Tenishead’s Quiz of the Year


2018 was an incredible year for tennis but can you remember everything that happened? We’ve decided to test your knowledge with this fun quiz


1. Who became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title?

2. Where did none of the top eight women’s seeds reach the quarter-finals for the first time since seedings were introduced in 1927?

3. Who became the first player to go to the top of the world rankings at the age of 40?

4. Who is next in this sequence: Nick Kyrgios, Stan Wawrinka, Kyle Edmund, Mackenzie McDonald, Kyle Edmund, Marius Copil, Lucas Pouille, James Duckworth, Fernando Verdasco, Zhizhen Zhang, David Goffin.

5. Who was seeded No 25 at a Grand Slam tournament when ranked No 181 in the world?

6. Which Grand Slam singles quarter-finalist deleted all but one of his Twitter postings after media scrutiny of his political beliefs?

7. What did Roger Federer achieve in February for the first time in six years?

8. Who said this: “I’m not sure it was encouragement. He said he liked me. I’m not sure if that was encouragement. He just said that it’s not a good look. Look, I wasn’t feeling good. I know what I was doing out there wasn’t good. I wasn’t really listening to him, but I knew it wasn’t a good look. It didn’t help me at all.”

9. Which Briton broke into the top 100 in the women’s world rankings for the first time?

10. He won his 86th match at this tournament, having only ever lost twice there. Who and what tournament?

11. Who won three successive three-set matches in Washington but then pulled out of his scheduled quarter-final after his previous match finished after 3am?

12. Who won five WTA titles in the first five months of 2018 but none thereafter?

13. Which British man climbed 652 places in the world rankings in 2018 to finish the year inside the top 200?

14. Who won her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt?

15. Who broke Roger Federer’s record of 65 consecutive appearances in Grand Slam tournaments?

16. Who said: ““I think without 2017 I could not have won this tournament. I think I learned a lot from last year, with all the expectation, all the things I go through. I learned so many things about myself. I also needed to find the motivation after 2016, which was amazing.”

17. Which British woman lost eight matches in a row after reaching the semi-finals in Hobart in January?

18. After losing to Marin Cilic in the final of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club, Novak Djokovic suffered only three more defeats in 2018. They were against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov and which other player?

19. Who became the only currently active player to have a winning head-to-head record against Serena Williams (discounting players who have played her only once)?

20. Which 20-year-old American became the youngest winner of a title on the ATP tour in 2018?

21. What did Novak Djokovic and Borna Coric do twice in 2018, while Juan Martin del Potro, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Kevin Anderson, John Millman, Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev were the only other players to do it once?

22. Who said that her French Open outfit made her feel like “a warrior princess” or “the queen of Wakanda”?

23. Until Jack Draper won the title in Nottingham, who was the last British 16-year-old to win a men’s Futures tournament?

24. Who lost to Bernarda Pera, Yulia Putintseva, Dominika Cibulkova and Caroline Garcia at Grand Slam tournaments in 2018?

25. Who is the odd player out in this sequence: Marton Fucsovics, Horacio Zeballos, Kyle Edmund, Karen Khachanov, Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson.

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