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Choupi
12-24-2006, 08:58 AM
Big Andi Seppi.

Action Jackson
12-24-2006, 09:08 AM
Yes, that is the right answer.

Besides coaching Muster and Gaudenzi. What was rugged Ronnie Leitgeb's former profession before he became a coach and then a Tournament Director?

marti_228
12-24-2006, 04:17 PM
Very easy question here.

Which Italian player speaks German as his first language?


Why does he speak German as his first language?
I know he looks quite Germanic.

Action Jackson
12-24-2006, 04:22 PM
Why does he speak German as his first language?
I know he looks quite Germanic.

Well he is from South Tyrol and the majority of people in South Tyrol speak German as their 1st language and he is no different in this case. He speaks Italian and English as well, but German is the one he spoke at home.

http://www.uoc.es/euromosaic/web/document/alemany/an/i4/i4.html#3.8

That above link might give you some more insight.

marti_228
12-24-2006, 07:50 PM
Thanks GW:)

Action Jackson
12-25-2006, 12:06 PM
Thanks GW:)

Glad to have helped and there are quite a few references to this situation around.

Sjengster
01-28-2007, 08:28 PM
Name all the players, active or otherwise, who have taken sets off the last two Wimbledon champions on a grass court.

stuey87
01-28-2007, 11:13 PM
Name all the players, active or otherwise, who have taken sets off the last two Wimbledon champions on a grass court.

Kiefer
Rochus (I think Olivier at Halle?)
Nadal

Karlovic has beaten Hewitt at Wimbledon
Henman's taken sets off Hewitt at Queens I think

They're the only ones I can do without cheating!

stuey87
01-28-2007, 11:15 PM
Also Hewitt and Federer have taken sets off each other on grass

MarieS
01-28-2007, 11:26 PM
Name all the players, active or otherwise, who have taken sets off the last two Wimbledon champions on a grass court.

The obligatory Marat Safin mention :banana:. And this time it actually applies :yeah: :angel:.

atheneglaukopis
01-28-2007, 11:27 PM
Name all the players, active or otherwise, who have taken sets off the last two Wimbledon champions on a grass court.Fish, Roddick, Haas, Berdych (I think), off of Federer.

GlennMirnyi
01-28-2007, 11:29 PM
Kiefer took a set from Federer in Wimbledon too.

S.K
01-29-2007, 12:04 AM
Nalbandian's beaten Hewitt on grass in Davis Cup. Coria in the same tie took a set off of Hewitt.

Sjengster
01-29-2007, 11:31 AM
No no, I phrased the question poorly - all players who have taken sets off both men on grass. So players like Nalbandian and Kiefer don't count, as they've only played one of the two on grass. I should have made that clearer, sorry.

KaxMisha
01-29-2007, 11:39 AM
No no, I phrased the question poorly - all players who have taken sets off both men on grass. So players like Nalbandian and Kiefer don't count, as they've only played one of the two on grass. I should have made that clearer, sorry.

Nadal is one. He took one off of Hewitt in Queens 2006 before he had to retire and one off of Federer in the 2006 final.

Sjengster
01-29-2007, 12:07 PM
If possible, count the players down in order of career achievement, for an entertaining surprise awaits at the bottom.

Raquel
01-29-2007, 05:31 PM
Fernando Vicente? That surprised me, anyway ;)

Sjengster
01-29-2007, 06:14 PM
None other than Vicente, AKA The Pornstar.

stebs
01-29-2007, 07:02 PM
Best winning percentage for tie-breaks in a calendar year? (Must've played more than 10)

Voo de Mar
01-29-2007, 07:07 PM
Best winning percentage for tie-breaks in a calendar year? (Must've played more than 10)

Alberto Martin?

Action Jackson
01-29-2007, 11:35 PM
Who was the hitting partner for Marat Safin before his winning the 2005 AO? Tip he was a former player and there was mild controversy about it.

lau
01-30-2007, 10:48 PM
Marc Rosset?
:scratch: I have no idea about that mild controversy :lol:

EDIT: Just checked it and Marc Rosset played challengers till Febr 05...., so I don´t know if it´s correct...

Voo de Mar
01-31-2007, 01:30 AM
Alberto Martin?

For sure not Martin. He was 10-2 (0.83) in 2001. Escude was better one year later with 18-3 (0.85). I don't know if someone was better than Escude in the past...

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 01:49 AM
Marc Rosset?
:scratch: I have no idea about that mild controversy :lol:

EDIT: Just checked it and Marc Rosset played challengers till Febr 05...., so I donīt know if itīs correct...

It wasn't Rosset, if I said the nationality it would give it away, but he was tall like Marc:p

danton
01-31-2007, 01:52 AM
Ivanisevic

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 02:00 AM
No, it wasn't Ivanisevic.

artlinkletter
01-31-2007, 02:38 AM
I don't remember the name but Safin had a few hitting sessions with him and the press ran with the idea that he was becoming Safin's new coach. Is this the controversy you are refering to GWH? I think they practiced during Cincinatti because in a press conference from that tournament, when asked about it, he went on about how boring the town was and how whoever you are talking about, was willing to help Marat a bit. I'm completely off aren't I? lol

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 02:42 AM
I don't remember the name but Safin had a few hitting sessions with him and the press ran with the idea that he was becoming Safin's new coach. Is this the controversy you are refering to GWH? I think they practiced during Cincinatti because in a press conference from that tournament, when asked about it, he went on about how boring the town was and how whoever you are talking about, was willing to help Marat a bit. I'm completely off aren't I? lol

Yes, you are way off.

All I want to know was who was hitting partner at the AO before the final in 2005. There was a controversy about it, but I will explain it if someone gets the answer.

ufokart
01-31-2007, 02:46 AM
Who was the hitting partner for Marat Safin before his winning the 2005 AO? Tip he was a former player and there was mild controversy about it.

I'm going to make a wild guess :lol:

Richard Krajicek? :scratch:

lau
01-31-2007, 02:47 AM
I don't remember the name but Safin had a few hitting sessions with him and the press ran with the idea that he was becoming Safin's new coach. Is this the controversy you are refering to GWH? I think they practiced during Cincinatti because in a press conference from that tournament, when asked about it, he went on about how boring the town was and how whoever you are talking about, was willing to help Marat a bit. I'm completely off aren't I? lol

That was Markus (Massu´s coach) in 2006. It was not before his AO title.

artlinkletter
01-31-2007, 02:47 AM
Yes, you are way off.

All I want to know was who was hitting partner at the AO before the final in 2005. There was a controversy about it, but I will explain it if someone gets the answer.

Damn it:smash:

artlinkletter
01-31-2007, 02:48 AM
That was Markus (Massuīs coach) in 2006. It was not before his AO title.

