The Trivia Thread

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
10 questions about the Miami tournament. ATP singles only.


1. Who are the two most successful players here, and how many titles have they both won?

2. In 2000, Pete Sampras played an epic Miami Final against who?

3. How many times has Nadal been runner up? Bonus points for his opponents.

4. Which two clay specialists battled for the 1997 Miami title?

5. Lendl won the 1989 title via walkover. Why?

6. Federer made his first Masters Final in Miami. What year was it, and who did he face in the Final?

7. Which player defeated a reigning world #1, and made it all the way to the Final only to lose to a first time finalist?

8. How many Finals did Andre reach?

9. In 2007 (to 2014), the tournament was renamed to what?

10. Who defeated Djokovic in 2013? What round did he make make?
 
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roysid

Hall of Fame
Without seeing the spoiler answers
1. Agassi and Djokovic - 6 titles
2.
3. 4 times. Fed(2005), Davydenko(2008), Djokovic(2011,2014)
4.
5. Tomas Muster had an accident and withdrew before the finals.
6. 2003 - Lost to Agassi
7. Canas in 2007. Defeated World no. 1 federer and lost to djjokovic in final.
8. 7(I guess)
9. Sony Ericsson Open
10. David Ferrer. he made the finals. (could be nishikori too)
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Without seeing the spoiler answers
1. Agassi and Djokovic - 6 titles
2.
3. 4 times. Fed(2005), Davydenko(2008), Djokovic(2011,2014)
4.
5. Tomas Muster had an accident and withdrew before the finals.
6. 2003 - Lost to Agassi
7. Canas in 2007. Defeated World no. 1 federer and lost to djjokovic in final.
8. 7(I guess)
9. Sony Ericsson Open
10. David Ferrer. he made the finals. (could be nishikori too)
Good effort. You looked at the answers yet? If not, Fed made the Final in 2002, Agassi made 8 Finals, and it was actually Haas who beat Djokovic in 2013. Made the SF. Everything else correct.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Indian Wells is soon upon us, so why not bump this thread up with a few questions relating to this tournament. ATP singles only sorry.

1. Which player has the most titles?

2. Which player won his lone Masters title here in 2010?

3. Who did Philippoussis defeat in the 1999 Final?

4. IW was won seven straight years by American players, from 1991- 1997. Who ended that streak the following year?

5. Who was the last American to win this title, and what year?

6. Since 2000, there have only been three times that the winner overcame a 1st set loss. Can you name them?

7. Which Czechoslovakian won this title?

8. How big is the main draw today?

9. Name me one of the two founders of this tournament? Hint: One of the people played an epic Wimbledon match in the late 60's, the longest match at Wimbledon until the famous Isner/Mahut match. Might be too easy of a hint, I dunno...

10. Who owns the tournament as of today?
Missed this earlier, but would like to try it now. And no I haven't looked at the answers. :)

1. Novak Djokovic (now tied with Federer at 5 each after this year)

2. Ivan Ljubicic

3. Don't know. Would guess Sampras or Rafter

4. Marcelo Rios

5. Andre Agassi, 2001

6. Djokovic 2011 and 2014, and Nadal 2013

7. No idea. Petr Korda is the only Czech player I can think of

8. 96 players I think

9. Charlie Pasarell? (sp?)

10. Larry Ellison
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
10 questions about the Miami tournament. ATP singles only.


1. Who are the two most successful players here, and how many titles have they both won?

2. In 2000, Pete Sampras played an epic Miami Final against who?

3. How many times has Nadal been runner up? Bonus points for his opponents.

4. Which two clay specialists battled for the 1997 Miami title?

5. Lendl won the 1989 title via walkover. Why?

6. Federer made his first Masters Final in Miami. What year was it, and who did he face in the Final?

7. Which player defeated a reigning world #1, and made it all the way to the Final only to lose to a first time finalist?

8. How many Finals did Andre reach?

9. In 2007 (to 2014), the tournament was renamed to what?

10. Who defeated Djokovic in 2013? What round did he make that year?

1. Agassi and Djokovic. Six titles.
2. Kuerten.
3. Four times. Federer, Davydenko, Djokovic twice.
4. Muster and Bruguera
5. Muster was hit by a drunk driver a few hours after his SF win, leaving him in a wheelchair for months on end.
6. 2002, against Agassi. Lost.
7. Canas
8. Eight.
9. Sony Ericsson Open.
10. Tommy Haas. SF stage.
Dude, why put the answers in spoilers? I was going to answer until they appeared right in front of me.

