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Gill Gross provides in-depth ATP Tennis Analysis every Monday! Match breakdowns, the latest news, and other tennis insights...

Gill Gross


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    Djokovic Dissects Cilic in Tel Aviv for Title in Tour Return | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 53:30


    On this week's Monday Match Analysis, we'll break down Novak Djokovic's decision to play Tel Aviv and his win over Marin Cilic in the final, plus Yoshi Nishioka's impressive victory over Denis Shapovalov for the championship in Seoul. Then, your comments answered: was it a successful season for Jannik Sinner, is the Lost Gen actually better than the Next Gen, Rafael Nadal's rest of 2022 schedule, an update on Casper Ruud and some questions on Nishioka. 00:00 Intro 03:08 Djokovic d. Cilic Tel Aviv 18:45 Nishioka d. Shapovalov Seoul 28:54 Mailbag Questions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    FAA over Djokovic, Tiafoe over Tsitsipas, World over Europe | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 65:52


    At the 2022 Laver Cup, Team World rode the backs of two surprising singles victories on Sunday, with Felix Auger-Aliassime defeating Novak Djokovic and Frances Tiafoe taking out Stefanos Tsitsipas. Gill Gross breaks down and analyzes those two matches. Then, Cracked Racquets host Alex Gruskin joins to discuss the success of Laver Cup and its place in the tennis calendar as well as a look at the ATP race to Turin. 00:00 Intro 01:27 Tiafoe def. Tsitsipas 16:25 Auger-Aliassime def. Djokovic 29:15 Alex Gruskin on Laver Cup This episode is brought to you by Apeak Tennis. Download it here: http://apeak-tennis.app.link/lnmdNvdFzsb --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Should we talk about Federer's GOAT case now? Plus US Open 2022 wrap-up | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 59:51


    In the aftermath of Roger Federer's retirement announcement and US Open 2022, Gill Gross answers your comments. 00:00 intro 01:15 Federer's GOAT Resume 11:01 Is Offensive Tennis Rising 14:09 Alcaraz Endurance and Speed 16:51 Laver Cup vs Basel 19:22 Future of One-Handed BH 22:07 No Grunt Nadal 23:50 What's Next For Federer 25:54 Someone Dreamed About Me 27:40 Effect of Alcaraz's Breakthrough and Roger Retirement 31:19 Is Alcaraz Lucky to be No. 1 36:44 When was Federer's Prime? 40:21 Federer's Farewell Tour 42:20 Federer's Forehand Change 47:05 Kyrgios Cares Now 49:24 Post Big 3 Star-Building 52:29 Understanding Tennis Business 56:50 US Open Late Nights 59:10 Thanks! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Steve Flink on Carlos Alcaraz's US Open 2022 Triumph, Nadal, Kyrgios, Medvedev and Tiafoe | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 57:00


    Gill Gross is joined by hall-of-fame tennis writer Steve Flink to discuss Carlos Alcaraz's triumph in New York and rise to number one in the world. We discuss his win over Casper Ruud in the final, improvements he made prior to the US Open and areas he may improve for an even bigger 2022. Then we reflect on additional results in men's singles, including Daniil Medvedev's loss to Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal's uncharacteristic form, Frances Tiafoe's semifinal run and some other surprises. This podcast includes our full discussion. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Alcaraz Wins US Open and Becomes Youngest #1 Ever, Defeating Ruud in Four | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 42:09


    Carlos Alcaraz has won his first major title at the 2022 US Open and is now the world #1 for the first time. At 19-years old, he's the youngest #1 in ATP history and the youngest to triumph at a Slam since Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2004. Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud in a quality 4-set final. On this week's Monday Match Analysis, Gill Gross discusses Alcaraz's mental adjustment coming into the tournament, the physical preparation he endured to withstand record time on court in New York, his various net-rushing strategies and return advantages, huge 4th-set serving and key 3rd-set tiebreak. This episode is dedicated to my friend- dial 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 00:00 Intro 03:15 Mentality Shift 05:30 Alcaraz Fitness 08:15 Point-Shortening Offense 12:40 Film Study 28:30 Serving Surprise 31:12 Thiem-Zverev comparison 34:35 3rd set turning point 40:20 Dedicated to my friend --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    US Open 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 44:20


