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A tennis podcast to feed your passion for the game! We are tennis fans that interview tennis professionals and discuss tips, news, and reviews for your game. Our mission is to help bring the tennis community together and help grow the sport. Host Phillip Kim is the Tennis Pro at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA and Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa, CA. Our global Fan Favorite reporters share their passion for their favorite players and our reviews and giveaways help you d ...
 
Hosted by Joel & Kim, The Passing Shot was born out of the desire to channel fan passion for the world’s favourite racket sport into a tennis show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Now, with tens of thousands of downloads under their belt, The Passing Shot brings you weekly catch-ups on the ATP and WTA Tours every Sunday during the season plus interviews with unique guests and round-by-round episodes during Grand Slams. So lend us your ears and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest ...
 
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Exciting storylines continue into the clay court swing and the guys cover all the results thus far. Aldwin's boyfriend Stefanos Tsitsipas captures his maiden Master's title in Monte Carlo. After some sweet nothings and a little massage, Tsitsi's winning ways continued until his epic three and a half hour encounter with king of clay Rafa Nadal, now …
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup the action from the past week on the ATP and WTA Tours, which saw Rafa Nadal triumphing in epic fashion to win his 12th Barcelona Title, Karatsev upsetting Novak Djokovic in Belgrade and Ash Barty claiming her third title of the year in Stuttgart. From Benoi…
 
Rafael Nadal clashed with Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rematch of their Australian Open quarterfinal, and a repeat of their first ever meeting: the Barcelona final. With the crowd behind him, Nadal persevered through a topsy turvy three-set victory, saving a championship point. Novak Djokovic was defeated in Belgrade by 27 year-old breakout star Aslan K…
 
Matt Zemek joins Saqib Ali to look back at Stefanos Tsitsipas's maiden masters 1000 win. Has Tsitsipas eclipsed Dominic Thiem as the third best player heading into Paris by winning Monte Carlo? What does the win over Rafa Nadal mean for Andrey Rublev? Does Nadal's loss mean anything for his status as the undisputed favorite for Roland garros? Last …
 
With time running out ahead of Roland Garros, the Rome draws have been packed to the rafters with big names. Not all of them are in form. We talk about our first sighting on clay of Serena Williams, our impressions of Naomi Osaka, a big week so far for Coco Gauff, what we made of Rafael Nadal extracting himself from the jaws of defeat, and why Dani…
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, we are happy to announce our new partnership with the TNNS Live Scores App. The TNNS app burst onto the scene for fans at the start of this season and we are now joining forces with them to bring more 'by fans, for fans' quality content across our podcast and their app. Listen t…
 
Why not celebrate one year of the Ready Play Tennis Podcast with the funniest episode of the season! After reminiscing on the first year of the pod, the guys discuss their differences in how they consume tennis. With one more 'the purist' and the other willing to learn results and watch the highlights, who knew it would be Raonic who comes out the …
 
Alexander Zverev took out Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Metteo Berrettini en route to his 2nd Madrid Masters Title (3:36). His return shined in Sunday's final, where he used his two-way game to his advantage. However, double faults still loom large. The DB4 stat of the week is about beating Nadal on clay. In the latest installment of the French O…
 
The last few weeks have seen the blossoming of a new rivalry in women’s tennis and the latest meeting between Ash Barty and Aryna Sabalenka didn’t disappoint. Catherine, David and Matt discuss how Sabalenka won the opening set of the Madrid final 6-0, the impressive way she competed in the decider, and whether or not this victory changes her prospe…
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catch up on the Madrid Open, which saw Alexander Zverev and Aryna Sabalenka take home the trophies. From Zverev’s defeat of Rafa Nadal in the Quarter Finals to Sabalenka bagelling Ash Barty in the final, they round up the main talking points from the men’s and women…
 
What a week it has been here in Madrid, upwards of 5000 fans every day in the Caja Magica, that’s felt special in itself, not that they got everything they wanted with Rafa Nadal, the greatest there’s ever been on clay beaten in his own house, outgunned at altitude on a court where the big hitters continue to shine. Two of them in the top 10 making…
 
Ash Barty is World No.1 and with good reason. Aryna Sabalenka is sweeping quality players aside as if they’re nothing. So what will happen when they clash in the Madrid final on Saturday? Catherine, David and Matt assemble ahead of the business end of the tournament, give their picks, and look at the other big storylines from the men's event in the…
 
The clay court season is in full swing and a return to normalcy seems to be taking hold as fans engage in great tennis at the returning Madrid Open. As the woman take centre stage, and the guys reflect on Madrid's mini-grand slam vibe. While Barty, Brady, Halep and Kvitova are in form, Osaka still can't find her footing on the clay. On the men's si…
 
