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The Illustrious 700 Win Club
Tennis Players Mixed
"Roger Federer joined a very exclusive club when he won his 700th singles match in May 2010. This quiz is about the members of that 700 Win Club" on the ATP tour."
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He was "Mr. Tennis" as long as he played the game, and he had the credentials too. Eight Grand Slam singles titles, a record 109 ATP singles titles, and the most number of wins on the tour by any other professional in the open era. He was ranked number one for 160 consecutive weeks, and after retirement coached Andy Roddick for some time. He once dated another tennis great Chris Evert. Which fantastic player is this?
He was called the "Young Bull of Pampas" during his playing days. Though he never reached the number one spot, this left-hander won four Grand Slam titles, and in 1977 won an incredible 130 singles matches and 16 singles titles. He also held the open era record for the longest winning streak on clay courts (53 matches) before Rafael Nadal bettered it. Which Argentine great are we talking about?
The "Bucharest Buffoon" as he was nicknamed, was one of the all-time greats of the game. He may have won only two Grand Slam singles titles in his career, but his influence goes way beyond mere numbers. He was the first-ever man to be ranked No.1, claiming the top spot when rankings were introduced in 1973. He won over 100 titles on the ATP tour (57 singles and 45 doubles). He won the US Open in 1972 and the French Open in 1973, and without dropping a set. Famous for his quotes off the court, which Romanian tennis great is this?
"Grass is for cows." Enough said. This Czech-born American reached 8 consecutive US Open finals, winning 3 of them. He won 8 Grand Slam titles in all and broke Connors' record of most number of weeks as the top ranked player. The original "Terminator", he played in 19 Grand Slam singles finals and reached at least one Grand Slam final for 11 consecutive years, a fantastic record made all the more poignant by his unsuccessful attempts to win the Wimbledon towards the latter half of his career. Who is he?
This Swedish artist came into the limelight in 1983 when he became the first player to complete a junior Grand Slam. He followed it up on the senior tour by winning six more Grand Slam singles and three doubles titles. One of the most elegant players ever to grace a tennis court, his service style is today used as the logo of the Australian Open. Who is this fantastic player?
Pete Sampras, who won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, played against the same man in the finals of his very first (US Open 1990) and very last Grand Slam (US Open 2002).
"You cannot be serious", screamed the "Super Brat of tennis" at the Wimbledon referee in 1981. That quote was later to become the title of this great player's autobiography too. One of the most artistic player ever, this graceful left-hander won an impressive seven Grand Slam singles titles in his career, beginning with the US Open in 1979. Which temperamental genius could have had the nerve to say to an umpire that he was the "pits of the world"?
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Boris "Boom Boom" Becker won the French Open and the Olympic Gold medal in 1988.
Andre Agassi did not play Wimbledon for 3 years between 1988 and 1990 because he disagreed with Wimbledon's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly white" dress code.
The latest entrant to the illustrious "700 win" club in men's tennis, Roger Federer was once deemed unfit to complete the compulsory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces due to a long-standing back problem.
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Compiled Jun 28 12