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Leena
01-10-2005, 05:55 AM
The reason I mentioned that is because it occurred to due our favorite player being grumpy over something.

vogus
01-10-2005, 05:55 AM
Wilander RG '82, 15th seed

Action Jackson
01-10-2005, 05:56 AM
Chang was seeded 15th at RG when he won it.

Action Jackson
01-10-2005, 05:56 AM
Wilander was unseeded.

Leena
01-10-2005, 05:57 AM
No. lol

I love this question because you can't really look it up anywhere. :p

Action Jackson
01-10-2005, 05:59 AM
Was it Agassi with one of his US Open wins.

Leena
01-10-2005, 06:02 AM
Was it Agassi with one of his US Open wins.
No.

I'm going to bed now. Keep working on it.

vogus
01-10-2005, 06:03 AM
Some girls can hit it harder normally. The biggest problem is that most girls today have awful serves.

I'm right-handed. I think only seeing out of my right eye affects my angle of impact. On my backhand, I tend to hit too early on it. I don't know if that even causes any issues. I just think it's possible.


when i was playing today, i was getting sweat all over my right lens (i wear glasses) and so i was thinking about you and laughing, because i couldn't see out of that eye and i shanked a bunch of forehands into the neighbors' court and pissed them off.

Leena
01-10-2005, 06:07 AM
It was Krajicek at 1996 Wimbledon. He was 17th seed after Muster withdrew due to "why bother playing on this shit I'll never win on" disease.

Although, I'm not sure if Wimbledon officially regarded him as the 17th seed as they have an "S" seed by his name. Whatever that means. But, NBC did show him as the 17th seed, so it counts. :p

vogus
01-10-2005, 06:10 AM
It was Krajicek at 1996 Wimbledon. He was 17th seed after Muster withdrew due to "why bother playing on this shit I'll never win on" disease.

Although, I'm not sure if Wimbledon officially regarded him as the 17th seed as they have an "S" seed by his name. Whatever that means. But, NBC did show him as the 17th seed, so it counts. :p


i had no idea Krajicek was ranked that low when he won Wimbly. That was a good one.

Action Jackson
01-10-2005, 06:10 AM
Is that official Leena? It seems it's something that I might have to check.

Action Jackson
01-10-2005, 06:11 AM
Yes, it's right he was the 17th seeded player for Wimbledon the year he won it.

MisterQ
01-10-2005, 06:25 AM
It was Krajicek at 1996 Wimbledon. He was 17th seed after Muster withdrew due to "why bother playing on this shit I'll never win on" disease.

Although, I'm not sure if Wimbledon officially regarded him as the 17th seed as they have an "S" seed by his name. Whatever that means. But, NBC did show him as the 17th seed, so it counts. :p

I thought of him, but when I looked him up the article called him unseeded. But I see how it was an ambiguous situation. interesting...

Leena
01-10-2005, 10:30 PM
K. Another question.

* Name a black player who defeated a former Wimbledon champion, at Wimbledon (post Arthur Ashe). Give both players in the match, the year, and the round if you like.

Corey Feldman
01-10-2005, 10:35 PM
Shelton bt Stich in r1 wimbledon 1994.

Leena
01-10-2005, 11:31 PM
Yes.

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 01:31 AM
Here are a few easy questions these two events happened in 2004.

# Which guy who had never won a match on this particular surface was leading 7-5 5-1 and had 5 mps and then proceded to lose 12 games in a row? Name his opponent and the venue?

# Which two players were involved in matches where in the first instance Player 1 saved 10mps and won the match, then Player 2 defeated Player 1 later in the year after coming back from 2 sets to love down? Name both players and where both matches took place.

Leena
01-11-2005, 02:53 AM
Ginepri on the first. Lost to Mantilla... either Hamburg or Rome.

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 02:56 AM
Ginepri is correct and it was Rome.

Leena
01-11-2005, 02:57 AM
I think the 2nd was Schuettler and the scrub he lost to at US Open.

jole
01-11-2005, 02:59 AM
Has Ginepri still never won a match on clay?

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 03:00 AM
Has Ginepri still never won a match on clay?

Yes, he beat Van Lottum for his only win on clay.

I think the 2nd was Schuettler and the scrub he lost to at US Open.

Who is the scrub?

Leena
01-11-2005, 03:01 AM
Who is the scrub?

I don't want to have to cheat... :p

Some funny little short name lol

jole
01-11-2005, 03:04 AM
Yes, he beat Van Lottum for his only win on clay.



Haha, his game is verily primed for clay now!

Leena
01-11-2005, 03:05 AM
If only Robbie could have beat Mutis...

Roddick could have made SF!

Then hopefully Coria cramped.

jole
01-11-2005, 03:06 AM
I don't want to have to cheat... :p

Some funny little short name lol

Wasn't it Seppi? I seem to remember that because he had that wild match in Austria versus him where Rainer saved all those match points.

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 03:15 AM
Yes, hrbatyfan it was Seppi and both events have been named.

Leena
01-11-2005, 03:15 AM
Seppi sounds right. :)

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 03:16 AM
Haha, his game is verily primed for clay now!

