The Tennis Podcast
The Tennis Podcast
David Law and Catherine Whitaker
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Presented by David Law and Catherine Whitaker, and featuring Matt Roberts, The Tennis Podcast is a downloadable tennis audio show featuring weekly chat, big-name guests, and daily editions at the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded every December by its listeners.
Andy's agony, Cologne 1, St Petersburg and the longest ceremony
With the dust having settled on Roland Garros, the tennis season stutters on, and Catherine, David and Matt are back to talk about everything that was weird and wonderful in Cologne 1 and St Petersburg, including dogs on sun loungers, a live band at changeovers, and a 40-minute Eurovision-style closing ceremony. How motivated are we to watch non-Grand Slam tennis at the moment? What’s going wrong for Felix Auger-Aliassime in finals? How concerned should we be about Andy Murray’s latest setback? Why was Andrey Rublev so emotional after his title victory? And why has Carlos Alcaraz caught our attention on the challenger tour?   There’s also discussion about the way in which Sam Querrey jeopardised the tour by fleeing St Petersburg following his positive covid test, Daria Gavrilova and Ellen Perez’s documentation of their time in quarantine in Australia, and a shake-up on the ATP player council. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST*  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next campaign in December to fund our 2021 season, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ SOCIAL MEDIA * Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ 
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Oct 19
1 hr 11 min
Roland Garros Day 15 - When 20-20 made us smile
Rafael Nadal has won Roland Garros for a 13th time, equaling Roger Federer's record for the most Grand Slam men's singles titles, after crushing his other great rival, Novak Djokovic, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. We discuss whether Nadal's incredible level surprised Djokovic, the astute tactical performance that Nadal put in, Djokovic's persistent use of the drop shot, what Nadal's relatively understated celebration revealed about him, whether this is Nadal's greatest ever victory at Roland Garros, and where this result leaves the Grand Slam race. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. KICKSTARTER: SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST We hope you’ve enjoyed all of our Grand Slam daily shows throughout 2020. We will be launching another Kickstarter in December, with the funds going towards giving Matt a job, buying recording equipment, travel and accommodation expenses, editors, production managers, designers, and the time that goes into it. If you enjoy the podcast and want to help to keep it going and growing, whilst also being first in the queue for our various Kickstarter awards categories, including pet mascots and predictions competitions, you can sign up for our December 1st launch reminder email, here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX. Thank you. 
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Oct 11
55 min
Roland Garros Day 14 - Iga Swiatek Superstar, Ted Robinson, Nadal vs. Djokovic predictions
Tennis has a new star after Iga Swiatek completed a record-breaking run to her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, beating Sofia Kenin in the same dominant fashion she'd seen off the rest of the field. Catherine, David and Matt review the match, salute Swiatek, consider the wider significance of the result, and look ahead to Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic on Sunday. David also speaks to legendary sports broadcaster Ted Robinson about his time covering tennis during the pandemic. 0.00 - 30.00: Swiatek title review 30.00 - 60.00: Ted Robinson comparing the New York and Paris on-site experience and talking Nadal, Djokovic, Federer 60.00 - end: Nadal vs. Djokovic preview and results round up The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *NEW CAM CONTENT!* Watch a new video about our wonderful bonus mascot for Roland Garros, Cam. It's called 'Cam, Who Loves The Tennis Podcast' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be *WATCH CATHERINE'S Q&A* Catherine's instagram story Q&A was good fun on Tuesday. If you would like to read about her three guests on a deserted island, favourite female tennis pundit and what she likes about Matt and David, and lots more... - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ *SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST*  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next campaign in December to fund our 2021 season, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ SOCIAL MEDIA * Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 10
1 hr 10 min
Roland Garros Day 13 - Nadal vs Djokovic is on! But it nearly wasn't.
The most abnormal of Grand Slam tennis seasons will end with something very normal: the 56th instalment of Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final. On the podcast, Catherine, David and Matt discuss how both players made it there. How well did Nadal have to play against Diego Schwartzman? Did he get nervous towards the end? What happened for Tsitsipas to mount his comeback? Who will have the edge on Sunday? And who will Federer be supporting?! There’s also a preview of the women’s final between Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin and a rundown of results from the doubles, wheelchair and junior events.  The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *NEW CAM CONTENT!* Watch a new video about our wonderful bonus mascot for Roland Garros, Cam. It's called 'Cam, Who Loves The Tennis Podcast' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be *WATCH CATHERINE'S Q&A* Catherine's instagram story Q&A was good fun on Tuesday. If you would like to read about her three guests on a deserted island, favourite female tennis pundit and what she likes about Matt and David, and lots more... - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ *SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST*  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next campaign in December to fund our 2021 season, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ SOCIAL MEDIA * Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 9
52 min
Roland Garros Day 12 - Mary Carillo!
