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April 6, 2020
To launch Tennis Re-Lived, Catherine, David and Matt look back on two classic Miami finals, starting with the first ever final between the Williams sisters in 1999. What was most noticeable about Venus and Serena’s respective games and personalities at the time? How was women’s tennis talked about in this era? And in what way was Richard Williams front and centre? Turning to Murray and Ferrer’s epic in 2013, how did the match become so dramatic after a ropey start? Has there been a more shocking sight in tennis in recent memory than Ferrer cramping? And in what way did this match set the tone for their seasons? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * TENNIS RE-LIVED* The next episode of Tennis Re-Lived will drop in two weeks as we look back on memorable Fed Cup and Monte Carlo finals. * 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 more than 800 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ *SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 1, 2020
We knew it was coming, and yet it still felt shocking, and it still hurt. After Wimbledon announced its 134th edition would not take place, and the rest of the grass court season was abandoned because of the Coronavirus, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts were joined on The Tennis Podcast by Simon Briggs, the Tennis Correspondent of The Telegraph.  Was there any alternative? What sort of impact will the cancellations have on the tennis world, and those working within it? And when can the sport realistically return? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * TENNIS RE-LIVED* In the absence of live tennis, we will be watching classic matches together over the next few months and recording podcasts immediately afterwards with our reaction, research and reminiscences. The first episode will be out on Monday 6th April when we will be discussing two classic Miami finals: Venus vs Serena from 1999 and Murray vs Ferrer from 2013. If you’d like to watch along with us, then Murray vs. Ferrer is available in full on Tennis TV, and Venus vs Serena can be found on Youtube: Set 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y06o9Ne_TFE Set 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maisBdaUjIw Set 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u23jtMoPadY&t=1272s * 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 more than 800 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ *SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 30, 2020
We begin this week’s show by discussing the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and launching Tennis Re-Lived. That's followed by part two of our Q&A with Mary Carillo as she talks more about her own career – including her memories of the French Open mixed doubles title she won with John McEnroe and the worst match she’s ever commentated on. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * TENNIS RE-LIVED* In the absence of live tennis, we will be watching classic matches together over the next few months and recording podcasts immediately afterwards with our reaction, research and reminiscences. The first episode will be out on Monday 6th April when we will be discussing two classic Miami finals: Venus vs Serena from 1999 and Murray vs Ferrer from 2013. If you’d like to watch along with us, then Murray vs. Ferrer is available in full on Tennis TV, and Venus vs Serena can be found on Youtube: Set 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y06o9Ne_TFE Set 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maisBdaUjIw Set 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u23jtMoPadY&t=1272s  * 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 more than 800 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/   * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 23, 2020
Mary Carillo joins Catherine, David and Matt from Florida to catch up and answer some listener questions. In part one, she talks about how the enforced break due to Coronavirus could affect different players, whether a champion's mentality can be learned, and how Coco Gauff's career might unfold compared to other teenage stars. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * 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 more than 800 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/  * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2020
Catherine, David and Matt are back for a bonus mid-week pod to discuss all the fallout from Roland Garros going rogue in the wake of Coronavirus and re-positioning itself in the calendar for this year. What are the political implications of such a move? Will this actually bring tennis’ fractious governing bodies together? Could it lead to long-term change? And what’s the likelihood of it going ahead like this? There’s also news of David’s AMA on Reddit, Matt quotes Star Wars, and Catherine provides important updates on bra wearing, suitcase unpacking, and karaoke. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year -http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * 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 always open – info@tennispodcast.net * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where more than 800 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/  * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 17, 2020
Catherine, David and Matt talk about the dramatic developments since Indian Wells’ cancellation, the absence and importance of sport in our lives, the impact this break could have when tennis eventually returns, and which players they would choose to self-isolate with.   Plus, Dan Evans and Bethanie Mattek-Sands give insight into what it was like on site at Indian Wells last week, the communication they’ve had from the tours about Coronavirus, how this suspension will impact players, and what they’re doing to balance unexpected free time with training. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where more than 700 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/  * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 9, 2020
Catherine was supposed to be flying to Indian Wells today, but instead she’s chatting to David and Matt all about the fact that the tournament has been cancelled because of Coronavirus. Discussion includes what to make of the decision, how it affects livelihoods in tennis, and the way the situation could potentially escalate to affect more tournaments, The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where more than 700 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/  * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 2, 2020
Catherine, David and Matt are together again to review another busy week in the packed February schedule, one which saw Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal seamlessly return to the tour and win titles, Heather Watson and Dan Evans impress, and the emergence of more teenage stars. What's changed in 2020 for Djokovic to be able to dominate the tour once again? Was it appropriate for Tsitsipas' mum to attend his press conference in Dubai and what does it say about their relationship? And what did we learn about Leylah Fernandez and Thiago Seyboth Wild? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where more than 700 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/  * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 27, 2020
Maria Sharapova, who beat Serena Williams to win Wimbledon aged 17, completed the career Grand Slam, and then failed an anti-doping test, has retired. In a special edition of The Tennis Podcast, Catherine Whitaker and David Law are joined by the man that broke the news of her retirement, Chris Clarey of the New York Times, to react to the announcement. Why did she stop now? How will her career be remembered? Could she have done more? Is she legacy tainted by the positive test? And what will she do next? All answered on the show. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners every December. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community where more than 700 listeners chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 24, 2020
Catherine, David and Matt catch up to discuss a busy week which saw Roger Federer announce knee surgery, Kim Clijsters impress in her first match for seven years, Simona Halep beat Elena Rybakina in a thriller in Dubai, and Dominic Thiem struggle in Rio. Could Federer’s enforced break actually be a blessing in disguise when it comes to Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer? What makes Rybakina special? And who is 16-year-old Carlos Alcaraz who won a match in Rio? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year -http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community with over 700 members where listeners can chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 17, 2020
