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August 13, 2019
Andy Murray, singles player, is back. After his 6-4, 6-4 loss to Richard Gasquet, David Law and Matt Roberts convened for a bonus pod to talk about how he looked, his prospects, and the fact that he isn't going to play singles at the US Open. Plus, Matt goes big in the early US Open predictions stakes. Sign up to our weekly newsletter (daily at Slams) here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter We will crowdfund our 2020 season in December. If you would like to support us and want a December 1st reminder, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 12, 2019
Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu both did something they had never done when they won their titles in Canada, and the Tennis Podcast team were on hand to talk about them afterwards. With Catherine Whitaker courtside in Montreal, and David Law hosting from ‘sunny’ Solihull at 1am, conversation covered the drama that follows Andreescu wherever she goes, the retirement after just 4 games of Serena Williams, and the form of Nadal heading into the US Open. Plus, Andy Murray will make his return to singles for the first time since surgery on Monday. The pod team discuss his prospects. And there’s a political shake-up, with Nadal and Roger Federer joining the ATP Player Council alongside Novak Djokovic. What does them joining mean for the sport? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slams, in association with Telegraph Sport. To receive our weekly newsletter - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For a December 1st reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign for The Tennis Podcast, add your e-mail address here: http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 5, 2019
Nick Kyrgios doesn't win tournaments very often, he wins them when you least expect it, but boy, when he wins them you know about it. Catherine Whitaker (in Montreal) and David Law convened on The Tennis Podcast after a giddy couple of days in Washington in which Kyrgios won the title with the most spellbinding tennis imaginable, and plenty of drama and theatrics thrown in. The dropshot serve, the new signature move on match point, the meltdowns are all discussed, and the pod team try to work out if something is changing, or whether this will just be a one-off. Elsewhere, titles in San Jose, Los Cabos and Kitzbuhel are covered, and we look ahead to Montreal. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slams. We crowdfund the new season every December. If you like the podcast, want to help and would like a reminder when our Kickstarter goes live on December 1st, sign up here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast To sign up for our weekly newsletter (daily at Slams) - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 29, 2019
Catherine and David catch up to discuss the main headlines since Wimbledon, including Ivan Lendl and Alexander Zverev’s split, a star-studded doubles draw in Washington, and Novak Djokovic’s decision to skip Montreal. They also share their memories of Peter McNamara, the Australian doubles legend who died earlier this month. Then, in the second half of the podcast, Catherine, David and Matt answer more listener questions. - How should Wimbledon expand? (25:01) - Has Venus Williams underachieved in her career? (36:02) - Which players have surprised in good and bad ways this season so far? (48:03) - And have Catherine and David ever had a proper falling out? (1:04:26) The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with The Telegraph. We produce a free, weekly newsletter with predictions, stats and a trip down memory lane into our archive. Sign-up here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter In December, we will crowdfund another year of The Tennis Podcast. If you would like to receive a reminder when our Kickstarter campaign gets underway, you can put your name down here – http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Social Media: Twitter – http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram – http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 22, 2019
Catherine and David tackle three big questions in the latest Q&A edition of The Tennis Podcast: - What’s next for Garbiñe Muguruza after she finally split with Sam Sumyk? (03:23) - What changes should be made to the tennis calendar? (19:33) - Why are there no openly gay male tennis players? (37:01) This week’s show has been guest edited by Alex Petalas, owner of Ryo with a Y, our 2019 mascot. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slams (US Open next), in association with The Telegraph.  We will crowdfund the 2020 Tennis Podcast in December. If you would like to receive a reminder on December 1st, when our campaign gets underway, then you can sign-up here: http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast To receive our free e-mail newsletter, sign-up here: http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Follow us all-year round on social media: Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 14, 2019
Novak Djokovic is the Wimbledon champion again, but Roger Federer will feel like it was one that got away. Two match points came and went, so what happened, how, why and when? The Tennis Podcast team convened one final time to dissect a match that finished 13-12 in the fifth set. It also has far-reaching consequences for in the Grand Slam title race between Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. So what next? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily at the Slams (US Open next) and features Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts. It is published in association with Telegraph Sport. To receive our free e-mail newsletter ... http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter To receive a December 1st reminder when our campaign to crowdfund the 2020 podcast gets underway, sign up here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 13, 2019
Simona Halep is the Wimbledon Champion. Serena Williams is still on 23 Slams. Time for a Tennis Podcast dissection. Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic. What, when, where, how, why? The men's singles final preview. For our predictions, Matt's Statt, and Memory Lane, sign up to our newsletter - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter We will crowdfund the 2020 Tennis Podcast in December. If you would like a reminder on December 1st when our campaign opens, sign up here: http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 12, 2019
