The Tennis Podcast
The Tennis Podcast
David Law, Catherine Whitaker, Matt Roberts
Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts talk tennis weekly throughout the year and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. Friends of The Tennis Podcast have access to exclusive Q & A's, new editions of Tennis Re-Lived and more bonus contents. To become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Paolini proves David wrong; Mensik and Fonseca arrive in style
After a week of planning meetings and tech tests in Solihull, Catherine, David and Matt come together to discuss the week’s biggest stories. We analyse the surprise final between Jasmine Paolini and Anna Kalinskaya in Dubai, eat our words about Paolini, and reflect on the new back-to-back nature of February’s WTA 1000 events. On the men’s side, youngsters Joao Fonseca and Jakub Mensik took the headlines, but Sebastian Baez, Jordan Thompson and Karen Khachanov were the week’s champions. There’s chat about all of them, Carlos Alcaraz’s injury, the official retirement of Ivo Karlovic, and the third instalment of the Holger Rune-Patrick Mouratoglou coaching partnership. OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast TerminologyFor Friends, Hannah's latest column is about Daria Kasatkina - https://bit.ly/HannahOnKasatkina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 26
1 hr 9 min
Swiatek, Sinner roll on, but what's up with Alcaraz?
Catherine, David and Matt are together to look back on an eventful week, headlined by Iga Swiatek's third straight title in Doha. We discuss the significance of her victory over Elena Rybakina in Doha, an extraordinary week for Karolina Pliskova as she dashed from Cluj, and the latest instalment of Victoria Azarenka beating Jelena Ostapenko which came with delicious handshake aggro. On the men's side, there's chat about Jannik Sinner backing up his Australian Open title, Alex de Minaur's improvements, a first title for Facundo Diaz Acosta in Buenos Aires, current concern levels for Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe, and the dying art of the one-handed backhand. Finally, shout out to Reuben Greeph for this episode's outro...a Tennis Podcast classic. OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast TerminologyFor Friends, Hannah's latest column is about Daria Kasatkina - https://bit.ly/HannahOnKasatkina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 19
1 hr 8 min
Rybakina returns, Humbert delivers and what is Holger Rune doing?
Catherine, David and Matt start with an eventful week in Abu Dhabi which saw Elena Rybakina lift her second trophy of the season, Daria Kasatkina impress, and injury concern for Ons Jabeur. Elsewhere there’s chat about Karolina Pliskova’s first title in four years, Ugo Humbert delivering on his immense talent by winning in Marseille, Tommy Paul’s title run in Dallas, and an all-qualifier final in Cordoba. There’s also a disqualification in UTS, coaching news for Holger Rune and Jessica Pegula, and a look ahead to this week as the tennis keeps coming. OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 12
1 hr 3 min
David's back! And tennis never went away
We’re home from Melbourne, David is feeling better, and we’re here to talk about the tennis that’s happened since the Australian Open. There’s chat about Jelena Ostapenko’s incredible consistency in 2024, Diana Shnaider and her bandana, Alexander Bublik's unlikely record-setting week in Montpellier, the latest round of Davis Cup Qualifiers, Holger Rune’s quick split with Severin Luthi, and a tweet from Andy Murray which caused a storm. OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 5
1 hr 4 min
AO Day 15 - Sinner seizes maiden slam
Jannik Sinner is a Grand Slam champion! He came back from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev in a fascinating Australian Open final. Catherine and Matt discuss how Sinner did it, what another loss from two sets up means for Medvedev, the role Medvedev's path to the final played in his performance, the way Sinner has proved us wrong, and what lies ahead for him in the short and long term. There's also chat about Su Wei Hsieh and Elise Mertens winning the women's doubles title and some final reflections on what's been a thrilling but challenging tournament to cover. ON LOCATION:We are proud to be sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open.On Location has fantastic ticket, hospitality and travel packages available for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Miami Open, the Madrid Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and Laver Cup.And we have a 10% Discount for Tennis Podcast listeners on 2024 Roland-Garros Official VIP Ticket Packages courtesy of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours.To buy an official VIP Ticket Package to Roland Garros and take advantage of our 10% discount, just go to Tours4Tennis.com/Podcast and use the discount code CLAYSEASON at checkout.Terms and conditions apply.OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 28
51 min
AO Day 14 - Aryna's Aussie Double
Aryna Sabalenka has won her second straight Australian Open title, defeating Zheng Qinwen 6-3 6-2 in the final. It wasn't a classic contest, but Catherine and Matt talk through where it was won and lost, the joy Sabalenka felt in her moment of victory, whether Sabalenka can back this up and win at other slams, and how Zheng's game can still develop. There's also a preview of the men's final and a round up of all the wheelchair and junior results. ON LOCATION:We are proud to be sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open.On Location has fantastic ticket, hospitality and travel packages available for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Miami Open, the Madrid Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and Laver Cup.And we have a 10% Discount for Tennis Podcast listeners on 2024 Roland-Garros Official VIP Ticket Packages courtesy of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours.To buy an official VIP Ticket Package to Roland Garros and take advantage of our 10% discount, just go to Tours4Tennis.com/Podcast and use the discount code CLAYSEASON at checkout.Terms and conditions apply.OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 27
