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Presented by David Law and Catherine Whitaker, The Tennis Podcast is a downloadable tennis radio show featuring weekly chat, big-name guests, interviews and daily editions at the Grand Slam tournaments.

David Law and Catherine Whitaker


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    AO Day 14 - Djokovic Feeling 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 70:37


    Novak Djokovic is a 10-time Australian Open winner and 22-time Grand Slam champion after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets on Sunday. Catherine, David and Matt discuss the match, why we were a bit disappointed by Tsitsipas' performance, the enormously emotional reaction from Djokovic when he won, what this means for the Grand Slam Race, and much more. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 13 - Now THAT was a final; Courier previews Djokovic vs Tsitsipas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2023 62:45


    Wow. We wanted a great final and we got a spectacular one as Aryna Sabalenka came from a set down to beat Elena Rybakina and win her first Grand Slam title. Catherine, David and Matt gather in Garden Square to react to the match, discuss Sabalenka's journey to this point, and consider what it might mean for her career. There's also live reaction to the Sensations - Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler - winning the men's doubles title, a round up of all the results including wheelchair matches and juniors, before a segment with Jim Courier to preview Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas. Our full chat with Jim is available exclusively for Friends of The Tennis Podcast. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 12 - Fantastic finals await; Djokovic deals with Dad's controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 60:30


    Catherine, David and Matt react to the men's semi-finals which saw Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Karen Khachanov to reach a first Australian Open final and Novak Djokovic beat Tommy Paul to reach a tenth. We discuss the way in which Djokovic still won without his best tennis, how he dealt in press with the controversy surrounding his father and how he made his position clear on the war, the spectacular sight that was Tsitsipas' forehand, and how much their history against one another will affect the outcome on Sunday. We also look ahead to the women's final between Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka. How on earth are we supposed to predict what might happen between two such in form players? And what could make the difference? *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 11 - Fierce final guaranteed; Pro Russia demonstrations dominate headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 58:48


    Get ready for power in the women's final on Saturday after Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka set up what promises to be a fearsome showdown on Saturday. How did Rybakina win the first set against Victoria Azarenka despite her first serve going missing? Just how impressive was Sabalenka to overcome her Grand Slam semi-final scar tissue? And how will they match up against each other in the final? Elsewhere, with tennis crossing over into geopolitics in the last 24 hours, after Novak Djokovic's father was filmed posing for photos with Vladimir Putin supporters, Simon Briggs joins Catherine, David and Matt to talk about what Djokovic's response might be and whether players have a responsibility to denounce those scenes. Finally, there's good news for the Australian sensations in doubles, we look ahead to Friday's men's semi-finals, and we celebrate the Original 9 after they were honoured on Thursday. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 10 - Pam Shriver and the Joy of Coaching; Semifinals set

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 65:58


    As the semi-final line-ups were complete, we were thrilled to welcome Pam Shriver onto the show to talk all about her experience coaching Donna Vekic at this year's Australian Open. Pam opens up about why she's enjoyed the fortnight so much, what she sees as Vekic's potential, how she prepared Vekic for her quarter-final against Aryna Sabalenka, and what happened to Vekic's serve in that match. We also talk about Magda Linette's breakthrough, why Andrey Rublev's match against Novak Djokovic was disappointing, and whether Tommy Paul can fare better against the nine-time champion in the semis. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 9 - Victoria Azarenka ten years later

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 63:20


    It wasn't a vintage day at the Australian Open with three straight sets matches and one retirement, but there was a vintage performance by Victoria Azarenka as she beat Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne for the first time since her title run in 2013. Catherine, David and Matt talk all about that, as well as her extraordinary press conference in which she opened up about the fears and anxiety she experienced last year. There's also our take on what went wrong for Jessica Pegula and where it leaves her, and another fearsome display by Elena Rybakina. Is she now the favourite for the title? On the men's side, there's chat about the scintillating form of Stefanos Tsitsipas and how Karen Khachanov has quietly turned himself into a Grand Slam specialist.*WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 8 - The real Novak Djokovic is here - good luck everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 60:20


    Moments after Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass and gave us all an early night, we headed to Garden Square to record the Day 8 pod. We discuss just how good that performance was from Djokovic and what it might mean for the rest of the tournament, Andrey Rublev's nail-biting victory over Holger Rune and what it told us about both players, and our interactions with Ben Shelton and why we think he's such good news for the sport. In the women's draw, we focus on Aryna Sabalenka's statement performance to beat Belinda Bencic, the way in which Magda Linette exposed Caroline Garcia's lack of a Plan B, and more success for the Donna Vekic-Pam Shriver partnership. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 7 - Swiatek feels weight of World No.1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 68:03


