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Corey Feldman
10-19-2006, 01:07 AM
correct Stuey, Fed it is who holds a 4-1 record indoors, against Mr Indoor King
;)

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 04:21 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. He is still an active player.

GlennMirnyi
10-19-2006, 04:34 AM
Name the african player that has a 3-0 record against Agassi.

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 04:40 AM
Name the african player that has a 3-0 record against Agassi.

That is a trick question, but I know the answer to it.

Ronald Agenor was born in Morocco, but then he went to Democratic Republic of the Congo and then to France and represented Haiti.

GlennMirnyi
10-19-2006, 04:41 AM
That is a trick question, but I know the answer to it.

Ronald Agenor was born in Morocco, but then he went to Democratic Republic of the Congo and then to France and represented Haiti.

:worship:
Played one of the worst matches I've ever seen against Guga, I don't remember the tournament.

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 04:53 AM
:worship:
Played one of the worst matches I've ever seen against Guga, I don't remember the tournament.

Ronald wasn't a bad player in the day and he never got any wildcards when he came back from his injuries and he even played some challengers this year.

GlennMirnyi
10-19-2006, 04:54 AM
Ronald wasn't a bad player in the day and he never got any wildcards when he came back from his injuries and he even played some challengers this year.

I know. I mean, in that match, both played very poorly, not only Agenor.

its.like.that
10-19-2006, 05:11 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. He is still an active player.

Ivo Karlovic?

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 05:17 AM
Ivo Karlovic?

It's not Ivo, but it's the right continent.

its.like.that
10-19-2006, 11:41 AM
It's not Ivo, but it's the right continent.

Markus Hipfl?

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 11:49 AM
Markus Hipfl?

Yes, it's the semi-retired Austrian Markus Hipfl.

He is 0-9 in 5 setters and lead Guga 2 sets to love and lost. He had winning records over Gaudio, Kafelnikov and Costa.

its.like.that
10-19-2006, 12:28 PM
Yes, it's the semi-retired Austrian Markus Hipfl.

He is 0-9 in 5 setters and lead Guga 2 sets to love and lost. He had winning records over Gaudio, Kafelnikov and Costa.

I wasn't sure about him at first, because I thought you might include the Challenger meetings between him and Gaudio.

its.like.that
10-19-2006, 12:29 PM
Q: Agassi lost 3 matches throughout his career after leading 2 sets to 0. Whom were these against?

its.like.that
10-19-2006, 06:22 PM
Q: At which tournament did an infamously long rally take place between Sampras and Agassi that had to be replayed because a ball boy dropped a ball?

That tennis kid
10-19-2006, 06:48 PM
Q: Agassi lost 3 matches throughout his career after leading 2 sets to 0. Whom were these against?

Australian Open 1998 vs. Berasategui 6-3 6-3 2-6 3-6 3-6
Davis Cup 1989 vs. Becker 7-6(4) 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 3-6 4-6
Key Biscayne 1988 vs. Krickstein 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 0-1 RET

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 12:31 AM
Q: At which tournament did an infamously long rally take place between Sampras and Agassi that had to be replayed because a ball boy dropped a ball?

Was it at the US Open?

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 01:50 AM
Q: At which tournament did an infamously long rally take place between Sampras and Agassi that had to be replayed because a ball boy dropped a ball?None, It was the infamous nike commercial

:lol:

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 01:53 AM
-complete the player missing from the beaten quarter finalists at Wimbledon 1996: Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic and ?

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 01:56 AM
ALEX RADULESCU!

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:00 AM
- Which two former top 10 players both have a positive H2H record over Agassi. The first player ended up coaching the second player for part of his career and they both ended up with positive records.

Name the players and the H2H record.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 02:06 AM
ALEX RADULESCU!Correct big boy.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 02:22 AM
- Which two former top 10 players both have a positive H2H record over Agassi. The first player ended up coaching the second player for part of his career and they both ended up with positive records.

Name the players and the H2H record.

If the criteria were one former player and one current Top 10 player I would say Lundgren and Federer, but seeing as it's not... :p

*edit - if the criteria were one former player and one former Top 10 player I would say Lundgren and Rios, but again....

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:23 AM
If the criteria were one former player and one current Top 10 player I would say Lundgren and Federer, but seeing as it's not... :p

Both are retired and it's not Peter and Roger.

GonzoFed
10-20-2006, 02:24 AM
- Which two former top 10 players both have a positive H2H record over Agassi. The first player ended up coaching the second player for part of his career and they both ended up with positive records.

Name the players and the H2H record.

Miloslav Mecir (1-0) and Karol Kucera (4-3).

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:25 AM
Miloslav Mecir (1-0) and Karol Kucera (4-3).

That is correct.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 02:27 AM
OK, I took too long... and I was wrong anyway. And that's even with cheating.

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 02:28 AM
MECIR AND KUCERA!!!!

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 02:28 AM
Damn... I was just gettin there...

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:29 AM
Who is the odd one out and why?

Eduardo Infantino, Martin Jaite, Horacio De La Peña, Franco Davin and Alberto Mancini.

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 02:30 AM
Kucera 4 - 3 Agassi
2002 St. Petersburg
Russia Hard R16 Kucera 6-4 6-4
2000 Lyon
France Carpet Q Agassi 6-1 7-5
2000 Roland Garros
France Clay R64 Kucera 2-6 7-5 6-1 6-0
1999 Basel
Switzerland Carpet Q Kucera 6-4 7-5
1998 Grand Slam Cup
Germany Hard S Agassi 7-6 6-7 2-6 7-5 6-0
1998 US Open
NY, U.S.A. Hard R16 Kucera 6-3 6-3 6-7(5) 1-6 6-3
1996 Atlanta Olympics
GA, U.S.A. Hard R32 Agassi 6-4 6-4

Mecir 1 - 0 Agassi
1988 Orlando
FL, U.S.A. Hard Q Mecir 7-6 6-1

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:31 AM
Agassi was showing his classy self when he mocked Kucera's high ball toss and was hitting huge moonballs in their US Open match.

