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Sjengster
05-26-2006, 04:59 PM
The only other player to fit the bill is Moya, but then he was hardly an unseeded player at the time when you look at where his wins came. In fact, he may be the only player to have beaten both Sampras and Hewitt when they were no. 1 AND at the YEC to boot.

Truc
05-26-2006, 05:05 PM
GWH had asked for only one player first and he obviously edited the question after I answered Beto. But my answer was wrong, so I guess there is indeed only one player. Sorry!

Action Jackson
05-26-2006, 07:14 PM
This must be Felix the Cat - against Sampras at IW 99, then against Hewitt in Toronto 02. I saw highlights of the latter match, Mantilla hit a dipping pass down the line at full stretch on matchpoint and Hewitt was forced to net the volley, oh what delicious irony.

Yes, those were the matches and he was the man to do it.

Felix was the original answer and not Beto, as I didn't think Beto had done it.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 02:06 AM
Two more easy questions:

1) Name the three Uruguayan players that reached the top 100 in pro-era.

2) When was the last time in the ATP tour that a player got bageled and managed to bagel the opponent back in the following set?

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 02:07 AM
2) When was the last time in the ATP tour that a player got bageled and managed to bagel the opponent back in the following set?


Gaudio v Nadal - 2005 BA Final?

shotgun
05-27-2006, 02:10 AM
Gaudio v Nadal - 2005 BA Final?

You got the tournament and the players right, only the round is wrong, it was in the QF. But well done! Gaudio won 0-6 6-0 6-1, a typical WTA scoreline. :p

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 02:13 AM
1) Name the three Uruguayan players that reached the top 100 in pro-era.marcelo filippini was one...
did diego forlan ever play tennis??
:p

shotgun
05-27-2006, 02:18 AM
marcelo filippini was one...
did diego forlan ever play tennis??
:p

Filippini is correct, he was ranked as high as #30 in 1990.

Diego Forlan never played tennis (at least not as a pro), but he shares his first name with one of the other possible answers to this question. :p

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 02:28 AM
Diego Perez is one of the other two.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 02:31 AM
Diego Perez is one of the other two.

Ya! Ranked as high as #27 in 1984.

Can you guess the third one?

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 02:35 AM
A pointless post... actually, I might put the third name in here if I find it.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 02:35 AM
Ya! Ranked as high as #27 in 1984.

Can you guess the third one?

There's no way I'll be able to guess it. :p A little research is probably required....

shotgun
05-27-2006, 02:37 AM
There's no way I'll be able to guess it. :p A little research is probably required....

Feel free to google it then. :lol:

Phunkadelicious
05-27-2006, 02:51 AM
I have a question (and I don't have the answer) 6 of the top 10 players this week have one-handed backhands. When was the last time a majority of the top 10 had one-handers?

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 02:55 AM
Feel free to google it then. :lol:

I did better than that. I went on the ITF website and looked up every single Uruguayan player on there, and couldn't find anyone else who ever had a Top 100 ranking. Are you counting someone who played for them and now has a different nationality? :p

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 02:56 AM
*In 1993, which Spaniard defeated World No1 Pete Sampras on Indoor Carpet.
*90's rivalry, which 2 players done battle in Australian Open and US Open finals, Wimbledon Semi final and a French Open Quarter final against each other.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:02 AM
I did better than that. I went on the ITF website and looked up every single Uruguayan player on there, and couldn't find anyone else who ever had a Top 100 ranking. Are you counting someone who played for them and now has a different nationality? :p

The ITF website is incomplete regarding data on older players. I just checked the profile for that player on that website and his career-high ranking is not mentioned. :p

There is a better way of doing this kind of research, using two particular websites.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:05 AM
I have a question (and I don't have the answer) 6 of the top 10 players this week have one-handed backhands. When was the last time a majority of the top 10 had one-handers?

Rather hard to find the rankings from week to week over the past few years, but from the ATP site, the last time the year-end Top 10 had a majority of one-handers was 1998: Sampras, Corretja, Rafter, Henman, Rusedski and Krajicek were all there, with Rios, Moya, Agassi and Kucera being the two-handers. Interesting to note that a few of those single-handers weren't exactly great exponents of the one-handed backhand - in fact, Corretja and Krajicek are probably the only ones of the six to have a strong rallying topspin backhand.

More recently, the year-end Top 10 for 2001 was split dead even, with Kuerten, Rafter, Haas, Henman and Sampras on one side and Hewitt, Agassi, Kafelnikov, Ferrero and Grosjean on the other.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:15 AM
The ITF website is incomplete regarding data on older players. I just checked the profile for that player on that website and his career-high ranking is not mentioned. :p

There is a better way of doing this kind of research, using two particular websites.

*drum roll*.... Jose-Luis Damiani, highest ranking of 49 in 1982!

4.15 on a Saturday morning, this is worrying.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:17 AM
*In 1993, which Spaniard defeated World No1 Pete Sampras on Indoor Carpet.
*90's rivalry, which 2 players done battle in Australian Open and US Open finals, Wimbledon Semi final and a French Open Quarter final against each other.

Carlos "don't call me Alberto, or even Albert" Costa, in Stockholm.

Courier and Edberg, with Jimbo leading 6-4 in head-to-heads.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:19 AM
*drum roll*.... Jose-Luis Damiani, highest ranking of 49 in 1982!

4.15 on a Saturday morning, this is worrying.

:lol:

Congrats! He is the current captain of the Uruguayan DC team, btw.

So what sites did you use to find out the answer?

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:23 AM
Erm, I took the list of players from the ITF site and entered all of 'em in the ATP player search engine until I found the right one. Yes, it's not very efficient, but it's certainly methodical. Fortunately, a) his name is quite close to the beginning alphabetically and b) a lot of those players have no existence on the ATP database, presumably because they've never played ATP events.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:27 AM
This one isn't terribly difficult, but in keeping with the "beating Sampras" theme: who is the only player to defeat Sampras three times on three different surfaces in the same year, all when Sampras was world no. 1?

It would also be interesting if someone posted the scoreline of their other meeting that year, the one Sampras won.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:29 AM
Erm, I took the list of players from the ITF site and entered all of 'em in the ATP player search engine until I found the right one. Yes, it's not very efficient, but it's certainly methodical. Fortunately, a) his name is quite close to the beginning alphabetically and b) a lot of those players have no existence on the ATP database, presumably because they've never played ATP events.

Yer, that was one way to do it. Another way would be taking the list of Uruguayan players on the Davis Cup site, since it was obvious that this guy would have played DC for Uruguay in some point of his career.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:30 AM
Do they list highest singles rankings on there, then? I wasn't entirely sure.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:35 AM
Do they list highest singles rankings on there, then? I wasn't entirely sure.

They don't. I meant taking the list and typing the names in ATPtennis.com. Since there are less names there, it would be a bit faster than taking the list from ITF.

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:37 AM
They don't. I meant taking the list and typing the names in ATPtennis.com. Since there are less names there, it would be a bit faster than taking the list from ITF.

Ah, I see. Anyhow, you wouldn't condescend to take the five minutes necessary to answer my question, would you? :p

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:40 AM
Ah, I see. Anyhow, you wouldn't condescend to take the five minutes necessary to answer my question, would you? :p

I honestly don't know. I assume those defeats were on hard, clay and carpet?

lucashg
05-27-2006, 03:42 AM
This one isn't terribly difficult, but in keeping with the "beating Sampras" theme: who is the only player to defeat Sampras three times on three different surfaces in the same year, all when Sampras was world no. 1?

