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The official podcast of Tennis Canada. Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre provide weekly coverage of the ATP and WTA with a focus on Canada’s top players.

Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre


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    Episode 31 - 2022 Laver Cup recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 27:58


    His storied career has officially come to an end. Roger Federer played his final professional match from the Laver Cup, alongside rival Rafael Nadal in doubles. We look back at that iconic moment, reflect on a first victory for Team World, a huge win from Felix Auger-Aliassime, and much more on the event. Meantime, Ottawa's Gaby Dabrowski captured a second straight doubles title in as many weeks. All of that and more on our latest edition of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 30 - Roger Federer's retirement with Christopher Clarey

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 46:57


    He is one of the greatest of all time and a global sporting icon. 41-year-old Roger Federer is set to retire after a long and illustrious career in the game. New York Times writer and author of a book on Federer, 'The Master', joins us to discuss his incredible journey in tennis. Meantime, we recap Canada's impressive week at Davis Cup, a title from Gaby Dabrowski in Chennai, and how the other Canadians fared in WTA action! Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interview with Gabriel Diallo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 10:13


    He's a fast rising Canadian on the ATP circuit. 20-year-old Montreal native Gabriel Diallo joins Ben of Match Point Canada as a member of the team's Davis Cup Finals squad. Diallo has enjoyed a breakout summer on the ATP, winning his first Challenger title at the Granby National Bank Championships. We speak to him about his game, the opportunity to represent Canada at Davis Cup, and his future goals. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interview with Alexis Galarneau

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 9:14


    23-year-old Canadian Alexis Galarneau is set to represent Canada's squad at the Davis Cup Finals from Valencia, Spain. Canada has landed in Group B alongside Serbia, Spain, and South Korea. We chat with Galarneau about his busy and impressive summer of tennis, life as a touring professional, and the Davis Cup experience. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 29 - 2022 US Open recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 26:57


    Our grand slam tennis calendar is officially complete! The 2022 US Open has wrapped from Flushing Meadows, crowning two new champions. Poland's Iga Swiatek collected her third career grand slam title and first in New York, winning the women's singles crown, while Spain's Carlos Alcaraz ascended to the top of the men's game by winning the men's title, his first ever major victory. We look back on the great two weeks and recap our favourite moments, and also get ready for Canada's Davis Cup Finals tie ahead in Group B. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 28 - Amanda Anisimova + 2022 US Open Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 43:18


    She is one of the most talented young players in the game today. 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova is our special guest on this week's episode of Match Point Canada, as she discusses her career highlights and drive to accomplish even more. Meantime, we break down all the action from Week 1 at Flushing Meadows including surprise upsets, Serena Williams' incredible send off, and our top candidates to win the US Open. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 27 - 2022 US Open preview featuring Eric Hechtman (coach of Serena and Venus Williams)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 55:41


    He's coaching two of the greatest legends in the history of the game! Eric Hechtman, coach of both Serena and Venus Williams, joins Match Point Canada for a special interview ahead of the US Open. We discuss how he works alongside two of the sport's biggest global stars, his philosophy and outlook on coaching, and what he expects at Flushing Meadows. Meanwhile, we breakdown a full preview of the men's and women's field at the US Open, and analyze the chances of Canadians. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 26 - Kayla Cross and Cincinnati recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 44:11


    We're back with another episode of Match Point Canada! Canadian junior Kayla Cross is our guest as she details her experiences competing at NBO Toronto and the progress of her professional career. We recap surprise titles from Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia at the Western & Southern Open from Cincinnati, check in on the action from the Vancouver Open, and offer early picks for the US Open from Flushing Meadows which is just one week away. All of that and more on our latest edition of MPC! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 7 - Tournament Wrap up + NBO Ball Crew

