The ATP's podcast featuring interviews with players and coaches plus discussion based around the tour's weekly events.
EXCLUSIVE - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga On His Career
Speaking to the ATP'S Brendan Gilson, french player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looks back on his highs and lows, as he prepares to call time on his career after Roland Garros.
PODCAST - Djokovic Claims 38th Masters 1000 Title In Rome
This week we hear from British player Cameron Norrie on getting used to life among the game's elite, Andrey Rublev talks about his mindset, giant American Reilly Opelka speaks about his love of clay and doubles pair Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovarra spill the beans on a manic week. We also hear from Rafa Nadal about his foot injury ahead of Roland Garros, but first stop is the final in Rome, the fifth masters 1000 of the year, where Novak Djokovic has got back to wining ways, and after securing his 1000th career victory in the semi-final, he then beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.
EXCLUSIVE - Jerome Kym On Federer And Wawrinka And Winning A Horse!
With the Gonet Geneva Open taking place next week, take a listen to Barry Cowan's chat with young Swiss player Jerome Kym, who was a hitting partner to the world's top players at last year's Nitto ATP Finals.
Kym speaks about what it's like to be on the other side of the net from some of the best players in the world, practicing with Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, having a professional drummer as a dad and the day when he won a horse in a competition!
PODCAST - Amazing Alcaraz Topples Zverev For Madrid Title
This week's show presented by Seb Lauzier contains the following interviews...
CARLOS ALCARAZ ON WINNING IN MADRID - ‘I believe in myself all of the time. I always say that I’m not going to play a final, I’m going to win a final, so I always think about it and go for it. I think I’m ready to win a Grand Slam and go for it. It’s a goal for me this year to get my first Grand Slam, so I’m going to work for it and let’s see what happens in Roland Garros’.
ALEXANDER ZVEREV ON CARLOS ALCARAZ - ‘I know how good he is and I said it last year in Acapulco that by 2023 he’s going to be top ten and he beat me by a year so there’s nothing more to say. He’s an incredible player, he’s going to be incredible, with 19 years old now he looks like a grown man, so to be honest there is no limit for him’.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON GETTING BACK TO HIS BEST - ‘I’m still finding the form, not playing at the desired level but I am getting there, it’s a process and I have to be patient and believe I’m on the right track, which I am, that’s a positive. There’s some elements in the game which I feel I’ve done well with and there are things I know I can improve and I’m conscious of that, I’m aware of that’.
RAFAEL NADAL ON HIS EXPECTATIONS - ‘I tell you, when I arrive at a tournament I don’t think about how I’m going to be or how I’m not going to be, I just follow the practices everyday without expecting too much. You have to live with the things that are happening eveyday and when you are one month, three weeks outside of the tour and you come here with no preparation, there are of course moments where you feel the worst in the world, but it’s something that’s normal and I went through these experiences in my career plenty of times’.
THOMAS ENQVIST ON THE MAKE-UP OF THE MODERN PLAYER - ‘For sure the game has become more physical and you have to be very athletic, each top player are great athletes and moving, even though they are tall, still moving incredibly well and that’s what’s impressed me the most’.
DAVID NALBANDIAN ON COACHING FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE JUNIOR MIOMIR KECMANOVIC ‘Doesn’t mean anything to me being world number one junior. I can tell you a million examples of world number one juniors and then, two hundred in tennis prop, three hundred, one hundred and never get to, even top fifty, so juniors doesn’t mean anything’.
JANNIK SINNER ON LEAVING RICCARDO PIATTI’S COACHING SET-UP - ‘I had seven incredible years with Riccardo and his team and I always felt very well with them, I think we did an incredible job with them bringing me to the top ten. Knowing what I have already I don’t want to lose, like my mentality, like my way to play, but I think I can add some new stuff and this is what we’re working for’.
LORENZO SONEGO ON HIS GREAT RUN IN ROME LAST YEAR - ‘It was my best tournament in my life last year, I played some special players like Thiem, Rublev and I also played Djokovic on centre court. Today I come back here to Rome and it’s like my home, it’s really special and I want to enjoy every moment on court and I want to play my best like last year’.
Interviews by Ursin Caderas, Jill Craybas, Seb Lauzier and Richard Connelly
EXCLUSIVE - David Nalbandian On Winning In Madrid, The Big Three And Coaching Kecmanovic
David Nalbandian speaks to Ursin Caderas about winning the Mutua Madrid Open Title in 2007 and beating Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer along the way, plus he speaks about coaching young Serbian player Miomir Kecmanovic.
EXCLUSIVE - Juan Carlos Ferreo On His Own Career And Carlos Alcaraz's
Jill Craybas sits down with Juan Carlos Ferrero, coach to man of the moment, Carlos Alcaraz, to discuss his own career, what he's learnt, how he's shaped the fortunes of Alcaraz over the past few years and the goals for the future.