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Quiz : how much do you know about grass-court tennis? 15 questions and you’ll find out

The grass season is short, but it’s good ! Let’s see if you have the background to follow it properly.

A referee at Wimbledon A referee at Wimbledon © Panoramic
{"question":"Since what year has Wimbledon been the one and only Grand Slam tournament played on grass?","image":{"id":606486,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/06\/2Grass_courts_-copie.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["1898","1948","1988","1998"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"Absolutely! In 1988, the Australian Open was played on hard courts for the first time and Wimbledon became the only major tournament played on grass.","answerWrong":"You missed it! In 1988, the Australian Open was played on hard courts for the first time and Wimbledon became the only major tournament played on grass."}

Since what year has Wimbledon been the one and only Grand Slam tournament played on grass?

  • 1898
  • 1948
  • 1988
  • 1998
{"question":"What was the maximum number of Grand Slam tournaments played on grass in one calendar year?","image":{"id":606489,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/06\/5Grass_courts_-copie.jpg"},"images":["","",""],"answers":["2 out of 4","3 out of 4","4 on 4"],"answerssymbols":["","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"Correct. Before 1974, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open were played on grass courts, the French Open always being played on clay.","answerWrong":"Out! Before 1974, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open were played on grass courts, the French Open always being played on clay."}

What was the maximum number of Grand Slam tournaments played on grass in one calendar year?

  • 2 out of 4
  • 3 out of 4
  • 4 on 4
{"question":"Who famously coined the phrase: \"grass is for cows\"?","image":{"id":606492,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/06\/Cows.jpg"},"images":["","","","","","",""],"answers":["Rafael Nadal","Yannick Noah","Conchita Martinez","Andy Murray","Ivan Lendl","Maria Sharaopova","Manuel Santana"],"answerssymbols":["","","","","","",""],"correctAnswers":[6],"answerRight":"Manuel Santana was the first man to say it, in the 1960s, but then went and became the first Spaniard to win the Wimbledon title in 1966.","imageAnswerRight":{"id":606496,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/06\/Manuel_Santana_2012_portrait.jpg"},"answerWrong":"Andy Murray? Are you kidding? He loves the stuff. Ivan Lendl? Well, he did say it, but a few decades later. Maria Sharapova? No, you're confusing it with her famous \"cow on ice\" comment about clay. Rafael Nadal? Er, no. Yannick Noah? He said even more, privately."}

Who famously coined the phrase: “grass is for cows”?

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Yannick Noah
  • Conchita Martinez
  • Andy Murray
  • Ivan Lendl
  • Maria Sharaopova
  • Manuel Santana

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{"question":"Who are the only two men in the Open era to do the Queen's\/Wimbledon double on two occasions?","images":["","","",""],"answers":["Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras","Boris Becker and Pete Sampras","Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Murray","John McEnroe and Andy Murray"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[3],"answerRight":"John McEnroe (1981 and 1984) and Andy Murray (2013, photo, and 2016), definitely","imageAnswerRight":{"id":270424,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/07\/ANDY_MURRAY_WIM_2013_panoramic_ACwim0707t2013.104.jpg"},"answerWrong":"That was John McEnroe (1981 and 1984) and Andy Murray (2013, photo, and 2016)","imageAnswerWrong":{"id":270424,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/07\/ANDY_MURRAY_WIM_2013_panoramic_ACwim0707t2013.104.jpg"}}

Who are the only two men in the Open era to do the Queen’s/Wimbledon double on two occasions?

  • Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras
  • Boris Becker and Pete Sampras
  • Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Murray
  • John McEnroe and Andy Murray
{"question":"How many times in the Open era has the winner of the Queen's Club Championships, now called the cinch Championships, gone on to win Wimbledon the same year?","images":["","","",""],"answers":["5","8","11","14"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"That's right. We gave you four of them in the latest question - the others were Jimmy Connors (1982), Boris Becker (1985), Pete Sampras (1999, photo) and Lleyton Hewitt (2002)","imageAnswerRight":{"id":314546,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/01\/Pete-Sampras.jpg"},"answerWrong":"Ouch. We gave you four of them in the latest question - the others were Jimmy Connors (1982), Boris Becker (1985), Pete Sampras (1999, photo) and Lleyton Hewitt (2002)","imageAnswerWrong":{"id":314546,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/01\/Pete-Sampras.jpg"}}

How many times in the Open era has the winner of the Queen’s Club Championships, now called the cinch Championships, gone on to win Wimbledon the same year?

  • 5
  • 8
  • 11
  • 14
{"question":"What is the name of the particular type of grass found at Wimbledon?","image":{"id":596758,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/04\/Wimbledon_2021.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["All England and Croquet Grass","100 percent Perennial Ryegrass","Lawn Tennis Grass","Green Ground Bio Semence Official"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[1],"answerRight":"Can we hire you as a gardener? What's your number?","answerWrong":"This one was technical, yes it was, you're not supposed to be a gardener, it's true."}

What is the name of the particular type of grass found at Wimbledon?

