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Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 06:59 AM
BG, I meant singles titles and have rephrased the question.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 07:00 AM
Didn't Connors win the USO twice when it was on clay? If so, him.


If that's the case, then two people have done it.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 07:00 AM
74 for Connors was grass.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 07:03 AM
No, it's not Connors. 3 on hardcourt at the US Open, 1 on grass and 1 on clay.

Snoo Foo
04-15-2008, 07:08 AM
This is a real question, by which I mean I don't know the answer. Did the Llodra/Roddick match on Friday set a new record for total aces in a DC rubber? Or maybe even somewhere on the list of total aces in any kind of match? It had to be some kind of record.

bad gambler
04-15-2008, 07:09 AM
Mats Wilander? He won the AO both when they played in Kooyong on grass and the first year they moved it to Flinders Park on the hard

He of course won at RG a few times

Clay Death
04-15-2008, 07:12 AM
Mats Wilander? He won a couple on AO both when they played in Kooyong on grass and the first year they moves it to Flinders Park on the hard

that is probably the right answer. Lendl did win at least-- 2 clay titles, 2 hard court titles, and 2 australian opens.

without looking it up, i cant seem to remember if those 2 australian open titles were on grass.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 07:13 AM
Mats Wilander? He won the AO both when they played in Kooyong on grass and the first year they moved it to Flinders Park on the hard

He of course won at RG a few times

Congratulations, yes it's the man known as Wilander. He still has another record, do you know what that is?

2 Slams on grass
3 on clay
2 on hardcourt at the AO and New York

LeChuck
04-15-2008, 07:45 AM
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but Mats is the only player that has won the Australian Open title on both grass and hard.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 07:59 AM
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but Mats is the only player that has won the Australian Open title on both grass and hard.

No, Edberg won at Kooyong as well as Flinders Park, so that's not it.

bad gambler
04-15-2008, 08:03 AM
Is it something to do with his slam performances?

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 08:05 AM
Is it something to do with his slam performances?

It does.

Aphex
04-15-2008, 08:15 AM
Easy one.

Who is the only man to win at least 2 GS Singles titles on clay, grass and hardcourt?I know this one.:D

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 08:16 AM
I know this one.:D

Do you know the other record Wilander still holds?

Aphex
04-15-2008, 08:17 AM
Too late.:o

Aloimeh
04-15-2008, 08:17 AM
It does.

Edberg killed someone.

bad gambler
04-15-2008, 08:18 AM
It does.

You are going to have to give us some clues. I would have said winning the AO on different surfaces

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 08:19 AM
You are going to have to give us some clues. I would have said winning the AO on different surfaces

It has something to do with the GS titles, the one clue I will give, has to do with a specific timeframe. Does that help?

Aphex
04-15-2008, 08:22 AM
RG junior champ 81, RG champ 82?

bad gambler
04-15-2008, 08:23 AM
It has something to do with the GS titles, the one clue I will give, has to do with a specific timeframe. Does that help?

Only man to win the same slam as both a junior pro slam in consecutive years?

bad gambler
04-15-2008, 08:26 AM
Ah Aphex beat me to it :p

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 08:37 AM
Only man to win the same slam as both a junior pro slam in consecutive years?

He is the 2nd guy to do that after Rosewall did it in 52/53 at the Aus Open, though with Wilander he did in the Open era.

I will accept the Aphex answer, but there is one more record as well. It has something to do with the Slam victories, the plural should help and a timeframe.

LeChuck
04-15-2008, 11:07 AM
No, Edberg won at Kooyong as well as Flinders Park, so that's not it.

I think that Edberg's two singles Aussie Open titles came in 1985 and 1987, before the relocation and change of surface from grass to hard which occured in 1988. He won the doubles title at Flinders Park in 1996 though, so I probably should have specified that Mats is the only person to have achieved the feat in singles.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 11:14 AM
I think that Edberg's two singles Aussie Open titles came in 1985 and 1987, before the relocation and change of surface from grass to hard which occured in 1988. He won the doubles title at Flinders Park in 1996 though, so I probably should have specified that Mats is the only person to have achieved the feat in singles.

Yes. Mats is the only guy to achieve it in singles to win 2 or more Slams on grass, clay and hardcourt.

He did the junior RG/senior RG double within 12 months, but there is something else he holds the record for, when it comes to his Slam victories and it has something to do with his age as well.

I will give you another chance to get it.

LeChuck
04-15-2008, 11:24 AM
Yes. Mats is the only guy to achieve it in singles to win 2 or more Slams on grass, clay and hardcourt.

He did the junior RG/senior RG double within 12 months, but there is something else he holds the record for, when it comes to his Slam victories and it has something to do with his age as well.

I will give you another chance to get it.

The only thing else I can think of is that Mats is the only player that has won 4 grand slam titles before his 21st birthday.

Action Jackson
04-15-2008, 11:27 AM
The only thing else I can think of is that Mats is the only player that has won 4 grand slam titles before his 21st birthday.

Yes, that's it he has the most GS titles by a teenager and won 4 before he was 20.

Stensland
05-18-2008, 06:49 PM
hi there, stats fellas! :wavey:

i was wondering if we could maybe have a thread where people may ask all kinds of questions concerning records and stuff - knowing that voo de mar is always up to date with his data that might make sense. of course other mtf'ers can help out, too. the search on mtf didn't have any results, so apparently there's no such thread floating around here.

first up i was wondering: when was the last time germany didn't have any seeds in a grand slam? given that kiefer wasn't able to beat seppi the italian got the #32 in paris next week. haas, berrer and kohlschreiber won't be seeded either.

another thing i was wondering (and what made me come up with the thread): what's the record for consecutive games won vs. federer? nadal was at 7 today, from 1-5 down to 7-5, 1-0 break up.

i'm counting on ya. :)

Jimnik
05-18-2008, 06:52 PM
Losing 7 games in a row is probably the worst run Federer has had, in any match, since 2002.

But I'm only guessing here. :shrug:

Black Adam
05-18-2008, 07:03 PM
I think PMKisinnocent has already made a thread called Useless Tennis Trivia.

Voo de Mar
05-18-2008, 07:08 PM
knowing that voo de mar is always up to date

:wavey: Not always, but very often :p


first up i was wondering: when was the last time germany didn't have any seeds in a grand slam? given that kiefer wasn't able to beat seppi the italian got the #32 in paris next week. haas, berrer and kohlschreiber won't be seeded either.

Roland Garros 2001 - the last GS event with only 16 seeded players.


another thing i was wondering (and what made me come up with the thread): what's the record for consecutive games won vs. federer? nadal was at 7 today, from 1-5 down to 7-5, 1-0 break up.


Federer lost 10 games in a row in Masters final in Shanghai 2005 against Nalbandian: from 1:0* in the 4th set to 0:4* in the 5th.

Stensland
05-18-2008, 07:17 PM
brilliant! thanks. :worship:

ugotlobbed
07-01-2008, 05:01 AM
1. Who has the longest consecutive match win streak on Clay?
2. What player beat him to end the streak?
3. What male player won 5 consecutive Wimbledon Singles titles?
4. What female player won Wimbledon after having a child?
5. Name 2 top ten female players that left the game within the last 12 months?
6. Who is the oldest player still in the Wimbledon men's singles draw?
7. Last round he eliminated the other oldest player in the men's singles draw - who was eliminated?
8. What male has won the calendar year Grand Slam on more than 2 surfaces?
9. What player won the Grand Slam before Open Tennis and 7 years later after Open Tennis?





10. What Swede is NOT a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame?
King of Sweden, Gustav 5 Stefan Edberg Mats Wilander Bjorn Borg Jonas Bjorkman

11. Who has NEVER coached Andre Agassi?
Mike Agassi Brad Gilbert Paul Annacone Nick Bollettieri Darren Cahill

12. Which No. 1 player has Peter Lundgren never coached
Safin Rios Federer Hewitt


13. In 1973, the Battle of the Sexes took place at the Houston Astrodome before a crowd of 30,472 and before an estimated 50 million who watched on TV. Who won the match? Bonus: How much money did the winner take home?

