The ATP's podcast featuring interviews with players and coaches plus discussion based around the tour's weekly events.
PODCAST - Ivanisevic, Tiafoe, De Minaur, Carreno Busta, Martic & Rianna
GORAN IVANIŠEVIĆ ON NOVAK DJOKOVIC - ‘He’s practising even harder than when he was at the age of 22 and that’s why he’s still so good and that’s why he’s going to be even better. The will to practice, the will to improve, the will to be better is amazing you know and he’s taking care of his body. Novak is a genius and he’s a guy who always wants to improve’.
VEDRAN MARTIC SPEAKS ABOUT ON-COURT COACHING - ‘It’s ok if you need to say something to a player, but still I believe a lot in concentration in the match, so for a player it’s better to concentrate and not look too much to the coach and expect some unbelievable advice’.
UMBERTO RIANNA ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITALIAN TENNIS - ‘It all started a few years ago when the board of the federation decided to invest in the kids even after their junior years and that was the turning point for us. Everybody is asking me what’s the secret, but there are no secrets, just results and when the federation decided to invest, finally we decided to give resources to be able to help the kids to grow’.
FRANCES TIAFOE ON WHY LOSING IN THE US OPEN SEMI-FINAL MIGHT BE THE BEST THING THAT’S HAPPENED TO HIM - ‘It was tough because I really thought I was going to get it done but I think it was the best thing for me not to win it honestly because seeing how everyone responded and all the things I got invited to and I didn’t win it, It built that little extra hunger, so 2023 that’s the goal, to get across that line’.
PABLO CARREÑO BUSTA ON LEARNING FROM RAFAEL NADAL - ‘We were partners in the Davis Cup and I learn a lot from him, but probably the consistency and to fight until the end in every moment, that’s very important. You cannot be one hundred per cent everyday, because it’s very tough to be, but Rafa continues all the time to be his best in every moment and I think that’s the best thing from him’.
PLUS ALEX DE MINAUR TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE TAKES WITH HIM ON HIS TRAVELS
- Show presented by Seb Lauzier
- Interviews by Jill Craybas and Chris Bowers
- Alex De Minaur Feature by ATP Uncovered
EXCLUSIVE - Patrick Mouratoglu On Holger Rune
One of the most influential coaches in tennis sits down with Jill Craybas at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin to talk about what it's been like joining Holger Rune's team and his hopes for the youngsters future.
PODCAST - Djokovic Claims A Record-Equalling Sixth Nitto ATP Finals Crown
NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON A NITTO ATP FINALS TITLE THAT’S BEEN WORTH THE WAIT - ‘I definitely felt nerves, but I felt grateful to be able to serve the match out. Seven years, it’s been a long time but at the same time, the fact I waited seven years makes this victory even bigger and even sweeter.
CASPER RUUD ON HIS MENTALITY - ‘I think out of twenty-four hours that we have everyday I think that you should be able to perform two of them at least and have a good focus and put all your effort into it and that’s pretty much how I think ahead of every match’.
CARLOS ALCARAZ ON INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION - ‘For me it’s really important to inspire the young people. I had role models when I was a kid and for me to show good things to the young people, it’s crazy as a guy who’s nineteen years old, but that’s what I’m trying to do’.
HOLGER RUNE ON HIS AMAZING YEAR - ‘Crazy in every way. At the beginning of the year I was ranked 103 and nw top 10. It’s amazing feeling to finish the year this way and if you had a paper I would sign it straightaway at the beginning of the year. I had a goal to finish in the top 25 and now I’m top 10 so it’s even better, so I’m super-pleased and happy’.
ANDREY RUBLEV’S PHYSIO, MARC BOADA ON HIS PLAYER’S ENDLESS ENERGY - ’He wants to be the best, so no matter the amount of hours that you tell him to do, he’s going to do everything and if he’s off he really feels the need to do more, so you need to find his balance’.
RAJEEV RAM ON THE DEVELOPMENTS HE AND JOE SALISBURY HAVE MADE - ‘We have the same mindset which is to always try to improve something, daily, weekly, yearly whatever it is and I think something we’ve got a lot better at is just hanging in their and fighting and you’re not always going to play your best and even if someone knows you’re going to do that, that’s almost an intimidating factor in itself’.
NEAL SKUPSKI ON HIS BROTHER AND FORMER DOUBLES PARTNER KEN NOW COACHING HIM - ‘It’s been a nice addition from halfway through the year. He knows me inside and out. I’ve not been the best with having a coach around me because I find it hard to trust someone as a coach telling me what to do, but from an early age I’ve always looked up to him and I trust him’.
LLOYD GLASSPOOL & HARRI HELIOVAARA ON THEIR REMARKABLE RISE - ‘We started playing together for the first time two years ago at a challenger event in Portugal and we were working hard last year and improving our games, but this year it just started clicking and all of a sudden we’re beating the best teams in the world and it just kept going’.
GABRIELE PARAINO ON HIS EXPERIENCE AS A HITTING PARTNER IN TURIN - ‘It’s really a dream to be here and to play with these players. It’s always been my dream to be here so it’s amazing. Just how they hit the ball, it’s really amazing to see them play, to feel how they hit the ball. It’s heavier, they hit it earlier and go through the ball always and I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve seen’.
PLUS THE EIGHT SINGLES PLAYERS COME TOGETHER FOR ONE INTERVIEW, COURTESY OF THE ATP DIGITAL CHANNELS
- Podcast presenter: Seb Lauzier
- Interviews by Jill Craybas, Richard Connelly and Kate Flory
- Features by ATP Uncovered
- Commentary from Mikey Perera and Lee Goodall
EXCLUSIVE - Mosé Navarra On Developing The Next Generation Of Italian Players
At the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan, Jill Craybas sits down with Mosé Navarra from the Italian Tennis Federation to discover how the country is producing so many top players.
EXCLUSIVE - Eduardo Infantino On Coaching Nakashima And What He's Learnt From Tennis
Coach to Brandon Nakashima and also working with the Italian Tennis Federation, Eduardo Infantino speaks to Jill Craybas about working with the young player and his coaching philosophy in general.
EXCLUSIVE - Michal Navrátil On Coaching Jiri Lehecka
Jiri Lehecka's coach Michal Navrátil speaks to Jill Craybas about what it's like to coach the young star as well as discussing his own coaching philosophy.