Catherine, David and Matt are back together for the first time since the Australian Open with plenty to catch up on, including an exciting Fed Cup weekend, titles for Kiki Bertens, Gael Monfils and Kyle Edmund, and the impending return of Kim Clijsters. How important is it that home and away ties continue to exist in Fed Cup? Why did Jo Konta not commit to it? And will Monfils build on this form at bigger events? There’s also a chance to look back on our interview with Marion Bartoli, discuss some Fed Cup outfit fiascos, and collectively cringe at some social media #content involving Edmund. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year -http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community with over 700 members where listeners can chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 10, 2020
Before leaving Melbourne, Catherine Whitaker and David Law spent an hour in the company of Marion Bartoli. What followed was, we believe, one of the most powerful and important podcasts we’ve ever done. Topics include how Bartoli came to play double-handed on both sides, the way tennis affected her relationship with her father and brother growing up, why she felt like a failure after losing the 2007 Wimbledon final, what it felt like to finally win Wimbledon in 2013, her sudden retirement from the sport, the dark place she was in while suffering from anorexia, how she overcame it, the current state of the WTA Tour, whether Serena Williams will overtake the Grand Slam record, and coaching Jelena Ostapenko. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community with over 700 members where listeners can chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 2, 2020
Catherine, David and Matt bring you one final Tennis Podcast from the 2020 Australian Open after Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem in five sets to win an 8th title in Melbourne and a 17th Grand Slam overall. There’s chat about Djokovic’s fast start, the way in which the crowd and Thiem started to rattle him, his time violations, his mid-match lull, and his fifth set resurgence. Can he catch Nadal and Federer this year? How will the Olympics affect the Grand Slam race this season? And in what way is Thiem becoming like Andy Murray? *FEVER-TREE CHAMPIONSHIPS (QUEEN'S) VIP EXPERIENCES* This episode of The Tennis Podcast has been sponsored by the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen's Club, which takes place 15-21 June. Keith Prowse is the tournament's hospitality provider, and offers VIP wining and dining experiences along with premium centre court seats. For more information -https://www.keithprowse.co.uk/queens-club/fever-tree-championships/?sid=6571&utm_source=TennisPodcast&utm_medium=other_advertising&utm_campaign=fever_tree_tennispodcast&utm_content=aussie_open_1 * 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 * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year -http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 1, 2020
Sofia Kenin is a Grand Slam champion. How did she fight back against Muguruza? What boat-worthy character traits does she have? And how will she build on this victory? Catherine, David and Matt discuss all that and more before looking ahead to Thiem vs. Djokovic. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 31, 2020
After Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Zverev to reach his first Grand Slam final on a hard court, Catherine, David and Matt were joined by The Telegraph’s Simon Briggs to talk all about it. How did Thiem adjust mentally and tactically from the Nadal match? Why did Zverev not play more aggressively? And in what way can Thiem trouble Djokovic? Looking ahead to the women’s final, there’s discussion about why Sofia Kenin hasn’t received much hype, how her career might develop after this run, and Garbine Muguruza’s pre-season Kilimanjaro excursion. Finally, stay for an all-time great anecdote from Simon. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 30, 2020
The women’s final will be Sofia Kenin vs. Garbiñe Muguruza. How did that happen? Catherine, David and Matt discuss at the end of a scorching hot day in Melbourne. How much of an impact did the conditions have on the women’s semi-finals? In what way were they similar matches? Did Ash Barty choke against Kenin? How much will this defeat have hurt her? And who will have the edge in the final? In the night session, a hampered Roger Federer did take to the court against Novak Djokovic, but was comfortably beaten in straight sets. How did Federer’s fast start briefly distract Djokovic? Why did Djokovic not finish him off more ruthlessly? And who would pose more threat to Djokovic in the final - Thiem or Zverev? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year -http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 29, 2020
Dominic Thiem did it. He proved Catherine, David and Matt right (for once) by beating Rafael Nadal in four pulsating sets. How significant does it feel that he beat Nadal at his own game? What made Nadal look agitated? And can Thiem peak again for the rest of this tournament? There’s also chat about Alexander Zverev reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final with victory over Stan Wawrinka, and the way he’s turned his serve into a weapon again, approached this year’s Australian Open with lower expectations, and kept faith in his father as his coach. Finally, Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza set up an exciting semi-final match. Is Halep playing as well as ever? And in what way is Muguruza on lockdown mode in her press conferences? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 28, 2020
Novak Djokovic’s straightforward victory over Milos Raonic in the night session meant a rare early(ish) finish for Catherine, David and Matt. But it was a day with plenty of drama as Roger Federer saved 7 match points to beat Tennys Sandgren. How did he do it? And what state will he be in for his semi-final? Elsewhere, there’s discussion about Ash Barty avenging last year’s quarter-final defeat to Petra Kvitova. In what way did it show how much she’s improved? Will she have her work cut out against Sofia Kenin? And what’s going on with the scheduling that’s seeing women’s matches not get the prime time night session slots? Finally, there’s news of Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe’s protest against Margaret Court’s name appearing on the second stadium at Melbourne Park, and Tennis Australia’s response to it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 27, 2020
Another night at this year’s Australian Open, another Nick Kyrgios match that had everyone engrossed. This time, he lost against Rafael Nadal in a pulsating four-set contest, but he showed a commitment we’d never seen from him before. Afterwards, Catherine, David and Matt sat down with some beers to digest the match. There’s also chat about Dominic Thiem’s reasons for splitting with Thomas Muster, the awesome sight of Stan Wawrinka in full flight, Garbiñe Muguruza’s ambition, Alexander Zverev’s renewed confidence, and the bizarre scheduling on Ash Barty vs. Petra Kvitova. Plus, David speaks to Goran Ivanisevic for a revealing insight into his role within Novak Djokovic’s team. *FEVER-TREE CHAMPIONSHIPS (QUEEN'S) VIP EXPERIENCES* This episode of The Tennis Podcast has been sponsored by the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen's Club, which takes place 15-21 June. Keith Prowse is the tournament's hospitality provider, and offers VIP wining and dining experiences along with premium centre court seats. For more information - https://www.keithprowse.co.uk/queens-club/fever-tree-championships/?sid=6571&utm_source=TennisPodcast&utm_medium=other_advertising&utm_campaign=fever_tree_tennispodcast&utm_content=aussie_open_1 * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 26, 2020
Ash Barty has had her problems with Alison Riske, but she scraped past her nemesis to keep hopes of a home title alive. Afterwards, while Roger Federer faced Marton Fucsovics, David and Matt went round to Catherine’s apartment to watch the last match of the day, drink beer and eat snacks galore. Then they recorded the Day 7 pod to look back on the day. How far can Federer go? What aggro went on between Fabio Fognini and Tennys Sandgren? And who will win between Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev. Plus, Mats Wilander spoke to David to assess the state of the men’s game. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year -http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun -https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter -https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 25, 2020
After Friday’s drama at the Australian Open, there was a sense of déjà vu on Saturday with more top seeds going out and another engrossing fifth set tiebreak to end the night, only this time with Nick Kyrgios involved. Catherine, David and Matt sat down to talk it all through. What made Kyrgios’ victory over Khachanov feel like the best and most important of his career? Why does Pliskova keep failing at Grand Slams? And are we witnessing Muguruza’s rejuvenation? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 24, 2020
