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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.

The Tennis Podcast David Law and Catherine Whitaker

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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.

    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1992: Andre from the baseline

    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1992: Andre from the baseline

    Nobody expected Andre Agassi’s first Grand Slam title to come on grass at Wimbledon, a tournament he’d boycotted for a few years.
    But Agassi always did things his own way, and when he won the tournament in 1992, he did it from the baseline, beating former champions Boris Becker and John McEnroe en route to the final, before overcoming the massive serve of Goran Ivanisevic in five sets.
    Why was Agassi’s story such a big deal? What had happened in his first three Grand Slam finals for him to have developed a reputation for style over substance? And in what way was his return his biggest weapon against Ivanisevic in the final?
    Larry Stefanki, who was coaching McEnroe at the time, contextualises Agassi’s feat and explains how he managed to beat so many classic grass courters. Chris Clarey of the New York Times, meanwhile, talks about what it was like to cover Agassi in the early 90s. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.  
    * TENNIS RE-LIVED *
    We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. Andre Agassi vs. Goran Ivanisevic from 1992, is available in full. Tomorrow we’re telling Jana Novtona’s Wimbledon story, starting with her heart-breaking 1993 defeat against Steffi Graf, and ending with her moment of triumph in 1998.
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    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1991: Sabatini’s moment, Graf’s title

    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1991: Sabatini’s moment, Graf’s title

    Going into Wimbledon in 1991, Steffi Graf’s supremacy was under threat. She hadn’t won a Grand Slam title for 18 months, she’d lost her No.1 ranking to Monica Seles, her father’s scandalous private life meant she was being hounded by the tabloids, and Gabriela Sabatini had emerged as a real rival.
    But Graf rose above everything, dominating the draw before winning a classic final 8-6 in the third set against Sabatini.
    How did Seles’ withdrawal pave the way for Graf? In what way did Sabatini revolutionise her game during her run to the 1990 US Open title to try to combat Graf? What made Graf such a formidable player? And does her career get the credit it deserves?
    Finally, we hear from Christopher Clarey and Mary Carillo about why they loved watching Sabatini play and the reasons why they think she only won one Grand Slam title.
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.  
    * TENNIS RE-LIVED *
    We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. The 1991 final between Steffi Graf and Gabriela Sabatini is split into parts 1, 2 & 3 on YouTube, while tomorrow’s match, Andre Agassi vs. Goran Ivanisevic from 1992, is available in full.
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    • 59 min
    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1985: Boris Becker, Just 17

    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1985: Boris Becker, Just 17

    In 1985, a strawberry-blonde, unseeded, 17-year-old German named Boris Becker won Wimbledon, beating Kevin Curren in the final, and suddenly tennis had a new star.
    In what way did Becker bring levels of power and athleticism which hadn’t been seen before on a tennis court? And how did people react to his arrival on the world stage?
    We hear from Johan Kriek, the man who predicted Becker’s victory at Wimbledon after losing to him at Queen’s two weeks earlier, and Curren discusses his own run which saw him beat John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors without losing a set, before underestimating Becker’s big-match mentality in the final.
    Becker went on to have a lot more success at Wimbledon, including a hat-trick of finals against Stefan Edberg. The Swede tells us about their rivalry.
    Finally, we look at how fame changed Becker’s life forever, and not always for the better.  
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. 
    * TENNIS RE-LIVED *
    We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. The 1985 men’s final between Boris Becker and Kevin Curren is available on YouTube. On Thursday we will re-watch the epic 1991 final between Steffi Graf and Gabriela Sabatini which is split into parts 1, 2 & 3.
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    *REDDIT *
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    * KICKSTARTER * 
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    • 59 min
    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1980: Borg vs. McEnroe

    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1980: Borg vs. McEnroe

    The 1980 Wimbledon men’s final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe is one of the most famous tennis matches of all time, and it lived up to expectations as we re-watched it ahead of our second Wimbledon Re-Lived show.
    How was McEnroe viewed by British tennis fans at the time? How did his behaviour change when he played Borg? And in what way does this match carry a cultural influence which transcends tennis?
    The apex of the match was the epic fourth set tiebreak, won by McEnroe 18-16 as the level of tennis reached dizzying heights and the momentum swung back-and-forth. What was it like to play? Did McEnroe feel afterwards like he would go on to win the match? And how on earth did Borg recover for the deciding set? We hear from both men.
    Finally, Mary Carillo explains why it’s the best match she’s ever watched, reveals the extraordinary scene she witnessed as she flew home on the same plane as the McEnroe family, and sets up a discussion about the reasons why the Borg-McEnroe rivalry continues to shine such a bright light across the sport, despite its brevity.
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. 
    * TENNIS RE-LIVED *
    We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe can be watched in full here, while tomorrow’s match, the 1985 men’s final between Boris Becker and Kevin Curren, is available on YouTube.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1978-90: Martina - The Greatest Champion

    Wimbledon Re-Lived 1978-90: Martina - The Greatest Champion

    With nine singles titles to her name, Martina Navratilova is the most successful player in Wimbledon history. In this episode, we focus on the first of her wins – in 1978 against Chris Evert – and the last of them – in 1990 against Zina Garrison.
    In between analysing those matches, there’s discussion about the leaner years at the start of Navratilova’s career, her rivalry with Evert, the way she developed athletically into the sport’s most dominant figure, her special connection with Wimbledon, and the longevity of her career.
    We also get Evert’s view on the 1978 final and hear Navratilova’s own reflections on her career. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. 
    * TENNIS RE-LIVED *
    We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. You can watch extended highlights of Navratilova’s 1978 and 1990 victories on YouTube. Tomorrow we will be discussing John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg from 1980. Extended highlights and the full fourth set tiebreak are available.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    New Nadir - Djokovic Has Coronavirus

    New Nadir - Djokovic Has Coronavirus

    The fallout from the Adria Tour continued on Tuesday as world number one and event organiser Novak Djokovic tested positive for covid-19. The Telegraph’s Simon Briggs joins Catherine Whitaker and David Law to talk through the situation.
    Djokovic’s second statement of the day was better than his first, but which questions remain unanswered? Is Djokovic’s position as president of the ATP player council still tenable? How much damage has he done to tennis and to his own reputation? And where will this story go from here?
    There’s also a quick chat about how Andy Murray looked on his return to tennis at the Battle of the Brits. 
    The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December. 
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Bellsjessie ,

Ace!

I just got butterflies in my stomach when David announced that there would be 15 days of podcasts for Roland Garros! This is truly awesome stuff. I listen, re-listen & probably listen again! Love the insights, the interviews, the banter, the no nonsense telling it as it is/was, the stats, the craic with Mary, I could go on & on! Thank you so much you three. You are all spectacular. 🎾❤️

odowdk3 ,

Excellent listen

The Tennis Podcast has always been very enjoyable but I feel Catherine, Matt and David have gone above and beyond since the pandemic started and provided a great break from all the talk of Covid19. They all come across as the types of people you could happily chat away to if you bumped into them at a tournament/grand slam. The interviews with the likes of Stefanki, Shriver, Millman, Tipsarevic in recent months particular favourites for me!

Keep it up guys 👏👊
Kev

IrishRafaFan ,

The only way to follow Tennis from afar

If you can’t attend the slams, listening to the Tennis Podcast is the next best thing! Love the daily podcasts on my commute home from work. Not only do you get a great sense of the ebb and flow of the important matches but you also get some great behind-the-scenes titbits and insights from the interview room.

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