Is it what. He could almost achieve as much as Michael Russell did at RG.

jole
01-11-2005, 03:19 AM
Perhaps, baby steps tho. He must start his ascent under the watchful eye of Matress Mac at the most grueling clay court competition in the world.

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 03:36 AM
*Which player came back from 6-4 6-4 5-1 down to WIN!! in a match during the 2002 Australian open...and who was the unlucky loser also?
*between 1996-1997 which duo played the Semi finals in Hamburg and Finals in Monte Carlo and Rome?
*What was familiar about Boris Becker's 1st round opponents during both his Australian open winning runs in 91 and 96?
*Daniel Vacek's record in atp singles finals was?
*Player who beat Ivanisevic, Philippoussis, Kafelnikov and Kuerten in succession to win a his only career Masters title ?
*Fernando Meligeni, Roger Federer and Taylor Dent have all suffered this fate in the last 8 years?

Leena
01-11-2005, 03:43 AM
*between 1996-1997 which duo played the Semi finals in Hamburg and Finals in Monte Carlo and Rome?
Rios/Corretja
*What was familiar about Boris Becker's 1st round opponents during both his Australian open winning runs in 91 and 96?
Both Rusedski?
*Daniel Vacek's record in atp singles finals was?
0-5?
*Player who beat Ivanisevic, Philippoussis, Kafelnikov and Kuerten in succession to win a his only career Masters title ?
Woodruff.

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 03:46 AM
3.5 / 4 :clap2:
rusedski.....half right...

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 03:53 AM
*What was familiar about Boris Becker's 1st round opponents during both his Australian open winning runs in 91 and 96?



Both of them were British.

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 03:54 AM
Yes...
jeremy bates in 91, then rusedski.

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 04:17 AM
*Which player came back from 6-4 6-4 5-1 down to WIN!! in a match during the 2002 Australian open...and who was the unlucky loser also?


I remember this match as one of my Croatian friends still has nightmares over this match. The winner was Wayne Ferreira and the man with the horrible choke is Ivan Ljubicic.

Leena
01-11-2005, 05:59 AM
New questions:

* What player amassed a 24-1 summer hardcourt record before the US Open... only to lose in the 1st round in New York? Who did he lose to? Give years and rounds and all that good junk if you wish.

* What player amazingly at least reached the Quarterfinals of the US Open, 17 out of 18 years? And what player defeated him before the Quarterfinal in this long stretch? Give year and round.

Satanic Pasteur
01-11-2005, 10:04 AM
* What player amassed a 24-1 summer hardcourt record before the US Open... only to lose in the 1st round in New York? Who did he lose to? Give years and rounds and all that good junk if you wish.

Brad Gilbert in 1989 who lost to Todd Witsken in five sets.

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 06:52 PM
I remember this match as one of my Croatian friends still has nightmares over this match. The winner was Wayne Ferreira and the man with the horrible choke is Ivan Ljubicic.
correct!

*Fernando Meligeni, Roger Federer and Taylor Dent have all suffered this fate in the last 8 years?

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 06:58 PM
New questions:


* What player amazingly at least reached the Quarterfinals of the US Open, 17 out of 18 years? And what player defeated him before the Quarterfinal in this long stretch? Give year and round.

Connors... from 1973-1991.
in 1986 he lost a 3rd rounder too todd witsken :eek:

jtipson
01-11-2005, 07:14 PM
correct!

*Fernando Meligeni, Roger Federer and Taylor Dent have all suffered this fate in the last 8 years?

I don't suppose winning a tournament the week after Wimbledon counts as "suffering" does it? But Meligeni's win in Bastad was longer ago than 8 years, so it can't be that.

Clues??

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 07:19 PM
good effort Jtips, but no ;)

clue hmm....i always end up giving the answer away with my clues :D
ok, lets say its very LIKELY that they'll never lose in this round of a tournament very often if not ever again! .

jtipson
01-11-2005, 07:22 PM
Straight of the top of my head then, I'd say they all had first round losses at Queen's....but the only one I'm sure of is Federer.


<cogs going round and round> Hmmm, maybe not...off to research :)

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 07:24 PM
:lol: nope...
you researcher you :)

jtipson
01-11-2005, 07:28 PM
Ah of course! They lost the Olympic bronze medal match :)

Corey Feldman
01-11-2005, 07:29 PM
YEP! :)

vogus
01-11-2005, 09:11 PM
Quick, without cheating, which player has put forth the best Australian singles performance at the Aussy Open in the tournament's modern era (since it made the move from Kooyong to the new Flinders Park tennis complex in the mid-80's)?

Geniey2g
01-11-2005, 11:24 PM
Quick, without cheating, which player has put forth the best Australian singles performance at the Aussy Open in the tournament's modern era (since it made the move from Kooyong to the new Flinders Park tennis complex in the mid-80's)?
Andre Agassi?

Leena
01-12-2005, 03:10 AM
Another question someone will get right away :p:

* Name the last GS match where the player who lost was not broken for the entire match. Give both players, tourney, round.

Corey Feldman
01-12-2005, 03:21 AM
mhmmm
karlovic v todd martin(winner) at the aussie open last year?
round 2!
?