On a day of snowballing drama, Catherine, David and Matt got together again for a second podcast to capture the excitement of a night session which saw defending champion Naomi Osaka beaten by Coco Gauff, Stefanos Tsitsipas shown up by Milos Raonic, and Roger Federer pushed to the brink by John Millman in a match ending with the first ever fifth set tiebreak on the Rod Laver Arena. It left everyone wondering: has there ever been a better day of tennis? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 24, 2020
An extraordinarily dramatic Friday afternoon in Melbourne which saw Serena Williams beaten by Qiang Wang and Caroline Wozniacki sent into retirement by Ons Jabeur called for an emergency edition of The Tennis Podcast. So, Catherine, David and Matt gathered amid the Garden Square hubbub to try to make sense of it all. What happened to Serena? Where does this leave her quest to win No.24? And what did Wozniacki's emotion say about her? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 23, 2020
It felt like the 2020 Australian Open came to life on Thursday evening as a series of matches turned into epics under the lights. Afterwards, Catherine, David and Matt met up to talk about them, as well as everything else they'd seen on a breathless day. Why are Kyrgioptimism levels higher than ever before after his victory over Simon? Why did dust force play to stop? And how has Cici Bellis defied her injuries? * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2020
Caroline Wozniacki will retire from tennis over the next two weeks. But not today. Her comeback win against Dayana Yastremska is discussed on the latest daily pod from the Australian Open, as is another triumph for Coco Gauff, serene progress for the big names, and the prospect of Roger Federer vs. John Millman - the rematch. * LEAVE US A REVIEW * We reached No.4 in the Apple Podcasts charts today. Leave us a review so everyone knows what you think of us! (as long as it's good) - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-tennis-podcast/id530971441 * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 21, 2020
At the end of a day when 88 matches were played at the Australian Open, Catherine, David and Matt were all in desperate need of a beer as they recorded the latest Tennis Podcast from inside the media centre.   They discuss Tiafoe’s encouraging performance in defeat against Medvedev, plenty of British misfortune, whether probation suits Kyrgios and if he will be able to beat Simon, a match which felt like the end of the road for Sharapova, and results which have left predictions in tatters.  * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 20, 2020
As the clock struck midnight and David and Matt prepared to record the pod after day one of the Australian Open, Catherine arrived! Together, they discussed the straightforward days for Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka, a weirdly scrappy evening session featuring Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic, and a backwards step for Denis Shapovalov. * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 19, 2020
David and Matt sit down to dissect the draws and make their predictions for the 2020 Australian Open, with a few surprising choices and disagreements along the way. Will Serena Williams finally claim No.24? And is this the moment that the Big 3’s Grand Slam dominance will be broken? * KICKSTARTER * There are just a few hours to go in our 2020 crowdfunding campaign. If you'd like to support us, this is your last chance to do so - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thetennispodcast/the-tennis-podcast-in-2020 * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's a growing online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 18, 2020
David and Matt take you inside the press room at the Australian Open where they spent media day asking questions and getting a sense of how the top players are feeling. There’s news of how Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal spoke to tournament officials about the air pollution, Daniil Medvedev’s admission that last year’s run could have been a hot streak, Caroline Wozniacki’s reflections on her career, and Naomi Osaka’s desire to have a rival.  * KICKSTARTER * There are just under two days to go in our crowdfunding campaign. If you'd like to support us, you still can - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thetennispodcast/the-tennis-podcast-in-2020 * NEWSLETTER * Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX * REDDIT * We have a sub-reddit page! It's basically an online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ * SOCIAL MEDIA * Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2020
David and Matt have made it to Melbourne! For now, with Catherine still in the U.K. as she recovers from her eye infection, they are joined by The Telegraph’s Simon Briggs to discuss the controversial build-up to this year’s Australian Open. Simon has been down under for a few weeks, and he gives the lowdown on how he thinks the ATP Cup might affect players, the criticism faced by Tennis Australia as qualifying went ahead in spite of the poor air quality, the main talking points from Thursday's draw ceremony, and the injuries affecting a number of British players. *** KICKSTARTER *** There are two days to go in our crowdfunding campaign. If you'd like to support us, you still can - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thetennispodcast/the-tennis-podcast-in-2020 *** NEWSLETTER *** Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX *** REDDIT *** We have a sub-reddit page! It's basically an online community for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/ *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 13, 2020
David is back together with Catherine and Matt to discuss a busy opening week of the 2020 season. The significance of Serena Williams’ title in Auckland is assessed, caution is urged after Karolina Pliskova’s triumph in Brisbane, ­­­there are debates about the real meaning of Serbia’s ATP Cup victory and the possible solution to tennis’ team event conundrum, and a row ensues about Novak Djokovic’s status as the Australian Open favourite.  *** KICKSTARTER *** Thanks to everyone who has helped us reach our funding goal! Our Kickstarter remains open until Sunday night, and the more we raise, the more we can do. So if you want to show your support - http://po.st/TP_Kickstarter2020 *** NEWSLETTER *** Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter ***REDDIT*** We have a sub-reddit page! Listener Ian has created a space for listeners to chat about the show and all things tennis. Join in the fun - http://po.st/TTP_Reddit *** 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
January 6, 2020
A new decade, a new tennis season, and the new ATP Cup. In our first episode of 2020, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts discuss what they've made of the first few days of the tournament, how it compares to the revamped Davis Cup, whether it's what tennis needs, and some of the notable results so far. There's also a look at some of the main stories from the off season and a preview of the new WTA season. *** KICKSTARTER *** Thanks to everyone who has backed us so far. If you enjoy the show and want to help us reach our crowdfunding goal for 2020, you can support The Tennis Podcast here - http://po.st/TP_Kickstarter2020 *** NEWSLETTER *** Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - 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
December 16, 2019
Our final episode of 2019 is a big interview with Marcos Baghdatis (details below). In the meantime, our Kickstarter continues to run, and we will be back in the first week of January to preview the new season. Thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout the year. To back The Tennis Podcast in 2020 - http://po.st/TP_Kickstarter2020 *** BAGHDATIS INTERVIEW *** Marcos Baghdatis opens up to David Law on a range of topics, including: - Australian Open final run in 2006 - Idolising Andre Agassi - Injury problems - Leaving home aged 14 to pursue tennis - Finding happiness in life - Smashing four racquets in a row - His toughest opponent - What makes Stefanos Tsitsipas special - How he wants to give back to the sport *** NEWSLETTER *** Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - 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
December 9, 2019