It would also be interesting if someone posted the scoreline of their other meeting that year, the one Sampras won.

Magnus Larsson of Sweden, in 1997.

Larsson def. Sampras 3-6 6-2 6-3, R32 Monte-Carlo (Clay)
Larsson def. Sampras 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5), R16 Indianapolis (Hard)
Larsson def. Sampras 3-6 7-6 2-1 ret., Davis Cup F in Sweden (Carpet)

Sampras def. Larsson 6-2 6-0, R16 Key Biscayne (Hard).

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:42 AM
I honestly don't know. I assume those defeats were on hard, clay and carpet?

They were indeed. The key is, all in the same year, and all when Sampras was world no. 1. That narrows it down a bit.

*edit - your compatriot got there already, I see...*

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:43 AM
Oh I see lucashg was faster with the research. :p

lucashg
05-27-2006, 03:44 AM
Oh, this trivia thing could be slightly addictive if you have the time and will to do some research on ATPtennis.com or ITFtennis or some other website Shotgun Blues knows that I don't. :)

Sjengster
05-27-2006, 03:46 AM
Could be? I don't see any other way I could still be up at quarter to five in the morning over here. And on that note, I am going to bed....

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:50 AM
Oh, this trivia thing could be slightly addictive if you have the time and will to do some research on ATPtennis.com or ITFtennis or some other website Shotgun Blues knows that I don't. :)

:lol: It's not like I have many sources apart from search engines and the three aforementioned websites. And I use them more to formulate questions, not to answer them. :p

shotgun
05-27-2006, 03:51 AM
Good night Sjeng.

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 04:02 AM
Carlos "don't call me Alberto, or even Albert" Costa, in Stockholm.

Courier and Edberg, with Jimbo leading 6-4 in head-to-heads.Correct

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 05:46 AM
A couple of easy ones.

- Which striped shirted agent today defeated Chang, Sampras, Becker, Ivanisevic and Agassi when they were in the top 10? He was outside the top 10 at the time and two of those wins were not on his favoured surface.

- Who was Norways's greatest ever player and his final ranking?

- This one could be tough. Which player competed on the tour with only had 1 lung?

uglyamerican
05-27-2006, 05:52 AM
- Who was Norways's greatest ever player and his final ranking?


I only know Jan Frode Andersen, carrer high 135.

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 05:53 AM
I only know Jan Frode Andersen, carrer high 135.

It's not the battling leftie Jan Frode.

uglyamerican
05-27-2006, 06:08 AM
How about Christian Ruude?

uglyamerican
05-27-2006, 06:10 AM
And Kelly Evernden of New Zealand reached the Australian QF with only one lung, right?

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 06:52 AM
And Kelly Evernden of New Zealand reached the Australian QF with only one lung, right?

Both are right and it was Christian Ruud with no e and he was ranked in the top 40 at best.

Choupi
05-27-2006, 07:56 AM
A - Which striped shirted agent today defeated Chang, Sampras, Becker, Ivanisevic and Agassi when they were in the top 10? He was outside the top 10 at the time and two of those wins were not on his favoured surface.
Carlos Costa? :shrug:

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 08:01 AM
Carlos Costa? :shrug:

http://67.19.129.138/mtf/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Yes, it was the very talented Carlos Costa and he also beat Courier as well at Indian Wells when Jimbo was #11 in the world.

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 08:18 AM
- In a rare happening Thomas Muster was a crowd favourite at RG against Jeff Tarango. What were the circumstances that led this to happen (during the match) and what happened at the end of the match?

sharpeirob
05-27-2006, 08:22 AM
Which Argentian player managed to only lose five games in seven matches to take as major title?

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 08:55 AM
- In a rare happening Thomas Muster was a crowd favourite at RG against Jeff Tarango. What were the circumstances that led this to happen (during the match) and what happened at the end of the match?

Tarango was mimicking Muster throughut the match in terms of grunting during rallies.

At the end Muster I think pulled out the old school trick of showing his hand about to shake it and then pulling it away last second hence refusing to shake Tarango's hand

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 08:55 AM
I remember Muster refusing to shake his hand after the match, I think he also may have pulled the old feign handshake to tarango and pulled away last minute?

As to what led to that event, was Tarango making odd noises during rallies trying to put off Muster?

As you can see I am answering the questions with questions :p

You answered out of sequence :p

Muster did a handshake refusal this is true.

Well Tarango started imitating Muster, the grunt he did and at the change of ends he was doing the Muster walk and mocking him and it put Muster off for a set which he lost 6-1.

Then after that Muster got pissed off and won the last 2 sets 6-2 6-1.

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 09:00 AM
Following from the Tarango theme, what did Tarango do one year when playing in the Washington tournament that got the American crowd turned against him and booed him after every point after the incident during the match?

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 09:00 AM
You answered out of sequence :p

Muster did a handshake refusal this is true.

Well Tarango started imitating Muster, the grunt he did and at the change of ends he was doing the Muster walk and mocking him and it put Muster off for a set which he lost 6-1.

Then after that Muster got pissed off and won the last 2 sets 6-2 6-1.


I deleted that post and replaced it :p

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 09:07 AM
And another cntroversial match involving Muster:

What was the controversial (some may say even funny) thing that happened in a Muster match in Rome in 1998? Can you name the opponent involved and the incident?

G Dub, I bet my house you know the answer because the opponent is a fav of yours as well, so you are banned from answering this question

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 09:18 AM
Following from the Tarango theme, what did Tarango do one year when playing in the Washington tournament that got the American crowd turned against him and booed him after every point after the incident during the match?

I can answer this one as I am banned from answering that last question.

I am not sure if that was the incident where Tarango abused a ball kid for being overweight or something.

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 09:24 AM
I can answer this one as I am banned from answering that last question.

I am not sure if that was the incident where Tarango abused a ball kid for being overweight or something.


Correct, I also think it was a ballgirl as well, classy :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
05-27-2006, 09:55 AM
- Which current player has the wonderful record of 0-17 in Slams?

Purple Rainbow
05-27-2006, 11:20 AM
- Which current player has the wonderful record of 0-17 in Slams?

You mean there are people with a worse record than Oscar Hernandez and Kenneth Carlsen? :eek:

Truc
05-27-2006, 11:40 AM
And another cntroversial match involving Muster:

What was the controversial (some may say even funny) thing that happened in a Muster match in Rome in 1998? Can you name the opponent involved and the incident?It was Mantilla.
There was a story with a banana, Muster took away the banana Mantilla was eating or something like that.
They didn't shake hands at the end of the match.

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 12:45 PM
It was Mantilla.
There was a story with a banana, Muster took away the banana Mantilla was eating or something like that.
They didn't shake hands at the end of the match.


very good :)

shotgun
05-27-2006, 07:17 PM
Question:

In the last 10 years, which player made the amazing achievement of getting to his first Grand Slam final, coming to that particular GS without a single win in GS tournaments under his belt?

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 07:36 PM
Question:

In the last 10 years, which player made the amazing achievement of getting to his first Grand Slam final, coming to that particular GS without a single win in GS tournaments under his belt?Guga!

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 07:39 PM
No, Verkerk!

sharpeirob
05-27-2006, 07:43 PM
Question:

In the last 10 years, which player made the amazing achievement of getting to his first Grand Slam final, coming to that particular GS without a single win in GS tournaments under his belt?

Do you mean in the tournament they made final? Coz Rusedski never won any US Open matches in previous year in that particular tournament when he made the final

shotgun
05-27-2006, 07:56 PM
Guga!