    The 2022 US Open men's singles draw is out, with Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas making up the top-seeds. Gill Gross gives his quarter-by-quarter dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and predictions. With the absence of Novak Djokovic in the field, questions arising amongst the top men and the depth of hardcourt talent on the ATP tour, this could be one of the most wide open US Opens we have seen. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    It's Almost US Open Time | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 44:49


    Gill Gross answers your comments as the 2022 US Open approaches, including: tips for attending the US Open Ranking top-10 forehands When should Djokovic withdraw? Coaching at the USO Nadal's rightyness Medvedev's serve & volley problem Court dimensions What makes Arthur Ashe Stadium special Nadal vs. Medvedev/Djokovic FAA's next steps Measuring courtspeed What have I learned since 2017 My favorite NFL team Nadal's nightmare draw Djokovic 100 titles Coric contendership Seb Korda potential update --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Coric Reemerges Beating Tsitsipas for Cincinnati Title, USO Power Rankings | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 49:08


    Borna Coric won his first Masters 1000 Title from outside the world top-150, making Stefanos Tsitsipas his final victim in the final of the 2022 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Coric beat five top-20 opponents and has now fully completed his comeback from last year's shoulder surgery. We'll discuss how he beat Tsitsipas and what to make of his career at this very moment. But first, the much anticipated and final edition of the US Open Power Rankings, where we'll seek a clearer picture of the top contenders in men's singles at the final major of the season. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Cincinnati Preview, Carreno Busta Wins Maiden Masters in Montreal 2022 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 48:19


    *CORRECT FILE RE-UPLAOD* On this week's Monday Match Analysis... 31-year old Pablo Carreno Busta capped off his sensational run at the National Bank Open Canada Masters with a 3-set win over Hubert Hurkacz in the final. We'll analyze that final, plus preview the incoming Cincinnati Masters, featuring Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas as the top seeds. First, we'll re-visit the US Open Power Rankings, where last week's top performers such as Nick Kyrgios, Casper Ruud, Carreno Busta and Hurkacz have made strides towards the top. 00:00 intro 00:43 US Open Power Rankings 07:06 Carreno Busta def. Hurkacz 22:00 Cincinnati Preview & Predictions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Cincinnati Preview, Carreno Busta Wins Maiden Masters in Montreal 2022 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 48:09


    On this week's Monday Match Analysis... 31-year old Pablo Carreno Busta capped off his sensational run at the National Bank Open Canada Masters with a 3-set win over Hubert Hurkacz in the final. We'll analyze that final, plus preview the incoming Cincinnati Masters, featuring Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas as the top seeds. First, we'll re-visit the US Open Power Rankings, where last week's top performers such as Nick Kyrgios, Casper Ruud, Carreno Busta and Hurkacz have made strides towards the top. 00:00 intro 00:43 US Open Power Rankings 07:06 Carreno Busta def. Hurkacz 22:00 Cincinnati Preview & Predictions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Nadal for YE #1, Montreal Upsets, Best Way to Retire, Tsitsipas Behavior, Alcaraz Nerves | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 48:09


    Gill Gross responds to your comments during the 2022 National Bank Open (Canada Masters), including... 00:00 Intro 00:45 Did men's Tennis Get Harder To Predict? 03:28 Jack Draper 08:23 Retirement Methods 10:51 Nadal's Year-End #1 Push 13:48 Tsitsipas's Pegging Habit 18:30 Next-Gen Consistency 20:24 Tsitsipas Backhand vs. Berrettini Backhand 21:59 USO Concerns for Top Seeds? 24:34 Alcaraz Nerves 26:09 Future of One-Handers 27:40 Nadal in Cincinnati 28:23 Casper Ruud 30:39 Tennis Math 32:38 Medvedev 2nd Serve 36:05 US Open Conditions 41:17 American Men --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Medvedev and Alcaraz out in Canada, USO Power Rankings ft. Nico Pereira | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 43:03