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 43:15


    A week has come and gone from NBO 22! It's our final daily podcast from the grounds of the National Bank Open as we wrap up an incredible tournament and look back at a title from Simona Halep, and our favourite matches, moments, interviews, and highlights from the week. We also chat with a couple members of the NBO Ball crew, and give our recap of the Canadian performances in both Toronto and Montreal. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 6 featuring Maria Sakkari

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 20:45


    She is the third ranked player in the world and a two-time slam semifinalist. Greece star Maria Sakkari is our special guest on Match Point Canada for today's Day 6 episode from the grounds of the National Bank Open. Meantime, we've now reached the semifinals stage of the event as Simona Halep continues to play well. Gaby Dabrowski is still thriving in doubles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 5 featuring Simona Halep

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 30:33


    She's one of the most experienced players on tour! Two-time grand slam singles champion Simona Halep is our special guest on our Day 5 episode from the National Bank Open in Toronto. Meanwhile, we've seen plenty of shock upsets on the grounds of the NBO, as Iga Swiatek suffered a surprise exit, while Bianca Andreescu's tournament came to an end. We cover all the action and preview the quarterfinals ahead on our latest episode of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 4 featuring Yulia Putintseva

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 36:29


    She is one of the most intense competitors on the WTA circuit! Match Point Canada lands an exclusive interview with Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva on Day 4 of the National Bank Open. Meantime, we look back at Serena's final match in Toronto, Bianca advancing, a tough loss for Leylah, and what's to come on a great round of 16 lineup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 3 featuring Belinda Bencic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 27:08


    Is she the greatest of all time? The iconic legend Serena Williams has announced she will be retiring later this summer, and continues on here from the National Bank Open in Toronto. Our guest this week is her next opponent - Swiss star, Belinda Bencic! Bencic is a former 2015 champion in Canada and gold medalist in singles in Tokyo. We also look at all the action ahead, victories from Bianca Andreescu and Leylah + sister Bianca Jolie in doubles! All of that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 2 featuring Bianca Andreescu

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 24:41


    She is a US Open champion - and she has returned to Match Point Canada! Our good friend Bianca Andreescu is back for a conversation on the podcast, as she discusses a return to back home to play the National Bank Open. We also touch on her new mental health initiative, cover rapid fire questions, and a tough opening round match ahead with Daria Kasatkina. Meantime, we look back at a great first win of 2022 from Serena Williams, and the full order of play ahead for the Tuesday from NBO Toronto. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 1 featuring Marie Bouzkova

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:40


    The 2022 National Bank Open presented by Rogers is officially underway! Main draw action is set to begin as Ben and Mike preview a deep women's field that features 19 of the top 20 women's players and marks a return from Serena and Venus Williams. Our guest on the Day 1 episode is Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova, who's come through qualifying to reach the main draw, and is a former semifinalist here in Toronto three seasons ago. We also preview all of the terrific matches to watch on the Monday, and discuss Canadians Leylah Annie Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Day 1 - Marie Bouzkova

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:40


    The 2022 National Bank Open presented by Rogers is officially underway! Main draw action is set to begin as Ben and Mike preview a deep women's field that features 19 of the top 20 women's players and marks a return from Serena and Venus Williams. Our guest on the Day 1 episode is Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova, who's come through qualifying to reach the main draw, and is a former semifinalist here in Toronto three seasons ago. We also preview all of the terrific matches to watch on the Monday, and discuss Canadians Leylah Annie Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBO Pre-tournament interview with Karl Hale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 11:00


    The National Bank Open presented by Rogers is officially upon us! NBO Tournament Director Karl Hale joins Mike McIntyre of Match Point Canada for a special interview to look ahead to all of the action in Toronto. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 25 - Sharon Fichman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 53:47


    She's a four-time WTA doubles champion and has been ranked as high as no. 21! Canadian doubles player and broadcaster Sharon Fichman returns to Match Point Canada as she discusses her recovery process from injury, a magical 2021 season alongside Giuliana Olmos, and her plans to again return to the sport. We also cover the latest action around the circuit as Serena and Venus Williams both accept wild cards to the National Bank Open in Toronto, Naomi Osaka splits with her coach, the Big 4 confirm attendance to Laver Cup, and Lorenzo Musetti and Casper Ruud win singles titles. Plus, we have two pairs of tickets up for grabs to the NBO for a couple of lucky listeners. All of that and more on the latest edition of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 24 - Wimbledon 2022 recap with James Gray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 35:05