    Our day began with watching Elena Rybakina beating Iga Swiatek on the Rod Laver, a result which set the tone for a dramatic day as Coco Gauff and Felix Auger-Aliassime were also beaten, while Sebastian Korda and Stefanos Tsitsipas survived five setters. Catherine, David and Matt get stuck into it all on the podcast. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 6 - Murray leaves his mark on Melbourne; Sabalenka vs. Bencic? Yes please!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 63:40


    When we came to Melbourne for the Australian Open, we did not expect to be talking so much about Andy Murray, but once again he was the main story on Day 6, even in defeat. With his match against Roberto Bautista Agut only lasting 3h30m, we finally got the chance to record on site in Garden Square with a beer in hand and tennis noises in the background. There's also discussion about the state of Novak Djokovic's hamstring, the elite form of Andrey Rublev, Caroline Garcia surviving a tricky match against Laura Siegemund, the blockbuster fourth round match between Belinda Bencic and Aryna Sabalenka, and why we're disappointed that Iga Swiatek vs Elena Rybakina is not Prime Time in the night session. *WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 5 - Seeds wasteland, Korda's coming, cracking matches ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 60:32


    The day began with an Andy Murray induced hangover, but it picked up by the night session leaving Catherine, David and Matt plenty to discuss: Women's fourth round blockbusters setPegula drops two games, Swiatek drops oneKeys crumbles against AzarenkaKorda delivers a big statement to beat MedvedevTiafoe and Shapovalov fall short of Murray-esque comebacksDid Norrie overplay before the Australian Open?What's different about Tsitsipas this tournament?*WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 4 - Magic, Madness, Andy Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 66:53


    The whole feel of the Australian Open changed on Thursday as big names and high seeds were beaten, leaving sections of both draws wide open and setting us up for a potentially wild second week.And then as the day morphed into the night, Andy Murray played the longest and most ridiculous match of his career, coming back from two sets down and clinching victory at 4:05am.Catherine, David and Matt tried to put all of that into words on the podcast.*WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 3 -The Sadness of Rafael Nadal; Is RaduCoco the future? Yes Please

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 64:04


    It was a day of rain delays and high emotion at Melbourne Park. Catherine and Matt discuss: More Melbourne pain for NadalAuger-Aliassime comes from two sets downDiscovering Diana SchnaiderGauff-Raducanu ignites after a slow startNo Swiatek-Andreescu - why can't we have nice things?Watch out for Elena Rybakina*WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY AT THE MIAMI OPEN!*On Location, our Australian Open sponsor, has given us one of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages to the Miami Open presented by Itau, in March to give away to one lucky Tennis Podcast Newsletter subscriber! For full details, go to tours4tennis.com/podcastBecome a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 2 - Andy Murray ain't f***ing done yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 55:48


    Day two at the Australian Open was all about one man and his metal hip as Andy Murray beat Matteo Berrettini in an epic match that went all the way to a fifth set tiebreak. We talk a lot about where this level of performance from Murray has come from, why it was so moving to see it, and THAT miss on match point by Berrettini. Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic made a strong return to Melbourne, there were dispiriting losses for Garbine Muguruza and Dominic Thiem, much of the day was disrupted by extreme weather, and we're a bit worried about Ons Jabeur even though she won through. Welcome On LocationThe Tennis Podcast is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open, and they are bringing us to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in March!On Location owns Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours, which has been providing world-class tennis holidays for nearly 50 years. They are the Official Tour Operator of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, and provide incredible travel packages to the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, and many other big tennis events during the year. Check out what they have to offer.It also means we will be able to provide Friends of The Tennis Podcast with a 5% discount on Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages in 2023! Friends can contact us - friends@tennispodcast.net - to receive the discount code. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Day 1 - WTA Avengers ascend; Nadal needs more; Crushed Kyrgios out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 62:05