    On a bonus edition of Monday Match Analysis, we talk to Nico Pereira about top-seeds Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz losing in Montreal to Nick Kyrgios and Tommy Paul respectively, the rise of Argentines Francisco Cerundolo and Sebastian Baez and the USO Power Rankings featuring Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and others. Gill starts with a quick monologue about Alcaraz's handling of pressure. 00:00 Intro 01:19 Alcaraz Feeling Pressure 03:35 Nico on Canada 15:00 Cerundolo and Baez 20:15 USO Power Rankings --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Montreal Preview + Predictions, Medvedev Breaks Draught, Kyrgios Wins DC | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 43:59


    On this week's Monday Match Analysis, we'll preview the National Bank Open Masters 1000 in Montreal, Canada in usual quarter-by-quarter fashion. Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud are the top seeds. We'll also discuss Medvedev's win in the final of Los Cabos over Cam Norrie and how it sets him up for the rest of the hardcourt swing. Lastly, Gill says why in one way Nick Kyrgios's run in Washington was more impressive than what he did at Wimbledon. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    The Most Underrated Shots in Tennis | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 30:30


    On this week's Mailbag, I asked you which shots on the professional tour are don't get the love and admiration they deserve. Find out how Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Cameron Norrie, Matteo Berrettini, David Ferrer, Stefanos Tsitsipas and others are featured in this themed mailbag. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Sinner Tops Alcaraz Again in Umag Final | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 41:21


    Following up what Gill called "the biggest win of Jannik Sinner's career" over Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon, Sinner has replicated the result less than a month later in Umag, beating Alcaraz in the final of the Umag 250. Gill talks about how his opinions of Sinner and Alcaraz have changed or not changed in the month of July, why frontcourt issues cost Sinner the first set, why it was the worst mental match of Alcaraz's career and where the Italian found technical advantages over the Spaniard. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Post-Wimbledon Mailbag, Thiem Wins Again, Camera Angles, Djokovic Droppers | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 53:39


    Gill Gross answers your questions, mostly looking back on Wimbledon 2022 and looking ahead to the North American Hard Court Season. Including... 00:00 Intro 01:00 Thiem's wins in Bastad 05:03 Swiatek's Grass Loss 08:12 Tennis TV Camera Angles 12:46 Big 3 Born Later 15:16 Coaching Kyrgios 21:57 Djokovic comebacks 24:10 Nadal-Kyrgios prediction 26:14 Novak's Drop Shot 31:14 Underarm Serves 34:35 Alcaraz 2nd Gear 37:31 Taylor Fritz 39:38 Surface Distribution 32:28 Medvedev vs. Alcaraz 44:11 Federer vs. Djokovic Grass Games 46:20 Peak Thiem 49:00 Thiem Timeline --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Steve Flink on Djokovic vs. Kyrgios and Wimbledon 2022 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 56:35


    Hall-of-Fame tennis writer Steve Flink joins Gill Gross to discuss the 2022 Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal's mid-tournament injury. 00:00 Intro 01:03 Djokovic Run and Kyrgios Final 32:10 Russian Ban and Points 40:00 Rafael Nadal injury 51:30 Djokovic vs. Federer --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Masterful Djokovic Beats Kyrgios to Win Wimbledon 2022 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 36:59


    Novak Djokovic put in a classic performance to beat talented big-server Nick Kyrgios in the 2022 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Final. The triumph marks Djokovic's 7th Wimbledon, his 4th in a row, and his 21st major overall. 00:00 Intro 00:40 General Remarks 03:30 Kyrgios Serve vs. Djokovic Return 09:28 Djokovic Baseline Edge 16:48 Djokovic Serve Strategy 17:48 Mental Game Gap 23:07 Kyrgios Double Faults and Net Play 26:00 Key Moments 33:55 Closing Thoughts --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Picking every Wimbledon QF with Alex Gruskin, plus Week 1 Storylines | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 74:41


