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Full name  Adrian Karl Quist
Name  Adrian Quist
Handed  Right-handed
Career titles  19
Retired  1955

Grand slams won (singles)  3
Country (sports)  Australia
Role  Tennis player
Turned pro  1930
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Born  23 January 1913 Medindie, South Australia (1913-01-23)
Plays  Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Highest ranking  No. 3 (1939, Gordon Lowe)
Died  November 17, 1991, Sydney, Australia
Similar People  John Bromwich, Jack Crawford, Margaret Court, Jana Novotna

Int. Tennis HoF  1984 (member page)

Adrian Karl Quist (23 January 1913 – 17 November 1991) was an Australian tennis player.

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Biography

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.

Grand Slam record

  • 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
  • French Championships
  • Doubles champion (1): 1935
  • Doubles finalist (1): 1933
  • Mixed finalist (1): 1934
  • Wimbledon
  • Doubles champion (2): 1935, 1950
  • United States Championships
  • Doubles champion (1): 1939
  • Doubles finalist (1): 1938
  • References

    Adrian Quist Wikipedia


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