14. Which year was the Australian Open not played? 1922 1953 1986 1994 Why was it not played?

15. Select the players that won Roland Garros French Open… Male 6 times Female 7 times
McEnroe-Navratilova Smith-King Borg-Evert Courier-Graf Agassi-Hingis

16. Circle the 4 players that have Not won a Calendar year Grand Slam
Budge King Sampras Graf Agassi Court Laver Navratilova

17. Name the Country of each No. 1 player… Bill Tilden, 1920-25 Rene Lacoste 1927 Fred Perry 1934-36

18. What 2 Americans have NOT been ranked No. 1 on ATP Tour since its inception?
Sampras Courier McEnroe Connors Roddick Agassi Chang Martin

19. Oldest US Open Champion (singles, doubles or mixed)?

20. Name 4 Wilson racquet technologies/families…

21. First Player to reach 20 Wimbledon titles (singles, doubles and mixed)
Chris Evert Pete Sampras John McEnroe Billie Jean King Elizabeth Ryan

22. Winner of most Gentlemen's Wimbledon Singles championships…
Pete Sampras Bjorn Borg Stefan Edberg Boris Becker

23. What American female is currently ranked in the top 10 on the WTA computer?

24. What players had the best match winning percentage for one season? Pick a man and woman.
Federer 2005 McEnroe 1984 Evert 1982 Navratilova 1983

25. Name the newest racquet technology for each brand
a. Wilson b. Prince
b. Head c. Babolat
c. Volkl d. Dunlop

26. Most number of US Open Men's Singles Finals 10 and titles 7
Sampras Borg McEnroe Bill Tilden Agassi Courier


27. Who is the national tennis center named after?
a. Center Court
b. Court 1?

28. Name 2 tennis players that have Hosted Saturday Night Live?

29. What player won the US Open on 3 different surfaces?


30. Who was the first African American to win a Major? Althea Gibson US Open 1957 and 1958


31. What city hosted the largest live audience to watch a tennis match (30, 472 people)?
Spain for Davis Cup New York Houston London Paris


32. What Tennis Player was recently on the cover of men's vogue?

33. What country is Borat from?

34. Last Brit to Win Wimbledon? Virginia Wade 1977 - Fred Perry 1934, 1935, 1936


35. Name the last 5 US Presidents in order from most recent. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Regan, Carter, Nixon,

36. What song did Elton John write about Billie Jean King? Philadelphia Freedom

37. What player participated in both the men's and women's US Open Singles tournament? Dr. Renee Richards had previously played as Richard Raskind.

38. Name the player that beat Dr. Rene Richards in 1977 US Open first round? Or in 1960 first round as a man?

Did you know that Virginia Wade's first round opponent at the 1977 US Open previously competed in the Men's division? Dr. Renee Richards had previously played as Richard Raskind, before undergoing gender reassignment two years earlier. In 1960 he was beaten in the final of the U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills by Australian Neale Fraser. 17 years later the 42 year old ophthalmologist suffered defeat again at the same venue. Quite a distinction nonetheless; playing both in the Men's and Women's event at the US Championships!

Sebby
07-01-2008, 05:59 AM
1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Federer and Borg
4. Court ?
5. Henin and Hingis
6. Schuettler
7. euh..Tipsarevic ?
8. Laver...?
9. Laver
10. Jonas Bjorkman
11. Paul Annacone
12. Hewitt
13. Billie Jean King
14. don't know
15. Borg-Evert
16. King Sampras Agassi Navratilova
17. Lacoste = France, Tilden = USA, Perry = United Kingdom
18. Chang and Martin
19. Navratilova in mixed doubles
20. don't know
21. Billie Jean King
22. Pete Sampras
23. Serena Williams
24. McEnroe 1984 and Navratilova 1983
25. don't know
26. Bill Tilden
27. :confused:
28. don't know
29. Connors
30. Althea Gibson (you gave the answer lol)
31. don't know
32. Federer i suppose
33. lol Kazakhstan
34. you gave the answer again ;)
35. Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush
36. you gave the answer but i won't know
37. you gave the answer but i won't know
38. you gave the answer but i won't know

Ferrero Forever
07-01-2008, 06:19 AM
2 is Ferrero:) I know that much

GlennMirnyi
07-01-2008, 06:32 AM
14: 1986. Because of the change from december to january.

Sebby
07-01-2008, 06:33 AM
2 is Ferrero:) I know that much

Na :p

Federer ended Nadal's streak in 2007 Hamburg final ;)

Sebby
07-01-2008, 06:39 AM
27. (if the question is about flushing meadows :confused:)

Center Court = Arthur Ashe, Court 1 = Billie Jean King

Adler
07-01-2008, 07:51 AM
I think we already have such thread, called "useless mens tennis trivia" or something like that, digged somewhere in the latter pages of GM

Ferrero Forever
07-01-2008, 11:40 AM
Na :p

Federer ended Nadal's streak in 2007 Hamburg final ;)

Oh crap, I forgot about that:sad:. Thanks for correcting me

octatennis
07-01-2008, 07:32 PM
9. roy emmerson

Federerhingis
07-02-2008, 12:11 AM
Who has the longest consecutive match win streak on Clay?
Rafael Nadal
2. What player beat him to end the streak? Roger Federer Hamburg 2007
3. What male player won 5 consecutive Wimbledon Singles titles?
Borg and Federer
4. What female player won Wimbledon after having a child? Evonne Goolagong
5. Name 2 top ten female players that left the game within the last 12 months? Hingis, Clijsters and Henin.
6. Who is the oldest player still in the Wimbledon men's singles draw? Marat Safin

7. Last round he eliminated the other oldest player in the men's singles draw - who was eliminated? Wait he beat Wawrinka? :scratch:

8. What male has won the calendar year Grand Slam on more than 2 surfaces? Laver

9. What player won the Grand Slam before Open Tennis and 7 years later after Open Tennis? Rod Laver





10. What Swede is NOT a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame?Jonas Bjorkman

11. Who has NEVER coached Andre Agassi? Paul Annacone

12. Which No. 1 player has Peter Lundgren never coached Hewitt.


13. In 1973, the Battle of the Sexes took place at the Houston Astrodome before a crowd of 30,472 and before an estimated 50 million who watched on TV. Who won the match? Bonus: How much money did the winner take home? Billie Jean King won, maybe $30,000 dollars?

14. Which year was the Australian Open not played? 1922 1953 1986 1994 Why was it not played? Maybe 1922, right after world war one? huh? So 1922.

15. Select the players that won Roland Garros French Open… Male 6 times Female 7 times
Borg-Evert. (too easy) :lol:

16. Circle the 4 players that have Not won a Calendar year Grand Slam
King Sampras Agassi Navratilova

17. Name the Country of each No. 1 player… Bill Tilden, 1920-25(USA) Rene Lacoste 1927(France) Fred Perry 1934-36(England, United Kingdom)

18. What 2 Americans have NOT been ranked No. 1 on ATP Tour since its inception? Chang Martin

19. Oldest US Open Champion (singles, doubles or mixed)? You got me on this one. Maybe Connors in singles?

20. Name 4 Wilson racquet technologies/families… the K, that's as far as I can go. :lol:

21. First Player to reach 20 Wimbledon titles (singles, doubles and mixed)
Billie Jean King (simple)

22. Winner of most Gentlemen's Wimbledon Singles championships…
Pete Sampras Bjorn Borg Stefan Edberg Boris Becker Wait but isn't it Renshaw? Or he only won the 6 straight? I thought I heard Collins say the other day that he won two or one more after failing to win 7th in a row? huh? :scratch:

23. What American female is currently ranked in the top 10 on the WTA computer? Aren't both Williams ranked inside the top ten, well I don't follow WTA as regularly since summer of '07.

24. What players had the best match winning percentage for one season? Pick a man and woman.
McEnroe 1984 Navratilova 1983

25. Name the newest racquet technology for each brand
a. Wilson K lines b. Prince 03.
b. Head c. Babolat
c. Volkl d. Dunlop

26. Most number of US Open Men's Singles Finals 10 and titles 7
Bill Tilden


27. Who is the national tennis center named after? Billie Jean King
a. Center Court Arthur Ashe
b. Court 1? Louis Armstrong

28. Name 2 tennis players that have Hosted Saturday Night Live? Roddick and Venus?

29. What player won the US Open on 3 different surfaces? Tricky, hmmmmmm?


30. Who was the first African American to win a Major? Althea Gibson US Open 1957 and 1958


31. What city hosted the largest live audience to watch a tennis match (30, 472 people)?
Spain for Davis Cup


32. What Tennis Player was recently on the cover of men's vogue? Roger Federer

33. What country is Borat from?

34. Last Brit to Win Wimbledon? Virginia Wade 1977 - Fred Perry 1934, 1935, 1936


35. Name the last 5 US Presidents in order from most recent. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Regan, Carter, Nixon,

36. What song did Elton John write about Billie Jean King? Philadelphia Freedom

37. What player participated in both the men's and women's US Open Singles tournament? Dr. Renee Richards had previously played as Richard Raskind.

38. Name the player that beat Dr. Rene Richards in 1977 US Open first round? Or in 1960 first round as a man? Have no clue. It's on my tennis magazine though. :lol:

JediFed
07-02-2008, 12:17 AM
29 is Connors, who won the Open on Clay, Grass and Hard.

Sebby
07-02-2008, 12:21 AM
29 is Connors, who won the Open on Clay, Grass and Hard.

That's an impressive achievement :cool:

MacTheKnife
07-02-2008, 12:21 AM
This is great stuff.. Great thread..

Fedex
07-02-2008, 01:05 AM
Who has the longest consecutive match win streak on Clay?
Rafael Nadal
2. What player beat him to end the streak? Roger Federer Hamburg 2007
3. What male player won 5 consecutive Wimbledon Singles titles?
Borg and Federer


Seriously, those have to be the easiest questions in this entire thread.

