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From the French Open to Wimbledon, from the U.S. Open to the Australian Open, and everything else in between, if it's going on in the world of tennis, hosts Saqib Ali and Matt Zemek are ready to discuss it.

These guys bring their passion for the WTA and the ATP tennis tours every week, and have on some great guests for their insight and analysis, too.

It's the latest news, info and opinions on all things tennis. Join us each week for "Tennis with an Accent."


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Tennis with an Accent Saqib Ali

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From the French Open to Wimbledon, from the U.S. Open to the Australian Open, and everything else in between, if it's going on in the world of tennis, hosts Saqib Ali and Matt Zemek are ready to discuss it.

These guys bring their passion for the WTA and the ATP tennis tours every week, and have on some great guests for their insight and analysis, too.

It's the latest news, info and opinions on all things tennis. Join us each week for "Tennis with an Accent."


Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/tennis-with-an-accent/donations

    Full Ep: Robin Haase of ATP Tour 3 30 20

    Full Ep: Robin Haase of ATP Tour 3 30 20

    This weeks guest is ATP player Robin Haase of Netherlands. Haase currently tries to rebuild his ranking as he has been ranked as high as 33 on the ATP rank charts in 2017. He has won two career titles and has had wins over Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem and Alexandr Zverev. Haase gets candid in this podcast on various topics like ATP player council, Dutch tennis, his toughest opponent among big three and the revamped Davis cup among other topics.

    Haase also weighs in on popularity of ATP past the big three phase. A lot of detail unpacked by Robin Haase. This is a must listen for any tennis fan.

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    • 52 min
    Full Ep Tim Mayotte and reaction to Roland Garros delay

    Full Ep Tim Mayotte and reaction to Roland Garros delay

    In this week’s episode former top 10 player Tim Mayotte returns to the podcast to discuss the current status of American men’s players. The conversation is an extension of an earlier episode in many ways as movement and techniques take centerstage as we discuss the American men.

    Mayotte also speaks about various topics from the many complexities of the ATP tour Calendar to the underused strategies on court and to the ATP council position he ran for last year.

    In the second segment Matt Zemek and Saqib Ali talk about the sudden announcement from French Open management as they have declared a new date for the event this year.

    This is typical tennis chaos and TWAA weighs on the onset of this news.


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    • 55 min
    Full EP: Ravi Ubha and Boris Sobkin 3 4 20

    Full EP: Ravi Ubha and Boris Sobkin 3 4 20

    Freelance journalist Ravi Ubha returns to the show to discuss the career of Maria Sharapova. Ubha has been covering professional tennis by wearing different hats like writing for outlets like CNN and doing play by play commentary on TV. He describes the various career graphs of Sharapova from winning the French open to becoming global superstar.

    He also unpacks how testing positive for Meldonium will impact the legacy of the Russian. Last but not the least where does Sharapova rank among the best players pantheon? Tune in to learn more of Ubha’s analysis.

    Second segment includes long time Russian tennis coach Boris Sobkin - who weighs in on the complex career of the Russian. We believed that a career like Sharapova needed more than one voice from the business of tennis to fully analyze the many facets of her complex journey.

    Hear it all on "Tennis with an Accent!"

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    • 58 min
    (Full Ep) Briana Foust talks WTA tour 2 28 20

    (Full Ep) Briana Foust talks WTA tour 2 28 20

    Tennis With An Accent contributor Briana Foust [@4TheTennis] joins Matt Zemek on this week's TWAA Podcast.

    Briana discusses the Dubai WTA final between Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina, exploring the emergence of Rybakina this season and the quality of Halep, who won a thriller to capture the Dubai championship.

    Bri also looks at the return of Kim Clijsters to the WTA Tour after an absence of more than seven years. She discusses some storylines before the tour moves to Indian Wells. Bri and Matt both discuss the practice of seeding players at various tournaments, and they react to Roger Federer's injury, which will keep the Swiss superstar sidelined through the French Open.

    All that plus a special announcement about Bri's spring schedule and Tennis With An Accent's early-April plans, on the new TWAA Podcast, presented by Red Circle!

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    • 35 min
    Full Ep: Carl Bialik on New York Open 2 20 20

    Full Ep: Carl Bialik on New York Open 2 20 20

    Carl Bialik of the Thirty Love podcast joins the show this week as the guest analyst. Bialik is a known voice on tennis twitter through his association with podcasting and tennis writing. New York Open was the central theme that Bialik helped explore for this edition of the podcast.

    He addressed few possible factors that can be associated with the lack of crowds at the New York Open - which wrapped up its third edition this past Sunday. Conversation also focussed on possible lack of star power of American male players to the tournament’s location in Long Island. And for second week in a row mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils finds his way into the mentions as was a winner in back to back weeks.

    Matt Zemek joins Saqib Ali in the second segment of the show where the biggest comeback story in tennis for sometime is discussed. Yes - the return of Kim Clijsters. Zemek shares his first impressions of the Belgian star who returned to a tennis court after an absence of more than seven years.

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    • 48 min
    (Full Ep) ATP tour with Damian Kust 2 13 20

    (Full Ep) ATP tour with Damian Kust 2 13 20

    On a brand new "Tennis with an Accent," this weeks guest is Damian Kust. Kust is a freelance tennis writer from Poland, who is currently contributing for Last word on Tennis website. His coverage and commentary focusses on ATP Challenger tour along with the main tour. On this episode Kust talks about the many facets of the challenger tour - where the level of competition is not much different than the main tour.
    Conversation unpacks the success of Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland who is one the brightest talents in the sport along with the likes of Brandon Nakashima. Also mentioned are the last weeks winners - Jiri Vesely, Gael Monfils and Mohammed Safwat.

    Matt Zemek joins Saqib Ali in the second segment of the podcast to talk about the resurgence of Vasek Pospisil. Zemek also weighs in on Serena Williams loss in Fed Cup last week.

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