    Gill Gross is joined by Alex Gruskin of Cracked Racquets to discuss all four men's quarterfinal matchups: Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner, Cam Norrie vs. David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios vs. Cristian Garin and Rafael Nadal vs. Taylor Fritz. First, they discuss how the Carlos Alcaraz vs. Sinner long-term prospect debate is affected by the latest result, the gap between Nadal and Djokovic and the rest of the grass court field, the staying power of Tim Van Rijthoven, what's different about Kyrgios this year and is he good for the game? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Wimbledon Begins, Hurkacz Upset, Alcaraz Survives Scare, On-Court Coaching | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 80:50


    Gill Gross answers your questions as Wimbledon 2022 is underway. Djokovic, Alcaraz, Raducanu, Murray, Jabeur and Sinner were among Day 1 winners. Hubert Hurkacz was upset by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. On-court coaching has been legalized on a trial basis, including the US Open. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Wimbledon 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 45:44


    Quarter-by-quarter analysis of men's singles at Wimbledon 2022, including dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and predictions. The top seeds are 1. Novak Djokovic 2. Rafael Nadal 3. Casper Ruud 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas 5. Carlos Alcaraz 6. Felix Auger-Aliassime 7. Hubert Hurkacz and 8. Matteo Berrettini. Who will come through at the year's third major championship? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    WIMBLEDON POWER RANKINGS 2022 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 44:56


    Despite the absence of rankings points, Russian players and Belarusian players, Wimbledon 2022 approaches with plenty of intrigue. With most of the abbreviated grass court season in the rearview mirror, Gill Gross reveals his one and only edition of the Wimbledon Power Rankings, which ranks players chances to win Wimbledon based on past performance and grass court suitability. The top-8 men's seeds at Wimbledon are 1. Novak Djokovic, 2. Rafael Nadal 3. Casper Ruud 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas 5. Carlos Alcaraz 6. Felix Auger-Aliassime 7. Hubert Hurkacz 8. Matteo Berrettini... One of them does not make the top-10 of the rankings, while an unseeded player does. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Wimbledon Without Points and ATP's Business Reform with Jon Wertheim | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 45:58


    On this week's Monday Match Analysis, Gill Gross starts with some quick remarks on Tim van Rijthoven's miracle run in Hertogenbosch and Matteo Berrettini's triumph over Andy Murray in the Stutgart final. Then we transition into a conversation with Jon Wertheim of Tennis Channel, Sports Illustrated and 60 Minutes about the ATP new "OneVision" plan led by Andrea Gaudenzi, Wimbledon's 2022 controversies and what the tournament will look like without points, Roland Garros takeaways and the art of the post-match on-court interview. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Post-Roland Garros 2022 Mega Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 104:42


    Following the 2022 French Open, Gill Gross responds to your comments: 00:00 Intro 01:08 Nadal's Backhand 04:25 Djokovic's Mental 08:47 14 RG Titles 13:13 Night session scheduling 16:48 Djokovic Endurance 25:46 Masters 1000 Expansion 29:55 Nadal at Wimbledon 31:35 Carlos Moya underrated? 36:45 Draws and seeding reform 43:22 Marian Vajda departure 45:40 Twitter Questions 1:26:04 Tsitsipas Struggles 1:28:07 Sebastian Baez 1:29:45 Who is GOAT 1:31:33 Iga Swiatek Rivals 1:33:20 Holger Rune 1:35:40 Rafole Mental battle 1:37:15 Medvedev improvements 1:38:52 FAA Backhand 1:42:00 Tennis Marketing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Steve Flink on French Open 2022, Nadal's Title Run | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 54:47


