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Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts talk tennis weekly throughout the year and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. Friends of The Tennis Podcast have access to exclusive Q & A's, new editions of Tennis Re-Lived and more bonus contents. To become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast.
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The Tennis Podcast David Law, Catherine Whitaker, Matt Roberts

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Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts talk tennis weekly throughout the year and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. Friends of The Tennis Podcast have access to exclusive Q & A's, new editions of Tennis Re-Lived and more bonus contents. To become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast.
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    Rybakina, Ruud conquer clay, Rafa's ready to ‘die’ on Chatrier, and Muguruza retires

    Rybakina, Ruud conquer clay, Rafa's ready to ‘die’ on Chatrier, and Muguruza retires

    Catherine, David and Matt round up the results from another hectic week on the clay, headlined by Elena Rybakina’s victory in Stuttgart. We discuss her win over Iga Swiatek and what that might mean for the pair’s rivalry, and pay tribute to an incredible week for Marta Kostyuk. 
    Elsewhere, Sloane Stephens’ run to the title in Rouen had us checking the Roland Garros odds and Catherine was trolled by Casper Ruud avenging his Monte Carlo defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning in Barcelona. Is Ruud now in the French Open Mix? 
    There’s also discussion about Rafael Nadal’s form in Barcelona and his quote that he’s ready to die on the court in Paris, Jan-Lennard Struff’s first career title in snowy Munich, Garbine Muguruza announcing her retirement, and a quick preview of Madrid. 
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Tsitsipas rises again, Nadal is back and Raducanu inspires GB comeback

    Tsitsipas rises again, Nadal is back and Raducanu inspires GB comeback

    An eventful week in Monte Carlo means there's lots for Catherine, David and Matt to discuss, not least a return to form for Stefanos Tsitsipas. In what ways is he just a much better player on clay? And can he make sure his Monte Carlo title is not just a one off? There's also chat about Holger Rune's tweets, another week for Novak Djokovic without his top level, Casper Ruud's Finals problem, and Jannik Sinner's second defeat of the season. Elsewhere, we wrap up the results from the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers, including Romania's comeback from 0-2 down against Ukraine, and Emma Raducanu inspiring Great Britain's incredible victory away to France on clay. This week, Rafael Nadal is getting ready to play his first match on clay in almost two years, but Carlos Alcaraz is out of Barcelona.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Collins' streak continues as WTA heads for Saudi Arabia

    Collins' streak continues as WTA heads for Saudi Arabia

    For the second week in a row, Danielle Collins headlines the pod after she kept her winning streak going in Charleston. Catherine, David and Matt try to find new things to say about her incredible form and wonder once again whether this puts her In The Mix at the remaining Grand Slams this year. Elsewhere there's chat about some surprise winners on the clay on the ATP Tour in the form of Matteo Berrettini, Hubert Hurkacz and Ben Shelton. We also discuss the news that the WTA Finals are heading to Saudi Arabia, Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from Monte Carlo, and some changes to doubles which are going to be trialled by the ATP in Madrid.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ivanisevic interview - coaching Djokovic, the split, and what’s next for Goran

    Ivanisevic interview - coaching Djokovic, the split, and what’s next for Goran

    David speaks to Goran Ivanisevic after his recent split from Novak Djokovic. Goran talks about what it was like coaching Djokovic over the last five years, the areas they worked on together, their on court dynamic, the reasons for the split, Djokovic's biggest rivals, how much time Djokovic might have left in the sport, and what's next for both of them.
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    • 23 min
    Miami - Collins crowns final season; Sinner cements his status at the top

    Miami - Collins crowns final season; Sinner cements his status at the top

    Our post-Miami live show was mostly devoted to the two champions, Danielle Collins and Jannik Sinner. With the help of listener Vicki Spreadbury, Catherine distills why it means a lot to see a woman like Collins succeed, Matt explains why she's now a certified member of The Backhand List, and David wonders how much more she could achieve before she retires at the end of the year. As for Sinner, there's chat about the Novak Djokovic-ification of his game and his dominance over Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov on finals weekend. There's also a preview of the clay court swing as tournaments in Charleston and Estoril get underway. Which players are we excited to see on the clay? And who's in need of some good results?
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    • 59 min
    Miami heats up; Djokovic shock split

    Miami heats up; Djokovic shock split

    Catherine, David and Matt convene to discuss a busy few days in Miami. 
    The women’s final is set between Elena Rybakina and Danielle Collins and there’s chat about Rybakina’s resilient run so far, Collins’ more destructive path through, and what might happen in the final. How much has her decision to retire at the end of the season helped Collins on court? Should she be on The Backhand List? And why does Rybakina keep playing epics? 
    On the men’s side, the big headline has been Grigor Dimitrov’s incredible performance to beat Carlos Alcaraz. How did he do it? Has he ever played better? Can he keep it going against Alexander Zverev in the semis? And why does it take Alcaraz so long to adjust tactically to his opponent? There’s also a preview of Daniil Medvedev vs Jannik Sinner. Why does this feel like such an important match for Medvedev to win? Elsewhere, there’s reaction to the news that Andy Murray’s has ruptured his ankle ligaments and that Novak Djokovic has ended his five year partnership with Goran Ivanisevic.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Former Ump ,

Parent as coach

Karolij Seles anyone?

C’mon David the 90s.

Even Richard Williams didn’t produce such a buzzsaw # 1

piamac ,

Goran interview was the bomb!

Great insight on Novak… yep - still not a fan. Still love Goran though.

Phil Byers ,

They make tennis even more fun!

If you’re looking for thoughtful adults to provide fun and engaging analysis on tennis, this is it. Catherine is a great host, and the big/brother little/sister relationship between her and David (along with the years they’ve worked together) really makes it feel like a family. Throw in young Matt and his incredible ability to bring fresh takes on what he sees through stats/data and you have magic. These three love tennis, and it shows in every episode. They don’t take themselves too seriously, they don’t take the game too seriously - they just make tennis more fun. And they have lovely voices that just make a guy feel good. Thanks to them for somehow making me love tennis even more.

Oh - and their paid (“Friends of the Tennis Podcast”) level is 100% worth it. The “Re-Lived” episodes are incredible. Just when I think they can’t top themselves - they do. No notes guys - please keep doing it forever.

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