Johnny Groove
10-20-2006, 02:33 AM
-complete the player missing from the beaten quarter finalists at Wimbledon 1996: Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic and ?

sampras lost in the semis :p

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 02:33 AM
Who is the odd one out and why?

Eduardo Infantino, Martin Jaite, Horacio De La Peña, Franco Davin and Alberto Mancini.

I know this is way too obvious to be the answer, but Infantino is the only Argentinian coach in that list who isn't an ex-pro.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 02:34 AM
sampras lost in the semis :p

Check again, Blaze. :p

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:34 AM
I know this is way too obvious to be the answer, but Infantino is the only Argentinian coach in that list who isn't an ex-pro.

Yes, you are right it is too obvious, but it's not Infantino in this case.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 02:38 AM
De La Pena is the only one not to have coached a fellow Argentinian at some point? Or was he with someone before Gonzalez?

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 02:40 AM
De La Pena is the only one not to have coached a fellow Argentinian at some point? Or was he with someone before Gonzalez?

De La Pena coached Coria.

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:41 AM
De La Pena is the only one not to have coached a fellow Argentinian at some point? Or was he with someone before Gonzalez?

You are on the right track, but it's not Horacio.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 02:44 AM
Jaite is the only one not to have coached Coria? I'm really clutching at straws here, I tend to lose track of the endless trail of coaches Coria leaves in his wake.

Caralimon
10-20-2006, 02:45 AM
Mancini is the only one who hasn't coached Gaudio.

At least not in a particular relationship.

its.like.that
10-20-2006, 02:46 AM
None, It was the infamous nike commercial

:lol:

:lol:

Correct.

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 02:47 AM
Mancini is the only one who hasn't coached Gaudio.

At least not in a particular relationship.

You are correct. Mancini has never been an official coach of Gaudio.

Infantino, de La Peña and Davin have all coached him.

its.like.that
10-20-2006, 02:47 AM
Australian Open 1998 vs. Berasategui 6-3 6-3 2-6 3-6 3-6
Davis Cup 1989 vs. Becker 7-6(4) 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 3-6 4-6
Key Biscayne 1988 vs. Krickstein 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 0-1 RET

lol... nice work kid

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 03:03 AM
-despite winning 5 straight Moscow titles during his time which opponent of his held a 3-2 winning advantage over Kafelnikov in that tournament.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 03:05 AM
-despite winning 5 straight Moscow titles during his time which opponent of his held a 3-2 winning advantage over Kafelnikov in that tournament.

This must be Big Marc Rosset, surely?

I just looked up the head-to-head - nope, I knew the answer first if you're asking - and boy they had some battles there, Rosset beat him three years in a row from 92-94, all in three-setters with the first two finishing 7-6 and 7-5 in the third. Even the last time they played there in 2000 was a 7-5 in the third victory for Kafelnikov.

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 03:07 AM
Has to be Harpo Marx on growth hormone Rosset who used to own Kafelnikov.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 03:13 AM
name these rivals

-from 1993-1996 played against each other 3 straight years in Davis Cup singles and a Grand Slam final.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 03:15 AM
It was the big swiss cheese Rosset, who gave Kalashnikov fits and took him out on his own patch 3 years in a row.

Sjengster
10-20-2006, 03:20 AM
name these rivals

-from 1993-1996 played against each other 3 straight years in Davis Cup singles and a Grand Slam final.

Kafelnikov and Stich, and though Kafelnikov won the Slam final I see only one of the three DC encounters was a live rubber, and Stich was victorious.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 03:29 AM
correct - kaf & stich.

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 03:39 AM
Who made this comment?

Brad Gilbert keeps talking all day long anyway. He is like a radio, like, you know, nothing much talking because you don't even need a review of your play because he is going to comment on it I anyway. You just need to be in there.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 04:00 AM
- Which player came from 2 sets to love down to win in 5 over Ivan Lendl at the 1991 Grand Slam Cup SF, having inflicted the same pain on lendl two years earlier in a famous French Open match.

Action Jackson
10-20-2006, 04:03 AM
Big Michael Chang and it was the only times he ever beat Lendl were coming back from 2 sets to 0 down.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 04:08 AM
i made that too easy by mentioning the 89 FO, i noticed all lendl's 5 wins over mick chang were in 2 straights, so he was ok for always winning the first 2 sets in that matchup :lol:

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 05:52 PM
-Name the player: spent 136 weeks of his career at World No 2 and only 12 weeks as No1 ?

tripb19
10-20-2006, 05:59 PM
-Name the player: spent 136 weeks of his career at World No 2 and only 12 weeks as No1 ?

2008: Nadal

Byrd
10-20-2006, 06:03 PM
Probs Agassi

fabolous
10-20-2006, 06:16 PM
Probs Agassi
are you kidding me? agassi has over 100 weeks at #1.

it's boris becker.

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 06:17 PM
2008: Nadal

:haha:

Byrd
10-20-2006, 06:30 PM
are you kidding me? agassi has over 100 weeks at #1.

it's boris becker.

Notice the keyword 'probs', its a guess.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 08:31 PM
are you kidding me? agassi has over 100 weeks at #1.

it's boris becker.is Correct.

fabolous
10-21-2006, 09:59 AM
this leads me to another question:

which animal is named after boris becker?

Boris Franz Ecker
10-21-2006, 10:27 AM
this leads me to another question:

which animal is named after boris becker?

the goat

Adler
10-21-2006, 10:49 AM
Which French Open champions defeated Federer on grass?

and another related with Roger : Name two players that played against Federer only three times, but on a different surfaces

(sorry any of these had been posted before)

fabolous
10-21-2006, 12:39 PM
the goat
no :p

ufokart
10-21-2006, 01:35 PM
Which French Open champions defeated Federer on grass?