Eleven years on, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met again at Wimbledon, this time with the result reversed. To talk all about it, and to preview Saturday’s women’s final, Catherine, David and Matt were joined by WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen. Did Federer vs. Nadal live up to expectations? Will Nadal have any regrets about his performance? And how has Federer flipped their rivalry on its head? In the other men’s semi-final, Djokovic beat Bautista Agut in four sets. But how well did he actually play? Looking ahead to Saturday, what might happen between Serena Williams and Simona Halep? How surprised is Courtney to see Halep in a Wimbledon final? And how big of a deal will it be in America if Serena wins a 24th Grand Slam title? To sign up to our daily Slam newsletter - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Want to support The Tennis Podcast? Get a reminder on December 1st when our 2020 crowdfunding campaign begins. Sign up for the reminder - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 11, 2019
Serena Williams and Simona Halep were in awesome form on Thursday, but not quite as good as the Tennis Podcast team, complete with special guest Mary Carillo. Semifinal reviews, an in-depth preview of Federer vs. Nadal, and much more. For our predictions and Matt's stat, sign up to our free e-mail newsletter - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter The Tennis Podcast in 2020 will be crowdfunded by our listeners in December. If you would like to contribute, sign up for a December 1st reminder here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast. We are produced weekly throughout the year, daily at the Grand Slams, in association with Telegraph Sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 10, 2019
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet at Wimbledon for the first time since their classic 2008 final. To discuss how they both got there, and the rest of the day’s men's quarter-final action, Catherine, David and Matt are joined by Molly McElwee, a reporter for Telegraph Women’s Sport.  Were today’s matches underwhelming? Or did they just demonstrate how far ahead of the rest of the field Djokovic, Nadal and Federer all are? And what might happen on Friday?  Elsewhere, there’s chat about the end for Serena WIlliams and Andy Murray, as well as a preview of tomorrow’s women’s semi-finals.  Does Strycova have the game to disrupt Serena? How will Serena’s mixed doubles exit affect her? And why has Svitolina vs. Halep been such a significant rivalry in the past?  There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Wimbledon, produced in association with The Telegraph.  Our daily predictions will be going out in our morning e-mail newsletter from Wimbledon, as will Matt's Stat and a Memory Lane trip into the archives. Sign up free - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter We crowdfund every season of The Tennis Podcast during the December before, leading up to the Australian Open. If you would like to be on a list for people expressing interest in supporting the pod in the future, please click here: http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast. We won't spam you - just send a quick reminder when it is time for our Kickstarter campaign to start at the beginning of December, and explain how to do it. *** Social Media *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 9, 2019
Women’s quarter-final day delivered plenty of talking points on and off the court, and afterwards Catherine, David and Matt were joined by The Telegraph’s Charlie Eccleshare to talk it all through. Firstly, how much was Jo Konta's defeat down to Barbora Strycova’s cunning game plan? And how much of it was down to Konta’s own performance? After the match, Konta took exception to the tone of a question during her press conference. What happened? What prompted the line of questioning and was it fair? Would a man have been asked the same questions? And how well did Konta do to respond in such a measured but critical manner? Charlie gives an insight into the mechanics of print journalism, while Catherine opens up about why, from her own experience in the press room, she sympathises with Konta’s reaction. Elsewhere, there’s discussion about Serena summoning her best tennis in both singles and mixed doubles, Elina Svitolina finally overcoming her Grand Slam quarter-final hoodoo, and whether grass actually suits Simona Halep. There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Wimbledon, produced in association with The Telegraph. Our daily predictions will be going out in our morning e-mail newsletter from Wimbledon, as will Matt's Stat and a Memory Lane trip into the archives. Sign up free - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter *** Social Media *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 8, 2019
Manic Monday came and went with all of the main drama in the women's draw, so when Simon Briggs joined The Tennis Podcast team to look back, there was plenty to get his seeth stuck into. Ash Barty and Karolina Pliskova, two of the favourites for the title, crashed out. Which was the bigger surprise, and how did Alison Riske and Karolina Muchova win over Barty and Pliskova respectively? Where does that leave Jo Konta and Serena Williams, who were both victorious on Monday? Will Serena win her 24th Slam? Can Konta go all the way? Briggs thinks she can, and will. On the men's side, it was a walk in the park for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Guido Pella continued to do himself proud, but can any of the players left get in the way of the big 3 in a meaningful sense? Our daily predictions will be going out in our morning e-mail newsletter from Wimbledon, as will Matt's Stat and a Memory Lane trip into the archives. Sign up free - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter We crowdfund every season of The Tennis Podcast during the December before, leading up to the Australian Open. If you would like to be on a list for people expressing interest in supporting the pod in the future, please click here: http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast. We won't spam you - just send a quick reminder when it is time for our Kickstarter campaign to start at the beginning of December, and explain how to do it. The Tennis Podcast is a free downloadable show, produced in association with Telegraph Sport in the UK. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 6, 2019