    The post-major conversation with Steve Flink following the 2022 Roland Garros features a deep dive on Rafael Nadal's quarterfinal win over Novak Djokovic, and subsequent matches against Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud. 00:00 intro 01:11 Djokovic QF 19:31 Draw Reform 24:00 Zverev SF 33:12 Ruud Final 39:12 Alcaraz and Slam Race 45:05 Wimbledon 2022 49:20 Iga Swiatek --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Nadal Decimates Ruud for 14th Roland Garros title, 22nd Major | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 44:08


    Rafael Nadal dropped six games total to beat Casper Ruud in the 2022 French Open final on Sunday, his 4th top-10 win of a title run that began with uncertainty about the health of his foot. Rafa has still never lost a Roland Garros final or even gone five sets, of which he's now played 14. It is also the Spaniards 22nd major, giving him a two Slam lead over Novak Djokovic. Gill Gross breaks down the match, including how Nadal attacked Ruud's backhand, and how Ruud's fear of the Nadal forehand came back to bite him. Also, Nadal gave a full breakdown of the latest developments in his foot condition and expressed his plan for playing Wimbledon. Gill opens with a take on how the Slam race looks different now, and how important 2022 will be due to the rise of Carlos Alcaraz. 00:00 Intro 02:50 Nadal's Slam Race Lead 09:40 The Foot 18:25 Match Breakdown --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Nadal vs. Ruud Preview, Swiatek vs. Gauff Post-Match | French Open 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 38:45


    Roland Garros #14 and major #22 is on the line for Rafael Nadal, as he faces Casper Ruud in the 2022 Men's Final. Plus, Iga Swiatek took her 34-match win streak into the most important match since it all started, the Roland Garros final, opposite American teenager Coco Gauff, who made the final without dropping a set. Gill Gross breakdown and analysis... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Djokovic vs. Nadal French Open 2022 QF | Post-Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 19:12


    Novak Djokovic and Rafael renewed their rivalry for the 59th time overall, and for the 10th time at Roland Garros, in the 2022 quarterfinals. Gill Gross breakdown and analysis. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Nadal Beats FAA in Five, Sets Mouthwatering Djokovic Quarterfinal at RG 22 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 51:06


    Novak Djokovic had no issues dispatching Argentine Diego Schwartzman, but Felix Auger Aliassime did put up a valiant fight against Rafael Nadal, becoming just the third man to push Nadal to five sets, and requiring vintage tennis from Rafa in victory. This sets up the 10th-ever meeting between Nadal and Djokovic in the 2022 Roland Garros Quarterfinals, and their first meeting since Djokovic beat Nadal in last year's semis en route to his second French Open title. Gill Gross breaks down the Nadal vs. Auger Aliassime encounter in depth, then previews Nadal vs. Djokovic, and finally gives quick thoughts on remaining QF and 4R matchups. 00:00 Intro 01:58 Nadal-FAA Breakdown 26:30 Djokovic-Nadal Preview 45:40 Other matches --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    French Open First Round Mailbag | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 80:35


    Gill Gross answers your comments on the traditional first Monday of a Major Monday Match Analysis, this time for Roland Garros 2022. Topics include: Dominic Thiem's losing streak, making predictions, Karen Khachanov's development, Carlos Alcaraz's chances at becoming the youngest ever #1, what tennis can do to avoid future Ash Barty situations, how the Players Council affected the ranking sanction on Wimbledon and much more... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Roland Garros 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 47:38


    Gill Gross previews Roland Garros 2022. Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are the top seeds, but there's no denying Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are top-4 contenders. In a shocking draw, Djokovic, Nadal and Alcaraz all landed in the top half of the draw. Gill gives quarter-by-quarter dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and predictions. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Djokovic Sweeps Tsitsipas for Rome Title | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 33:25


    In a rematch of the 2021 Roland Garros final, Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas battled for the title at the Italian Open in Rome 2022. Gill Gross breaks down Djokovic's return to peak form, his baseline dominance against the Greek, the difference between the lopsided first set and the tight second set, and the key moments in Sunday's final. Gill also describes the differences he saw between Tsitsipas in his semifinal vs. Alexander Zverev compared to the final against the Serbian. Finally, the French Open Power Rankings are revealed after the most important lead-up event of the calendar. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Alcaraz's Madrid Magic, Rome PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 43:09


