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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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|
|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|
|Pro in 1993|
|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
Round 5 – Where Am I From?
|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
- Men with 2, 3 or 4 Grand Slam Titles
- North American Cities that hosted an ATP Tour event in 2019
- Gold Badge Umpires