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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Davis Cup Final: One Last Look
Richard Pagliaro returns from Belgrade with thoughts on the Djokovic doubles drama and more from the Davis Cup final.
14 min
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World Tour Finals Review, Davis Cup Final Preview
After some closing thoughts on the ATP's season-ending event, Peter Bodo, Steve Tignor, and Ed McGrogan discuss the (truly) final event of the year, which pits the Czech Republic against Serbia.
17 min
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Channel Surfing: Paris Review, London Preview
There's no time to waste as the ATP World Tour Finals started just hours after the Paris Masters ended. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss both prestigious events.
17 min
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WTA Championships Early Preview
The round-robin draws haven't been made, but there's plenty to discuss before the pageantry begins in Istanbul.
25 min
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Discussing del Potro
Now 25, Juan Martin del Potro continues to divide opinion with his up and down performances. Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor assess where the world No. 5 is at.
17 min
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3Nalbandian’s Past, Li’s Present, Rafa’s Future
What should we make of David Nalbandian's polarizing career, Li Na's play at the China Open, and Rafael Nadal's indoor swing? All the answers on the podcast, with Ed McGrogan, Richard Pagliaro, and Peter Bodo.
20 min
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The Anti-Big 4 Week Podcast
Are we selling the "old" Big Four short? Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss Andy Murray's concerns, the ranking system and Roger Federer, and fall tennis memories.
23 min
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Davis Cup: Semifinal Review, Final Preview
The Czech Republic crushed Argentina, while Serbia scraped by Canada. We look back at the final four and look ahead to November's final.
20 min
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Concerned, Not Concerned, or Very Concerned?
As the U.S. Open draws near, how should we feel about Vika, Maria, Serena, Andy, Nole, and Roger? Richard Pagliaro and Ed McGrogan give their opinions.
35 min
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Cincinnati Preview Podcast
Can Serena or Rafa follow up their Canada crowns with a win in Ohio? We break down the men's and women's Cincy draws, which see Federer, Azarenka, and Sharapova -- along with Jimmy Connors -- make their U.S. summer hard-court debuts.
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The All-Federer Podcast
After three surprising losses, what does Roger Federer need to do in the three big hard-court tournaments this August? And the bigger question: What does this slump mean for Federer's future?
18 min
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The U.S. Open Series, Nine Years Later
Is the lead-up to Flushing Meadows everything it's cracked up to be? Peter Bodo, Richard Pagliaro, and Ed McGrogan discuss the summer slate of North American tournaments.
17 min
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Remembering Wimbledon’s Wild First Week
Roger and Rafa lost, the American men tumbled while the U.S. women thrived, and serve-and-volley tennis was back in vogue: It all happened during the first week of Wimbledon. So, what do these developments mean going forward?
23 min
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Podcast from Paris: Nadal, Djokovic Set Up Supe...
Rafa and Nole took care of business on Wednesday to ensure a blockbuster on Friday. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the latest developments on today's podcast.
10 min
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Podcast from Paris: Federer Falls Hard
There were two surprises in Tuesday's quarterfinas at Roland Garros: Serena Williams was tested, and Roger Federer was rocked. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the reasons for both in today's chat.
8 min
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Podcast from Paris, Day 8
It's an all-Robredo edition of the podcast, and the 31-year-old has earned it. For the third consecutive match, Tommy won from two sets down, this time against compatriot Nicolas Almagro. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan give their thoughts on one of the tourna
9 min
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Podcast from Paris: Day 7
John Isner saved a dozen match points before losing another marathon, this one against Tommy Haas. Elsewhere, three American women joined Serena in the round of 16, and Rafa slashed his way through the third round.
11 min
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Podcast from Paris: Day 6
Star power, five-set fun, and a mixed bag for American and French fans: It was a frenzied Friday at Roland Garros, which Peter Bodo recounts in today's podcast.
9 min
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Podcast from Paris: Day 5
Bethanie Mattek-Sands' upset of Li Na was the match of a very rainy day at Roland Garros. Peter Bodo gives his thoughts on the American's unlikely win and late-career resurgence.
