Here are the answers to the TopSpinTennis US Open quiz.
It was a tough quiz - I've got to admit that I struggled myself with most of these, unlike the Wimbledon quiz which was mainly about my tennis era (mid 80s onwards) this time I deliberately threw in a few 1970s questions - so if you got 5 or more you were doing extremely well.
So hat's off to Van who scored 4 plus a bonus point for Connors. Nice work Van!
Q1) In which year did night tennis make it's debut?
Q2) Who lost three women's finals in a row in the mid to late 70s, including two back to back against Chris Evert?
A: Goolagong has this unfortunate claim to fame. Always a bridesmaid...
Q3) In 1990 Pete Sampras won his first US Open. At the time he was the lowest seeded player to win the tournament. What was his seeding?
A: Pete was seeded 12th
Q4) Who did Lendl beat in the 1986 men's final?
A: Miloslav Mecir
Q5)Who handed who not one but two bagels in a men's US Open final?
A: Federer humbled Hewitt.
Q6) When was the last US Open played on grass. (and a bonus points for men's and women's singles winners)
A: 1974 (Connors and Billie Jean King)
Q7) How many sets did Graf drop en route to winning the women's championship in 1996?
A: Steffi didnt drop a single set that year.
Q8)Who did Roger beat in the 2004 semi?
A: Tim Henman
Q9)How many singles championships did Navratilova contest?
Q10)Who lost to Gasquet in the 2002 juniors and Tsonga in the 2003 juniors?
A: Marcos Baghdatis