I only remember that Kafelnikov did it in wimbledon some years ago. but i can't remember any other.
Was it in Halle?

Adler
10-21-2006, 01:42 PM
I only remember that Kafelnikov did it in wimbledon some years ago. but i can't remember any other.
Was it in Halle?
Kafelnikov - good, and indeed it took place in Halle. But it's not the whole answer :)

Sjengster
10-21-2006, 02:37 PM
That would be the Changster in Halle back in 2000.... one of Federer's earliest ever matches on grass, but still a surprising victory considering that 2000 was the last year Chang even won a title on tour.

Adler
10-21-2006, 02:42 PM
That would be the Changster in Halle back in 2000.... one of Federer's earliest ever matches on grass, but still a surprising victory considering that 2000 was the last year Chang even won a title on tour.
Sjengster is right, congrats. Although it was one of the last chapters of Chang's career, we now find it surprising that he's won against Federer on grass, don't we? :). Especially when we take into account it was the only time in 5 meetings in which Chang defeated Roger

Sjengster
10-21-2006, 02:45 PM
And for your second question, Adler: Rafter and Bjorkman, I believe? Resulting in 0-3 and 3-0 records against them respectively.

Adler
10-21-2006, 02:48 PM
And for your second question, Adler: Rafter and Bjorkman, I believe? Resulting in 0-3 and 3-0 records against them respectively.
Well, Bjorkman played 4 times against him (last time: house of pain in Wimbledon SF), so doesn't count :) But Rafter is good of course. Still there's someone else

Sjengster
10-21-2006, 03:12 PM
It couldn't be Vin-cen-zo, could it?

ufokart
10-21-2006, 03:16 PM
That would be the Changster in Halle back in 2000.... one of Federer's earliest ever matches on grass, but still a surprising victory considering that 2000 was the last year Chang even won a title on tour.

That's right, i forgot about it.

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 05:18 AM
this leads me to another question:

which animal is named after boris becker?

A rat.

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 05:19 AM
Who made this comment below?

"Brad Gilbert keeps talking all day long anyway. He is like a radio, like, you know, nothing much talking because you don't even need a review of your play because he is going to comment on it I anyway. You just need to be in there".

Sjengster
10-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Muster, I believe.

ReturnWinner
10-23-2006, 06:19 PM
agassi or roddick?

its.like.that
10-23-2006, 06:22 PM
Ljubicic?

GlennMirnyi
10-23-2006, 06:23 PM
GWH will probably answer this only when he comes in... that means... in about 10 hours... :p

ReturnWinner
10-23-2006, 06:27 PM
or agassi father i remember him to say something like that

its.like.that
10-23-2006, 06:32 PM
GWH will probably answer this only when he comes in... that means... in about 10 hours... :p

It's okay, I know the answer is Rios.

Corey Feldman
10-24-2006, 03:28 AM
-2000 Copenhagen $350,000 event was won by Andreas Vinciguerra over Magnus Larsson, can you name the two beaten semi finalists that year?

-which football team does Vinciguerra support?

GlennMirnyi
10-24-2006, 03:35 AM
Federer and Safin.

Corey Feldman
10-24-2006, 03:42 AM
correct.

World Beater
10-24-2006, 06:46 AM
Muster, I believe.


correct...its pretty obvious one posted in stupid journalist.... thread.;) :p

World Beater
10-24-2006, 06:48 AM
who said "compared to sampras, he is just a blip on the radar?", and who was he referring to, and what was the context?

:lol:

this one is hard...if people are struggling with it, i will give you the answer to one of the three, and you can figure out the other two.

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 06:56 AM
Yes, Muster was correct.

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 06:56 AM
-which football team does Vinciguerra support?

Malmø FF.

fabolous
10-24-2006, 09:23 AM
A rat.
no :p

and this is a serious question btw.

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 09:26 AM
no :p

and this is a serious question btw.

A bull.

fabolous
10-24-2006, 09:27 AM
A bull.

no. it lives in the sea and it's small.

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 09:33 AM
no. it lives in the sea and it's small.

A dolphin or a sea urchin.

fabolous
10-24-2006, 09:41 AM
A dolphin or a sea urchin.

i see you won't get it and i will solve it now: it's a nautilus and it's biological name is Bufonaria Borisbeckeri (no joke, i guess there were some scientists who watched a lot of tennis during the 80's ;)). here it is:

http://www.conchology.be/images/Label/300000tb/300225.jpg

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 09:46 AM
i see you won't get it and i will solve it now: it's a nautilus and it's biological name is Bufonaria Borisbeckeri (no joke, i guess there were some scientists who watched a lot of tennis during the 80's ;)). here it is:

http://www.conchology.be/images/Label/300000tb/300225.jpg

Hahahahahaha, thanks for that piece of info.

I thought any animal named after Boris Becker would have to hang in a broom closet and do the deed in the 30secs and leave.

Fed-Express
10-24-2006, 01:14 PM
:lol: :haha:

shotgun
10-24-2006, 08:35 PM
To my knowledge an ATP tournament is yet to take place in Antarctica.

There is therefore no answer to this question.

:lol:

They should build an indoor venue and move the TMC down there. :p

stebs
10-24-2006, 09:47 PM
:lol:

They should build an indoor venue and move the TMC down there. :p

No. Keep it outdoor. A great slogan, "Come to the TMC to watch the players fight each other and frostbite to take the prize." :p

Corey Feldman
10-24-2006, 09:58 PM
Malmø FF.and them?
well Juventus was my answer (from an old tennis mag when he was interviewed)



who said "compared to sampras, he is just a blip on the radar?", and who was he referring to, and what was the context?

