TENNIS.com Podcast

Introducing Kamau Murray as the new host of the Tennis.com Podcast. As a tennis coach and community leader, tune in each week to hear Kamau interview prolific guests and players, and discuss what really goes on behind the scenes of the tennis tour. 

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Tennis in 10, U.S. Open Day 6: Statement Saturday
Whether it was one-sided victories (Venus, Serena, del Potro) or marathon comebacks (Halep, Wawrinka), the top seeds made their presence felt at Flushing Meadows in reaching the second week.
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Tennis in 10, U.S. Open Day 5: Third-round verd...
It was a surprising day, in ways both good and bad, for a trio of talented American men.
10 min
203
Tennis in 10: After two rounds, who are the U.S...
Ed McGrogan doles out some first-week awards in his daily recap.
10 min
204
Tennis in 10: Top 5 seeds Muguruza, Raonic fall...
The U.S. Open got its first wave of significant upsets on Wednesday, while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal avoided any such drama.
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Tennis in 10: Chalk holds on Day 2 at the U.S. ...
Dominic Thiem and Steve Johnson survived in five, while night-match headliners Serena Williams and Andy Murray cruised in Flushing Meadows. What does it all mean?
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Tennis in 10: A delightful and deep Day 1 at th...
Between two all-American five-setters, a strong Grandstand debut and Novak Djokovic's evening test, it was one of the better opening nights at the Slams in some time.
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Tennis in 10: What to watch for at the U.S. Open
This will be a U.S. Open to remember for those attending the tournament and watching from home. Ed McGrogan runs down the highlights from the season's final Slam.
10 min
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Djokovic’s defeat, the Williamses’ loss and mor...
How do you explain some of the surprises in Rio? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down the early action in the podcast.
22 min
209
Wimbledon in Review
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up to discuss a long but ultimately satisfying fortnight.
37 min
210
The Past, Present and Future of Tennis Writing
In a special podcast for TENNIS.com's 20th Anniversary, Louisa Thomas of The New Yorker (and formerly of Grantland) joins Ed McGrogan to discuss the craft of tennis writing, today's trends and what tomorrow may bring.
45 min
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Turf Talk
How will the French Open champions fare as the tours shift to grass? Plus, thoughts on Roger's return, Thiem's recent play, and the Murray-Lendl reunion.
26 min
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French Open Preview Podcast
Parsing Paris' preeminent storylines before the clay-court major gets underway.
24 min
213
Rafa Unleashed
It's been full steam ahead for Rafael Nadal, both on and off the court. We discuss the star Spaniard, Angelique Kerber and look ahead to Madrid.
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Clay is Underway
Thoughts on Sloane Stephens' win in Charleston, a star-studded field in Monte Carlo, and Jordan Spieth's collapse at the Masters.
24 min
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The End, and The Beginning, of The Masters
A major month of tennis is in the books. After a proper introduction, Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor give their thoughts on the Miami Open and March's results.
27 min
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The Davis Cup Download
Ed and Steve discuss an entertaining first round and look ahead to some tantalizing quarterfinals. Plus, our thoughts on Bud Collins.
29 min
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An Early Examination of Indian Wells
March is here, and so are two big hard-court tournaments. We discuss Venus' return, Halep's status, Federer's omission, Djokovic's desire, and much more.
25 min
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WTA Emergency Podcast
Last week, Dubai's top eight seeds went 0-8. This week in Doha, we've already seen Kerber and Halep drop their openers. It's time we talk
17 min
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Fritz Makes a Final; Delpo in Delray
The early success of 18-year-old American Taylor Fritz, and the latest comeback from star-crossed Juan Martin del Potro, are topics worth talking about.
23 min
220
Fed Cup and Follow Up
In this edition of the podcast, we look back at Switzerland's success in Fed Cup and ask the question: Has anything changed since match-fixing allegations rocked tennis?
23 min
221
Australian Open Recap
Ed and Steve return to run down all the happenings from the Happy Slam, including Djokovic's latest title and Serena's surprising stumble. Plus: Winners and losers from Down Under.
33 min
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2016 Australian Open Preview Podcast
With the draws ready for dissection, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the best matches, upset picks and possible scenarios that could unfold Down Under.
32 min
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The Results Are In
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan recap a busy opening weekend of tennis, including Milos Raonic's attention-grabbing win over Roget Federer, Victoria Azarenka's blitzkrieg in Brisbane, and the unstoppable Novak Djokovic.