    Two weeks have come and gone at the All England Club! We look back on the action from the 2022 Wimbledon Championships which featured a fourth consecutive title from Novak Djokovic and 21st major overall, and a first time slam winner in Elena Rybakina. Sports journalist for I News and Love Tennis Podcast host James Gray is our guest this week as we breakdown all the key storylines and look ahead to the summer swing. PLUS, you have one more chance to win a copy of Bianca Andreescu's book, Bibi's Got Game. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 23 - Wimbledon 2022 Week 1 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 35:09


    We are through our first week of action from the Wimbledon Championships. Mike and Ben break down all the action from the All England Club as they eye a possible final between Djokovic and Nadal, disappointment from Canadians, performances from Serena and Venus, Iga's streak coming to an end, and who the favourites are now out of the women's field. Plus, we also have Bianca Andreescu's book 'Bibi's Got Game' available for a lucky listener! All of that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 22 - 2022 Wimbledon Preview with Christopher Clarey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 48:20


    The third major of the tennis calendar has arrived! The 2022 WImbledon Championships begin from the All England Club and we break down all the upcoming action in both the men's and women's fields. NY Times Correspondent and author of the book 'The Master', Christopher Clarey stops by to review some of the top storylines from this year's edition of Wimbledon. We also break down a finals run from Bianca Andreescu this past week, what Canadians are capable of, and who are favourites for the event are this fortnight. All of that and more on this edition of Match Point Canada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 21 - Tumaini Carayol and the Grass Court season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 45:29


    He's one of the sport's very best writers! Tumaini Carayol of The Guardian joins this week's episode of Match Point Canada to tackle all of the storylines in the short grass court season. We discuss Matteo Berrettini's dominance, the return of Serena Williams, performances of the Canadians, and who are top contenders are on the surface. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 20 - Carson Branstine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 28:55


    She's a Canadian-American tennis player and former junior slam winner in doubles! Carson Branstine returns to Match Point Canada for an exclusive chat with Mike McIntyre about her collegiate career at Texas A&M and her goals and aspirations in the sport. Branstine won both the French Open and Australian Open junior doubles titles alongside Bianca Andreescu in 2017, and reached a career high singles ranking of #468. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 19 - 2022 Roland Garros Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 27:37


    Rafael Nadal claimed an historic 14th French Open title. Iga Swiatek stretched her winning streak to 25 matches with a second Roland Garros crown. We breakdown the two weeks of action in Paris and look back at the history achieved from Rafa and Iga, analyze performances from the Canadians, look at the outcomes that surprises, and get set for the grass court swing. All of that and more on the latest episode of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 18 - 2022 Roland Garros Mid Tournament Report

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 24:36


    We're through one week of action on the red dirt in Paris! We check in on all the action at 2022 Roland Garros as Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez has reached the quarterfinals in Paris for the first time in her career. We also look at who could possibly stop Iga Swiatek, break down results from Felix and Denis, and get set for career showdown #59 between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 17 - Steve Weissman + Roland Garros Preview with Abigail Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 62:33


    He's become a staple on the desk of the Tennis Channel! Talented broadcaster Steve Weissman joins Match Point Canada for a special interview to discuss his career in the sport, his passion for playing, and the opportunities to work alongside legends of the game. Meantime, we have a full Roland Garros preview! Commentator Abigail Johnson fills in as co-host to breakdown all the action in the men's and women's singles fields at the 2022 French Open. We also discuss a few must watch matches, and project what's in store for the Canadians. All of that and more on the latest edition of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 16 - Rob Koenig

