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Quiz about Grand Slam One Hit Wonders
Quiz about Grand Slam One Hit Wonders

Grand Slam One Hit Wonders Trivia Quiz


All of these players had one great Grand Slam moment in their career. Can you identify the tournament in which each player won their only Grand Slam title?

A classification quiz by wellenbrecher. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
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415,428
Updated
Feb 10 24
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12
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Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open

Andre Gomez Thomas Johansson Goran Ivanisevic Andy Roddick Juan Martín del Potro Michael Chang Michael Stich Thomas Muster Manuel Orantes Richard Krajicek Vitas Gerulaitis Petr Korda

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Thomas Johansson

Answer: Australian Open

Thomas Johansson (born 1975 in Linköpping) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden, who reached his career-high ranking of world number 7 in singles in 2002. Johansson was known for his powerful serve and aggressive playing style throughout his career, which spanned from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s.

His only Grand Slam victory came in 2002 when he won the men's singles title at the Australian Open, beating Marat Safin from Russia in four sets in the final.
2. Petr Korda

Answer: Australian Open

Petr Korda (born 1968 in Prague) is a retired Czech professional tennis player who reached his career-high ranking of world number 2 in singles in 1998. He was known for his versatile style of play and his powerful groundstrokes, especially his backhand.

He retired from professional tennis in 1999. He claimed one Grand Slam title in 1998 when he won the men's singles title at the Australian Open, beating Marcelo Ríos from Chile in three sets by 6-2 6-2 6-2 in the final.
3. Vitas Gerulaitis

Answer: Australian Open

Vitas Gerulaitis (1954-1994) was a Lithuanian-American professional tennis player known for his stylish play and charismatic personality. He reached a career-high ranking of world number 3 and won 25 singles titles, including the 1977 Australian Open.

He won his only Grand Slam title in 1977 when he beat England's John Lloyd in the final in five sets. He tragically died in 1994 at the age of 40 from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. He was admired for his smooth groundstrokes and net skills.
4. Michael Chang

Answer: French Open

Michael Chang (born 1972 in Hoboken, NJ), an American tennis player, made history when he became the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title at the 1989 French Open at the age of 17. Known for his speed, agility and powerful groundstrokes, Chang enjoyed a successful career, winning a total of 34 singles titles.

He defeated Stefan Edberg from Sweden in five sets in the final of the 1989 French Open. On his way to the title, he defeated world number one and three-time champion Ivan Lendl in one of the most significant matches in French Open history.

He retired in 2003 and later became a coach and tennis administrator.
5. Andre Gomez

Answer: French Open

Andrés Gómez (born 1960 in Guayaquil) is a retired Ecuadorian tennis player. He achieved his greatest success when he won the men's singles title at the French Open in 1990. Known for his powerful serve and baseline play, Gómez had a successful career, reaching a career-high ranking of world number 4. He also had notable victories in Davis Cup competitions and retired from professional tennis in 2002.

In the 1990 French Open final, Gómez defeated Andre Agassi in four sets to win the men's singles title. He was the first Ecuadorian to win a tennis major. His opponent Agassi later admitted in his autobiography that his trademark long hair was actually a wig and that he spent much of the final worrying that it would fall off. It didn't.
6. Thomas Muster

Answer: French Open

Thomas Muster (born 1967 in Leibnitz, Styria), an Austrian tennis player, earned the nickname "The King of Clay" for his dominance on clay courts. Muster's aggressive baseline game and exceptional physical fitness contributed to his success and made him one of Austria's most celebrated athletes.

His moment of glory at Roland Garros came in 1995 when he defeated Michael Chang in three sets, having eliminated clay specialists Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Albert Costa in the previous rounds. He became world number one in the same year.

He was the first Austrian to win a major.
7. Goran Ivanisevic

Answer: Wimbledon

Goran Ivanisević (born 1971 in Split) is a Croatian tennis player known for his powerful serve and unorthodox style of play. His charismatic personality and memorable victories have cemented his status as a tennis legend. His greatest success came at Wimbledon 2001, where he won the men's singles title as a wildcard, famously becoming the first player to win the championship as a wildcard. On his way to the final, Ivanisević beat the likes of Carlos Moyà, Andy Roddick, Greg Rusedski, Narat Safin and Tim Henman.

In the final, he beat Australia's Patrick Rafter 9-7 in the fifth set. He won 22 titles in a 16-year career.
8. Michael Stich

Answer: Wimbledon

Michael Stich (born 1968 in Pinneberg near Hamburg), a former German tennis player, rose to prominence in the 1990s, winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991 and an Olympic gold medal in the men's doubles in 1992. Known for his powerful serve and net play, Stich was a formidable opponent on grass courts.

After beating tennis greats Jim Courier and Stefan Edberg in the quarter-finals and semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1991, he faced fellow countryman Boris Becker in the final. Although Becker was the favourite of most fans and the media, Stich beat him in three straight sets.

After retiring from professional tennis, he pursued philanthropic and entrepreneurial ventures.
9. Richard Krajicek

Answer: Wimbledon

Richard Krajicek (born 1971 in Rotterdam), a retired Dutch tennis player, made history by winning the 1996 Wimbledon Championships, to become the first Dutchman to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1928. Known for his powerful serve and aggressive style of play, Krajicek enjoyed success on both indoor and grass courts throughout his career.

He was originally unseeded at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships, but when Thomas Muster withdrew due to injury, Krajicek took his place in the draw as the highest ranked unseeded player. Krajicek beat former champion Michael Stich in the fourth round, top seed Pete Sampras in the quarter-finals (it was Sampras' only defeat at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2000) and American MaliVai Washington in the final, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. After retiring from professional tennis, he remained involved in the sport through coaching and commentary roles.
10. Andy Roddick

Answer: US Open

Andy Roddick (born 1982 in Omaha, NE USA) was known for his powerful serve, aggressive play and competitive spirit. He won the US Open in 2003 and reached the Wimbledon final three times. Roddick's fierce rivalry with Roger Federer captivated tennis fans around the world.

At the 2003 US Open, Roddick saved a match point in the semi-final against David Nalbandian on his way to the title. He went on to defeat Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the final. After retiring from professional tennis, he embarked on a successful career in sports broadcasting and philanthropy, continuing to inspire both on and off the court.
11. Manuel Orantes

Answer: US Open

Manuel Orantes (born 1949 in Granada) is a retired Spanish tennis player who made a significant impact on the sport in the 1970s. Renowned for his exceptional clay-court skills, his elegant style of play and tactical ability cemented his status as one of Spain's tennis legends and inspired future generations of players.

He achieved his greatest success when he won the 1975 US Open, beating American Jimmy Connors in three straight sets in the final. It was the first edition of the tournament to be played on clay instead of grass. On his way to the final, Orantes saved five match points five against Guillermo Vilas in the semi-final becoming the first man in the Open Era to win the US Open title after saving match points.
12. Juan Martín del Potro

Answer: US Open

Juan Martín del Potro (born 1988 in Tandil, near Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine tennis player who rose to fame for his powerful style of play and fierce determination on the court. He has a devastating forehand and a powerful serve. Despite battling injuries throughout his career, he remained a fan favourite and a formidable opponent, admired for his resilience and sportsmanship.

He reached the pinnacle of his career when he won the 2009 US Open, defeating five-time defending champion Roger Federer in a thrilling five-set final.

He had beaten Marin Čilić and Rafael Nadal in previous rounds en route to the final.
Source: Author wellenbrecher

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