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Magick
05-17-2011, 09:10 AM
what do ageel khan, alejandro hernandez, and fernando verdasco all have in common?

Pirata.
05-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Highest number of double faults in a season?

Magick
05-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Highest number of double faults in a season?

hewitt?
rosset?

bad gambler
05-18-2011, 12:15 PM
what do ageel khan, alejandro hernandez, and fernando verdasco all have in common?

At one point in their careers they were the number 2 player of their respective countries

bad gambler
05-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Highest number of double faults in a season?

Coria?

Renaud
05-18-2011, 03:42 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=S626&oId=F324
Sekulov, only 6 main tour wins, and 4 of them against ex/future top four playersr: Ljubicic, Enqvist, Chang, Federer.

scarecrows
05-29-2011, 07:55 PM
before Fognini who was the last italian to make QF in a slam and where?

Ibracadabra
05-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Volandri in estoril

fabolous
05-29-2011, 08:04 PM
before Fognini who was the last italian to make QF in a slam and where?
furlan here in paris.

Corey Feldman
05-29-2011, 08:10 PM
Davide Sanguinetti in Wimbledon 1998

rocketassist
05-29-2011, 08:18 PM
Which non_GS winning player has the most GS winner scalps in the 21st century? Only wins AFTER said player won their first slam, count

Corey Feldman
05-29-2011, 08:21 PM
Hrbaty?

rocketassist
05-29-2011, 08:26 PM
Hrbaty?

I should be more specific, I'm on about number of victories.

I'm not sure if it's Murray, but he has 30. I think Nalbandian has more but I'm not entirely sure.

Ibracadabra
05-29-2011, 08:30 PM
Murray or nole if individual matches count

Meant nalby

scarecrows
05-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Volandri in estoril

Estoril, the 5th slam :worship:

Davide Sanguinetti in Wimbledon 1998

:yeah:

Corey Feldman
06-12-2011, 09:43 PM
you have just basterdized this thread

stewietennis
06-16-2011, 01:49 AM
I know Nadal and Federer have played each other about 25 times. Sampras and Agassi have played about 21 times.

Which other players from the Open Era have played the most matches against each other?

hipolymer
06-16-2011, 01:50 AM
Nadal--Djokovic have more matches than Nadal--Federer

Topspindoctor
06-16-2011, 01:56 AM
Duck and Olderer - 22 times-

romismak
06-16-2011, 01:57 AM
From history Becker-Edberg 35x played together. That could be probably most matches.
Now i see that Lendl-McEnroe played 36, but maybe someone more.

n8
06-16-2011, 03:31 AM
I wrote an article about this just last month.

http://thebigtip.com.au/tennis/epic-head-head-series

Here's a bit from the beginning of the article:

With their finals match in Madrid, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have now played each other 26 times, more than any other two active players. The record used to belong to Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt who have played each other 25 times. Starting with the longest, this article examines all tour level head-to-head series with 18 or more matches among active players...

The current top two players in the world have a good chance of passing the longest head-to-head series of the Open Era. According to the data on the ATP World Tour website, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe have played each other the most in the Open Era; 36 times in total with Lendl holding a 21-15 edge. Second most with 35 matches are Lendl and Jimmy Connors (Lendl led 22-13) and Boris Becker and Edberg (Becker led 25-10).

coonster14
06-16-2011, 04:10 AM
Nadal and Djokovic have played each other a whopping 27 times since June 2006. :rocker:

BULLZ1LLA
06-16-2011, 04:20 AM
(Rafa beat Djokovic in Olympics SF, US Open Final, World Tour Finals [twice], Davis Cup, while Djokovic wins the other hardcourt meetings [including once at WTF] and a couple of clay. Overall Rafa leads 16-11)

MIMIC
06-16-2011, 04:40 AM
EDIT: N/M

Anyways, it's interesting how Nadal and Djoker's most recent meetings have come in a semi-consecutive manner (since Djoker pulled out of Monte Carlo). Has anyone else else met in consecutive tournaments like that (regardless of the round)?

BULLZ1LLA
06-16-2011, 04:57 AM
OMG thank you. :rolleyes:

Anyways, it's interesting how Nadal and Djoker's most recent meetings have come in a semi-consecutive manner (since Djoker pulled out of Monte Carlo). Has anyone else else met in consecutive tournaments like that (regardless of the round)?

(Rafter beat Sampras at 1998 Cincy and 1998 US Open [and then although much later their next meeting was 1999 World Team Cup on clay which Rafter also won]. Definitely Cincy and US Open extremely close on the calendar)

Ibracadabra
06-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Would anybody have a list of lucky losers who went on to win tournaments?

orangehat
06-20-2011, 04:24 PM
Stakhovsky, Ram ... but sure there are some others I can't think of.