28 min
224
Hello, Friends: Week One Woes
Tennis stumbles at the start with a rash of injuries and withdrawals. Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor discuss the carnage as well as the Miami Open, which could be on the move.
20 min
225
The 2016 Preview Podcast
New coaches, Federer's funky schedule, the Olympics and much more: We discuss the upcoming season. Plus: Parting words on Robin Soderling
38 min
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Off-Season’s Greetings
After reviewing the last match of the year—Andy Murray's Davis Cup-clinching win—Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor look back at the best matches of 2015.
20 min
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The Final Days of Tennis, 2015
With the World Tour Finals behind us and the last event of the year, the Davis Cup final, nearing, we reconvene on the podcast.
25 min
228
WTA Wrap-Up, plus Roger vs. Rafa
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor discuss a busy weekend in tennis, including the WTA Finals and a Federer-Nadal final in Basel
22 min
229
WTA Finals Fast-cast
With the round-robin portion of Singapore behind us, we discuss the final four, and the most notable casualty, Simona Halep
11 min
230
Novak Djokovic’s Incredible 2015 Season
We consider Nole's campaign against some of the greats, and look ahead to the WTA Finals in Singapore.
16 min
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A Slam for Venus, a coach for Rafa?
We discuss both possibilities and much more about the two tours in this week's podcast.
24 min
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Stacey Allaster’s Legacy
As the podcast returns, we say goodbye to departing WTA CEO Stacey Allaster, another round of Davis Cup, and the Grand Slam season.
23 min
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2015 U.S. Open Women’s Preview Podcast
After discussing the clear story of the tournament, Ed McGrogan and Nina Pantic break down the women's bracket.
25 min
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2015 U.S. Open Men’s Preview Podcast
Albert Chen of Sports Illustrated joins Ed McGrogan to break down the men's bracket—and to discuss the other big happening in Flushing, the New York Mets.
57 min
235
Americans in D.C.; Everyone in Canada
Thoughts on Sloane Stephens' win in Washington, the Rogers Cup in Montreal and Toronto, plus more.
21 min
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Who Has the Most to Gain?
Before we head north for the Rogers Cup, we consider what this week means for players in D.C., Stanford, and Kitzbuhel. Plus: Where does Rafa stand before he heads to hard courts?
33 min
237
The Past, Present, and Future Podcast
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor reunite on the podcast, discuss where the game stands in the summer, and discuss the 50th Anniversary of TENNIS Magazine.
22 min
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Finals in...
Recapping championship performances and close calls.
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Semifinal...
The Wimbledon finals are set: Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer and Serena Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza. Ed McGrogan discusses the finalists and the final-four match-ups from the All England Club
25 min
240
Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Quarterfi...
Ed McGrogan weighs in on the winners at Wimbledon, and some of the departed.
33 min
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Manic Mon...
Venus and Serena started the day, while Djokovic and Anderson concluded it—sort of. Ed McGrogan recaps it all on today's podcast.
20 min
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Round-of-...
On Middle Sunday, we look ahead to Manic Monday's 16 round-of-16 matches, including Venus vs. Serena.
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Day 5
A dramatic day at Wimbledon ended with a match that wouldn't end: Marin Cilic and John Isner remain tied at 10-all. Ed McGrogan recaps it all.
23 min
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Day 4
Dustin Brown's upset of Rafael Nadal leads our audio recap of Thursday's action from the All England Club.
19 min
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Across the Pond-cast: 2015 Wimbledon, Day 3
We know half of the third round after three days of play. In today's podcast, we break down the ever-changing brackets.
29 min
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Across the Pond-cast: Wimbledon, Day 2
Our audio recap of the action from the All England Club.'
37 min
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From Dirt, Lawns Grow
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor take stock of the tours as we say goodbye to clay and welcome three weeks of grass-court play.
26 min
248
Podcast on Paris: What’s next at the French Open
With a week of play in the books, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan look back—and look ahead—on Roland Garros
22 min
249
Rome Review + Thoughts on “Mad Men” Series Finale
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan take stock of the tours after Rome—and give their thoughts on the "Mad Men" series finale.
39 min
250
Clay-Court Chat: Madrid & Rome
After an upset-filled week in Madrid, the tours slide over to Rome. We discuss both big clay events.
16 min
251
Madrid: A Clay-Court Feast
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss an already intriguing Madrid Open, where world No. 2 Simona Halep suffered a first-round loss.