    Day 1 of the 2023 Grand Slam season is in the books at the Australian Open - Catherine, David and Matt talk it all through. Raducanu vs Gauff in round two….YES PLEASEAndreescu is happening and Catherine is excitedInjury scare for Collins…and lots of dramaDraper learns the hard way about facing NadalKyrgios calls a press conference and withdrawsCatherine rants about faff…againAuger-Aliassime overcomes a terrible start to beat PospisilSwiatek passes tricky Neimeier testWelcome On LocationThe Tennis Podcast is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open, and they are bringing us to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in March!On Location owns Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours, which has been providing world-class tennis holidays for nearly 50 years. They are the Official Tour Operator of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, and provide incredible travel packages to the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, and many other big tennis events during the year. Check out what they have to offer.It also means we will be able to provide Friends of The Tennis Podcast with a 5% discount on Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages in 2023! Friends can contact us - friends@tennispodcast.net - to receive the discount code. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    AO Preview - Media Day, and a Big Announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 92:08


    Catherine, David and Matt react to the best lines to come out of media day at the Australian Open. In what way did Rafael Nadal make us feel more confident about his prospects? How did Novak Djokovic seem on his return to Melbourne? What's on Ons Jabeur's lock screen this time? What does Iga Swiatek consider to be her biggest strengths? And lots more. We also cover the results from qualifying, Adelaide 2 and Auckland before discussing the pretty seismic news that the ITF has ended its Davis Cup partnership with Kosmos. Welcome On LocationThe Tennis Podcast is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open, and they are bringing us to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in March!On Location owns Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours, which has been providing world-class tennis holidays for nearly 50 years. They are the Official Tour Operator of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, and provide incredible travel packages to the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, and many other big tennis events during the year. Check out what they have to offer.It also means we will be able to provide Friends of The Tennis Podcast with a 5% discount on Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours packages in 2023! Friends can contact us - friends@tennispodcast.net - to receive the discount code. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Welcome To Melbourne! AO Draws Dissected

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 67:20


    For the first time in three years, Catherine, David and Matt are all together in Melbourne for the Australian Open. And after Thursday's draw, the excitement has only grown for the year's first major. We talk through those draws, speculate about what might happen over the next two weeks, and cover the biggest storylines from this week so far, including Naomi Osaka's announcement that she is pregnant. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Live from the Departures Lounge - United Cup, Djokovic, and Melbourne here we come

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 62:51


    With seconds to spare before boarding the plane to fly to Melbourne, Catherine and Matt join David from the London Gatwick Departures Lounge to look back on the United Cup, the week of Novak Djokovic and everything else that went on in the tennis world over the last 7 days. FRIENDSAt 12.01am tonight (Monday 9th January), a special edition of The Tennis Podcast reviewing Break Point, the Netflix tennis documentary, will be published for Friends of the Tennis Podcast. Friends help us to produce the podcast year-round and ensure we can travel to Melbourne, Paris and New York to record daily shows. Subscribers receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year (26 of them during 2022), including Tennis Re-Lived, Listener Q & A podcasts, and Grand Slam reviews. Last week, we told the story of the 1996 AO triumph for Monica Seles less than 3 years after she was stabbed on court. Become a Friend to listen.LINKSSign up to receive our free Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The United Cup - our verdict; Who looks good, who doesn't?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 65:58


    Happy new year! With the 2023 tennis season very much underway, Catherine, David and Matt get stuck into the United Cup. What have we made of the event generally? Is there a way to guarantee more live mixed doubles matches? And which players have impressed? We talk Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa, Taylor Fritz, Cameron Norrie and Rafael Nadal. Elsewhere, Holger Rune and Felix Auger-Aliassime failed to pick up where they left off in 2022, Bianca Andreescu mounted an extraordinary comeback to beat Garbine Muguruza in Adelaide, and 42-year-old Venus Williams won her opening match in Auckland. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Coaching carousel, exhibitions and 2023 hype

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 65:52


    It's our final Tennis Podcast of 2022, and Catherine and Matt joined David at his home in Solihull for the occasion! We talk about coaching changes, the ever diminishing off-season and generally hype up 2023. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2023, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions pods, and Grand Slam review shows. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Plans!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 7:30


    A quick pod to let you know that we're re-launching Friends of The Tennis Podcast for 2023 - our subscription service that gives you access to bonus podcasts such as Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, the opportunity to enter our competitions, and the chance to involved by getting yourself a shout-out or an intro, taking us on at predictions, becoming a guest editor, or having your pet as a mascot.Become a Friend of The Tennis Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Final - Champions at last; What about the future?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 60:25


    It was the first Davis Cup final without a European team in it for 32 years, and both Canada and Australia had produced heroics this week to get there.Catherine and David convened after the tie to talk about where it was won and lost, what was said in the press conferences, and to hear a contribution from the much-missed Matt!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Finals Day 5 - O Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 51:22