That would make more sense, because it was during the Cincinatti masters right?

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 02:49 AM
I'm going to make a wild guess :lol:

Richard Krajicek? :scratch:

Played in the same era and was tall, but it's not Krajicek. There are a few little links as well, but cryptic :p

danton
01-31-2007, 02:58 AM
Sampras?

lau
01-31-2007, 02:59 AM
That would make more sense, because it was during the Cincinatti masters right?

Yes, the rumor started in Cincinnati, the interview was from the USO. ;)
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-08-30/200608311157061157015.html

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 03:00 AM
McEnroe, isn't tall. I do mean over 190cm.

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2007, 03:04 AM
I know who is, but I can't answer. I got a hint that made it too easy... :p

danton
01-31-2007, 03:48 AM
OK, Lendl or Stich?

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 03:50 AM
Lendl and Stich haven't been at the AO for a long time and there weren't there in 2005.

ufokart
01-31-2007, 04:04 AM
Medvedev?

I remember he is tall :p :lol:

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 04:07 AM
Medvedev?

I remember he is tall :p :lol:

Yes, he is tall, but this man won 4 titles in his career.

ufokart
01-31-2007, 04:12 AM
Fromberg?

That's it, that is my last guess before going to sleep :rolls:

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2007, 04:14 AM
Fromberg?

That's it, that is my last guess before going to sleep :rolls:

Congrats mate! ;)

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 04:15 AM
Fromberg?

That's it, that is my last guess before going to sleep :rolls:

Yes, it was the Tasmanian legend Ricardo Fromberg who was the man.

The links were that he was playing doubles with Wilander who used to coach Safin and who is friends with Lundgren the coach at the time.

None of the Aussie kids would practice with Safin for some reason or another, seemed a bit fishy cause Hewitt was in the final. Safin and co couldn't find a hitting partner, so Frommie stepped up and got the man in the groove to win the final.

He was also there for the semis as well.

ufokart
01-31-2007, 04:20 AM
I was thinking about tall players from the 90's and the minute i discovered Fromberg had 4 titles i made the guess :lol:

Fromberg :worship:

Action Jackson
01-31-2007, 04:22 AM
No such thing as enough Fromberg appreciation.

lau
01-31-2007, 04:32 AM
:lol: I didn´t know that. I missed it for being on vacations :lol:

Action Jackson
02-01-2007, 04:57 AM
:lol: I didnīt know that. I missed it for being on vacations :lol:

Well that was your loss, hehehehe

What fact do Kent Carlsson and Alberto Mancini share in common?

lau
02-01-2007, 05:09 AM
Well, not only that :p ..., I missed the live final too. I got up at 5/6 am and an unusual storm left the whole town without cable exactly till the end of the match :lol:

And I have no idea about Carlsson and Mancini, but will try to find out...

Action Jackson
02-02-2007, 10:47 AM
- Who is the odd one out of these Wayne Ferreira, Michael Stich and Boris Becker, and why?

There are 2 possible answers to this question, well the same person is the odd one out, but for 2 different reasons.

One is tennis related and the other isn't. No, it does not involve making a baby in 30 secs in a closet as the non-tennis related part of this question

scarecrows
02-02-2007, 10:50 AM
Wayne

1. not german
2. never won a GS

oz_boz
02-02-2007, 10:52 AM
- Who is the odd one out of these Wayne Ferreira, Michael Stich and Boris Becker, and why?

Becker? All of them have losing h2h against Agassi but only Boris managed to beat him at least once (in Wimbly 1995, possibly more than that too).

Action Jackson
02-02-2007, 10:53 AM
Becker? All of them have losing h2h against Agassi but only Boris managed to beat him at least once (in Wimbly 1995, possibly more than that too).

Yes, that is part 1 of the question.

The other one is more of a challenge. :p

Corey Feldman
02-04-2007, 06:51 PM
-name this legend: was born in a place called, Blackbutt


:rolls:

-24 players have won over 100 Grand Slam singles matches in history.... only 2 of them have never won a slam... name both.

-which player had a 4-0 record vs Sampras in indoor matches during the 90's

GlennMirnyi
02-04-2007, 07:46 PM
-name this legend: was born in a place called, Blackbutt


Roy Emerson.

Pixie
02-04-2007, 09:10 PM
-24 players have won over 100 Grand Slam singles matches in history.... only 2 of them have never won a slam... name both.

-which player had a 4-0 record vs Sampras in indoor matches during the 90's

Almost certain the first one is W.Ferreira. Not sure for the second but could it be T.Martin ? He was rock solid in slams during almost 15 years...

The 4-0 record : possibly Ivanisevic.

Corey Feldman
02-04-2007, 10:29 PM
Glenn is correct...
pixie is correct about ferreira and t.martin and incorrect on the player with the 4-0 v sampras indoors.

Sjengster
02-04-2007, 10:52 PM
Glenn is correct...
pixie is correct about ferreira and t.martin and incorrect on the player with the 4-0 v sampras indoors.

Well, pixie already mentioned the name.... you were obviously doing a lot of research on Ferreira. :p 4 wins in a row over Sampras during that period, I'm not sure anyone else has achieved that.

*edit - aside from nemesis Krajicek, of course*

Corey Feldman
02-04-2007, 10:57 PM
correct sjengster... and i was doing a bit of research on him ;) trying to figure out Whitler's question.... i thought there was a link with their records v sampras - in whitlers Q.

Cidrec Poiline
02-04-2007, 11:10 PM
-name this legend: was born in a place called, Blackbutt


:rolls:

-24 players have won over 100 Grand Slam singles matches in history.... only 2 of them have never won a slam... name both.

-which player had a 4-0 record vs Sampras in indoor matches during the 90's

Lendl and Forget have an official 3-1 vs Sampras in indoor matches

Becker at least... (I think he's mad 4 victory against Sampras in a row...), maybe it's the answer...

Action Jackson
02-04-2007, 11:50 PM
With my question about the odd one out when it comes to Ferreira, Stich and Becker and there are 2 answers for the same guy.

Yes, Becker is the odd one cause he defeated Agassi as part 1.

Becker is the answer for the second part as well, it's just not necessarily tennis related.

Corey Feldman
02-04-2007, 11:59 PM
Becker at least... (I think he's mad 4 victory against Sampras in a row...), maybe it's the answerNah Cidric... the answer was Wayne Ferreira, although becker did have a winning advantage over Sampy indoors.

always nice to be reminded of Pioline... another of the french S + V brigade of the 90's :hatoff:

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 08:41 PM
Who contested the longest Wimbledon men's final and who won?

Foosimoo
02-07-2007, 09:00 PM
Who contested the longest Wimbledon men's final and who won?

