Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and documentaries around the biggest names from the world of sport.
The Roger Federer era is officially over. To so many he was, and is, perfect. In a career lasting 24 years, he won 20 Grand Slam titles, 103 tour titles and millions of hearts. Gigi Salmon, Russell Fuller and Chris Clarey hear from his coach Ivan Ljubicic, Dan Evans and Kevin Anderson who played on the tour with him, and Sue Barker who interviewed him all those times on Wimbledon's Centre Court.
Day 1: Murray & Raducanu raise the roof
Join Jonathan Overend as he reflects on all the best bits from the opening day of Wimbledon 2022! The rain couldn’t stop the best of the Brits delighting home crowds at SW19, and Jonathan is joined by former British tennis players Laura Robson and Annabel Croft to review wins for US Open champion Emma Raducanu, No. 1 British male Cameron Norrie and two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. As well as the tennis, Jonathan takes in the sounds and smells on a sunset walk around the grounds with former top 10 Doubles player, Jeff Tarango, and they look ahead to the big names making their Wimbledon start tomorrow as well who could cause an upset.
2:24 - Reaction to Emma Raducanu’s match
9:00 - Review of Andy Murray’s win
14:15 - Looking ahead to day two
After plenty of British success at the Olympics - the future of the Modern Pentathlon is in question. Elly Oldroyd takes Aimee Fuller and Mark Hunter, both Olympic medallists themselves, to try out the disciplines. They find out how a sport under pressure is having to change to keep its place in The Games and how the proposed removal of horse riding would mean defending champion Joe Choong is done with the sport after Paris 2024.
Golf's power struggle
Katherine Downes and BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter are joined by The Telegraph’s James Corrigan to discuss the latest on Greg Norman’s new controversial Saudi-backed golf series.
We get the thoughts of Rory McIlroy and you’ll hear from Tiger Woods on the subject, ahead of this weekend’s US PGA Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The panel also discuss the notable absence of defending champion Phil Mickelson ahead of the US PGA and whether his comments in recent months will impact his legacy in the sport.
We also have an extended one-on-one interview with Greg Norman on why he’s ‘putting his reputation on the line’ for the Saudi-backed series.
2’20” – What is the LIV golf series and why is the status quo in golf under threat?
4’55” – Rory McIlroy’s reaction to the Liv golf series
9’30” – Is a “super league” an inevitability?
11’10” – Phil Mickelson’s absence at the US PGA Championship
12’33” – Tiger Woods on Mickelson
16’40” – Greg Norman interview on the LIV Golf invitational series
24’41” – Analysis on the breakaway series
A brand new golf podcast series, All About: The Open, is coming your way on this feed, only on BBC Sounds.
BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter and commentator Katherine Downes will re-visit memorable moments and share stories from Open Championships in recent years, through exclusive new interviews with some of the biggest names in golf.
Episode one features the 2014 Open champion Rory McIlroy, who reflects on his victory at Royal Liverpool and why he thinks he hasn’t won a major since winning the PGA Championship that same summer.
It’s all to get you in the mood ahead of the 150th Open at St Andrews – full coverage on 5 Live from 14th July 2022.
Make sure you subscribe to this feed on BBC Sounds to get a brand new episode every Thursday, from 12th May 2022.
The Invictus Games
JJ Chalmers and Gigi Salmon explore the importance of the Invictus Games ahead of the 2022 edition, which starts in the Hague this weekend.
They are joined by the captain of the UK team Rachel Williamson and her father Alan as they discuss how the Games helped them to heal. They hear from sitting volleyball coach Richard Osborne on the amazing work he did on changing perceptions of disability sport in Georgia, and Jenny Collins discusses how taking up coaching archery has helped her journey back to health.
JJ and Gigi are also joined by David Henson as he explains how the Invictus Games leaves a legacy far beyond sporting success.
4.50 – Captain Rachel Williamson and her father Alan
15 – UK sitting volleyball coach Richard Osborne discusses coaching the Georgian team
24.40 – Jenny Collins on the importance of coaching to her recovery
37 – Dave Henson on how the Invictus Games can act as a launchpad
Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.
Pretentious butt smooching Fleet Street bull. Extremely lightweight. Be advised Head to Head Nadal leads Djokovic 13 - 7 in Grand Slams, Olympics, and Davis Cup. Not close in the big matches.
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