Too bad, it would have been a fun quiz.
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
Here's a fairly tough question (took me some time to wikipedia fact check this):

Wawrinka is #1 seed at the 2017 Miami Masters. Who was the last person before Stan NOT in the Big 4 who was seeded #1 at a Masters event? And at which year and which event? Who ended up winning said tournament?
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Here's a fairly tough question (took me some time to wikipedia fact check this):

Wawrinka is #1 seed at the 2017 Miami Masters. Who was the last person before Stan NOT in the Big 4 who was seeded #1 at a Masters event? And at which year and which event? Who ended up winning said tournament?
I'm just going to take a wild guess: Hamburg 2006. Federer and Nadal withdrew which made Ljubicic no.1 seed. Robredo won that tournament.

Either that or Paris 2005 with Roddick no.1, which ended up being won by Berdych. Another alternative would be Paris 2006, with Davydenko as no.1, which he ended up winning.
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
I'm just going to take a wild guess: Hamburg 2006. Federer and Nadal withdrew which made Ljubicic no.1 seed. Robredo won that tournament.

Either that or Paris 2005 with Roddick no.1, which ended up being won by Berdych. Another alternative would be Paris 2006, with Davydenko as no.1, which he ended up winning.
Good guesses. Paris 2005 was the correct answer. Fedal pulled out of Hamburg 2006 after the draw was made so Ljubicic was still #3 seed.

Likewise for Paris 2006, where Fedal and Nalbandian pulled out after the draw was made, making #4 seed Davydenko the highest seed left in the draw (who went on to win the tournament of course).
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
OK, ten questions relating to the upcoming Madrid Open.


1. What year did the Madrid tournament switch to clay?

2. In the 2008 SF, Nadal lost an epic three setter to which player?

3. Who won the 2012 blue clay edition? Bonus: Name me three players he defeated in that title run.

4. Three players have won Madrid on both clay and hard-court. Who are they?

5. Which former player owns the Madrid Open?

6. Madrid is a relatively new tournament on tour. Who won the first edition?

7. In the 2009 SF, how many MPs did Nadal save? Bonus: What was the final score?

8. Who won the 2007 Madrid tournament? He also managed to do what only three other players have done, and that is?

9. Berdych received harassment from the crowd, after besting Nadal in 2006. What did Berdych do after MP?

10. In 2014, Thiem defeated his first top ten opponent. Who was it?
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
1. 2009
2. Gilles Simon
3. Federer. He defeated Raonic, Gasquet, Ferrer, Tipsaervic and Berdych.
4. Federer, Nadal and Murray
5. Ion Tiriac
6. Andre Agassi in 2002.
7. Three. Final score was 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(9)
8. David Nalbandian. He defeated three of four "big 4" members.
9. Hushed the crowd.
10. Stan Wawrinka.
 
OK, ten questions relating to the upcoming Madrid Open.


1. What year did the Madrid tournament switch to clay?

2. In the 2008 SF, Nadal lost an epic three setter to which player?

3. Who won the 2012 blue clay edition? Bonus: Name me three players he defeated in that title run.

4. Three players have won Madrid on both clay and hard-court. Who are they?

5. Which former player owns the Madrid Open?

6. Madrid is a relatively new tournament on tour. Who won the first edition?

7. In the 2009 SF, how many MPs did Nadal save? Bonus: What was the final score?

8. Who won the 2007 Madrid tournament? He also managed to do what only three other players have done, and that is?

9. Berdych received harassment from the crowd, after besting Nadal in 2006. What did Berdych do after MP?

10. In 2014, Thiem defeated his first top ten opponent. Who was it?
1. 2009

2. Simon

3. Federer. Bonus: Berdych, Tipsa and Raonic

5. Tiriac

7. Three?

8. Nalbandian. Bonus: Beating at least two of the Big 3?

9. He shushed the crowd
 

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
1) 2009
2) Murray (?)
3) Federer (Berdych...)
4) Federer, Nadal, Murray
5) Ion Tiriac (?)
6) Agassi (?)
7) 3 (?)
8) Nalbandian, beat top 3 seeds in 1 tournament
9) put his finger to his lip, shushed them
10) Berdych (?)
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
1) 2009
2) Murray (?)
3) Federer (Berdych...)
4) Federer, Nadal, Murray
5) Ion Tiriac (?)
6) Agassi (?)
7) 3 (?)
8) Nalbandian, beat top 3 seeds in 1 tournament
9) put his finger to his lip, shushed them
10) Berdych (?)
Good stuff.