Ecstasy, Agony and a jolly good time were the short descriptions of the respective days endured by Johanna Konta, Dan Evans and Andy Murray/Serena Williams on Saturday at Wimbledon. While Konta fought her way back to defeat Sloane Stephens in 3, Evans endured savage disappointment after leading in all 5 sets of his match with Joao Sousa before going down. For Andy Murray and Serena Williams, playing mixed doubles together for the first time, it was happiness all round. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts got together in the dark and rain to look back on another fantastic day at Wimbledon. To sign up to our free, daily newsletter, complete with Memory Lane, Matt's Stat and rubbish predictions - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter The Tennis Podcast is crowdfunded every December by our listeners, and produced in association with Telegraph Sport. We publish daily during all the Grand Slam tournaments and weekly throughout the rest of the year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 5, 2019
Coco Gauff. 15 years old and the story of Wimbledon 2019 so far. As she completed a stunning victory to reach week 2, Catherine, David and Matt convened on the edge of Henman Hill to soak up the atmosphere and revel in the story. At the same time, they sound a cautionary note. There's chat about the struggles of Kevin Anderson, Novak Djokovic and Karolina Pliskova, and a preview of middle Saturday. Want to sign up to our email newsletter? Click - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily during Wimbledon and the other Grand Slam tennis tournaments, in association with Telegraph Sport. We crowdfund the podcast once a year ahead of the new season. The next one will run in December. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 4, 2019
We try to keep the daily shows at Grand Slams to 30 minutes, but after 18 minutes went by talking about Rafael Nadal vs. Nick Kyrgios, we decided we needed to go over a bit … A quite extraordinary day of action on numerous courts saw three British players reach the third round, the defending champion Angelique Kerber go out, and one of the most pulsating, crackling matches in years on Centre Court. Won’t waste any more of your time. Just listen to it. And sign up to our daily newsletter - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter The Tennis Podcast is produced daily at the Grand Slams, weekly throughout the year, in association with Telegraph Sport. We are funded by our listeners via Kickstarter, every December. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 3, 2019
The Day 3 Tennis Podcast from Wimbledon sees Catherine back alongside David and Matt, and the main topic of conversation is Kyle Edmund's disappointing defeat from two sets up against Fernando Verdasco. What went wrong? Edmund's post-match press conference left us with more questions than answers. Elsewhere, there's a look at the day's other notable results, including Reilly Opelka's comeback victory against Stan Wawrinka and the ruthless form of Victoria Azarenka. We also react to last night's news that Andy Murray will partner Serena Williams in the mixed doubles. Looking ahead to Thursday's order of play, there's real excitement for Rafael Nadal vs. Nick Kyrgios, confusion over the respective court assignments for Kei Nishikori (Centre) and Ash Barty (No.2), and a real sense of anticipation ahead of Andy Murray's doubles debut. There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Wimbledon, produced in association with The Telegraph. Social Media: Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 2, 2019
Roger Federer and Serena Williams typically stroll regally into round 2 at Slams, but on Tuesday, they stuttered before advancing. Afterwards, David Law and Matt Roberts convened to discuss their progress, that of Angelique Kerber, and the impressive return of 7 British players into round 2 of Wimbledon. The bizarre, bewildering performances of Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios are discussed, as is the mouth-watering prospect of Kyrgios vs. Rafael Nadal. News of Andy Murray playing mixed doubles with Serena Williams together broke moments after recording, so will be covered in tomorrow's podcast. The Tennis Podcast is uploaded nightly during Wimbledon and all of the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with Telegraph Sport. We also produce daily e-mail newsletters, with our match of the day predictions. To sign up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 1, 2019
Day 2 of Wimbledon was supposed to be the one that we remembered, but it will take some going to beat Day 1 for drama. Naomi Osaka, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev all went tumbling in the space of a couple of hours, and today's Tennis Podcast trio of David Law, Charlie Eccleshare and Matt Roberts had their hands full making sense of it all. They gave it a good go on the broadcast roof at Wimbledon. What happened to them all? Which was the biggest surprise? And how concerned should they all be? Elsewhere, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Coco Gauff gave hope for the Next, Next Generation, with breakthrough wins. And as Matt delves into the Wimbledon library, we find out how often more women's matches have been scheduled on Centre and Court One at Wimbledon than men's matches, as will happen on Tuesday. The Tennis Podcast will be available daily throughout Wimbledon, produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The official Tennis Podcast newsletter will go out every morning, including the daily predictions of Catherine Whitaker, David and Matt. Sign up here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 30, 2019
With the 2019 Championships at Wimbledon upon us, Catherine invites David and Matt round to her garden to drink beer, eat strawberries and dissect the draws. They do all of the above in our pre-Wimbledon podcast, whilst also trying to define 'the mix' at this year's event, discuss the new coaching relationship between Goran Ivanisevic and Novak Djokovic, and determine whether Andy Murray and Serena Williams will end up playing mixed doubles together. The Tennis Podcast will be published daily throughout Wimbledon, in association with Telegraph Sport. Daily newsletter (containing predictions) - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 23, 2019
Feliciano Lopez produced an astonishing day of tennis to win the singles and doubles titles at the Fever-Tree Championships at the age of 37, joining forces with Andy Murray after beating Gilles Simon. Afterwards, an exhausted Catherine and David hauled themselves behind the microphone to reminisce, exchange stories, and talk about the latest tennis World No.1 - Ash Barty. How did Barty get there and what are her prospects now. And are Lopez and Federer in the Wimbledon mix after their titles at the age of 37? The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with Telegraph Sport, and will be available daily during Wimbledon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 22, 2019