21 min
252
Djokovic, Nadal, and their Monte Carlo Meeting
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the ramifications of Nole's latest win over Rafa
17 min
253
Red Clay Gets Underway in Monte Carlo
For the first significant clay-court tournament of the season, there's a lot on the line. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the draw.
21 min
254
Hard To Say Goodbye: Miami Recap
As we leave hard courts behind (for now), two familiar names are ruling the sport—and ruled in Miami. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan recap the tournament and consider where we're at now.
24 min
255
Indian Wells: What We Know, And Think We Know
There are many intriguing fourth-round match-ups at Indian Wells, but are they just appetizers to the main course, served by the Big Four and Serena? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the draws so far.
20 min
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Indian Wells Preview Podcast: ATP
The Big 4 lead the four quarters of the draw. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down the men's bracket.
18 min
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Indian Wells Preview Podcast: WTA
Serena returns, as does Keys; could we see a surprise champion, or at least Vika vs. Maria in round three? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the Indian Wells women's draw.
21 min
258
Finalizing February
In advance of Indian Wells, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan recap title runs by Safarova, Federer, Nadal, and Ferrer to close out February.
21 min
259
Discussing Dubai, and Nadal’s New Approach
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor take a closer look at the loaded WTA and ATP fields in Dubai, and consider Rafael Nadal's latest clay-court run.
25 min
260
Fed Cup Takeaways; State of the Men’s Game
While it was a busier-than-usual weekend of Fed Cup, Novak Djokovic is alone at the top—for now. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan talk tennis as we leave Australia behind.
24 min
261
Australian Open Finals Previews
Will Murray finally win an Aussie Open? Can we expect anything different from Sharapova against Serena? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the final days Down Under.
18 min
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2015 Australian Open: Federer’s Loss & The Firs...
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan get together to discuss the opening week of play Down Under.
19 min
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Australian Open Preview
Ed McGrogan and Nina Pantic break down the Aussie Open brackets, quarter by quarter.
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Opening Week & Rafa’s Early Woes
The new year has just begun, but there's already concern about Rafael Nadal. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the Spanish star, Vika, Stan, and some notable youngsters.
25 min
265
2015 Predictions Podcast: The Men
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan guess next year's Top 10. Some of our picks may surprise you.
45 min
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2015 Predictions Podcast: The Women
Nina Pantic and Ed McGrogan guess next year's Top 10, which includes some mainstays and surprises.
38 min
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Men’s Year-End Wrap-Up
With London and Lille behind us, we give our final thoughts on the ATP World Tour Finals, Davis Cup Final, and 2014 as a whole.
17 min
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ATP World Tour Finals Preview
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down the groups in London and discuss the long-term future of the tournament
20 min
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Home Stretch in Singapore; Race to London
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the latest news from the WTA's season-ending event and a busy week of ATP play.
16 min
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The Past, Present, and Future Podcast
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the legacy of Vic Braden, the state of Maria Sharapova, and forecast a suddenly shifting ATP tour
17 min
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The Big Fall Questions
What should we expect from Rafa's latest comeback? Who will be Serena's next big challenger? And how important is winning a Davis Cup to Roger Federer? Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor give their answers.
22 min
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Catching Up with Matt Cronin
Matt Cronin, one of the most dedicated and respected journalists in sports, has been fighting a health battle throughout 2014. Before he returns to the press room at the U.S. Open, we discussed his world and the tennis world on the podcast.
20 min
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Canada Chat
Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the importance of the Rogers Cup, the opportunity of Milos Raonic, the return of Victoria Azarenka, and the final stretch of the Slam season.
17 min
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Simona Halep & Eugenie Bouchard: What’s Next?
They've risen up the ranks and infiltrated the Top 10. Have Halep and Bouchard reached their ceilings, or are their ascents only the beginning?
10 min
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Wimbledon Recap Podcast
Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss two very different but resonant finals, which saw Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic win their second Wimbledon titles.
17 min
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More Than The Big Four: The Men at Wimbledon
Nadal and Murray are out, while Federer and Djokovic have kept their title hopes alive—but not if Dimitrov or Raonic can help it. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss a most interesting men's event at Wimbledon.'
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The Wimbledon Halftime Podcast
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up at Wimbledon's midpoint to discuss Serena's surprising loss, women's contenders, young men making moves, and the darkness issue at the All England Club.
15 min
278
The Wimbledon Preview Podcast
Andy Murray lifted Britain's curse, but there is still much to anticipate at a wide-open Wimbledon. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the top topics.