Guga had won a match at the Australian Open earlier in '97, so he was not the answer to this question.

No, Verkerk!

That's the one! Roland Garros '03.

shotgun
05-27-2006, 07:57 PM
Do you mean in the tournament they made final? Coz Rusedski never won any US Open matches in previous year in that particular tournament when he made the final

No, see above.

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 08:16 PM
*What was significant about these 3 matches: 1990 Roland Garros 4th round Agassi v Courier, 1991 Australian Open 4th round Edberg v Courier and 1997 Australian Open 1st round Rios v Korda?

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 08:28 PM
*What was significant about these 3 matches: 1990 Roland Garros 4th round Agassi v Courier, 1991 Australian Open 4th round Edberg v Courier and 1997 Australian Open 1st round Rios v Korda?


The exact matchups were the matchups for the final of those respective tournaments in the following year.

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 08:34 PM
The exact matchups were the matchups for the final of those respective tournaments in the following year.that is half the correct answer :p

shotgun
05-27-2006, 08:38 PM
that is half the correct answer :p

Those encounters had opposite winners.

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 08:39 PM
that is half the correct answer :p


the result of the preceding year was overturned, i.e. same matchups but other player won?

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 08:40 PM
Damn Renato got in before me :fiery:

shotgun
05-27-2006, 08:40 PM
Damn Renato got in before me :fiery:

:nerner:

Corey Feldman
05-27-2006, 08:43 PM
Renato gets the 2nd part! ;)
the only occasion i can think of the same winner was Sampras over Pioline in 1996 Wimbledon 4th round, followed by the 1997 Final victory.

Action Jackson
05-28-2006, 05:50 AM
You mean there are people with a worse record than Oscar Hernandez and Kenneth Carlsen? :eek:

Carlsen has won a match at a GS before and yes the record is 0-17.

fabolous
05-28-2006, 10:49 AM
i stumbled over jiri vanek's record and i was sure i've found the player but then i saw jiri has won two matches in 2000 and his record is a great 2-16.

search goes on.....

edit: juan antonio marin 0-16 :banghead:

shotgun
05-28-2006, 05:15 PM
Who were the players that won a Grand Slam title without dropping a single set on the way?

Satanic Pasteur
05-28-2006, 07:14 PM
Juan Antonio Marin record so far :

Wimbledon 97 l. Kafelnikov 4/6 2/6 0/6
NY 97 l. Woodbridge 6/7 3/6 6/4 1/6
Melbourne 98 l. Enqvist 3/6 4/6 3/6
RG 98 l. Raoux 3/6 6/7 6/7
Wimbledon 98 l. Pescosolido 2/6 1/6 1/6
NY 98 l. Gumy 3/6 6/0 6/4 2/6 1/6
Melbourne 99 l. Kroslak 1/6 6/7 6/7
RG 99 l. Sampras 7/6 4/6 5/7 7/6 4/6
Wimbledon 99 l. Tarango 4/6 1/6 5/7
NY 99 l. Prinosil 3/6 2/6 3/6
Melbourne 00 l. Schuettler 3/6 3/6 3/6
RG 00 l. Browne 5/7 3/6 7/6 1/6
Wimbledon 00 l. M.Lee 2/6 4/6 6/7
NY 00 l. Squillari 3/6 3/6 6/7
RG 01 l. Vinciguerra 6/3 5/7 1/6 6/2 3/6
Melbourne 06 l. Luzzi 1/6 4/6 5/7
RG 06 l. Moya 5/7 3/6 3/6

0/17 now :worship:

Action Jackson
05-29-2006, 04:52 AM
Yes, Cheech Marin is 0-17.

Action Jackson
05-29-2006, 04:59 AM
Who were the players that won a Grand Slam title without dropping a single set on the way?

Borg did it at RG 1978.

shotgun
05-29-2006, 12:26 PM
Borg did it at RG 1978.

Correct. A few left though.

Black Adam
05-31-2006, 01:48 PM
The french Comentators on Eurosport, during the Kiefer vs Gicquel mact said a linesman or ball ball died on the court after receiving a ball. Apparently it was during an Edberg match, can anyone confrim this. I would feel bad if I killed someone witha serve.

Action Jackson
05-31-2006, 01:50 PM
Correct. A few left though.

Nastase did it in 1972 at RG and the had best of 3 in early rounds, Borg did it in 1980 as well at RG.

I am not sure if McEnroe or Lendl have done it.

shotgun
05-31-2006, 02:32 PM
Nastase did it in 1972 at RG and the had best of 3 in early rounds, Borg did it in 1980 as well at RG.

I am not sure if McEnroe or Lendl have done it.

Yes, so you got all the times that it happened at RG. There were two more occasions it happened, at Slams other than RG.

McEnroe and Lendl never did it.

TheMightyFed
05-31-2006, 03:04 PM
The french Comentators on Eurosport, during the Kiefer vs Gicquel mact said a linesman or ball ball died on the court after receiving a ball. Apparently it was during an Edberg match, can anyone confrim this. I would feel bad if I killed someone witha serve.
Yes it's true, a line judge died indeed. Ironically Edberg may be the nicest tennis player ever...

jayrhum
05-31-2006, 04:07 PM
richard wertheim - the only linesman killed in the 'line' of duty. the 60 year old richard wertheim (usa) was the centre service linesman in the 1983 u.s. open junior boys final when he was struck in the groin with a ball hit off the racquet of stefan edberg. wertheim toppled backward in his chair and fractured his skull when his head hit the ground.

stebs
05-31-2006, 04:37 PM
Which player has had the lowest year end ranking after finishing the previous year as world number 1??

Black Adam
05-31-2006, 05:25 PM
richard wertheim - the only linesman killed in the 'line' of duty. the 60 year old richard wertheim (usa) was the centre service linesman in the 1983 u.s. open junior boys final when he was struck in the groin with a ball hit off the racquet of stefan edberg. wertheim toppled backward in his chair and fractured his skull when his head hit the ground.
That's so sad, but accidents do happen. Did they stop the junior final or the match continued to the end.

Black Adam
05-31-2006, 05:35 PM
Which player has had the lowest year end ranking after finishing the previous year as world number 1??
Hewitt finished 2002 as number 1 and at the end of 2003 he was ranked number 17, a pretty dramatic fall

Corey Feldman
06-01-2006, 01:29 AM
*Which player during the 90's endured a season in which he won a Grand Slam title but also ended that season with 12 straight defeats?
*During the 90's Which player defeated Bruguera, Clavet, Philippoussis, Edberg and Ferreira without losing a set on his way to the Rome Final.
*What amazing occurrence did Gustavo Kuerten have at the Quarter Final stage of all three of his Roland Garros winning years in 1997, 2000 and 2001.

jayrhum
06-01-2006, 12:08 PM
That's so sad, but accidents do happen. Did they stop the junior final or the match continued to the end.
http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/activity.asp?player=10000393
It seems that they did finish the match...
I guess the poor guy did not find the death right on the court but later at the hospital... I just can't see Edberg or any player willing to resume the play knowing he's just killed a guy...

NYCtennisfan
06-02-2006, 09:07 AM
Borg won the '76 Wimby without losing a set although one set was 9-7 in absence of the TB'er.

Rosewall won the '71 Australian Open but only had to win 5 matches as the tourny was a singles 64 draw and he had a first round bye.

