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QUIZ : How much do you really know about clay-court tennis ?

Calling all clay-court aficionados… is the terre battue your raison d’être? Is the red clay of Roland-Garros your personal tennis Mecca? Then prove your knowledge by taking our clay-court quiz!

Quiz about clay Clay court tennis, Rafa Nadal’s shoes (© AI / Reuters / Panoramic / Tennis Majors)
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In French, what’s the official name of the French Open ?

  • Internationaux de France de Roland-Garros
  • Championnat du monde sur terre battue
  • Trophée des Mousquetaires
  • BNP-Paribas Paris Masters
{"question":"Only one of these milestones has NOT been achieved by Rafael Nadal at Roland-Garros","image":{"id":313303,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/12\/25232148\/Nadal-v-Sinner.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["Winning 13 trophies","Reaching 15 finals","Winning the title as a teenager","Winning the trophy in his first appearance"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"Rafael Nadal has \u00ab\u00a0only\u00a0\u00bb reached\u00a013 finals, winning all of them, from 2005, aged 19, to mark his first appearance, to 2020, aged 34.","answerWrong":"Rafael Nadal has \u00ab\u00a0only\u00a0\u00bb reached\u00a013 finals, winning all of them, from 2005, aged 19, to mark his first appearance, to 2020, aged 34."}

Only one of these milestones has NOT been achieved by Rafael Nadal at Roland-Garros

  • Winning 13 trophies
  • Reaching 15 finals
  • Winning the title as a teenager
  • Winning the trophy in his first appearance
{"question":"How many matches did Rafael Nadal lose at Roland-Garros?","image":{"id":496760,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/09\/25171415\/nadal_roland_garros_2021.jpg"},"images":["","","","","",""],"answers":["0","1","2","3","4","5"],"answerssymbols":["","","","","",""],"correctAnswers":[3],"answerRight":"Rafael Nadal lost in 2009 vs Robin Soderling (4th round), in 2015 vs Novak Djokovic (quarter-finals) and in 2021 vs Novak Djokovic (semi-finals)","answerWrong":"Rafael Nadal lost in 2009 vs Robin Soderling (4th round), in 2015 vs Novak Djokovic (quarter-finals) and in 2021 vs Novak Djokovic (semi-finals)"}

How many matches did Rafael Nadal lose at Roland-Garros?

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
{"question":"What is the name of Centre Court at the French Open?","image":{"id":264096,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/06\/26041907\/ROLAND_GARROS_STADE_FRENCH_OPEN_TENNIS_MAJORS.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["Court des Mousquetaires","Court Suzanne-Lenglen","Court Philippe-Chatrier","Court Yannick Noah"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"The correct answer is Court Philippe-Chatrier, the main stadium being named after the former French Federation president between 1973 and 1991, who totally revamped and modernised the tournament.","answerWrong":"The correct answer is Court Philippe-Chatrier, the main stadium being named after the former French Federation president between 1973 and 1991, who totally revamped and modernised the tournament."}

What is the name of Centre Court at the French Open?

  • Court des Mousquetaires
  • Court Suzanne-Lenglen
  • Court Philippe-Chatrier
  • Court Yannick Noah
{"question":"Before Nadal, who won the most titles on the French clay, and was supposedly the best clay player in history?","images":["","","",""],"answers":["Mats Wilander, 5 trophies","Bj\u00f6rn Borg, 6 trophies","Guillermo Vilas, 7 trophies","Roy Emerson, 12 trophies"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"Bj\u00f6rn Borg won the French six times in 1974, 75, 78, 79, 80 and 81. Mats Wilander won the French three times (1982, 85, 88), Guillermo Vilas only once (1977) even if he had tremendous result on clay on the Tour, Roy Emerson won 12 Slams in general.","answerWrong":"Bj\u00f6rn Borg won the French six times in 1974, 75, 78, 79, 80 and 81. Mats Wilander won the French three times (1982, 85, 88), Guillermo Vilas only once (1977) even if he had tremendous result on clay on the Tour, Roy Emerson won 12 Slams in general."}

Before Nadal, who won the most titles on the French clay, and was supposedly the best clay player in history?