_Chaz
06-20-2011, 04:26 PM
Haider-Maurer and Kubot both reached finals as lucky losers (Vienna 10 and Belgrade 09) but yeah, that's not actually what you were searching for :wavey:

Action Jackson
06-20-2011, 04:27 PM
We got a useless trivia thread seńor.

Answer is

Pato Clavet
Cristiano Minussi
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Rampras

Ibracadabra
06-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Thanks alot.

orangehat
06-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Does anyone (Voo/statracket) know the slowest ace served?

I asked because I remember Cipolla served a 89mph ace (his only one) against Del Potro yesterday incidentally.

A_Skywalker
06-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Maybe some serve ala Hingis vs Graff ?

straitup
06-22-2011, 02:31 PM
ieTy3CfBpMg

You mean the match point here...

Hingis never aced Graf on the drop-serve...but it was indeed slow

n8
06-22-2011, 02:33 PM
L3JsfD22wHQ

Don't know the speed though.

orangehat
06-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Wow thanks guys :worship:

never thought an underhand serve could get an ace :lol:

Chris Kuerten
06-22-2011, 02:37 PM
I like the one from Karlovic more, you would never expect that from him :lol:

yesh222
06-22-2011, 02:50 PM
Has anyone ever done that not at 40-0?

DYJBAA
09-21-2011, 06:29 PM
Meaning, if a player made a final in his ATP career, he won each and every final he made? Since there is recent talk about Muster's "re-retirement", I looked at his career stats.

He won 80% of his finals at 44-11 including the French Open

Fat Camel
09-21-2011, 06:44 PM
Stakhovsky 4-0 in singles, 3-0 in doubles.

xdrewitdajx
09-21-2011, 07:13 PM
i dont think fish has lost a final. jcf as well

Lopez
09-21-2011, 07:15 PM
i dont think fish has lost a final. jcf as well

:rolls:

Yeah and Monfils and Nieminen :yeah:

:rolls:

Saberq
09-21-2011, 07:17 PM
i dont think fish has lost a final. jcf as well

fish?I can name at least 5 finals he lost

abraxas21
09-21-2011, 07:19 PM
fish?I can name at least 5 finals he lost

i think hes being ironic

both fish and jcf have lousy records in finals

ballbasher101
09-21-2011, 07:21 PM
i dont think fish has lost a final. jcf as well


You forgot Lendl. The best player ever in major finals :devil:.

abraxas21
09-21-2011, 07:22 PM
i haven't updated this list in a while http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=150988

nadull's 6 straight losses in finals to faker this year will most likely make him go down some places

Fat Camel
09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Tipsarevic never loses a final.

abraxas21
09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
You forgot Lendl. The best player ever in major finals :devil:.

didn't lendl won like 8 straight GS finals after losing his first 4 or something?

i like to think he was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to GS finals :D

Chris Kuerten
09-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Who is the player with the worst win/loss ratio in finals? Let's say with a minimum of five finals.

jonathancrane
09-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Stakhovsky 4-0 in singles, 3-0 in doubles.

:yeah:
He is also 1-0 in Challengers finals

Lopez
09-21-2011, 08:54 PM
Who is the player with the worst win/loss ratio in finals? Let's say with a minimum of five finals.

Tipsarevic has lost all his finals... Not sure how many there are though. Nieminen has a poor record, however he's been a huge underdog in almost all of them...

MIMIC
09-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Ernests Gulbis :rocker2:

PiggyGotRoasted
09-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Rajeev Ram maybe

oh and Dimitrov has neveer lost a final either

RonaldGomez
09-21-2011, 10:48 PM
I believe that Istomin is undefeated when playing singles finals in a challenger which takes place in Uzbekistan...something like 7-0.

DYJBAA
09-22-2011, 01:53 AM
also the best finals winning percentage among active GS champions is Del Potro at 9-3 .750. Once he gets to full form he'll continue to be the bst finals player

Steelq
09-22-2011, 04:32 AM
also the best finals winning percentage among active GS champions is Del Potro at 9-3 .750. Once he gets to full form he'll continue to be the bst finals player

Lol,all his finals are at 250-500 level,he is 1-1 in finals that actually matter.

DYJBAA
09-22-2011, 04:52 AM
Lol,all his finals are at 250-500 level,he is 1-1 in finals that actually matter.