NYCtennisfan
06-02-2006, 09:28 AM
Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Nastase did it in 1972 at RG and the had best of 3 in early rounds, Borg did it in 1980 as well at RG.

I am not sure if McEnroe or Lendl have done it.

I believe Nastase did it in RG '73.

oz_boz
06-02-2006, 09:28 AM
*Which player during the 90's endured a season in which he won a Grand Slam title but also ended that season with 12 straight defeats?


Andres Gomez won RG in 1990 but had a horrible season ending.

NYCtennisfan
06-02-2006, 09:32 AM
*What amazing occurrence did Gustavo Kuerten have at the Quarter Final stage of all three of his Roland Garros winning years in 1997, 2000 and 2001.


He beat Kafelnikov each time. The first two times he came back from two sets to 1.

oz_boz
06-02-2006, 09:37 AM
During the 90's Which player defeated Bruguera, Clavet, Philippoussis, Edberg and Ferreira without losing a set on his way to the Rome Final.


Courier? Not Muster, he never beat Edberg.

jayrhum
06-02-2006, 09:37 AM
*What amazing occurrence did Gustavo Kuerten have at the Quarter Final stage of all three of his Roland Garros winning years in 1997, 2000 and 2001.
It seems that he had to face each time a russian poker player... Yevgeny K.

Edit: Oops... I was too slow to post... Sorry

NYCtennisfan
06-02-2006, 09:40 AM
*During the 90's Which player defeated Bruguera, Clavet, Philippoussis, Edberg and Ferreira without losing a set on his way to the Rome Final.

Richard Krajicek, one of my favorite players of the 90's. Poor movement from side to side, but really quick up to the net. Agassi remarked how quickly he could get right on top of the net.

NYCtennisfan
06-02-2006, 09:56 AM
Which player has had the lowest year end ranking after finishing the previous year as world number 1??

Hewitt-15 2003
Wilander-14 1989

shotgun
06-02-2006, 12:34 PM
Borg won the '76 Wimby without losing a set although one set was 9-7 in absence of the TB'er.

Rosewall won the '71 Australian Open but only had to win 5 matches as the tourny was a singles 64 draw and he had a first round bye.

Correct. :hatoff:

shotgun
06-02-2006, 12:35 PM
I believe Nastase did it in RG '73.

Yes, it was 1973 and I hadn't bothered to check it.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2006, 01:12 AM
congrats oz_boy and NYCtennisfan in answering my qs!
the player in that Rome final was the once mighty Krajicek.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2006, 01:20 AM
*On his way to winning 1996 Wimbledon Crown and also reaching the Semi Finals in 1998, Richard Krajicek lost only 1 set each time, to which player?

Sjengster
06-03-2006, 01:26 AM
That would be everyone's favourite non-German Kiwi, Brett Steven.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2006, 01:31 AM
correct.

Satanic Pasteur
06-05-2006, 03:44 PM
Who was the last player to win 4 five-setters in a row, and where did it happened?

Action Jackson
06-06-2006, 06:11 AM
Who was the last player to win 4 five-setters in a row, and where did it happened?

Goran Ivanisevic Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

Action Jackson
06-10-2006, 08:02 AM
What was unique about all 4 semis finalists in the 2006 RG event and no the answer is not they were seeded 1-4.

L James
06-10-2006, 08:09 AM
English is not their first language.

BelgianWaffle
06-10-2006, 08:11 AM
Goran Ivanisevic Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Christ. You're like a tennis encyclopedia. :worship: :)

Action Jackson
06-10-2006, 10:54 AM
English is not their first language.

Not the answer, something more important that and less obvious.

Action Jackson
06-11-2006, 01:03 AM
2 slightly tricky but fun questions.

What was unique about all 4 semis finalists in the 2006 RG event and no the answer is not they were seeded 1-4 or language related?

Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

shotgun
06-11-2006, 02:52 AM
Question:

Despite taking place on different continents, and on different surfaces, these two tournaments had the same name because of their sponsor, albeit on different periods (years). Which tournaments are these, what was the name and when did they had this name?

shotgun
06-16-2006, 03:40 AM
Name the best results obtained by qualifiers in each of the 4 slams (player, year, result).

Action Jackson
06-16-2006, 03:49 AM
Name the best results obtained by qualifiers in each of the 4 slams (player, year, result).

John McEnroe 1977 Wimbledon he made the semis.

Then the talented but erratic Belgian Filip Dewulf made the semis at RG in 1997.

shotgun
06-16-2006, 03:54 AM
John McEnroe 1977 Wimbledon he made the semis.

Then the talented but erratic Belgian Filip Dewulf made the semis at RG in 1997.

Correct.

There is another player who equaled McEnroe's feature at Wimbledon, a more recent one.

The one from the US Open is somewhat recent, too.

The one from the AUS Open is practically impossible to know without cheating and I feel like giving it away. :p

Action Jackson
06-16-2006, 03:55 AM
I will try the Wimbledon one, maybe it was Voltchov in 2002 in the greatest ever Wimbledon.

shotgun
06-16-2006, 03:58 AM
I will try the Wimbledon one, maybe it was Voltchov in 2002 in the greatest ever Wimbledon.

Voltchkov is right, although it was in 2000 and not 2002.

The US Open one, it's a player that announced his retirement very recently.

Action Jackson
06-16-2006, 04:05 AM
Voltchkov is right, although it was in 2000 and not 2002.

The US Open one, it's a player that announced his retirement very recently.

Was it Escude?

Btw, when are you going to answer my 2 questions.

NYCtennisfan
06-16-2006, 04:30 AM
Out of these three players, who has the most career slam singles victories:

Safin, Ferrero, and Philippoussis.

Out of these three, who has the most singles victories at the AO, at RG, at Wimby, and at the USO?

Volley Art
06-16-2006, 06:06 AM
I'll say Philippoussis overall. Safin for the Aussie, Ferrero for RG, and Scud for NY.

shotgun
06-16-2006, 12:32 PM
Was it Escude?

Btw, when are you going to answer my 2 questions.

Yes, it was Escude in 1999, when he reached the QF.

I shall give out the one from the AO, no one is going to answer it anyway - it was the Australian Bob Giltinan, reaching the semis in 1977 (the one that was played in December). Only difference is that the draw had only 64 players, so he had to win one match less than the aforementioned players.

I'll focus on your 2 questions now. :p

NYCtennisfan
06-16-2006, 12:36 PM
I'll say Philippoussis overall. Safin for the Aussie, Ferrero for RG, and Scud for NY.

Close....:)

shotgun
06-16-2006, 12:39 PM
What was unique about all 4 semis finalists in the 2006 RG event and no the answer is not they were seeded 1-4 or language related?

Two guesses:

1- It was their best (or equal best) performance in the event.

2- Before the SF, the round that they were all tested the most was the third (Nadal against Mathieu, Federer against Massu, Nalbandian against Tursunov and Ljubicic against Monaco).

Action Jackson
06-16-2006, 03:49 PM
Two guesses:

1- It was their best (or equal best) performance in the event.

2- Before the SF, the round that they were all tested the most was the third (Nadal against Mathieu, Federer against Massu, Nalbandian against Tursunov and Ljubicic against Monaco).

No, something a little bit "funny".

Action Jackson
06-18-2006, 07:22 AM
Question:

Despite taking place on different continents, and on different surfaces, these two tournaments had the same name because of their sponsor, albeit on different periods (years). Which tournaments are these, what was the name and when did they had this name?

Bell South Open is the name.

They took place in Auckland and in Viña del Mar. The surfaces hardcourt and on clay.