    Canada have set up a Davis Cup final clash with Australia after a thrilling semi final victory over Italy. David and Catherine dissect all the day's drama, including some very eyebrow raising doubles picks by both teams. Exactly how desolate were the Italians, and is it fair that the Canadians are in the competition at all? Plus a look ahead to a mouth watering final. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Finals Day 4 - Australia ends 19 years of hurt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 49:38


    Australia have reached a first Davis Cup Final since 2003, thanks to the heroics of Braveheart/Alex de Minaur and the unexpected doubles pairing of Jordan Thompson and Max Purcell. Who will they face in the final, and who will Italy and Canada put in to battle? Plus the fallout from Ram-gate rumbles on on Tommy Paul's twitter account. Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileHosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Finals Day 3 - US challenge ends, fallout begins; Canada storms back

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 44:01


    The United States and Canada experienced very different endings to their Davis Cup by Rakuten quarterfinals, and Catherine and David are here to discuss all of the many storylines that emanated.Surely now Mardy Fish accepts he made the wrong call about Rajeev Ram. Or does he? Where did Italy win the tie? And how did Denis Shapovalov go through such a spectacular metamorphosis from set 1 to sets 2 and 3?Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Finals Day 2 - The ordeal of watching Marin Cilic; Matt grills Mardy Fish

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 46:31


    There is nothing quite like watching Marin Cilic, both in a positive and a negative sense. Catherine, Matt and David describe the latest instalment of the experience after Croatia's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Spain in Malaga.Plus Matt catches up with USA captain and Mardy Fish to ask him the question we've been so curious about: why did he not pick Rajeev Ram for doubles??There's also a Thursday, and David some detective work about the absence of Wimbledon champs Max Purcell and Matt Ebden from the ATP Finals.Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows.Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Finals Day 1 - Australia see off spirited Netherlands to reach semis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 47:28


    Australia have beaten Netherlands 2-0 to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals. Catherine, David and Matt discuss comeback wins for both Jordan Thompson and Alex de Minaur, Lleyton Hewitt as a captain, the good atmosphere for the tie in Malaga, and what might happen tomorrow between Spain and Croatia. Tickets for the Davis Cup FinalsFriends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Davis Cup Finals Preview - Matt's in Malaga!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 41:46


    Matt's in Malaga for the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals. What's it like?Running through the teams, and what to expect.Day 1 Predictions.Tickets for the Davis Cup FinalsFriends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    ATP Finals final - Title No.6 for Djokovic, Bring on 2023!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 55:40


    Djokovic draws level with Federer on 6 titlesWhy were sets 1 and 2 so different?Does Ruud need to stop being so nice?What happens when this Djokovic comes up against the pack of cubs in '23?Salisbury/Ram land title at lastFriends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    ATP Finals semis - Is Ruud ready to derail Djokovic? Andrea Gaudenzi chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 46:06


    Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud will face off in the final match of the 2022 ATP season after Djokovic's narrow victory over Taylor Fritz and Ruud's thumping of Andrey Rublev. How well did Djokovic play against Fritz? Could Fritz have done more? What happened to Rublev's newfound mental resilience? How much has Ruud improved as a player? And does he have the belief to beat Djokovic? With Catherine joining David and Matt from Turin, we also chat about the doubles semi-finals as well as Catherine's interview with Andrea Gaudenzi who had an encouraging message about ATP and WTA unity. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    ATP Finals - Group stages over, bring on the semis! Wimbledon changes all-white rule for women at last

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 59:07


    With the semi-final line-up set at the ATP Finals, we hear from Catherine in Turin, discuss the biggest storylines so far, and look ahead to the weekend's action. What's impressed us most about Andrey Rublev at this tournament? In what way has Novak Djokovic looked a level above the rest of the field? Will his 3+ hours on court on Friday cost him against Taylor Fritz? Why did we expect more from Felix Auger-Aliassime? And how do we reflect on Daniil Medvedev's season? All that plus reaction to Stefanos Tsitsipas' salty press conference, David dares to question Rafael Nadal on Twitter, and we discuss the news that Wimbledon have announced a change to their white clothing rule, meaning that female tennis players will be permitted to wear dark coloured undershorts.Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Finals Day 6 - Switzerland at last; ATP Finals underway