Feliciano Lopez won singles, then doubles, then doubles again to earn places in both finals at the Fever-Tree Championships on Sunday. The 37-year-old Spaniard outlasted 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime in three sets, and played two matches with Andy Murray to defy belief. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts convened to try to work out how on earth he did it. There’s also Joe Salisbury chat. The Tennis Podcast is produced with Telegraph Sport, and available daily throughout the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club, and Wimbledon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 21, 2019
The name Felix Auger-Aliassime has been thrown around for a few years, and his rise up the rankings this year has been one of the most interest talking points of 2019. Even the Tennis Podcast team weren’t expecting what he produced this week at Queen’s, beating Grigor Dimitrov, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the space of 26 hours. He’s now into the semifinals against Feliciano Lopez, a man more than twice his age. Lopez came back from a set down to beat Milos Raonic in a final set tie-break. Perhaps the winner of the title will be Daniil Medvedev, who squashed Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2. In doubles, there was more Andy Murray chat after he and Lopez were called off for bad light against Dan Evans and Ken Skupski.  The Tennis Podcast is produced with Telegraph Sport, and available daily throughout the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club, and Wimbledon.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 20, 2019
When Andy Murray struggled to haul himself onto a stool so that Catherine Whitaker could interview him in Australia, the idea that he would plays stunning doubles at The Queen’s Club and celebrate like a big kid would have seemed frankly ridiculous. But that’s what has happened. Catherine spoke live to Murray for Prime Video after his straight sets win alongside Feliciano Lopez against top seeds Cabal and Farah, and David sat in on all of his interviews. Murray could not stop talking. It was a joyous occasion. Elsewhere, Stefanos Tsitsipas scraped through against Jeremy Chardy, and now meets Felix Auger-Aliassime, who played extraordinarily well to beat both Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios in the same day. Kyrgios had further run-ins with officialdom. And repeat. The Tennis Podcast is produced with Telegraph Sport, and available daily throughout the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club, and Wimbledon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 19, 2019
More rain, but actual tennis as well. That’s the gist of the day 3 Tennis Podcast from the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club. Juan Martin del Potro looked in fine fettle against Denis Shapovalov, but then hurt himself and was forced to withdraw from the tournament with yet another knee injury. Stan Wawrinka looked like he had added a turbo boost to his standard diesel engine as he raced to a 3-0 lead against Dan Evans, and never looked back. Is he in the mix? What about for Wimbledon? Stefanos Tsitispas did what we suspected he might do - played like a dream, looked like a movie-star and basically won everyone over in about 10 minutes. Only problem was he was up against the British No.1, and Kyle Edmund has his work cut out at 3-6, 3-3 overnight after the rain came down again. We cover the allegations around a doubles match that Feliciano Lopez played a couple of years ago, including his statement in response, the results elsewhere in Halle, Birmingham and Mallorca, and whatever else we could think of. The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with Telegraph Sport, and will be available daily throughout the Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 18, 2019
Not a single ball struck at the Fever-Tree Championships on Tuesday after only the third washout in the last 18 years. But that doesn't mean there's no Tennis Podcast, as David Law and Catherine Whitaker prove here. They swap stories about their days in the Tournament Office and Prime Video studios respectively, and there's name-dropping and anecdotes galore about Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Mark Philippoussis. We also hear about tomorrow's order of play, updates on events in Halle and Birmingham, and an insight into the battle of the metal hips. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily throughout the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen's Club, in association with Telegraph Sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 17, 2019
Catherine, David and Matt meet on the Queen's Club balcony to share stories from their respective opening days at Queen's. As well as the on-court action, Catherine talks about Greg Rusedski's brand new interest, Matt hits the nail on the head about Daniil Medvedev, and David delves into his monster memory-bank to recall his first locker room experience. It involves, Wayne Ferreira, Michael Stich and a final set tie-break with light fading. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily throughout the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen's Club, and will be daily throughout Wimbledon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 16, 2019
The grass court season has arrived and The Tennis Podcast team of Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts are back with a preview of the 2019 Fever-Tree Championships. Who is the favourite to win the title? Is the draw really as wide open as it seems? Has there ever been so much interest in the doubles draw as Andy Murray returns from hip surgery to partner Feliciano Lopez? And what have the main players been saying on media day? There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout The Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon, produced in association with The Telegraph. *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 9, 2019
It’s getting ridiculous now. After Rafael Nadal takes Roland Garros for the 12th time, Catherine, David and Matt chat on The Tennis Podcast about where the final was won and lost against Dominic Thiem, before trying to put Nadal’s achievements into context. Was the first set one of the best ever in a Grand Slam final? How did Nadal outlast Thiem both mentally and physically throughout the match? And can Thiem take heart from this defeat, knowing that he won a set at least, or was it further evidence that the gap to Nadal on clay is unbridgeable? Looking ahead, will Nadal transfer this form to grass? How many more French Open titles might he be able to win? And can he surpass Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record? There’s also a rundown of all the other significant results from this year’s tournament, and a reflection on what made it such a memorable French Open. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with The Telegraph. It will be back daily at the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen's Club, 16-23 June. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 8, 2019