Leena
01-12-2005, 03:23 AM
mhmmm
karlovic v todd martin(winner) at the aussie open last year?
round 2!
?
That wasn't the one I'm looking for, but it's likely correct. :p

I'm thinking of one before that.

Corey Feldman
01-12-2005, 03:27 AM
yeah he beat Fish ......7-6 7-6 7-6 in r1
then lost to todd 6-7 6-7 6-7
all 6 sets were break-less :p

Leena
01-12-2005, 03:38 AM
The result I'm looking for is pre-Ivo. :p

Corey Feldman
01-12-2005, 03:40 AM
oh...

Leena
01-12-2005, 03:44 AM
Sorry.

If GWH can change answers, I can too. :p

Corey Feldman
01-12-2005, 03:47 AM
OH changed it ehhhh.....
:)

Leena
01-12-2005, 04:02 AM
OH changed it ehhhh.....
:)
I figured Ivo did, but I wasn't really sure.

This was a later round match on television. :)

vogus
01-12-2005, 05:41 AM
in the Sampras-Agassi "clash of the titans" in '01 USO R16, there were ZERO breaks of serve. (Sampy won it in four sets) If you ask me, this match was actually rather a snore. Andre had a very poor night returning.

Leena
01-12-2005, 05:42 AM
in the Sampras-Agassi "clash of the titans" in '01 USO R16, there were ZERO breaks of serve. (Sampy won it in four sets) If you ask me, this match was actually rather a snore. Andre had a very poor night returning.
I forgot about that match too... :p

See, I'm not the one who should asking questions on men's tennis. :p

vogus
01-12-2005, 05:44 AM
I forgot about that match too... :p

See, I'm not the one who should asking questions on men's tennis. :p

is the one you're looking for, before or after Aggie-Sampy?

Leena
01-12-2005, 05:44 AM
Before.

vogus
01-12-2005, 05:49 AM
In the '91 Wimbly semifinal, Stich never broke Edberg, right? But that's too far back.

Leena
01-12-2005, 05:50 AM
That was the one I was thinking of. :)

vogus
01-12-2005, 05:54 AM
That was the one I was thinking of. :)


a-ha. It may have happened a couple other times at Wimbly or maybe USO. RG and AO matches always have at least a couple of service breaks.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:12 AM
*Which duo played 3 years in a row at the later stages (Semi, Semi, Qf) in the Rome TMS?
*Which American defeated Philippoussis, Todd Martin and Wayne Ferreira at the 1998 Miami TMS?
*German who reached the Quarter finals at the 1994 U.S Open and 1996 French Open was?
*This spaniards best grand slam moments were 1997 French Open Quarter finals, and Beating Rafter at the 2000 U.S Open 1st round?
*which 2 players won bagel (6-0) sets against huge serving Mark Philippoussis during the 1998 U.S Open?
*Which player retired hurt whilst leading 5-2 in the third V Marc Rosset during the 1998 Paris Open?

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:18 AM
Quick, without cheating, which player has put forth the best Australian singles performance at the Aussy Open in the tournament's modern era (since it made the move from Kooyong to the new Flinders Park tennis complex in the mid-80's)?

Pat Cash.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:25 AM
*Which American defeated Philippoussis, Todd Martin and Wayne Ferreira at the 1998 Miami TMS?

Chris Woodruff?

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:28 AM
*German who reached the Quarter finals at the 1994 U.S Open and 1996 French Open was?
*This spaniards best grand slam moments were 1997 French Open Quarter finals, and Beating Rafter at the 2000 U.S Open 1st round?


# Hendrik Dreekman
# Galo Blanco

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:29 AM
Chris Woodruff?
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/smilie_daumenneg.gif

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:30 AM
# Hendrik Dreekman
# Galo Blanco
dreekman is wrong.
blanco correct.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:31 AM
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/smilie_daumenneg.gif

Weep.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:33 AM
Uhh, going out on a limb. Steve Campbell?

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:34 AM
The "German Gigolo" Bernd Karbacher for the other question Escude.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:35 AM
The "German Gigolo" Bernd Karbacher for the other question Escude.

He is the man, no doubt in my mind.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:36 AM
Yas it was Karbacher, :)
and for Hrbatyfan: steve campbell is correct as well :yeah:

jole
01-16-2005, 05:38 AM
Yas it was Karbacher, :)
and for Hrbatyfan: steve campbell is correct as well :yeah:

I remember him way back when from when I wasn't really into tennis, but I read Tennis Magazine and they did a subset feature on him as the "one to watch" or whatever. Kinda vanished into obscurity, though.

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 05:39 AM
*Which American defeated Philippoussis, Todd Martin and Wayne Ferreira at the 1998 Miami TMS?
*which 2 players won bagel (6-0) sets against huge serving Mark Philippoussis during the 1998 U.S Open?


*jan michael gambill
*first one i can recall is rafter in the final, not sure who else bagelled him?

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:40 AM
I remember the gigolo led to 2 sets to love against Rosset and blew it, just like Dreekman did when he played Larsson at the same stage, got the years confused.