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 60:52


    Twelve months on from the heartbreak of Prague, Switzerland are the Billie Jean King Cup champions for the first time ever after beating Australia in the final in Glasgow. David and Matt react to wins for Jil Teichmann and Belinda Bencic, discuss the celebrations, and go inside the press conference room as Matt came full circle with a very happy (and tipsy) Swiss team. There's also admiration for Storm Sanders' efforts, discussion about how Australia can turn themselves into champions, and curiosity over whether Bencic can carry her team competition form into the slams. We also review the event generally and discuss how it might improve in the future. Over in Turin at the ATP Finals, was Felix Auger-Aliassime disappointing in his loss to Casper Ruud? And should we be encouraged by Rafael Nadal's first set form or worried about how he faded against Taylor Fritz? Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Finals Day 5 - Heartbreak and hope as final is set; Matt meets Billie Jean King

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 51:18


    The two most recent runners-up, Switzerland and Australia, will play the Billie Jean King Cup Final on Sunday after another absorbing day of action in Glasgow. David and Matt discuss the way in which Storm Sanders and Harriet Dart stepped up for their teams, whether they can take this form onto the tour, a curious team selection from the Czechs, and why Sunday's final matters so much to both teams. Elsewhere, to top off a great day, Matt speaks to Billie Jean King about her time in Glasgow, her hopes for this event, Coco Gauff, and the tennis calendar.Want to go watch the Bille Jean King Cup Finals this week in Glasgow? Tickets are available now.Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Finals Day 4 - Captains go big not home as Swiss & Czechs reach semis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 57:52


    Switzerland vs Canada and Czech Republic vs USA did not quite produce the spectacular showdowns we were expecting, but there's still lots for David, Catherine and Matt to discuss, including some bold team selections by the captains, a good day for Matt's backhand list, the state of Coco Gauff's forehand, why Bianca Andreescu isn't the same player as the one who won the US Open in 2019, and a preview of the semi-finals between GB-Australia and Switzerland-Czech Republic. Can Britain do it again? Plus, with Catherine in Turin for the ATP Finals, we also hear about her experience at media day and find out what the players have been saying.Want to go watch the Bille Jean King Cup Finals this week in Glasgow? Tickets are available now.Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Finals Day 3 - Great Britain stun Spain to reach semis; Showdowns set for Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 48:15


    It was a surreal day in Glasgow as Great Britain won all three matches in straight sets to defeat Spain and reach the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time since 1981. David and Matt discuss how it happened, from Heather Watson's superb performance to get things going, to Harriet Dart upsetting Paula Badosa, to the relatively unknown duo of Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls combining to win the decisive point. Elsewhere, there's chat about Australia booking their last four spot by beating Belgium, Canada and Czech Republic getting their campaigns going, and lots of excitement for tomorrow's ties.Want to go watch the Bille Jean King Cup Finals this week in Glasgow? Tickets are available now.Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Day 2 - Epics galore but McCoco get the memo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 43:15


    Well we got the epic matches we were craving at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, but at the cost of a post-midnight finish in Glasgow. David and Matt chat about deciding set tiebreak wins for Jil Teichmann, Nuria Parrizas Diaz and Danielle Collins, a welcome return to form for Paula Badosa, a disappointing display from Madison Keys, and an emphatic victory for Coco Gauff and Caty McNally, AKA McCoco. We also hear Matt's chat with a cheery Belinda Bencic and Teichmann, we touch on the United Cup releasing its player field, and there's news of David vs Reilly Opelka on Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Finals Day 1 - Tomljanovic takes centre stage; WTA Finals - Garcia wins big

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 54:46


    Day 1 of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals from Glasgow is in the books and David, Catherine and Matt are all together to talk through Kazakhstan's victory over Great Britain and Australia's win against Slovakia. How did Rybakina and Putintseva display their quality over Dart and Boulter? How far can Australia go in this event? And why do we think people will come to love Ajla Tomljanovic when they see her on the Netflix series next year? We hear from Tomljanovic in conversation with Matt after her singles victory on Tuesday. Elsewhere, we review the final day of action in Fort Worth as Caroline Garcia beat Aryna Sabalenka to win the WTA Finals. What made it such a great match? And can Garcia carry this form into 2023? Want to go watch the Bille Jean King Cup Finals this week in Glasgow? Tickets are available now.Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BJK Cup Finals Preview - Nations ready to rumble in Glasgow, and Matt is there

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 43:37


    The Billie Jean King Cup Finals by Gainbridge are here, or in Glasgow to be more precise. There for us is Matt, who spent the day in and out of preview press conferences talking to the teams, captains and players.That meant being reunited with the Swiss team, who Matt interrogated after a controversial loss in the final last year. We hear all of the gossip and chat from behind the scenes, despite the lights going out on Matt mid-pod, and try to work out who is most likely to come through each group.Want to go watch the Bille Jean King Cup Finals this week in Glasgow? Tickets are available now. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Paris - Rune arrives, but what's next for him and Djokovic? WTA Finals final set