Rios won it in Auckland in 1998 and this year it was on by Chucho in Chile.

Action Jackson
06-18-2006, 07:23 AM
Question.

What was unique about all 4 semis finalists in the 2006 RG event and no the answer is not they were seeded 1-4 or language related?

Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

shotgun
06-19-2006, 01:29 PM
Bell South Open is the name.

They took place in Auckland and in Viña del Mar. The surfaces hardcourt and on clay.

Rios won it in Auckland in 1998 and this year it was on by Chucho in Chile.

Well done!

Action Jackson
06-20-2006, 05:36 AM
Question.

What was unique about all 4 semis finalists in the 2006 RG event and no the answer is not they were seeded 1-4 or language related?

Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

The clues to these questions are.

1. It has something to with their respective nations and another sport as well.

2. This RG champ played in the 80s and 90s.

Choupi
06-23-2006, 06:01 PM
The clues to these questions are.

1. It has something to with their respective nations and another sport as well.

Could it be that all 4 have their respective country team qualified for the World Cup?

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 06:03 PM
Could it be that all 4 have their respective country team qualified for the World Cup?

Congratulations that is the correct answer and unlike in 2002, there were 4 different nations involved this time around. Switzerland, Spain, Argentina and Croatia have qualified for the World Cup.

Denisse
06-23-2006, 06:15 PM
wow...you people know a lot of stuff about tennis

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 06:35 PM
- Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

- Which top 100 player is based in Malta?

Sjengster
06-23-2006, 06:41 PM
Pashanski is the player based in Malta. I've no idea where to begin searching to try and answer the first question.

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 06:45 PM
Pashanski is the player based in Malta. I've no idea where to begin searching to try and answer the first question.

Yes, it is that great Serb Boris.

As for the first question. The clue is that he was a former RG champ the timeframe was between 1975-1990, so that should narrow it down. Then once you get the timeframe it should be easier to get part 2.

I will even let the venue off, get the players involved.

Action Jackson
07-05-2006, 07:54 AM
- Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

Clue: The timeframe was between 1975-1990, so that should narrow it down. Then once you get the timeframe it should be easier to get part 2.

Does a player have to warm up with their opponent?

Geniey2g
07-10-2006, 08:41 PM
- Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

Clue: The timeframe was between 1975-1990, so that should narrow it down. Then once you get the timeframe it should be easier to get part 2.

Does a player have to warm up with their opponent?
No!! They are not required to warm up their opponent. The (now) common practice is mistakenly thought of as a genuine tennis rule solely due to its popularity.

Venus Williams was therefore within her rights when she did or didn't (I didn't see the match) "co-operate" with Jelena Jankovic last week by hitting smashes on all the balls Jelena was feeding her during their warm-up.

Action Jackson
07-13-2006, 04:57 AM
No!! They are not required to warm up their opponent. The (now) common practice is mistakenly thought of as a genuine tennis rule solely due to its popularity.

Venus Williams was therefore within her rights when she did or didn't (I didn't see the match) "co-operate" with Jelena Jankovic last week by hitting smashes on all the balls Jelena was feeding her during their warm-up.

Correct answer and what a surprise Jeff Tarango didn't bother with it once.

L James
07-13-2006, 05:57 AM
Do we have to know the answer if we post a question?

Being a Philippoussis fan, I know he has had a lot of wildcards. My question is, what is the record for most wildcards received in one's career? Most wildcards received in one calender year? What is the record of consecutive tournaments played using a wildcard? Surely Flip must be soaring up these rankings :lol:

Action Jackson
07-22-2006, 05:11 AM
Do we have to know the answer if we post a question?

Being a Philippoussis fan, I know he has had a lot of wildcards. My question is, what is the record for most wildcards received in one's career? Most wildcards received in one calender year? What is the record of consecutive tournaments played using a wildcard? Surely Flip must be soaring up these rankings :lol:

That is a tough question, but I think every main draw the Poo has been in this year was cause of the wildcard. If he hasn't reached the record, he'd be near it.

Action Jackson
07-22-2006, 05:23 AM
- Which former RG champ was beaten 6-0 6-0 in an exhibition in the same year he won it? Name the champ and the player who won 0 and 0 and the venue?

The answer is Mats Wilander. He won it in 85 and then he lost his luggage in Barcelona and played Ivan Lendl in an exho and Lendl defeated him 6-0 6-0.

Purple Rainbow
07-22-2006, 10:00 AM
Who are the only 2 active players who have won tournaments on all surfaces and on all continents (barren Casachallenger in Africa)?

Action Jackson
07-22-2006, 10:13 AM
Who are the only 2 active players who have won tournaments on all surfaces and on all continents (barren Casachallenger in Africa)?

Are you saying besides Casachallenger? If so, then Agassi and Schalken would be it.

Action Jackson
07-22-2006, 10:14 AM
Which player (active) has a combined 4-0 H2H record over 2 RG champions and has never won a title, or been in a final?

Purple Rainbow
07-22-2006, 10:28 AM
Are you saying besides Casachallenger? If so, then Agassi and Schalken would be it.

Yup, that's true!

Lee
07-22-2006, 05:28 PM
That is a tough question, but I think every main draw the Poo has been in this year was cause of the wildcard. If he hasn't reached the record, he'd be near it.

;) He entered RCA Championship this week as SE. Otherwise all are as WCs. It's pretty amazing the WCs included 2 Slams and 2 AMSs. :worship:

Sjengster
07-22-2006, 05:36 PM
Which player (active) has a combined 4-0 H2H record over 2 RG champions and has never won a title, or been in a final?

That was a bit of a cheat, wasn't it, with one of those four victories coming in a Challenger event? :p

Anyhow, the answer is Behrend the Brazilian Bombshell: 2 wins over Moya, both in straight sets, a Challenger win over Ferrero in 1999 and then an improbable comeback against him in Palermo last year.

Action Jackson
07-22-2006, 05:41 PM
That was a bit of a cheat, wasn't it, with one of those four victories coming in a Challenger event? :p

Anyhow, the answer is Behrend the Brazilian Bombshell: 2 wins over Moya, both in straight sets, a Challenger win over Ferrero in 1999 and then an improbable comeback against him in Palermo last year.

Well I was going to incliude the 4 Pavel victories, but the Brazilian Bombshell or the Poor Mans Acasuso yes Herr Behrend was the right answer.

I wish I appreciated his talents earlier.

Action Jackson
10-10-2006, 06:10 AM
Which country did Martin Vassallo Arguello previously represent?

Who was the first player to qualify for 4 successive Slams?

Note this does not necessarily have to be in a calendar year and he is still playing on the tour.

scarecrows
10-10-2006, 06:48 AM
the first one is Italy

the second, i dunno, maybe Arthurs?

Action Jackson
10-10-2006, 06:52 AM
First one right and it's not Arthurs for the 2nd.

Corey Feldman
10-10-2006, 03:27 PM
-What unusual circumstances surrounded Tommy Robredo's exits from 2004 Basel and 2005 Miami tournaments?

-This player was beaten in the Rome doubles final in 92, 93, 94 and 00 before finally claiming the title 01.

Sjengster
10-10-2006, 04:41 PM
-What unusual circumstances surrounded Tommy Robredo's exits from 2004 Basel and 2005 Miami tournaments?

-This player was beaten in the Rome doubles final in 92, 93, 94 and 00 before finally claiming the title 01.

-Both times he gave a walkover to Novak - perhaps he was psyched out by their head-to-head. ;) Ironic that his first ever win against him was the first step he took towards winning Hamburg this year....