Everything is correct except...

2. It was Gilles Simon, Murray beat Fed in the other SF.
10. Thiem beat Stan Wawrinka.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Cool.

I thought it was top 3 seeds, regardless of big 4

I think Djokovic did that Canada 07 (fed, nadal, Roddick?)... and I know Becker was the last person to do it before that (don't know where or when)
Becker in Stockholm 1994, defeated all top three seeds. Yeah, Novak did it also. I understand the little mix up. No worries.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
OK, ten questions relating to the upcoming Madrid Open.


1. What year did the Madrid tournament switch to clay?

2. In the 2008 SF, Nadal lost an epic three setter to which player?

3. Who won the 2012 blue clay edition? Bonus: Name me three players he defeated in that title run.

4. Three players have won Madrid on both clay and hard-court. Who are they?

5. Which former player owns the Madrid Open?

6. Madrid is a relatively new tournament on tour. Who won the first edition?

7. In the 2009 SF, how many MPs did Nadal save? Bonus: What was the final score?

8. Who won the 2007 Madrid tournament? He also managed to do what only three other players have done, and that is?

9. Berdych received harassment from the crowd, after besting Nadal in 2006. What did Berdych do after MP?

10. In 2014, Thiem defeated his first top ten opponent. Who was it?
Let me attempt. Haven't seen answers yet
1. 2009
2. Giles Simon
3. Roger Federer (Thomas Berdych is one i remember)
4. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray
5. Ion Tiriac
6. No idea
7. 3 MPs. Score was 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
8. David Nalbandian. Defeated world no. 3,2 and 1 in his win
9. Silenced the crowd by putting fingers in his lips
10. Roger Federer
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Let me attempt. Haven't seen answers yet
1. 2009
2. Giles Simon
3. Roger Federer (Thomas Berdych is one i remember)
4. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray
5. Ion Tiriac
6. No idea
7. 3 MPs. Score was 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
8. David Nalbandian. Defeated world no. 3,2 and 1 in his win
9. Silenced the crowd by putting fingers in his lips
10. Roger Federer
Great effort, only the #10 is incorrect. Thiem defeated Wawa at Madrid 2014.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
OK, ten questions relating to the upcoming Madrid Open.


1. What year did the Madrid tournament switch to clay?

2. In the 2008 SF, Nadal lost an epic three setter to which player?

3. Who won the 2012 blue clay edition? Bonus: Name me three players he defeated in that title run.

4. Three players have won Madrid on both clay and hard-court. Who are they?

5. Which former player owns the Madrid Open?

6. Madrid is a relatively new tournament on tour. Who won the first edition?

7. In the 2009 SF, how many MPs did Nadal save? Bonus: What was the final score?

8. Who won the 2007 Madrid tournament? He also managed to do what only three other players have done, and that is?

9. Berdych received harassment from the crowd, after besting Nadal in 2006. What did Berdych do after MP?

10. In 2014, Thiem defeated his first top ten opponent. Who was it?
Without looking at the responses from other posters, here I go:

1. 2009 (a special year as a Fed fan, so easy to remember)

2. Simon. 1 of 2 masters finals for the Frenchman.

3. Federer. He defeated Raonic, Gasquet, Ferrer, Tipsarevic and Berdych. (Another special year for me as a Fed fan so it was easy to remember)

4. Nadal, Federer and Murray

5. Ion Tiriac

6. You got me here.

7. Nadal saved 3 MP if memory serves me right. He won by the score of 3-6 7-6 7-6.

8. Nalbandian. He went on to beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the same tournament. He beat 3 of the Big 4.

9. Berdych shushed the crowd. Nadal was not pleased with that gesture and he vowed to never lose to Berdych again until his decline.

10. Wawrinka.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Without looking at the responses from other posters, here I go:

1. 2009 (a special year as a Fed fan, so easy to remember)

2. Simon. 1 of 2 masters finals for the Frenchman.

3. Federer. He defeated Raonic, Gasquet, Ferrer, Tipsarevic and Berdych. (Another special year for me as a Fed fan so it was easy to remember)

4. Nadal, Federer and Murray

5. Ion Tiriac

6. You got me here.

7. Nadal saved 3 MP if memory serves me right. He won by the score of 3-6 7-6 7-6.

8. Nalbandian. He went on to beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the same tournament. He beat 3 of the Big 4.

9. Berdych shushed the crowd. Nadal was not pleased with that gesture and he vowed to never lose to Berdych again until his decline.

