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The Mini-Break is your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.

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The Mini-Break is your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.

    A Couple of First Time Champions (Sort of)

    A Couple of First Time Champions (Sort of)

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin recaps Championship Weekend action from Monte-Carlo, Charleston, and the ATP Challenger Tour. He explains why it should surprise no one that the first Masters 1000 Title of Stefanos Tsitsipas’s career came on clay, marvels at Astra Sharma’s exceptional week in Charleston, contextualizes the continued Challenger success of both Kacper Zuk and Jenson Brooksby, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

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    Midwest Sports
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    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
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    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    Har-Tru
    Whether it’s the red clay courts of the Houston ATP, the green clay courts of the Charleston WTA, or the official hardcourt of World TeamTennis, Har-Tru has you covered. If you’re looking to build a court, convert a hardcourt to clay, or simply resurface your hardcourt, work together with Har-Tru in their mission to lead the tennis industry by creating better places to play!!
    To learn more about their state-of-the-art surfaces, along with their full catalog customizable on-court accessories, checkout hartru.com or call (877) 442-7878 today.”

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
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    • 44 min
    They're Young and They're Gettin It

    They're Young and They're Gettin It

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin recaps Thursday’s matches from across the professional tennis world. He discusses impressive performances from #NextGen stars Andrey Rublev, Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, Casper Ruud, and Linda Fruhvirtova, breaks down Dan Evans’ upset of Novak Djokovic, previews Friday’s action, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Gamma Sports
    GAMMA provides the equipment needed to improve play for the everyday athlete. At GAMMA, we are always trying to find a better way to unlock performance. Get 20% off your next order today by using our unique coupon code cracked20.
    GAMMA understands that athletes have a lifelong need to grow, perform and strive for excellence. That’s why we will never stop innovating and improving our technology.

    FanDuel
    Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $1000 in site credit (within 72hrs). Your first bet after depositing will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made).
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    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    Har-Tru
    Whether it’s the red clay courts of the Houston ATP, the green clay courts of the Charleston WTA, or the official hardcourt of World TeamTennis, Har-Tru has you covered. If you’re looking to build a court, convert a hardcourt to clay, or simply resurface your hardcourt, work together with Har-Tru in their mission to lead the tennis industry by creating better places to play!!
    To learn more about their state-of-the-art surfaces, along with their full catalog customizable on-court accessories, checkout hartru.com or call (877) 442-7878 today.”

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
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    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.comDon’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!
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    • 44 min
    Return of the Kings

    Return of the Kings

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin recaps Wednesday’s action from across the professional tennis world. He discusses the return of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Monte-Carlo, offers his thoughts on Wednesday victories from rising tour talents Casper Ruud, Clara Tauson, and Brandon Nakashima, previews Thursday’s matches, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Gamma Sports
    GAMMA provides the equipment needed to improve play for the everyday athlete. At GAMMA, we are always trying to find a better way to unlock performance. Get 20% off your next order today by using our unique coupon code cracked20.
    GAMMA understands that athletes have a lifelong need to grow, perform and strive for excellence. That’s why we will never stop innovating and improving our technology.

    FanDuel
    Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $1000 in site credit (within 72hrs). Your first bet after depositing will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made).
    Sign up today using by clicking here.

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    Har-Tru
    Whether it’s the red clay courts of the Houston ATP, the green clay courts of the Charleston WTA, or the official hardcourt of World TeamTennis, Har-Tru has you covered. If you’re looking to build a court, convert a hardcourt to clay, or simply resurface your hardcourt, work together with Har-Tru in their mission to lead the tennis industry by creating better places to play!!
    To learn more about their state-of-the-art surfaces, along with their full catalog customizable on-court accessories, checkout hartru.com or call (877) 442-7878 today.”