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 59:18


    He carved out a great career in doubles, and is now one of the most recognizable voices and commentators in tennis broadcasting! South Africa's Rob Koenig joins us on this week's episode of Match Point Canada to discuss his career, passion for tennis, how he entered the realm in broadcasting, and why he approaches it with a unique style. Meanwhile, we look back at action from the Italian Open with an historic 38th Masters 1000 win from Novak Djokovic, and a fifth consecutive title from Iga Swiatek! We also check in on impressive performances from Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Bianca Andreescu, and Gaby Dabrowski. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 15 - 2022 Madrid Open

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 31:09


    Gaby Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos were doubles champions, Carlos Alcaraz set more history with a big trophy, and Ons Jabeur won the biggest title of her career! We check back on all the entertaining action from the Madrid Open, get ready for the action in Rome, and review how the Canadians have fared on the clay. We also wish a happy retirement to two-time slam finalist Kevin Anderson! All of that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 14 - Erin Routliffe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 47:09


    She's a dual citizen of New Zealand and Canada, and a top 30 presence in women's doubles! Erin Routliffe joins us as a guest on Match Point Canada, discussing her fascinating upbringing in the sport, her ties to Canada and Caledon, Ontario and how she has carved out a strong career on the doubles circuit. Meantime, we look back at another title from Iga Swiatek, Bianca Andreescu's season debut, Carlos Alcaraz's win in Barcelona, and a victory for Andrey Rublev. We also discuss Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing in this year's championships. All of that and more on the latest edition of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Special Interview with Bianca Andreescu

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 6:16


    Bibi is back! Canadian Bianca Andreescu is competing again for the first time since October 2021, as she's in action from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Andreescu chats with Mike and Ben about her layoff, feeling physically and mentally refreshed, and taking a process oriented approach in 2022. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 13 - Andreea Prisacariu

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 56:13


    It's a jam packed episode of Match Point Canada! We look back at Canada's big win over Latvia at Billie Jean King Cup, a Masters 1000 title from Stefanos Tsitsipas at Monte Carlo, and the upcoming return of Bianca Andreescu. Meantime, Romanian tennis player Andreea Prisacariu, who delighted fans with her hilarious Billie Jean King Cup player's speech, joins us for a special interview on the show! All of that and more on the latest MPC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interview with Francoise Abanda

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 10:13


    She's been ranked as high as #111 in the world in singles and has proudly represented the Canadian flag in international play with great success throughout her career! Montreal's Francoise Abanda speaks with Mike of Match Point Canada for a special interview ahead of Canada's qualifer against Latvia at the Billie Jean King Cup from Vancouver, BC. Abanda is joined on the roster by Leylah Annie Fernandez, Rebecca Marino, Carol Zhao, and Gaby Dabrowski. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exclusive Interview with Heidi El Tabakh

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 9:28


    She is a former WTA player and current captain of the Team Canada's Billie Jean King Cup squad. Heidi El Tabakh joins Ben of Match Point Canada for a special interview ahead of Canada's pivotal tie against Latvia in Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers. The two countries will square off from Vancouver April 15-16. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 12 - Mike Cation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 67:23


    We are back with another episode of Match Point Canada! Our special guest this week is tennis broadcaster and co-host of the Behind the Racquet podcast, Mike Cation. He shares his experiences and stories working the ATP Challenger circuit and covering post match interviews in Miami and Acapulco. Meantime, the clay court swing is well underway! We preview the Monte Carlo Masters, the return of Novak Djokovic, and share the latest news and notes on Canadians Genie Bouchard and Bianca Andreescu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 11 - 2022 Miami Open recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 35:35


    The newest WTA world number one is a champion in Miami! Iga Swiatek continued her incredible 2022 campaign by winning the Sunshine Double with a title at the Miami Open. Spain's Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest champion in the tournament's history, winning the men's crown. Listen to Ben and Mike break down all the action from the 2022 Miami Open and gear up for the impending clay season. We also share some Canadian news and notes. All of that and more on the latest Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 10 - Rob Steckley and Ash Barty's retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 58:22