-Ferreira. I feel sorry for the partner he was with the first couple of years, Kratzmann, who evidently never got the title.

Corey Feldman
10-10-2006, 06:07 PM
correct
correct.. wayne ferreira who had a brilliant record in TMS doubles events.
:)

Lee
10-10-2006, 06:13 PM
Who was the first player to qualify for 4 successive Slams?

Note this does not necessarily have to be in a calendar year and he is still playing on the tour.

Bracciali in 2005 but he's LL in 2 of them :eek:

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 01:52 AM
Bracciali in 2005 but he's LL in 2 of them :eek:

It wasn't him.

Lee
10-11-2006, 03:57 AM
It wasn't him.

He did play the qualies to get to the main draw :ras:

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 05:19 AM
He did play the qualies to get to the main draw :ras:

It says the first. Bracciali wasn't the first.

princediablo
10-11-2006, 07:28 AM
Name 5 active players with a positive singles H2H against Nadal

kiro
10-11-2006, 08:08 AM
Name 5 active players with a positive singles H2H against Nadal

Hrbaty 3-1 Nadal
Berdych 2-1 Nadal
Hewitt 4-1 Nadal
Blake 2-0 Nadal
Gonzalez 2-1 Nadal

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 08:36 AM
Name 5 active players with a positive singles H2H against Nadal

Let me double that.

Hewitt 4-1
Hrbaty 3-1
Blake 2-0
Gonzalez 2-1
Berdman 2-1
Andreev 1-0
Lapentti 1-0
Srichaphan 1-0
Waske 1-0
Mutis 1-0
Roitman 1-0 (Challenger)
Galvani 1-0 (Challenger)

And perhaps the most unlikely of all, is lowly ranked Mounir El Aarej 1-0 (Futures).

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 08:48 AM
Who are the only 2 active players who have won tournaments on all surfaces and on all continents (barren Casachallenger in Africa)?

To my knowledge an ATP tournament is yet to take place in Antarctica.

There is therefore no answer to this question.

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 09:09 AM
Name two active players to have played 100 matches or more in one season.

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Here a couple questions in light of Davydenko's victory against Jiri Vanek yesterday.

Which current top 10 players (as of 9 October 2006) have been involved in a 6-0 6-0 or 6-0 6-0 6-0 shutout at some stage in their career?

Name two current players who have been on both the winning and the losing end of a 6-0 6-0 or 6-0 6-0 6-0 shutout in the same season.

fabolous
10-11-2006, 10:35 AM
Here a couple questions in light of Davydenko's victory against Jiri Vanek yesterday.

Name two current players who have been on both the winning and the losing end of a 6-0 6-0 or 6-0 6-0 6-0 shutout in the same season.
montanes lost 0-6 0-6 to guillermo canas in 2002, but then he beat yoann villar with the same score.

and we all know about charly berlocq who managed this even in the same tournament this year (winning against young, losing against blake). may i add that berlocq also lost 0-6 0-6 to monaco this year in the german bundesliga :cool:

fabolous
10-11-2006, 10:45 AM
Which current top 10 players (as of 9 October 2006) have been involved in a 6-0 6-0 or 6-0 6-0 6-0 shutout at some stage in their career?

fed of course, nalbandian, blake, robredo and now davydenko. did i miss one?

supersexynadal
10-11-2006, 11:02 AM
Let me double that.

Hewitt 4-1
Hrbaty 3-1
Blake 2-0
Gonzalez 2-1
Berdman 2-1
Andreev 1-0
Lapentti 1-0
Srichaphan 1-0
Waske 1-0
Roitman 1-0 (Challenger)
Galvani 1-0 (Challenger)

And perhaps the most unlikely of all, is lowly ranked Mounir El Aarej 1-0 (Futures).
I was totally unaware of most of these wins!:eek: :eek: :eek:

Sometimes i wonder how long it will take and how many years will pass so i can actually post something on this thread:rolleyes: You ppl know so much! Maybe its coz of the lack of sports channels in the middle east. I just get the grand slams and TMS's and ive never atched a challenger although that would be very interesting

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 01:22 PM
montanes lost 0-6 0-6 to guillermo canas in 2002, but then he beat yoann villar with the same score.

and we all know about charly berlocq who managed this even in the same tournament this year (winning against young, losing against blake). may i add that berlocq also lost 0-6 0-6 to monaco this year in the german bundesliga :cool:

Berlocq was the obvious choice, as his shutout turnaround took place in consecutive matches earlier this year.

Montanes is correct, and there are at least 2 others I think.

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 01:33 PM
fed of course, nalbandian, blake, robredo and now davydenko. did i miss one?

There is one other (that I know of).

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 02:41 PM
There are only 4 players in the top 50 who have never played Federer. Who are they?

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 02:49 PM
this question still yet to be answered:

Name two active players to have played 100 singles matches or more in one season.

Bagelicious
10-11-2006, 02:55 PM
Agustin Calleri, Jurgen Melzer, Gilles Simon, Julien Benneteau :eek:.

I'm really surprised at Benneteau, I was sure they'd met before!

Bagelicious
10-11-2006, 02:57 PM
I can't other your other question, but I do have one that's been bugging me - in which year (out of the past 5) has there been the highest total of bagel sets?

I don't know the answer, I'm hoping someone in here can help me out...

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 03:01 PM
Agustin Calleri, Jurgen Melzer, Gilles Simon, Julien Benneteau :eek:.

I'm really surprised at Benneteau, I was sure they'd met before!

Correct.

:p

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 03:06 PM
this question still yet to be answered:

Name two active players to have played 100 singles matches or more in one season.

Safin in 2000 was 73-27 and Schuettler in 2003 managed it as well.

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 03:13 PM
Who was the first player to qualify for 4 successive Slams? He is a current player.

Note this feat was done not in a calendar year.

its.like.that
10-11-2006, 03:19 PM
Correct.

Tankman
10-11-2006, 04:04 PM
fed of course, nalbandian, blake, robredo and now davydenko. did i miss one?There is one other (that I know of).
Nadal.

its.like.that
10-12-2006, 12:17 AM
Nadal.

Not Nadal.

Tankman
10-12-2006, 12:35 PM
what?? i checked it up just now...

from http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=100007935

Spain 5 Satellite Week 1 Qualifying Draw Spain
SA 05 May 2001 to 06 May 2001 Entry : DA Clay (I)
128 W Raul PULIDO-RODRIGUEZ (ESP) 6-0 6-2
64 W Georgiy HAKOBYAN (ARM) 6-0 6-0
32 W Jose-Antonio SANCHEZ-DE LUNA (ESP) 6-3 6-4
16 L Antonio BALDELLOU-ESTEVA (ESP) 2-6 4-6

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 02:59 AM
Who was the first player to qualify for 4 successive Slams? He is a current player.

Note this feat was done not in a calendar year and he is from the Americas, that includes North and South America.

Sjengster
10-13-2006, 03:18 AM
Juan Antonio Marin. I'm only saying that because he's the only player from the Americas I can think of who isn't North or South American.

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 03:29 AM
It's not Marin. He could be from Canada to Argentina and anywhere in between.

hanabishi
10-13-2006, 03:39 AM
Who was the first player to qualify for 4 successive Slams? He is a current player.

Note this feat was done not in a calendar year and he is from the Americas, that includes North and South America.

Geez this is hard, but I'm going to guess either Ricardo Mello or Alejandro Falla?