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 64:38


    We knew Holger Rune was good, but did we know he was this good?What happened to Novak Djokovic in the final, and what can we expect from them both going forwards?Stefanos Tsitsipas has left the 'sweet-spot' behind. So now what?The WTA Finals final is set, but will Catherine (Sabaelnka) or David (Garcia) win?Plus, lots of news to catch up on.Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WTA Finals Group Stages - Swiatek and Sakkari soar; Pegula and Gauff hit the wall

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 54:48


    With the WTA Finals having reached the last four stage, David and Matt come together to wrap up the Round Robin action which saw some surprising results (Maria Sakkari finding her best form) and some unsurprising ones (Iga Swiatek serving up bagels). There's chat about Sakkari playing with freedom again, Swiatek dominating everyone, a gripping and dramatic match between Caroline Garcia and Daria Kasatkina with semi-final qualification on the line, and the fact that Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff combined for a 0-9 win-loss record across singles and doubles. Did they just hit the wall? How will this week affect USA in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals next week? And do Pegula and Gauff need to reconsider the amount of doubles they play next year? We also preview the semi-finals and discuss the tricky situation which the WTA finds itself in regarding a host venue for this event after a week of disappointing crowds in Fort Worth. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WTA Finals Preview with Pam Shriver! Plus, is this a new Auger-Aliassime?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 69:51


    The WTA Finals are here and who better to preview the tournament than 10-time WTA Finals doubles champion Pam Shriver?! Pam joins Catherine and Matt to discuss what to expect from the next week in Fort Worth. What will the conditions be like and who will they favour? Can anyone stop Iga Swiatek? Can Coco Gauff make some headway in her rivalry with Swiatek? Does Ons Jabeur have something to prove? And how is Pam feeling about having a doubles group named after her? We also talk about Daniil Medvedev rediscovering his best form, a hat-trick of titles for Felix Auger-Aliassime and what it all means, the official launch of the United Cup, and how the landscape is looking regarding safeguarding on the WTA Tour, six months on from Pam's interview with Catherine on the podcast. There's also time for a quick Paris preview, chat about some WTA coaching changes, and for Pam to roast David. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Reaction to Halep's suspension; Pegula's big breakthrough; Andreescu & Thiem set for a big 2023?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 62:25


    The tennis world was shocked this week by the news that Simona Halep has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance at the US Open. We start this week's podcast by reacting to that news and how it fits into a turbulent year for Halep.Elsewhere, with David away on holiday, Catherine and Matt discuss Jessica Pegula seizing her moment in Guadalajara, the completion of the WTA Finals lineup, and a great week for Gen Z on the ATP Tour with Holger Rune, Lorenzo Musetti and Felix Auger-Aliassime all winning titles impressively. There's also excitement about the progress of both Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem, a review of a chaotic week in Napoli, and a look ahead to this week's events in Vienna and Basel. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    San Diego, Gijon, Florence...and ‘Pickleball'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 66:51


    For the eighth time this season we're talking about an Iga Swiatek title this week after she beat Donna Vekic to win in not-so-sunny San Diego. Catherine, David and Matt discuss the impressive nature of her run and her dominance over what should be her closest rivals. There's also chat about Andrey Rublev doing what he does best by winning the ATP 250 in Gijon, Felix Auger-Aliassime improving his finals record in Florence, the hunt for WTA Finals qualification as the tour moves to Guadalajara, Emma Raducanu's decision to work with fitness trainer Jez Green, the shambolic events in Naples which have led to the ATP event there being delayed, and the sad news that British player Tanysha Dissanayake has had to retire from the sport at the age of 21 because of Long Covid. Come for all of that. Stay for a spectacular rant from David about Pickleball. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Krejcikova beats Swiatek in a final!!! Do we have a rivalry at last???