Federerhingis
07-02-2008, 01:50 AM
Seriously, those have to be the easiest questions in this entire thread.

Indeed, especially because of their recency. ;)

I thought in general those were easy questions for the most part, but entertaining nonetheless, a relatively serious yet relatively recent fan like myself enjoys learning about the history of this marvelous game.

habibko
04-08-2009, 06:39 AM
*BUMP*

this is a fun thread, I remembered it with all the question threads appearing in GM, might as well ask them all here :rolleyes:

- who is the least bagelled player ever, active and retired? (the player who lost the least amount of sets 0-6 in his career)

- who was the last player to win a grand slam match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0? who was his opponent?

- who is/was the player who has remained a top 10 player for the most consecutive years in history?

- how many weeks have Rafael Nadal been ranked #1 up to now?

- how many weeks have Novak Djokovic been ranked #3 up to now?

Har-Tru
04-21-2009, 05:17 PM
*BUMP*

This thread should be revived. My humble contribution:



1) Who are the only two Wimbledon champions to lose in the first round the following year?

2) Who were the famous French "Four Musketeers"?

3) Who was the first player ever to win a Grand Slam using a two-handed backhand? 3b) When? 3c) Where? 3d) What was so special about that final?

4) Which Grand Slam was won by left-handed players for eleven consecutive years? 4b) What years? 4c) Who were those players?

W!MBLEDON
04-21-2009, 05:34 PM
*BUMP*

This thread should be revived. My humble contribution:



1) Who are the only two Wimbledon champions to lose in the first round the following year?

2) Who were the famous French "Four Musketeers"?

3) Who was the first player ever to win a Grand Slam using a two-handed backhand? 3b) When? 3c) Where? 3d) What was so special about that final?

4) Which Grand Slam was won by left-handed players for eleven consecutive years? 4b) What years? 4c) Who were those players?

1) Lleyton Hewitt and Manuel Santana

2) Jean Borotra
Jacques Brugnon
Henri Cochet
René Lacoste

can't be bothered to research the other two

Har-Tru
04-22-2009, 12:38 AM
*BUMP*

This thread should be revived. My humble contribution:



1) Who are the only two Wimbledon champions to lose in the first round the following year?

2) Who were the famous French "Four Musketeers"?

3) Who was the first player ever to win a Grand Slam using a two-handed backhand? 3b) When? 3c) Where? 3d) What was so special about that final?

4) Which Grand Slam was won by left-handed players for eleven consecutive years? 4b) What years? 4c) Who were those players?

It's a shame these threads receive so little attention. W!IMBLEDON got right questions one and two. Here are the answers to the others.

3) Vivian McGrath. 3b) 1937 3c) Australian Championships 3d) His opponent in the final, John Bromwich, also employed a two-handed backhand. No player had ever reached a Grand Slam final using a two-handed backhand before.

4) US Open 4b) 1974-1984 4c) Jimmy Connors (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983), Manuel Orantes (1975), Guillermo Vilas (1977), John McEnroe (1979, 1980, 1981, 1984).

vahep
06-11-2009, 11:24 PM
I could not find this out on a google search, and it would take too long to figure out from the ATP site, but has any player ever retired with a winning record against all their opponents? At first I thought of Connors, but he had a losing record against Borg. Thanks in advance.

Certinfy
06-11-2009, 11:25 PM
If any one did do this i would just be amazed.

habibko
06-12-2009, 12:00 AM
*BUMP*

this is a fun thread, I remembered it with all the question threads appearing in GM, might as well ask them all here :rolleyes:

- who is the least bagelled player ever, active and retired? (the player who lost the least amount of sets 0-6 in his career)

- who was the last player to win a grand slam match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0? who was his opponent?

- who is/was the player who has remained a top 10 player for the most consecutive years in history?

- how many weeks have Rafael Nadal been ranked #1 up to now?

- how many weeks have Novak Djokovic been ranked #3 up to now?

no answers? :rolleyes:

JediFed
06-12-2009, 12:37 AM
- who is the least bagelled player ever, active and retired? (the player who lost the least amount of sets 0-6 in his career)


Ivo Karlovic.


- who was the last player to win a grand slam match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0? who was his opponent?


Lendl vs Barry Moir, USO '87 RND 128.



- who is/was the player who has remained a top 10 player for the most consecutive years in history?


Jimmy Connors.


- how many weeks have Rafael Nadal been ranked #1 up to now?


Since August 17th of 2008. 46 weeks.


- how many weeks have Novak Djokovic been ranked #3 up to now?


Aug 17th 2007 to May 18th 2009. 91 weeks.

l_mac
06-12-2009, 12:50 AM
54 weeks I believe. He gained number three after winning the AO in 2008, and lost it when he got bounced in AO 2009.

That's not right. He first became #3 after Wim 07. And he was #3 right up to Rome this year. I think there was a week or so where he was back down to 4, because wasn't there a fuss about him beating world # 3, 2, and 1 in successive matches when he won Montreal?

JediFed
06-12-2009, 01:17 AM
Borg is the closest.

The only one of any prominence that he has lost to more then once, and with a losing record is Newcombe (1-3) and Leconte (0-2).

He lost to Newcombe twice as an 18 year old in 1974, and somehow lost due to retirement in 1978.

Leconte doesn't really count as that was after he'd retired and came back.

Andre♥
06-12-2009, 01:46 AM
1) When was the last time a match involving Karlovic had a 6-0 set?

2) When was the last time an ATP tournament had eight quarter finalists with the same nationality?

3) When was the last time someone won an ATP tournament with all his main draw matches having at least one tie-break played?

4) When was the last time an ATP tournament final was played between two Asian players?

5) When was the last time an ATP tournament final was played between two players from the qualifying draw?

6) Name the Grand Slam of this decade where most seeds were eliminated in the first round.

7) Name the Grand Slam of this decade where less seeds were eliminated in the first round.

8) Name the last time a Grand Slam semi final round was contested by the first four seeds of the tournament.

9) Name the last time where all eight seeds reached quarter finals in an ATP tournament.

10) Name the last time an ATP tournament saw all eight seeds being eliminated before quarter finals.

11) Name the last time a player won an ATP tournament while dropping a set in every main draw match he played.

12) Who has given most bagels in an ATP tournament he won in this decade?

13) Name the player who currently holds the actual record for most first round eliminations in Grand Slams (the player must have played all recent Grand Slams and obviously lost in the first round of this year's Roland Garros).

14) When was the last time the number one seed in a Grand Slam lost the first set of his first round match?

15) Name the tournament of this decade with most lucky losers.



And now the ultimate question that even I don't know the answer :lol:

GOLDEN QUESTION) Name the player who has won an ATP tournament in this decade while dropping the biggest amount of games. Use an average of games dropped/sets played, in order to avoid discrepancies between tournaments with a best of 3 final and tournaments with a best of 5 final.


Have fun! :yeah:

I'll post the answers in exactly one month.

Blarghman
06-12-2009, 02:55 AM
Some fun questions here, thanks :cool:

1) When was the last time a match involving Karlovic had a 6-0 set?

2006, qualifying for Queens. Karlovic lost the match by retirement, but took the first set from Bogmolov 6-0.

8) Name the last time a Grand Slam semi final round was contested by the first four seeds of the tournament.


Got this one pretty quickly, pretty sure it was 2006 RG - Nadal, Fed, Ljubicic and Nalbandian.

Also happened at 2005 AO - Safin, Hewitt, Federer, Roddick.

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 12:59 AM
A Pre-Open Era question:

Who was the first man to win two different major ("Grand Slam") singles tournaments? (Multiple singles titles at the same tournament don't count).

And when did this happen?

mitalidas
06-13-2009, 01:02 AM
A Pre-Open Era question:

Who was the first man to win two different major ("Grand Slam") singles tournaments? (Multiple singles titles at the same tournament don't count).

And when did this happen?

Is it Newcomb?

When? Er.... well, Pre-Open era :D

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 01:05 AM
Is it Newcomb?

When? Er.... well, Pre-Open era :D

Much earlier than Newcombe...

It's a rather obscure answer, to be honest. :lol:

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 01:10 AM
I will follow my previous question up with its logical extension...

Who was the first man to win three different major tournaments? When did this happen?

l_mac
06-13-2009, 01:14 AM
Much earlier than Newcombe...

It's a rather obscure answer, to be honest. :lol:

Laurence Doherty. 1903 :cool:

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 01:15 AM
Laurence Doherty. 1903 :cool:

Yes indeed. :yeah:

l_mac
06-13-2009, 01:17 AM
I will follow my previous question up with its logical extension...

Who was the first man to win three different major tournaments? When did this happen?

Lacoste? 1926. Or is there one earlier?

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 01:18 AM
Lacoste? 1926. Or is there one earlier?

Correct. :)

Interestingly, Henri Cochet completed the very same feat just one year later.

