Podcast #7: Tennis Trivia Special

Tennis Trivia

Well, we decided that everyone needed a bit of a cheer up. So we put together a cheeky little tennis trivia quiz.

Damian Kust and Ryan Schick volunteered themselves for the quiz. Ryan woke up extra early for work in Houston to join in and we went for six rounds (sets, if you prefer) of tennis trivia.

The questions that are possible to type out are written below. Feel free to answer them yourself first, but the answers will only be available via listening to the podcast!

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Quiz Questions

Round 1: 2019

JANUARY – Which country won the Hopman Cup?

FEBRUARY – Elise Mertens won her only title of the year, but which other Belgian won a WTA tournament this month?

MARCH – Who were the only players who won BOTH Indian Wells & Miami (doubles)?

APRIL – Which male player won two ATP Tour titles in April?

MAY – The French Open mixed doubles final featured two men from the same country. Which country?

JUNE – Who won both singles and doubles at Queens?

JULY – What unusual tactic did Nick Krygios employ on his way to the Washington title?

AUGUST – How many wins in a row did Andreescu end the US Open with?

SEPTEMBER – Which female player won 2 tourneys in Sept?

OCTOBER – How many Grand Slam titles had been won by players who were contesting the Antwerp Open final?

NOVEMBER (1) – Which player won all three rubbers in the Fed Cup Final?

NOVEMBER (2) – Who won the doubles title at the ATP Finals?

Round 2 – Around The World

NORTH AMERICA – Since 1990, have the US won more Davis Cups or Fed Cups?

SOUTH AMERICA – Name the four cities that hosted Golden Swing tournaments in 2020.

EUROPE – Which European country has produced the most singles #1s?

ASIA – How many Asian players (male and female) have been ranked inside the top ten?

AFRICA – Which African player has won the most Grand Slam titles?

AUSTRALIA – Which year did the Australian Open change from grass to hard courts?

Round 3 – Who Am I?

Born 12 February 1980
1.83m (6ft)
Pro in 1998
Won almost $14m
Made French Open junior final in 1998, losing to Fernando Gonzalez
Won first ATP title in 1999, Majorca Open, beating Alex Corretja
Won 4 Masters Titles, first one in Rome in 2001
Reached 3 Grand Slam finals
Won his only Grand Slam at Roland Garros
Beating Martin Verkerk in the 2003 French Open Final

 

Born June 8 1976
1.89m (6ft2)
Pro in 1993
Won $22m
8th highest-earning female player
Won Junior US Open in 1992
Won 55 WTA Tour events
Won her first three Grand Slam finals, lost the other 4
First GS win in 1998 US Open vs Martina Hingis
Won 1999 Wimbledon v Steffi Graf
Won 2000 Australian Open v Hingis

 

Round 4 – Highest Ranked Player

Men Ranking Year
Argentina 2 1975
Belarus 18 2003
Brazil 1 2000
Ukraine 4 1994
France 3 1986
Women
Estonia 14 2019
Greece 14 2003
Italy 4 2011
South Africa 3 1997
Ukraine 3 2017

 

Round 5 – Where Am I From?

Men Nationality Women Nationality
Kenny De Schepper Anne Keothavong
Sjeng Schalken Magdalena Maleeva
Hugo Dellien Rebecca Peterson
Michael Venus Virginia Ruano Pascal
Younes El Ayanoui Dayana Yastremska
Damir Dzumhur Ajla Tomljanovic
Henri Laaksonen Gabriela Sabatini
Mats Wilander Jana Novotna
Stan Smith Leylah Fernandez
Karim-Mohamed Maamoun Kaia Kanepi

 

Round 6 – Dare Duel

Categories:

  • Men with 2, 3 or 4 Grand Slam Titles
  • North American Cities that hosted an ATP Tour event in 2019
  • Gold Badge Umpires

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