  • Mats Wilander, 5 trophies
  • Björn Borg, 6 trophies
  • Guillermo Vilas, 7 trophies
  • Roy Emerson, 12 trophies
{"answertype":"true-false","question":"The US Open was played on clay in the past.","image":{"id":596252,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/04\/18141227\/US_Open_trophies_tennis.jpg"},"images":["",""],"answers":["\ud83d\udc4d Right","\ud83d\udc4e Wrong"],"correctAnswers":[0],"answerRight":"In 1975, 1976 and 1977, three US Open editions occurred on clay at Forest Hills, before Flushing Meadows was built.","answerWrong":"In 1975, 1976 and 1977, three US Open editions occurred on clay at Forest Hills, before Flushing Meadows was built."}

The US Open was played on clay in the past.

  • 👍 Right
  • 👎 Wrong

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{"question":"What is har-tru ?","images":["","","",""],"answers":["A kind of muddy court when it rained too much on the surface","The state of the clay court before they add red crushed brick","A green clay used in the USA","The name of the inventor of clay"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"Yes, you can see it all over the American south, especially in Florida, and in Charleston when a WTA event happens.","answerWrong":"The correct answer is the green clay that is used in the USA. You can see it all over the American south, especially in Florida."}

What is har-tru ?

  • A kind of muddy court when it rained too much on the surface
  • The state of the clay court before they add red crushed brick
  • A green clay used in the USA
  • The name of the inventor of clay
{"question":"When, where and why was clay created ?","image":{"id":596253,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/04\/18142414\/Clay_Red.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["In Paris, during the 1920's for a France - USA Davis Cup final, to suit French player's game","In Cannes, at the end of the 19th century, when they realized grass couldn't properly grow and afford tennis in the French Riviera","In Toulouse in the 17th century, in the first outdoor palm court created in \"the pink brick city\"","In Vichy during World War II, by German invaders who just wanted to have fun"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"The correct answer is Cannes, it\u2019s not just a place for movie stars\u00a0! ","answerWrong":"The correct answer is Cannes, it\u2019s not just a place for movie stars\u00a0! "}

When, where and why was clay created ?

  • In Paris, during the 1920’s for a France – USA Davis Cup final, to suit French player’s game
  • In Cannes, at the end of the 19th century, when they realized grass couldn’t properly grow and afford tennis in the French Riviera
  • In Toulouse in the 17th century, in the first outdoor palm court created in “the pink brick city”
  • In Vichy during World War II, by German invaders who just wanted to have fun
{"question":"What can be considered as the clay court Grand Slam on the men's tour - the four with the Masters 1000 label ?","image":{"id":80603,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/04\/26055010\/CENTRAL_MONTE_CARLO_panoramic_SNSmonacorolex22042017.097.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, French Open","Madrid, Rome, French Riviera Open, French Open","Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Rome, French Open","Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Rome, French Open"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"Yes Hamburg used to have the Masters 1000 label until 2008 but was replaced by Madrid in 2009.","answerWrong":"Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Rome, French Open is the correct answer. The French Riviera Open doesn't exist anymore and used to happen in Nice. Hamburg used to have the Masters 1000 label until 2008 but was replaced by Madrid in 2009."}

What can be considered as the clay court Grand Slam on the men’s tour – the four with the Masters 1000 label ?

  • Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, French Open
  • Madrid, Rome, French Riviera Open, French Open
  • Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Rome, French Open
  • Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Rome, French Open
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Only one of these things happened

  • Steffi Graf won all her matches on clay, French Open included, aged 16
  • They played on an artificial blue clay in Madrid in 2012
  • Roger Federer lost 7 matches in Paris against Rafael Nadal
  • Michael Chang won Roland-Garros in 1989 with an underarm serve on the championship point
{"question":"So many things have happened at the French Open since 2020. Only one of these is false","image":{"id":596254,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/04\/18143952\/Clay_Roland_Garros_2020.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["Now they play night sessions with lights","Now they have a roof when it rains","Now the Hawk-Eye is employed and no mark should be checked by human eye","Now Rafael Nadal, still active, has his own statue here"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"Yes, the French Open still has a full team of umpires able to check the marks. The roof and the lights were delivered in 2020 and Nadal\u2019s statue in 2021.","answerWrong":"The French Open still has a full team of umpires able to check the marks. The roof and the lights were delivered in 2020 and Nadal\u2019s statue in 2021."}

So many things have happened at the French Open since 2020. Only one of these is false

  • Now they play night sessions with lights
  • Now they have a roof when it rains
  • Now the Hawk-Eye is employed and no mark should be checked by human eye
  • Now Rafael Nadal, still active, has his own statue here
{"question":"She is arguably the best clay female player of all-time thanks to 7 trophies in Paris and a streak of 125 consecutive wins on the Tour on clay. Tick her name.","images":["","","","","",""],"answers":["Chris Evert","Martina Navratilova","Monica Seles","Steffi Graf","Serena Williams","Simona Halep"],"answerssymbols":["","","","","",""],"correctAnswers":[0],"answerRight":"Chris Evert won the trophy in Paris in 1975, 1975, 1979,1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986. She won 125 matches in a row from 1973 to 1979 (not playing the French between 1976 and 1978 !)","answerWrong":"Chris Evert won the trophy in Paris in 1975, 1975, 1979,1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986. She won 125 matches in a row from 1973 to 1979 (not playing the French between 1976 and 1978 !)"}

She is arguably the best clay female player of all-time thanks to 7 trophies in Paris and a streak of 125 consecutive wins on the Tour on clay. Tick her name.

  • Chris Evert
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Monica Seles
  • Steffi Graf
  • Serena Williams
  • Simona Halep
{"question":"Only one of this things is false","images":["","","","","",""],"answers":["Isner and Opelka played a final on clay in 2022","17-year-old champion emerged on the men's and women's side in Paris in 1989","They played Roland-Garros at night with lights in the 1970's","No French player has won the French Open since 1983 on the men's side","French government authorized spectators to break the curfew to attend the end of Nadal-Djokovic en 2021","They played a 5-set final on the women's side in Paris in 1990 and 1991"],"answerssymbols":["","","","","",""],"correctAnswers":[5],"answerRight":"Correct ! Women never played in five sets in Roland-Garros. It has only happened at the WTA Finals.","answerWrong":"Women never played in five sets in Roland-Garros. It has only happened at the WTA Finals."}

Only one of this things is false

  • Isner and Opelka played a final on clay in 2022
  • 17-year-old champion emerged on the men’s and women’s side in Paris in 1989
  • They played Roland-Garros at night with lights in the 1970’s
  • No French player has won the French Open since 1983 on the men’s side
  • French government authorized spectators to break the curfew to attend the end of Nadal-Djokovic en 2021
  • They played a 5-set final on the women’s side in Paris in 1990 and 1991
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Give the first name and the last name of the trophy holder on the women’s side in Roland-Garros (no copy-paste, no accent or special typo requested)

{"answertype":"image-text","question":"Only one of these pictures was not shot in Roland-Garros. Tick it.","images":[{"id":457858,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/08\/25180236\/RAFAEL_NADAL_ROLANDGARROS_2021-5.jpg"},{"id":413697,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/25201629\/ASHLEIGH_BARTY_ROLANDGARROS_2021-1.jpg"},{"id":418333,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/25200329\/STEFANOS_TSITSIPAS_ROLANDGARROS_2021-3-1.jpg"},{"id":596255,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/04\/18150009\/Serena_Azarenka_2019.jpg"}],"answers":["Rafaal Nadal hailing the people","Ash Barty having a back problem","Stefanos Tsitsipas' backhand","Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[3],"answerRight":"Correct. This shot was pictured in Indian Wells !","answerWrong":"The picture with Azarenka and Serena was taken in Indian Wells."}

Only one of these pictures was not shot in Roland-Garros. Tick it.