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:42 AM
Rafter and Hemman for the Poo one.

Henman for the Rosset one as well.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:42 AM
*first one i can recall is rafter in the final, not sure who else bagelled him?
yeah Rafter was one of them. ;)
and Gwh got the other, Henman in the R16 match .
Henman over rosset in paris 1998 = in-correct.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:44 AM
Yes, and any clear thinking tennis fan had to be thinking the trifecta consisting Dreekman, Gigolo, and Jens Knippchild was capable of leading Deutchland into tennis greatness if it wasn't for their knack for losing leads.

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:45 AM
How many clear thinking tennis fans are there on here hrbaty?

jole
01-16-2005, 05:46 AM
A whole l ... not many.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:47 AM
*Which player blew a 3-6 7-6 5-1 lead at the 1998 Paris open before eventually losing the match 7-6 in the third against Yevgeny Kafelnikov?

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:49 AM
It sounds Gaudioish, but was it El Ayanoui.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:51 AM
Nope.

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:53 AM
Your man Tim then is it Escude.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:54 AM
*Which player blew a 3-6 7-6 5-1 lead at the 1998 Paris open before eventually losing the match 7-6 in the third against Yevgeny Kafelnikov?

That has to just paralyze you mentally. Clawing out a 2nd set tiebreak to force a third set. Get up 5-1, perhaps even be one to two points away, and lose.

jole
01-16-2005, 05:55 AM
Tim sounds correct. Going along with Bercy, Kafelnikov, late 90s, and tight match.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:56 AM
it was Henman ;)
very tim-ish thing to happen indeed.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 05:58 AM
That has to just paralyze you mentally. Clawing out a 2nd set tiebreak to force a third set. Get up 5-1, perhaps even be one to two points away, and lose.
he had 1 match point on his serve, ripped a big one down the middle but yevgeny crushed it for a return winner... and went on to win.
thankfully tim made the semis in stockholm a week later and squeezed into hannover :)

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 05:58 AM
I thought Tim only did that against Cañas.

jole
01-16-2005, 06:00 AM
he had 1 match point on his serve, ripped a big one down the middle but yevgeny crushed it for a return winner... and went on to win.
thankfully tim made the semis in stockholm a week later and squeezed into hannover :)

That sly Russian.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 06:06 AM
*Which duo played 3 years in a row at the later stages (Semi, Semi, Qf) in the Rome TMS?
*Which player retired hurt whilst leading 5-2 in the third V Marc Rosset during the 1998 Paris Open?
*Which player won the TMS Stuttgart title during the 90's defeating future grand slam finalists in every round and can you name them?
*at the 2002 Paris TMS, which player served for the match at 6-3, 6-5 *40-0 only to lose it 6-3 6-7 1-6..... and what was significant for the man who achieved the come back win?

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 06:18 AM
*at the 2002 Paris TMS, which player served for the match at 6-3, 6-5 *40-0 only to lose it 6-3 6-7 1-6..... and what was significant for the man who achieved the come back win?

well the player who choked was seb grosjean (i remember it vividly as i lost money on him while watching the match in the middle of the night :( ...4am my time i think!)

the player who beat him was moya - but not sure as to what the significance of the win for him was....was it his first over grosjean???

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 06:24 AM
well the player who choked was seb grosjean (i remember it vividly as i lost money on him while watching the match in the middle of the night :( ...4am my time i think!)

the player who beat him was moya - but not sure as to what the significance of the win for him was....was it his first over grosjean???
correct m8 ;)
painful memories for me as well, the significance was Moya needed to win this match to Pass Henman in the race and qualify for the shanghai Masters cup,
therefore henman was left again as 1st alternate :rolleyes: , which he never took up.

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 06:49 AM
*Which player retired hurt whilst leading 5-2 in the third V Marc Rosset during the 1998 Paris Open?



have a feeling it was kraijeck - was it when his back gave way for the last time? obviously he must have been in heaps of pain to retire at that stage of the match

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 06:51 AM
was krajicek, think he coulda won that 1 more game, but he knew he wouldnt be able to play the next day so helped the tourney organizers by letting rosset go through.

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 07:02 AM
Alberto Berasategui the one to have beaten a slam finalist in every round in stuttgart?

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:05 AM
Nah it was the stuttgart TMS (indoors)
not even with a miracle could Alberto won that ;)

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 07:06 AM
oh ok i give up then...all this time was thinking along the lines of a claycourter

i'm going to have to cheat soon if u don't cough up the answer

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:07 AM
Wayne Ferreira

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:10 AM
No ferreira only beat scud and Hewitt .

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:16 AM
Krajicek won in Stuttgart and I know he beat Agassi and Sampras there, but I can't remember who else he beat in that tournament.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:18 AM
Krajicek won in Stuttgart and I know he beat Agassi and Sampras there, but I can't remember who else he beat in that tournament.
Thats it :)
1998 he beat magnus norman, agassi, ivanisevic, sampras and kafelnikov in his rounds.

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:21 AM
Impressive list, but Krajicek was a fine player with sadly too many injuries.