Shortly after our live show at The Queen’s Club, Catherine, David and Matt recorded the final regular edition of The Tennis Podcast in 2019 to reflect on the night and hand out our awards for the season. The categories were: Player of the year (08:32) Team of the year (13:18) Match of the year (18:35) Disappointment of the year (21:57) Story of the year (26:46) Did that really happen moment of the year (34:08) Tennis shoots itself in the foot moment of the year (39:26) Moment I watched on repeat of the year (43:13) More than 130 editions of The Tennis Podcast have been produced throughout 2019, including daily editions at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, Fever-Tree Championships, US Open, WTA Finals, ATP Finals, Fed Cup Final and Davis Cup Finals. *** KICKSTARTER *** We need your help to keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing in 2020. Thank you to everyone who has backed our Kickstarter since its launch last week. We are blown away by the response. If you would like to support us - http://po.st/TP_Kickstarter2020 *** BOOK *** This episode has been sponsored by a tennis book called More To Gain That Just The Game which has been written by pod listener Dave Courteen. For more information, or to buy a copy, visit https://www.moretogain.co.uk/ or http://po.st/MoreToGai_Amazon *** NEWSLETTER *** Sign up to get our news, predictions and Matt’s Stat. Daily at the Grand Slams and weekly throughout the rest of the year - 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
December 2, 2019
Why do we like podcasting? What were our highlights of producing 130 of them in 2019? And why are we crowdfunding again? We - Catherine, David and Matt - get together over a beer to tell you on a special mini-pod. Our campaign to crowdfund The Tennis Podcast in 2020 is now live. If you would like to support us, please access the link below. Thank you. Support The Tennis Podcast - http://po.st/TP_Kickstarter2020 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 25, 2019
Davis Cup Finals Day 7 - Nadal, Bautista Agut Win For Spain; Pique Perspective; Haggerty Grilled; Chris Clarey View Rafael Nadal did what Rafael Nadal does - perform heroically, and win for himself and his nation. What Roberto Bautista Agut did was arguably even more impressive - suiting up for Spain just three days after his father had died, and putting his nation 1-0 up. Catherine Whitaker, David Law, and Matt Roberts on the ground come together to review another extraordinary couple of days. We hear from Gerard Pique, the superstar footballer who is now running the Davis Cup, Matt grills ITF President David Haggerty about the first edition of the new event and what is to come, and he gets the ever-fascinating views of Christopher Clarey, the Tennis Correspondent for the New York Times.  The Tennis Podcast was produced weekly throughout the year in 2019, and daily at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, Queen’s, US Open, WTA Finals, ATP Finals, Fed Cup Final and the Davis Cup finals. More than 120 editions of the podcast have been published over the course of the year.  We will launch our campaign to crowdfund The Tennis Podcast in 2020 on Monday December 2nd. If you would like a reminder set to you when we launch, sign up below. Support The Tennis Podcast  - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast ***LINKS*** Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA*** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 24, 2019
Rafael Nadal is the closest thing in tennis to Superman. And on Saturday, he continued to take on the world, beating Great Britain almost single-handedly and setting up a final against Canada. The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, with Matt Roberts. It is produced daily during all of the Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cups, in association with Telegraph Sport. ***LINKS*** Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch -http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA*** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 23, 2019
This is the day that Gerard Pique would have been dreaming about when he invested in the Davis Cup and turned it into a single week finals with 18 teams. Despair for Serbia, joy for Russia, Spain and Great Britain, with some of the most emotional scenes of the year, on and off the court. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker (Amazon Prime tv presenter), David Law (BBC Radio commentator), and Matt Roberts got together as usual to share their experiences of a spellbinding day. We hear the best (or worst, depending on viewpoint) of Serbia's press conference after the loss to Russia.Serbia had held three match point, and their players were inconsolable. All of the other matches and storylines are discussed in the 5th of our daily shows from the Davis Cup finals. We are daily during all of the Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cups, produced in association with Telegraph Sport. ***LINKS***: Davis Cup Finals tickets code - Get 15% off, on us, by going to DavisCupFinals.com and putting in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newslette - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch -http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes reviewplease!http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA***: Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 22, 2019
Early night for Matt Roberts, who got to bed at 2am after running out of the Magic Box before it shut. Once home, he told us why Nick Kyrgios didn't play for Australia against Canada, what it was like hanging out with the Canadian ultras, and what he asked Novak Djokovic. Matt, Catherine Whitaker and David Law reviewed the rest of the day in Madrid. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. ***LINKS***: Davis Cup Finals tickets code - Get 15% off, on us, by going to DavisCupFinals.com and putting in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here - tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA***: Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 21, 2019
With tennis still going on at 2am in Madrid, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts discussed the return to the Davis Cup of Andy Murray. It wasn't all plain sailing, and he had plenty to say afterwards. Novak Djokovic wasn't short of a word or two either. We hear from the both on The Tennis Podcast. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. ***LINKS***: Davis Cup Finals tickets code - Get 15% off, on us, by going to DavisCupFinals.com and putting in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Tennis Podcast Live- If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here -tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch -http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA***: Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 20, 2019
The old Davis Cup atmosphere is alive and well if today is anything to go by in Madrid, even if only when the home nation plays. Spain vs. Russia was electric, and at the time of recording - well after midnight - it was still going on. Why did it go on so late? How was Rafael Nadal playing? And what was the deal with Canada allowing the USA a walkover in their doubles rubber? Matt Roberts was still in Madrid as the clock neared 1am, and talked to David Law about an interesting day. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. ***LINKS***: Davis Cup Finals tickets code - Get 15% off, on us, by going to DavisCupFinals.com and putting in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here -tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch -http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA***: Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 19, 2019
Davis Cup, but not as we know it, began on Monday. So, what was it like? Matt Roberts was on the ground in Madrid and spoke to Catherine Whitaker and David Law on the pod afterwards. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. ***LINKS***: Davis Cup Finals tickets code - Get 15% off, on us, by going to DavisCupFinals.com and putting in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here -tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch -http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA***: Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter  Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 18, 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas is the ATP Finals champion and the future of men’s tennis looks bright. With the tennis court at the O2 being dismantled around them, Catherine Whitaker and David Law discuss Tsitsipas’ thrilling final set tiebreak victory over Dominic Thiem. Where was the match won and lost? What makes people fall in love with Tsitsipas? How confident can we be that both players will deliver more of the same next year? And what made this such a memorable tournament? Then, David catches up with Matt Roberts in Madrid ahead of the Davis Cup Finals. There’s chat about what to expect next week as a new era dawns, and insight from Novak Djokovic, Lleyton Hewitt and Leon Smith on media day. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. ***LINKS***: Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here - tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact ***SOCIAL MEDIA***: Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter  Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 17, 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas downed Roger Federer in straight sets despite setting up a third of the break points that they great man conjured, and squandered. So what happened? Catherine Whitaker and David Law talk it through. The Greek will now face Dominic Thiem in what looks like being one of the most interesting matches of the year. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. LINKS: Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here - tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 15, 2019