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 01:46 AM
A numerical oddity:

Since the very first Wimbledon in 1877,

73 men have won just one major ("Grand Slam") singles tournament.
29 men have won two...
17 men have won three...
9 men have won four...

7 men have won six...
8 men have won seven...
5 men have won eight... (etc...)

And yet, only 2 men have won just five majors. Who are they?

Black Adam
06-13-2009, 01:49 AM
A numerical oddity:

Since the very first Wimbledon in 1877,

73 men have won just one major ("Grand Slam") singles tournament.
29 men have won two...
17 men have won three...
9 men have won four...

7 men have won six...
8 men have won seven...
5 men have won eight... (etc...)

And yet, only 2 men have won just five majors. Who are they?You mean at Wimbledon? If so, then the answer is Borg and Federer.

MisterQ
06-13-2009, 01:51 AM
You mean at Wimbledon? If so, then the answer is Borg and Federer.

No, sorry to be unclear -- five majors total.

l_mac
06-13-2009, 01:52 AM
No, sorry to be unclear -- five majors total.

Frank Sedgman and Tony Trabert.

:D

rocketassist
08-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Is there any player past or present who has defeated both Federer and Nadal in grand slam tennis?

I'm aware Hewitt has beaten both in the best of 5 format, but not sure whether he took out Roger in a major as well as DC.

Correction: Two players have beaten them in best of 5 format, Hewitt is one, who's the other? (past or present)

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Is there any player past or present who has defeated both Federer and Nadal in grand slam tennis?

dont think so

here is a Qst

-which unique occurance happened in Marcelo Rios' run through the draw at 1997 Roland Garros?

Har-Tru
08-06-2009, 05:51 PM
dont think so

here is a Qst

-which unique occurance happened in Marcelo Rios' run through the draw at 1997 Roland Garros?

he played two players names Black consecutively?

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 05:53 PM
Who are the only two players to have played Sampras at every Grand Slam? One should be obvious, the other less so.

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Courier is one? and maybe Chang?

ORGASMATRON
08-06-2009, 06:01 PM
Who are the only two players to have played Sampras at every Grand Slam? One should be obvious, the other less so.

Agassi is probably one, although i cant remeber them playing at the FO. The other one is Courier.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 06:03 PM
Who are the only two players to have played Sampras at every Grand Slam? One should be obvious, the other less so.

Mikkael Tillstrom

he played two players names Black consecutively?Yes, he beat the brothers Wayne and Byron in first 2 rounds - both in 5 sets, WD Har :kiss:

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 06:09 PM
Mikkael Tillstrom

I knew I was going to forget someone else really obvious, but I just wanted to showcase that surprising fact. Even more odd, they played six times and five of them were at the Slams.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 06:15 PM
-what is the significance of Pete Sampras wins over Jaime Yzaga in 1989 and 1995 US Opens?

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 06:28 PM
Agassi is probably one, although i cant remeber them playing at the FO. The other one is Courier.

Nope I knew not to say Agassi. They never met at FO. Sampras could never get that far. :spit:

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Nope I knew not to say Agassi. They never met at FO. Sampras could never get that far. :spit:

they did actually, Agassi destroyed him in 1992 QF ;)

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 06:31 PM
Rightfully so then.

ORGASMATRON
08-06-2009, 06:32 PM
I knew I was going to forget someone else really obvious, but I just wanted to showcase that surprising fact. Even more odd, they played six times and five of them were at the Slams.

Youve never actually given the answer though :o Since we know Agassi is one ill assume that Courier has played Sapmy at the USO since thats the only one i wasnt sure of, which would make him the second one.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 06:35 PM
Todd Martin played Pete at all the GS's as did Chang and Philippoussis

Martin, Courier, Agassi, Chang (beat pete 6-1 6-1 6-1 at RG) , Philippoussis, Tillstrom

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Name these players who have a 2-0 GS match record v Sampras (player one) and 2-0 GS match record v Federer (player two)

Taz Warrior
08-06-2009, 06:46 PM
Is there any player past or present who has defeated both Federer and Nadal in grand slam tennis?

I'm aware Hewitt has beaten both in the best of 5 format, but not sure whether he took out Roger in a major as well as DC.

Correction: Two players have beaten them in best of 5 format, Hewitt is one, who's the other? (past or present)

Jiri Novak

ORGASMATRON
08-06-2009, 07:24 PM
Todd Martin played Pete at all the GS's as did Chang and Philippoussis

Martin, Courier, Agassi, Chang (beat pete 6-1 6-1 6-1 at RG) , Philippoussis, Tillstrom

:spit: Whats wrong with this other guy?

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 07:31 PM
Yeah Courier and Chang were my two because I remember RG. I knew most had gotten Pete in the other 3.

Sapeod
08-06-2009, 07:57 PM
The one for Federer is Gilles Simon. And I think the one for Sampras is Roddick?
He meant in GS. Corretja and Clement are the two for Federer. Dunno the ones for Sampras.

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 08:01 PM
Name these players who have a 2-0 GS match record v Sampras (player one) and 2-0 GS match record v Federer (player two)

I know the one for Federer is Corretja but for Sampras maybe Edberg? I know he has beaten him 2 times..but I don't know for sure if Sampras has beaten Edberg in GS although he leads the H2H.

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 08:01 PM
He meant in GS. Corretja and Clement are the two for Federer. Dunno the ones for Sampras.

Yeah thanks mate, I didn't read that part that's why I deleted the post :)

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 08:16 PM
-what is the significance of Pete Sampras wins over Jaime Yzaga in 1989 and 1995 US Opens?

He avenged a defeat from the year before both times?

Sapeod
08-06-2009, 08:24 PM
Yeah thanks mate, I didn't read that part that's why I deleted the post :)
O.K. No problem :yeah:

Sapeod
08-06-2009, 08:26 PM
He avenged a defeat from the year before both times?
Correct :D

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 08:51 PM
He meant in GS. Corretja and Clement are the two for Federer. Dunno the ones for Sampras.

I know the one for Federer is Corretja but for Sampras maybe Edberg? I know he has beaten him 2 times..but I don't know for sure if Sampras has beaten Edberg in GS although he leads the H2H.Yes, both correct

as was Sjengster about Yzaga

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 08:52 PM
OK, a couple I researched more thoroughly:

This player has wins over 11 of the 14 Grand Slam champions of the 21st century so far, and has beaten Hewitt, Agassi and Federer when they were no. 1 in the world. a) who is he, b) what links the two Slam champions he never managed to beat, and c) what was odd about the one common factor in his losses to both of them?

Something to tell the grandkids: who was the only player ever to beat Sampras and Federer in the same tournament? Quite an easy one, I admit.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 08:56 PM
2nd one is Kiefer in 2002 Halle? and on grass as well Kiwi, what a legendary week

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 08:59 PM
OK, a couple I researched more thoroughly:

This player has wins over 11 of the 14 Grand Slam champions of the 21st century so far, and has beaten Hewitt, Agassi and Federer when they were no. 1 in the world. a) who is he, b) what links the two Slam champions he never managed to beat, and c) what was odd about the one common factor in his losses to both of them?

Something to tell the grandkids: who was the only player ever to beat Sampras and Federer in the same tournament? Quite an easy one, I admit.

Wayne Ferreira?

Corey Feldman
08-06-2009, 09:00 PM
Wayne Ferreira?

Ferreira never beat Fed when he was No.1

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:01 PM
2nd one is Kiefer in 2002 Halle? and on grass as well Kiwi, what a legendary week

Yup. Just for laughs, since we're talking about the guy who beat both Federer and Sampras on grass that year, who was the man who beat them both on clay in 2002?

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 09:08 PM
Yup. Just for laughs, since we're talking about the guy who beat both Federer and Sampras on grass that year, who was the man who beat them both on clay in 2002?

Not in the same tournament, but I think the player you mean is Andrea Gaudenzi?

Federer lost to him in some Master Series I think it was Monte Carlo or something and Sampras lost to him in first round of RG.

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:14 PM
Not in the same tournament, but I think the player you mean is Andrea Gaudenzi?

Federer lost to him in some Master Series I think it was Monte Carlo or something and Sampras lost to him in first round of RG.

Yes, it was in the first round in Rome, and notably in the same tournament the following year Roddick succeeded where Federer failed. In fact those two huge scalps were virtually Gaudenzi's last wins on tour before he retired (funnily enough, his last ever ATP level victory was in the second round of Vina del Mar 03 against a promising young Spaniard named David Ferrer ;)).

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 09:22 PM
OK, a couple I researched more thoroughly:

This player has wins over 11 of the 14 Grand Slam champions of the 21st century so far, and has beaten Hewitt, Agassi and Federer when they were no. 1 in the world. a) who is he, b) what links the two Slam champions he never managed to beat, and c) what was odd about the one common factor in his losses to both of them?

Something to tell the grandkids: who was the only player ever to beat Sampras and Federer in the same tournament? Quite an easy one, I admit.