Ash Barty has become a Grand Slam singles champion, just as David Law predicted would happen this year on The Tennis Podcast over a month ago. We are never going to hear the end of it. On the penultimate day of the 2019 French Open, David is joined by Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts to chat about how Barty did it, and gloat about his prediction. What makes Barty so popular? If clay is not her favourite surface, will she now go on to win more Grand Slams elsewhere, particularly on the grass at Wimbledon? And how much of an impact did the delayed start time have on Marketa Vondrousova? In the men’s event, Djokovic’s quest to hold all four Grand Slam titles for the second time was ended by Dominic Thiem. How did Thiem use his variety to disrupt Djokovic? Why did we not see the relentless brilliance from Djokovic? What did both players have to say about last night’s premature suspension of play? And how will Thiem get on against Nadal in the final? The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout Roland Garros, the Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 7, 2019
Day 13 at Roland Garros saw unpredictability and excitement in the women’s draw, the top men’s seeds playing well, rain and wind affecting conditions, and some baffling scheduling decisions. In short, it was in keeping with the themes of this year’s tournament. Catherine, David and Matt are together on the podcast to talk it all through. In the women’s semi-finals, did Jo Konta choke against Marketa Vondrousova? What did Konta have to say about her match being scheduled on Court Simonne-Mathieu? And how did Ash Barty eventually beat Amanda Anisimova in a rollercoaster match? The marquee match of the day was Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, so why was the stadium so empty at the start? And how did Nadal use the conditions to his advantage? By contrast, why does the wind irritate Djokovic so much? Why was the match stopped early despite there being at least another hour of playable conditions? And will Thiem be able to handle the mental challenge of coming back tomorrow to finish off? Finally, looking ahead to the women’s final, will Vondrousova’s lack of experience on Chatrier harm her chances against Barty? And is it acceptable that they have been given a Not Before start time? The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout Roland Garros, The Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 6, 2019
The champions was dethrone and a new star confirmed as Simona Halep was beaten by Amanda Anisimova, the 17-year-old reaching the semifinals of the French Open. How did she do it? Catherine Whitaker is joined by Simon Briggs of the Telegraph to talk it through. Is Halep too content to compete at the level she needs to, or Anisimova simply not give her the chance? Is Anisimova’s backhand the best in tennis, man or woman? The American will now face Ash Barty, who overcame Madison Keys. So who is the favourite now? Is Jo Konta going to go all the way? In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic hammered Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem did the same to Karen Khachanov to set up a semifinal clash. What will happen tomorrow? And then there’s the schedule, which does not put the two women’s semifinals on the Philippe Chatrier court because of yesterday’s rain. Is that really acceptable? Was there nothing more that could have been done? And what are the WTA saying about it? The Tennis Podcast is daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 5, 2019
It’s been 20 years since Andrei Medvedev, ranked No.100 in the world, beat Pete Sampras and Gustavo Kuerten to reach the final at Roland Garros. Matt spoke to him to find out his memories of that run. Is it true that just a few weeks earlier he had told Andre Agassi that he wanted to quit tennis? How did it feel to then be across the net from Agassi in the French Open final? And what caused him to lose a two-set lead on that day? In an in-depth interview, Medvedev also opens up about how his happy love life brought out his best tennis, and whether he has any regrets about his career. Finally, he also gives his views on tennis today. What does he think of on-court coaching? Does he see similarities between himself and Alexander Zverev? What does he make of the Davis Cup changes? Who is he predicting to win this year’s French Open? And how many Grand Slams does he think Federer, Nadal and Djokovic still have left in them? There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Roland Garros, the Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 4, 2019
An exciting day at Roland Garros has set up two tantalising semi-finals: Britain’s Jo Konta will meet 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova, while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry. On The Tennis Podcast, Catherine Whitaker and David Law, who can barely contain their excitement, discuss it all. Has Konta ever played a better match than the one she played to blitz Sloane Stephens? How nice was it to see her looking so happy on court? And how will she cope against the extraordinary variety of Vondrousova? In the men’s draw, why does Kei Nishikori keep disappointing in the big matches? How much of a factor was Wawrinka's fatigue versus Federer? And what might happen when Federer pits his new game against Nadal on clay for the first time? There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Roland Garros, the Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon. *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 3, 2019
It wouldn’t be a Grand Slam without at least one daily Tennis Podcast featuring Mary Carillo. Joining Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts at the champagne bar at Roland Garros, Mary taps into her mind palace to unleash her usual combination of hilarious anecdotes and piercing tennis wisdom. Does Tsitsipas have what it takes to be the next apex predator of men’s tennis? What improvements can he still make to his serve? What is Madison Keys’ best surface? How has coach Dmitri Zavialoff helped Jo Konta on clay? And why has Federer vs Wawrinka not been scheduled on Court Philippe Chatrier? Elsewhere, all the results from day 9 are covered, including Simona Halep’s convincing win over Iga Swiatek, Alexander Zverev’s best ever win at a Grand Slam, history for teenage sensation Amanda Anisimova, and Karen Khachanov's love affair with Paris. There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout Roland Garros, The Fever-Tree Championships, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. *** Social Media *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 2, 2019