Rafael Nadal played his best tennis of the ATP Finals, celebrated ending the year as World No.1, but still failed to reach the semifinals. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts discussed his extraordinary year, and his reaction afterwards. They also covered Alexander Zverev's win over Daniil Medvedev and previewed the semifinals. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. LINKS: Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here - tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 15, 2019
Roger Federer put his Novak Djokovic demons to bed for a night and handed Rafael Nadal the year-end No.1 at the ATP Finals on Thursday. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts went to the bar to talk about it. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed Cup and Davis Cup finals. LINKS: Tennis Podcast Live - If you would like to enter the ballot for tickets to Tennis Podcast Live at The Queen's Club in London on Monday 2nd December (6.30pm), send in your details here - tennispodcastevents@gmail.com. Tickets will cost £20 each. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2019
Rafael Nadal trailed Daniil Medvedev 1-5 in the third set, and won. What on earth happened? Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts convened with Simon Briggs of The Telegraph to try to work it out. How good was Stefanos Tsitsipas? And how bad was Alexander Zverev? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, and daily at all the Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2019
Dominic Thiem vs. Novak Djokovic was one of the best matches The O2 has ever seen. Catherine Whitaker, Matt Roberts, David Law and special guest Charlie Eccleshare were suitably thrilled on the pod. Plus, we talk to Andy Murray about fatherhood for the first time, the Davis Cup finals, what would constitute success in 2020, and how he doesn't want to end up like Ivan Lendl. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 11, 2019
Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas started Monday with 0-5 records against Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev, but ended it with significant victories. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts got together to talk about what happened, the delirious interviews they attended, and what they think will happen next for the young Next Gen stars. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, daily at all of the Grand Slams, Tour Finals, and Davis and Fed Cup final in association with Telegraph Sport. OUR LINKS: Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 10, 2019
The Tennis Podcast crew were pleading with Dominic Thiem to show up on day one of the ATP Finals, and he did so with bells on. The Austrian defeated Roger Federer in the night session, and Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts convened afterwards to talk about what went on. Novak Djokovic beating Matteo Berretti wasn’t a great surprise, but the manner of it was chastening. What happened? The pod team discuss. And in the aftermath of an 18-year-old winning the Next Gen Finals, we try to work out what makes Jannik Sinner special. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, and daily at all the Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 10, 2019
France are the Fed Cup champions for the first time since 2003 after Kiki Mladenovic seized the day for her country, beating Ash Barty in both singles and doubles. David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts are together to talk it all through, including Mladenovic and Garcia's redemption narrative, Julien Benneteau's gamble that paid off, and Barty and Stosur's tears. Also, hear from a jubilant French team immediately after their victory, and a disconsolate Australian side in press. Does captain Alicia Molik have any regrets? And how long will it take the players to get over the disappointment? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. *** SHOW LINKS *** We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to http://www.daviscupfinals.com/ and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 9, 2019
The Fed Cup final is evenly poised going into Sunday after a very strange opening day which saw Kiki Mladenovic thrash Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1, before Ash Barty levelled for Australia with a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Caroline Garcia. Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts try to make sense of it all. Why were the matches so one-sided? Was Tomljanovic simply affected by nerves? Was it really the best match Barty has ever played? And will the captains make changes to their teams tomorrow? All that and more is discussed, and we hear from all four players. Elsewhere, there's time to preview the ATP Finals. How motivated is Djokovic by the chance to finish the year as World No.1? Will the court be faster this year? And what is Matteo Berrettini like? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. *** SHOW LINKS *** We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to http://www.daviscupfinals.com/ and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 8, 2019
On the eve of the Fed Cup final in Perth, Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts are together at the O2 to look ahead to the tie. They discuss the growing status of Ash Barty in Australia, the controversy surrounding Ajla Tomljanovic’s switch of allegiance, and the often-tumultuous but always-crucial relationship between Kiki Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for France. Elsewhere, David Law speaks to Nicole Pratt for an insight into the Australian camp. She talks about the ins and outs of her role as Fed Cup coach, the significance of this tie for Australia, why she always thought Ash Barty would win the French Open, and the possible impact that 40oC heat in Perth could have over the weekend. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. *** SHOW LINKS *** We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to http://www.daviscupfinals.com/ and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 3, 2019
Ash Barty made history on Sunday by winning more money than any tennis player ever has at a tennis tournament. And she did so with a performance that took the breath away. Afterwards, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts went to an agricultural public house in Putney to swap notes on The Tennis Podcast. They also talked about a disappointing Paris singles final that Novak Djokovic played superbly in, and Denis Shapovalov didn’t. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to www.daviscupfinals.com and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 2, 2019
Saturday was another bittersweet day of tennis, with Belinda Bencic and Rafael Nadal both succumbing to injuries in Shenzhen and Paris respectively. But Catherine Whitaker and David Law got over it eventually on The Tennis Podcast to talk about the good bits. Namely Ash Barty, Elina Svitolina, and Novak Djokovic vs. Grigor Dimitrov. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to www.daviscupfinals.com and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 1, 2019
At last! After a couple of frustrating days in Shenzhen, there was no shortage of drama on Friday with two gripping matches and one extraordinary on-court coaching timeout involving Darren Cahill and Simona Halep. Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts get stuck into it all on The Tennis Podcast. How did it feel to watch Cahill call Halep a ‘disgrace’? Was it out of order or was Cahill well within his rights to use that language and tone? And what effect did it have on Halep? There’s also plenty of chat about the sublime play of Pliskova and yet another win for Svitolina, this time over alternate Sofia Kenin. In Paris, Novak Djokovic crushed Stefanos Tsitsipas in under an hour. What happened? And will Djokovic end up equalling Pete Sampras’ year-end World No.1 record? *** SHOW LINKS *** The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets – https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ Newsletter - Sign up free, here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 31, 2019
It was a downbeat day in Shenzhen, with alternate Kiki Bertens being forced to retire against Belinda Bencic, and Ash Barty easily beating Petra Kvitova. Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts do their best to find some talking points amid the gloom. Why are so many players getting ill or injured? Would the tennis be more interesting on a faster court? And how much better did Ash Barty play today than in her second match? In Paris, there was at least a thrilling performance from Denis Shapovalov to discuss, but why was Alexander Zverev so sloppy? The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. We are weekly throughout the year, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup Finals.  *** SHOW LINKS *** The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets – Newsletter - Sign up free, here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast *** SOCIAL MEDIA *** Twitter - http://po.st/TTP_Twitter Instagram - http://po.st/TTP_Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 30, 2019
