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The Mini-Break is your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.

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    • 4.8, 51 Ratings

The Mini-Break is your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.

    Initial Takeaways from Palermo + a US Open Update

    Initial Takeaways from Palermo + a US Open Update

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    On today’s show, host Alex Gruskin shares his initial reactions to the first two days of WTA action in Palermo. He also offers an update on the status of the US Open, and the accommodations being made to attempt to hold the event.
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    • 37 min
    Technique Tuesday: How to Win More Without Improving Your Technique

    Technique Tuesday: How to Win More Without Improving Your Technique

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    MyTennisHQ Co-Founder and former UCLA standout Karue Sell joins the show for another edition of Technique Tuesday. He and host Alex Gruskin discuss the various ways players can improve their games without necessarily changing their techniques. They also discuss the uncertainty still surrounding the US Open, what doubles players are actually saying when they whisper to one another on court, and much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
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    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2020 WTT Season Recap ft. Marc Lucero

    2020 WTT Season Recap ft. Marc Lucero

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Tennis Channel Contributor and Pro Tennis Coach Marc Lucero joins the show to recap the 2020 World Team Tennis Season. He and host Alex Gruskin offer their reactions to a thrilling playoff weekend, then name their Men’s and Women’s MVPs, All-WTT 1st and 2nd teams, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    ArrowBar
    Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING. 
    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Coach Boland Resigns, WTT Playoffs, and the Return of the WTA!!!!

    Coach Boland Resigns, WTT Playoffs, and the Return of the WTA!!!!

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin shares his immediate reaction to the news of Brian Boland’s resignation as Baylor Men’s Tennis Head Coach. He also previews this weekend’s WTT playoffs, and offers a status report on the impending return of ATP/WTA/ITF action.
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    ArrowBar
    Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING. 
    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
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    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com
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    • 42 min
    WTT CEO Carlos Silva on the 2020 WTT Season

    WTT CEO Carlos Silva on the 2020 WTT Season

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    World Team Tennis CEO Carlos Silva rejoins the show to offer his thoughts on the first two and a half weeks of the 2020 WTT season. He discusses the logistical and procedural policies in place to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved in the season, explains why The Greenbrier resort has served as the ideal host site, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    ArrowBar
    Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING. 
    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A
    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com
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    • 49 min
    Tennis World Update + Poolside w/Mackie McDonald

    Tennis World Update + Poolside w/Mackie McDonald

    Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports, your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.
    Host Alex Gruskin begins the show by offering details on the latest developments across the tennis world. He discusses the cancelation of the Orlando Challengers and post-Roland Garros events in Japan, and shares his thoughts on the feasibility of the US Open happening.
    Former NCAA champion and ATP Top 60 player Mackenzie McDonald then joins the show poolside in Miami during the Altec Styslinger Tennis exhibition to talk about rehabbing from injury, share some insight about his fellow players in Miami, and much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:

    Midwest Sports
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    DraftKings
    🙌CAN’T MISS OFFER! 🙌 All NEW USERS can get a sign up bonus up to $1,000 to bet on tennis thanks to our partnership with DraftKings! Act now, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 
    ATTENTION TENNIS FANS! Want to get in on the action? Thanks to our partnership with DraftKings, all new users on DraftKings can get a racquet cracking sign up bonus up to $1,000! Act quickly, this offer ends on 6/13. T&Cs apply. https://dkng.co/CrackedRacquets 

    ArrowBar
    Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING. 
    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12ZE3jU0n52JkeWV1TB21A
    Email Newsletter: https://www.crackedracquets.com
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    • 30 min

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51 Ratings

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