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Presented by David Law and Catherine Whitaker, and featuring Matt Roberts, The Tennis Podcast is a downloadable tennis audio show featuring weekly chat, big-name guests, and daily editions at the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded every December by its listeners.

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    • 4.6 • 235 Ratings

Presented by David Law and Catherine Whitaker, and featuring Matt Roberts, The Tennis Podcast is a downloadable tennis audio show featuring weekly chat, big-name guests, and daily editions at the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded every December by its listeners.

    Monte Carlo - A new step for Stefanos; Charleston 2 - A whole new world for Astra

    Monte Carlo - A new step for Stefanos; Charleston 2 - A whole new world for Astra

    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 we make of Rafael Nadal’s first tournament back on his favourite surface? 
    We also cover a career best week for Astra Sharma at Charleston 2, discuss Ons Jabeur’s ongoing quest for a first WTA title, round up the results from the Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs and react to news that Roger Federer will play on clay in Geneva and at Roland Garros this season. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during Grand Slam tournaments.
    SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST
    We crowdfund The Tennis Podcast every December, with shout-outs, mascots and chances to take us on at predictions. For a reminder on December 1st - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX
    Or if you don’t want to wait and prefer to support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TheTennisPodcast
    NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - 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
    SOCIAL MEDIA 
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    • 57 min
    Dirtball Dan Downs Djokovic

    Dirtball Dan Downs Djokovic

    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 is his new approach on the surface similar to the one taken by Tim Henman when he reached the French Open semi-finals in 2004? 
    Elsewhere, we discuss Stefanos Tsitsipas’ unpleasant rant at an umpire, dominant victories for Rafael Nadal, an inauspicious start to life with Toni Nadal for Felix Auger-Aliassime, progress for 15-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova in Charleston, and Wimbledon’s expansion plans. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during Grand Slam tournaments.
    SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST
    We crowdfund The Tennis Podcast every December, with shout-outs, mascots and chances to take us on at predictions. For a reminder on December 1st - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX
    Or if you don’t want to wait and prefer to support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TheTennisPodcast
    NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - 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
    SOCIAL MEDIA 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TennisPodcast
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    • 47 min
    Clay court love affair rekindled; Quest for equality continues

    Clay court love affair rekindled; Quest for equality continues

    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 start of the springtime clay court season, why they love it, and the early storylines. They also pick over the appointment of Toni Nadal by Felix Augur-Aliassime. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during Grand Slam tournaments.
    SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST
    We crowdfund The Tennis Podcast every December, with shout-outs, mascots and chances to take us on at predictions. For a reminder on December 1st - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX
    Or if you don’t want to wait and prefer to support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TheTennisPodcast
    NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - 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
    SOCIAL MEDIA 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TennisPodcast
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/
    Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/thetennispodcast/
     
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    • 58 min
    Esther Vergeer - Undefeated

    Esther Vergeer - Undefeated

    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 winning streak, the time she almost lost at the Beijing Paralympics, designing her own wheelchair, how she feels about the word “inspirational” to describe disabled athletes, and her hopes for more integration in the future. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments.
    SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST
    We crowdfund The Tennis Podcast every December, with shout-outs, mascots and chances to take us on at predictions. For a reminder on December 1st - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX
    Or if you don’t want to wait and prefer to support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TheTennisPodcast
    NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - 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
    SOCIAL MEDIA 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TennisPodcast
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hurkacz hits new heights, Miami twice for Barty, and let’s talk about doubles

    Hurkacz hits new heights, Miami twice for Barty, and let’s talk about doubles

    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? What’s special about Jannik Sinner’s approach to tennis? And did we sit the limit to Andrey Rublev’s game? 
    We also get stuck into the week’s doubles results, examine some of the reasons why we don’t talk more about doubles, cover the latest happy development in G.E.M.S life, and touch on the uncertainty surrounding Roland Garros next month. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments.
    SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST
    We crowdfund The Tennis Podcast every December, with shout-outs, mascots and chances to take us on at predictions. For a reminder on December 1st - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX
    Or if you don’t want to wait and prefer to support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TheTennisPodcast
    NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - 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
    SOCIAL MEDIA 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TennisPodcast
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    • 59 min
    Barty makes moves in Miami

    Barty makes moves in Miami

    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 Stefanos Tsitsipas correct when he called his defeat to Hubert Hurkacz a ‘self explosion’? 
    - Why is Jannik Sinner Catherine’s candidate to be the future metronomic winner of titles? 
    - How well has Ash Barty been playing en route to her second straight Miami final? 
    - Could the moment Maria Sakkari saved six match points against Jessica Pegula be a turning point in her career? 
    - What on earth happened for Naomi Osaka to lose a 6-0 set as well as her 23-match winning streak? 
    - And how has Dan Evans made his way into the doubles final? 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments.
    SUPPORT THE TENNIS PODCAST
    We crowdfund The Tennis Podcast every December, with shout-outs, mascots and chances to take us on at predictions. For a reminder on December 1st - http://eepurl.com/gwWILX
    Or if you don’t want to wait and prefer to support us on Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/
    TheTennisPodcast
    NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to get our news, offers, predictions and Matt’s Stat - 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
    SOCIAL MEDIA 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TennisPodcast
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetennispodcast/
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

Intelligent Chimp ,

Great podcast. Fun listen.

Definitely the best tennis podcast going around. Fantastic depth f knowledge with chemistry between the hosts to match making each episode a really fun listen. Especially like the daily episodes during slams. Drink a shot every time they mention Andy Murray. 😂

Tennisparty ,

Brilliant

Without a doubt the best tennis based podcast around . Great analysis , conversation and insight delivered with humour and genuine love of the game 😃

Troy W66 Sydney ,

It only gets better!

Thoughtful, fun and honest. I have listened to this podcast from virtually the beginning and now wouldn’t no what to do when I need a tennis fix. Three lovers of tennis that all see it from a different enough perspective to make it all so listenable. Matt Roberts has a big future in tennis journalism. Well done David and Catherine for recognising his talent and having the smarts to bring him onboard (the boat).

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