Madrid is bubbling away and Catherine finishes a day of presenting Amazon Prime Video tv coverage of the event by joining David and Matt to pick the bones out of the stories so far. What happened when Ash Barty faced Iga Swiatek? Why has Naomi Osaka yet to transfer her hard court form to clay, and will she in the future? Karolina Muchova - what mak…
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, Joel and Kim catch up on the past week’s action from the Estoril and Munich tournaments as well as the ongoing Madrid Masters. They discuss Cam Norrie’s run to the final in Portugal, Basilashvili’s second title of the year in Munich and Osaka’s loss to Muchova early on in Madrid. They then look ahead to th…
 
TennisPAL Chronicles is sponsored by TennisPAL which is a great app you can download for android or iphone and find people to play tennis with. This week we are rebroadcasting a great interview with professional Tennis Player Steve Johnson. Stevie has had a solid tennis career. For one week in August 2016 he was the top-ranked American in men's sin…
 
It's another packed ATP Podcast, this time from Spain’s capital Madrid ahead of the Mutua Madrid Open and after the disappointments of 2020 we have tennis, we have fans and we have Rafael Nadal as tournament favourite. We’ll hear from Rafa very soon plus a number of his main challengers, but first we speak to Tournament Director Feliciano Lopez, de…
 
This is the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open Masters 1000 preview show- quarterfinal predictions, dark horses, upset alerts and popcorn matchups. Rafael Nadal looks to conquer his most difficult clay court event, Daniil Medvedev tries to find an answer on his least favorite surface back from Covid-19, Dominic Thiem returns from a long break, and Stefanos Tsi…
 
In this fragmented week for tennis - with WTA Madrid getting underway while ATP events take place in Estoril and Munich - we’ve split today’s podcast into two halves. We begin by covering the incredible WTA draw in Madrid, Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal, the return to form for Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic, and news that there will be play on Middle …
 
Catherine, David and Matt discuss an exhilarating finals weekend of clay-court tennis across Europe. Has Aryna Sabalenka conquered clay now after her run to the Stuttgart final? What is Ash Barty’s best surface? How did Aslan Karatsev save 23 break points against Novak Djokovic in Belgrade? In what way has Matteo Berrettini been a forgotten man? Ca…
 
We hear from the king of clay Rafael Nadal and the man with more tour wins so far this year than anyone else, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Andy Murray looks back on the past 12 months, we have teen sensations Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, there’s also Denis Shapovalov on hitting the clay, Diego Schwartzman on perhaps his sweetest success yet and we’re w…
 
Gill responds to your comments, including: what explains Stefanos Tsitsipas's blazing hot start to the European clay court swing, why has Dominic Thiem struggled in 2021 and what did he say in a revealing interview, why can't Andrey Rublev take his ATP 500 success to larger events, is serve-return dominance enough to help Novak Djokovic through the…
 
This week's pod will be worth the wait! Out a little late but with so much to get through Gigi and Naomi chat through this week's news. Talk of Thiem's mentality, Fognini's default, a bye to the final and a tennis superleague. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Tennish/Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
With ATP and WTA 500 tournaments in full swing in Barcelona and Stuttgart, Catherine, David and Matt react to the action so far, including what Felix Auger-Aliassime’s win over Denis Shapovalov tells us about both players, a lovely moment between Frances Tiafoe and Carlos Alcaraz, Fabio Fognini’s disqualification, aggro between Dan Evans and Corent…
 
In the second half of their chat with Tennis.com and Tennis Magazine journalist and friend Jonathan Scott, the three share their Top 3 stories of 2021 thus far. Some stories may be obvious, while others may surprise. See how they jive with yours as Aldwin, Jason and Jonathan recap and exciting start to the 2021 pro tennis season. E: readyplaytennis…
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup all the action from the Monte Carlo Masters, which saw Stefanos Tsitsipas claiming his first Masters level title. With Dan Evans claiming a memorable win over Novak Djokovic and a below par Rafa Nadal falling to Andrey Rublev, Joel and Kim discuss the main t…
 
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won his first long-waited Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo, after a clean 6-3 6-3 win over Andrey Rublev. On this week's MMA, I explain why Tsitsipas has developed into a threat to anyone on clay, why his matchup with Rublev is surface dependent, how 2nd serve discrepancy and backhand defense made all the difference in Sunda…
 
After Stefanos Tsitsipas easily beat Dan Evans and Andrey Rublev on finals weekend in Monte Carlo to claim the title, Catherine, David and Matt talk it all through. Why does Tsitsipas’ game transfer so well to clay? How significant was it that he won a Masters 1000 event for the first time? What did we learn about Rublev this week? And what should …
 
Seb Lauzier looks back on events in Monte-Carlo with the help of ATP Tennis Radio commentators Gigi Salmon and Miles Maclagan. In addition to the discussion, we also hear from the champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Fernando Vicente, coach of runner-up Andrey Rublev. There's also an exclusive interview with ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi who sat down in…
 
