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Adrian Quist hitting a low volley in the 1930s

Adrian Karl Quist (4 August 1913 in Medindie, South Australia – 17 November 1991 in Sydney, NSW) was an Australian male tennis player. The tennis legend grew up in Adelaide and once played Harry Hopman, however lost, only because he gave Hopman a head start. He was a three-time Australian Championships men's singles champion but is primarily remembered today as a great doubles player. He and John Bromwich won the Australian doubles title 8 years in a row and he was also one of the winners of a "Career Doubles Slam". In his 1979 autobiography tennis great Jack Kramer writes that in doubles "Quist played the backhand court. He had a dink backhand that was better for doubles than singles, and he had a classical forehand drive with a natural sink. And he was fine at the net, volley and forehand."

Quist was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1984.


Grand Slam record

  • Australian Championships
    • Singles champion (3): 1936, 1940, 1948
    • Singles finalist (1): 1939
    • Doubles champion (8): 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
    • Doubles finalist (2): 1934, 1951
  • French Championships
    • Doubles champion (1): 1935
    • Doubles finalist (1): 1933
    • Mixed finalist (1): 1934

Grand Slam singles finals


Wins (3)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1936 Australian Championships Flag of Australia.svg Jack Crawford 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 3–6, 9–7
1940 Australian Championships (2) Flag of Australia.svg Jack Crawford 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
1948 Australian Championships (3) Flag of Australia.svg John Bromwich 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3

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