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'''Adrian Karl Quist''' (August 4, 1913, Medindie, South Australia–November 17, 1991, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) was an outstanding Australian [[tennis]] player of the 1930s and '40s. Although he was a three-time Australian Championships men's singles champion over a 12-year period, he is primarily remembered today as a great doubles player.  He and [[John Bromwich]] won the Australian doubles title eight years in a row. Besides winning 14 doubles titles in Grand Slam tournaments, Quist had an outstanding record of 19 wins against only 3 losses in nine years of competing on Australian Davis Cup teams.
 
'''Adrian Karl Quist''' (August 4, 1913, Medindie, South Australia–November 17, 1991, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) was an outstanding Australian [[tennis]] player of the 1930s and '40s. Although he was a three-time Australian Championships men's singles champion over a 12-year period, he is primarily remembered today as a great doubles player.  He and [[John Bromwich]] won the Australian doubles title eight years in a row. Besides winning 14 doubles titles in Grand Slam tournaments, Quist had an outstanding record of 19 wins against only 3 losses in nine years of competing on Australian Davis Cup teams.
  

Latest revision as of 18:02, 13 September 2019

Adrian Karl Quist (August 4, 1913, Medindie, South Australia–November 17, 1991, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) was an outstanding Australian tennis player of the 1930s and '40s. Although he was a three-time Australian Championships men's singles champion over a 12-year period, he is primarily remembered today as a great doubles player. He and John Bromwich won the Australian doubles title eight years in a row. Besides winning 14 doubles titles in Grand Slam tournaments, Quist had an outstanding record of 19 wins against only 3 losses in nine years of competing on Australian Davis Cup teams.

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.

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