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Podcast from Paris: Day 4
Serena Williams overwhelmed Caroline Garcia, who underwhelmed in front of her home crowd. Peter Bodo reports on the final day of first-round play at Roland Garros, which also featured second-round wins by notable French hopes.
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Podcast from Paris: Day 3
When it wasn't raining, Jack Sock gave American fans hope while Marion Bartoli gave French fans a scare. Peter Bodo looks back at Tuesday's play and looks ahead to Wednesday's schedule.
10 min
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Podcast from Paris: Day 2
Reporting from Roland Garros, Peter Bodo sets the scene after Gael Monfils' upset of Tomas Berdych, and gives his thoughts on what Rafael Nadal's four-set first-rounder means for the seven-time champion.
8 min
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Podcast from Paris: Day 1
Reporting from Roland Garros, Peter Bodo gives his thoughts on the opening-day performances of Federer, Serena, and Pavlyuchenkova, and looks back at a topsy-turvy five-setter between Simon and Hewitt.
7 min
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Rome Reaction
Strange But True: As Roland Garros nears, should Novak Djokovic -- the man who beat Rafa in Monte Carlo -- or Maria Sharapova, who has but one loss on clay this season, be concerned? Peter Bodo, Richard Pagliaro, and Ed McGrogan discuss two notable omissi
21 min
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The Big Four, Today and Yesterday
Roger, Rafa, Nole, and Andy are a formidable foursome, but how do they compare to the "other" big four of Connors, Borg, McEnroe, and Lendl? Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan dig into the numbers and the history books.
20 min
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Tennis Talk: Miami Memories, Davis Cup QFs, Slo...
Peter Bodo, Steve Tignor, and Ed McGrogan sat down to discuss what's next after a busy month of March in tennis.
18 min
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Miami: Hello Venus and Serena, Goodbye Roger an...
The biggest story of this year's tournament Key Biscayne may be who's not there. Peter Bodo, Richard Pagliaro, and Ed McGrogan discuss a men's draw devoid of two big names, and a women's event that welcomes back two stars.
21 min
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Nadal and Berdych
Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych will meet for a spot in the Indian Wells final. Who will win, and what would a win mean to each man? Steve Tignor, reporting from Indian Wells, discusses with Ed McGrogan.
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All’s Well at Indian Wells
All's Well at Indian Wells
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This Week in Tennis: Stunner in South America, ...
In the latest podcast, the TENNIS.com team considers the past (Horacio Zeballos' upset of Rafael Nadal in Chile), the present (four intriguing tournaments around the globe), and the future (of U.S. tennis tournaments).
18 min
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This Week in Tennis: Remembering Arthur Ashe; R...
On a busier-than-usual February week in tennis, Peter Bodo, Steve Tignor, and Ed McGrogan come together to discuss the 20th anniversary of Ashe's passing, Nadal in Chile, Andy Murray's doping comments, and an eventful round of Davis Cup.
23 min
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Davis Cup Discussion: The First Round
February Madness begins on Friday, with eight World Group ties taking place around the world. Peter Bodo, Richard Pagliaro, and Ed McGrogan talk about what we can expect from the first round of Davis Cup play.
20 min
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Final Preview Podcast: Djokovic vs. Murray
The men's final is setting up to be a defining match in the careers of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, two players with similar games and impressive victories during this fortnight Down Under. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down their title fight.
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Final Preview Podcast: Azarenka vs. Li
They both won their semis in straight sets, but Victoria Azarenka and Li Na enter the Australian Open final on different notes. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan look back at their semifinal victories and break down the women's title match.
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Semifinal Preview Podcast: Federer vs. Murray
Andy Murray holds the head-to-head edge and has had a far either path to the semis, but Roger Federer has never lost to the Scot at a Slam. Will that hold true once again? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss a marquee men's semifinal.
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Quarterfinal Questions
Many of this year's Aussie Open quarters look great on paper, but will they be as compelling in practice? Reporting from Melbourne, Steve Tignor gives his thoughts on Stephens/Serena, Federer/Tsonga, Azarenka/Kuznetsova, and more matches.