    Carlos Alcaraz became the first to take down Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same clay tournament, and then delivered the 2022 Madrid Open title against Alexander Zverev. Gill Gross shares what he's noticed about Alcaraz's big match performance and how he might fare in best-of-five, as well as his decision to withdraw from Rome. Also, Zverev complained of poor scheduling in Madrid: does he have a point? Gill also previews the Rome Masters quarter-by-quarter, including dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matches and predictions. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas join Zverev as the top seeds. The show starts as always with French Open Power Rankings. 00:00 Intro 01:15 French Open Power Rankings 08:35 Carlos Alcaraz 20:06 Zverev Laments Schedule 23:50 Rome Preview + Predictions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Madrid 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS, Rune and Baez Win Maiden Titles | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 50:38


    Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas make up the top-seeds at the 2022 Mutua Madrid Open, with Carlos Alcaraz, Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud and others hungry to contend for the second clay Masters. Gill Gross does a preview-by-preview breakdown, including dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and quarterfinal predictions. The latest edition of the French Open Power Rankings is also revealed. Finally, an assessment of Holger Rune and Sebastian Baez who won their first ATP titles last week in Munich and Estoril respectively. 00:00 Intro 00:40 French Open Power Rankings 04:20 Madrid Preview 34:11 Holger Rune 43:22 Botic van de Zanschculp 45:50 Sebastian Baez --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Rublev Outlasts Djokovic in Serbia, Alcaraz Wins Barcelona | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 35:48


    Andrey Rublev collected another ATP 250 title in Belgrade, but this one felt like much more, taking out world #1 Novak Djokovic in his home country. Gill Gross breaks down Djokovic's fitness, why Rublev's best surface might be clay. Plus, a look at Carlos Alcaraz's incredible match point save en route to winning Barcelona. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Wildcards, Rogue Wimbledon, Djokovic Fitness, Coco Gauff, PTPA vs. Player Council | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 52:23


    Gill Gross answers your comments, including: is it fair that Madrid wildcards went to IMG clients over Spaniards, is there a chance Wimbledon reverses the Russian and Belarusian ban, the effectiveness of the PTPA and the Player's Council, comparing Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek's Roland Garros chances, what makes a good coach, has Covid infections affected players negatively, should players be booed, have we moved on from Federer, Novak Djokovic's conditioning, why deep return positions are built for clay, Coco Gauff's career progress, Dominic Thiem's comeback, Casper Ruud's Slam chances, Nadal's favorite surfaces and betting on tennis. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Tsitsipas Defends Monte Carlo Title, Ending Davidovich Fokina's Surprise Run | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 44:32


    Stefanos Tsitsipas made it 2/2 Masters 1000 titles at the Monte Carlo country club, beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in 2022's final. Gill Gross breaks down the match and then reveals the latest French Open Power Rankings, with the first clay Masters 1000 in the rearview mirror: find out where Novak Djokovic stands after his early defeat, as well as Carlos Alcaraz and Monte Carlo semifinalist Alexander Zverev. 00:00 intro 02:45 French Open Power Rankings 14:30 Tsitsipas-Davidovich Fokina --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Bencic Beats Jebeur to win Charleston, WTA Talk ft. Sophie Amiach | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 49:42


    Gill Gross is joined by WTA TV analyst Sophie Amiach to discuss Belinda Bencic's Charleston win over Ons Jabeur, Iga Swiatek's rise and her clay court rivals, slow starts to the season by Garbine Muguruza and Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep's selection of Patrick Mouratoglou as coach, Naomi Osaka's plan to improve mental health, and the current crop of 19 and unders such as Emma Raducanu, CoCo Gauff and the Fruhvirtova sisters. 00:00 Intro 02:30 Bencic-Jabeur 10:40 Iga Swiatek 20:25 Swiatek Rivals 26:25 Muguruza and Sabalenka 32:00 Halep X Mouratoglou 39:30 WTA Teenage Field 45:20 Naomi Osaka --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Monte Carlo 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS, French Open Power Rankings | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 29:50