1. if not for the slam youd have a slim arguement but with the slam you cant argue his finals record as he's be on pace to outdo Muster among GS champions

2. just for the hell of it don't you mean 3 finals that matter or you don't consider the ATP finals important. I will give that loss hurt big time as it kept him from going to 3 or even 2 in the rankings

Steelq
09-22-2011, 04:58 AM
Yeah,he lost WTF final too,i forgot that one,so he is actually 1-2.

allpro
09-22-2011, 05:00 AM
Tipsarevic has lost all his finals... Not sure how many there are though.

tipsy is 0-4 in finals, all 250 finals. with a career high rank of 13, this must be a bitter pill to swallow.

feuselino
10-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Nadal only won four points in the last set against Murray on Sunday, do you guys have some extreme cases from other top players? I tried to check how many points Federer managed in that 0-6 against Nadal at RG in 2008 but couldn't find the third set statistics...

Action Jackson
10-11-2011, 11:01 AM
Nadal only won four points in the last set against Murray on Sunday, do you guys have some extreme cases from other top players? I tried to check how many points Federer managed in that 0-6 against Nadal at RG in 2008 but couldn't find the third set statistics...

Bill Scanlon gave Marcos Hocevar a golden set, so yes he won all 24 points.

bjurra
10-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Seppi won 4 points in the first set against Hugo Armando in Bucharest 2007.

bjurra
10-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Got this trivia from a Swedish forum:

2011 is the first year since the 1964 that no player reached his first Slam final.

Action Jackson
10-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Seppi won 4 points in the first set against Hugo Armando in Bucharest 2007.

I thought it was only 3 points

bjurra
10-11-2011, 01:08 PM
I thought it was only 3 points

You might be right. One should never contradict AJ/GWH when it comes to Andrea Seppi.

tommyg6
10-22-2011, 08:30 PM
I imagine its not much.

Action Jackson
10-22-2011, 08:38 PM
I imagine its not much.

Kevin Anderson
Wayne Ferreira
Johan Kriek
Kevin Curren
Eddie Edwards
Cliff Drysdale
Neville Godwin
Gary Muller
Marcos Ondruska
Bob Hewitt
Danie Visser
Wes Moodie
Pieter Aldrich
Grant Stafford
Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
Hicham Arazi
Karin Alami
Younes El Aynaoui
Cristo Steyn
Cristo van Rensburg

xdrewitdajx
10-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Got this trivia from a Swedish forum:

2011 is the first year since the 1964 that no player reached his first Slam final.

that's pretty crazy!

Mr.Michael
10-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Two things:

1. I was ranting about the fact that during the 80's they played ATP events on outdoor carpet in Brazil. Now I see that in the 80's they played Linz outdoors on a clay court...in March!? That can't be right? I know the Monte Carlo tournament was sometimes played in March, but that's somehow realistic. But in Austria? During March?

2. I read in the early 90's that when Thierry Champion reached QF in Wimbledon, he didn't play any volleys, not even one. That doesn't seem realistic either.

Action Jackson
10-23-2011, 03:03 AM
Two things:

1. I was ranting about the fact that during the 80's they played ATP events on outdoor carpet in Brazil. Now I see that in the 80's they played Linz outdoors on a clay court...in March!? That can't be right? I know the Monte Carlo tournament was sometimes played in March, but that's somehow realistic. But in Austria? During March?

2. I read in the early 90's that when Thierry Champion reached QF in Wimbledon, he didn't play any volleys, not even one. That doesn't seem realistic either.

Champion made Wimbledon quarter finals that happened.

Mr.Michael
10-23-2011, 06:27 PM
Champion made Wimbledon quarter finals that happened.

Yes, that obviously happened, and he did beat some good grass players along the way. But surely he hit at least one volley? I read it from a column which was also titled like "useless mens tennis trivia". But unfortunately can't remember who the writer was. I have to search for the magazine.

Corey Feldman
11-18-2011, 09:12 PM
-which player when made #1 ranking for the first time also finished at #16 in the year end ranking

Action Jackson
11-18-2011, 10:43 PM
-which player when made #1 ranking for the first time also finished at #16 in the year end ranking

Got a feeling it's Patrick Rafter.

Action Jackson
12-06-2011, 02:39 AM
Got this trivia from a Swedish forum:

2011 is the first year since the 1964 that no player reached his first Slam final.

That's brutal.

Renaud
12-06-2011, 06:22 AM
And nobody made his first Slam 1/2. ;)

samanosuke
12-06-2011, 06:09 PM
Don't know if this has been already posted .

Which 2 players played against each other for 4 consecutive weeks ?