  • Rafaal Nadal hailing the people
  • Ash Barty having a back problem
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas’ backhand
  • Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams
{"question":"Only one of these events didn\u2019t or doesn\u2019t happen on indoor clay","images":["","","",""],"answers":["The regular WTA Stuttgart tournament","The Davis Cup final when Federer and Switzerland won in 2014","Roland-Garros men's final Nadal - Djokovic in 2020","The men's tennis Masters in 1971"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[3],"answerRight":"The tennis Masters did happen in Paris in 1971, on indoor courts, but it was on the traditional carpet.","answerWrong":"The tennis Masters did happen in Paris in 1971, on indoor courts, but it was on the traditional carpet."}

Only one of these events didn’t or doesn’t happen on indoor clay

  • The regular WTA Stuttgart tournament
  • The Davis Cup final when Federer and Switzerland won in 2014
  • Roland-Garros men’s final Nadal – Djokovic in 2020
  • The men’s tennis Masters in 1971
{"answertype":"image-text","question":"She\u2019s a French tennis legend and she\u2019s just been appointed as the French Open\u2019s tournament director","images":[{"id":316613,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/01\/25230050\/AMELIE_panoramic_00000013_000043.jpg"},{"id":308705,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/11\/25234259\/PIERCE_panoramic_00000015_000016.jpg"},{"id":329821,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/03\/25214643\/Marion_Bartoli_2020.jpg"},{"id":418654,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/25200232\/Oudea-Castera-Roland-Garros-2021.jpg"}],"answers":["Am\u00e9lie Mauresmo","Mary Pierce","Marion Bartoli","Am\u00e9lie Oud\u00e9a-Cast\u00e9ra"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[0],"answerRight":"Am\u00e9lie Mauresmo replaced Guy Forget at the end of 2021. She\u2019s an ex-number one and Slam winner, but never prevailed in Paris.","answerWrong":"Am\u00e9lie Mauresmo replaced Guy Forget at the end of 2021. She\u2019s an ex-number one and Slam winner, but never prevailed in Paris. Mary Pierce did in 2000."}

She’s a French tennis legend and she’s just been appointed as the French Open’s tournament director

  • Amélie Mauresmo
  • Mary Pierce
  • Marion Bartoli
  • Amélie Oudéa-Castéra
{"answertype":"image-text","question":"Only one of these legends never won in Paris","images":[{"id":416028,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/25200915\/ROGER_FEDERER_ROLANDGARROS_2021-2.jpg"},{"id":263190,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/06\/26042727\/JOHN_MCENROE_ROLANDGARROS_1984.jpg"},{"id":418985,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/25200148\/NOVAK_DJOKOVIC_ROLANDGARROS_2021-12-1.jpg"},{"id":329236,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/03\/25214928\/Andre-Agassi-at-Roland-Garros-in-1990.jpg"}],"answers":["Roger Federer","John McEnroe","Novak Djokovic","Andre Agassi"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"The right answer is John McEnroe, despite a two-sets to love lead against Ivan Lendl in the 1984 final. Federer won in 2009, Djokovic in 2016 and 2021, Agassi in 1999.","answerWrong":"The right answer is John McEnroe, despite a two-sets to love lead against Ivan Lendl in the 1984 final. Federer won in 2009, Djokovic in 2016 and 2021, Agassi in 1999."}

Only one of these legends never won in Paris

  • Roger Federer
  • John McEnroe
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andre Agassi
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Only one of these grass specialists played a final in Paris. Tick him.

  • Boris Becker
  • Pete Sampras
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  • Stefan Edberg
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Name the year of this picture

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
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