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The Great Shot Podcast is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, and Collegiate Tennis.

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The Great Shot Podcast is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, and Collegiate Tennis.

    ATP Challenger Tour Recap [08-02-21] ft. Damian Kust

    ATP Challenger Tour Recap [08-02-21] ft. Damian Kust

    Hosts Damian Kust and Jakub Bobro recap another week of action on the ATP Challenger Tour. They try to determine the upside of Julio Cesar Porrras, breakdown the results from the Poznan Challenger, and debate Jiri Vesely’s ideal surface.
    Damian also had the opportunity to speak with Botic Van De Zandschulp, Zdenek Kolar, Aleksander Vukic, and Alexander Shevchenko last week in Poland. Those conversations our found on today’s show
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Chatting Kalamazoo, San Diego, and American Tennis ft. Colette Lewis

    Chatting Kalamazoo, San Diego, and American Tennis ft. Colette Lewis

    ZooTennis Blog Founder and G.O.A.T. Colette Lewis returns to the show to help Host Alex Gruskin preview the upcoming Girls’ and Boys’ 18s National Championships in San Diego and Kalamazoo. They name their top contenders entering each event, discuss the broader state of American tennis entering the 2020s, relive some of their favorite National Championships moments from over the years, and so much more!!
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Olympics Update and Casper Ruud Deep Dive ft. Jamie McDonald

    Olympics Update and Casper Ruud Deep Dive ft. Jamie McDonald

    Cracked Racquets Do-Everything Jamie Mcdonald joins Host Alex Gruskin to preview the medal rounds at the 2020 Summer Olympics. They debate the biggest obstacles remaining in Djokovic’s path to a maiden Gold Medal, discuss the significance of both Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova’s Olympic run, talk about the three-week run of Casper Ruud, and so much more!!
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    ATP Challenger Tour Recap [07-27-21] ft. Damian Kust

    ATP Challenger Tour Recap [07-27-21] ft. Damian Kust

    Hosts Damian Kust and Jakub Bobro recap another action-packed week on the ATP Challenger Tour. On this week’s episode, they discuss the rise of Turkish Men’s Tennis, whether Jenson Brooksby should be in Lexington or Atlanta this week, the upcoming Borg vs. Tsitsipas doubles match, and so much more!!
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    • 58 min
    Hop Across the Globe ft. David Gertler

    Hop Across the Globe ft. David Gertler

    Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin on the show to hop across the globe and discuss the biggest developments happening throughout the tennis world.
    They discuss Arthur Rinderknech’s ascendance into the Top 100, and debate the upside of the many recent college graduates on tour. They also break down the draws in both Cary and at the 2021 Olympics, chat about the qualifications to enter the Tennis Hall of Fame, and so much more!!
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    2021 Olympics Preview ft. Ben Rothenberg

    2021 Olympics Preview ft. Ben Rothenberg

    New York Times contributor and No Challenges Remaining Host Ben Rothenberg joins Host Alex Gruskin to help preview the 2021 Summer Olympics [24:30].
    They discuss the historical significance of the Olympic tennis competition [33:40], debate whether any players erred in skipping the event, and preview the field. Gruskin also asks Ben about covering Wimbledon in person, Djokovic’s pursuit of history, and so much more!!
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

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83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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Best tennis podcast out there

Doesn’t get better than Gruskin’s passion and knowledge for the sport.

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Short Sweet, to the Point

Love the 4 minute episodes with 2-3 easily findable picks. I’m new to this podcast and I really enjoy. I’ve had great fun & success plying alongside. Keep the shorties coming!!

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You are so funny keep up the good work I love your voice very sexy especially your laugh and enthusiasm for the game and you have a great laugh keep up the good work I need to your podcast so I will be a continued listener

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