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 03:43 AM
No.

hanabishi
10-13-2006, 03:50 AM
OK George, I know the answer (but only because I cheated :devil: and looked at the ATP Website because this trivia question bugged me for some reason..)

It's Michael Russell who qualified for 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 US Open, 2001 Australian, and 2001 French.

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 03:50 AM
OK George, I know the answer (but only because I cheated :devil: and looked at the ATP Website because this trivia question bugged me for some reason..)

It's Michael Russell who qualified for 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 US Open, 2001 Australian, and 2001 French.

Well done for cheating.

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 03:59 AM
Lets see how many can get this without cheating?

Which 2 players (countrymen) disliked each other so much, that they couldn't be in the locker room at the same time, and this included Davis Cup?

The funny thing is that these 2 had actually played doubles together on the tour and they are retired.

its.like.that
10-13-2006, 06:22 AM
what?? i checked it up just now...

from http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=100007935

I stand corrected.

Satellite qualies, talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. :lol:

There is still one other top 10 player not yet mentioned.

its.like.that
10-13-2006, 06:28 AM
Lets see how many can get this without cheating?

Which 2 players (countrymen) disliked each other so much, that they couldn't be in the locker room at the same time?

The funny thing is that these 2 had actually played doubles together on the tour and they are retired.

I cheated.

I rang them up and asked them.

It's Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 06:29 AM
I cheated.

I rang them up and asked them.

It's Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

No, it wasn't those 2.

its.like.that
10-13-2006, 07:56 AM
No, it wasn't those 2.

But they fit the criteria.

They are countrymen.

They don't like each other.

They played doubles together once.

hanabishi
10-13-2006, 08:31 AM
Lets see how many can get this without cheating?

Which 2 players (countrymen) disliked each other so much, that they couldn't be in the locker room at the same time, and this included Davis Cup?

The funny thing is that these 2 had actually played doubles together on the tour and they are retired.

My first thought was Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, but you said they're both retired so I guess not..

Truc
10-13-2006, 09:54 AM
There were a few similar stories in the article about famous tennis feuds which was quoted here some time ago.
Muster didn't want to dress in the same locker room as Skoff, Ashe also said something about being in the same locker room as Connors...

I have no idea who played doubles together without "cheating", of course.
But since *you* asked the question, I'd say Muster and Skoff.

Truc
10-13-2006, 10:04 AM
I meant this article: http://www.sasi.co.za/static/feature/story.php?id=886
"I swear, every time I passed Connors in the locker room, it took all my willpower not to punch him in the mouth (...)" wrote Arthur Ashe, a stalwart of the ATP players’ union, in his diary in his 1975 book.
+
"Muster upped the ante by not dressing in the same locker room as Skoff."

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 12:47 PM
I have no idea who played doubles together without "cheating", of course.
But since *you* asked the question, I'd say Muster and Skoff.

It was Muster and Skoff and they played doubles together not including Davis Cup.

That article doesn't even go into half of it and funny how they didn't credit the original author.

Corey Feldman
10-13-2006, 01:09 PM
90's doubles/singles connection

-This former player was beaten in the French Open doubles final and won the Australian Open doubles title, 2 years after each of these successes he repeated the feat .. but in singles. ?

-can you name the future and present Grand slam champions he partnered in those doubles finals. ?

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 01:11 PM
Is the first one Petr Korda.

Corey Feldman
10-13-2006, 01:15 PM
It is the old Czech Petr.

winning the 98 AO despite saying his career 'was at five to midnight'

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 01:18 PM
I know in Australia he played with Edberg, but I have to think about the RG one.

Truc
10-13-2006, 02:48 PM
That article doesn't even go into half of it and funny how they didn't credit the original author.Yes, that's what I thought too when I saw the link last time since I knew where it comes from. ;)
So let's give credit to the real author of the text, it's from Paul Fein.

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 02:50 PM
Yes, that's what I thought too when I saw the link last time since I knew where it comes from. ;)
So let's give credit to the real author of the text, it's from Paul Fein.

Yes, it's just common courtesy to give credit to the writer, it may have been there somewhere, but I didn't see it.

Action Jackson
10-14-2006, 05:28 AM
Who was the last Argentine to defeat Roger Federer besides David Nalbandian and where was it?

Nathaliia
10-14-2006, 05:30 AM
Squillari in Sydney 2003?

its.like.that
10-14-2006, 06:11 AM
Gaudio in Shanghai 2005.

Action Jackson
10-14-2006, 06:20 AM
Squillari in Sydney 2003?

Yes, it was big Franco who had a 2-0 record over Federer and didn't lose a set to him.

its.like.that
10-14-2006, 09:08 AM
The title of which famous Beetle's song can be formed using the letters from the names of Todd Martin and Greg Rusedski?

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 09:15 AM
Still no answer?

:awww:

bad gambler
10-15-2006, 09:20 AM
You mean that all letters have to be used or some of both names? Also we talking about the rip off of the real Beatles band?

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 10:50 AM
You mean that all letters have to be used or some of both names? Also we talking about the rip off of the real Beatles band?

I am talking about the real Beetles, not all the letters have to be used, and letters from both names can be used.

Each letter can only be used once, but of course if a letter is repeated, then it can be used again. eg. Greg Rusedski - g can be used twice.

Tankman
10-15-2006, 11:15 AM
I stand corrected.

Satellite qualies, talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. :lol:

There is still one other top 10 player not yet mentioned.

well if doubles is included, then ancic... won 6-0 6-0 at a challenger, so this is a slight improvement at least :)

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 11:37 AM
well if doubles is included, then ancic... won 6-0 6-0 at a challenger, so this is a slight improvement at least :)

Ancic is top 10?

:confused:

Tankman
10-15-2006, 12:22 PM
depends if you look at race or ranking

ancic- 10 race
12 ranking

in any case that leaves roddick, baghdatis, ljubicic or gonzalez...

bad gambler
10-15-2006, 12:26 PM
I am talking about the real Beetles, not all the letters have to be used, and letters from both names can be used.

Each letter can only be used once, but of course if a letter is repeated, then it can be used again. eg. Greg Rusedski - g can be used twice.

Ok cheers for the clarification but I thought there was an "a" somewhere in the real Beetles name. This was the root cause of my initial confusion.

Anyway with respect to the question at hand, I have NFI.

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 01:21 PM
Ok cheers for the clarification but I thought there was an "a" somewhere in the real Beetles name. This was the root cause of my initial confusion.

Anyway with respect to the question at hand, I have NFI.

My mistake, this was an oversight on my part.

The question is in reference to the real Beatles, from Liverpool.

And I believe I have made another mistake, in that the song title which answers the question was only recorded by one of the Beatles. :silly:

So the question now is:

Which well known song title, written and performed by one of the Beatles, can be formed using the letters from the names of Greg Rusedski and Todd Martin?

:p

Tankman
10-15-2006, 01:24 PM
There is still one other top 10 player not yet mentioned.

baghdatis in davis cup

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 01:24 PM
depends if you look at race or ranking

ancic- 10 race
12 ranking

in any case that leaves roddick, baghdatis, ljubicic or gonzalez...

I guess I forgot to specify, but I was of course referring to top 10 ranked players.

I don't think you would ever hear somebody talk of the top 10 raced players. :silly:

Yes, it is one of those four.

And Ancic is not ranked #12.