Lurking
12-06-2011, 06:36 PM
And nobody made his first Slam 1/2. ;)

6 straight slams now without a debutant semi-finalist.

If these streaks continue much longer they are going to be around longer than 70-68 deciding set will be.

guyha4
12-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Don't know if this has been already posted .

Which 2 players played against each other for 4 consecutive weeks ?

maybe federer-tsonga?

samanosuke
12-06-2011, 06:46 PM
maybe federer-tsonga?

no. they played 3 times in 2 weeks

Roamed
12-06-2011, 07:06 PM
Don't know if this has been already posted .

Which 2 players played against each other for 4 consecutive weeks ?

Federer and Falla?

Andre♥
12-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Don't know if this has been already posted .

Which 2 players played against each other for 4 consecutive weeks ?

Nicolas Massu and Marcos Daniel in the South American clay tournaments, back in 2006.

samanosuke
12-06-2011, 07:41 PM
Federer and Falla?

no

Nicolas Massu and Marcos Daniel in the South American clay tournaments, back in 2006.

It wasn't 4 consecutive . davis cup was between some of these weeks

Andre♥
12-06-2011, 09:16 PM
It wasn't 4 consecutive . davis cup was between some of these weeks

Then, I don't know! :p

I thought about Stebe and Zopp, but it was just 3 times in a row.


Btw, who was the last player to win an ATP tournament without being broken a single time?

Arakasi
12-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Btw, who was the last player to win an ATP tournament without being broken a single time?

Federer Halle 2008?

MatchFederer
12-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Who was the 758th official registered member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club?

Renaud
12-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Don't know if this has been already posted .

Which 2 players played against each other for 4 consecutive weeks ?
PHM-Cilic ?

samanosuke
12-07-2011, 07:07 AM
PHM-Cilic ?

correct .


I found another example .

Lurking
12-07-2011, 07:20 AM
Robredo/Acasuso 09

Andre♥
12-10-2011, 07:37 PM
Federer Halle 2008?

You are correct! :p

Mr.Michael
12-11-2011, 12:19 AM
Don't know if this has been already posted .

Which 2 players played against each other for 4 consecutive weeks ?

Ivanisevic and Enqvist in the summer of 1995.

Becker and Reneberg almost in the fall of 1990.

Corey Feldman
12-11-2011, 01:05 AM
Got a feeling it's Patrick Rafter.yes

Which player has in the same year been ranked #1 and ended #23

Action Jackson
12-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Who was the last Davis Cup captain to play in the World Group semi finals?

Corey Feldman
12-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Rosset

2003 doubles with Fed, lost in 5

Action Jackson
12-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Easy one, but it's quite rare for it to happen at WG level.

Renaud
12-11-2011, 11:47 AM
yes

Which player has in the same year been ranked #1 and ended #23
Carlos Moya

Youngest player to reach all the finals of Grand Slams ??

Mr.Michael
12-12-2011, 12:34 PM
correct .


I found another example .

What's the answer?

Corey Feldman
12-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Carlos Moya

Youngest player to reach all the finals of Grand Slams ??
Yes

Jim Courier?

Corey Feldman
12-12-2011, 02:59 PM
who is only player to ever play over 100 sets in one season of GS play

[player, year]

Gagsquet
12-12-2011, 03:11 PM
edit: I misunderstood.

Idk

samanosuke
12-12-2011, 04:02 PM
who is only player to ever play over 100 sets in one season of GS play

[player, year]

Fed 09

Mr.Michael
12-17-2011, 09:22 PM
correct .


I found another example .

What was the example?

Renaud said Mathieu-Cilic and I mentioned Goran vs. Enqvist.

samanosuke
12-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Goran and Enqvist

Corey Feldman
12-17-2011, 10:02 PM
robredo and acasuso played in 2009 vina de mar, costa do sauipe, beunos aires and acapulco

samanosuke
12-17-2011, 10:03 PM
already have this answer

swanpm20
01-09-2012, 09:05 PM
If so, which ones? Thanks guys.

Certinfy
01-09-2012, 09:08 PM
Rajeev Ram. Newport 2008.

swanpm20
01-09-2012, 09:09 PM
Awesome, thanks!

Helevorn
01-09-2012, 09:10 PM
Rajeev Ram. Newport 2008.

2009. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/315/mds.pdf

Stakhovsky in Zagreb 2008 too.

Nixer
01-09-2012, 09:11 PM
Sergiy Stakhovsky, Zagreb 2008

Action Jackson
01-09-2012, 09:11 PM
Pato Clavet
Christian Minussi
Sergei Stakhovsky

All have won titles at lucky losers.

