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Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre provide weekly coverage of the ATP and WTA with a focus on Canada’s top players

Match Point Canada Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre /Tennis Channel Podcast Network

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Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre provide weekly coverage of the ATP and WTA with a focus on Canada’s top players

    Episode 20 - 2023 Roland Garros Week 1

    Episode 20 - 2023 Roland Garros Week 1

    We're through one week of play at 2023 Roland Garros!

    Hosts Ben and Mike review all the action from this year's French Open as Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, and Holger Rune look like prime contenders, while Iga Swiatek is aiming for a repeat on the women's side.

    Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov both showed some positive signs by reaching the third round of action, Taylor Fritz battled with the French crowd, and controversy ensued in a doubles match.

    All of that and much more on our latest episode of MPC - special thank you to Hotel X Toronto.

    • 35 min
    Episode 19 - Roland Garros preview with Christopher Clarey

    Episode 19 - Roland Garros preview with Christopher Clarey

    The second grand slam of the tennis calendar is officially upon us!

    2023 Roland Garros action is fast underway on the red dirt in Paris.
    Recurring guest and best selling author and journalist Christopher Clarey joins us on Match Point Canada to break down what lies ahead at this year's edition of the French Open, and gives us a glimpse into an upcoming novel he's working on about Rafael Nadal.
    We offer our predictions in both the men's and women's field, what the Canadians are capable of, and highlight must watch matches.


    • 36 min
    Episode 18 - Gill Gross

    Episode 18 - Gill Gross

    He's a broadcaster for Tennis Channel and famous for his match recaps and analysis! Gill Gross joins Match Point Canada as a guest this week to break down all the action through the clay court swing.

    Daniil Medvedev won his first ever clay court title, defeating Holger Rune for the title in Rome, while Elena Rybakina captured the event on the women's side, winning her second WTA1000 of the season.

    We discuss our top contenders with Roland Garros around the corner, what the French Open will look like without Rafael Nadal, and action ahead this week.


    • 42 min
    Episode 17 - Rob Steckley

    Episode 17 - Rob Steckley

    He is one of the foremost coaches in Canadian tennis!
    Former player and coach Rob Steckley returns to Match Point Canada as he discusses his strong involvement working with the rising Canadian juniors including Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko.
    Steckley also offers some of his perspectives on transitioning to the pros, considering the college route, and thoughts on how Canadians can fare on clay.
    Meantime, Mike and Ben discuss a huge triumph on clay from Aryna Sabalenka as she defeats Iga Swiatek and further closes the gap in her quest for the world no. 1 ranking.
    Carlos Alcaraz defended his title in Madrid, which saw carnage across the rest of the men's draw and featured lucky loser Jan Lennard Struff as a surprise finalist.
    We also get set for the Italian Open from Rome with Novak Djokovic back in action, Felix Auger-Aliassime competing, and both Leylah and Bianca set to compete.

    • 55 min
    Episode 16 - Sharon Fichman

    Episode 16 - Sharon Fichman

    She's a four time WTA doubles titlist, former world no. 21, and Australian Open quarterfinalist!

    Canadian doubles player Sharon Fichman returns as a guest on Match Point Canada, and discusses an extended layoff from the sport, and her intentions to return to action later this summer.
    Meantime, we're right in the midst of the clay court swing as we have action from the Madrid Open.
    We cover Genie Bouchard's run of victories, Leylah Annie Fernandez's success on the doubles court, how things are unfolding on the men's side, and the latest with Rafael Nadal.


    • 45 min
    Episode 15 - Andreea Prisacariu

    Episode 15 - Andreea Prisacariu

    She's one of the most unique and authentic personalities tennis has to offer!

    Romanian Andreea Prisacariu joins Match Point Canada this week to update Ben and Mike on her tennis as she just recently captured the first ITF title of her career.
    We speak about how she tries to use social media positively, how she's focused on staying in the present, and the financial struggles for ITF players.
    Meantime, Carlos Alcaraz won his third title of the season in Barcelona, Iga Swiatek reigned supreme in Stuttgart, and we look ahead to the Madrid Open.
    We also address concerns around Novak Djokovic's form and the health of Rafael Nadal.
    All of that and more on our latest episode of MPC!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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Poor Novak?

Don’t be apologists for poor Novak. You have to be vaccinated to play in Australia and he ran more than one scam in the lead up to the tournament.

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Feels like the Ryan Seacrest of tennis podcasts... Needs a bit more flair...

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A must for canadian tennis fans

There’s so much going on in Canadian tennis right now you really need to stay On top of it. For me the best way to do that is listening to southpaw slice— these guys are dedicated and passionate and keep it going with the regular visits from players and pundits. Give A listen and you will see what I mean.

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