49 min
AO Day 13 - Sinner stuns Djokovic; Daniil delivers Karma
Sometimes a day of tennis comes along and blows you away, and Friday at the Australian Open was one of those days. First, Jannik Sinner did the impossible and beat Novak Djokovic on the Rod Laver Arena in a semi-final, with Djokovic playing one of the worst matches of his Grand Slam career. Then, Daniil Medvedev produced his second comeback from two sets down this tournament to send Alexander Zverev packing at midnight. Catherine, David and Matt talk about the matches, the press conference and what it all means. ON LOCATION:We are proud to be sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open.On Location has fantastic ticket, hospitality and travel packages available for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Miami Open, the Madrid Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and Laver Cup.And we have a 10% Discount for Tennis Podcast listeners on 2024 Roland-Garros Official VIP Ticket Packages courtesy of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours.To buy an official VIP Ticket Package to Roland Garros and take advantage of our 10% discount, just go to Tours4Tennis.com/Podcast and use the discount code CLAYSEASON at checkout.Terms and conditions apply.OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 26
1 hr 3 min
AO Day 12 - Shriver's semifinal verdict
On women's semi-final night we were joined by the one and only Pam Shriver to talk about wins for Aryna Sabalenka and Zheng Qinwen. There's chat about why Gauff-Sabalenka is such a good match up, the differences between this match and their US Open final, and how Zheng might handle her first major final. We also round up a fun day of doubles and look ahead to the men's semis. ON LOCATION:We are proud to be sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open.On Location has fantastic ticket, hospitality and travel packages available for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Miami Open, the Madrid Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and Laver Cup.And we have a 10% Discount for Tennis Podcast listeners on 2024 Roland-Garros Official VIP Ticket Packages courtesy of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours.To buy an official VIP Ticket Package to Roland Garros and take advantage of our 10% discount, just go to Tours4Tennis.com/Podcast and use the discount code CLAYSEASON at checkout.Terms and conditions apply.OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 25
1 hr 1 min
AO Day 11 - Alcaraz ousted; Qinwen Zheng surges to semis
Shortly after watching Carlos Alcaraz lose to Alexander Zverev from courtside, Catherine, David and Matt convene at TP Towers to discuss what on earth happened. There's chat about Zverev's incredible serving, the way Alcaraz was off his game, and what might have caused such a below par performance. Zverev's semi-final with Daniil Medvedev is previewed, Dayana Yastremska's run to the semis as a qualifier is analysed, and there's lots of admiration for the way Zheng Qinwen has handled the pressure this tournament. ON LOCATION:We are proud to be sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open.On Location has fantastic ticket, hospitality and travel packages available for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Miami Open, the Madrid Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and Laver Cup.And we have a 10% Discount for Tennis Podcast listeners on 2024 Roland-Garros Official VIP Ticket Packages courtesy of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours.To buy an official VIP Ticket Package to Roland Garros and take advantage of our 10% discount, just go to Tours4Tennis.com/Podcast and use the discount code CLAYSEASON at checkout.Terms and conditions apply.OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 24
1 hr 5 min
AO Day 10 - Dream semis set
On another crazy day at Melbourne Park, Catherine, David and Matt bring you a two-part podcast to discuss how Coco Gauff vs Aryna Sabalenka and Novak Djokovic vs Jannik Sinner were set up. There’s chat about how we felt watching Gauff’s error-ridden performance, the way in which Djokovic’s managed the conditions, Sabalenka’s continued dominance, Sinner’s surge to condemn Andrey Rublev to a 10th straight slam QF defeat, and how the organisers were saved from a ridiculously late finish, even if 1:21am is still far too late.ON LOCATION:We are proud to be sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider, throughout the Australian Open.On Location has fantastic ticket, hospitality and travel packages available for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Miami Open, the Madrid Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and Laver Cup.And we have a 10% Discount for Tennis Podcast listeners on 2024 Roland-Garros Official VIP Ticket Packages courtesy of Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours.To buy an official VIP Ticket Package to Roland Garros and take advantage of our 10% discount, just go to Tours4Tennis.com/Podcast and use the discount code CLAYSEASON at checkout.Terms and conditions apply.OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 23
1 hr 1 min
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