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 07:23 AM
damn i was going to say kraijeck...but forgot that norman got to the RG final...anothe rplayer who sadly had injury cut his career short

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:35 AM
*name this player/coach: in the 90's he lost to french open runner up's Edberg and Medvedev AT the French open, and is an 'ex' coach of a recent french open runner up as well.

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:37 AM
Alberto Mancini the Argentine with the classic backhand and one strong guy.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:39 AM
close... its an Argentine at least :)

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:41 AM
Franco Davin Gaudio's coach who used to coach Coria.

bad gambler
01-16-2005, 07:41 AM
don't think mancini played medvedev in the french open

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:43 AM
I don't think it's Fillipini as he is Uruguayan.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:43 AM
Not Franco.

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:46 AM
I know it wasn't Gumy, so it is Gaby Markus.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2005, 07:47 AM
gabriel markus it is!

Action Jackson
01-16-2005, 07:51 AM
Could have had a very good career, but injuries stuffed him up.

MisterQ
01-19-2005, 02:41 AM
Who is this? ;)

tennischick
01-19-2005, 03:00 AM
Safin from another era?

MisterQ
01-19-2005, 03:04 AM
I think he looks like Safin, too. :cool:

bad gambler
01-19-2005, 01:00 PM
this is an easy one....

name the player who on his grand slam debut defeated in the first 2 rounds players who have won that grand slam in which he made his debut in? Can you name who he defeated as well in the first 2 rounds?

RonE
01-19-2005, 02:21 PM
this is an easy one....

name the player who on his grand slam debut defeated in the first 2 rounds players who have won that grand slam in which he made his debut in? Can you name who he defeated as well in the first 2 rounds?

Marat Safin at the 1998 French Open. Beat Agassi in round 1 and Kuerten in round 2.

MisterQ
01-19-2005, 04:06 PM
anyone who can ID the Safinesque guy in post #1869? (you might be surprised who it is...) ;)

bad gambler
01-19-2005, 07:50 PM
Marat Safin at the 1998 French Open. Beat Agassi in round 1 and Kuerten in round 2.


correct :)

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 07:52 AM
* What was Rod Laver famous for putting inside his cap as a method to cool himself from the heat?
* Which two players were known as the "Bagel Twins" and can you name the famous tennis journalist who coined that nickname?

Fedex
01-29-2005, 08:02 AM
Hmm, its been awhile since I've seen this thread. Excellent questions bad gambler, and I dont know if anyone but GWH will be able to find the correct answer.

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 08:04 AM
i'm waiting for escude or MisterQ - i'd say they would know as well

Corey Feldman
01-29-2005, 08:08 AM
eddie dibbs and harold solomon were the bagel twins or bagel brothers .... dunno the journo who made that though...
for rod laver... ice? :p

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 08:12 AM
eddie dibbs and harold solomon were the bagel twins or bagel brothers .... dunno the journo who made that though...
for rod laver... ice? :p


very good :)

bagel twins were in fact dibbs and solomon - journalist was bud collins

rod laver, nice try but not even close ;)

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 10:57 PM
Also can someone name who holds the accolade of the youngest qualifier into the main draw of the australian open? Can you also name the person who he lost to in the first round that year?

Further who held the previous record of youngest qualifier before this man surpassed the record?

Corey Feldman
01-29-2005, 11:00 PM
Hewitt in 1997?
losing to Bruguera.

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 11:03 PM
correct :)

do u know who previously held the record as the youngest?
also no takers on the laver question?

Corey Feldman
01-29-2005, 11:10 PM
Nah guess times:
chang or krickstein...
did laver keep banana's in his hat? :D

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 11:13 PM
Nah guess times:
chang or krickstein...
did laver keep banana's in his hat? :D

:lol:

not correct with either

all i say as a clue is that laver used a part of a vegetable, it was ingenious

Leena
01-29-2005, 11:19 PM
Your name needs more exclamation points.

bad gambler
01-29-2005, 11:25 PM
if hewitt wins tonight, may need to add some more

bad gambler
02-06-2005, 07:59 AM
Also can someone name who holds the accolade of the youngest qualifier into the main draw of the australian open? Can you also name the person who he lost to in the first round that year?

Further who held the previous record of youngest qualifier before this man surpassed the record?


answer was roger rasheed - was the youngest qualifier before hewitt took that honour

bad gambler
02-06-2005, 08:00 AM
* What was Rod Laver famous for putting inside his cap as a method to cool himself from the heat?



believe it or not but laver used a cabbage leaf as a method to keep himself during the heat - seemed to work well for him!

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 08:00 AM
Rod Laver used to use a cabbage leaf.

Rasheed is a good bloke.

bad gambler
02-06-2005, 08:01 AM
*Who was the last player (if ever ;) ) to defeat someone 6-0 6-0 6-0 in a grand slam match? Can you also name the person he defeated?

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 08:04 AM
Sergi Bruguera def Thierry Champion at RG.

bad gambler
02-06-2005, 08:38 AM
Sergi Bruguera def Thierry Champion at RG.


very good - 1993 RG 4th round :)

Satanic Pasteur
02-06-2005, 10:55 AM
1993 RG 4th round

It was a second round and I was attending this one, rather pathetic show indeed :o
With his name, french medias didn't miss him after this loss...