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 63:24


    Ostrava!!! is fast becoming one of our favourite tournaments of the year and last week it lived up to its exclamation marks with an epic final between Barbora Krejcikova and Iga Swiatek.How did Krejcikova manage to do what no else could this year and beat Swiatek in a final? Where has this surge in form come from? And could Krejcikova and Swiatek develop a compelling WTA rivalry? Elsewhere, Catherine, David and Matt chat about Caty McNally and Alycia Parks teaming up to win the Ostrava!!! doubles title, Ons Jabeur's mini run in Monastir, Novak Djokovic's winning streak and ATP Finals qualification, the state of Stefanos Tsitsipas' game, Daniil Medvedev's sudden retirement in Astana, and Taylor Fritz's run to the title in Tokyo which started with covid quarantine in Seoul. Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt's Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more) Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Matt's back, events everywhere, let's go!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 60:36


    For the first time in three weeks, Catherine, David and Matt are together to record a podcast, this one to look back on an interesting week which saw some new champions and some new events. In what way is Mayar Sherif already building on Ons Jabeur's legacy? Will Maria Sakkari ever overcome her tightness on court? What makes Yoshihito Nishioka so awkward to play against (especially for Dan Evans)? Has Barbora Krejcikova rediscovered her best form? How is Novak Djokovic able to play so well after such a long break from competition? And who is Sofia champion Marc Andrea Huesler? We also talk about Iga Swiatek's decision to withdraw from the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, how Jabeur has helped bring about a new event in Tunisia, and strong fields this week in Astana and Ostrava!!!Friends of the Tennis Podcast help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Become a FriendSign up to receive our Newsletter Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramCheck out our ShopRead our profile in The New York Times Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The tears of Federer & Nadal; Laver Cup, Davis Cup review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 61:27


    We nearly called this the 'ILL PODCAST' because we're all a bit under the weather. However, that's not very enticing is it, and not producing a show was never an option. So Catherine and David (get well soon, Matt) came together to talk about the extraordinarily emotional scenes at Laver Cup, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in tears. They also discussed the results of the week, how important they are, and reviewed the week's Tour events, and the Davis Cup group stages from the week before.For Friends of The Tennis Podcast, three new podcasts (David's Diary, our US Open 2022 review and a Q & A podcast with listeners) are now available, along with another 20 others. Become a Friend to access those bonus podcasts and to support The Tennis Podcast generally.Sign up to receive our weekly Newsletter (and daily at Slams), which features Matt's Stat (normally - this week it will be David's cobbled together nonsense) and our predictions.Follow us on Twitter.Follow us on Instagram.Check out our Shop. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Federer's final press conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 36:19


    The world's media assembled in London to talk to Roger Federer one final time in his professional playing career. David Law was among them. This is what Federer had to say. Catherine and Matt will be back with David on Monday.For Friends of The Tennis Podcast, three new podcasts (David's Diary, our US Open 2022 review and a Q & A podcast with listeners) are now available. Become a Friend to access those bonus podcasts and to support The Tennis Podcast.Sign up to receive our weekly Newsletter (and daily at Slams), which features Matt's Stat and our predictions.Follow us on Twitter.Follow us on Instagram.Check out Shop. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Ivan Ljubicic: Coaching, playing and knowing Roger Federer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 35:09


    Ivan Ljubicic began coaching Roger Federer in 2016, and did not speak to the media about Federer for the next 6 years. Now, after Federer announced his retirement last week, Ljubicic opens up to David Law about the moments that led to the Swiss deciding it was time to end his career, what happened when Federer asked him to join his coaching team in 2016, the highs and lows that followed, and what it was like to play against him.For Friends of The Tennis Podcast, two new podcasts (David's Diary and our US Open 2022 review) are now available, and a Q & A podcast between listeners and Catherine, David and Matt will be uploaded today. Become a Friend to access those bonus podcasts and to support our production more generally.Sign up to receive our weekly Newsletter (and daily at Slams), which features Matt's Stat and our predictions. Follow us on Twitter.Follow us on Instagram.Check out Shop. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Goodbye Roger Federer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 42:46


    Roger Federer has announced his professional retirement. A career spanning 24 years, Federer began in Gstaad, Switzerland in July 1998, a tournament attended by our own David Law. David details some of his memories, talks to Telegraph Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs about covering Federer, and we hear from Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts, who send in their thoughts and memories via voice note.If you would like to hear more about Roger Federer, go back to our special episode recorded in July 2017 called simply, The Roger Federer Story.For more from The Tennis Podcast team, including 21 bonus podcasts, and to support our production, Become a Friend. Sign up to our Newsletter, which is sent out weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slams.Browse The Tennis Podcast shop Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    US Open Day 14: Carlos Alcaraz - the present and the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 60:07


