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Nathaniel_Near

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What Grand Slam tournament victory does this represent?
 
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Hops

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What do these pairs of players have in common?

David Nalbandian
Tomas Berdych

Guillermo Vilas
Mats Wilander

Brian Gottfried
Henri Leconte
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Riddle me this: what famous match is foretold by this following historic manuscript/stone tablet?

 
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Nathaniel_Near

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What do these pairs of players have in common?

David Nalbandian
Tomas Berdych

Guillermo Vilas
Mats Wilander

Brian Gottfried
Henri Leconte
OK I had to do a google search for the second and third pairs.

Both lost in 1 Wimbledon final, their only finals appearance.

Both never won Wimbledon but won the three other Slams.

Both lost in one sole Roland Garros final in straight sets.
 

FreeBird

Legend
OK I had to do a google search for the second and third pairs.

Both lost in 1 Wimbledon final, their only finals appearance.

Both never won Wimbledon but won the three other Slams.

Both lost in one sole Roland Garros final in straight sets.
Dont post 2 questions simultaneously. Marketing strategy gone wrong. 8) Just had lunch. So was not here. Now give me some time to figure out. :)
 

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
Another one about Lendl: he once played a GS semi-final in tracksuit pants because it was chilly. When and where was it, who was his opponent, and what was the score?
Still no takers? Clue time, then.

It was in Roland Garros, and the other guy was a multiple grand slam winner.
 

Sid_Vicious

G.O.A.T.
Question: what is the name of the player who handed Nadal two bakery products (and allowed him only 17 points total in the match) in a final within the last 6 years (2008 onward)?
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Question: what is the name of the player who handed Nadal two bakery products (and allowed him only 17 points total in the match) in a final within the last 6 years (2008 onward)?
Last SIX years... discounting Roger Federer. Andy Murray.

Nevermind, I'm misunderstanding the question, pal, brb with another guess soon, though did you edit the question -- I'm sure the one I initially read was different.
 
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Dude, you gave me such little time. I did get the answer but the books will say I cheated. ;)
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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MAtch of Mikhail Youzhny played at Rod Laver Arena and a famous tweener was involved? :confused:
Good effort and along the right lines.

To elaborate you got the country of the player right (Russian, but tied in by being born in the Soviet Union -- I should have chosen a slightly less confusing player). And you cottoned onto the right tennis stadium and the fact that a tweener occurred.
 
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merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame


What Grand Slam tournament victory does this represent?
Hum... clues 1 & 3 would seem to point to Agassi beating Kafelnikov in AO 2000. Not sure about the others, though--the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers don't really fit, and Andre won in four sets, ie not in straights(jacket). Some more digging required, I supose... :?
 

FreeBird

Legend
Hum... clues 1 & 3 would seem to point to Agassi beating Kafelnikov in AO 2000. Not sure about the others, though--the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers don't really fit, and Andre won in four sets, ie not in straights(jacket). Some more digging required, I supose... :?
Clue 3 is for Andy Roddick I think. Seann William scott and Roddick are look alike.
 
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Sid_Vicious

G.O.A.T.
Easy--MagicFab's the man, ie Santoro. :)
Actually, Marat had a change of heart reflecting on it at the end of his career.
Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?
MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's [Federer] the most complete tennis player in the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang.
But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.

Q. Fabrice?
MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, but I managed to beat him the last four times, so that's okay. Fabrice is a special guy also.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Hum... clues 1 & 3 would seem to point to Agassi beating Kafelnikov in AO 2000. Not sure about the others, though--the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers don't really fit, and Andre won in four sets, ie not in straights(jacket). Some more digging required, I supose... :?
Can you tell me why clues 1 and 3 collectively point to Agassi Kafelnikov?

bold: very good.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Do some research via google on the things you see and you will find the answer maybe. ;)
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Clue 3 is for Andy Roddick I think. Seann William scott and Roddick are look alike.
Good point, they do look alike. But alas, no it has nothing to do with Roddick. Actually that particular image is the most obscure and round-about clue of the bunch. However, the other three images alone are enough to find the answer.
 

