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The Tennis Podcast

David Law and Catherine Whitaker

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Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts talk tennis weekly throughout the year and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. Friends of The Tennis Podcast have access to exclusive Q & A's, new editions of Tennis Re-Lived and more bonus contents. To become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Welcome to the Eduvators podcast, the place where we combine education and innovation by speaking to leading industry innovators who are prepared to explore new ways of working in this field. Each episode Angela Fairs interviews guests to find out more. Stay tuned for further episodes.
 
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Catherine, David and Matt are together to talk through the biggest stories from Day 2, which was headlined by Emma Raducanu’s win over Sloane Stephens and Andy Murray’s victorious return to the John Cain Arena after THAT retirement video three years ago. Elsewhere, there’s chat about the Nick Kyrgios show and our feeling towards it, Liam Broady’s r…
 
Day one was unspectacular, but somewhat soothing. Afterwards, Catherine, David and Matt convened to figure out why it felt flat. How much of it was due to lingering fallout from all of the Novak Djokovic drama? And how much of it was the simple lack of compelling matches? Even so, there were plenty of interesting stories to discuss, including Coco …
 
To many residents in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, Nicole Addimando and Christopher Grover appeared to be an ideal couple raising two young children. So how did Chris wind up dead, and Nikki behind bars? When the truth behind the shooting was finally revealed, the details would be more shocking, and more devastating, than anyone wanted to bel…
 
Novak Djokovic will not compete at the 2022 Australian Open after losing his appeal in the Federal Court and being deported from Australia. How did it all come to this? And what effect will it have on the tournament? In terms of actual tennis, Catherine, David and Matt look through the draws, pick out some interesting storylines, decide who's in an…
 
With 3 days until the start of the Australian Open, we still do not know if Novak Djokovic will be cleared to play. On Friday, he had his visa cancelled again, and again he appealed. Catherine and Matt were in Melbourne, with David in Solihull, UK, when the verdict dropped, and they bring us up-to-date, tell us about ramifications and the Melbourne…
 
The Novak Djokovic saga, which is dominating headlines around the world, rumbles on. Catherine, David and Matt discuss all the latest developments, including how he won his court court, the unanswered questions which remain surrounding the timing of his positive covid test, the Djokovic family press conference, Craig Tiley’s first public appearance…
 
Catherine and Matt are joined by Simon Briggs to discuss the events which led to Novak Djokovic being detained in an immigration hotel while waiting a decision on his deportation from Australia, the way in which nobody comes out of this situation looking good, how the saga might develop, and what it says about Djokovic that this has happened to him…
 
Tennis is back! In the first pod of 2022, Catherine, David and Matt discuss how they’re feeling about the ATP Cup, analyse performances from Daniil Medvedev, Alex de Minaur and Stefanos Tsitsipas, take a deep dive into Tsitsipas’ tweets, and ponder how much can be read into ATP Cup results ahead of the Australian Open. On the women’s side, there’s …
 
Imagine TLC's 90 Day Fiancé meets the hit series Breaking Bad in an all-new twisted case of online romance. In 2006, an unlikely couple living two worlds apart found love over the internet and ventured into a marriage together that would later be mired in suspicion and deceit, ending with a woman missing and police conducting an experiment using tw…
 
In our final episode of the year, Catherine, David and Matt answered more listener questions. Rank the Slams for their final set solutions Most significant matches you have commentated on/presented? Which 250, 500 and 1000 tournaments should be visited? What hobbies do Catherine, David and Matt have? Which tennis rule would you change? Which countr…
 
In our penultimate episode of the year, Catherine, David and Matt get stuck into answering some listener questions. How plausible is it that Nadal finishes with more majors than Djokovic? Is the underarm serve here to stay? In what way could the Laver Cup be re-designed? Who will be ranked in the Top 5 at the end of 2022? What goes into being a rad…
 
December 24th, 2007 would mark the fifth year, three generations of the Anderson family living in Carnation, Washington would spend Christmas together. They had no idea a murderous pair sharing paranoid delusions made plans for it to be their last, becoming one of the worst mass killings in Washington State’s history. If you would like to support t…
 
In part two of our review of 2021, we re-live the journey we all went on with Emma Raducanu this year, from watching her breakthrough at Wimbledon to seeing her lift the US Open trophy in September. Elsewhere, there’s chat about Ash Barty’s dream coming true, what made the US Open so special, and the lasting significance of that US Open final on No…
 