    There were special scenes on Sunday night in New York as Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud to become the youngest US Open men's champion since Pete Sampras in 1990 and the youngest ATP World No.1 ever. Catherine, David and Matt were in the stadium to witness it and they discuss the match and the significance of the moment on the podcast. What made it such an enjoyable match? How did Alcaraz make up for any fatigue he was feeling? And will Ruud have regrets? Throwing it ahead, are we entering the Alcaraz era? What will Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and the Next Gen challengers be thinking as they watch Alcaraz win this title? And how much better can Alcaraz still get? There's also chat about the women's doubles final, the inspirational Taylor Townsend, and all the day's wheelchair results. WIN A TRIP TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN:Our US Open dailies this year are brought to you in association with AO Travel, who provide the Australian Open experience the easy way. With AO Travel you can create your own package of flights, the best tickets, accommodation and premium experiences such as wine-tasting, behind-the-scenes tours, and even a Rod Laver Arena Walk-on Experience. Go to AusOpenTravel.com for further details.We are also running a competition in conjunction with AO Travel for one lucky Friend of The Tennis Podcast to win a pair of amazing AO Travel packages to the Australian Open, with two return flights to Melbourne, accommodation, four days of tickets and a Premium Experience. If you're already a Friend, look out for the link to enter the competition in our next Newsletter (sign up to receive our Newsletter - https://bit.ly/TennisPodcastNewsletter). If you're not a Friend yet, you can become a Friend of The Tennis Podcast https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast to be in with a chance of winning as well as gaining access to more than 20 bonus podcasts so far in 2022.FRIENDS OF THE TENNIS PODCAST: Friends help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Two episodes of US Open Re-Lived - The Tracy Austin Story and Jimmy Connors 1991 - went up this week. Become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcastRead our profile in The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/28/sports/tennis/tennis-podcast-wimbledon.htmlSign up to our newsletter - https://bit.ly/TennisPodcastNewsletterFollow us on Instagram - www.instagram/thetennispodcastAnd on Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    US Open Day 13 - Swiatek, Jabeur light up New York; Alcarez vs. Ruud - who wins?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 41:20


    Apologies for the delay. We have been experiencing issues with our Tennis Podcast platform provider, which is why your podcast has not been available.Iga Świątek is the toughest final challenge in tennis. Ons Jabeur rose to that challenge. Catherine, Matt and David, in a car ride and on the streets of New York, look at where the match was won and lost and what it might mean for the future. They also run over the other results on Day 13 and look ahead to the men's singles final.If you would like to enter our competition to have a chance to win a trip to the Australian Open in January (courtesy of AO Travel), Become a Friend of The Tennis Podcast. You will also get access to more than 20 bonus podcasts. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    US Open Day 12 - Alcaraz vs Ruud with World No.1 on the line

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 54:42


    Casper Ruud and Carlos Alcaraz will face off on Sunday with the winner becoming US Open champion and the new World No.1. It could hardly get more tantalising. In this podcast, we chat about how they both got there, with Ruud winning a 55-shot rally and surviving a mini Karen Khachanov fightback, and Alcaraz once again going the distance late at night to beat an inspired Frances Tiafoe. How well did Ruud handle the match and the pressure of being the favourite? And what made Alcaraz vs Tiafoe such a special occasion? We also discuss the men's doubles final, review some of the biggest stories from the wheelchair events, and preview tomorrow's women's final between Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur. WIN A TRIP TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN:Our US Open dailies this year are brought to you in association with AO Travel, who provide the Australian Open experience the easy way. With AO Travel you can create your own package of flights, the best tickets, accommodation and premium experiences such as wine-tasting, behind-the-scenes tours, and even a Rod Laver Arena Walk-on Experience. Go to AusOpenTravel.com for further details.We are also running a competition in conjunction with AO Travel for one lucky Friend of The Tennis Podcast to win a pair of amazing AO Travel packages to the Australian Open, with two return flights to Melbourne, accommodation, four days of tickets and a Premium Experience. If you're already a Friend, look out for the link to enter the competition in our next Newsletter (sign up to receive our Newsletter - https://bit.ly/TennisPodcastNewsletter). If you're not a Friend yet, you can become a Friend of The Tennis Podcast https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast to be in with a chance of winning as well as gaining access to more than 20 bonus podcasts so far in 2022.FRIENDS OF THE TENNIS PODCAST: Friends help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout the year, including Tennis Re-Lived, listener questions, and Grand Slam review shows. Two episodes of US Open Re-Lived - The Tracy Austin Story and Jimmy Connors 1991 - went up this week. Become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcastRead our profile in The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/28/sports/tennis/tennis-podcast-wimbledon.htmlSign up to our newsletter - https://bit.ly/TennisPodcastNewsletterFollow us on Instagram - www.instagram/thetennispodcastAnd on Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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