I know the answer to a)! Fernando Gonzalez!
and b) he didn't beat Gaudio and Costa, both 1 slam wonders and both RG champions. Third one is Ivanisevic but they didn't play each other.

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:24 PM
I know the answer to a)! Fernando Gonzalez!

Good, good, therefore you should know the answers to the other two questions as well...

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 09:27 PM
I'm just gonna go on a random hunch and say c) he had MPs on the ones he didn't beat?

It just feels right.

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:28 PM
You're half-right; that's true of one, but not the other.

Enrique has got the second question right, still waiting on the third.

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 09:29 PM
c) they both haven't reached number 1 of the world in their carreers?

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:30 PM
Nope, it's to do with the matches themselves.

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 09:35 PM
They were both on hardcourt? straight sets? :tape:

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:37 PM
They were both on hardcourt? straight sets? :tape:

You're virtually there, come on....

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 09:39 PM
I give. :help:

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 09:42 PM
They were both in Master Series?

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:42 PM
They were both indoors, against two legends of indoor tennis, Costa and Gaudio. And you were partly right in what you said above, because Gonzalez lost to Gaudio at the TMC in Shanghai in 2005 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 after having matchpoints in the second set, thus allowing Gaudio into the semis to produce his superlative showing against Federer. I bet Gonzo would be a little pissed off if someone informed him about this arcane bit of trivia, knowing that he could have beaten every Slam champion of the decade but one, and every one he faced.

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 09:43 PM
That was gonna be my last guess.

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 09:44 PM
Okay new question.

Who is the only Belgian player with a positive H2H against Roger Federer?

Serenidad
08-06-2009, 09:44 PM
They were both indoors, against two legends of indoor tennis, Costa and Gaudio. And you were partly right in what you said above, because Gonzalez lost to Gaudio at the TMC in Shanghai in 2005 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 after having matchpoints in the second set, thus allowing Gaudio into the semis to produce his superlative showing against Federer. I bet Gonzo would be a little pissed off if someone informed him about this arcane bit of trivia, knowing that he could have beaten every Slam champion of the decade but one, and every one he faced.

Well, technically, he can still beat Gaudio as he is back.

That threw me since Gaudio/Gonzalez have met 4 times so it was a deceptive question.

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:48 PM
Well, technically, he can still beat Gaudio as he is back.

That threw me since Gaudio/Gonzalez have met 4 times so it was a deceptive question.

This is true, I put it in the past tense because the wording was more convenient, but let's hope they do meet again on tour.

No, that's why I said the one common factor in his losses to both of them, because playing indoors is the one thing that links his matches against Costa and Gaudio. :p The other losses to Gaudio were on clay and outdoor hardcourt, which aren't as odd.

Sjengster
08-06-2009, 09:51 PM
Okay new question.

Who is the only Belgian player with a positive H2H against Roger Federer?

Would this be Christophe Van Garsse, by any chance? A man who I gather always managed to play above his usual level in Davis Cup, which was where he beat a seventeen-year old Federer in 1999 (it was the same tie where Malisse got his only win over Federer, since when he's lost six straight against him).

EnriqueIG8
08-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Would this be Christophe Van Garsse, by any chance? A man who I gather always managed to play above his usual level in Davis Cup, which was where he beat a seventeen-year old Federer in 1999 (it was the same tie where Malisse got his only win over Federer, since when he's lost six straight against him).

Yes you're absolutely right :) The Rochus brothers never beaten Federer before although Olivier came very close in Halle one time where he had MP's and lost 3th set tiebreak.

Gaudio2004
08-06-2009, 11:17 PM
New question: which player did Ivo Karlovic lose a 1-6 set to? (The other player took the set 6-1)

EnriqueIG8
08-07-2009, 12:58 AM
New question: which player did Ivo Karlovic lose a 1-6 set to? (The other player took the set 6-1)

Gael Monfils last year on some clay event.

EDIT:
Monte Carlo 2008: Monfils
Sunrise CH 2007: Roitman :eek:
Las Vegas 2006: Blake
Munich 2006: Melzer
Monte Carlo 2005: Ferrero
Hamburg 2005: Gasquet
Montreal 2005: T.Johansson
Mons CH 2005: Petzschner

Wow didn't know he lost that many sets with 6-1 :eek:
Okay 8 sets lost with 6-1 in 4 years span isn't that much but for his serve it is.

EnriqueIG8
08-07-2009, 01:03 AM
New question:

Which player scored a 6-0 set against Dr. Ivo Karlovic?

Gaudio2004
08-07-2009, 01:08 AM
New question:

Which player scored a 6-0 set against Dr. Ivo Karlovic?

Nicolas Kiefer, at Indianopolis, 2004. (6-0, 7-6).

Gaudio2004
08-07-2009, 01:09 AM
New question: which player did Stefen Edberg defeat 6-0 6-0 6-0 in a WIMBLEDON match?

Sapeod
08-07-2009, 01:11 AM
New question: which player did Stefen Edberg defeat 6-0 6-0 6-0 in a WIMBLEDON match?
Stefan Eriksson in the first round of Wimbledon 1987.

rocketassist
08-07-2009, 03:22 AM
Jiri Novak

Spot on. Jiri defeated Nadal 7-6 6-3 7-6 in Davis Cup on Czech soil (or should that be ice), while he turfed Federer in the 2003 Gstaad final in five sets.

rocketassist
08-07-2009, 03:23 AM
Has Karlovic ever scored a 6-0 set of his own?

its.like.that
08-07-2009, 06:17 AM
Has Karlovic ever scored a 6-0 set of his own?

I believe Karlovic has scored four 6-0 sets in his career, although none at ATP level.

One of these matches is a lot more peculiar than the others, and what is the link to Karlovic's opponent today?

Taz Warrior
08-07-2009, 09:23 AM
Spot on. Jiri defeated Nadal 7-6 6-3 7-6 in Davis Cup on Czech soil (or should that be ice), while he turfed Federer in the 2003 Gstaad final in five sets.

I think he beat Federer in a slam as well when Federer was 17/18 :scratch:

PereRibaFan
08-07-2009, 01:08 PM
I believe Karlovic has scored four 6-0 sets in his career, although none at ATP level.

France F9, Toulon; 03.04.2000; FU; Indoor: Carpet; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
S Olivier Mutis (FRA) 403 L 6-0, 5-7, 4-6

Aptos, California, USA; 15.07.2002; CH; Outdoor: Hard; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
R32 Jack Brasington (USA) 129 W 6-0, 6-4

Germany F1B, Biberach, Germany; 13.01.2003; FU; Indoor: Hard; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
R32 Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) 376 W 6-4, 6-0

its.like.that
08-07-2009, 03:47 PM
France F9, Toulon; 03.04.2000; FU; Indoor: Carpet; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
S Olivier Mutis (FRA) 403 L 6-0, 5-7, 4-6

Aptos, California, USA; 15.07.2002; CH; Outdoor: Hard; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
R32 Jack Brasington (USA) 129 W 6-0, 6-4

Germany F1B, Biberach, Germany; 13.01.2003; FU; Indoor: Hard; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
R32 Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) 376 W 6-4, 6-0

Those are 3, but there is one more.

Corey Feldman
08-07-2009, 11:49 PM
Spot on. Jiri defeated Nadal 7-6 6-3 7-6 in Davis Cup on Czech soil (or should that be ice), while he turfed Federer in the 2003 Gstaad final in five sets.Novak beat Fed twice in 5 sets

1999 Wimbledon 1st round as well

Gaudio2004
08-08-2009, 01:27 AM
Here's a question for you: JMDP's current coach (Davin) has taught 2 previous, certain players who played each other in a Grand Slam final, who were they?

(eg, Tony Roche coached both Federer and Hewitt and they played in a Grand Slam match recently (Wimbledon 2008), in this case it was Juan Martin Del Potro's coach).

rocketassist
08-08-2009, 01:28 AM
Coria and Gaudio?

Gaudio2004
08-08-2009, 01:33 AM
Yeah, your Q now.

Action Jackson
09-12-2009, 02:59 PM
Which 2 former number 1 players turned up late for their semi final on Stupid Saturday as a protest at scheduling?

trickcy
09-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Wilander and Edberg ? :scratch:

Action Jackson
09-12-2009, 03:18 PM
Yes, that's it.

bjurra
09-12-2009, 03:30 PM
Which 2 former number 1 players turned up late for their semi final on Stupid Saturday as a protest at scheduling?

Haha, I didnt know that. How late were they? What year was Stupid Saturday introduced?

trickcy
09-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Haha, I didnt know that. How late were they? What year was Stupid Saturday introduced?

I think they were around 15 minutes late in 1987.

Action Jackson
09-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Haha, I didnt know that. How late were they? What year was Stupid Saturday introduced?

I remember Pat Cash talking about it. I think it might have been 84 that it came in to existence.

They were 15 mins late.


The day known as Super Saturday in tennis circles started off with a mild protest from a most unlikely source at the U.S. Open.

