At Wimbledon earlier this year, world number 772 tennis play Marcus Willis shocked the tennis world by winning three pre-qualifying matches and then 3 qualifying matches to make the main draw. His unexpected rise continued when he beat Ricardis Berankis, the 53rd best player, in the first round. Though he lost to 7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the second round, the part-time tennis coach had increased his earnings that year from £258 after deciding not to give up on the game
As Willis plays in Tie Break Tens tonight, a special $250,000 tie break event in Vienna featuring some of the biggest names in the sport, I thought I’d do a sporting underdog quiz in his honour. Do you have a favourite one, real or fictional? How have you done this time around?
1. Rocky (1976)
2. Hoosiers (1986)
3. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
4. Cool Runnings (1993) – February
5. Rudy (1993) – October
6. The Replacements (2000)
7. Seabiscuit (2003)
8. Miracle (2004) – February
9. Wimbledon (2004) – September
10. The Cinderella Man (2005)
11. Invisible (2006)
12. The Blind Side (2009)
11/12. I’ve seen “The Blind Side,” but I couldn’t remember the film’s name while looking at the picture.
You know you’re sports! Which is your favourite of the 12?
Thank you. I like several of them, but if I has to pick one, it would be The Mighty Ducks.
My second favourite Emilio Estevez film, after The Breakfast Club.
3 out of 12 Drats.
Something tells me you’ll find this gif amusing
Wow! I got 7 out of 12, which is amazing because I’m not a sports movie fan.💁🏻
That’s great. Well done.
I have to admit, I did give myself a small pat on the back!😏
I’ll pass over my successes on this one. 🙂 How about Eddie the Eagle? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083452/
He was in the first draft. But I couldn’t fit them all in. How familiar were you with him before the film? Quite a few differences according to the critics.
I only knew what the press told us at the time. Actually, I din’t know about the film until I googled him for my comment
Edwards himself was heavily involved with the film, so all the changes were done for artistic merit. The film was received ok.
4 out of 12. The Blind Side is probably my favourite. Or Wimbledon because Darius Khondji has shot it amazingly. It’s so pretty.
It’s funny because at the time it came out Tim Henman was playing really well and there was a chance he could won it.
Who doesn’t love the underdog?
That’s for sure. So many big shocks. Tyson losing to Buster Douglas, Becker losing to Peter Doohan after winning Wimbledon two years running, Wimbledon beating Liverpool in 1988, Leicester winning the title, USA beating Soviet Union in 1980…
I like it because it is refreshing to see someone achieve who hasn’t before.
And won’t again 🙂
Still fun and inspiring.
nice pics. :))
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Hoosiers!! I’m still surprised at who I mention this movie to that gives me a blank stare back.. C’mon people 😉
Keep up the good fight.
10/12 missed the two i never saw The replacements and Wimbeldon.
Great quiz as always Alex!
High score as per usual. Well done Rob. Feel free to suggest your own category.
Love these quizzes alex!
7/12 which I am quite pleased with because sports movies are not my favourite.
Good stuff Abbi.
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