This is the follow-up to last week’s Genius/Joker Quiz. Try your hand at naming the correct answers with our quiz:


But the correct answers and some new pictures are at the very bottom.

The season starters


With the International Premier Tennis League schedule over for the year, there are now not even two weeks left without any professional tennis at all.

Here’s a look at the top five players on the men’s and women’s tours and where they will be playing in the two weeks leading up to the 2016 Australian Open beginning on January 18: 

MEN                                                Jan. 4                           Jan. 11

  1. Novak Djokovic        Doha                               —
  2. Andy Murray             Hopman Cup                —
  3. Roger Federer           Brisbane                        —
  4. Stan Wawrinka         Chennai                         —
  5. Rafael Nadal              Doha                              —

The exhibition event at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne from January 12-15 – now called the Priceline Pharmacy Classic – is currently listing Nick Kyrgios, Marcos Baghdatis, Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet as being among the players for its new 12-player format.


WOMEN                                                   Jan. 4                  Jan. 11

  1. Serena Williams                 Hopman Cup        —
  2. Simona Halep                     Brisbane               Sydney
  3. Garbine Muguruza             Brisbane               —
  4. Maria Sharapova                Brisbane               —
  5. Agnieszka Radwanska       Shenzhen            Sydney

The Canadians

Photo: Ben Solomon

Milos Raonic: Ranking – No. 14

Schedule:  Brisbane, ——-

Points defending in January:

Brisbane 150 (final), ——- , Aussie Open 360 (quarters)

Most points defending in 2016:

360 – Aussie Open quarters

360 – Indian Wells semi-finals

Current Points: 2,170

AO 2015: Pospisil
Photo: Ben Solomon

Vasek Pospisil: Ranking – No. 39

Schedule: Chennai, Auckland

Points defending in January:

——-, Sydney 20 (2nd R), Aussie Open 90 (3rd R)

Most points defending in 2016:

360 – Wimbledon quarters

90 – Aussie Open (3rd R), Valencia (SF)

Current Points: 1,075

AO 2015: Day 5: Bouchard
Photo: Ben Solomon

Genie Bouchard: Ranking – No. 49

Schedule: Shenzhen, Hobart

Points defending in January:

——-, ——-, 430 Aussie Open (quarters)

Most Points defending in 2016:

430 – Aussie Open quarters

240 – US Open R-of-16

Current Points: 1,064

Genius/Joker quiz answers

1.     Tommy Robredo


2.     Yes, but exception made for ‘clean’ clothing contracts

3.     Married to Russian ex-players Elena Dementieva and Katia Afinogenova

4.     Guillermo Canas


5.     Genie Bouchard

6.     Mats Wilander

7.     All beat Federer in his first appearance at those Grand Slams

8.     Ernests Gulbis

9.     1986 [Note: Tests were for cocaine, heroin and amphetamines (not steroids)]

10.  ATP No. 827-ranked Kittipong Wachiramanowong of Thailand (Aussie Open Juniors in 2008)

11.  Rafael Nadal

12.  None of the above (Max Mirnyi)

13.  Nestor and Cecil Mamiit


14.  Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine

15.  Stefan Edberg

16. Yes: umpire assigns a side of coin and tosses

17.  Carling Bassett and Jimmy Arias

18.  Fabio Fognini (No. 10 doubles, No. 21 singles)

19.  Two: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jason Stoltenberg

20.  Mirjana Lucic-Baroni

21.  Justin Timberlake – not a tennis player

22.  Yuki Bambri: (Ramkumar Ramanathan is in picture)

23.  Kateryna Bondarenko: still married and also a mother

24. Three: Nick and Pablo *Note: We decided not to consider Andy (Murray), Andrey (Kuznatsov), Andreas (Seppi) and (Andreas (Haider-Maurer) as the same given name. Since this is not a sanctioned quiz – an exo, if you like, with no ranking points – we hope no one will be offended.

25. Anna Karolina Schmieldova

NOTE: Next week – favourite pictures from 2015