Pancho Gonzales def Charlie Pasarell 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9..pretty sure :unsure:

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 09:05 PM
Pancho Gonzales def Charlie Pasarell 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9..pretty sure :unsure:

No... question is about Men's singles final

Foosimoo
02-07-2007, 09:56 PM
No... question is about Men's singles final

Ahh, the final. :o

Sjengster
02-07-2007, 11:19 PM
'Twas the 1982 final where Connors beat McEnroe, wasn't it? Something like 3 and a half/4 hours.

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:24 PM
'Twas the 1982 final where Connors beat McEnroe, wasn't it? Something like 3 and a half/4 hours.

Yessir, 4 hours +

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:38 PM
Why is Andre Agassi's middle name (Kirk) what it is?

Corey Feldman
02-07-2007, 11:40 PM
-in the 90s, which 2 players met in the opening round of The Australian Open one year... and then in the final the next?

-Name the Coincidence: Tim Henman on his way through the draw at the 1996 Toronto TMS and 2000 Brighton tournament .......... ?

-Mark Philippoussis was bombed out of the 1998 and 2004 Australian Opens by which crafty leftie?

-Younes El Aynaoui owned a 6-0 head to head lead over this player until it was snapped at the 2003 Montreal Masters?

Corey Feldman
02-07-2007, 11:41 PM
Why is Andre Agassi's middle name (Kirk) what it is?Was his dad a fan of Star Trek ?

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:43 PM
Was his dad a fan of Star Trek ?

:lol:
Yeah, that is in fact a good guess but the wrong answer.

Johnny Groove
02-07-2007, 11:45 PM
Mark Philippoussis was bombed out of the 1998 and 2004 Australian Opens by which crafty leftie?

-Younes El Aynaoui owned a 6-0 head to head lead over this player until it was snapped at the 2003 Montreal Masters?

the morrocan legend, Hicham Arazi

Younes, the other Morrocan lost to recent RG champ Ferrero in 03

Johnny Groove
02-07-2007, 11:45 PM
Why is Andre Agassi's middle name (Kirk) what it is?

was that the name of one of Andre's father's friends? Someone that helped him out when he moved out of Iran?

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:47 PM
was that the name of one of Andre's father's friends? Someone that helped him out when he moved out of Iran?

A+

Kirk Kerkorian, rich Armenian-American

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:48 PM
Younes, the other Morrocan lost to recent RG champ Ferrero in 03

I thought JC too but I don't think he owned 6-0 on him

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:50 PM
-in the 90s, which 2 players met in the opening round of The Australian Open one year... and then in the final the next?


Moya and someone?

ufokart
02-07-2007, 11:52 PM
-in the 90s, which 2 players met in the opening round of The Australian Open one year... and then in the final the next?

Rios and Korda.

Rios won in the first round of the AO 1997, but Korda won the important one in 98 :p :lol:

Corey Feldman
02-07-2007, 11:53 PM
Blaze gets my 2 moroccon related QS..

not Moya, R.Fed

Corey Feldman
02-07-2007, 11:54 PM
and congrats ufokart, correct on the rios v korda AO 1st rnd - Final matches :yeah:
a final which Korda won 6-2 6-2 6-2

R.Federer
02-07-2007, 11:55 PM
Dalton is the middle name of this former player, who is still in the news.

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 12:02 AM
-Mark Philippoussis was bombed out of the 1998 and 2004 Australian Opens by which crafty leftie?


Was it Wayne? Although I don't think of Wayne and crafty going together for the most part
Or FLo? Dont remember any significant activity from him in 1998 though

ufokart
02-08-2007, 12:06 AM
Name the Coincidence: Tim Henman on his way through the draw at the 1996 Toronto TMS and 2000 Brighton tournament .......... ?

I'm trying to figure out this one :scratch:
Maybe he played against the same opponents in both tournaments? (surely a bad guess, but someone had to do it? :lol: )

Johnny Groove
02-08-2007, 12:13 AM
Timmy had W/O over Chris Woodruff in both of them

Corey Feldman
02-08-2007, 12:17 AM
Was it Wayne? Although I don't think of Wayne and crafty going together for the most part
Or FLo? Dont remember any significant activity from him in 1998 thoughNah... Blaze got that one, it was Hicham Arazi :)

Timmy had W/O over Chris Woodruff in both of themresearch that?
;)

congrats, my latest batch of qs have been polished of.

ufokart
02-08-2007, 12:17 AM
Timmy had W/O over Chris Woodruff in both of them

How did you remember that? :eek:

Johnny Groove
02-08-2007, 12:18 AM
research that?
;)

congrats, my latest batch of qs have been polished of.

had too. I cant pull facts like that out my ass :lol:

Johnny Groove
02-08-2007, 12:19 AM
How did you remember that? :eek:

Remember? :haha: I didnt start watching tennis until Wimbly 01 :lol:

ufokart
02-08-2007, 12:19 AM
Remember? :haha: I didnt start watching tennis until Wimbly 01 :lol:

Well, it was difficult, i can't blame you :lol:

I was going to research it as my last resort, you beat me to it :p :lol:

ufokart
02-08-2007, 12:29 AM
What fact do Kent Carlsson and Alberto Mancini share in common?

With my question about the odd one out when it comes to Ferreira, Stich and Becker and there are 2 answers for the same guy.

Yes, Becker is the odd one cause he defeated Agassi as part 1.

Becker is the answer for the second part as well, it's just not necessarily tennis related.

I think those two questions remain unanswered :lol:

I really have no idea about either of them :o

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 05:18 AM
This person was both the youngest ever and oldest ever winner of a slam. Who is he, and which slam?

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 05:23 AM
Yes, Edu those 2 questions remain unanswered and I will have to give some clues.

What fact do Kent Carlsson and Alberto Mancini share in common?

- It's a particular tennis feat they achieved.

With my question about the odd one out when it comes to Ferreira, Stich and Becker and there are 2 answers for the same guy.

Becker is the answer for the second part as well.

The non-tennis related part has something to do with some Becker didn't do, but the other guys did. Something the guys know about.

TennisGrandSlam
02-08-2007, 05:39 AM
This person was both the youngest ever and oldest ever winner of a slam. Who is he, and which slam?

ATP :

Youngest : Michael Chang (RG 1989) ?

Oldest : Rosewall ?:devil:

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 05:40 AM
ATP :

Youngest : Michael Chang (RG 1989) ?

Oldest : Rosewall ?:devil:

The answer is just one person. The same person was both the youngest ever, and the oldest ever, winner of a particular slam. Which slam, which player?

ufokart
02-08-2007, 06:35 PM
Yes, Edu those 2 questions remain unanswered and I will have to give some clues.

What fact do Kent Carlsson and Alberto Mancini share in common?

- It's a particular tennis feat they achieved.

