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Tennis analysis from beyond the baseline. Hosted by Simon Bushell and Devang Desai, Open Era covers the headlines and oddities from the ATP and WTA. Ranging from the 'Big Three' to Canada’s meteoric rise in the tennis world, Open Era keeps you informed and entertained.

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Tennis analysis from beyond the baseline. Hosted by Simon Bushell and Devang Desai, Open Era covers the headlines and oddities from the ATP and WTA. Ranging from the 'Big Three' to Canada’s meteoric rise in the tennis world, Open Era keeps you informed and entertained.

    154. Canada: Evolving Away

    154. Canada: Evolving Away

    I think deep down we all knew this day was coming. Serena Williams announced her retirement plans this week. Devang and Simon chat about her legacy and what the farewell tour will look like.

    Plus there was Real Tennis™ which took place during the course of the week. The winners, the losers, the highs, the lows. We cover it all.

    Also Parting Shots. Everyone loves Parting Shots.

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    And say hello to @DesaiDevang while you're there.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    153. Deep Dive: Carlos Alcaraz

    153. Deep Dive: Carlos Alcaraz

    Carlos Alcaraz keeps ticking things off the list.

    Youngest this, youngest that. First person since Nadal. First person since Djokovic. First person since Federer.

    Ever been curious how and where El Hurricane comes from?

    This week on Open Era we take a Deep Dive into the young life of the man from Murcia.

    What was his upbringing? What was his junior career like? How did he do at Challenger level?

    We’ll answer those questions and more!

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    And say hello to @DesaiDevang while you're there.

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    • 56 min
    152. Deep Dive: Suzanne Lenglen

    152. Deep Dive: Suzanne Lenglen

    On a special edition of Open Era, Simon and Devang welcome illustrator Tom Humberstone to chat about his incredible upcoming graphic novel ‘Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis.’

    Tom takes us through the career and life of Suzanne Lenglen, one of the game’s true trailblazers.

    Among many topics, they discuss Lenglen’s lasting impact on the sport today, and why her story is required reading.

    ‘Suzanne’ ships in September 2022. Pre-order your copy at Avery Hill Publishing. https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-suzanne-the-jazz-age-goddess-of-tennis

    Come join the Patreon family for bonus content and ad-free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/openera

    Follow @OpenEraPod on Twitter!
    And say hello to @DesaiDevang while you're there.

    If merch is your thing, be sure to check out the store: https://bit.ly/merchera
    Or reach out to the show and say hey: podcast@openera.ca

    If you enjoyed today’s show, please rate Open Era 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts.
    See you again next week for an all new episode of Open Era.

    • 52 min
    Replay: Jennifer Capriati, Tennis Survivor

    Replay: Jennifer Capriati, Tennis Survivor

    Graf, Navratilova, Seles, Serena, Hingis...Jennifer Capriati not only competed with the game’s greats, she beat them. It was an unconventional path. From youth prodigy to tennis survivor, Capriati put herself back in slam contention in 2003 when she met Justine Henin in an all-time classic semifinal under the lights at Arthur Ashe.

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    If merch is your thing, be sure to check out the store: https://bit.ly/merchera
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    If you enjoyed today’s show, please rate Open Era 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts.
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    • 52 min
    151. Newport: Open Era Hall of Fame

    151. Newport: Open Era Hall of Fame

    Yeah, You could be the greatest You can be the best You can be the king kong banging on your chest You could beat the world You could beat the war You could talk to God, go banging on his door Or something like that. Either way, this week we catch you up with all the stuff we missed before turning our attention to the small matter of who will be standing in the Open Era HALL OF FAAAAMMMME!

    Follow @OpenEra on Twitter! While you're there say hello to @DesaiDevang and Simon, who finally joined @SimonBushell2

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    150. Wimbledon: Why Ons Matters

    150. Wimbledon: Why Ons Matters

    We have a brand new champion on the WTA. Elena Rybakina won the Venus Rosewater Dish in a somewhat surprising turn of events.
    Ons Jabeur also turned heads this week for her trailblazing prowess.
    Also, yawn…Novak Djokovic wins again. We are half joking. It’s an amazing achievement but it is a bit dull innit?
    Parting shots also takes aim at the rest of the week at SW19 including various protests which founds their ways into the hallowed halls of the All England Club.

    Follow @OpenEra on Twitter! While you're there say hello to @DesaiDevang and Simon, who finally joined @SimonBushell2

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    • 55 min

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Entertaining & Thoughtful Tennis Podcast

Entertaining & Thoughtful Tennis Podcast that not only goes over the latest tournaments on both tours, but also covers some other interesting tennis related topics during the back half of the episodes. The hosts have a great dynamic & really bring good insights to the sport.

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