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A
    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.comDon’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 56 min
    The Youth Movement Continues

    The Youth Movement Continues

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin recaps Tuesday’s action from across the professional tennis world. He explains why a French Open title may someday be in the cards for Stefanos Tsitsipas, discusses the impressive performances of 15 year-old Linda Fruhvirtova, Bogota Champ Maria Osorio Serrano, and former Junior French Open champ Claire Liu, offers his thoughts on the week’s ATP Challenger action, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Gamma Sports
    GAMMA provides the equipment needed to improve play for the everyday athlete. At GAMMA, we are always trying to find a better way to unlock performance. Get 20% off your next order today by using our unique coupon code cracked20.
    GAMMA understands that athletes have a lifelong need to grow, perform and strive for excellence. That’s why we will never stop innovating and improving our technology.

    FanDuel
    Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $1000 in site credit (within 72hrs). Your first bet after depositing will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made).
    Sign up today using by clicking here.

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    Har-Tru
    Whether it’s the red clay courts of the Houston ATP, the green clay courts of the Charleston WTA, or the official hardcourt of World TeamTennis, Har-Tru has you covered. If you’re looking to build a court, convert a hardcourt to clay, or simply resurface your hardcourt, work together with Har-Tru in their mission to lead the tennis industry by creating better places to play!!
    To learn more about their state-of-the-art surfaces, along with their full catalog customizable on-court accessories, checkout hartru.com or call (877) 442-7878 today.”

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A
    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.comDon’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Let the Rain, Wash Away....

    Let the Rain, Wash Away....

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin previews this week’s ATP and WTA Tour action. He discusses the biggest storylines heading into the year’s first ATP Masters 1000 Clay Court Event in Monte-Carlo, names the players he expects to have big performances in Charleston, briefly talks about the week’s three ATP Challenger events, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Gamma Sports
    GAMMA provides the equipment needed to improve play for the everyday athlete. At GAMMA, we are always trying to find a better way to unlock performance. Get 20% off your next order today by using our unique coupon code cracked20.
    GAMMA understands that athletes have a lifelong need to grow, perform and strive for excellence. That’s why we will never stop innovating and improving our technology.

    FanDuel
    Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $1000 in site credit (within 72hrs). Your first bet after depositing will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made).
    Sign up today using by clicking here.

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    Har-Tru
    Whether it’s the red clay courts of the Houston ATP, the green clay courts of the Charleston WTA, or the official hardcourt of World TeamTennis, Har-Tru has you covered. If you’re looking to build a court, convert a hardcourt to clay, or simply resurface your hardcourt, work together with Har-Tru in their mission to lead the tennis industry by creating better places to play!!
    To learn more about their state-of-the-art surfaces, along with their full catalog customizable on-court accessories, checkout hartru.com or call (877) 442-7878 today.”

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A
    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.comDon’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 44 min
    Is Home-Court Advantage a Thing?!

    Is Home-Court Advantage a Thing?!

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin recaps Championship Weekends in Charleston, Bogota, Marbella, and Cagliari. He explains why Veronika Kudermetova’s run to the Charleston title should surprise no one, discusses his fascination with the game of Bogota Champion and former World Junior #1 Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, breaks down the performances of Lorenzo Sonego, Jaume Munar, and Carlos Alcaraz, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Gamma Sports
    GAMMA provides the equipment needed to improve play for the everyday athlete. At GAMMA, we are always trying to find a better way to unlock performance. Get 20% off your next order today by using our unique coupon code cracked20.
    GAMMA understands that athletes have a lifelong need to grow, perform and strive for excellence. That’s why we will never stop innovating and improving our technology.

    FanDuel
    Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $1000 in site credit (within 72hrs). Your first bet after depositing will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made).
    Sign up today using by clicking here.

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    Har-Tru
    Whether it’s the red clay courts of the Houston ATP, the green clay courts of the Charleston WTA, or the official hardcourt of World TeamTennis, Har-Tru has you covered. If you’re looking to build a court, convert a hardcourt to clay, or simply resurface your hardcourt, work together with Har-Tru in their mission to lead the tennis industry by creating better places to play!!
    To learn more about their state-of-the-art surfaces, along with their full catalog customizable on-court accessories, checkout hartru.com or call (877) 442-7878 today.”

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A
    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.comDon’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min

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