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 10:58 AM
Corretja almost managed it against Hewitt at the Aus Open.

bad gambler
02-06-2005, 11:03 AM
Corretja almost managed it against Hewitt at the Aus Open.


yep 3rd round 2000 AO - alex got a game in the 3rd set and raised his arm in jubilation as if he had just won the tournament, was pretty funny to watch

Rogiman
02-06-2005, 11:05 AM
Same with Agassi vs. Lee at 2003 AO.
Agassi lost his serve in the very first game, and then won the next 18. :o

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 11:08 AM
yep 3rd round 2000 AO - alex got a game in the 3rd set and raised his arm in jubilation as if he had just won the tournament, was pretty funny to watch

Not if you are a Corretja fan. It was pretty bad when after the 2nd set finished that was the only hope was to win a game.

Leena
02-06-2005, 02:49 PM
I was quite a big Corretja fan, and it was rather sad to watch. :sad:

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:29 AM
I was quite a big Corretja fan, and it was rather sad to watch. :sad:

Try watching that match live on centre court, it made it worse.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:30 AM
Here is a question that Leena would really love.

Which 6 players have served over 40 aces in a match? Only the players names are needed in this case.

Billabong
02-07-2005, 03:32 AM
Philippoussis:)
Guga:worship:
Johansson:)
Krajicek:)
;)

jole
02-07-2005, 03:33 AM
Joachim Johansson, Richard Krajicek, Mark Philippoussis, Roscoe Tanner?!

jole
02-07-2005, 03:33 AM
Oh crap yes, Guga in Canada. Forgot.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:34 AM
The Poo is right, but please specify which Johansson.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:34 AM
Roscoe Tanner is incorrect.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:35 AM
Oh crap yes, Guga in Canada. Forgot.

When did Guga serve over 40 aces in a match?

jole
02-07-2005, 03:35 AM
Some Davis Cup in high-as-a-kite altitude in Canada.

jole
02-07-2005, 03:37 AM
Followed with SF at Costa do Sauipe and fired a Davis Cup record 47 aces in a five-set loss to Canada's Nestor in Calgary on Sept. 19.

Per http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/Highlights/default.asp?playernumber=K293

Billabong
02-07-2005, 03:37 AM
against Daniel Nestor, and it was 47 aces:yeah:

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:38 AM
I'll reword the question and Guga in this case is right.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:39 AM
Thanks for that as I wasn't aware of Guga's credentials in that group.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 03:41 AM
There are 2 more as well.

Billabong
02-07-2005, 03:57 AM
Thanks for that as I wasn't aware of Guga's credentials in that group.

I'm specialized in Guga's stats;) lol:lol:

jole
02-07-2005, 04:06 AM
There are 2 more as well.

So Rich Krajicek is not one?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:08 AM
So Rich Krajicek is not one?

He has been included and that means there are still 2 left.

So far The Poo
Guga
Joachim Johansson
Richard Krajicek

There are 2 others.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:15 AM
Hmm, will have to think long and hard about this one, for some older guys.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:17 AM
Well, maybe it could be some obvious ones, Ivo Karlovic? Goran Ivanisevic? I don't think Ancic has come close.

Billabong
02-07-2005, 04:18 AM
Have Greg Rusedski and Goran Ivanisevic ever done it:)?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:20 AM
Goran Ivanisevic is one of them.

There is only one to go.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:23 AM
Here is a question that Leena would really love.

Which 6 players have served over 40 aces in a match? Only the players names are needed in this case.
Blah...

You ask this when I was busy cheating with vBetting.

I accomplished this feat with 44 aces in the 2003 MUNY Women's tournament in a 4-6 7-6 6-3 win.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:25 AM
I thought you would have sniffed this question out very early Leena.

There is one left can you get it.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:27 AM
Blah...

You ask this when I was busy cheating with vBetting.

I accomplished this feat with 44 aces in the 2003 MUNY Women's tournament in a 4-6 7-6 6-3 win.

Cheetahs neva win. :p

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:28 AM
Yes, cheating on vbetting I was wondering why the $0.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:30 AM
I thought you would have sniffed this question out very early Leena.

There is one left can you get it.
It was me.

I also had 57 aces in a match... but it wasn't official, and was against crap.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:31 AM
I did a search on you Google Leena I am surprised I expected more hits than there was.

Since I don't deal with the women's tennis that answer is incorrect.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:31 AM
It was me.

I also had 57 aces in a match... but it wasn't official, and was against crap.

Did they have 2 legs, or weigh under 300 lbs.?

J/k!

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:37 AM
Did they have 2 legs, or weigh under 300 lbs.?

J/k!
It was actually a 60+ year old man who I do clinics with at my club sometimes.

You know, one of those old geezers who thinks he's God's gift to fitness and tennis... and sucks horribly.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:39 AM
It was actually a 60+ year old man who I do clinics with at my club sometimes.

You know, one of those old geezers who thinks he's God's gift to fitness and tennis... and sucks horribly.