26 min
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Press-Room Podcast: Sharapova Tops Halep in Cla...
In one of the best women's Grand Slam finals in years, Maria Sharapova held off debutant Simona Halep to win her second French Open title. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the day and look ahead to the men's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
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Press-Room Podcast: Federer Falls and Much More
Sharapova survives, Murray wins 12-10, Monfils/Fognini drama (again), Canadian champions? Reporting from Paris, Peter Bodo catches up with Ed McGrogan.
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Press-Room Podcast: Serena, Venus Go Down, Town...
Who would have guessed that 18-year-old Taylor Townsend, playing in her first major, would go farther than either Williams sister? Peter Bodo gives his thoughts on these Day 4 developments from Roland Garros.
8 min
282
Press Room Podcast: Stan Stunned at French Open
What should we make of Stan Wawrinka's first-round implosion at the French Open? Peter Bodo gives us his thoughts from Paris.
7 min
283
Rome Review
Is Rafael Nadal still the French Open favorite? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up after the last major tune-up—and before the clay-court major.'
21 min
284
Roger in Rome; Rivalries at Roland Garros
Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss Roger Federer's brief return at the Italian Open, and what we can expect to see from him down the road. Plus, is Maria Sharapova catching up to Serena Williams?
19 min
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Mulling Madrid
The men's event is Federer-free and devoid of Djokovic. What does that mean for Nadal, Wawrinka, and other possible contenders? Will the stronger women's event use this opportunity to seize the spotlight?'
16 min
286
Monte Carlo Musings
The red-clay season really gets going in Monaco. Will a familiar face take the title, or is this small Masters draw ripe for some major upsets? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss.
15 min
287
Serena Stumbles, Davis Cup Quarterfinals, Rafa-...
Indian Wells and Miami are behind us, but there's still plenty of tennis happenings to discuss Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up to do just that.
17 min
288
Miami vs. Indian Wells; Maria vs. Serena
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the differences between March's two big tournaments, and the lopsided record of a high-profile semifinal match-up.
14 min
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Coach’s Corner
Murray and Lendl ended their fruitful coaching relationship, while other high-profile partnerships are just getting started. (Oh, and Caroline Wozniacki let yet another coach go.) Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan take stock of these tandems.
18 min
290
College Tennis Special
Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com joins the podcast to discuss what's become of UCLA and Virginia since last year's unforgettable NCAA final, this year's title contenders, and the state of the college game.
21 min
291
March Gladness
The world's top players reunite for the first time since Melbourne at Indian Wells and Miami. We look at who needs a deep run (or two), and who should beware the Ides of March.
20 min
292
Midweek Report: Doha & Rotterdam
Venus was very nearly victorious, while Gael gave the Dutch crowd more show than substance. We examine their exits in the podcast.
17 min
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Potpourri Podcast
Doha, Dubai; Fed Cup, Davis Cup -- and more Aussie Open fallout. We discuss it all in this week's podcast.
25 min
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Rafa d. Roger Review; Aussie Finals Preview
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up after Fedal XXXIII and look ahead to the men's and women's finals in Oz.
13 min
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After Aussie Open Carnage, Roger vs. Rafa
It's been one big happening after another at the Australian Open, with no end in sight: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will square off in the semis. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan preview their latest bout and recap what's happened thus far in Oz.
11 min
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The Australian Open Podcast: Vika vs. Sloane, J...
Reporting from Melbourne, Steve Tignor previews two blockbuster fourth-rounders with online editor Ed McGrogan, looks ahead at Andy Murray's chances and looks back at a memorable week for the Aussies.
14 min
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The Australian Open Podcast: Round Two Report
Reporting from Melbourne, Steve Tignor gives his thoughts on what's happened thus far at the Australian Open, and the heat that's played a major factor in the results.
14 min
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The Australian Open Podcast: Pressers, Qualies,...
As the Aussie Open nears, the players discussed court speed, the qualifiers made one final push, and Juan Martin del Potro won another tournament. Steve Tignor, reporting from Melbourne, discusses it all with Ed McGrogan.
15 min
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Recapping Wild Week One
Six days in, and the 2014 season is already six tournaments old. We discuss the champions, upsets, and much more from events around the globe.
19 min
300
Offseason Chatter: New Coaches, New CEO, and th...
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss leadership moves made by Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and the ATP, plus the cost of doing business with the game's top players.
18 min