Two Swedes registered the protest, which surely sounds like a contradiction in terms. But Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg became Swedish rebels with a cause when they decided they were mad as hell and weren't going to take it anymore.

OK, protests are nothing new in a game that has given us John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. In tennis, tantrums are as normal as throwing a ball in the air to serve.

However, the Swedish version of making a statement, registering a complaint, was merely an extension of their personalities. Calm but forceful and to the point.

Wilander adopted the leadership role, and Edberg merely went along as they used delay tactics for ammunition in their small fight with the United States Tennis Assn. Upset over the 10 a.m., EDT, starting time for their semifinal Saturday, they stalled in the locker room and took the Stadium Court 15 minutes late.

"It was wrong that Stefan played Thursday and Friday (doubles) and he had to play first on Saturday. It just didn't make sense to me. They had said 11. They informed my mother-in-law of the change, they didn't speak to me. It wasn't really a protest. We just wanted to show that they can't just do any time that want."

Fittingly, Wilander made these comments to a CBS reporter, and it's interesting because television is widely regarded as the villain in this whole mess. When Wilander and Edberg made their feelings clear after the match, tournament referee Gayle Bradshaw and men's supervisor Ken Farrar were brought in to offer their side of the story.

It quickly turned into the Gayle and Ken Show, as the two men fended off questions from a roomful of reporters, sometimes resulting in comical responses. Dodging the issue of fairness, Bradshaw said the popularity of the Lendl-Connors matchup basically dictated the policy decision. When asked why Edberg, who played a five-set doubles final Friday, had to take the court before Connors or Lendl, who hadn't played since Wednesday, Farrar interrupted.

"He doesn't have to play doubles," Farrar said.

This came from a man who is employed by the men's pro council, a group that encourages the players to compete in doubles events, to give the public more of a chance to see the top players.

And both Bradshaw and Farrar skirted the issue of CBS' control of the schedule, saying that all possibilites were considered before reaching a conclusion. However, it's almost a sure bet that CBS was not going to put Lendl and Connors on at 10 a.m. in the East, meaning 7 in the West.

Bradshaw said he hadn't known Wilander was even protesting, claiming he had only heard rumors that the players were only trying to get a "dig' in at the officials.

Meanwhile, Edberg didn't even remember who eventually came to get them to come to the court.

"It was too early," he said. "It is the same guys who are always around. We said we were coming out a little bit late and we did."

Nidhogg
09-12-2009, 03:39 PM
trickcy, new question? Otherwise I got one. =)

trickcy
09-12-2009, 03:45 PM
Go ahead :)

Nidhogg
09-12-2009, 03:54 PM
Smashing. Cmd + c, alakazam:

Which talented shotmaker a couple of inches shy of 6 feet tall, knocked out which big server, standing well over 6 feet, at the latter's home slam on two occasions? The first time in the second round, the second in the fourth. The big server was ranked within the top 20 at the time of both matches, while the shotmaker hovered just around the 50 mark.

l_mac
09-12-2009, 04:17 PM
Smashing. Cmd + c, alakazam:

Which talented shotmaker a couple of inches shy of 6 feet tall, knocked out which big server, standing well over 6 feet, at the latter's home slam on two occasions? The first time in the second round, the second in the fourth. The big server was ranked within the top 20 at the time of both matches, while the shotmaker hovered just around the 50 mark.

Arazi, Philippoussis?

Nidhogg
09-12-2009, 04:25 PM
Aye. Nice going.

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 01:47 AM
Which player has beaten 9 top 10 players, but has never reached the top 20? They were ranked in the top 10 of the time, this particular player defeated them.

delpiero7
10-12-2009, 01:54 AM
Which player has beaten 9 top 10 players, but has never reached the top 20?

Kohlschreiber?

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 01:59 AM
Kohlschreiber?

It's not him.

Smoke944
10-12-2009, 02:09 AM
Which player has beaten 9 top 10 players, but has never reached the top 20? They were ranked in the top 10 of the time, this particular player defeated them.

Horna :cool:

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 02:16 AM
Horna :cool:

Yes, that's it, name the players he defeated.

Smoke944
10-12-2009, 02:19 AM
Yes, that's it, name the players he defeated.

Federer, Gasquet, Gaudio, Nalbandian, Robredo, and Coria (I think?)are all I can recall.

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 02:26 AM
Federer, Gasquet, Gaudio, Nalbandian, Robredo, and Coria (I think?)are all I can recall.

Full list.

1. Federer - Roland Garros 2003 (5)
2. Ferrero - Sopot 2003 (2)
3. Coria - Toronto 2004 (3)
4. Henman - Roland Garros 2005 (8)
5. Gaudio - Acapulco 2006 (8)
6. Nalbandian - Buenos Aires 2007 (10)
7. Ljubicic - Portschach 2007 (7)
8. Robredo - Bĺstad 2007 (8)
9. Gasquet in Rome 2008 (10)

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 02:49 AM
Which player after making a GS final went back and played league tennis as his next event?

andreevforehand
10-12-2009, 05:09 AM
Am I allowed to ask questions that I don't know the answer to here? I have a few questions, some of which most people would probably consider trivial (no pun intended) and stupid, but there are a couple towards the end which I think are more interesting. I'll just list them:

1) What's the most number of let cords hit during a rally? During a serve?

2) A few questions could be asked about hitting the lines. Maybe the most obvious would be the most times the lines were hit in a single point by either player (both players combined)?

3) Most number of deuces or tie break points beyond 7? I know MacEnroe and Borg played 16 tie break points beyond 7 in MacEnroe's 16-14 fourth set tie-breaker win during 1980 Wimbledon, but there have surely been deuces longer than 16 points?

4) Most points in a row won during a match? Most aces in a row? (I know Querrey hit a bunch in a row in some match during the past year.)

5) Least number of unforced errors by a player in a match? If there have ever been zero, then when and/or how many times? Least number by both players combined?

Most of these questions are probably impossible to answer definitively, but would still be interesting to speculate on.

Smoke944
10-12-2009, 05:32 AM
Which player after making a GS final went back and played league tennis as his next event?

Just a guess but I am gonna say Verkerk.

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 05:38 AM
No point asking questions if you don't know the answers to them.

Verkerk is right.

stebs
10-12-2009, 12:55 PM
No point asking questions if you don't know the answers to them.

:lol: Many would argue that there's no point asking questions if you do know the answers to them.

Nothing wrong with trying to learn is there?

Action Jackson
10-12-2009, 06:03 PM
:lol: Many would argue that there's no point asking questions if you do know the answers to them.

Nothing wrong with trying to learn is there?

This thread has a particular theme, you may have noticed that. There is learning that goes on in here.

But most letcords it's not something that is measured. The lines thing as well is another one not measured. Unforced errors is too flawed.

The deuce thing can be answered. The most points well Bill Scanlon won a golden set.

andreevforehand
10-12-2009, 08:22 PM
This thread has a particular theme, you may have noticed that. There is learning that goes on in here.

But most letcords it's not something that is measured. The lines thing as well is another one not measured. Unforced errors is too flawed.

The deuce thing can be answered. The most points well Bill Scanlon won a golden set.

Yeah sorry if I went against the purpose of the thread, I eventually just made my own thread (which no one has responded to). I realize that letcords and hitting lines aren't recorded, but I guess I was more just curious if people could recount instances in which people hit a whole bunch of them. Like I said it'd be impossible to actually determine if that was a record or not.

Thanks for the info on Scanlon, that's an interesting piece of trivia that I was not aware of. I guess that's enough to satisfy my curiosity about the most points won in a row (whether or not it's the actual record for that).

I still think the unforced errors question would be an interesting one, even though it's a subjective stat. There are lots of subjective calls in sports, such as fouls in basketball or penalties in soccer. I know Nadal has played many sets with very low unforced errors, so I'd be surprised if someone hasn't played at least a set without any unforced errors. I also think it's stupid that forced errors isn't a recorded stat, but that's another subject.

Corey Feldman
10-12-2009, 11:17 PM
Which player after making a GS final went back and played league tennis as his next event?that was Stich wasnt it?

Action Jackson
10-13-2009, 05:54 AM
that was Stich wasnt it?

Stich played Stuttgart after he won Wimbledon, but not sure if he played Bundesliga that year.

Verkerk went back and played Dutch league tennis instead of preparing for Wimbledon and he didn't like grass anyway.

Action Jackson
10-13-2009, 05:58 AM
I still think the unforced errors question would be an interesting one, even though it's a subjective stat. There are lots of subjective calls in sports, such as fouls in basketball or penalties in soccer. I know Nadal has played many sets with very low unforced errors, so I'd be surprised if someone hasn't played at least a set without any unforced errors. I also think it's stupid that forced errors isn't a recorded stat, but that's another subject.

