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Adrian Quist

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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.

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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