10. Wawrinka.
Very good. 9/10. Even got Fed's Madrid opponents in order.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
OK, ten questions relating to the upcoming Madrid Open.


1. What year did the Madrid tournament switch to clay?

2. In the 2008 SF, Nadal lost an epic three setter to which player?

3. Who won the 2012 blue clay edition? Bonus: Name me three players he defeated in that title run.

4. Three players have won Madrid on both clay and hard-court. Who are they?

5. Which former player owns the Madrid Open?

6. Madrid is a relatively new tournament on tour. Who won the first edition?

7. In the 2009 SF, how many MPs did Nadal save? Bonus: What was the final score?

8. Who won the 2007 Madrid tournament? He also managed to do what only three other players have done, and that is?

9. Berdych received harassment from the crowd, after besting Nadal in 2006. What did Berdych do after MP?

10. In 2014, Thiem defeated his first top ten opponent. Who was it?
Got them all except for #7 (couldn't recall how many it was or the final score) and #10. Guessed wrong about what Nalbandian did in #8 (thought he only beat Nadal and Federer back to back).
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
The French Open is now underway. Here's a little quiz for you all.

1. Kuerten won his first French Open title against which player in what year?

2. Last year Simon came from two sets down to win in five, against which player?

3. Who is the youngest male player to have ever won the French Open? Bonus: Name me his SF and Finals opponents.

4. Three players have been unseeded and have gone on to win the French Open in the open era. Can you name them all?

5. Who were the last three American male players to have won the French Open?

6. How many titles has Nadal won here without dropping a set?

7. Who defeated Federer in his debut here at the French Open?

8. Borg lost twice to the same player at the French Open. Who was it? Bonus: Which years?

9. In 2011, Berdych was upset by a French journeyman in 5 sets. Who defeated Tomas?

10. Who was the last male French player to have made the final here?
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
1. Sergi Bruguera in 1997.
2. Guido Pella (an epic).
3. Michael Chang. His SF and Final were against Chesnokov and Edberg. He also defeated Lendl, in a famous 4th round match.
4. Wilander in 1982, Kuerten in 1997 and Gaudio in 2004.
5. Agassi in 1999, Courier in 1992 and Chang in 1989.
6. Two. 2008 and 2010.
7. Rafter in 1999.
8. Adriano Panatta. 1973 and 1976.
9. Stephane Robert.
10. Henri Leconte back in 1988.
 

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
The French Open is now underway. Here's a little quiz for you all.

1. Kuerten won his first French Open title against which player in what year?

2. Last year Simon came from two sets down to win in five, against which player?

3. Who is the youngest male player to have ever won the French Open? Bonus: Name me his SF and Finals opponents.

4. Three players have been unseeded and have gone on to win the French Open in the open era. Can you name them all?

5. Who were the last three American male players to have won the French Open?

6. How many titles has Nadal won here without dropping a set?

7. Who defeated Federer in his debut here at the French Open?

8. Borg lost twice to the same player at the French Open. Who was it? Bonus: Which years?

9. In 2011, Berdych was upset by a French journeyman in 5 sets. Who defeated Tomas?

10. Who was the last male French player to have made the final here?
1) 1997, Bruguera
2)
3) Chang (Chesnekov & Edberg)
4) Wilander, Kuerten, Gaudio
5) Agassi, Courier, Chang
6) 2
7) Schuttler (?)
8) Panatta 73 & 76
9)
10) Leconte

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always enjoy these nuggets of yours
 

chut

Semi-Pro
1- Bruguera in 97
2- Again?! No idea, Monfils?
3- Chang. Finalist Edberg.
4- Wilander, Kuerten for sure. 3rd, maybe Chang but he was probably a low seed.
5- Agassi, Courier, Chang
6- 2, 2008 and 2010 i think
7- Pat Rafter
8- Panatta
9- Stéphane Robert?
10- Leconte in 1988
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
The French Open is now underway. Here's a little quiz for you all.
Off the top of my head:

1. Bruguera in 1997.
3. Chang. SF opponent: Lendl, F opponent: Edberg.
4. Gomez, Costa and Gaudio?
5. Courier, Chang and Agassi.
7. Luis Horna?
8. Panatta. 1976 and ?
9. Stephane Robert.
10. Leconte in 1988.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
The French Open is now underway. Here's a little quiz for you all.