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 01:26 PM
baghdatis in davis cup

yes, that is the one.

fabolous
10-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Which well known song title, written and performed by one of the Beatles, can be formed using the letters from the names of Greg Rusedski and Todd Martin?
now i got it :yeah: it has to be imagine from john lennon.

its.like.that
10-15-2006, 01:51 PM
now i got it :yeah: it has to be imagine from john lennon.

Yep. :D

Hendu
10-15-2006, 02:01 PM
Only one Argentine player was able to beat Pete Sampras...

Who is that player? where and when did that happen?

Sjengster
10-15-2006, 02:26 PM
'Twas Gaby Markus, 7-6 in the third in the semis of Nice 1992 - not bad to win your only title by beating Sampras along the way.

Hendu
10-15-2006, 02:32 PM
'Twas Gaby Markus, 7-6 in the third in the semis of Nice 1992 - not bad to win your only title by beating Sampras along the way.

Damn, that was fast.

Yes, Gabriel Markus beated Sampras 6-1 2-6 7-6(5) in Nice semis in 1992.

If it wasn't for the million injuries he had, he could have had a much better career.

Sjengster
10-15-2006, 02:38 PM
Welllll...... I looked it up on the ATP site, I admit.

Hendu
10-15-2006, 02:46 PM
Well, I hope this one is more difficult... :ras:

What former junior year-end #1, as a pro had victories against Becker (#4 at the time) and Muster (#1 at the time) in the same season, but never made the Top 70 in the ATP rankings?

Purple Rainbow
10-15-2006, 02:53 PM
Well, I hope this one is more difficult... :ras:

What former junior year-end #1, as a pro had victories against Becker (#4 at the time) and Muster (#1 at the time) in the same season, but never made the Top 70 in the ATP rankings?

Nicolas Pereira!

Hendu
10-15-2006, 02:59 PM
Nicolas Pereira!

NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean, yes.

Pereira (#1 junior in 1988), beated Becker in Doha and Muster in Key Biscayne in 1996... and his best ranking was #74.

I hate you people!!!!

Purple Rainbow
10-15-2006, 03:00 PM
NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean, yes.

Pereira (#1 junior in 1988), beated Becker in Doha and Muster in Key Biscayne in 1996... and his best ranking was #74.

I hate you people!!!!

Pereira did win 2 titles, tough! Good for him!

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 05:20 AM
Which former top 10 player ( not active) is the northernmost player to be ever ranked in the top 10 ?

Name the player, the town and the latitude of the town?

Hendu
10-16-2006, 06:24 AM
Which former top 10 player ( not active) is the northernmost player to be ever ranked in the top 10 ?

Name the player, the town and the latitude of the town?

Joakim Nyström

#7 in 1986.

Born in Skelleftea, Sweden. (lat. 64°44'N).

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:27 AM
Joakim Nyström

#7 in 1986.

Born in Skelleftea, Sweden. (lat. 64°44'N).

You either had to cheat or you knew it. That is correct.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:28 AM
Who is the odd one out of these three and why? Jose Acasuso, Nicolas Lapentti and Santiago Ventura.

Hendu
10-16-2006, 06:28 AM
You either had to cheat or you knew it.

What do you mean?

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:30 AM
What do you mean?

Well it's simple that most countries would have been ruled out mainly cause of latitude. So how did you know it was Nystrom?

Caralimon
10-16-2006, 06:34 AM
Who is the odd one out of these three and why? Jose Acasuso, Nicolas Lapentti and Santiago Ventura.

All of those three reached the final in their first ATP tournament.

Jose was the only one to lose it. Against Guga in Buenos Aires if I recall correctly.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:35 AM
All of those three reached the final in their first ATP tournament.

Jose was the only one to lose it. Against Guga in Buenos Aires if I recall correctly.

Yes, that is right.

Caralimon
10-16-2006, 06:40 AM
There are two players that have played twice in the same tournament (qualyfing, and then one of them using a LL spot, main draw).

The particular thing is this has happened twice. Who are the players nad what events are involved?

Hendu
10-16-2006, 06:41 AM
Well it's simple that most countries would have been ruled out mainly cause of latitude. So how did you know it was Nystrom?

I went through many Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian players. And I looked up which of them have been top tens, all of them were Swedish. And then I looked up what was the latitude of their cities. Skelleftea was the northest city of them all.

I learned some more about nordic tennis. :)

Its 3:30 am here, I'll leave Caralimon's question for tomorrow.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:43 AM
I went through many Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian players. And I looked up which of them have been top tens, all of them were Swedish. And then I looked up what was the latitude of their cities. Skelleftea was the northest city of them all.

I learned some more about nordic tennis. :)

Its 3:30 am here, I'll leave Caralimon's question for tomorrow.

Norway we have only ever had one player in the top 40 sadly, but good get.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:44 AM
There are two players that have played twice in the same tournament (qualyfing, and then one of them using a LL spot, main draw).

The particular thing is this has happened twice. Who are the players nad what events are involved?

Was one of them Ramirez Hidalgo?

Caralimon
10-16-2006, 06:46 AM
Was one of them Ramirez Hidalgo?

Yes.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:48 AM
I remember the other guy now it was Eric Prodon, cause I was running the PAW Buenos Aires 2006 and it was there.

Prodon won the qualie match and Ramirez Hidalgo was the LL and won the main draw match.

Caralimon
10-16-2006, 06:51 AM
I remember the other guy now it was Eric Prodon, cause I was running the PAW Buenos Aires 2006 and it was there.

Prodon won the qualie match and Ramirez Hidalgo was the LL and won the main draw match.

Well done.

Prodon won the two encounters in Casablanca (aka the beloved Casachallenger) 2003.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:54 AM
Well done.

Prodon won the two encounters in Casablanca (aka the beloved Casachallenger) 2003.

Casachallenger makes heroes out of people.

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 06:56 AM
Which player has a combined record of 6-3 over 3 winners of Roland Garros? He lost his only match against another RG champ in 5 sets. He has never won a tour title or a five set match.

Whistleway
10-16-2006, 07:11 AM
This thread is really sad, ah i mean,.... awesome.

you all rock in my book.

Whistleway
10-16-2006, 07:32 AM
I am going to make some of the next ones a bit more difficult.

1. Which player made this statement "I knew him since he was 10 and he was an arsehole then"? Name the player who made the comment and who it was about.

2. Which former player in the 90s is the agent of 2 Grand Slam champs? Name the player and who he represents.

3. Which doubles player was ambidextrous in the fact that he could serve with both hands?

4. Which player was on the verge of a signing pro football contract (round ball here), but chose to play tennis instead?

is there an answer to number 1? :devil:

Action Jackson
10-16-2006, 07:33 AM
is there an answer to number 1? :devil:

It's been answered already.

Corey Feldman
10-18-2006, 02:36 PM
-Name this player: holds a 4-1 record over Ljubicic in indoor matches with 3 wins coming by 7-6 in the third sets.

-Name these players: both have 2-0 records Vs Roger Federer playing on swiss ground.

Hendu
10-18-2006, 02:43 PM
-Name these players: both have 2-0 records Vs Roger Federer playing on swiss ground.

Henman and Ljubicic?

Corey Feldman
10-18-2006, 02:47 PM
Correct WillyCanas.

uglyamerican
10-18-2006, 11:17 PM
I wonder what the best single-year tie-break records are? That might be hard to find (I don't know the answer, btw).

stuey87
10-19-2006, 12:05 AM
-Name this player: holds a 4-1 record over Ljubicic in indoor matches with 3 wins coming by 7-6 in the third sets.


Federer?

I'm trying to remember anyone else that's played him that much indoors...