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Andres Gimeno, aged 34 when he won RG in 1972? I know there are only three other men who won their first Slam over the age of 30, and two of the other three are Gomez and Korda in the 90s.

Here's a more recent one: who are the two players to have been double bagelled in matches this millennium BUT have still managed to get on the scoreboard?

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Andres Gimeno, aged 34 when he won RG in 1972? I know there are only three other men who won their first Slam over the age of 30, and two of the other three are Gomez and Korda in the 90s.

Here's a more recent one: who are the two players to have been double bagelled in matches this millennium BUT have still managed to get on the scoreboard?
Alex Corretja, in the second round of the Australian Open 2000 (lost 6-0 6-0 6-1 to Lleyton Hewitt); and Lleyton Hewitt, in the final of the US Open 2004 (lost 6-0 7-6 6-0 to Roger Federer).

Next question: in the Open era, which players have managed to win both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in their careers?
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Alex Corretja, in the second round of the Australian Open 2000 (lost 6-0 6-0 6-1 to Lleyton Hewitt); and Lleyton Hewitt, in the final of the US Open 2004 (lost 6-0 7-6 6-0 to Roger Federer).

Next question: in the Open era, which players have managed to win both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in their careers?
Rod Laver, Jan Kodes, Bjorn Borg and Andre Agassi I think.
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Rod Laver, Jan Kodes, Bjorn Borg and Andre Agassi I think.
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Andres Gimeno, aged 34 when he won RG in 1972? I know there are only three other men who won their first Slam over the age of 30, and two of the other three are Gomez and Korda in the 90s.

Here's a more recent one: who are the two players to have been double bagelled in matches this millennium BUT have still managed to get on the scoreboard?
these two? (if I'm understanding your question correctly...)

Agassi def. Lee (AO2003) 6-1, 6-0, 6-0

Federer def. Hewitt (USO2004) 6-0, 7-6, 6-0
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Oops! Yes Q, you and crimson are both right - I was wrong. In fact, I'd actually managed to forget that Hewitt had just been double bagelled only two weeks ago, but then short-term memory's always the first to go... what I should have said was, in best of three-set matches, which two players in this millennium have been double bagelled but have still managed to win a set (that's what I meant by "get on the scoreboard", but I should have been clearer)?

Hopefully that one's a little harder to research... names and the opponents they lost to, please.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Nalbandian, he lost to Zabaleta last year in Acapulco 76 06 06

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Correct Lurker, a scoreline which made me do a double-take when I first saw it - I wish I'd been able to see what the hell happened to Big Dave...

The other one may well be a little tougher, though it has also happened in this millennium. A little clue: it wasn't on clay, which is where you normally get these strange fluctuating scores.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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The other one may well be a little tougher, though it has also happened in this millennium. A little clue: it wasn't on clay, which is where you normally get these strange fluctuating scores.
This is one of the tougher ones for sure, then again someone managed to get my Filip DeWulf question. So I thought I had the answer to your question, but that was incorrect.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Any more takers, or shall I reveal all?

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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The clues are someone got double bagelled yet managed to win a set.
It didn't happen on clay.
It happened this millenium is that including 2000?
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Nope. Here's another clue: they were both short guys. That could be saying way too much...

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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who was the last argentine to be in the QF of Paris TMS (if ever!?) ?
(i dunno, im hoping someone can find out for me )
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OK, the answer:

TMS Paris 2001, R16, S. Grosjean def. C. Rochus 6-0, 3-6, 6-0.

I remember watching this match and the commentators saying once it had gone the distance that Grosjean had been guilty of thinking about his dinner reservation already after the first set.

Escude, I'll get back to you. I doubt it was one of the current crop of active Argentinians, though.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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