Gigi and Naomi are living the glamorous life covering Monte Carlo this week and they find time to sit down and catch up with the latest going's on. Topics include picks to be the next ATP number 1 and who has played 1200 matches? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Tennish/Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
After Dan Evans stunned Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo for the biggest win of his career, we thought we’d better record a podcast. How much was Evans’ victory down to his inspired play and how much was it due to Djokovic being below par? Can we read anything into this defeat for Djokovic? Where has Evans’ clay court form come from? And in what way i…
 
The guys come together with 'the oracle of tennis' himself, Jonathan Scott. Friend and tennis journalist with Tennis Magazine and Tennis.com, in Part 1 of this episode Jonathan dishes with Aldwin and Jason on the results of the Miami Open. We're starting to see what a post 'Big Three' era could look like as new talent continue to build their own ex…
 
Catherine emerges from a day talking to Billie Jean King, Victoria Azarenka, Chanda Rubin, Caroline Weir and Annika Sorenstam on the ITF’s global forum on gender equality to share her experience with David and Matt. If you would like to watch the forum, you can - https://youtu.be/YFnEdyIIycE. After that, Catherine, David and Matt discussed the star…
 
Clay court season is here and it's time for the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time since 2019. Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas are the top seeds. I break it down quarter-by-quarter, with winners, upset alerts, dark horses and popcorn matches. I also address the recent one-week postponement of the 2021 French…
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim discuss the key talking points from the Charleston, Bogota, Marbella and Cagliari tournaments, which saw two maiden WTA Tour titlists, an Spanish semi final line up and Lorenzo Sonego doing the double. They also debate the news that Roland Garros has been postponed …
 
We've got two Nadal's for the price of one on this week's podcast as Rafa talks about getting going again on Clay, whilst Uncle Toni joins us to talk about his new coaching relationship with young Canadian, Felix Auger-Aliassime.We also hear from recent Miami Masters champion, Hubert Hurkacz and runner-up at that event, Jannik Sinner, plus David Go…
 
Our guest this week is wheelchair tennis legend Esther Vergeer. One of the sport’s greatest ever champions, Vergeer spoke to Catherine about how turning to sport helped her after she became paralysed from the waist down as a child, why she embraced using a mental coach throughout her career, what it’s like psychologically to be on a 470-match winni…
 
It's safe to say that Leylah Annie Fernandez has transitioned from rising Canadian tennis star to international tennis star and boy is her star as bold and bright as ever! With her win in Monterrey a couple of weeks ago, not only did she win her first WTA tour singles title but she became the first Canadian in 18 months, on both tours, to clinch on…
 
Tennis blogger James Peeling(@Moo_Tennis on twitter)returns to the show after a two year gap. His return could not be timed better as we explore the results of Miami open - which was a great tournament for the WTA except the final in terms of quality of tennis.Peeling who follows the pulse of the WTA closely had a lot to say about Ash Barty, Bianca…
 
The final few days in Miami gave Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts much to discuss. In what way did Ash Barty make a statement by defending her title? How much did we miss out on by not seeing a fully fit Bianca Andreescu in the final? Were we surprised by the level of tennis Hubert Hurkacz produced to win his maiden Masters 1000 title…
 
Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner met in the final of 2021 Miami Masters knowing full well the winner would hoist their first Masters trophy. The 24 year-old Pole flashed his relative experience in a straight set victory over the young Italian. Gill Gross breaks down how Hurkacz had the perfect gameplan for the match's circumstances, how serve loome…
 
Seb Lauzier presents the final podcast from Miami, a tournament in which Hubert Hurkacz of Poland claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title and a first title at that level for a Polish player. During the course of the podcast we hear from Hurkacz, alongside his coach, Craig Boynton and we also get the views of Jannik Sinner's coach, Riccardo Piatti, he…
 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catch up on the second week of the Miami Open which saw Ash Barty defend her title and Hubert Hurkacz winning his first ATP Masters 1000. They discuss the Finals and other key matches from the past week, debate the current consensus surrounding vaccinations on tour,…
 
As the Miami Open reaches the closing stages, Catherine Whitaker and David Law catch up to discuss the tournament’s major storylines from the second week so far: Why are David and Catherine surprised by how excited they are about Sebastian Korda’s potential? How does Roberto Bautista Agut cause Daniil Medvedev problems every time they face off? Was…
 
Everyone has their mental limit and our Canadian boy, Vasek Pospisil's was pushed over the edge in his expletive laden meltdown against Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of Miami. Known typically for his calm and cool demeanor, Vasek's emotional rant on the changeover exposed more about the tensions that exist between himself, the fledgling PTP…
 
TWAA in house analyst Mert Ertunga(@MertovsTDesk) joins the show to talk about off court and on court stuff from the tennis world. Ertunga aims to highlight the struggles of lower ranked players on how the pandemic has cost many of them their livelihoods. All this comes from the lens of international borders and travel regulations for the players c…
 
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