:lol:

this one is hard...if people are struggling with it, i will give you the answer to one of the three, and you can figure out the other two.I'm struggling and i wanna know :p

Corey Feldman
10-25-2006, 03:56 PM
-this player had a 7-6 record over Sampras indoors in the 90's.
-4 of those wins came at the TMC, where did the other 3 come from?

-this player beat Sampras in a US Open final, Australian Open semi final and Davis Cup semi final.

oz_boz
10-25-2006, 04:15 PM
-this player had a 7-6 record over Sampras indoors in the 90's..

Becker

-4 of those wins came at the TMC, where did the other 3 come from?.

Stockholm at least once.


this player beat Sampras in a US Open final, Australian Open semi final and Davis Cup semi final.

Edberg. RET in the DC SF though.

Corey Feldman
10-25-2006, 04:39 PM
correct on all count damn you.

nah.. i needa make qs a bit harder.

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 06:56 AM
who said "compared to sampras, he is just a blip on the radar?", and who was he referring to, and what was the context?

:lol:

this one is hard...if people are struggling with it, i will give you the answer to one of the three, and you can figure out the other two.

Agassi said that about Kafelnikov and comparing his career to Sampras.

World Beater
10-26-2006, 07:43 AM
Agassi said that about Kafelnikov and comparing his career to Sampras.

close...right context...wrong person....it wasnt agassi who said it...but im impressed.:cool:

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 07:44 AM
If not Agassi, then it was probably Gilbert.

World Beater
10-26-2006, 07:45 AM
agassi is too diplomatic to say stuff like that, at least later in his career.

gilbert doesnt like sampras enough to stick up for him out of the blue although he is a radio, and is never afraid to comment on anything.

Bonus pts :

what did kafelnikov say about pete, and when did he say it(after which match of sampras?)?

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 07:48 AM
Was it McEnroe or Courier, cause chances are it had to be a Yank that said it.

World Beater
10-26-2006, 07:50 AM
Was it McEnroe or Courier, cause chances are it had to be a Yank that said it.

which one do you think said it?;) you get only one guess :lol:

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 07:52 AM
which one do you think said it?;) you get only one guess :lol:

Courier the redneck.

World Beater
10-26-2006, 07:55 AM
Courier the redneck.

:worship:

Sjengster
10-26-2006, 12:26 PM
Was it after the 2002 DC defeat to Corretja that Kafelnikov said Sampras should just retire now? Hmmm.....

Pixie
10-26-2006, 01:46 PM
Kafel said something very nice about Sampras after being defeated by him in the TMC final 1997 but don't remember what.

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 02:23 PM
after Kafel won the AO in 1999 he said "thankyou Pete for not coming this year"

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 02:24 PM
-which player said of Kafelnikov "he should take some of that prize money and go buy some perspective" at the 2001 AO.

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 02:27 PM
Agassi.

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 02:32 PM
yeah, that one was agassi.

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 02:33 PM
Easy one, who said this comment below?

"When I come to Rome I always feel like a gladiator in the Colosseum".

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 02:39 PM
Hernan Gumy?

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 02:42 PM
No, he was not Gumy.

MisterQ
10-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Easy one, who said this comment below?

"When I come to Rome I always feel like a gladiator in the Colosseum".

Mantilla

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 02:51 PM
Mantilla

Yes, it was.

oz_boz
10-26-2006, 03:00 PM
This one is probably easy: name 4 players in the Open Era who have a GS win as their last ATP tournament win?

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 03:01 PM
This one is probably easy: name 4 players in the Open Era who have a GS win as their last ATP tournament win?

Sampras, Albert Costa, Andres Gomez and there is someone else I can't think of right now.

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 03:06 PM
Goran completes the 4

oz_boz
10-26-2006, 03:10 PM
Sampras, Albert Costa, Andres Gomez and there is someone else I can't think of right now.

Goran completes the 4

Well done guys :hatoff: Gomez I actually forgot, I was thinking of Korda.

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 03:23 PM
-This Brazilian took Roddick out of the 2002 Washington tournament?

its.like.that
10-26-2006, 04:58 PM
-This Brazilian took Roddick out of the 2002 Washington tournament?

The Magician.

:p

Adler
10-26-2006, 05:29 PM
Name two players that played against Federer only three times, but on a different surfaces
The first one's already been metioned (Patrick Rafter). There's a second player. Anyone?
(Answer will appear within 24h)

Sjengster
10-26-2006, 05:34 PM
The first one's already been metioned (Patrick Rafter). There's a second player. Anyone?
(Answer will appear within 24h)

I gave you an answer a few pages back, you must have missed it. :p Anyway, I believe it's Vincenzo.

shotgun
10-26-2006, 05:37 PM
-This Brazilian took Roddick out of the 2002 Washington tournament?

It was Fernando 'Fino' Meligeni.

Adler
10-26-2006, 05:39 PM
I gave you an answer a few pages back, you must have missed it. :p Anyway, I believe it's Vincenzo.
You gave Rafter and I mentioned it. OK, I meant Paul-Henri Mathieu

its.like.that
10-26-2006, 05:47 PM
It was Fernando 'Fino' Meligeni.

aka the Magician :p

Corey Feldman
10-26-2006, 06:02 PM
yes the 'magician??' :lol: Meligeni it was ^^

-at 1998 Paris Open Yevgeny Kafelnikov came back from 1-5 down in the final set to win a R16 match against?

MisterQ
10-26-2006, 06:19 PM
Name a former Top Ten player from the Basque region. :)

MisterQ
10-26-2006, 11:10 PM
Also: name a former top ten player born to Lithuanian immigrant parents.

