez.

Ivanisevic might have the most ace in a tournaments and the most DF in a match.
 

Livedeath

Professional
Wow, it's been a while since this thread has been used. Difficulty differs. Try not to use Google! :D

1. Who holds the record for most aces in a single tournament?

2. What is the longest match ever played at the French Open?

3. What is the longest 3 set match in the Open Era?

4. Who has the most 5 set match wins?

5. Which surface did Roger Federer have his best winning streak on?

6. Which Grand Slam did John Newcombe fail to win?

7. Who did Andy Murray defeat in the Queens Club SF in 2011 in one of his best performances ever? Imo...

8. Which player did Mats Wilander say that he could win the whole tournament (AO 2015) after he comes back from 2 sets to 0 down against Lucas Pouille?

9. Which player has the most wins over Stefan Edberg?

10. Who recorded the most DFs in a single match?
1. Ivanisevic i think 2001 Wimbledon, there was quite a buzz there for his aces in the tournament.
3. Was it Rafa vs Novak in 2009, famously called War in Madrid?
5. Grass. He was winning everything in grass from 2003/2004. He usually was winning Halle and then Wimbledon. It was broken by Rafa in 2008. I dont know the exact number but commentators mentioned it eclipsed the HC streak which he had 56 or 59 wins from 2005-2006.
6. Roland Garros. At one point he had stopped competing.
7. BBC, Guardian were quite effusive in praise for Andy's performance in this match, it was Roddick.
9. Becker i believe. Becker leads H2H 25:10.
 
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Livedeath

Professional
Easy one:
Who is that?


Medium one:
Federer once fell over on MP at a slam (losing the point and match).
Who made him do that?

Medium one:
How many players who have been ranked #1 has Federer beaten?

Hard one:
At RG 2009, only one first round match, out of the 64 played, got to 5-5 in the fifth.
Who won that match?
The pic is of Stefan. AO honoured him by incorporating his service motion in their logo.

I cant forget that, it was against Safin. 2005 AO

No idea about second one.

Third one...hmmm...I recall two matches, but which one was it, one was hewitt/karlovic and another one was Fognini as a qualifier(dont remember the other player)...eenie meenie miney mo... i will go with Fognini :p
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Alrighty, we seem to have some trivia buffs in the house, so some more:

Medium one:
Can you recall the final tiebreak scores for the following sets:
- Fed vs. Nad WIM 2008 4th set
- Fed vs. Sod RG 2009 2nd set
- Fed vs. Djo Canada 2007 1st set

Medium one:
What is Federer's current official ATP all-time prize money (across all forms of the game) to within a million dollars?

Hard one:
Which bottle does Nadal prefer to place down first at the beginning of a match? (water or orange?)
 

Livedeath

Professional
1. Which number 1 player in the world(Open era), never won a match in Wimbledon.
2. Shortest reign at top ranking.
3. A Grand Slam final, where the runner up walked away before the trophy presentation started.
4. Max number of aces hit in a BO3 match. Who were they.
5. Name the player who put himself in a situation where he did not have the necessary equipment to continue in the match.
 

Livedeath

Professional
Alrighty, we seem to have some trivia buffs in the house, so some more:

Medium one:
Can you recall the final tiebreak scores for the following sets:
- Fed vs. Nad WIM 2008 4th set
- Fed vs. Sod RG 2009 2nd set
- Fed vs. Djo Canada 2007 1st set

Medium one:
What is Federer's current official ATP all-time prize money (across all forms of the game) to within a million dollars?

Hard one:
Which bottle does Nadal prefer to place down first at the beginning of a match? (water or orange?)
Dont remember the first one.

95 million prize money

Orange first, drinks it first too.
 
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