Both never played Wimbledon, is that a feat? :rolls:

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 09:54 PM
Both never played Wimbledon, is that a feat? :rolls:

Yes, both guys made the top 10 without playing a match at Wimbledon.

dorkino
02-08-2007, 10:03 PM
Posted by R.Federer
The answer is just one person. The same person was both the youngest ever, and the oldest ever, winner of a particular slam. Which slam, which player?

Roswell is the player , AO is the slam .at the age of 17 and 34, i guess ..

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 10:44 PM
Roswell is the player , AO is the slam .at the age of 17 and 34, i guess ..

100/100. Correct (so long as you mean Rosewall)

Corey Feldman
02-08-2007, 10:51 PM
-Romanians: Adrian Voinea in 1995, Andrei Pavel in 2002 and Victor Hanescu in 2005 all ?

-Dutch doubles specialist reached QF's at the 1995 Australian Open and Wimbledon singles?

-Who KO'd (in straight sets) defending champ Boris Becker from the 3rd round of the 1992 Australian Open?

-coincidence: Richard Krajicek's run to the 1996 Wimbledon title and up to the 1998 Wimbledon Semi Final.

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 11:00 PM
-coincidence: Richard Krajicek's run to the 1996 Wimbledon title and up to the 1998 Wimbledon Semi Final.

Ivanisevic beat krajicek in 1998 and lost to sampras in the final
krajicek beat sampras in 1996 and ...

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 11:01 PM
- All of those Romanians made the QFs at RG
- Jacco Eltingh
- Jonas Svensson

GonzoFed
02-08-2007, 11:04 PM
An easy one (i hope this question has not been asked yet): Vince Spadea, Patrick Rafter, Byron Black. What did those guys do in tennis that nobody else has done?

Corey Feldman
02-08-2007, 11:06 PM
An easy one (i hope this question has not been asked yet): Vince Spadea, Patrick Rafter, Byron Black. What did those guys do in tennis that nobody else has done?Bagel kid Fed

Corey Feldman
02-08-2007, 11:07 PM
Ivanisevic beat krajicek in 1998 and lost to sampras in the final
krajicek beat sampras in 1996 and ...not even close
:nerner:

- All of those Romanians made the QFs at RG
- Jacco Eltingh
- Jonas SvenssonWhitler gets the first 2 correct from my new batch.

not Svensson

GonzoFed
02-08-2007, 11:11 PM
Bagel kid Fed

That is correct. I wonder if that is a record for less bagels received by a professional player ever.

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 11:16 PM
not even close
:nerner:

I'm going to have to research it and pretend I remembered it ....

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 11:18 PM
Escude, I remember the answer should be John McEnroe.

Since no one is going to get my unanswered question. I am going to give a massive clue here.

With my question about the odd one out when it comes to Ferreira, Stich and Becker and there are 2 answers for the same guy? The first part has been answered.

The second part is something that is complusory in the land of Federer and Rogiman?

Becker didn't do this, while the other 2 did.

Corey Feldman
02-08-2007, 11:18 PM
well A-Rod has only had 3 bagels against him, 2 by Federer and i think we all remember the last one a few weeks ago ;)
the most beautifully artistic set in the history of tennis :cool:

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 11:20 PM
Ah, so Becker dissed DC too. Is that the answer?

Corey Feldman
02-08-2007, 11:22 PM
Correct Whitler, it was Johnny Mac dethroning boom boom.

The second part is something that is complusory in the land of Federer and Rogiman?won the hopman cup ?

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 11:25 PM
Ah, so Becker dissed DC too. Is that the answer?

You are a Futures player in this thread, amongst guys like Escude in here.

It's not tennis related.

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 11:28 PM
You are Futures player in this thread.

Unfortunately, I must agree with this. I have a memory for Hollywood relationships histories, less for scores and such things (although 20 years + since I have followed tennis).

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 11:32 PM
Unfortunately, I must agree with this. I have a memory for Hollywood relationships histories, less for scores and such things (although 20 years + since I have followed tennis).

Start one of those threads in non-tennis. It could work quite well.

shotgun
02-08-2007, 11:36 PM
Army.

Action Jackson
02-08-2007, 11:38 PM
Congrats Renato, that's it.

Stich and Ferreira did their military service and not just filed papers. Whereas Becker never did his.

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 11:49 PM
Okay, from the idiot on this thread....

Common thread running through these players: Hingis, McEnroe, Seles, Curren

ufokart
02-08-2007, 11:52 PM
Congrats Renato, that's it.

Stich and Ferreira did their military service and not just filed papers. Whereas Becker never did his.

Interesting, i really had no clue about it :)

shotgun
02-08-2007, 11:56 PM
I have a question too, but no cheating allowed.

By the end of 2002, which player had the biggest increase in number of ranking points in comparison to the beginning of the year?

R.Federer
02-08-2007, 11:57 PM
I have a question too, but no cheating allowed.

By the end of 2002, which player had the biggest increase in number of ranking points in comparison to the beginning of the year?
sampras?

shotgun
02-09-2007, 12:03 AM
sampras?

Nope. This player is still active.

ufokart
02-09-2007, 12:20 AM
I have a question too, but no cheating allowed.

By the end of 2002, which player had the biggest increase in number of ranking points in comparison to the beginning of the year?

I remember nalbandian got a quite a rise in the Rankings in 2002 but i don't think it was the biggest :o.

Maybe it was Mathieu, who won one or two titles that year and at the time i had no idea who he was :lol:. But again, i don't know how much he increased, i don't even think he was outside the top 100 when that year started.

Johnny Groove
02-09-2007, 12:29 AM
I have a question too, but no cheating allowed.

By the end of 2002, which player had the biggest increase in number of ranking points in comparison to the beginning of the year?

Rafa :rocker2:

610

ufokart
02-09-2007, 12:33 AM
Rafa :rocker2:

610

:bolt: :lol:

He got to the top 200 that year? :scratch:

shotgun
02-09-2007, 12:37 AM
No for Nalbandian, Mathieu and Nadal. :p

The player in question started the year ranked outside the top 130 and finished inside the top 20.

GonzoFed
02-09-2007, 12:39 AM
Should i know the answer?

Johnny Groove
02-09-2007, 12:40 AM
No for Nalbandian, Mathieu and Nadal. :p

The player in question started the year ranked outside the top 130 and finished inside the top 20.

oh, ranking points! i thought spots :o

Jiri Novak? he got to TMC that year

ufokart
02-09-2007, 12:40 AM
Srichaphan? Gonzalez?

That's it, if i don't get that i'm gonna look :rolls:

Johnny Groove
02-09-2007, 12:40 AM
:bolt: :lol:

He got to the top 200 that year? :scratch:

From 810 to 200 :lol:

Action Jackson
02-09-2007, 12:44 AM
This would be the Srich if I am not mistaken.