    Gill Gross reveals the first edition of the French Open Power Rankings, before diving into the quarter-by-quarter preview of the 2022 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters. Novak Djokovic plays his first big tournament of the year, as the number one seed, Alexander Zverev is on the opposite side as the #2 seed. Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas and semifinalist Casper Ruud round out the top-4. Carlos Alcaraz is in Djokovic's quarter as the #8 seed. Gill predicts dark horse, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and quarterfinals. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Clay Season, Djokovic in Monte Carlo, Chances of Alcaraz YE #1 | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 63:36


    Gill Gross answers your comments on Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Iga Swiatek and more, as the tour moves ahead to clay season. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Alcaraz Surges Past Ruud to Win Miami 2022 Title | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 35:14


    Carlos Alcaraz has captured his first Masters 1000 trophy at Miami 2022, at 18 years old, becoming the 3rd-youngest ever to win a title of that magnitude, beating Casper Ruud in the final. Gill discusses the Alcaraz hype, how he dominated first serve points against Ruud, how Ruud tried to change his game to beat the Spaniard and what Casper must do to take the next step on hardcourt. CORRECTION: Correction: Alcaraz made the USO 2021 QF, so he has been past R3... I was even at his R4 match vs. Gojowczyk. Damn. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Miami Early Rounds, Kyrgios over Rublev, FAA's Struggles ft. Alex Gruskin | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 57:01


    Gill Gross weighs in on emerging topics at the Miami Open 2022, including: how Nick Kyrgios dominated Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas's defense and dominance over Alex de Minaur, Jannik Sinner's gritty wins and the surprisingly slow court condidtions. Then, Cracked Racquets Host Alex Gruskin joins the show to discuss the Sunshine Nightmare for Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz's year-end championships chances, the state of Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Tsitsipas plus an update on the Sinner vs. Carlos Alcaraz debate. 00:00 intro 00:55 Kyrgios-Rublev 07:50 Tsitsipas-Demon 11:38 Jannik Sinner 14:09 Slow conditions? 16:27 Alex Gruskin on FAA, Fritz and more --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Barty Retires, Nadal's Rib Fracture, Another Dangerous ATP Incident | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 48:26


    Gill Gross responds to your comments on: Ash Barty's surprising retirement, Rafael Nadal's injury diagnoses of a stress fracture in his rib, Jenson Brooksby's racquet throw and the ATP's reluctance to punish, areas for improvement for Carlos Alcaraz, Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka's comebacks in Marbella, Miami's football stadium setup and more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Miami Open 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 27:04


    Quarter-by-quarter preview of the 2022 Miami Open with dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matches and predictions. Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini are the top seeds--- but the ATP Tour is feeling particularly wide open right now in the absence of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger Aliassime, Carlos Alcaraz and Andrey Rublev have all made waves of late as well and are top-8 in the Race. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Fritz Snaps Nadal's Win Streak and Wins Indian Wells 2022 | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 34:19


    Taylor Fritz won his first Master 1000 title and he did it at his home tournament at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. Fritz defeated Rafael Nadal in the final. Nadal was on a 20-match unbeaten streak to begin 2022. Both players came in with injuries--- Gill Gross discusses how they ended up affecting the match, how Fritz conquered his greatest weakness, why the American's backhand deserves praise and why Nadal was less than 100% throughout Indian Wells. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Russian Ban, Indian Wells, Big 2 vs. 3 vs. 4, Djokovic's Late Withdrawal | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 65:41