Smoke944
02-04-2012, 12:14 AM
I have one that is really awesome but very difficult.
This player went further in singles than ever before at the ATP level in his last main draw singles match on any level(futures, challengers, ATP)

bassoon
02-08-2012, 03:37 AM
I apologize if this question has been asked and answered somewhere in the 258 pages of this thread, but......

Who is the lowest-ranked player to defeat a sitting No. 1? Was it Nestor (#238) over Edberg during the 1992 Davis Cup?

samanosuke
02-16-2012, 06:23 PM
which player has the most masters 1000 finals without winning single title? and how many ?

Nixer
02-16-2012, 06:35 PM
which player has the most masters 1000 finals without winning single title? and how many ?

Kafelnikov maybe, with 5?

just of the top of my head..

theseth1119
03-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Can you do it without looking up their head-to-head?

Hint: All big events, not little events like Del Ray Beach.

alter ego
03-04-2012, 08:59 PM
Let's see Us Open, Cinncinati, Rogers Cup, Paris-Bercy, Madrid/Shanghai indoor masters, IW?

EnriqueIG8
03-04-2012, 09:02 PM
Umag, Sopot, Chennai, Kitzbühel, Newport and Casablanca would be my guess.

theseth1119
03-04-2012, 09:05 PM
Yup, I have: Indian Wells, Rogers Cup, Cincinnati, U.S. Open, Shanghai, and Paris-Bercy. Madrid indoors too, but it's now Shanghai, never met in that one either. Note: 5 of these 6 events are post-Wimbledon and we all know that often post-Wimbledon Rafa wins few events and Rogie wins a lot still.

I can't believe IW though, it's well before Wimbledon and both have won titles here, just amazing their paths never ever crossed here.

evilmindbulgaria
03-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Well, I am assuming OP means tournaments that Roger and Rafa played in the same year but never met. I agree with post#2.

evilmindbulgaria
03-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Also, Doha.

MIMIC
03-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Without cheating, I can name:

SLAMS
1. U.S. Open

MASTERS
2. Paris (hard)
3. Indian Wells (?)
4. Cincinnati
5. Canada
6. Shanghai (hard)

What about the Olympics and Davis Cup? :p

munZe konZa
03-04-2012, 09:14 PM
Can you do it without looking up their head-to-head?

Hint: All big events, not little events like Del Ray Beach.
Indian wells, Canada, Cincinnati, USO, Shanghai , Paris

samanosuke
03-04-2012, 09:16 PM
except IW they never faced each other where Fed would have decent chances to beat him

EliSter
03-04-2012, 09:19 PM
USO, Canada Cincy, IW, Nole Open, Basel. :P

Johnny Groove
03-04-2012, 09:23 PM
Davis Cup and Olympics are the places they really need to play.

Twice they were scheduled to play in Davis Cup, and both times both pulled out :facepalm:

buzz
03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
except IW they never faced each other where Fed would have decent chances to beat him

eh Wimbledon

theseth1119
03-04-2012, 09:32 PM
Yup, I'm an idealist and hoping they meet in all 6 events this year, then Doha 2013. They can then basically say they met in everything, DC and Olympics (we'll see here) may never happen.

Pirata.
03-04-2012, 09:35 PM
eh Wimbledon

They already played each other at Wimbledon.

SaFed2005
03-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Olympics

Thunderfish8
03-04-2012, 11:04 PM
this is very interesting idea :wavey:

Olympics
U.S. Open
Shanghai Masters
Cincinnati Masters
Tokyo
Basel

156mphserve
03-04-2012, 11:08 PM
I'm not a Fedaltard so I wouldn't likely know this. I had Olympics, Davis Cup, Cincinnati, US Open, and Paris. I guessed Monte Carlo because I couldn't think of a 6th. Turns out there were 3 more because you didn't count Olympics, and Davis Cup

JediFed
03-05-2012, 01:04 AM
Yeah, he's had to play Rafa at Monte Carlo. :mad:

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Monte+Carlo+Federer+vs+Nadal&psj=1&oq=Monte+Carlo+Federer+vs+Nadal&aq=f&aqi=g-v1&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=1813442l1823317l0l1823597l38l38l3l10l10l0l1 99l2382l15.10l25l0&gs_l=hp.3..0i15.1813442l1823317l0l1823597l38l38l3l 10l10l0l199l2382l15j10l25l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=a255ba72c9ef05d3&biw=1207&bih=665

There's the youtubes of the '06, '07 AND '08 finals.