Well the game has changed so much and since there is no agreed way of measuring unforced errors, then how can it be measured? Wilander had a set in the RG final where he didn't miss a 1st serve, but he wasn't going for it and made about 3 errors in the match, but it's not a thing that is clearly defined.

its.like.that
11-02-2009, 09:25 AM
Based on current rankings (2.11.09), what do Nadal, Del Potro, Fish, C.Rochus and Anderson have in common?

:D

Nidhogg
11-22-2009, 11:13 AM
Based on current rankings (2.11.09), what do Nadal, Del Potro, Fish, C.Rochus and Anderson have in common?

:D

No idea. A clue would be good.

Here's an easy one:

Which men beat John McEnroe during the 1984 season? Names, events and scorelines.

Action Jackson
11-23-2009, 01:20 AM
I can't be bothered with the scorelines.

Lendl at RG, where Lendl won in 5 sets.
Vijay Armitraj at Cincy in 3.
Henke Sundström in the Davis Cup final in 3 sets.

Corey Feldman
11-23-2009, 03:10 AM
yeah asking the scorelines was a bit much ;)

n8
01-25-2010, 01:07 AM
Which current top 20 player has never gone to a 5th set in any of his matches?

l_mac
01-25-2010, 01:11 AM
Which current top 20 player has never gone to a 5th set in any of his matches?

Tsonga clown.

n8
01-25-2010, 01:15 AM
Tsonga clown.

Yup!

Ad Wim
01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
Okay, we now have this fenomenal record of Federer reaching the SF on 23 consecutive Grand Slams. Is there an active player who has reached the second round (or maybe further) of all the last 23 Grand Slams? I can't really think of one.

Bashak
01-27-2010, 05:47 PM
Okay, we now have this fenomenal record of Federer reaching the SF on 23 consecutive Grand Slams. Is there an active player who has reached the second round (or maybe further) of all the last 23 Grand Slams? I can't really think of one.

I don't know about the last 23 slams but I would assume there would be a few players with some 23 consecutive slam 2nd rounds (or better).
I expect Nalbandian to have achieved this.

Everko
01-27-2010, 05:49 PM
Okay, we now have this fenomenal record of Federer reaching the SF on 23 consecutive Grand Slams. Is there an active player who has reached the second round (or maybe further) of all the last 23 Grand Slams? I can't really think of one.

ferrero

Ad Wim
01-27-2010, 05:51 PM
Ferrero lost in the 1st round here.

NoFroz
01-27-2010, 05:55 PM
Okay, we now have this fenomenal record of Federer reaching the SF on 23 consecutive Grand Slams. Is there an active player who has reached the second round (or maybe further) of all the last 23 Grand Slams? I can't really think of one.

Verdasco is on 19 consecutive 2nd Rounds, haven't found anyone better yet. It is already hard to find players who has played 23 consecutive slams, let alone winning first round.

Taz Warrior
01-27-2010, 06:34 PM
Ferrer is on 18

bad gambler
02-22-2010, 02:30 AM
I'm just curious, is anyone aware of another instance similar to the one that occurred this weekend where in 2 tournaments the singles finalists (Benneteau v Llodra and Isner v Querrey) were played between a doubles pair who also made the final of the same event?

I can't imagine this has happened before.

Smoke944
02-22-2010, 02:33 AM
I'm just curious, is anyone aware of another instance similar to the one that occurred this weekend where in 2 tournaments the singles finalists (Benneteau v Llodra and Isner v Querrey) were played between a doubles pair who also made the final of the same event?

I can't imagine this has happened before.

And both Querrey/Isner Benneteau/Llodra won in doubles, no less.

MacTheKnife
02-22-2010, 02:58 AM
^^^ Voo where are you ?? Good question.

Sjengster
02-22-2010, 05:09 AM
Didn't it happen with Kohlschreiber and Youzhny in Munich 2007? Good mates apparently, and I believe they won the doubles after Kohlschreiber had beaten Youzhny in the singles final.

*edit - I see you mean it happening in two tournaments at the same time, that's rather more unusual.

federersforehand
02-22-2010, 09:45 AM
lendl has a streak of 29 fourth rounds i believe, not too sure its him, but it was an 80s great

Action Jackson
03-28-2010, 09:38 AM
Santiago Ventura and Nicolas Lapentti have achieved this particular feat, but there was one main difference between their achievement. What was it?

How many 15 year olds have won ATP main draw matches?

jonas
03-28-2010, 10:16 AM
lendl has a streak of 29 fourth rounds i believe, not too sure its him, but it was an 80s great

That's 23 actually: from RG '85 until AO '91. Still very good.

EDIT: Lendl missed FO '90. So it's "only" 20 straight fourth rounds then. Can't find any with 29...

n8
03-28-2010, 11:21 AM
Santiago Ventura and Nicolas Lapentti have achieved this particular feat, but there was one main difference between their achievement. What was it?

How many 15 year olds have won ATP main draw matches?

I know Ryan Harrison became the 10th player to win an ATP match before turning 16. I don't think anyone has done that since so I'm going with 10. I think Gasquet, Nadal, Tommy Ho and Michael Chang are also on the list, not sure of the others.

jonas
03-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Wilander, Agassi and Borg won matches at 15 as well... Krickstein?

n8
03-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Wilander, Agassi and Borg won matches at 15 as well... Krickstein?

I suspected Krickstein but his ATP activity (perhaps incomplete on the ATP website) has his first wins at the US Open at 16 and a few weeks. Out of this world that he made the US Open R16 at that age in 1983 and then won an ATP tournament at 16 and 2 months. Final of Rome at 16 too.

Purple Rainbow
05-14-2010, 10:57 PM
Raemon Sluiter has just retired with an 0-4 finals record.
Surely, there haven't been a lot of players with a similar record.

Does anyone know of other players who've played at least four finals but never managed to win one? I've tried searching the forum and googling for data, but haven't come up with a list.

If you don't know the answer, how would you go about collecting the data? If it's not too much work, I will spent a few hours coming up with a list of titleless players for the Open Era.

Nidhogg
05-14-2010, 11:07 PM
What two things do Rafter, Corretja, Arazi and Horna have in common? Nadal fits into one of the categories, but not both.

Purple Rainbow
05-14-2010, 11:09 PM
I've found one other player with an 0-4 finals record, Frenchman Patrice Dominguez.
It's rather easy to look this up. I can scan the tournament finals quickly on steveg's site and in case I'm not sure if a plyer has won a title I can use the atp site.

If the weather continues to suck, I might have answered my own question Sunday night.

If anyone knows any other players who never won a title, feel free to post them here.

Purple Rainbow
05-14-2010, 11:11 PM
What two things do Rafter, Corretja, Arazi and Horna have in common? Nadal fits into one of the categories, but not both.

Defeating Federer at Roland Garros. But that was probably the easy part.

Action Jackson
05-14-2010, 11:11 PM
I know Ryan Harrison became the 10th player to win an ATP match before turning 16. I don't think anyone has done that since so I'm going with 10. I think Gasquet, Nadal, Tommy Ho and Michael Chang are also on the list, not sure of the others.

You missed the youngest one.

Action Jackson
05-14-2010, 11:12 PM
What two things do Rafter, Corretja, Arazi and Horna have in common? Nadal fits into one of the categories, but not both.

They all beat Federer at RG and have done it in straight sets at least once.

Nidhogg
05-14-2010, 11:19 PM
Heh, it was actually way simpler than that. They all beat Federer at RG, and they all have 1HBH's. No challenge, I know.

Action Jackson
05-14-2010, 11:21 PM
You forgot Guga as well.

Nidhogg
05-14-2010, 11:23 PM
I knew I forgot someone, and yet I thought of him first up when I formed the question in my head.

jonas
05-15-2010, 12:05 AM
You missed the youngest one.

So who else has done it besides the ones he mentioned plus Wilander, Borg and Agassi?

Pat Cash as well, right?

That makes these people who won an ATP match before their 16th birthday:

Harrison
Gasquet
Nadal
Ho
Chang
Wilander
Borg
Agassi
Cash

One's missing. Hm...

Action Jackson
05-15-2010, 12:06 AM
So who else has done it besides the ones he mentioned plus Wilander, Borg and Agassi?

Wilander wasn't 15 when he won a match on tour.

jonas
05-15-2010, 12:17 AM
Wilander wasn't 15 when he won a match on tour.

Yes he was. Wilander is born 22.08.1964

Bastad, Sweden; 14.07.1980; GP; Outdoor: Clay; Draw: 32
Round Opponent Ranking Score
R32 Jan Kallquist (SWE) N/A W 6-4, 6-4

Action Jackson
05-15-2010, 12:36 AM
Franco Davin was the youngest.

jonas
05-15-2010, 12:41 AM
Franco had just turned 15 when he won a match in Buenos Aires. Wow.

The Magician
05-15-2010, 12:50 AM
Tommy Ho :haha: He'll always be remembered for losing a 5 second match at Wimbledon :cool:

Corey Feldman
05-20-2010, 08:51 PM
-Name a player and the GS who won a GS title defeating 5 (past, present or future) GS champions on the way

l_mac
05-20-2010, 09:03 PM
OMG when I saw you'd posted a question I was just going to guess "Henman" no matter the question.