Elina Svitolina is becoming a WTA Finals expert, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova will meet for a place in the semi-finals, and Bianca Andreescu is injured…again. Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts talk it all through. There’s also debate over on-court coaching, and chat about the colour and speed of the court in Shenzhen, Roger Federer’s decision to withdraw from the ATP Cup, and Jack Sock losing his ATP singles ranking. The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with Telegraph Sport. We are weekly throughout the year, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup Finals. *** SHOW LINKS *** The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets – https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ Newsletter - Sign up free, here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email – https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact  *** 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
October 29, 2019
Naomi Osaka’s WTA Finals journey is over. How? Why? Ash Barty suffered a bizarre defeat from a set and break up against Osaka’s replacement - Kiki Bertens, and Daniil Medvedev did something he hasn’t done against anyone other than Rafael Nadal recently - he lost a tennis match. Catherine Whitaker and David Law talk about what happened. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to www.daviscupfinals.com and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 28, 2019
Elina Svitolina vs. Karoline Pliskova was all about the 14-12 tie-break. Simon Halep vs. Bianca Andreescu was all about everything. Catherine Whitaker and David Law spent half an hour in the pub over a beer to talk about day 2 of the WTA Finals, and as well as today's matches they touched on Dominic Thiem time. Is this it? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals. We are sponsored this month by the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals. If you would like 15% off tickets, go to www.daviscupfinals.com and put in the code TTPDavisCupFinals. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 27, 2019
David Law and Matt Roberts recap the opening day of the WTA Finals as Naomi Osaka beat Petra Kvitova and Ash Barty defeated Belinda Bencic, both in three sets. How was the staging and crowd support in Shenzhen? In what way was Naomi Osaka’s honest and open coaching timeout with her father a demonstration of her mental strength rather than a sign of any weakness? And how did Ash Barty pick her game up so dramatically after a slow start? Looking ahead to Day 2, David speaks to Andrew Bettles, coach of defending champion Elina Svitolina. He talks about how Svitolina played ‘freely’ to win the title last year, analyses how she’s improved her game against powerful players, and discusses his own journey in coaching. Elsewhere, there’s chat about the fervent home support Dominic Thiem receives in Vienna, Roger Federer’s sparkling form in Basel, and another title in China for Aryna Sabalenka. We are produced in association with Telegraph Sport. *** SHOW LINKS *** The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets - https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ Newsletter - Sign up free, here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email – https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact *** 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
October 25, 2019
In the first of daily editions of The Tennis Podcast from this year’s WTA Finals, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts make their predictions for the tournament. The move to Shenzhen is discussed, as well as the record-breaking prize money on offer and the intriguing group stage matches thrown up by the draw.  Will Bencic continue to thwart Osaka? How will Barty fare with the Fed Cup final in the back of her mind? And will Andreescu vs. Halep live up to expectations? We are produced in association with Telegraph Sport.  *** SHOW LINKS *** The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets - https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ Newsletter - Sign up free, here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact   *** 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
October 21, 2019
Just when you think Andy Murray can’t surprise you any more, he wins an ATP title just 10 months after it looks like he’s about to retire. From the most heart wrenching press conference in Melbourne, to the day after his extraordinary comeback win in Antwerp, Catherine Whitaker and David Law have been there, and this is their reaction. There were also titles for Belinda Bencic, Denis Shapovalov and Andrey Rublev to talk about, and loads of off-court substance to get our teeth into. Newsletter - Weekly predictions, Matt’s Stat and Memory Lane are coming your way if you sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 14, 2019
Shortly after Daniil Medvedev won his second straight Masters 1000 title in Shanghai, debate raged on The Tennis Podcast WhatsApp group: is this just a 4-month hot streak, or is Medvedev actually the best of the ATP #NextGen and the current best in the world? It's a conversation which Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts continue on this week's episode. They also get stuck into the other talking points from Shanghai, including ATP Finals qualification for Stefanos Tsitsipas, aggro involving Roger Federer, and Andy Murray telling Fabio Fognini to "shut up". Elsewhere, there's chat about Coco Gauff winning her first ever WTA title and the headlines it generated, Dan Evans becoming the British No.1, and Marion Bartoli's coaching role with Jelena Ostapenko. Finally, our Davis Cup Finals competition winner is revealed, and last week's big Solihull Showdown between David and Matt is re-lived. The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets - https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ We are produced in association with Telegraph Sport, published weekly year-round, and daily at the Grand Slams. SHOW LINKS Newsletter - Sign up free, and get access to our Davis Cup Finals competition (tickets, flight, accommodation), here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch – http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast 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
October 7, 2019
It’s the first ever Tennis Podcast road trip and Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts are together in Solihull, with plenty to discuss after a fantastic week of action in Beijing. There’s chat about a week of exciting match-ups and the current strength of the WTA Tour, the problem solving of Naomi Osaka and how this title might change the way people view her 2019 season, an actual defeat for Bianca Andreescu, the explosive tennis of Dominic Thiem en route to victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final, and Alexander Zverev’s apparent progress. Elsewhere, did we learn anything about Novak Djokovic in Tokyo? And are we heading for exciting WTA and ATP Finals? The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets - https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ We are produced in association with Telegraph Sport, published weekly year-round, and daily at the Grand Slams. SHOW LINKS Newsletter - Sign up free, and get access to our Davis Cup Finals competition (tickets, flight, accommodation), here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch – http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast 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
September 30, 2019
On International Podcast Day, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts recorded The Tennis Podcast via Facetime Video for the first time ever. It was an experience. Titles for Aryna Sabalenka and Alex De Minaur are reviewed, there’s encouragement over Andy Murray’s performances in Zhuhai, and delight that the WTA event in Wuhan is beginning to grow. Elsewhere, the timing of the ATP’s decision to hand Nick Kyrgios a suspended sentence is discussed, and Alexander Zverev’s announcement that he will play exhibition matches with Roger Federer instead of the Davis Cup Finals is debated. The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets - https://www.daviscupfinals.com/ticketing/ We are produced in association with Telegraph Sport, published weekly year-round, and daily at the Grand Slams. SHOW LINKS Newsletter - Sign up free, and get access to our Davis Cup Finals competition (tickets, flight, accommodation), here – http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast 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
