The Mini-Break
The Mini-Break
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The Mini-Break is your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
Kontaveit Survives, Tiafoe Impresses, Plus More From Monday's Action
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin breaks down Monday’s action from the pro tennis world. He analyzes how Anett Kontaveit managed to comeback and survive against Ekaterina Alexandrova in Ostrava, discusses how Frances Tiafoe has continued to impress during the second part of this 2020 season, previews Tuesday’s marquee matchups, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20
32 min
Rublev + Zverev + Alcaraz
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps a fantastic Championship Sunday in the pro tennis world. He continues to marvel at the impressive form of Andrey Rublev, explains the historical perspective of what FAA and Carlos Alcaraz have already accomplished in their respective careers, preview’s this week’s action, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19
39 min
Buckle Your Seat Belt Folks....
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin prepares listeners for an exceptional Championship Sunday in the professional tennis world. He previews the Zverev/FAA, Rublev/Coric, Cecchinato/Djere, Munar/Sousa, and Alcaraz/Martinez Portero matches, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18
27 min
Not Too Bad for Mid-October
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin sets the scene for an exciting Championship Sunday in the Pro Tennis World. He continues to explain why he believes tennis fans are currently witnessing Andrey Rublev, Denis Shapovalov, and Carlos Alcaraz all make various degrees of “The Leap” on tour, talks about why he’s so encouraged by the recent form of Borna Coric, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17
52 min
What Exactly Happened in Russia?!?!
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, Host Alex Gruskin does his best to make sense of Sam Querrey’s decision to leave St. Petersburg after his family collectively tested positive for COVID-19. He also breaks down the action in St. Petersburg, Cologne, and Sardinia, and offers his thoughts on Friday’s multiple Quarterfinal matches. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15
40 min
Double or Nothing: Nadal is King, Lakers Finish the Job, and More!
On today’s episode of Double or Nothing, hosts Clark Cummings and Alex Rushin break down the Laker's championship, the MLB finals between the Dogers and Braves, and of course Nadal's French Open win! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15
1 hr 5 min
The ATP Action Rolls On
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. After a 3-day meditation to collect his thoughts, Host Alex Gruskin returns to offer his final takes on Rafael Nadal’s straight set victory over Novak Djokovic in the French Open Final. He also recaps Frances Tiafoe’s run to the Parma CH title, explains the historic nature of Carlos Alcaraz’s 2nd CH title, previews a jam-packed week of ATP action, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14
39 min
Time for the Grand Finale!! [French Open Days 14]
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Hosts Alex Gruskin and Jamie McDonald breakdown how Iga Swiatek managed to capture her first Grand Slam title. They talk about the company she joins with her accomplishment, and what her prospects are moving forward. They also preview tomorrow’s Men’s Singles Final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10
40 min
It's Finals Time [French Open Days 13]
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Hosts Alex Gruskin and Jamie McDonald recap Friday’s men’s semifinal matches at the 2020 French Open. They pontificate about why Nadal’s patterns remain so effective on clay after all of these years, discuss how Djokovic managed to advance against Tsitsipas, preview Saturday’s Women’s Singles Final, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 9
36 min
Iga vs. Kenin?! Sounds About Right [French Open Days 12]
Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Thursday’s semifinal matches in Paris. He discusses where Iga Swiatek’s incredible run these past two weeks ranks in the history books, talks about the ways Sofia Kenin utilized her variety to outlast Petra Kvitova, previews Friday’s Men’s Semifinal matches, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Midwest Sports Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More! Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items. This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout.  DraftKings 🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets  ArrowBar Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING.  Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com. Tennis Channel Podcast Network Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates. Find Cracked Racquets Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 8
33 min
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