World Beater
10-26-2006, 11:18 PM
Was it after the 2002 DC defeat to Corretja that Kafelnikov said Sampras should just retire now? Hmmm.....

yes:)

his words were even more harsh than that...he said it was an :o to lose to a player like alex on grass

World Beater
10-26-2006, 11:20 PM
who said "he is nothing but a serve", and then got his ass handed to him during the match?

who was he talking about?

shotgun
10-26-2006, 11:35 PM
Also: name a former top ten player born to Lithuanian immigrant parents.

Vitas Gerulaitis.

shotgun
10-26-2006, 11:37 PM
Name a former Top Ten player from the Basque region. :)

Alberto Berasategui.

~*BGT*~
10-26-2006, 11:38 PM
who said "he is nothing but a serve", and then got his ass handed to him during the match?

who was he talking about?

Someone talking about Roddick prolly. Was it ljubicic?

MisterQ
10-26-2006, 11:38 PM
:yeah: A+, shotgun

shotgun
10-26-2006, 11:44 PM
:lol:

ReturnWinner
10-27-2006, 12:04 AM
rios before facing andy roddick in mami
i am 100% sure !
who said "he is nothing but a serve", and then got his ass handed to him during the match?

who was he talking about?

World Beater
10-27-2006, 01:12 AM
rios before facing andy roddick in mami
i am 100% sure !

:D

Corey Feldman
10-27-2006, 02:11 AM
Also: name a former top ten player born to Lithuanian immigrant parents.vitas gerulaitis ?

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 02:16 AM
yes the 'magician??' :lol: Meligeni it was ^^

-at 1998 Paris Open Yevgeny Kafelnikov came back from 1-5 down in the final set to win a R16 match against?

Rooster-man :sad:

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 02:17 AM
Q: Who was the first player to defeat Roger Federer as a grand slam champion?

Corey Feldman
10-27-2006, 02:22 AM
Rooster-man :sad:correct :sad:

Q: Who was the first player to defeat Roger Federer as a grand slam champion?Jiri Novak!

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 02:23 AM
Q: Since becoming a grand slam champ, who has been the lowest ranked player (at the time of the meeting) to defeat Federer?

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 02:24 AM
correct :sad:

Jiri Novak!

Yes.

I thought this question to be a fitting tribute to his career.

ufokart
10-27-2006, 03:19 AM
Q: Since becoming a grand slam champ, who has been the lowest ranked player (at the time of the meeting) to defeat Federer?

I'm guessing it was Gasquet at montecarlo 2005.
My 2nd option would be Berdych in Athens 2004, but i'm pretty sure it was Gasquet.
Unless i'm missing an exhibition or a davis cup tie :lol:

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 03:27 AM
I'm guessing it was Gasquet at montecarlo 2005.
My 2nd option would be Berdych in Athens 2004, but i'm pretty sure it was Gasquet.
Unless i'm missing an exhibition or a davis cup tie :lol:

You are correct.

Gasquet and Berdych have been the two lowest rank conquerers of the Fed since Wimbledon 2003.

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 03:30 AM
vitas gerulaitis ?

:yeah:

Good work, although shotgun beat you to it. ;)

Jimnik
10-27-2006, 03:37 AM
Who was the oldest player (at the time of meeting) to beat Federer since he became a GS champion?

shotgun
10-27-2006, 03:38 AM
Who was the oldest player (at the time of meeting) to beat Federer since he became a GS champion?

Henman?

~*BGT*~
10-27-2006, 03:40 AM
rios before facing andy roddick in mami
i am 100% sure !

Andy won 6-4 6-1. He was only serving at 55%. I guess he was more than a serve that day. :lol: :p :D

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 03:40 AM
Who was the oldest player (at the time of meeting) to beat Federer since he became a GS champion?

Henman?

I suppose at Agassi at Kooyong 2004 doesn't count. :lol: :silly:

Jimnik
10-27-2006, 03:42 AM
Henman?
Yup, Rotterdam 04. He was 29.

2nd is Novak, who was 28 in Gstaad 03.

ufokart
10-27-2006, 03:45 AM
Yup, Rotterdam 04. He was 29.

2nd is Novak, who was 28 in Gstaad 03.

I believe Albert Costa was almost 29 in Rome 2004, i think this would put him at number 2 in terms of age :).

Damn, i miss Costa :sobbing:

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 04:45 AM
Name a player who lost in the first round for three majors in a row and then made the final of the fourth. (maybe there's more than one answer)

ufokart
10-27-2006, 04:49 AM
Name a player who lost in the first round for three majors in a row and then made the final of the fourth. (maybe there's more than one answer)

Verkerk???

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 04:51 AM
Verkerk???

Good guess. But Verkerk had only ever made the main draw of the previous two majors (losing in the first round of both). :)

Johnny Groove
10-27-2006, 04:55 AM
Marcos!!!!

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 04:55 AM
But Verkerk had only ever made the main draw of the previous two majors (losing in the first round of both). :)

Also Mikael Pernfors.

ufokart
10-27-2006, 04:56 AM
Good guess. But Verkerk had only ever made the main draw of the previous two majors (losing in the first round of both).

Ouch :lol:
Maybe it was Ivanisevic? But he won in 2001 and maybe you are referring to players that just reached the final.

Marcos!!!!

:lol: i forgot about Baghdatis

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 05:00 AM
You're both right! :cool:

I didn't think of Baghdatis somehow. I was thinking of Ivanisevic in 1998. But actually, if you take into account the two majors he skipped in 2001, before winning the whole thing he also lost in the first round of previous three majors he played! :eek:

Voo de Mar, great thinking about Pernfors, similar situation to Verkerk.

ufokart
10-27-2006, 05:01 AM
You're both right!

I didn't think of Baghdatis somehow. I was thinking of Ivanisevic in 1998. But actually, if you take into account the two majors he skipped in 2001, before winning the whole thing he also lost in the first round of previous three majors he played!