    He's one of the most charismatic tennis coaches in the sport! Canadian Rob Steckley returns for another episode of Match Point Canada as he updates us on his active coaching career, including his continued work with promising junior Kayla Cross. We also react to world no. 1 Ash Barty's sudden retirement at the age of 25, and check in on the Miami Open through one week of action. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 9 - 2022 Indian Wells Recap with Blair Henley

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 66:30


    Two weeks have come and gone in the desert! Iga Swiatek captured a third career WTA1000 and her maiden title at the BNP Paribas Open, while Taylor Fritz became the first American to win the singles trophy at Indian Wells since 2001. Host and reporter Blair Henley joins us on the latest episode of Match Point Canada to look back at all the exciting moments from the unofficial fifth major. We also review the performances from the Canadians, gear up for the Miami Open, and have a signed Karolina Pliskova available for a lucky listener! All that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 8 - Leylah Annie and Bianca Jolie Fernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 45:49


    It's her second career WTA singles title, and in the same place as her maiden win! Leylah Annie Fernandez was champion at the Monterrey Open, defeating Camila Osorio in a thrilling final to capture the title. The Canadian and her sister Bianca Jolie also competed in doubles, and BOTH joined Match Point Canada for an exclusive interview! We also discuss Canada's results in Davis Cup, storylines ahead of Indian Wells, and give details on a contest featuring a signed Karolina Pliskova tennis ball! All of that and more on the latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 7 - Prakash Amritraj

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 63:31


    He's a former professional player, presenter for Tennis Channel, fitness enthusiast, and actor and producer! The always lively Prakash Amritraj is our guest on this week's episode of Match Point Canada. We tackle a number of big storylines including Rafael Nadal's dominance, Daniil Medvedev taking world number one, the great 2022 from Felix Auger-Aliassime, and what to expect from the women's field moving forward. Meanwhile, Stephen Boughton of The Slice steps in as a special guest co-host for Mike as we also break down all the Acapulco action, Dubai, Doha, and Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upcoming from the Monterrey Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 6 - Carol Zhao

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 41:43


    She's a former junior grand slam champion in doubles and reached a career high of #131 in 2018. Canadian tennis player Carol Zhao joins us on Match Point Canada, after recently winning an ITF doubles title from Mexico! Meantime, we break down a second consecutive ATP singles final from Felix Auger-Aliassime, who finished runner-up in Marseille. We also officially begin the Tennis Canada bracket Challenge with the WTA Qatar Total Energies Open, and also look ahead to action in Acapulco and Dubai, as Novak Djokovic makes his return. All of that and more on this week's episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 5 - Felix's first singles title and an interview with Vasek Pospisil

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 48:52


    In his ninth final, Felix Auger-Aliassime won his first career ATP singles title! We recap the special week from Felix at the Rotterdam Open and his milestone victory. We also check in for an interview with Canadian Vasek Pospisil from the Dallas Open where he advanced to the quarterfinals, recap another indoor title from Anett Kontaveit, and look ahead to Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup action. We also have an exciting bracket challenge upcoming from Tennis Canada to enter! All of that and more on the latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interview with Canadian juniors Victoria Mboko and Kayla Cross

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 12:26


    They are just two more young star Canadians in the pipeline! Juniors Victoria Mboko and Kayla Cross earned a runner-up trophy in Melbourne, reaching the finals of the Australian Open in junior girls' doubles. They joined Ben of Match Point Canada to discuss the great result in Australia, goals for 2022 and beyond, aspirations as pros, and we finish with some fun rapid fire questions. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 4 - 2022 Australian Open Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 49:13


    An extraordinary two weeks have come and gone Down Under! We recap the 2022 Australian Open and a monumental and record 21st grand slam title from Rafael Nadal. World no. 1 Ash Barty snapped a 44-year drought, by winning the women's singles crown. We also review all the great storylines in Melbourne, and another pair of great quarterfinal runs from Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 3 - Daniela Hantuchova and the 2022 Australian Open thru Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 51:20


