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Trivia Aussie Open’15: Best 16 -Men’s singles Part One

The story of two Australians

With Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios, again 2 Australian players advanced into the last 16 at the Aussie Open. Let’s see when happened the same thing and/or whether it was better performances from 2 Aussie players both at their home major and at the all-time Grand Slam history.

LAST time at Aussie Open:
– when it was an Aussie, domestic final, it was in 1976:
Mark EdmondsonJohn Newcombe (6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1)

– when 2 Aussie players advanced into the semifinal, it was in 1987:
Pat Cash (advanced into the final, lost vs Edberg)
Wally Masur (lost in the semi vs Edberg)

– when 2 Aussie players were in the QFs, it was in 1987:
Pat Cash (advanced into the semi)
Wally Masur (advanced into the semi)

– when 2 Aussie players reached the last 16, it was in 2012:
Lleyton Hewitt (lost vs Djokovic)
Bernard Tomic (lost vs Federer)

LAST time at a Grand Slam:
– when 2 Australian played in a major final, it was in 1998:
Pat RafterMark Philippoussis (6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0)

– when 2 Australian advanced into the semmis, it was in 1998:
Pat Rafter (defeated Sampras advancing into the final)
Mark Philippoussis (beat Moya advancing into the final)

– when 2 Aussie advanced into the last 8 in Wimbledon in 2000
Pat Rafter (advanced into the semi), Mark Philippoussis (lost vs. Agassi)

– when 2 Aussie reached the last 16, it was in 2012 at Melbourne:
Lleyton Hewitt (lost vs. Djokovic), Bernard Tomic (lost vs. Federer)