As you said, it was a multiple answer question :lol: :yeah:

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 05:03 AM
Another player who made the final after two first-round-defeats (like Verkerk & Pernfors) is Mariano Puerta :cool:

ufokart
10-27-2006, 05:08 AM
Gaudio was also a close contender for this trivia question :lol:

He lost in the first round of both wimbledon and the us open of 2003 and lost in the SECOND round of the australian open 2004 before winning Roland Garros.

But all this is off topic now :lol:

Johnny Groove
10-27-2006, 05:10 AM
who is the only player to ever double bagel federer?

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 05:24 AM
who is the only player to ever double bagel federer?

In which age category? Under 14? :D

Johnny Groove
10-27-2006, 05:27 AM
allow me to rephrase: who are the players to have EVER db'd federer?

ufokart
10-27-2006, 05:28 AM
allow me to rephrase: who are the players to have EVER db'd federer?

There's more than one? :lol:

was it 20 years ago? :p

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 05:30 AM
I don't know. Maybe Olivier Rochus? ;)

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 05:32 AM
Q: What was the biggest choke of Federer's career so far?

Johnny Groove
10-27-2006, 05:35 AM
Q: What was the biggest choke of Federer's career so far?

05 Shanghai :bowdown:

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 05:48 AM
Blaze, maybe some hint about Federer's double bagel? :)

Action Jackson
10-27-2006, 07:16 AM
who is the only player to ever double bagel federer?

The legend of Reto Schmidli did it in Basel.

Black Adam
10-27-2006, 01:32 PM
Fed never has been double bageled.

its.like.that
10-27-2006, 01:33 PM
05 Shanghai :bowdown:

No.

It was in Davis Cup.

;)

ufokart
10-27-2006, 07:31 PM
Q: What was the biggest choke of Federer's career so far?

Hewitt - Federer in 2003?

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 02:53 AM
Which player has gone the furthest as a Lucky Loser in a TMS event? Name the player, the round they reached, the tournament and the year it was played.

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 03:02 AM
Semi-final, Thomas Johansson in Toronto 2004?

hanabishi
11-01-2006, 03:04 AM
Which player has gone the furthest as a Lucky Loser in a TMS event? Name the player, the round they reached, the tournament and the year it was played.

I will attempt to answer this without cheating this time..

My best guess would be Harel Levy who reached the final of Canada TMS either in 2000 or 2001.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 03:06 AM
I will attempt to answer this without cheating this time..

My best guess would be Harel Levy who reached the final of Canada TMS either in 2000 or 2001.

Cheating on the Russell question was very poor.

But voo got it correct and Levy was a qualifier.

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 03:09 AM
Which player won two first tournaments in career after tie-break in the third set?

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 03:13 AM
Which player won two first tournaments in career after tie-break in the third set?

Current or retired?

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 03:15 AM
Retired.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 03:39 AM
Retired.

That only narrows it down from 1971-2006.

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 03:47 AM
Hint: he is a Swede.

Sjengster
11-01-2006, 03:51 AM
Melonhead, I believe. I had a memory of seeing somewhere that his first title was won 7-6 in the third against Boetsch in Bolzano.... in fact checking the stats, they both won 99 points each.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 03:52 AM
Ok, I know it's definitely not Wilander, Edberg, Pernfors, Carlsson, Sundstrom, Larsson or Lundgren.

Was it Thomas Enqvist?

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 03:56 AM
GWH - yes :)
Enqvist probably saved match points in the first two finals.
First final he won against Boetsch 9:7 in the deciding tie-break.
I saw his second final against Steven... Enqvist won 12 points in a row from 5:6 (0-40) in the third. But I'm not sure because that was a long ago.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 03:59 AM
Sjengster got it right before me cause Melonhead = Enqvist.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 04:00 AM
The odd one out and why, there are 2 reasons I am looking for. This one will be very easy.

Juan Aguilera, Felix Mantilla, Albert Portas and Roberto Carrrrrrrrrrrrretero?

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 04:03 AM
I didn't know that Enqvist = Melonhead :lol:

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 04:06 AM
All Spaniards had won in Hamburg.

hanabishi
11-01-2006, 04:07 AM
The odd one out and why, there are 2 reasons I am looking for. This one will be very easy.

Juan Aguilera, Felix Mantilla, Albert Portas and Roberto Carrrrrrrrrrrrretero?
Ooh.. I think I know this one. Is it Mantilla?
He's the only won who didn't win Hamburg.

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 04:09 AM
Ooh.. I think I know this one. Is it Mantilla?
He's the only won who didn't win Hamburg.


Yes, Mantilla lost to Medvedev in 1997 :-/

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 04:09 AM
Ooh.. I think I know this one. Is it Mantilla?
He's the only won who didn't win Hamburg.

There is one of other aspect missing.

It's Mantilla as all 4 of them made the Hamburg final, but Felix was the only one that didn't win. There was something significant about the other 3 winners though.

hanabishi
11-01-2006, 04:11 AM
There is one of other aspect missing.

It's Mantilla as all 4 of them made the Hamburg final, but Felix was the only one that didn't win. There was something significant about the other 3 winners though.

None of the other 3 won another title? (I'm sure for Portas and Carretero, but I'm not sure for Aguilera) Geez, I hope I'm right about this.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 04:13 AM
None of the other 3 won another title? (I'm sure for Portas and Carretero, but I'm not sure for Aguilera) Geez, I hope I'm right about this.

Aguilera won a few titles, but that's not it. All 3 of them have this one factor in common and Aguilera had won Hamburg beforehand.

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 04:17 AM
I thought that another common factor is that all Spaniards had won first tournament in Hambrug, but isn't true. I don't know :o

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 04:25 AM
I thought that another common factor is that all Spaniards had won first tournament in Hambrug, but isn't true. I don't know :o

No, it's not that.