    She was an Australian Open singles semifinalist 14 years ago! Former top five player and Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova is our special guest on this week's episode of Match Point Canada, as we catch up with her post-tennis career. We also break down all the men's and women's action in Melbourne from the Australian Open, and look at the surprises and upsets from week one. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 2 - 2022 Australian Open Preview featuring Belinda Bencic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 54:34


    The first slam of the 2022 season is upon us! Action is officially underway in Melbourne at the Australian Open. We give a full preview of the men's and women's field, make our picks to win it, and discuss why Novak Djokovic isn't here to defend his title. We also chat with world no. 23 and five time WTA singles winner, Belinda Bencic! Enjoy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 1 - Rennae Stubbs and Canada's ATP Cup crown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 52:25


    It was an historic win for Team Canada! Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov led the Canadians to a first career ATP Cup victory in Sydney, defeating Spain in the final. We recap the massive international title for the country. Our guest this week is non other than former doubles champion and six-time slam winner, Rennae Stubbs. The coach and ESPN commentator helps us break down the saga between world no. 1 Novak Djokovic and Australia. We also look around the tours at all the events across the ATP and WTA, and get set for Australian Open qualifying. All that and more on our first full 2022 episode of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exclusive Interview with Leylah Annie Fernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 13:49


    The U.S. Open finalist is back! 19 year-old Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez has officially kicked off her 2022 season on the WTA, and joins Match Point Canada for a special chat. Fernandez is coming off a career year in 2021 - she won her maiden WTA title at the Monterrey Open in March, helped guide Canada past Serbia in Billie Jean King Cup, and had an historic run at Flushing Meadows, making the finals of the U.S. Open by beating three separate top 10 players. Mike of Match Point Canada chats with the world no. 24, who opens her season from the Adelaide International in Australia. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 44 - 2021 Season Recap featuring Tennis Canada's Michael Downey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 77:24


    We have arrived at our end of season recap! We look back at some of the great moments of 2021 in both the WTA and ATP, as we share with you our favourite matches, Canadian moments, tournaments, and players in another incredible year of tennis. We're also joined by Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey as he gives his perspective on the season in the country, and his hopes for 2022, and share details on an exciting fundraising campaign. Thanks to all of our listeners throughout 2021 and have a Happy New Year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interview with Canadian tennis player Liam Draxl

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 19:34


    Canadian tennis player Liam Draxl joins Ben Lewis of Match Point Canada for a wide-ranging interview on his promising young career. The 20-year-old native of Newmarket, Ontario is coming off his first career ITF singles titles in Mexico, and has moved up to 611 in the ATP rankings. He is also coming off an outstanding collegiate season at Kentucky. Draxl was named the ITF National Player of the Year after his sophomore campaign, compiling a 25-3 record in singles. Have a listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Episode 43 - Felix Auger-Aliassime

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 40:49


    He is the highest ranked Canadian singles player on the tour! World no. 11 Felix Auger-Aliassime is our special guest on this week's episode of Match Point Canada as we recap his great 2021 campaign that featured a Wimbledon quarterfinals run, a trip to the U.S. Open semifinals, two singles finals, and a debut in the top 10. He looks at areas of his game where he hopes to improve and focus on for the upcoming season. We also share the latest WTA and ATP news, including a new coaching hire from Denis Shapovalov, and have a signed Stefanos Tsitsipas racquet to give away for one lucky listener! Listen in for the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exclusive Interview with Frank Dancevic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 12:39


    He's a former world no. 65 in singles and is the captain of Canada's Davis Cup team presented by Sobey's. Canadian and Niagara Falls native Frank Dancevic joins Ben of Match Point Canada for a special interview from Madrid, Spain as the team competes in the Davis Cup Finals and gets set to face Kazakhstan. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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