September 23, 2019
After Laver Cup intoxicated tennis with its myriad storylines, content and Roger Federer swearing like a trooper, The Tennis Podcast team assembled in a pub in London to talk about it. Joining Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts was Charlie Eccleshare, and they got carried away, hence the length of this week's show. As well as Federer's language, the coaching of Rafael Nadal and future prospects of the Laver Cup are also discussed. As are Naomi Osaka's Osaka win, Daniil Medvedev winning again and the rest of the week's results. There's the Slam results you would love to change, the Big 3 as dogs, and David discovers the urban dictionary. The Tennis Podcast is sponsored over the next two months by the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, which take place 18-24 November in Madrid. Tickets - www.daviscupfinals.com We are produced in association with Telegraph Sport, published weekly year-round, and daily at the Slams. SHOW LINKS Newsletter - Sign up free, and get access to our Davis Cup Finals competition (tickets, flight, accommodation), here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 16, 2019
Recorded over lunch in New York, Catherine Whitaker and David Law answer a bunch of listeners questions. Is player abuse towards umpires on the rise? (4 mins) Which #NextGen player is most likely to consistently challenge for Grand Slam titles? (12 mins) Who will make the best coach or commentator out of the Big 3? (21 mins) Which players could develop a long-term rivalry for women’s tennis? (28 mins) If you could change the result of one Grand Slam match in history, what would it be? (32.40) Would the Big 3 be as dominant if the men played best-of-three at Grand Slams? (35.45) If the Big 3 were dogs, which breed would they be? (37.40) This week’s show was guest edited by Victoria and her #TennisPodcastPet Scousel Mousel, sponsor of our 2019 Predictions Competition. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slams, 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, including Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten competition details, sign-up here: 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 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals - www.daviscupfinals.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 9, 2019
Rafa did it. And he did it the hard way with Daniil Medvedev pushing him all the way. Here’s Catherine Whitaker and David Law one last time from Flushing Meadows in 2019 to try to make sense of it.  Newsletter - The US Open is over, but there’s one more Matt’s stat to enjoy, and then we’re weekly. Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 1st, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 8, 2019
Bianca Andreescu has arrived on the biggest stage of all. Hear all about it on the latest Tennis Podcast from the US Open. And what now for Serena Williams? Catherine Whitaker and David Law discuss the match, the aftermath and the future. Newsletter (including Rubbish Predictions, Memory Lane and Matt’s Stat). Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 1st, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 7, 2019
Here's Catherine Whitaker, David Law et al reviewing the men's US Open semifinals and looking ahead to Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu in the women's final. STUFF Newsletter (including Rubbish Predictions, Memory Lane and Matt’s Stat). Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing. Sign up for a reminder about our 2020 crowdfunding campaign on December 1st, when we launch - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Send us an Email - https://www.thetennispodcast.net/contact Twitter Instagram For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 6, 2019
Bianca Andreescu was not born when Serena Williams won her first US Open title in 1999. They will clash in the final on Saturday. After their respective semifinals, Catherine Whitaker and David Law shared a car back to Manhattan and talked about it on The Tennis Podcast. Plus, they preview the men's semifinals - Grigor Dimtrov vs. Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal vs. Matteo Berre Newsletter (including Rubbish Predictions, Memory Lane and Matt’s Stat). Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Support The Tennis Podcast - Want to help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing? Sign up for our December 1st reminder when we launch our 2020 crowdfunding campaign - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 5, 2019
After a pulsating day of quarterfinal action, it was mostly in with the new as a bunch of young guns showed what they'd got and reached the semifinals. Plus, Rafael Nadal. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily during Grand Slam events and weekly throughout the year. Support the show - we will crowdfund our 2020 season in December. For a reminder when our campaign opens on December 1st, sign up here http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast Newsletter - Rubbish Predictions, Memory Lane and Matt’s Stat. Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2019
Roger Federer will not win the US Open in 2019. What happened against Grigor Dimitrov? David Law was courtside and explains all. Serena Williams won in 44 minutes. Was she that good? Jo Konta is out, the Daniil Medvedev story continues. Catherine Whitaker joins David to look back on the day session. Rubbish Predictions, Memory Lane and Matt’s Stat - all in our daily US Open newsletter. Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Leave us an iTunes review please! http://po.st/TTP_iTunes Want to help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing? Sign up for our December 1st reminder when we launch our 2020 crowdfunding campaign - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 3, 2019
The World No.1 and defending champion departed, but it didn’t feel that surprising. Why? Catherine Whitaker and David Law explain all in the back of a car heading back from Flushing Meadows to Manhattan. They also talk about the angst they felt while watching Donna Vekic overcome Julia Goerges, the curious case of Alexander Zverev and his conqueror Diego Schwartzman. Then, after the evening session, David returns to talk about Nadal vs. Cilic and the burgeoning Bianca Andreescu. Rubbish Predictions, Memory Lane and Matt’s Stat - all in our daily US Open newsletter. Sign up free, here - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter Want to help keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing? Sign up for our December 1st reminder when we launch our 2020 crowdfunding campaign - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 2, 2019
Day 7 at the US Open began with a shock as Ash Barty lost to Qiang Wang, ended with another one as Stan Wawrinka knocked out Novak Djokovic, and included a big victory for Jo Konta over Karolina Pliskova. Catherine Whitaker and David Law (with a quick appearance from Matt Roberts) get stuck into it all on The Tennis Podcast. How has Konta changed as a player and a person over the past few months? What is it about playing Djokovic at Grand Slams that brings out the best in Wawrinka? And how does Djokovic's defeat change the complexion of the men's tournament? Elsewhere, Federer's exceptional performance is covered, Daniil Medvedev vs. New York is enjoyed once again, and Catherine and David give their updated reaction to the on-court interview between Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily during the US Open, in association with Telegraph Sport. To receive our daily newsletter from the Slams, complete with our predictions and Matt's stat - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We crowdfund a new season of the podcast ever December. If you would like to support us and receive a reminder on December 1st, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast ***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
September 1, 2019
Shortly after watching an electrifying Saturday night session together, Catherine Whitaker (Amazon Prime Video, Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) reacted to everything they’d seen. They discuss Nick Kyrgios’ strange performance, a heart-breaking defeat for Denis Shapovalov, and Naomi Osaka’s statement win over Coco Gauff. In the day session, Bianca Andreescu showed off her skills to the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time, Taylor Townsend backed up her big win over Simona Halep, and Rafael Nadal looked in awesome form. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily during the US Open, in association with Telegraph Sport. To receive our daily newsletter from the Slams, complete with our predictions and Matt's stat - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We crowdfund a new season of the podcast ever December. If you would like to support us and receive a reminder on December 1st, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast ***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