Corey Feldman
11-01-2006, 04:37 AM
they were all Qualies?

Corey Feldman
11-01-2006, 04:39 AM
Which player won two first tournaments in career after tie-break in the third set?Nico Lapentti?

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 04:43 AM
they were all Qualies?

Yes, they were and while Aguilera won it the first time as a direct entry, he won the 2nd time as a qualifier as did Portas and Carretero.

Voo de Mar
11-01-2006, 04:49 AM
Nico Lapentti?

Thomas Enqvist... Lapentti won first final against Tobon 2-6 6-1 6-4 (Bogota).

P.S.
Hamburg is a very specific event :)

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 04:59 AM
What one particular thing do Kent Carlsson, Marc Rosset, Albert Costa, Roger Federer and Marcos Baghdatis have in common?

hanabishi
11-01-2006, 05:07 AM
What one particular thing do Kent Carlsson, Marc Rosset, Albert Costa, Roger Federer and Marcos Baghdatis have in common?

Orange Bowl?

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 05:09 AM
Orange Bowl?

What about the Orange Bowl?

hanabishi
11-01-2006, 05:11 AM
What about the Orange Bowl?

They all won the Orange Bowl while they were juniors?

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 05:12 AM
They all won the Orange Bowl while they were juniors?

Did you have to look that one up? Yes, that is the correct answer.

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 05:13 AM
Which current player and he is not from a French-speaking country as a youngster had the opportunity to represent Monaco as part of a sponsorship deal, but didn't change nationality?

hanabishi
11-01-2006, 05:14 AM
Did you have to look that one up? Yes, that is the correct answer.

Thank God! I finally got one of these trivia things.. I can go to sleep now..

And no George I did not look that up. I've decided to set an example for my kid and not cheat anymore.:)

Action Jackson
11-01-2006, 05:16 AM
Thank God! I finally got one of these trivia things.. I can go to sleep now..

And no George I did not look that up. I've decided to set an example for my kid and not cheat anymore.:)

Hahahahaha, well there are occasions when help is needed.

Fedex
11-01-2006, 05:18 AM
Q: What was the biggest choke of Federer's career so far?

Thats a subjective question and therefore does not belong in this thread.

Corey Feldman
11-02-2006, 02:09 AM
-At the 1990 Prague tournament, which player pulled out of his first round match after playing only one game having previously stated he would do so before the tournament?

-name the players: 1991 2nd round doubles match at Monte Carlo featured one Roland Garros champion against 2 future Roland Garros champions?

-A,B or C: How much (USD) did Pete Sampras receive at the end of season bonus pool of prize money in 1998..

a) $500,000.
b) $1,500,000.
c) Nothing.

Action Jackson
11-02-2006, 07:23 AM
-At the 1990 Prague tournament, which player pulled out of his first round match after playing only one game having previously stated he would do so before the tournament?

-name the players: 1991 2nd round doubles match at Monte Carlo featured one Roland Garros champion against 2 future Roland Garros champions?

-A,B or C: How much (USD) did Pete Sampras receive at the end of season bonus pool of prize money in 1998..

a) $500,000.
b) $1,500,000.
c) Nothing.

Question 1 is Thomas Muster
2. I don't have a clue at the moment.
3. Nothing.

scarecrows
11-02-2006, 07:28 AM
why did Muster do that? :unsure:

Action Jackson
11-02-2006, 07:32 AM
why did Muster do that? :unsure:

What had happened was that Muster wanted to withdraw from the event, but for some reason wasn't allowed to do. So he told them I am playing 1 game and then I am going to retire and he did that and he got a suspension for violating the code of ethics.

lau
11-02-2006, 10:58 AM
Which current player and he is not from a French-speaking country as a youngster had the opportunity to represent Monaco as part of a sponsorship deal, but didn't change nationality?

Acasuso.... I`m not sure if it was Monaco or France in his case...:scratch:
He was 16 or 15 and was a couple of weeks there and came back. He missed his home, friends and family.

uglyamerican
11-02-2006, 12:03 PM
I've got one.

Who am I?

-I achieved the second highest career ranking for a player from my country (in the ATP era) until 2004.

-I never made it to a Grand Slam final, but the closest I came was losing to Lendl in 5 sets in the Roland Garros Semi-Finals. Going into that match I had won my last 16 matches on clay. After that match I won my next 28 matches on clay, including two final sets wins over Lendl.

-I helped my team to a Davis Cup final, where I lost the 4th and deciding match in 5 sets.

-I later lost the deciding match (also in 5 sets) to relegate my team out of the Davis Cup world group. After this, I never played a tour-level match again.

hanabishi
11-02-2006, 12:13 PM
Who am I?

-I achieved the second highest career ranking for a player from my country (in the ATP era) until 2004.

-I never made it to a Grand Slam final, but the closest I came was losing to Lendl in 5 sets in the Roland Garros Semi-Finals. Going into that match I had won my last 16 matches on clay. After that match I won my next 28 matches on clay, including two final sets wins over Lendl.

-I helped my team to a Davis Cup final, where I lost the 4th and deciding match in 5 sets.

-I later lost the deciding match (also in 5 sets) to relegate my team out of the Davis Cup world group. After this, I never played a tour-level match again.


Hello, Jose-Luis Clerc! Didn't know you're a regular poster here. :)

Corey Feldman
11-02-2006, 12:47 PM
Question 1 is Thomas Muster
2. I don't have a clue at the moment.
3. Nothing.correct on the Muster Q... he got a 5 week ban and fined for that as well.

wrong on No 3.

as usual Whitler owns the muster qs ;)

Corey Feldman
11-02-2006, 12:50 PM
-Name this player: in 1992 he reached at least the Semi finals or better in a Grand Slam, Olympics, TMS event, TMC and Grand Slam Cup.
?