Ah yes, they are interesting to humble.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:40 AM
The sad thing is that I only broke him once with my Ivo-like returning skill. The old bastard could volley.

Anyway, the question... ummm...

GWH... who were the 5 given already? :p

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:42 AM
The 5 that have been named are

Guga
Joachim Johansson
Krajicek
The Poo
Ivanisevic

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:42 AM
The sad thing is that I only broke him once with my Ivo-like returning skill. The old bastard could volley. :p

Did you beat him though?

jole
02-07-2005, 04:43 AM
Dick Norman, 1993, Graz?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:45 AM
Dick Norman, 1993, Graz?

Graz is a challenger and wouldn't count and no it wasn't him.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:45 AM
Did you beat him though?
Yes.

I think it was 6-7 7-6 6-4... something like that.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:46 AM
Yes.

I think it was 6-7 7-6 6-4... something like that.

Broke when it counted then.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:48 AM
ESPN mentioned something about some guy in Davis Cup for Canada serving more aces than Pim Pim did. Was probably Nestor.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:49 AM
Lareau and a 15 minute stint of fame?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:51 AM
Guga actually served all the aces in the Davis Cup in Calgary.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:52 AM
Guga actually served all the aces in the Davis Cup in Calgary.
Let's see who else...

Becker?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:53 AM
Let's see who else...

Becker?

I thought he would have done it as well, but I was surprised to find out it wasn't him.

I'll give a clue he is not exactly a huge household name.

Leena
02-07-2005, 04:55 AM
Probably not Ivo... he gets more service winners than aces...

Hmmm... random big servers... I know lots of them.

Karsten Braasch.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:56 AM
See, Leena don't complain I am some condescending arsehole when I give questions like this for you.

Not Karsten sorry, but you are not that far away.

jole
02-07-2005, 04:59 AM
Carl-Uwe Steeb? Marc-Kev Goellner?

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:00 AM
Other Germans...

Popp
Knippschild
Carl-Uwe STEEB
Burgsmulller
Marc-Kevin Goellner
Stich
Axel Pretzel
Prinosil

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:00 AM
OMG You're not allowed to guess STEEB before me.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:01 AM
Oh yea, Prinosil had a big serve. Dreekman, but I don't remember his serve.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:02 AM
http://www.sportsplanet.at/Carl_Uwe_Steeb.jpg

Vamos.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:02 AM
Radulescu (probably him)
Dreekmann
Karbacher
Zoecke

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:03 AM
How did he get in a Nike ad? :speakles:

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:03 AM
Memories of the Steeb, next I'll be having to bring back the Horst Skoff pictures.

Leena, it was none of those Germans.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:04 AM
Radulescu (probably him)
Dreekmann
Karbacher
Zoecke

It wasn't the Gigolo or the giant Zoecke.

Neither Chokeman or Radulescu.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:05 AM
With Charly on your side, any marketing campaign can conquer the universe.

Lee
02-07-2005, 05:05 AM
Some Davis Cup in high-as-a-kite altitude in Canada.

Not that high, only about 3,000' above sea-level. Although it's September, there's snow already and it's indoor carpet on almost frozen concrete floor, so the court was lightning fast :p

jole
02-07-2005, 05:06 AM
Memories of the Steeb, next I'll be having to bring back the Horst Skoff pictures.

Leena, it was none of those Germans.

http://www.rissener-sv.de/tennis/images/skoff/horst_skoff_01_t.jpg

Svelte as ever.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:06 AM
I don't know many more Germans...

Uro something
Sinner
Saceanu
Gross, who had a small serve
I can't remember some others names :p

jole
02-07-2005, 05:07 AM
I don't know many more Germans...

Uro something
Sinner
Saceanu
Gross, who had a small serve
I can't remember some others names :p

Haha, Oliver Gross, this is bringing back memories.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:07 AM
http://www.rissener-sv.de/tennis/images/skoff/horst_skoff_01_t.jpg

Svelte as ever.

You must be bored to delve into the Horsti pics. :)

He just liked strudel.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:08 AM
Do you want the answer?

Lee
02-07-2005, 05:08 AM
Thanks for that as I wasn't aware of Guga's credentials in that group.

Since Guga's famous for his clay court results, people often not recognise he has a very good serve. :p and good hard court results too.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:09 AM
Do you want the answer?
Sure.

And why do all Austrians get fat after they retire?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:09 AM
I knew Guga could serve quite well, just not over 40 aces in a match.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:10 AM
You must be bored to delve into the Horsti pics. :)

He just liked strudel.

Every man has a favorite midnight delicatessen, I don't hold it against him.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:10 AM
Sure.

And why do all Austrians get fat after they retire?

Alexander Waske.

Austrian food is good for the extra kilos and Schaller hasn't put on any weight.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:11 AM
Gah, I remember Waske too. Damn me.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:11 AM
WTFWASKE.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:11 AM
Gah, I remember Waske too. Damn me.

You had all of the Germans, but him.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:12 AM
What was the venue and opponent?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:13 AM
It was at Wimbledon and Rusedski was the victim, though Rusedski won in straight sets.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:15 AM
Haha, 3 sets, 40+ aces from the man from Deutschland. A crap load from Mulletmaster I'm sure. Hats off to the Waske.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:16 AM
Speaking of Rusedski here is a question with him.