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
Petronas Twin towers => WTC => New York?
SOme straight set USO victory of Andy roddick?

That is why you should not post two riddles simultaneously. I am messed up. :mad:
Well, he only won in 2003, vs Ferrero. And it was in straights, so you might be right. No idea where Wallace & Gromit fit in, though.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Look deeper into the soul of Wallace and Gromit. What do you see?
 

FreeBird

Legend
Ding ding ding!

Well played, confirmed indeed.

Did you glean the year from the clues or did you just guess using less than all four images?
Russian involved in a famous Tweener at Rod laver arena. It had to be this. Though I didn't get what that the picture of Eyeglass meant. That was taken from an album of ROd Stewart?
 
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Russian involved in a famous Tweener at Rod laver arena. It had to be this. Though I didn't get what that the picture of Eyeglass meant. That was taken from an album of ROd Stewart?
It has a number in it: 0250.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Got it (I think).

US Open 1975, Connors def Orantes

Out of the three US Open played on clay (W&G), this was the sole straight-sets win in the final.

No clue about the car, though! :mrgreen:
Whoaaaa there. Tell me how you came to the conclusion that it must be that match, if you would.

There have been various straight set victories in Grand Slam finals held on clay over the years.

Very well done on finding the 'soul' of Wallace and Gromit. ;)
 

kOaMaster

Hall of Fame
haha, I was thinking of "stop motion" when I saw the wallace & gromit picture and immediately thought of a serve and volley-final of two towers (huge players) in wimbledon...couldn't think of one though :D
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Okay that was a novice level mistake. Won't happen in the future. :D We should post these type of riddles mainly in the prime time. So we get to see more participation.
True. I'll make some for later, for sure.

These are my first two attempts so the next ones will hopefully be a bit more distinctive and accurate, if you know what I'm saying.
 

FreeBird

Legend
True. I'll make some for later, for sure.

These are my first two attempts so the next ones will hopefully be a bit more distinctive and accurate, if you know what I'm saying.
And better keep the questions related to post 2004 tennis . I started watching Tennis in 2005. ;)

This thread has potential of GOAT thread..Oops, no GOAT discussion here. :oops:
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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haha, I was thinking of "stop motion" when I saw the wallace & gromit picture and immediately thought of a serve and volley-final of two towers (huge players) in wimbledon...couldn't think of one though :D
That's next level thinking and a very creative and abstract thought process. Though, it probably makes less annoying and more logical sense than the point of image clue #3.
 

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
Whoaaaa there. Tell me how you came to the conclusion that it must be that match, if you would.

There have been various straight set victories in Grand Slam finals held on clay over the years.

Very well done on finding the 'soul' of Wallace and Gromit. ;)
Clay - twin towers - straights.

Also, for the other clue, there's a vid of Dude... on YouTube posted by someone called Willie Orantes, so there you go! :mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqUXnKrfPMU
 
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And better keep the questions related to post 2004 tennis . I started watching Tennis in 2005. ;)
I'll make a few by decade. That way I can narrow it down a bit time-frame wise but at the same time get more creative with the clues. I can state from the beginning which decade the match belongs to.
 

FreeBird

Legend
I'll make a few by decade. That way I can narrow it down a bit time-frame wise but at the same time get more creative with the clues. I can state from the beginning which decade the match belongs to.
It does not need to be a puzzle related to just guessing a Tennis match. We can mix it up.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

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Clay - twin towers - straights.

Also, for the other clue, there's a vid of Dude... on YouTube posted by someone called Willie Orantes, so there you go! :mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqUXnKrfPMU
LOL!

That's actually brilliant.


It isn't the answer but hell it might as well be. Great investigative work even though it doesn't match up with my intended answer.

Bonus points if you can find the actual answer.

Do some research into the world's tallest buildings.
 
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