The ATP's podcast featuring interviews with players and coaches plus discussion based around the tour's weekly events.
Eternal Duo Light Up Eternal City
It is another Italian job for Rafal Nadal title number 10 in Rome for the king of clay. It was always going to happen, finally the Big 3 have struck back after four straight Masters 1000 titles won by the 25-and-unders, dating back to Daniil Medvedev’s title in Paris last year. Since then Hubert Hurkacz has won in Miami, Stefanos Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo and, most recently Sascha Zverev took the spoils in Madrid just last week but this was a week and a final for the historians, for the purists, for the statisticians. Nadal and Djokovic have faced off in all four Grand Slam finas, five times at the Nitto ATP Finals, at nine different ATP Masters, at the ATP Cup, the Davis Cup and the Olympics, but nowhere have these two giants of the game met more often than at the Foro Italico. Today was their ninth meeting in Rome and their sixth final and we bring you all the reaction.
What a week it’s been in Italy’s capital. We also hear from Tournament Director Sergio Palmieri, the world’s number two Italian, 19 year old Jannik Sinner, Italian commentator Diego Nargisso and our very own ATP Tennis Radio commentators, Chris Bowers and Andy Murray's former coach, Miles Maclagan.
Zverev Wins Second Madrid Title
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 it through to the final, with Alexander Zverev beating Italy's Matteo Berrettini and over the course of this podcast we'll hear from Zverev, get the reaction from the ATP Tennis Radio commentary booth, speak to Spanish great, Alberto Berasategui and look ahead to Rome with the Technical Director of the Italian Federation, Filippo Volandri.
2021 Mutua Madrid Open Preview
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, delighted simply to have tennis being played at all.
Twelve Barcelona Titles For Rafael Nadal
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 with one of the top coaches on tour, Dante Bottini.
2021 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Review
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 Monte-Carlo to address all of the issues facing the tour at the moment.
2021 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Preview
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 Goffin's new coach, Germain Gigounon joins Paul King for an extended chat and we also hear how Australian Jordan Thompson challenges himself to get better on the red stuff.