10 min
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Australian Open Podcast: Venus vs. Maria
The first marquee match of the 2013 Aussie Open is set, with Venus Williams facing Maria Sharapova on Day 5. Checking in from Melbourne, Steve Tignor predicts a winner, and looks at Novak Djokovic's prospects for a third consecutive title.
11 min
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And We’re Off!
A new season has begun, and already much has happened. Ed McGrogan, Peter Bodo, and Richard Pagliaro discuss the first two weeks' worth of action, and look ahead to the Australian Open.
17 min
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Hello, 2013: The Top Topics in Women’s Tennis
Will the WTA sustain momentum as it rings in the new year? Plus, will anyone win a major besides Serena, Maria, or Vika? And who's due for a rebound in 2013? Peter Bodo, Steve Tignor, Richard Pagliaro and Ed McGrogan discuss in a New Year's Day podcast.
27 min
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Goodbye, 2012: The Top Topics in Men’s Tennis
As 2012 comes to a close, we wonder what's to come: Is there more than just the Big Four? And is there hope for American fans? Peter Bodo, Steve Tignor, Richard Pagliaro and Ed McGrogan discuss in a New Year's Eve edition of the podcast.
16 min
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PowerShares Series Interview: Andre Agassi
Career Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi joins us to discuss his recent success in the PowerShares Series, his impressions about fellow legends of the game, and where he sees the ATP tour going in 2013.
9 min
342
International Intrigue
Ed McGrogan and Peter Bodo discuss the compelling Davis Cup final between the Czech Republic and Spain, the state of international competition, and the official end of the professional tennis season.
12 min
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PowerShares Series Interview: Michael Chang
1989 French Open champion Michael Chang joins the podcast to discuss the 2012 PowerShares Series, what it's like to play against the legends of the game, and his preparation techniques.
10 min
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Focus on the Finals
The ATP World Tour Finals are over, but the tennis season isn't done yet. We recap London and look ahead to the Davis Cup final between Spain and the Czech Republic.
17 min
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PowerShares Series Interview: Pete Sampras
Former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam singles champion Pete Sampras joins the podcast to discuss his play in this year's PowerShares Series (two titles in three events), his schedule, and whether he has interest in Davis Cup.
7 min
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Weekend at the WTA Championships
The semifinals are set in Istanbul. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the upcoming matches and look back at a strong week in a strong WTA season.
11 min
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PowerShares Series Interview: Mats Wilander
Former world number one and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Mats Wilander joins the podcast to discuss his participation in this year's PowerShares Series and the state of Swedish tennis.
9 min
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PowerShares Series Interview: Ivan Lendl
In this episode of the TENNIS.com podcast, we entertain special guest and eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl, who talks about his upcoming PowerShares Series matches, his preparation for the season, and the unfortunate NHL lockout.
8 min
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The Racquet Scientist Podcast: Race vs. Ranking
Should we consider players' performance over the last 12 months, or in the calendar year, to determine their ranking? You had your say; now, Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan return with their takes.
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PowerShares Series Interview: John McEnroe
In this episode of the TENNIS.com podcast, we entertain special guest John McEnroe, who talks about the upcoming Powershares Series, his preparation, and the pro game.
9 min
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Weekend in Review: A Trio of Top-Notch Tournaments
No matter where you turned, there was significant tennis occurring in Asia. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan review Kei Nishikori's upset-filled Tokyo title run, as well as the men's and women's tournaments in Beijing.
14 min
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The Racquet Scientist Podcast: A Fifth Grand Slam?
Does tennis need another Grand Slam? Is it even possible to add one? And how do the season-ending championships factor into this discussion? Ed McGrogan and Peter Bodo debate a hotly contested issue.
15 min
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Today in Tennis with Steve Tignor, September 24
After a busy weekend of play, the WTA's best -- sans Serena -- convene in Tokyo, while the ATP heads to Asia. We discuss it all.
11 min
354
Fall Ball
No one can agree on what should be done to the fall tennis season, so we discuss what we know will take place -- and offer our recommendations for change, as well.