Voo de Mar
11-02-2006, 12:52 PM
-Name this player: in 1992 he reached at least the Semi finals or better in a Grand Slam, Olympics, TMS event, TMC and Grand Slam Cup.
?

Goran Ivanisevic?

Corey Feldman
11-02-2006, 01:02 PM
Correct, it was Goran :wavey:

Voo de Mar
11-02-2006, 01:15 PM
Name me the player who won the longest set (on account of number games) in the Open Era and give result of that set.

ufokart
11-02-2006, 02:30 PM
-name the players: 1991 2nd round doubles match at Monte Carlo featured one Roland Garros champion against 2 future Roland Garros champions?

I remember reading something about Muster and Agassi playing doubles. Maybe they are the couple of future grand slam champions.
But i have no idea who they played in round 2 :confused:
Maybe Chang? :confused:

Sjengster
11-02-2006, 04:58 PM
It was Muster and Agassi against reigning RG champion Andres Gomez and Javier Sanchez, they lost a tight one 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. Muster and Agassi playing doubles? Something went sour there a little later on, didn't it?

ufokart
11-02-2006, 05:13 PM
It was Muster and Agassi against reigning RG champion Andres Gomez and Javier Sanchez, they lost a tight one 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. Muster and Agassi playing doubles? Something went sour there a little later on, didn't it?

I always seem to get the questions half-right only :lol:

Corey Feldman
11-02-2006, 05:19 PM
you both combined to get that one then :p
correct.

this one again:
-how much bonus prize money went to Sampras from the old bonus pool rule in 1998..

a) $500,000
b) $1,500,000
c) nothing.

Action Jackson
11-03-2006, 06:19 AM
Acasuso.... I`m not sure if it was Monaco or France in his case...:scratch:
He was 16 or 15 and was a couple of weeks there and came back. He missed his home, friends and family.

Yes, it was Acasuso.

Action Jackson
11-03-2006, 06:20 AM
you both combined to get that one then :p
correct.

this one again:
-how much bonus prize money went to Sampras from the old bonus pool rule in 1998..

a) $500,000
b) $1,500,000
c) nothing.

I will try option B.

Corey Feldman
11-03-2006, 06:33 PM
whitler is correct.

Action Jackson
11-05-2006, 06:32 AM
Who said the quote below about American players and what was the context of the quote?

"It's really amazing to me that all the guys are injured at the same time of year."

Sjengster
11-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Federer has a 7-0 record against Jarkko Nieminen - name the two odd ones out from those seven victories, say why, and what other strange coincidence connects the two?

ufokart
11-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Federer has a 7-0 record against Jarkko Nieminen - name the two odd ones out from those seven victories, say why, and what other strange coincidence connects the two?

They always played on Hardcourt but on 2 occasions they played in 2 different surfaces (Clay and Carpet).
Can the strange coincidence be that the score was the same in both matches:confused:

fabolous
11-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Who said the quote below about American players and what was the context of the quote?

"It's really amazing to me that all the guys are injured at the same time of year."
i think the context was that the whole american players skipped the european clay season due to "injuries". i'm not sure but was it muster who said it?

Sjengster
11-05-2006, 04:30 PM
They always played on Hardcourt but on 2 occasions they played in 2 different surfaces (Clay and Carpet).
Can the strange coincidence be that the score was the same in both matches:confused:

Actually that's quite right, but not what I was thinking of. It's more to do with what happened in the tournament after the victories....

ufokart
11-05-2006, 04:57 PM
Actually that's quite right, but not what I was thinking of. It's more to do with what happened in the tournament after the victories....

But the 2 odd ones are the ones i mentioned?

I don't know, maybe Federer didin't win the tournament after those two matches? :lol:

Sjengster
11-05-2006, 05:01 PM
But the 2 odd ones are the ones i mentioned?

I don't know, maybe Federer didin't win the tournament after those two matches? :lol:

You're halfway there.... but you're only half-right about which two matches.

stebs
11-05-2006, 05:09 PM
You're halfway there.... but you're only half-right about which two matches.

Moscow '02 and Australian Open '05. Only two tournaments he failed to win after defeating Nieminen.

Sjengster
11-05-2006, 05:10 PM
Moscow '02 and Australian Open '05. Only two tournaments he failed to win after defeating Nieminen.

And what happened to him afterwards at those two events? :aplot:

stebs
11-05-2006, 06:00 PM
And what happened to him afterwards at those two events? :aplot:

Lost to Marat Safin?

ufokart
11-05-2006, 06:08 PM
Lost to Marat Safin?

Now i remember, he lost to Marat Safin in Moscow.
How could i forget that? :smash:

Sjengster
11-05-2006, 06:09 PM
Yes indeedy! It suddenly occurred to me last night when I was pondering which player Federer has beaten most often to win a tournament, it must be Nieminen in the smaller events at least.

stebs
11-05-2006, 06:14 PM
Yes indeedy! It suddenly occurred to me last night when I was pondering which player Federer has beaten most often to win a tournament, it must be Nieminen in the smaller events at least.

He also wins tournaments after beating Hewitt fairly often and those are big ones. Aus Open '04, Hamburg '04, Wimbledon '04, US Open '04, TMC '04, Indian Wells '05, Wimbledon '05, US Open '05.

Funny to see that. Five times Federer has beaten Hewitt in a slam he went on to win. Without Federer existing Hewitt could easily have 4-6 slams.

Action Jackson
11-06-2006, 01:31 AM
i think the context was that the whole american players skipped the european clay season due to "injuries". i'm not sure but was it muster who said it?

Yes, you are right it was Muster.

Action Jackson
12-24-2006, 09:46 AM
Very easy question here.

Which Italian player speaks German as his first language?