Who did Greg Rusedski double bagel in a match that lasted less than 30 mins? This guy got thrown out of another tournament as well?

Which 2 players were involved in a fight during and after the match in 2004? One of them got suspended, and the other didn't. Name the players?

Lee
02-07-2005, 05:21 AM
Which 2 players were involved in a fight during and after the match in 2004? One of them got suspended, and the other didn't. Name the players?

I think you mentioned this in your tournament report but I'm too lazy to dig it up. :p

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:22 AM
A pro got double bageled by Greg?

Wow... he must have serious mental issues.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:23 AM
A pro got double bageled by Greg?

Wow... he must have serious mental issues.

Honestly it's no joke, that is the sad thing.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:24 AM
I'll guess it's some crappy Canadian who got a WC while Greg didn't turn into a traitor yet.

basil333
02-07-2005, 05:24 AM
Carsten Arriens???

as for the fight.... what level are we talking here?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:26 AM
basil, you genius it was Carsten Arriens.

The clown lost 6-0 6-0 to the Grinning Gorilla in 29 mins who was very puzzled and didn't think he played that well.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:28 AM
Arriens... vaguely remember the name.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:29 AM
Arriens got thrown out of a tournament, something along the lines of throwing a racquet and it hit an official.

basil, the fight question your favourite player is not involved in this one.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:30 AM
basil, you genius it was Carsten Arriens.

The clown lost 6-0 6-0 to the Grinning Gorilla in 29 mins who was very puzzled and didn't think he played that well.

Haha, I can see Greg now at the press conference. With some concerned as hell expression on his face talking about how he "didn't feel he was striking the ball with enough conviction."

jole
02-07-2005, 05:33 AM
Did David Wheaton get in a fight?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:34 AM
Wheaton did with Gilbert, but the question needs to be read carefully.

basil333
02-07-2005, 05:35 AM
did Wheaton win??? I hope so...

jole
02-07-2005, 05:37 AM
Crap what's his name, wild man David Koellener, the Austrian? Still thinking of who he fought, was it Luzzi?

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:37 AM
did Wheaton win??? I hope so...

So do I ? But I can't say for sure.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:37 AM
Daniel Koellerer, sorry.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:37 AM
Crap what's his name, wild man David Koellener, the Austrian? Still thinking of who he fought, was it Luzzi?

You got it right, but who was the one suspended?

jole
02-07-2005, 05:38 AM
Daniel Koellerer got suspended I'm pretty sure? He sure is a flamboyant asshat on the tennis court, but he can't be called boring.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:40 AM
Daniel Koellerer got suspended I'm pretty sure? He sure is a flamboyant asshat on the tennis court, but he can't be called boring.

Koellerer got suspended, but Luzzi didn't even though Luzzi was the one that punched him after the match after many arguments.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:41 AM
Wish I was there with a video camera, oh well!

vogus
02-07-2005, 05:44 AM
Koellerer got suspended, but Luzzi didn't even though Luzzi was the one that punched him after the match after many arguments.


whenever there is a fight between a German and a non-German, the German should be viewed as the instigator and be the one to get punished, regardless of the circumstances. So they did the right thing.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:46 AM
whenever there is a fight between a German and a non-German, the German should be viewed as the instigator and be the one to get punished, regardless of the circumstances. So they did the right thing.

Koellerer is Austrian.

vogus
02-07-2005, 05:49 AM
i dont distinguish between Germans and Austrians. Or rather i do, but the distinction is an extremely minor one.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:50 AM
GWH knows his Austrians.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:50 AM
i dont distinguish between Germans and Austrians. Or rather i do, but the distinction is an extremely minor one.

Why is that then?

vogus
02-07-2005, 05:53 AM
they speak the same language, have the same national character. And the most famous German of all, Hitler, was actually an Austrian, which to me is the ultimate indication that German and Austrian are the same nationality.

Leena
02-07-2005, 05:54 AM
I actually mix up Austria and Hungary a lot, especially after the WWII course I took.

It's more of a pain for WTA, where there's a lot of Hungarians.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:55 AM
they speak the same language, have the same national character. And the most famous German of all, Hitler, was actually an Austrian, which to me is the ultimate indication that German and Austrian are the same nationality.

Selective history I see you are taking there to make the point, it would be me calling Canadians Americans when that is not the case.

jole
02-07-2005, 05:56 AM
Don't forget ATTILA SAVOLT (HUN).

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:56 AM
I actually mix up Austria and Hungary a lot, especially after the WWII course I took.

It's more of a pain for WTA, where there's a lot of Hungarians.

Hungarians have more unique sounding names with sz, cz and os that don't occur in Austrian ones unless they are of Czech or Hungarian stock like Koubek for example.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 05:57 AM
Don't forget ATTILA SAVOLT (HUN).

I prefer Attila the Stockbroker myself, but then there was the legend of Sandor Noszaly the man who helped Hungary beat the Aussies in DC in Budapest.