15 min
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Davis Cup Discussion
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Live from the U.S. Open: Men’s Quarterfinal Talk
Reporting from the U.S. Open, Richard Pagliaro and Ed McGrogan break down the Federer-Berdych and Cilic-Murray quarterfinals.
9 min
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Roddick Reflections
Reporting from Flushing Meadows, Richard Pagliaro and Ed McGrogan discuss the soon-to-be-retired Andy Roddick's game, personality, and future.
14 min
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The U.S. Open Preview Podcast
With the draws done, we draw conclusions from the season's final major at Flushing Meadows.
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Olympic Overview
After two rounds of play, what have we learned from the Olympics? Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan recap the latest results, including Andy Roddick's desultory loss, Venus Williams' inspiring win, and the marathon between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic.
18 min
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The Racquet Scientist Podcast: Olympic Tennis
It's a debate that continues to divide opinion: Does tennis belong in the Olympics? We respond to your comments.
20 min
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Let the Games Begin
How are Andy Roddick's medal chances in London; and, should mixed doubles even be a medal event? With the Olympics days away, Pete Bodo and Ed McGrogan address some of the hot topics surrounding tennis' return to the All England Club.
21 min
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The Racquet Scientist Podcast: Americans in Atl...
Peter Bodo discussed a de facto U.S. National Championship and the state of Nadal's injury in this week's Racquet Scientist posts. We gauge your reaction in our follow-up podcast.
17 min
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London Calls Back
Wimbledon is behind us, but the tennis world returns to the All England Club in two weeks for the Olympics. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the quick transition and the key players involved.
15 min
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Wimbledon: The Final Chat
With the women's final fresh in mind and a historic men's final at hand, there's plenty for Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan to discuss. We recap Serena's win over Radwanska and look ahead to Federer-Murray.
14 min
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The Semis are Settled
Andy Murray's four-set win over David Ferrer finalized the men's final four. We discuss Wednesday's quarterfinals and look ahead to the semifinals of both draws.
12 min
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Wimbledon: Rafa/Rosol Reaction
It's been a busy couple of days at the All England Club, with Rafael Nadal losing to Lukas Rosol, Gilles Simon's controversial comments, and a surprising setback from Milos Raonic. We discuss it all in the podcast.
15 min
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Wimbledon: Round One Recap
With the first round (almost) in the books at the All England Club, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan look back at the matches that mattered most.
13 min
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Podcast from Paris: Semifinals Set
It's down to the final four in both draws. Reporting from Paris, Steve Tignor gives his take on the four French Open semifinals.
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Podcast from Paris: Separation Begins
The atmosphere at Roland Garros is changing, with fewer players and greater stakes. Does Roger Federer's latest four-set match portend trouble? And which American stands the best chance of joining Sloane Stephens in the last 16? Steve Tignor gives his ans
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Previewing Paris
Paying homage to a French Open five-setter, we comprehensively break down each quarter of the men's and women's draws.
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Closing the Madrid Open
From ageless champions to fascinating finalists to an irked ATP Top 2, there was much to take away from this year's controversial installment of the Madrid Open. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan banter about the blue one more time.
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Making Sense of Madrid
Blue clay, Serena and Roger return, and of course, a possible Nole vs. Rafa final -- there's lots to discuss before the Madrid Open begins, and our editors do just that.
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More on Monte Carlo
The editors look at both sides of Rafael Nadal's convincing win over Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo, and debate its long-term meaning.
13 min
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Clay-Court Preview Podcast: The Women
Stuttgart will unofficially kick off the WTA's red clay season. We discuss some of the big names in attendance, and one who won't be there.
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Clay-Court Preview Podcast: The Men
Is Isner the next Soderling? Andy Murray: Clay-court threat? And who will reign when the dirt is done, Nole or Rafa? We discuss before Monte Carlo gets underway.
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Au Revoir, Hard Courts
Before we get talking about clay, we look back at what happened to Djokovic, Radwanska, Murray, Sharapova, and Nadal at the final hard-court tournament of the spring, Miami.