Sunset of Age
03-05-2012, 01:06 AM
Damn, I can only remember the occasions/events where Fedal did play each other. My mistake! :(

Corey Feldman
03-05-2012, 01:17 AM
daft thread

156mphserve
03-05-2012, 02:08 AM
Yeah, he's had to play Rafa at Monte Carlo. :mad:

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Monte+Carlo+Federer+vs+Nadal&psj=1&oq=Monte+Carlo+Federer+vs+Nadal&aq=f&aqi=g-v1&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=1813442l1823317l0l1823597l38l38l3l10l10l0l1 99l2382l15.10l25l0&gs_l=hp.3..0i15.1813442l1823317l0l1823597l38l38l3l 10l10l0l199l2382l15j10l25l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=a255ba72c9ef05d3&biw=1207&bih=665

There's the youtubes of the '06, '07 AND '08 finals.

I only have a year or so memory span unless it's about things that were really memorible or something I care about.:angel:

There should have been a criteria for which tournaments are included, is a 500 event "big" enough? I'm assuming no, but Olympics should be included, and Davis Cup too imo

without any criteria I will guess Turkey F1, Turkey F2, Turkey F3, Turkey F4, Turkey F5, and Turkey F6, and I win:p

rocketassist
03-05-2012, 02:14 AM
Djokovic and Federer have yet to meet at less tournaments than Fedal

Wimbledon
Hamburg/Madrid
Paris
Olympics


Nadal and Djokovic have faced off everywhere. AO was the last one left.

Chirag
03-05-2012, 05:59 AM
actually Nadal and Djokovic need Shanghai/Madrid(8th masters event) .Then they would have played everywhere important :worship:

fsoica
03-10-2012, 08:31 PM
I have no idea if such a thread could have some amount of success, but after some intense tardish debates lately, caused especially by Federer's last presser, I think some "Tennis facts" thread would be nice in order to ease the tension around here...

Since I am from Romania, I will start by telling you, in case you didn't know, that

Novak Djokovic won his first ATP Tour level match in Bucarest, against Arnaud Clement, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in september 2004, during the Bucarest 250 event.

Pls. continue with tennis facts and trivia...

tommyg6
04-08-2012, 07:18 PM
has anyone ever won a grand slam after playing 5 sets in all of his matches in the tournament?

TennisOnWood
04-08-2012, 08:14 PM
has anyone ever won a grand slam after playing 5 sets in all of his matches in the tournament?

Harold Solomon in RG 1976 and Marat Safin in AO 2004 played 30

castle007
04-09-2012, 03:50 AM
Harold Solomon in RG 1976 and Marat Safin in AO 2004 played 30

You mean 2005??

castle007
04-09-2012, 03:54 AM
Also, this is a very useless fact:

Federer won 10 consecutive games against Nadal in best of 3 HC matches. :lol: starting with 6-3 at the WTF and ending at 3-0 in IW.

TennisOnWood
04-09-2012, 07:33 AM
You mean 2005??

No, he played 30 sets in AO 2004 and 26 in 2005

fsoica
04-09-2012, 08:24 AM
actually Nadal and Djokovic need Shanghai/Madrid(8th masters event) .Then they would have played everywhere important :worship:

amazing, indeed...this is a rivalry...
i'm sure they will meet soon in shanghai

rocketassist
07-11-2012, 01:14 AM
Who is the highest ranked player not to have been beaten en route to a slam win?
Who is the highest ranked player undefeated against slam winners (holds a 1-0 record)

Mark Lenders
07-11-2012, 01:16 AM
Who is the highest ranked player not to have been beaten en route to a slam win?
Who is the highest ranked player undefeated against slam winners (holds a 1-0 record)

Don't understand the first question :confused:

As the the second, Rosol?

rocketassist
07-11-2012, 01:19 AM
Don't understand the first question :confused:

As the the second, Rosol?

The first question is the highest ranked player who's never been beaten en route to a player's grand slam win. For example, it's not going to be Albert Ramos, because he was conquered en route to Federer's 2012 Wimbledon win.

Not Rosol.

Mark Lenders
07-11-2012, 01:30 AM
The first question is the highest ranked player who's never been beaten en route to a player's grand slam win. For example, it's not going to be Albert Ramos, because he was conquered en route to Federer's 2012 Wimbledon win.

Not Rosol.

Answer to the first question is Raonic.

Second one, no idea :p

delpiero7
07-11-2012, 01:40 AM
Who is the highest ranked player undefeated against slam winners (holds a 1-0 record)

Damn, that's a tough question!

