The Double Bagel, brings interesting anecdotes and never-heard-before stories from the world of professional tennis. Every week, tennis journalist Eric Han will serve up in-depth conversations with some of the biggest names in the sport, from current tennis players, coaches, to the legends who have once graced the game.
Rennae Stubbs | The Double Bagel #20
I’m joined this week by Rennae Stubbs- a former world no.1 in doubles and a six time doubles Grand Slam champion. After retirement, she moved on to a career in broadcasting and is now a full-time commentator for ESPN and channel seven Australia.Throughout our conversation we talked at length about the highlights of both her playing and post-retirement career such as- winning 6 major titles, her personal and professional relationship with her doubles partner Lisa Raymond, what it was like being the coach of players such as Karolina Pliskova and Sam Stosur, and much more.
Chris Lewis | The Double Bagel #19
Chris Lewis is a former top 20 player from New Zealand and a Wimbledon singles finalist. In 1983, he became the third New Zealander to reach final of a Grand Slam singles tournament and 37 years after his magical run to final at the All England club, he is still the last New Zealander to reach the final of any Grand Slam singles tournament.
Jonas Bjorkman | The Double Bagel #18
I’m joined this week by Jonas Bjorkman- a former world #1 in doubles and #4 in singles. He is a multiple doubles Grand Slam champion- 9 to be exact and is one of the few players to have won all four doubles Grand Slam tournaments. He was part of that golden era of Swedish tennis in the 90’s and won three Davis Cups for Sweden in his career, and he reached the singles semifinals of both the US Open and Wimbledon in his career.
SPECIAL: Previewing US Open | The Double Bagel #17
Welcome to another special episode of The Double Bagel. Joining me for this episode to preview the US Open is fellow tennis writer and editor Jim Smith.
SPECIAL: Previewing ATP Cincinnati | The Double Bagel #16
Welcome to a special episode of The Double Bagel. It is a special episode as we are here to preview the Cincinnati Masters held in New York. Joining me for this episode to preview Cincinnati is fellow tennis writer and editor Jim Smith.
Dmitry Tursunov | The Double Bagel #15
This week we have an hour long special episode with former ATP top 20 player in the world- Dmitry Tursunov. He achieved a singles career high ranking of #20 in the world in 2006 and won a total of 7 singles career titles, but still in his own words he tells me he considers himself an underachiever and he’ll discuss why.We dive deep into his story, moving to the US from Moscow, Russia at 12 years old for tennis, the ups and downs of his playing career, his post-retirement activities such as coaching, why he thinks he can relate to Nick Kyrgios, and his thoughts on Russian tennis.
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