| Adrian Karl Quist|
| 23 January 1913
Medindie, South Australia (1913-01-23) |
Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
No. 3 (1939, Gordon Lowe)
November 17, 1991, Sydney, Australia
John Bromwich, Jack Crawford, Margaret Court, Jana Novotna
1984 (member page)
Adrian Quist Wikipedia
Adrian Karl Quist (23 January 1913 – 17 November 1991) was an Australian tennis player.
Adrian Quist was born in Medindie, South Australia. His father was Karl Quist, who had been a noted interstate cricketer, and owned a sporting goods store at the time of his son's birth. The tennis legend grew up in Adelaide and once played Harry Hopman, but lost, having given Hopman a head start. He was a three-time Australian Championships men's singles champion but is primarily remembered today as a great doubles player. He won the Australian doubles title 10 years in a row, the last eight together with John Bromwich and he was also one of the winners of a "Career Doubles Slam". Quist was ranked World No. 3 in 1939 and World No. 4 in 1936.
In his 1979 autobiography tennis great Jack Kramer writes that in doubles "Quist played the backhand court. He had a dink backhand that was better for doubles than singles, and a classic forehand drive with a natural sink. He was also fine at the net, volley and forehand."
Quist was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1984.
Adrian Quist also held the most Davis Cup victories by any Australian until Lleyton Hewitt surpassed that record on 18 September 2010 in Cairns.
He died in Sydney, New South Wales in 1991, aged 78.
Adrian Quist is the uncle of fashion designer Neville Quist, founding director of Saville Row.Australian Championships
Singles champion (3): 1936, 1940, 1948
Singles finalist (1): 1939
Doubles champion (10): 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
Doubles finalist (2): 1934, 1951
Doubles champion (1): 1935
Doubles finalist (1): 1933
Mixed finalist (1): 1934
Doubles champion (2): 1935, 1950
United States Championships
Doubles champion (1): 1939
Doubles finalist (1): 1938