Adrian Quist

Tennis Player Adrian Quist

Profession: Tennis Player


Biography: Adrian Quist was an Australian tennis player that won the men's singles Australian Championship three times (1936, 1940, 1948). His highest ranking during his career came in 1939 when he was ranked world number 3.

He is perhaps best known, however, for his doubles play having won the Australian doubles titles 10 time consecutively between 1936 and 1950. Quist was partnered for eight of these wins with John Bromwich.

After retiring from tennis, Quist worked as a journalist and wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1984.

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 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, 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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