    Gill Gross answers your comments as Indian Wells 2022 gets underway: 00:00 Intro 1:10 Russian Ban 9:05 Big 2/3/4 15:20 Djokovic inactivity 16:45 Gill's tennis viewing 20:10 Djokovic's late withdrawal 27:08 Nadal foot injury 31:00 Sinner slam potential 34:08 Sinner vs. Alcaraz 35:29 Working in tennis 36:47 WTA inconsistency 40:15 Medvedev vs. Alcaraz 43:43 Anticipation 46:35 Coaching changes 48:08 Musetti and Korda 51:40 Electronic Line Calling 53:30 More grass events 54:48 Indian Wells Conditions 55:30 Jack Draper 58:09 Nick Kyrgios 1:01:07 Gill vs. The Slice 1:01:52 Murray Lendl partenership 1:03:30 Nadal schedule Give PlayYourCourt a try: https://www.playyourcourt.com/gillgross --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Indian Wells 2022 PREVIEW + PREDICTIONS | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 37:23


    Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are the top-4 seeds at Indian Wells 2022 after Novak Djokovic's withdrawal. Also included are hot young guns Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger Aliassime, defending champion Cameron Norrie. Gill Gross gives quarter-by-quarter previews and predictions including dark horses, upset alerts and popcorn matches. Prize Picks for Indian Wells Daily Fantasy: https://prizepicks.com/welcome?invite... Give PlayYourCourt a try: https://www.playyourcourt.com/gillgross --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Alcaraz tops Schwartzman for Rio Title, Rublev Avenges FAA in Marseilles | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 38:42


    Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest ever ATP 500 champion in a rainy and chaotic Rio de Janeiro, beating Deigo Schwartzman in the final. Find out why his dropshots are so lethal. Andrey Rublev broke a mini title draught with a win over the red-hot Felix Auger-Aliassime in Marsailles. I break down how the backhand-to-backhand exchanges were dominated by the Russian. Finally, Cam Norrie won his 3rd career title in Delray Beach by dominating baseline rallies against Reilly Opelka. Gill Gross discusses all that and more on Monday Match Analysis. 00:00 intro 02:50 Alcaraz def. Schwartzman 18:12 Rublev def. Auger-Aliassime 29:45 Norrie def. Opelka --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Why has Nadal Aged better than Federer, Your Favorite Players to Watch | Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 47:36


    Gill Gross responds to your comments about who your favorite players to watch are. Plus, a bonus question to start: why has Rafael Nadal aged better than Roger Federer? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Auger-Aliassime Wins First ATP Title over Tsitsipas in Rotterdam | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 40:58


    On Monday Match Analysis, Gill Gross tackles a busy week on the ATP both an and off the court. A technical breakdown of the Rotterdam final: Felix Auger-Aliassime finally broke his final round draught by winning his first ATP title on his 9th attempt against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Plus, thoughts on Casper Ruud's scheduling after winning his 4th consecutive ATP 250, what I'd like to see next from Reilly Opelka after winning the Dallas Open, what I saw in Jiri Lehecka's arrival onto Tour and finally reacting to Tsitsipas's hire of Thomas Enqvist as well as Jannik Sinner parting ways with Ricardo Piatti. First, a goodbye to US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, who officially retired from tennis this week. 00:00 intro 01:15 Thank you, Del Potro 04:20 Jiri Lehecka 07:45 Tsitsipas Hires Enqvist 11:20 Sinner Fires Piatti 13:35 Ruud Wins Buenos Aires 18:45 Opelka Wins Dallas 20:32 FAA def. Tsitsipas --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

    Nadal and Alcaraz talk with Spanish Tennis Expert Chris Lewit | Monday Match Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 54:24


    Rafael Nadal has taken the lead in the Slam race after a 2022 Australian Open triumph and Carlos Alcaraz climbs the rankings at a rate we haven't seen since a young Nadal in the mid-2000s. It's a perfect time to bring on my former Coach Chris Lewit, author of the book "The Secrets of Spanish Tennis," for an in-depth discussion on the mentality, physicality and technicality of a Spanish tennis champion. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support

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