The only possible way to follow yesterday’s Four Whisky Law podcast was to invite the one and only Mary Carillo on for a chat. She joined to share her views on women's finalists Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek, preview Friday's men's semi-finals, and discuss her experience of this year's Roland Garros. In the second half of the show, Catherine, David and Matt react to Mary's thoughts, get stuck into the reasons behind Swiatek's sudden ascension, consider Kenin's trademarks on court, and make the case for why Stefanos Tsitsipas has a chance of upsetting Novak Djokovic. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *NEW CAM CONTENT!* Watch a new video about our wonderful bonus mascot for Roland Garros, Cam. It's called 'Cam, Who Loves The Tennis Podcast' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be *READ CATHERINE'S Q&A* Catherine's instagram story Q&A was good fun on Tuesday. If you would like to read about her three guests on a deserted island, favourite female tennis pundit and what she likes about Matt and David, and lots more... - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ *SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST*  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next campaign in December to fund our 2021 season, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ SOCIAL MEDIA * Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 8
1 hr 3 min
Roland Garros Day 11 - Tennis, Diego and David
Where was all the aggro in Kenin vs. Collins? How did Tsitsipas turn the match around against Rublev? How concerning is Djokovic’s neck problem? And who will reach the women’s final? Those were the big questions for Catherine, David and Matt to discuss after a Wednesday at Roland Garros which didn’t quite live up to the heights of previous days. But, with David on the whisky, there was no shortage of fun to be had on the podcast. So, come for the tennis chat, stay for David’s anecdote about playing football with Diego Maradona. *NEW CAM CONTENT!* Watch a new video about our wonderful bonus mascot for Roland Garros, Cam. It's called 'Cam, Who Loves The Tennis Podcast' -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be *READ CATHERINE'S Q&A* Catherine's instagram story Q&A was good fun yesterday. If you would like to read about her three guests on a deserted island, favourite female tennis pundit and what she likes about Matt and David, and lots more... - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ *SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST* We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next campaign in December to fund our 2021 season, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open –info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ SOCIAL MEDIA * Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast 
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Oct 7
59 min
Roland Garros Day 10 - Records, roars and routine wins
There are no night sessions at this year’s French Open, but that didn’t stop play on Day 10 finishing at 1:25am in Paris after an epic match between Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem provided the “embouteillage” which Catherine predicted. On the podcast, Catherine, David and Matt (1.00) discuss how Schwartzman’s nerves vs Thiem’s physical struggles made the match dramatic, the significance of Schwartzman’s victory, and whether or not Jannik Sinner provided Rafael Nadal with the test he required (21.00). It was also a fascinating day in the women’s event, with Nadia Podoroska (47.00) 4breaking through and ending Elina Svitolina’s hopes of a first major, Danielle Collins (32.00) showing everyone what she’s all about with a feisty victory over Ons Jabeur, and Iga Swiatek (27.00) backing up her big win by ending Martina Trevisan’s run. All three results are covered in depth. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *CATHERINE Q&A* At 6pm UK time on Wednesday, Catherine will answer your questions on Instagram stories. We will advertise from 2pm for your questions to be sent in. Here’s our Instagram page - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ *MASCOT* Watch a new video about our wonderful mascot. It's called Cam's Dreams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * KICKSTARTER *  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next Kickstarter in December, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX *SOCIAL MEDIA * Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 6
56 min
Roland Garros Day 9 - Powerplays, rematches and whisky
After a very wet day at Roland Garros, we discuss the wins and performances of Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin, the poignancy felt by seeing Petra Kvitova tear up and Grigor Dimitrov lose to Stefanos Tsitsipas, the ingredients missing from Karen Khachanov, the Hamburg final re-match that's set between Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, the extraordinary moment Kenin's dad went to sit next to Fiona Ferro's coach, Laura Siegemund's food intake during her victory, and who the favourite is in the women's draw. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *MASCOT* Watch a new video about our wonderful mascot. It's called Cam's Dreams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * KICKSTARTER *  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next Kickstarter in December, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX *SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 5
56 min
Roland Garros Day 8 - Now that’s a Grand Slam day, but what was Zverev thinking?
Electric matches, comebacks, breakthrough performances, and a heavy dose of controversy: Sunday at Roland Garros felt like a proper Grand Slam day. Catherine, David and Matt got stuck into it all on the podcast. Why did Zverev play despite displaying covid symptoms? Does the responsibility to prevent that from happening lie with Zverev or the tournament? Just how good was Iga Swiatek's performance to beat Simona Halep? Has Dominic Thiem hit the wall? Will Jannik Sinner be able to trouble Rafael Nadal? And is it now or never for Elina Svitolina? The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *MASCOT* Watch a new video about our wonderful mascot. It's called Cam's Dreams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * KICKSTARTER *  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next Kickstarter in December, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX *SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 4
56 min
Roland Garros Day 7 - Briggs, the bubble and the banquet
Simon Briggs, quarantining at home in the UK after returning from Roland Garros, joins Catherine, David and Matt to share his experience of being in Paris, his thoughts on the event so far, how he sees the tournament progressing next week, and the reasons behind Britain’s doubles success. We also discuss the main results from Saturday which introduced us to Daniel Altmaier, saw another good win for Fiona Ferro, and more smooth progress for Novak Djokovic. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. *MASCOT* Watch a new video about our wonderful mascot. It's called Cam's Dreams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaT6_bpVTI&feature=youtu.be * PODCAST LINK * If you enjoy listening to The Tennis Podcast, please spread the word and share our link on your social media platforms - https://podfollow.com/the-tennis-podcast * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *SHOP* Let everyone know how you feel with our new I LOVE TENNIS range - https://thetennispodcast.teemill.com/ * EMAIL * We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – info@tennispodcast.net *REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where over 1000 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * KICKSTARTER *  We are crowdfunded for 2020, but if you’d like to receive a reminder e-mail when we launch our next Kickstarter in December, then you can put your details here - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX *SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - www.twitter.com/tennispodcast  
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Oct 3
52 min
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