|Full name||Adrian Karl Quist|
|Born||23 January 1913|
Medindie, South Australia
|Died||17 November 1991 (aged 78)|
Sydney, NSW, Australia
|Turned pro||1930 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1984 (member page)|
|Career record||517–147 (77.8%) |
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (1939, Gordon Lowe)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1936, 1940, 1948)|
|French Open||4R (1935)|
|US Open||QF (1933)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950)|
|French Open||W (1935)|
|Wimbledon||W (1935, 1950)|
|US Open||W (1939)|
|Davis Cup||W (1939)|
Adrian Quist was born in Medindie, South Australia. His father was Karl Quist, who had been a noted interstate cricketer, and owned a sporting goods store at the time of his son's birth. Quist grew up in Adelaide and once played Harry Hopman, but lost, having given 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 won 10 consecutive Australian doubles titles between 1936 and 1950, the last eight together with John Bromwich and he was also one of the winners of a "Career Doubles Slam". Quist was ranked World No. 3 in singles in 1939 and World No. 4 in 1936.
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 a classic forehand drive with a natural sink. He was also fine at the net, volley and forehand."
After retiring from playing the game, Quist became a journalist, best known for his articles in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Adrian Quist is the uncle of fashion designer Neville Quist, founding director of Saville Row.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Winner||1936||Australian Championships||Grass||Jack Crawford||6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 3–6, 9–7|
|Runner-up||1939||Australian Championships||Grass||John Bromwich||4–6, 1–6, 3–6|
|Winner||1940||Australian Championships||Grass||Jack Crawford||6–3, 6–1, 6–2|
|Winner||1948||Australian Championships||Grass||John Bromwich||6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3|
Doubles: (14 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit
Mixed Doubles: (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1934||French Championships||Clay||Elizabeth Ryan|| Colette Rosambert
- "Adrian Quist: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 425.
- Davis Cup, Australian Open Archived 2 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Note: The birthdate 4 August 1913 appears in some sources.
- Victor Richardson - Cricket, Baseball, Australian Football, Golf, Tennis – Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- "World tennis players". The Age. 24 September 1936 – via Google News Archive.
- "Adrian Quist". www.tennis.co.nf.
- "Adrian Quist, 78, Tennis Champion" (PDF). The New York Times. 20 November 1991.