1. Kuerten won his first French Open title against which player in what year?

2. Last year Simon came from two sets down to win in five, against which player?

3. Who is the youngest male player to have ever won the French Open? Bonus: Name me his SF and Finals opponents.

4. Three players have been unseeded and have gone on to win the French Open in the open era. Can you name them all?

5. Who were the last three American male players to have won the French Open?

6. How many titles has Nadal won here without dropping a set?

7. Who defeated Federer in his debut here at the French Open?

8. Borg lost twice to the same player at the French Open. Who was it? Bonus: Which years?

9. In 2011, Berdych was upset by a French journeyman in 5 sets. Who defeated Tomas?

10. Who was the last male French player to have made the final here?
1) 1997 against Brugera in final
2) David Ferrer (not sure though)
3) Michael Chang(1989). Final - edberg
4) Sergi Brugera, Michael Chang and Guston Gaudio (a little guess :) )
5) Agassi (1999), Jim Courier(92,91) and Michael Chang(1989)
6) 2008, 2010 ( 2 titles)
7) Some Moroccan player
8) Adriano Pannata (1974,1977)
9) Nicolas Mahut (wild guess)
10) Henri Laconte (1988)
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
1) 1997 against Brugera in final
2) David Ferrer (not sure though)
3) Michael Chang(1989). Final - edberg
4) Sergi Brugera, Michael Chang and Guston Gaudio (a little guess :) )
5) Agassi (1999), Jim Courier(92,91) and Michael Chang(1989)
6) 2008, 2010 ( 2 titles)
7) Some Moroccan player
8) Adriano Pannata (1974,1977)
9) Nicolas Mahut (wild guess)
10) Henri Laconte (1988)
Pretty good, considering this one was more difficult than my previous quizzes. 7/10. Curious, where you thinking of Younes Aynaoui as the Moroccan player?
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
1) 1997, Bruguera
2)
3) Chang (Chesnekov & Edberg)
4) Wilander, Kuerten, Gaudio
5) Agassi, Courier, Chang
6) 2
7) Schuttler (?)
8) Panatta 73 & 76
9)
10) Leconte

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always enjoy these nuggets of yours
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy them. You may even learn something new.
 

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy them. You may even learn something new.
I always do - not least that I'm sharper on ancient history than the day to day of recent history!

I'll throw out a caveat for question 4 and the 3 unseeded players to take the title

I believe - not 100% sure - Albert Costa is the only player seeded lower than 16 to triumph
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Pretty good, considering this one was more difficult than my previous quizzes. 7/10. Curious, where you thinking of Younes Aynaoui as the Moroccan player?
Yes I was thinking about him as I felt that Roger lost to a Moroccan player at French Open. Younes Ayanaoui was famous for playing that epic 5th set (19--21) against Roddick in 2003 AO.
I wasn't totally wrong though. Roger lost to "Hicham Arazi" from Morocco in French Open 1st round but in the year 2002.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Thread bump as a result of @PDJ's quiz, which is a bit slower in turnaround so maybe we go with one question format here:

One point each (maximum 27) for correct answers:

Five men have won the Open Era career grand slam cycle. Name them and the 11 others just one leg away from the cycle. Name the missing title for the 11.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Thread bump as a result of @PDJ's quiz, which is a bit slower in turnaround so maybe we go with one question format here:

One point each (maximum 27) for correct answers:

Five men have won the Open Era career grand slam cycle. Name them and the 11 others just one leg away from the cycle. Name the missing title for the 11.
Laver
Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Agassi

Connors - French
Wilander - French
Sampras - French
Lendl - Wimbledon
Wawrinka - Wimbledon
Rosewall - Wimbledon (maybe pre Open?)
Newcombe - French
Becker - French

Struggling now.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Laver
Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Agassi

Connors - French
Wilander - French
Sampras - French
Lendl - Wimbledon
Wawrinka - Wimbledon
Rosewall - Wimbledon (maybe pre Open?)
Newcombe - French
Becker - French

Struggling now.
20 points so far. Two surprising omissions on the "3 out of 4 ain't bad" list, judging from your recent quiz and the resulting dialogue.
 
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EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Thread bump as a result of @PDJ's quiz, which is a bit slower in turnaround so maybe we go with one question format here:

One point each (maximum 27) for correct answers:

Five men have won the Open Era career grand slam cycle. Name them and the 11 others just one leg away from the cycle. Name the missing title for the 11.
Laver
Agassi
Federer
Nadal
Djokovic

3/4:
Sampras, French
Wawrinka, Wimbledon
Wilander, Wimbledon
Macenroe, French
Conners, French

I give up, not even sure about these
 
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