It is hard to imagine that we will see a better tennis match than Stan Wawrinka vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas this fortnight, or even this year. Five sets and more than five hours of intoxicating drama, and spellbinding shotmaking which forms the centrepiece of our Day 8 Tennis Podcast from the French Open. How did Wawrinka outlast a man well over 10 years his junior? What state was Tsitsipas in when he spoke about it afterwards? (Matt Roberts went along to find out). And how do Matt and Catherine Whitaker rate Wawrinka’s chances against Roger Federer in the quarterfinals? Elsewhere, Johanna Konta is a 100%, cast-iron member of ‘The Mix’ after her straight sets defeat of Donna Vekic. She now faces Sloane Stephens in the last 8. So who will win? The performances of Federer and Rafael Nadal are also covered, and there’s reaction to Dominic Thiem’s anger at being moved from the biggest interview room to make way for Serena Williams yesterday. The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The Rafael Nadal Story - A Tennis Podcast Special Listen - http://po.st/Nadal_Story; Download - http://po.st/Nadal_Download iTunes - http://po.st/Nadal_Apple Spotify - http://po.st/Nadal_Spotify The Tennis Podcast Links Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook Website - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/ Shop - http://po.st/TTP_Shop Newsletter Sign Up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 1, 2019
Naomi Osaka has finally run out of lives. On the latest Tennis Podcast, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts discuss how her 16-match winning streak at Grand Slams came to an end at Roland Garros against the doubles No.1, Katerina Siniakova. What happened to Osaka? How did she explain the defeat? And how does her exit alter the draw? Later, Osaka was followed out of the tournament by Serena Williams. What made Sofia Kenin such an awkward opponent for Serena? And what does defeat mean in the context of Serena’s quest for 24? Elsewhere, Catherine and Matt chat about all the other action, including yet another five-set win for Alexander Zverev and smooth progress for Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep. Finally, there’s a look ahead to a marvellous Sunday schedule which includes the mouthwatering prospect of Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Stan Wawrinka. The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout Roland Garros, The Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon, in association with The Telegraph. *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 31, 2019
A day full of stunning matches was marred by crowd chaos and The Tennis Podcast has an insight into a situation that could have been serious, and must be addressed. On the court, Petra Martic and Anastasia Sevastova starred, producing wonderful all-court tennis to knock out Karolina Pliskova and Elise Mertens respectively. The pod team were in awe. Rafael Nadal lost a set of tennis at Roland Garros. Find out against whom, and how, on the pod. His quarterfinal opponent might end up being Kei Nishikori, and we finally chased him down to ask what's happened to the underarm serve he promised Catherine. Matt attended his press conference with one goal in mind ... The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 30, 2019
After 16 consecutive match wins in a row at Grand Slam tennis tournaments, we are starting to wonder how it is even possible to beat Naomi Osaka at a major event. The Japanese player has been in trouble a number of times, but against Victoria Azarenka she extricated herself again, and is looking more of a threat as she goes along. What is her secret? How much longer can she keep this up? And why does she fail to perform well until she is nearly down and out? The Tennis Podcast team of Catherine Whitaker, Matt Roberts and Simon Briggs from the Telegraph assemble to talk it through. Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund lost limply, complaining of a knee injury as he retired set 3 against Pablo Cuevas. What’s going on with Kyle? There was also a big win for Amanda Anisimova, scrapes for Dominic Thiem, Belinda Bencic and Simona Halep, and comfortable passages for Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev. And, with the subject of long bathroom breaks coming up after an 11-minuter at the end of set 2 between Osaka and Azarenka, Catherine and Simon discuss the subject of menstruation, and whether it’s time for allowances to be made within the rule, and also consideration given to it as a possibility for for commentators to mention. The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The Rafael Nadal Story - A Tennis Podcast Special Listen - http://po.st/Nadal_Story; Download - http://po.st/Nadal_Download iTunes - http://po.st/Nadal_Apple Spotify - http://po.st/Nadal_Spotify The Tennis Podcast Links Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook Website - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/ Shop - http://po.st/TTP_Shop Newsletter Sign Up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 29, 2019
A chaotic hour at the end of day four saw huge disappointment for Kiki Bertens as she was forced to retire, narrow and nervy victories for Grigor Dimitrov and Jo Konta, and late-night drama involving Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Benoit Paire. While it was all going on, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts soaked up the atmosphere and recorded the latest Tennis Podcast. What happened to Bertens? How will Jo Konta fare against the rising and increasingly prominent Viktoria Kuzmova? And why could neither one of Dimitrov and Cilic hold on to the lead? Elsewhere, what did Stefanos Tsitsipas have to say at the end of his enthralling win against Hugo Dellien? Why does everyone in the men’s draw need to watch out for Stan Wawrinka after his demolition job on Cristian Garín? And why are the grounds so busy but the stands so empty? Finally, straightforward wins for Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Garbiñe Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova are discussed. The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 28, 2019