August 31, 2019
David Law is joined by esteemed New York Times journalist Christopher Clarey to discuss the major stories from this year’s US Open so far. They talk about the way in which Coco Gauff’s run is transcending tennis, Serena Williams’s chase for 24, how the sport should deal with Nick Kyrgios, and the reasons behind umpire Damian Steiner's dismissal. Finally, the best of the action from Friday at Flushing Meadows is wrapped up, including an update on the health of Novak Djokovic’s shoulder, and news of the way in which Daniil Medvedev antagonised the crowd and then thanked them for booing him in an extraordinary post-match interview. The Tennis Podcast is produced daily during the US Open, in association with Telegraph Sport. To receive our daily newsletter from the Slams, complete daring/dodgy predictions and Matt's stat - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We crowdfund a new season of the podcast ever December. If you would like to support us and receive a reminder on December 1st, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast ***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
August 30, 2019
After the washout on Wednesday, Thursday was throbbing with matches at the US Open. Taylor Townsend was the feel-good story, reminding us all what serve-and-volley tennis feels like to watch. She knocked out Simona Halep. Dan Evans set up a belter against Roger Federer. Do the Tennis Podcast team think he stands a chance? And Simon Briggs was back to talk about the tennis he's seen so far, deleted tweets and post-coital cigarettes ... The Tennis Podcast is produced daily during the US Open, in association with Telegraph Sport. To receive our daily newsletter from the Slams, complete daring/dodgy predictions and Matt's stat - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We crowdfund a new season of the podcast ever December. If you would like to support us and receive a reminder on December 1st, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 29, 2019
Only nine matches were completed on Wednesday at the US Open as rain fell in New York, but there were still things for Catherine Whitaker and David Law to discuss. They start with some Nick Kyrgios drama from the night before, and in particular his comment that the ATP is "pretty corrupt". Can he say that without evidence? Was he wise to clarify that position in a statement? And is all this just a distraction from the fact that his behaviour in Cincinnati is still under review and he still hasn't apologised to umpire Fergus Murphy? Elsewhere, Elina Svitolina played superbly to beat a coffee-fuelled Venus Williams, and Roger Federer came from a set down to beat Damir Dzumhur. What's causing his slow starts? And how did he turn the match around so emphatically? Finally, David reveals the hint he received that Borna Coric was going to withdraw, and there's chat about the ATP's decision to dismiss umpire Damian Steiner. There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout the US Open, produced in association with The Telegraph. A newsletter will be sent out each day, containing daily predictions, Matt's stat, and a trip down memory lane. To receive it - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We will crowdfund our 2020 season of The Tennis Podcast in December. If you like the show, want to support it, and would like a December 1st reminder, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast. ***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
August 28, 2019
Day two at the US Open was one of those days where you didn't know where to look. With so much happening, including upsets galore in the men's draw, Catherine Whitaker and David Law had to convene twice to discuss it all on The Tennis Podcast. Defeats for Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Roberto Bautista Agut have thrown things wide open in the bottom half of the men's draw. Is Tsitsipas simply suffering from burnout? How well did Andrey Rublev do to navigate the drama and disrupt him? And is it even a surprise that Thiem lost? Elsewhere, Catherine and David chat about Rafael Nadal's comfortable win over John Millman, Denis Shapovalov's demolition of Felix Auger-Aliassime, and defeat for Kyle Edmund. In the women's draw, three-set wins for Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Coco Gauff are covered. And is Aryna Sabalenka beginning to rediscover her best form? Her prospects are discussed after a thrilling win over Victoria Azarenka. The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout the US Open, in association with The Telegraph. A newsletter will be sent out each day, containing daily predictions, Matt's stat, and a trip down memory lane. To receive it - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We will crowdfund our 2020 season of The Tennis Podcast in December. If you like the show, want to support it, and would like a December 1st reminder, put your e-mail address down here - http://po.st/SupportTheTennisPodcast. ***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
August 27, 2019
Serena Williams is her best self every time Maria Sharapova faces her across a tennis net. Day one of the US Open was no different. Afterwards, drinks in hand, Catherine Whitaker and David Law convened to review the day in the lobby of a hotel in which players past and present wandered by, including Nick Kyrgios heading out ... Why does Sharapova bring out the best in Serena? Is it personal? Will this be the catalyst for a run to major 24? Elsewhere, what happened with the British players, who looked good, and how did Federer get on against Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal? The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout the US Open. A newsletter will be sent out each day, containing daily predictions, Matt's stat, and a trip down memory lane. To receive it - http://po.st/TTP_Newsletter. We will crowdfund our 2020 season of The Tennis Podcast in December. If you like the show, want to support it, and would like 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 25, 2019
Catherine Whitaker and David Law are in New York to look ahead to the US Open. All the exciting first round matches are previewed and plenty of predictions for the tournament are made. How pumped should we be for Serena vs. Sharapova in round one? And which one of them will rise to the occasion the best? Elsewhere, Catherine reveals the moods of the top players during media day. Why does Naomi Osaka seem sad? In what way was Jo Konta talking up her chances? How is Roger Federer feeling compared to this time last year? Does Daniil Medvedev consider himself a title contender? And can Bianca Andreescu do ‘big things’ this fortnight? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, in association with The Telegraph. There will be daily editions throughout the US Open. 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 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
August 21, 2019
Larry Stefanki is one of the most respected and successful coaches in tennis. In this wide-ranging interview with David Law, Stefanki tells stories from his time coaching Marcelo Ríos, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Tim Henman, Fernando Gonzalez and Andy Roddick, and offers insight into what each player was like. Why has he not spoken to Ríos for over 20 years? What was Henman lacking in the big matches? Were there similarities between Kafelnikov and Roddick? Why did he choose to coach Gonzalez rather than Andy Murray? And why did he think it was Roddick’s ‘destiny’ to win Wimbledon in 2009? Plus, find out why Stefanki is strongly opposed to on-court coaching, what he makes of the Next Generation, who he thinks will end up with the most Grand Slam titles out of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, and what would tempt him to coach again. The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, in association with The Telegraph. There will be daily editions throughout the US Open. 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 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
August 19, 2019
Madison Keys and Daniil Medvedev are the Cincinnati champions, but are they in the mix to win the US Open? That's the big question for Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts to discuss with the final Grand Slam of the year just days away. What's changed in Keys' game? And how sustainable is Medvedev's new tactic of hitting two first serves? All the other major talking points from Cincinnati are also discussed, including Svetlana Kuznetsova's superb run to the final, an early exit for Roger Federer, and Nick Kyrgios getting fined $113,000. The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with The Telegraph. Weekly throughout the year and daily at the Grand Slams. 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 ***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
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
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