Changed my mind. :sad:

Cloudygirl
05-20-2010, 09:04 PM
-Name a player and the GS who won a GS title defeating 5 (past, present or future) GS champions on the way

Nadal Roland 07? I think he beat
Pony
Hewitt
Moya
Nole and Fed

Corey Feldman
05-20-2010, 09:07 PM
OMG when I saw you'd posted a question I was just going to guess "Henman" no matter the question.

Changed my mind. :sad::ras:

anyway Cloudygirl got it :( was Nadal at 2007 RG with the players she mentioned

anyone else did that? or beaten even more than 5

l_mac
05-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Fed was practising with Nole and kissing Ivanovic at RG today

Yesterday.

Wrong thread? :D

jonas
06-18-2010, 12:31 AM
1. Who in the top 100 played the most tournaments (ATP + CH) the last 12 months and how many?
2. Which GS winner finished – the year he won the GS – with the lowest year end ranking, and what was the ranking?

n8
06-18-2010, 01:17 AM
These are guesses but:
1 - Riba, not sure how many
2 - Johansson, ranked 14 at end of 2002.

jonas
06-18-2010, 01:19 AM
That is correct! Riba has played 36 - that's 3 per month. :lol:
Kuerten is also right in the second question. He finished 14 in 1997.

Johnny Groove
06-18-2010, 01:23 AM
Mark Edmondson won the 1976 AO and finished the year 35th :shrug:

jonas
06-18-2010, 02:23 AM
Okey, Johnny. You've right. I should have said past 1980. Noone played AO back then...

Action Jackson
01-10-2011, 12:28 AM
Which 2 Argentines have a 2-0 record over Federer and Nadal respectively?

Corey Feldman
01-10-2011, 12:29 AM
Franco Squillari (v Fed)

Action Jackson
01-10-2011, 12:30 AM
Got one of them right Mikey.

l_mac
01-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Is it Roitman for Rafa?

Someone embarrassing like that anyway.

edit, yes I think I am right.

Action Jackson
01-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Linda has nailed the other one.

Action Jackson
01-10-2011, 12:43 AM
Franco Squillari vs. Roger Federer

2001 Hamburg 64 Clay (O) Squillari 6-3 6-4
2003 Sydney 32 Hard (O) Squillari 6-2 6-3

Sergio Roitman vs. Rafael Nadal

2001 Mallorca Q 32 Clay (O) Roitman 6-1 6-4
2003 Cherbourg CH FR Hard (I) Roitman 6-3 5-7 6-4

Corey Feldman
01-10-2011, 12:45 AM
Fed said that loss to Squillari in Hamburg changed his outlook on tennis, so unacceptable it was to lose to mugs like that ;)

Action Jackson
01-10-2011, 12:47 AM
He said that about Horna at RG.

Snowwy
01-10-2011, 12:57 AM
Franco Squillari vs. Roger Federer

2001 Hamburg 64 Clay (O) Squillari 6-3 6-4
2003 Sydney 32 Hard (O) Squillari 6-2 6-3

Sergio Roitman vs. Rafael Nadal

2001 Mallorca Q 32 Clay (O) Roitman 6-1 6-4
2003 Cherbourg CH FR Hard (I) Roitman 6-3 5-7 6-4

Very interesting that the losses happened in the same years even though Roger is 5 years older.

Corey Feldman
01-10-2011, 12:59 AM
true GOAT

-only player with wins over Borg, Sampras, Federer is?

Action Jackson
01-10-2011, 01:00 AM
Very interesting that the losses happened in the same years even though Roger is 5 years older.

Well spotted didn't even notice the yearly thing. We can safely say Nadal matured quicker as a player.

Mikey, the answer is the handsome Wayne Ferreira.

Snowwy
01-10-2011, 01:05 AM
true GOAT

-only player with wins over Borg, Sampras, Federer is?

That was Medvedev, no?

Corey Feldman
01-10-2011, 01:09 AM
AJ was right - Wayne Ferreira

Snowwy
01-10-2011, 01:11 AM
Quite sure I was too, ATP site seems to back me.

Borg
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=M475&oId=B058

Sampras
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=M475&oId=S402

Federer
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=M475&oId=F324

n8
01-10-2011, 01:24 AM
Sergio Roitman vs. Rafael Nadal

2001 Mallorca Q 32 Clay (O) Roitman 6-1 6-4
2003 Cherbourg CH FR Hard (I) Roitman 6-3 5-7 6-4

Nadal's age at losses: 14 and 16.

Johnny Groove
01-10-2011, 01:37 AM
Quite sure I was too, ATP site seems to back me.

Borg
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=M475&oId=B058

Sampras
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=M475&oId=S402

Federer
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=M475&oId=F324

Andrei Medvedev, the new GOAT!

Pipsy
01-10-2011, 01:42 AM
I don't know how many active players there are with a positive H2H record against Nadal but this GOAT contender is one of them...

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=J194&oId=N409

:retard:

Henry Chinaski
01-10-2011, 01:46 AM
Pim Pim was a part-time player already ruined with injuries when he beat Rafa. Could have been a tricky opponent over the years on the faster surfaces if he stayed fit.

Lleyton_
01-10-2011, 01:51 AM
Very interesting that the losses happened in the same years even though Roger is 5 years older.

Why is that interesting?

Snowwy
01-10-2011, 01:53 AM
Why is that interesting?

This is a trivia thread, don't turn it into a Fedal thread.

It is interesting because Rafael Nadal was playing top players at the age of 14 and 16. How many players since have been regularly playing top players at 14, 15, 16?

Lleyton_
01-10-2011, 01:58 AM
This is a trivia thread, don't turn it into a Fedal thread.

It is interesting because Rafael Nadal was playing top players at the age of 14 and 16. How many players since have been regularly playing top players at 14, 15, 16?

Ha, you deleted my post.

Snowwy
01-10-2011, 02:06 AM
Ha, you deleted my post.

I see it there still.

Lleyton_
01-10-2011, 02:10 AM
I see it there still.

Not that one. Nevermind, I guess it wasn't you.

Corey Feldman
01-10-2011, 02:14 AM
Good eye snowwy

-which players have met in a GS Final having met in the 1st round of same event one year earlier, happened in men and woman's events [players, the years it happened and who won]

finishingmove
01-10-2011, 02:15 AM
I don't know how many active players there are with a positive H2H record against Nadal but this GOAT contender is one of them...

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=J194&oId=N409

:retard:

here's another GOAT contender

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=G621&oId=N409

Corey Feldman
01-10-2011, 02:18 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=S626&oId=F324

Pipsy
01-10-2011, 02:19 AM
here's another GOAT contender

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=G621&oId=N409

Blimey!

Pirata.
01-10-2011, 02:24 AM
Fed said that loss to Squillari in Hamburg changed his outlook on tennis, so unacceptable it was to lose to mugs like that ;)

:lol:

hyperren
01-10-2011, 02:28 AM
Fed said that loss to Squillari in Hamburg changed his outlook on tennis, so unacceptable it was to lose to mugs like that ;)

It must have been devastating to lose to him again in Sydney two years later, then. :lol:

Helevorn
01-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Andrei Medvedev, the new GOAT!

Medvedev :worship:

dombrfc
01-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Good eye snowwy

-which players have met in a GS Final having met in the 1st round of same event one year earlier, happened in men and woman's events [players, the years it happened and who won]

1997 AO 1st Round:
Marcelo Rios def. Petr Korda

1998 AO Final:
Petr Korda def. Marcelo Rios

ChinoRios4Ever
01-10-2011, 06:44 PM
1997 AO 1st Round:
Marcelo Rios def. Petr Korda

1998 AO Final:
Petr Korda def. Marcelo Rios

:sad:

lleytonfan!
02-02-2011, 03:06 AM
Has any other player ever come really close (ie, say 3 points or less)?

Action Jackson
02-02-2011, 03:10 AM
We got a trivia thread already.

Ibracadabra
02-02-2011, 03:17 AM
Volandri won the first 14 points in a row in a san marino challenger last year. Closest i've seen

Action Jackson
02-02-2011, 03:20 AM
Seppi won 3 pts in a set against Hugo Armando.

Corey Feldman
02-02-2011, 11:37 AM
1997 AO 1st Round:
Marcelo Rios def. Petr Korda

1998 AO Final:
Petr Korda def. Marcelo RiosCorrect

and since no one will get the woman's equivalent it was

2009 RG 1st round:
Stosur dt Schiavone

2010 RG Final:
Schiavone dt Stosur

GrosjeantheGreat
02-02-2011, 01:15 PM
I was going to get the women's equivalent!

Stole my glory. :-(

Henry Chinaski
02-02-2011, 01:50 PM
My old secondary school English teacher is Conor Niland's dad's cousin.

Fascinating stuff.