I know that Thailand had to qualify for the Hopman Cup one year and they made the final I think it was in this year. He killed Agassi at Wimbledon, then went on a huge run after that.

GonzoFed
02-09-2007, 12:48 AM
I think is Feņa.

Johnny Groove
02-09-2007, 12:52 AM
This would be the Srich if I am not mistaken.

I know that Thailand had to qualify for the Hopman Cup one year and they made the final I think it was in this year. He killed Agassi at Wimbledon, then went on a huge run after that.

The Srich also made the top 10 the following year, no?

ChinoRios4Ever
02-09-2007, 12:52 AM
PHM, Srichaphan or Gonzo...

ChinoRios4Ever
02-09-2007, 12:55 AM
The Srich also made the top 10 the following year, no?

yes.. he was #9 in march 2003... im right??

in 2002 Srichaphan was on fire at the end of the season... QF at Madrid and Paris-Bercy TMS and won Stockholm...

shotgun
02-09-2007, 01:01 AM
:lol: It's Gonzalez. He improved his ranking by 1349 points, just 29 points more than Moya. Sricha was the third, and Novak the fourth.

Action Jackson
02-09-2007, 06:39 AM
Good one Renato.

Guess the man in my avatar and yes he was a former player.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/sexbomb.jpg

betterthanhenman
02-09-2007, 06:50 AM
Good one Renato.

Guess the man in my avatar and yes he was a former player.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/sexbomb.jpg

Born in Klagenfurt?

Action Jackson
02-09-2007, 06:52 AM
Born in Klagenfurt?

I am not giving you any clues, cause I can tell you know this.

betterthanhenman
02-09-2007, 06:57 AM
I am not giving you any clues, cause I can tell you know this.

Always got his butt kicked by Leconte? :)

TennisGrandSlam
02-09-2007, 12:33 PM
Which ATP Player(s) won 4 Grand Slam (Singles) titles before his 21st birthday?

Corey Feldman
02-09-2007, 12:52 PM
Mats "i have the balls" Wilander.

Corey Feldman
02-09-2007, 12:55 PM
No-one got this beauty of a Q yet
-coincidence: Richard Krajicek's run to the 1996 Wimbledon title and up to the 1998 Wimbledon Semi Final.

hurry before Sjengster comes along.

Action Jackson
02-09-2007, 01:07 PM
Always got his butt kicked by Leconte? :)

Are you going to answer the question or not?

GonzoFed
02-09-2007, 01:31 PM
I will answer the question. Horst Skoff.

Action Jackson
02-09-2007, 01:33 PM
Yes, it's Horsti coming at a lean 130kg of man meat.

TennisGrandSlam
02-09-2007, 01:36 PM
Mats "i have the balls" Wilander.

Bingo :devil:

But many people say Borg :devil: :devil: :devil:

Sjengster
02-21-2007, 11:20 PM
No-one got this beauty of a Q yet


hurry before Sjengster comes along.

You know I cheat, don't you? :p

And the proof of that is.... I'm not going near the ATP site, and I don't know. :o

*edit - I had a hunch about the answer, and now I don't feel bad for checking, because you've done it before on this thread* :p

Corey Feldman
02-21-2007, 11:25 PM
Oh
wow... what a beauty of a question by me.
the ATP site is the key to getting it right it seems ;)

Sjengster
02-21-2007, 11:30 PM
What similarity (apart from the obvious one) is shared by the 2002 Vienna and 2006 Miami finals?

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 01:00 AM
-This player holds a career 25-0 record in Grand slam second round matches in his career so far..

-The last player to take a set from R.Federer in the first round match of a grand slam was? and which slam/year?

-How many best of 5 set matches has R.Nadal lost on clay in his career so far?

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 01:20 AM
The answers to the last two are Acasuso at the 2003 US Open, and 0.

Of course Hartfield at RG last year and Phau at this year's AO both served for the opening set against him, so it might have been a great deal more recent.

Johnny Groove
02-22-2007, 01:23 AM
-This player holds a career 25-0 record in Grand slam second round matches in his career so far..

Federer has never lost 2nd round in a slam

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 01:26 AM
Haha, the first man I discounted was Federer.... I must have thought one of his two consecutive AO defeats to Clement as a youngster was in the second round, when they were both third round matches.

Johnny Groove
02-22-2007, 01:28 AM
Haha, the first man I discounted was Federer.... I must have thought one of his two consecutive AO defeats to Clement as a youngster was in the second round, when they were both third round matches.

he was the first one that popped into my mind :lol: Then i went to make sure :devil:

btw, about nadal and 5 setters, hes not only undefeated on clay, but has a 6-2 overall record

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 01:31 AM
Anyone want to try my question on the previous page? You'll find the answer quite funny/unusual.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 01:39 AM
yes, correct on mine..
Nadal has never lost a best of 5 set match on clay in his life yet...
27-0.

how are we gonne get this pain in the butt out of roland garros in a few months time :(


i had a think about your Q sjengster, still nothing has came to me.

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 01:56 AM
It's not a statistic or anything like that, it's an incident that occurred during the two matches.

Action Jackson
02-22-2007, 02:00 AM
Federer won both the matches.

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 02:01 AM
Federer won both the matches.

I did say on the last page, besides the obvious similarity. :p

I doubt anyone'll be able to get it, if I give a clue then it'll become obvious immediately..... well, I'll leave it open for a little while.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 02:02 AM
was it one of those served 4 straight aces or 4 straight double fault things, by fed.

i never saw that vienna final

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 02:17 AM
I only saw bits of it myself, but I did catch the important moments. OK, big clue: it's to do with how the match ended in both cases.

Action Jackson
02-22-2007, 02:19 AM
Double fault from Novak and Ljubo.

Sjengster
02-22-2007, 02:23 AM
Double fault from Novak and Ljubo.

I thought you'd have remembered the Miami final, it was quite recent... :p

OK, here it is: in both cases Federer won the title with a lucky letcord on his opponent's serve. In Miami he scraped back a booming serve from Ljubicic at 7-6 in the third set TB and the cross-court return hit the net and dropped over; against Novak he was matchpoint up at 5-4 in the fourth set, hit a big forehand down the line mid-rally which also dropped over for the win. I recall the Vienna crowd weren't too happy about it, LOL.

Action Jackson
02-22-2007, 02:27 AM
I don't watch much of the American events and not surprised the Vienna crowd weren't happy.

Johnny Groove
02-22-2007, 02:35 AM
I don't watch much of the American events and not surprised the Vienna crowd weren't happy.

i must admit, even Mr. South Florida here didnt care too much about tha 06 miami final :zzz:

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 02:38 AM
i must admit, even Mr. South Florida here didnt care too much about tha 06 miami final :zzz:What about the 05 final?
in a dark room for 3 days afterwards sobbing and hugging your teddy bear?


