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Adrian Quist

Tennis Player Adrian Quist

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Won the Australian Championship in 1936, 1940 and 1948.

Born: January 23, 1913
Birthplace: Medindie, South Australia, Australia

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: November 17, 1991 (aged 78)

Historical Events

  • 1936-01-27 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his first Grand Slam event; beats fellow Australian Jack Crawford 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7
  • 1938-09-05 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: US retain title as Don Budge beats Australian Adrian Quist 8-6, 6-1, 6-2 for unbeatable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2
  • 1939-01-28 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Australian John Bromwich wins his 1st Australian title; beats doubles partner Adrian Quist 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
  • 1940-01-29 Australian Championships men's Tennis: Australian Adrian Quist beats countryman Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 2nd Australian title
  • 1946-12-28 1st Davis Cup, Melbourne, Australia: Jack Kramer & Ted Schroeder give US unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Australians John Bromwich & Adrian Quist 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; ends 5-0
  • 1948-01-26 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his 3rd Australian title; beats fellow Australian and doubles partner John Bromwich 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

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