World No.1 Naomi Osaka stood two points from defeat against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the first round, but the moment she sealed victory half an hour later, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts were convinced she could win the title. They convened in the media restaurant as usual to debrief on a day full of narrow escapes and drama, with Alexander Zverev surviving in a fifth set against John Millman. Kyle Edmund got the job done after resuming at 5-5 in the fifth against Jeremy Chardy, but Catherine and Matt struggled to take their eyes off what he was wearing. The other notable results of the day are discussed, as is the split between Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, and there's a preview of all the big day 4 matches, including the relegation of 11-time champion Rafael Nadal from the Chatrier Court. The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The Rafael Nadal Story - A Tennis Podcast Special Listen - http://po.st/Nadal_Story Download - http://po.st/Nadal_Download iTunes - http://po.st/Nadal_Apple Spotify - http://po.st/Nadal_Spotify The Tennis Podcast Links Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook Website - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/ Shop - http://po.st/TTP_Shop Newsletter Sign Up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 27, 2019
On our 7th birthday, we are back with our Day 2 Tennis Podcast from Roland Garros! Serena Williams has rarely been seen on a tennis court in recent months, but her return to Roland Garros was a welcome one, and she got going eventually. Not before swallowing a 2-6 first set against Vitalia Diatchenko though. So what happened? Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts talk us through from the media restaurant. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic jumped out of the blocks looking every bit the likely finalists in the men’s draw, but Dominic Thiem had a right old scrap on his hands against Tommy Paul. So how did they all look? Catherine and Matt give us the lo-down, with a little bit of assistance from David Law in Solihull. Jo Konta got her first win in the main draw, Pierre-Hugues Herbert followed his old mate Nicolas Mahut in nailing a stunning 5-set comeback and the pod team pay tribute to 19-year-old Paul Jubb, who did something no British player has done before. The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The Rafael Nadal Story - A Tennis Podcast Special Listen - http://po.st/Nadal_Story Download - http://po.st/Nadal_Download iTunes - http://po.st/Nadal_Apple Spotify - http://po.st/Nadal_Spotify The Tennis Podcast Links Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook Website - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/ Shop - http://po.st/TTP_Shop Newsletter Sign Up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 26, 2019
As day 1 of the French Open 2019 drew to a close, Catherine, Matt and Simon Briggs got together in the media restaurant to share stories about what they had seen and heard at Roland Garros during an action and people-packed Sunday. What happened to Angelique Kerber, who was dumped out by a teenager in the first match of the day? How did Roger Federer look - tennis and outfit-wise - on his return to Roland Garros after four years away. Opinions differed, particularly when it came to his fashion choice. The performances of Stefano Tsitsipas, Garbine Muguruza and Grigor Dimitrov were examined, and the team look ahead to day 2. The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The Rafael Nadal Story - A Tennis Podcast Special Listen - http://po.st/Nadal_Story Download - http://po.st/Nadal_Download  iTunes - http://po.st/Nadal_Apple  Spotify - http://po.st/Nadal_Spotify  The Tennis Podcast Links Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook Website - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/ Shop - http://po.st/TTP_Shop Newsletter Sign Up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 24, 2019
A new Court Philippe Chatrier has been built, the draws have been made, and the French Open for 2019 is finally here. Which all means that it’s time for the first daily Tennis Podcast, recorded courtside in the new Simonne-Mathieu stadium, which is lined with greenhouses and foliage. Catherine Whitaker is joined by Matt Roberts and Simon Briggs, with Stefanos Tsitsipas practising in front of them, to assess the draws of the leading lights, tell tales from media day and give their impressions of the remodelled Roland Garros. What do they make of the likely roads to the latter stages of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and the rest? Who has got lucky, and who hasn’t? Was Halep underestimating the field when she suggested that there are 10 possible champions in Paris? Is the calendar year Slam a possibility for Naomi Osaka? And what has Dan Evans been saying this time? The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. The Rafael Nadal Story - A Tennis Podcast Special Listen - http://po.st/Nadal_Story Download - http://po.st/Nadal_Download iTunes - http://po.st/Nadal_Apple Spotify - http://po.st/Nadal_Spotify The Tennis Podcast Links Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook Website - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/ Shop - http://po.st/TTP_Shop Newsletter Sign Up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 22, 2019
Roland Garros 2019 is just a few days away. Rafael Nadal will be aiming for his 12th title in Paris. It’s mind-boggling to even contemplate. But how did we get here? Starting from the very beginning, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts take you through the story of Rafael Nadal’s career. With stats and anecdotes, they cover his emergence as a teenage sensation, his clay-court dominance, his hold over Roger Federer, his ability to adapt to grass and hard courts, his rivalry with Novak Djokovic, his injury trouble, and his longevity. Along the way they try to answer some key questions. How important was Uncle Toni’s decision to encourage him to play left-handed? Is the 2008 Wimbledon final the greatest match of all time? What makes Nadal so special compared to his biggest rivals? And will he win more Grand Slams in the future? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with Telegraph Sport. *** Follow us on social media *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook   *** We will be producing daily newsletters throughout Roland Garros *** Sign up - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 19, 2019
While Karolina Pliskova was a surprise first-time winner of the women's title, Rafael Nadal lifted the Rome trophy for a mind-boggling ninth time, defeating his ultimate rival Novak Djokovic in three sets. What has made Pliskova a force on clay? How has the woman she beat in the final, Johanna Konta, gone from a player that couldn't win more than 3 clay matches in a season to a runner-up in one of the biggest red dust tournaments in the world? And where does this leave us in terms of favourites for the French Open title? Rafael Nadal had not won a title all year, until now. But was it fair that Novak Djokovic had considerably less time to prepare for their final? What happened in the final to swing it Nadal's direction? And is the Spaniard favourite for a 12th title in Paris? And what about Nick Kyrgios after his explosive interview on No Challenges Remaining and subsequent default from his second round match in Rome? The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 13, 2019