First thought was Dodig, but his H2H with Nadal is 1-1.
Roger-Vasselin was next, but Delpo got his revenge at RG this year.

It's probably someone that beat somebody like Thomas Johansson years ago and now plays Challengers. This question will annoy me now!

rocketassist
07-11-2012, 01:43 AM
Damn, that's a tough question!

First thought was Dodig, but his H2H with Nadal is 1-1.
Roger-Vasselin was next, but Delpo got his revenge at RG this year.

It's probably someone that beat somebody like Thomas Johansson years ago and now plays Challengers. This question will annoy me now!

It's neither ;)

rocketassist
07-11-2012, 01:44 AM
Answer to the first question is Raonic.

Second one, no idea :p

Yep, Raonic has never been beaten en route to a GS win.

Lugburz
07-11-2012, 01:48 AM
tell us that 2nd one :p

so I can go to bed without headache..

btw by which slam winner Rosol was beaten? :scratch:

Snowwy
07-11-2012, 03:02 AM
I thought it was going to be Brian Baker since he beat Gaudio, but he lost to Moya.

JediFed
07-11-2012, 03:57 AM
Fedole = and there were three.

"Hamburg/Madrid
Paris
Olympics"

Lugburz
07-11-2012, 12:52 PM
I'm still thinking Rosol could be one, having hard time figuring out who actually beat him..

rocketassist
07-11-2012, 01:04 PM
tell us that 2nd one :p

so I can go to bed without headache..

btw by which slam winner Rosol was beaten? :scratch:

Rosol is too low ranked. I want the highest ranked.

RyanKP
07-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Rosol is too low ranked. I want the highest ranked.

Is it Paire? 1-0 vs. Ferrero, and I haven't found any matches vs. other slam winners.

rocketassist
07-11-2012, 03:30 PM
Is it Paire? 1-0 vs. Ferrero, and I haven't found any matches vs. other slam winners.

Sure is!

Benoit Paire- 1-0 over GS champs and undefeated.

RyanKP
07-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Sure is!

Benoit Paire- 1-0 over GS champs and undefeated.

He's 0-1 against future slam winner Brian Baker though, so it's only a matter of time before this record falls. :(

Mjau!
07-15-2012, 02:08 AM
Does Murray have this record yet?

If he gets it, will he be more remembered than if he won one?

Is it in fact a prestigious record, in some twisted way?

Corey Feldman
07-21-2012, 08:42 PM
[player, year] - which Swede beat Pete Sampras 3 times in the same season?

JediFed
07-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Does Murray have this record yet?

If he gets it, will he be more remembered than if he won one?

Is it in fact a prestigious record, in some twisted way?

Lendl himself went 1/7 which is the GS final futility record.

Snowwy
07-21-2012, 08:48 PM
[player, year] - which Swede beat Pete Sampras 3 times in the same season?

None? Isn't Larsson and Edberg the two closest with 2 wins each, 97 and 90.

Corey Feldman
07-21-2012, 08:49 PM
was Larsson in 1997, beat him 3 times

Indianapolis, Monte carlo and DC Final

samanosuke
07-31-2012, 02:08 PM
what Tipsarevic, Malzer and Granollers have in common ?

Freak3yman84
07-31-2012, 02:09 PM
what Tipsarevic, Malzer and Granollers have in common ?

They all have vowels in their names.

samanosuke
07-31-2012, 02:10 PM
They all have vowels in their names.

no

Backhand_Maestro
07-31-2012, 02:11 PM
Does Murray have this record yet?

If he gets it, will he be more remembered than if he won one?

Is it in fact a prestigious record, in some twisted way?
World No 2 is

Regenbogen
07-31-2012, 02:15 PM
I have a piece of trivia that is truly useless:

Andy Murray and Andy Roddick have both vomited on court while playing Andrei Pavel. :D

Trollin Stone
07-31-2012, 02:19 PM
Does Murray have this record yet?

If he gets it, will he be more remembered than if he won one?

Is it in fact a prestigious record, in some twisted way?

Fred Stolle lost his first 5 GS finals (record for most GS singles finals lost before winning the first GS), dont know if this is also the record for consecutive finals lost so Murray still has some work to do even in this area.
EDIT: Yes, this is also the record for consecutive GS singles finals lost.

Freak3yman84
07-31-2012, 02:32 PM
I have a piece of trivia that is truly useless:

Andy Murray and Andy Roddick have both vomited on court while playing Andrei Pavel. :D

:haha: :lol: :spit: :superlol: :worship:

Chirag
07-31-2012, 02:37 PM
what Tipsarevic, Malzer and Granollers have in common ?

they lost to Cilic in a final :confused:

Trollin Stone
07-31-2012, 02:41 PM
Melzer never lost to Cilic in a final. He actually won over him in 2009 Vienna final.