:D

Action Jackson
02-26-2007, 08:09 AM
Here is a question and no cheating (using Google).

- Which two current players met twice in the same year? Both their matches were special for different reasons? They both won 1 match each.

Name the players and the 2 unusual things about the 2 matches?

ys
03-22-2007, 02:35 AM
Here is a question and no cheating (using Google).

- Which two current players met twice in the same year? Both their matches were special for different reasons? They both won 1 match each.

Name the players and the 2 unusual things about the 2 matches?

Too vague of a question.. Give more details

Here is my question.. This player holds a winning record on grass against 3 Wimbledon champs, totalling more than 5 Wimbledon titles between them.. yet he never reached even Wimbledon semifinals..

Action Jackson
03-22-2007, 04:23 AM
Here is a question and no cheating (using Google).

- Which two current players met twice in the same year? Both their matches were special for different reasons? They both won 1 match each.

Name the players and the 2 unusual things about the 2 matches?

- Both players are German speakers.
- The year was 2004 when the 2 strange matches happened.
- They have played once this year already and in total have played 3 matches.
- One was a former high ranked player.

R.Federer
03-22-2007, 04:41 AM
Before the elaboration, I was thinking of Haas and Tojo. There was a year in which who qualified for the year ending Cup came down to the last match of the year or something. If I remember correctly, they met one time previously that year. But now I don't know if Tojo speaks German.

I did not use Google (which explains why the answer is probably way off)

Action Jackson
03-22-2007, 04:45 AM
It's not Tojo or Haas and both are native German speakers in question.

Sjengster
03-22-2007, 05:21 AM
One guess I had was Schuettler and Seppi. "A former high ranked player" suggested Schuettler to me, and I had a hunch the other guy would be someone who spoke the language but wasn't actually German.

Schuettler saved matchpoints in their first meeting in 2004 in Kitzbuhel (about 10, I think), and then Seppi did likewise in beating him in the first round of the US Open from two sets down. But then that's the same reason, not two different ones, so.....

Action Jackson
03-22-2007, 07:08 AM
One guess I had was Schuettler and Seppi. "A former high ranked player" suggested Schuettler to me, and I had a hunch the other guy would be someone who spoke the language but wasn't actually German.

Schuettler saved matchpoints in their first meeting in 2004 in Kitzbuhel (about 10, I think), and then Seppi did likewise in beating him in the first round of the US Open from two sets down. But then that's the same reason, not two different ones, so.....

You got it right Sjengster it's Seppi and Schuettler.

Schuettler saved 10 mps in Kitzi and then Seppi came back from 2 sets down to win their US Open match. It's the first time either had done that feat.

Sjengster
03-22-2007, 06:30 PM
Oh right, so it was two different reasons.... Seppi coming back from two sets down but not saving matchpoints as Schuettler did.

But you got something wrong, George (in fact that's why I didn't think it could be those two); they have played another time. The first round of Hamburg 2005, Seppi won a tight three-setter and eventually made the quarters where he was demolished by Gasquet. I remember sitting through all three of those quite painful sets, it was an error-fest from both.

Action Jackson
03-22-2007, 07:29 PM
Oh right, so it was two different reasons.... Seppi coming back from two sets down but not saving matchpoints as Schuettler did.

But you got something wrong, George (in fact that's why I didn't think it could be those two); they have played another time. The first round of Hamburg 2005, Seppi won a tight three-setter and eventually made the quarters where he was demolished by Gasquet. I remember sitting through all three of those quite painful sets, it was an error-fest from both.

I know Seppi qualified for Hamburg, where he beat Canas when Willy was on the verge of the top 10, as for the Schuettler match, thanks for bringing that to my attention, that was garbage tennis, though better than the WTA though.

uglyamerican
03-22-2007, 10:59 PM
As usual--appologies if this has been asked before.

What are the head-to-head numbers between (A) the player who first beat Federer at a Slam, and (B) the player who first lost to Federer in a slam?

Corey Feldman
03-22-2007, 11:37 PM
Rafter - Chang ?

7-4 chang.

Johnny Groove
03-22-2007, 11:40 PM
What about the 05 final?
in a dark room for 3 days afterwards sobbing and hugging your teddy bear?


:D

not really, luckily, the clay season was right around the corner :)

Corey Feldman
03-22-2007, 11:44 PM
Only took you a month to answer me
:p

Johnny Groove
03-22-2007, 11:45 PM
Only took you a month to answer me
:p

the thread wasnt bumped :p

uglyamerican
03-22-2007, 11:45 PM
Rafter - Chang ?

7-4 chang.

:yeah: I found that h2h a little surprising.

Corey Feldman
03-26-2007, 01:56 AM
-In 1999 Richard Krajicek defeated this player in the opening round 4 times (Indian Wells, Rome, Roland Garros and Long Island) ?
-Which player did Pete Sampras defeat by the identical scoreline (7-6, 6-4, 6-4) during the 1996 & 1998 Wimbledon championships ?

marti_228
03-26-2007, 02:02 AM
First answer is Jan Michael Gambill and the second one is Mark Philippoussis.

Corey Feldman
03-26-2007, 02:08 AM
Correct Marti.

Asmus
03-31-2007, 01:05 AM
What player has won tournaments on five different continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia?

scoobs
03-31-2007, 01:09 AM
Sjeng Schalken?

ASP0315
03-31-2007, 01:09 AM
Willy Canas offcourse. :)
Asia
Chennai
Shanghai.

North America
Toronto(AMS)

Africa
Casablanca

Europe
Stuttgart
Umag

South America
Costa Do Sauipe

ChinoRios4Ever
03-31-2007, 01:09 AM
Sjeng Schalken?

Sjengster
03-31-2007, 01:13 AM
Not trying to make me feel better, are you? Just kidding.

Anyway, it's Agassi, Schalken and Canas, and since the first two are now retired Canas is the only active player to have achieved it. He's also the only one to do it on the five continents mentioned by the thread starter.

Agassi and Schalken have won in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia (or is it Oceania?); and they do have the added distinction of winning titles on every surface. Interestingly enough, all three men have won their South American title in Brazil, although it doesn't surprise me somewhow that Agassi and Schalken won it on hard and Canas on clay.

Neely
03-31-2007, 01:13 AM
Well, if you want to count North and South America as different continents, Schalken has won on six continents because you can also add Australia to that :)

edit:

ah damn, correction: because Sjengster posted above, I see Schalken is missing the Africa title then which I thought he had, so it's still "only" five continents!

ASP0315
03-31-2007, 01:16 AM
Well, if you want to count North and South America as different continents, Schalken has won on six continents because you can also add Australia to that :lol:

Schalken din't win in Africa.