  • All England and Croquet Grass
  • 100 percent Perennial Ryegrass
  • Lawn Tennis Grass
  • Green Ground Bio Semence Official
{"question":"What is the exact time of the longest ever tennis match, played on Wimbledon's grass, between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, in 2010?","image":{"id":276082,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/07\/panoramic_00038941_000019-1.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["9 hours, 10 minutes, all in one day","10 hours, 32 minutes, over two days","11 hours, 5 minutes, over three days","14 hours, over two weeks"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"We guess you even remember the 5th set score: 70-68!","answerWrong":"The correct answer was 11 hours, 5 minutes, over three days. Sorry? No, we're not kidding. This a serious quiz"}

What is the exact time of the longest ever tennis match, played on Wimbledon’s grass, between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, in 2010?

  • 9 hours, 10 minutes, all in one day
  • 10 hours, 32 minutes, over two days
  • 11 hours, 5 minutes, over three days
  • 14 hours, over two weeks
{"question":"How many times has Roger Federer won the Halle tournament?","image":{"id":419239,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/Federer_Halle_2021-1.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["1","5","10","14"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"Yes, 10 square : 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Roger, come back for the 11th ! ","answerWrong":"How could you miss that? 1 and 5 were impossible (we're talking about Roger Federer). 14 is Rafa's number with Roland-Garros"}

How many times has Roger Federer won the Halle tournament?

  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 14
{"question":"Which player lost all three finals - singles, doubles and mixed - at Wimbledon in 1977?","images":["","","",""],"answers":["Chris Evert","Billie Jean King","Betty Stove","Guillermo Vilas"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":"Correct. Betty Stove from the Netherlands never won a major title in singles but 10 in doubles (women's and mixed combined)","answerWrong":"That was Betty Stove from Netherlands. She never won a major title in singles but 10 in doubles (women's and mixed combined)"}

Which player lost all three finals – singles, doubles and mixed – at Wimbledon in 1977?

  • Chris Evert
  • Billie Jean King
  • Betty Stove
  • Guillermo Vilas
{"answertype":"true-false","question":"Have they ever played tennis on grass at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open? ","image":{"id":307878,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/11\/panoramic_PANOmeltenai20012020_207.jpg"},"images":["",""],"answers":["\ud83d\udc4d Yes they did","\ud83d\udc4e No, it's a hard court stadium"],"correctAnswers":[0],"answerRight":"You know your Davis Cup don't you? Yes it was the surface for the Australia-France final in 2001","imageAnswerRight":{"id":606504,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/06\/Davis_Cup_2001_Sipa.jpg"},"answerWrong":"It was the surface for the Australia-France final in 2001"}

Have they ever played tennis on grass at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open?

  • 👍 Yes they did
  • 👎 No, it’s a hard court stadium
{"question":"In what year did Wimbledon change the grass and why did they do it?","image":{"id":595917,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2022\/04\/Federer_Wimbledon_2021-1.jpg"},"images":["","","",""],"answers":["In 1981 to discourage a clay-court player to win at Wimbledon","In 1987 to make it clearer for television","In 2002 to have the ball in play longer","In 2022 to make it less slippery under the roof"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[2],"answerRight":" In time for the 2002 Championships, the All England Club switched from a 70 percent rye\/30 percent creeping red fescue combination to 100 percent Perennial Ryegrass, in order to make the surface more durable and hard-wearing. The decision came after years of criticism that tennis had become too serve-reliant, and boring.","imageAnswerRight":{"id":305787,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/11\/Hewitt-Wimbledon.jpg"},"answerWrong":"It was 2002, we invented the other ones! In time for the 2002 Championships, the All England Club switched from a 70 percent rye\/30 percent creeping red fescue combination to 100 percent Perennial Ryegrass, in order to make the surface more durable and hard-wearing. The decision came after years of criticism that tennis had become too serve-reliant, and boring.","imageAnswerWrong":{"id":305787,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/11\/Hewitt-Wimbledon.jpg"}}

In what year did Wimbledon change the grass and why did they do it?

  • In 1981 to discourage a clay-court player to win at Wimbledon
  • In 1987 to make it clearer for television
  • In 2002 to have the ball in play longer
  • In 2022 to make it less slippery under the roof
{"question":"Tick the game plan that used to be a reliable pattern to win on grass","images":["","","",""],"answers":["Serve and volley","Kick and rush","Spin and charge","Dropshot and dive"],"answerssymbols":["","","",""],"correctAnswers":[0],"answerRight":"During the 20th century, it was dominant on grass and in tennis in general before Bj\u00f6rn Borg broke through. John McEnroe (photo) was a master at it.","imageAnswerRight":{"id":280641,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/08\/MCENROE_panoramic_00002006_002148.jpg"},"answerWrong":"You should go back to your classic, dude. It was the easiest! John McEnroe (photo) was a master at it.","imageAnswerWrong":{"id":420622,"url":"https:\/\/www.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2021\/06\/JOHN_MCENROE_WIMBLEDON_1989.jpg"}}

Tick the game plan that used to be a reliable pattern to win on grass

  • Serve and volley
  • Kick and rush
  • Spin and charge
  • Dropshot and dive
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Look carefully at this picture. What is your best guess?

  • The Wimbledon Centre Court
  • The Wimbledon Grand Stand
  • The “Queen’s” Centre Court in London
  • The Roger Federer Centre Court in Halle, Germany
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You can play on indoor grass

  • 👍 Yes of course
  • 👎 No, shocking!
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How long is the professional tennis season on grass, Wimbledon included, of course

  • 3 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • 5 weeks
  • 6 weeks
  • 7 weeks

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