In part one of our review of 2021, Catherine, David and Matt review the first two Grand Slams of the year and some of the major events in between, including: The chaos and uncertainty around the Australian Open How great it felt to have fans back Serena’s wave goodbye and tearful press conference in Melbourne Discovering Barbora Krejcikova as a sin…
 
Catherine, David and Matt are here to tell you all about the launch of our new subscription service called Friends of The Tennis Podcast. Find out what you can expect from becoming a Friend, how it will work, and why we think it’s the right move for the future of the podcast. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE TENNIS PODCAST - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisP…
 
Catherine, David and Matt discuss Russia’s Davis Cup Final victory over Croatia, the winning performances of Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, the celebrations, the event as a whole, and why questions remain unanswered about its future. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE TENNIS PODCAST Rather than running another Kickstarter, we will launch a subscription ser…
 
Welcome to this episode of Eduvators, hosted by Angela Fairs, founder of Full Circle Educational Consultancy with over 20 years experience in schools around the world with a focus of strategic consultancy for innovative schools preparing for the 21st century. This week we speak to returning guest Matt Tompkins, Principal and CEO at GEMS FirstPoint …
 
One of the best things about traveling is getting to meet new and interesting people along the way. But just how much do you really know about the guy sitting two rows behind you on the plane… or the person offering to split a taxi with you? In this whirlwind episode, you'll hear about three unsuspecting tourists who suddenly disappeared without a …
 
Russia reached the Davis Cup Final and while the actual tennis on Saturday wasn’t particularly compelling, Daniil Medvedev provided all the drama we needed. Catherine, David and Matt discuss Medvedev provoking the crowd, his fascinating press conference, Rublev’s ruthlessness, more reflections on Novak Djokovic’s exit, and how much of a chance Croa…
 
Catherine and David look back on Friday's action at the Davis Cup Finals. Gojo shows resilience to be his country’s hero once again. But why was Lajovic selected? Was Troicki right to blame Lajovic for the team’s defeat? Djokovic calls for a Serbian specialist doubles team to help them to Davis Cup glory in the future Mektic & Pavic are the differe…
 
Catherine, David and Matt begin this episode by discussing the WTA’s decision to suspend tournaments in China as Peng Shuai’s situation remains unresolved. What sort of message does it send? And what’s been the response of the ATP and the ITF? Onto the Davis Cup Finals, we cover how Serbia and the Russian Tennis Federation booked their spots in the…
 
One of the best things about Davis Cup has always been decisive doubles matches so you can imagine our excitement when the first two quarter-finals - Italy vs Croatia and Germany vs Great Britain - both came down to the doubles. Catherine, David and Matt recap both ties in full, including Borna Gojo’s heroics, Marin Cilic’s nerves, Mektic and Pavic…
 
Catherine, David and Matt convene to discuss the biggest stories from the 2021 Davis Cup Finals so far. Who’s through to the quarter-finals? And who’s out? Those prove to be trickier questions to answer than expected with Group Stage qualification scenarios driving us mad. Despite the mathematics, there’s been plenty of good tennis to cover, includ…
 
The Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten are about to get underway, and Matt is in Madrid to give us the lowdown. Who are the favourites, what are the best matches to look forward to, and who has David predicted will win this time? There's also discussion of the Simon Briggs report in which he says the event is going to move to Abu Dhabi in a five year deal…
 
Alexander Zverev won a second ATP Finals title. He was excellent, and we examine his on-court performances in detail. We also provide an update on the ATP's internal investigation into domestic abuse allegations against him. Plus, there's the doubles final, the latest on Peng Shuai, rule changes for next year, and we introduce Friends of The Tennis…
 
In March 2021, London along with the rest of England was under a full national lockdown in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. An unusual mix of boredom, fear, and frustration permeated the country as it grappled with the ever-changing rules and restrictions. The entire world it seemed, was just waiting for things to go back to normal. But there wa…
 
David and Matt bring you the latest in the story involving Peng Shuai’s disappearance and discuss the main talking points from Turin as the ATP Finals group stage comes to a close. In what way was Daniil Medvedev vs. Jannik Sinner the best dead rubber of all time? Why did Medvedev’s fake yawn provoke such a reaction? Why does David like Casper Ruud…
 
We begin this episode by discussing the latest developments surrounding Peng Shuai who has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese government official two weeks ago. Steve Simon, chairman of the WTA, has continued to take a strong stance by casting doubt on an email released by Chinese state media attribu…
 
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