Sjengster
03-31-2007, 01:16 AM
Well, if you want to count North and South America as different continents, Schalken has won on six continents because you can also add Australia to that :lol:

No title in Africa. :p Casablanca is the only place one can win in Africa at the moment, so Canas did well winning his first title there. It wouldn't surprise me if he won a warm-up event during the Australian summer next year or the one after, giving him the six continent tag. Still need tournament wins on grass and indoors though (he did make finals on both those surfaces back in 2001).

ASP0315
03-31-2007, 01:21 AM
No title in Africa. :p Casablanca is the only place one can win in Africa at the moment, so Canas did well winning his first title there. It wouldn't surprise me if he won a warm-up event during the Australian summer next year or the one after, giving him the six continent tag. Still need tournament wins on grass and indoors though (he did make finals on both those surfaces back in 2001).

Yes. Which comes to the question which player won on all six continents.??

Neely
03-31-2007, 01:27 AM
yeah sorry for the confusion, because I was pretty much convinced he had something like Casablanca in his collection :o

shotgun
03-31-2007, 03:06 AM
As James posted a while back, no one will have won titles on all continents until the ATP starts holding a tournament in Antarctica. :D

Oh, and Central America as well, if you wish to differentiate the Americas.

R.Federer
03-31-2007, 06:21 AM
As James posted a while back, no one will have won titles on all continents until the ATP starts holding a tournament in Antarctica. :D

Arctic Circle Open, that's the one I am waiting for.

ASP0315
04-01-2007, 02:36 AM
As James posted a while back, no one will have won titles on all continents until the ATP starts holding a tournament in Antarctica. :D
Oh, and Central America as well, if you wish to differentiate the Americas.

maybe they should start a new game called ice-tennis.:lol: (like ice hockey.)

Most of Central America comes under North America. ;)

Johnny Groove
04-01-2007, 02:40 AM
Arctic Circle Open, that's the one I am waiting for.

you mean ANTarctic cirlce open? :lol:

Metis
04-01-2007, 02:54 AM
As James posted a while back, no one will have won titles on all continents until the ATP starts holding a tournament in Antarctica. :D


They should. I hear they have experienced ballkids down there.

http://www.nobodyssweetheart.com/projects/december/images/penguin.jpg


Nobody though would like to play against this guy. He would be the crowd favorite after all (and he has a double-handed forehand :D)


http://www.bjimportsusa.com/webart/Products/585_2.jpg



(sorry, this is the only way I can contribute in this thread since I have been following tennis for the last 2 years only :lol:)

shotgun
04-01-2007, 02:54 AM
Most of Central America comes under North America. ;)

Depends on the educational system. ;)

Here we're taught that Central America comprehends the American countries from Guatemala/Belize to Panama, plus the Caribbean islands.

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 08:45 AM
Here is one question. It could be easy for some of us.

Which town ( yes, it's a regional centre) has a population of 110 000 people and has produced 4 top 100 players ? Name the town, the country and the players?

No, Bradenton and the Sunglasses Forehand factory don't count.

All_Slam_Andre
04-15-2007, 09:03 AM
Here is one question. It could be easy for some of us.

Which town ( yes, it's a regional centre) has a population of 110 000 people and has produced 4 top 100 players ? Name the town, the country and the players?



I read about this town somewhere. It's Tandil in Argentina, producing Juan Monaco and Juan Martin del Potro who are both currently in the top 100, plus Mariano Zabaleta who has reached world no. 21, and retired player Guillermo Perez-Roldan who reached world no. 13.

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 09:09 AM
I read about this town somewhere. It's Tandil in Argentina, producing Juan Monaco and Juan Martin del Potro who are both currently in the top 100, plus Mariano Zabaleta who has reached world no. 21, and retired player Guillermo Perez-Roldan who reached world no. 13.

Yes, you got the answer.

uglyamerican
05-06-2007, 05:11 PM
Q: What were the competitiors in the last final in which the winner lost a set 6-0, but won the title?

Today's result, which is not yet final at the time of this post, is not the answer I'm looking for.

Black Adam
05-06-2007, 05:17 PM
Q: What were the competitiors in the last final in which the winner lost a set 6-0, but won the title?

Today's result, which is not yet final at the time of this post, is not the answer I'm looking for.

Monte CARLO 2005 Final. Guillermo Coria bagelled Nadal but still lost in 4 sets 6-3 6-1 0-6 7-5

uglyamerican
05-06-2007, 05:24 PM
Monte CARLO 2005 Final. Guillermo Coria bagelled Nadal but still lost in 4 sets 6-3 6-1 0-6 7-5

There is a more recent one.

shotgun
05-06-2007, 06:23 PM
Palermo 2005

Igor Andreev (RUS) d. (6)Filippo Volandri (ITA) 0-6 6-1 6-3

Action Jackson
05-06-2007, 06:47 PM
I think that's the answer.

Here is one.

- Which player served over 80% of 1st serves for the match and didn't win a game for the match. The clues are both of these are current players and it has happened since 2000.

stebs
05-06-2007, 07:09 PM
I think that's the answer.

Here is one.

- Which player served over 80% of 1st serves for the match and didn't win a game for the match. The clues are both of these are current players and it has happened since 2000.

This is a guess. Possible Murray beating Kendrick? I remember Kendrick was injured so it wouldn;t be a surprise if his far slower serves went in a lot of the time.

Action Jackson
05-06-2007, 07:10 PM
This is a guess. Possible Murray beating Kendrick? I remember Kendrick was injured so it wouldn;t be a surprise if his far slower serves went in a lot of the time.

Not Kendrick.

shotgun
05-06-2007, 08:04 PM
- Which player served over 80% of 1st serves for the match and didn't win a game for the match. The clues are both of these are current players and it has happened since 2000.

Monaco against Canas, Rome 2005.

Action Jackson
05-06-2007, 08:08 PM
Monaco against Canas, Rome 2005.

Booooooooo, you got it right :p

Monaco served it at 85 percent in this match and got the 0 and 0 treatment.

This match happened in the 1990s and both are retired. One is South American and the other European and they played a service games that lasted 20 minutes. Name the players, the event and the venue?

Voo you aren't allowed to answer this :p

shotgun
05-06-2007, 08:10 PM
1. Who was the last player to have won an ATP title as a qualifier?
2. Name the last three players to have won an ATP title as a wildcard.

shotgun
05-06-2007, 08:11 PM
Booooooooo, you got it right :p

Monaco served it at 85 percent in this match and got the 0 and 0 treatment.