On this week’s Tennis Podcast, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts discuss a fantastic tournament in Madrid, headlined by titles for Novak Djokovic and Kiki Bertens. After a lacklustre few months, is it any coincidence that Djokovic has returned to top form when Roland Garros is less than two weeks away? How did he see off the challenges mounted by Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas? As for Kiki Bertens, what’s changed to turn her into a winner of big titles? And where does she rank on the list of French Open favourites? All the other major storylines from Madrid are also discussed. How did Tsitsipas conquer his demons to beat Rafael Nadal for the first time? Should we be worried by Nadal’s form? How did Roger Federer look on his return to clay? And what on earth happened for Viktoria Kuzmova to lose 6-0 6-0 to Simona Halep? Finally, a word on the retiring David Ferrer. How will we look back on his career? The Tennis Podcast will be produced weekly throughout 2019, and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments, after our Kickstarter was successfully funded by our listeners. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 7, 2019
Catherine Whitaker and David Law begin this week’s show by discussing the aftermath of Justin Gimelstob’s decision to finally stand down from his roles on the ATP board and with Tennis Channel. Will this be used as an opportunity to change the culture of men’s tennis? Who are some of the candidates to replace Gimelstob? Did Stan Wawrinka do the right thing by publishing a powerful letter condemning Gimelstob and the actions of the ATP board? And why were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all so reluctant to express similar feelings? Turning to actual tennis results, there’s a look at Jo Konta’s improved clay court form, the rise of Cristian Garin, titles for Greek duo Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari, and Pablo Cuevas’ new penchant for trick shots. All the major storylines from the first few days of Madrid are also covered, including Roger Federer’s return to clay, Sloane Stephens’ new partnership with Sven Groeneveld, and Felix Auger-Aliassime’s win over Denis Shapovalov. Finally, Catherine gets a chance to take stock of Janko Tipsarevic’s Tennis Podcast interview with David, which was released on April 11th. In particular, Catherine scrutinises Tipsarevic’s views on equal prize money. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments. It is produced in association with The Telegraph.  *** Social Media *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook   *** Janko Tipsarevic Interview *** Listen - http://po.st/TP_520 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 29, 2019
Politics takes over on this week’s Tennis Podcast as Simon Briggs of The Telegraph joins Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts to discuss Justin Gimelstob’s conviction for assault. What have been the latest developments in the case? Who has spoken out against Gimelstob and why are more people not doing so? How has he been able to become such a prominent figure in tennis? What is likely to happen next? Is it really conceivable that he could keep his position on the ATP board? And if he does, what does that say about tennis? Elsewhere, there’s chat about Marco Trungelliti being snubbed for blowing the whistle on match-fixing, and the news that the ATP Finals will move from London to Turin in 2021. On the court this week, Dominic Thiem beat Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and went on to win the title. Who is the favourite for the French Open? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 22, 2019
In part one of this week’s Tennis Podcast, David Law and Grad Matt react to a thrilling weekend of Fed Cup action in London which saw Great Britain make a long-awaited return to the World Group with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan. Just how significant is this victory for Anne Keothavong’s side? What makes Jo Konta and Katie Boulter such good Fed Cup players? And what might the World Group look like next year? In part two, David is joined by Catherine Whitaker to discuss a surprising start to the clay-court swing in Monte Carlo. Will Fabio Fognini ever be able to find some consistency to go with his occasional weeks of majestic tennis? Why was Rafael Nadal not at his best? And is Novak Djokovic’s lacklustre form becoming a cause for concern? The Tennis Podcast will be produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments after our listeners successfully funded our Kickstarter. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 18, 2019
Unlike many former players, Andy Roddick has stepped away from tennis since his retirement in 2012, occupying his life with various other ventures. But he’s still as passionate and as insightful about the game as ever. In an interview with David Law, Roddick explains what keeps him busy these days, the reasons behind his absence from tennis, and why the door will always remain open for him to return one day. Elsewhere, David gets Roddick’s views on a number of topical issues within the sport, including Novak Djokovic’s chances of becoming the GOAT, ATP Politics, and Davis Cup reform. Roddick also gives a fascinating insight into the Serena Williams he knows. What is she like away from the court? Will she ever address what happened in last year’s US Open final? And will she break the Grand Slam record? Finally, it’s been almost ten years since Roddick’s most famous match – the 2009 Wimbledon final against Roger Federer which he lost 16-14 in the final set. Does he think that serving second in the fifth set was a disadvantage? And would he have liked a tiebreak at 12-12? Roddick looks back on the match and discusses the different final set scoring systems currently in use at the four Grand Slams. The Tennis Podcast will be produced weekly throughout 2019 and daily at the Grand Slams after our listeners successfully funded our Kickstarter. It is produced in association with The Telegraph. *** FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Facebook - http://po.st/TTP_Facebook   *** SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER *** http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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