Pratik
07-31-2012, 02:51 PM
I have a piece of trivia that is truly useless:

Andy Murray and Andy Roddick have both vomited on court while playing Andrei Pavel. :D

:spit:

Nidhogg
07-31-2012, 07:39 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Youzhny_career_statistics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Söderling_career_statistics#Career_finals

Youzhny has played against 18 different players in his 18 finals. Söderling tops him by two in this regard.

rocketassist
10-15-2012, 03:46 AM
What connects these players?

Marat Safin
Fernando Gonzalez
Mario Ancic
Jiri Novak
Dominik Hrbaty
Arnaud Clement
Antony Dupuis

samanosuke
10-15-2012, 03:49 AM
What connects these players?

Marat Safin
Fernando Gonzalez
Mario Ancic
Jiri Novak
Dominik Hrbaty
Arnaud Clement
Antony Dupuis

something with loosing the finals or wasting mps ?

rocketassist
10-15-2012, 03:53 AM
something with loosing the finals or wasting mps ?

Nah. ;)

Another clue. Lisnard could join this list anytime he wanted to.

SVK
10-15-2012, 04:10 PM
Nah. ;)

Another clue. Lisnard could join this list anytime he wanted to.

They have a residency in Monaco?

Leiningen
02-23-2013, 03:16 AM
Has this ever happened in recorded Tennis history? That someone leads 6-0 and 5-0 and is serving for the match and has three matchpoints in a row at 40-0 and then manages to actually lose that match? :D

emotion
02-23-2013, 03:19 AM
Young had 5-0 40-15 serving vs Levine in a junior match and lost

CrazyForNole
02-23-2013, 03:19 AM
No, that would be more disgraceful than losing 6-0 6-0
The only way I see that being respectable is they got injured and I mean really injured like had be taken off on a stretcher

jonas
02-23-2013, 04:03 AM
What connects these players?

Marat Safin
Fernando Gonzalez
Mario Ancic
Jiri Novak
Dominik Hrbaty
Arnaud Clement
Antony Dupuis

They're all retired? :lol:

Leiningen
02-23-2013, 04:11 AM
Young had 5-0 40-15 serving vs Levine in a junior match and lost
What was the overall outcome of the match?

jonas
02-23-2013, 04:39 AM
^^
From Wiki: "In 2001 Donald Young came in second to Jesse Levine in the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals, at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center in Fort Lauderdale. He was up 5-love in the third set of the final. Young had lost the first set, won the second, and was winning 5–0 and serving for the match at 40–15. They were already bringing in the table for the trophy presentation, when Levine ran off an astonishing 23 consecutive points, to defeat Young 7–5 in the third."

August
02-23-2013, 10:19 AM
Has this ever happened in recorded Tennis history? That someone leads 6-0 and 5-0 and is serving for the match and has three matchpoints in a row at 40-0 and then manages to actually lose that match? :D

I hope that wasn't a preview of Buenos Aires' Ferrer-Almagro final.

Corey Feldman
02-23-2013, 12:59 PM
Novotna was once 5-0 40-0 in third set and lost

MJ Fernandez was 1-6 1-5 0-40? i think v Sabbatini and won

both happened at roland garros

SVK
02-23-2013, 01:51 PM
^^ WTA is WTA, everything is possible there...another Roland Garros case would be Kurhajcova leading 6-0, 5-0 30-something and 6-0, 5-1 40-15 before losing 6-0, 5-7, 3-6 in 2004.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=116159&page=2

(Ignore the title, it was not 0-6, 0-5 15-40 Kurhajcova had 2 MPs next game)

Pratik
02-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Not exactly what is being discussed, but it's on a similar note:

US Open 1994 R1:
Richard Krajicek leading 6-0 in the fourth set tiebreak against Jan Siemerink. He loses it 10-8. Incidentally, those six were also match points.

Henry Chinaski
02-24-2013, 02:31 AM
Minar d Ancic - Ostrava Challenger 2010

Viola d Lajovic - Australian Open QR1 2012

in both cases the defeated player led 5-0 40-0* in the third set.

gaitare
05-24-2013, 06:27 PM
In his last tournament (Bordeaux CH) Przysiezny played Bagnis twice (Q3 and R1)
In his current tournament he'll play Rhyne Williams twice (Q3 and R1)

When was the last time a rematch happened to a player in at least two tournaments in a row?