:D

Action Jackson
05-06-2007, 08:13 PM
1. Almagro in Valencia 06.
2. One of the answers was Baghdatis in Zagreb in 07, the others I am not answering.

shotgun
05-06-2007, 08:17 PM
1. Almagro in Valencia 06.
2. One of the answers was Baghdatis in Zagreb in 07, the others I am not answering.

Correct.

stebs
05-06-2007, 09:03 PM
Question:

In the open era there have been many times when players have met in the same slam in consecutive years. Name one occurance of players meeting THREE times in succession in:

1. The quarter finals of a particular slam
2. The semi finals of a particular slam
3. The finals of a particular slam

Henry Chinaski
05-06-2007, 09:10 PM
2. Name the last three players to have won an ATP title as a wildcard.

The Poo in Newport and Ljubo in Chennai are 2 I remember from last year. No sure if they were the last 2 before Baghdatis though...

shotgun
05-06-2007, 09:33 PM
The Poo in Newport and Ljubo in Chennai are 2 I remember from last year. No sure if they were the last 2 before Baghdatis though...

Poo in Newport is right.

Ljubicic no, because there were a few others to have done it after him.

Forever-Delayed
05-06-2007, 10:30 PM
2. Name the last three players to have won an ATP title as a wildcard.

I guess Fish in Houston 06 was a wild card when he won the title

shotgun
05-06-2007, 11:57 PM
I guess Fish in Houston 06 was a wild card when he won the title

He was, but he isn't among the last three to have done it.

Foosimoo
05-07-2007, 12:25 AM
Canas in Costa Do Sauipe :scratch:

shotgun
05-07-2007, 12:54 AM
Canas in Costa Do Sauipe :scratch:

:yeah:

Tomy
05-07-2007, 03:03 AM
1) Who won the "comeback of the year" award in 2001?
2) Which is/was the best doubles team in the period 1985-2007?

uglyamerican
05-07-2007, 06:28 AM
1) Who won the "comeback of the year" award in 2001?
2) Which is/was the best doubles team in the period 1985-2007?

#1--Based on 2001 results? It would have to be Ivanisevic. If it was given in 2001 based on 2000 results, then I'm not sure.

#2--The Woodies???

Tomy
05-07-2007, 09:19 AM
#1--Based on 2001 results? It would have to be Ivanisevic. If it was given in 2001 based on 2000 results, then I'm not sure.

#2--The Woodies???

1) It was given in 2001, so this one is wrong.
2) :wavey:

stebs
05-07-2007, 09:25 AM
1) It was given in 2001, so this one is wrong.
2) :wavey:

Again I'm guessing but it could be Canas?

If so then I think it is an award he is likely to win more than once in his career.

Action Jackson
05-07-2007, 09:32 AM
1) Who won the "comeback of the year" award in 2001?

Sergi Bruguera.

Tomy
05-07-2007, 09:40 AM
Again I'm guessing but it could be Canas?

If so then I think it is an award he is likely to win more than once in his career.

CORRECT!

Tomy
05-07-2007, 09:45 AM
Sergi Bruguera.

Sergi got it on 2000.

shotgun
05-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Since 1973 when the current ranking system began, name the three players that reached the top 10 before they won their first ATP title.

LaTenista
05-11-2007, 03:38 PM
1) Baghdatis

I don't have a clue who the other two are.

The_Nadal_effect
05-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Who was the last Italian to win the Roma and RG and in which year?

MisterQ
05-11-2007, 04:40 PM
Who was the last Italian to win the Roma and RG and in which year?

Panatta in 1976.

Tomy
05-11-2007, 05:23 PM
Since 1973 when the current ranking system began, name the three players that reached the top 10 before they won their first ATP title.

Really tough one... Any hints? Baghdatis is the only one coming to my mind... Nalbandian was close, but he didn't reach top 10 after Wimbledon. I guess they should be players getting into an unexpected Grand Slam final, but I don't know.

shotgun
05-11-2007, 05:23 PM
1) Baghdatis

:yeah:

Tom_Bombadil
05-11-2007, 05:25 PM
Carlos Moya?

shotgun
05-11-2007, 05:27 PM
Really tough one... Any hints? Baghdatis is the only one coming to my mind... Nalbandian was close, but he didn't reach top 10 after Wimbledon. I guess they should be players getting into an unexpected Grand Slam final, but I don't know.

These two players are already retired. One reached his peak in the late 90's/early 2000's, and the other one in the 80's.

EDIT: No for Moya as he hasn't retired yet, obviously.

shotgun
05-11-2007, 05:32 PM
Btw, Tomy, Nalbandian won his first title in Estoril 2002, a couple of months before reaching the Wimbledon final.

Tom_Bombadil
05-11-2007, 05:39 PM
Then it has to be Alex Corretja.

shotgun
05-11-2007, 05:44 PM
Not Corretja. He broke into the top 10 in 1997, while his first title was Buenos Aires '94.

l_mac
05-11-2007, 05:50 PM
I thought maybe Magnus Norman, but I checked and I was wrong. :(

keqtqiadv
05-11-2007, 05:54 PM
Grosjean?

edit: oh, he hasn't retired yet :smash:

Taz Warrior
05-11-2007, 06:53 PM
Cedric Pioline?

shotgun
05-11-2007, 07:10 PM
Cedric Pioline?

Correct!

In 1993, Pioline reached five finals (including US Open and Monte Carlo), and didn't win any of them. He would only win his first title in Copenhagen, 1996.

LaTenista
05-11-2007, 07:53 PM
There are a ton of missing rankings at ATPtennis.com so I'm giving up on figuring out the guy from the 80s.

Sjengster
05-11-2007, 08:24 PM
Mikael Pernfors. I thought of him quite quickly - surprise Slam finalist, I knew he didn't win many career titles, and in fact he only won his first title two years after the final appearance at RG.

shotgun
05-11-2007, 08:36 PM
Mikael Pernfors. I thought of him quite quickly - surprise Slam finalist, I knew he didn't win many career titles, and in fact he only won his first title two years after the final appearance at RG.

:hatoff:

Unlike Pioline, he never got back to the top 10 after first cracking it in 1986. :sad:

Even though he would only win his most important title (out of three) in 1993, in the Canadian TMS.

Tomy
05-11-2007, 09:45 PM
:bigclap:
Nice question shotgun!

Tomy
05-11-2007, 10:06 PM
Bycicles

1) Who was the last player to reach a 6-0 against Roger Federer?
2) Who was the last player to recieve a 6-0 from Roger Federer?
3) Who was the last player to reach a 6-0 against Rafa Nadal?
4) Who was the last player to recieve a 6-0 from Rafa Nadal?
5) Who was the last player to achieve a 6-0?

Nathaliia
05-11-2007, 10:10 PM
Federer bageled Ferrer in Monte Carlo this year and Nadal bageled Berdych also in Monte Carlo.

Other questions for other people :)