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Press Room Podcast: Miami Men’s Final Preview
What was the scene like in Miami when Rafael Nadal withdrew? What can we glean from Andy Murray's free-pass heavy tournament? And what's different about Novak Djokovic this season? Reporting from Miami, Peter Bodo answers all of these questions and decide
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Press Room Podcast: Miami Women’s Final Preview
Maria Sharapova goes for her first title of 2012, while Agnieszka Radwanska aims for the biggest title of her career. Reporting from Miami, Peter Bodo previews the match.
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Press Room Podcast: Miami, March 28
Two women's semifinalists have been determined, and two will be today. Reporting from Miami, Peter Bodo discusses the WTA draw.
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Miami Preview Podcast
As the tours conclude the spring hard-court swing in Miami, we break down every quarter of the men's and women's draws.
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The Indian Wells Podcast: Men’s Final Preview
Can John Isner follow his upset of Novak Djokovic with a win over Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan preview the match, and look at what yesterday's semifinal losses mean for Nole and Rafael Nadal.
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The Indian Wells Podcast: Men’s Semifinals
Federer versus Nadal; Djokovic versus ... Isner? Yup. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss both men's semifinals.
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The Indian Wells Podcast: March 15
Victoria Azarenka still hasn't lost this season, and appears to be getting stronger. Who is the biggest remaining threat to her at Indian Wells? Plus, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down all four men's quarterfinals.
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The Indian Wells Podcast: March 13
With Federer vs. Raonic and the entire women's fourth round on today's schedule, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan connect for another chat. Plus, what's eating with Mardy Fish?
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Press Room Podcast: Indian Wells, March 12
Steve Tignor discusses the strong play of three young Americans -- Christina McHale, Jamie Hampton, and Ryan Harrison -- from the nerve center at Indian Wells.
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The Gear Podcast
What do we look for when testing racquets? Gear editor Justin diFeliciantonio discusses the process in a special edition of the podcast.
13 min
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All About Azarenka
It's time to take stock of Victoria Azarenka's 17-0 start to 2012, and what it means going forward.
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Davis Cup Discussion
After eight World Group ties, we discuss the victorious quarterfinalists and look at where it went wrong for the defeated Swiss.
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Davis Cup Discussion, and More
Before we dabble in the opening round of Davis Cup, Pete Bodo, Steve Tignor, and Ed McGrogan talk about the latest off-court news involving Rafael Nadal and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
16 min
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The Australian Open Podcast: Wrap-Up Edition
The season's first Slam is behind us -- and Richard Pagliaro, Pete Bodo, and Ed McGrogan are here to give their thoughts on what happened.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 14
Ed McGrogan reacts to an epic final where Novak Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal in five hours and 53 minutes.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 13
We're back with a vengeance to talk about Azarenka's assault of Sharapova, the latest installment of Nadal-Djokovic, and the futures of Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 10
The semifinals are set. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss somewhat-convincing quarterfinal wins by Sharapova, Kvitova, Murray, and Djokovic.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 9
It's Roger vs. Rafa and Cljisters vs. Azarenka in the semis. How did we get there? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 8
The fourth round concluded with drama on both the men's and women's sides. We discuss Serena's shocking loss and Novak's mini-scare -- and much more.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 7
At the halfway point of Oz, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss Federer's latest reminder, Kim Clijsters' improbable escape, and what happens when tennis and wrestling collide.
15 min
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 6
The fourth round is finalized, with Lleyton Hewitt claiming the final spot. We discuss the Aussie's upset of Milos Raonic and preview tomorrow's titanic matches in the latest podcast.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 5
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan give their thoughts on the Dolgopolov-Tomic night match, Federer's conquering of Karlovic, and potential women's finalists, plus, look ahead to Hewitt-Raonic.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 4
Roddick's retirement, Hewitt's hitting, Ferrer's scare, and Petra's perseverance: We discuss these topics and more in our Day 4 review.
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The Australian Open Podcast, Day 3
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss challenge controversy in Isner-Nalbandian and recap Day 3's memorable happenings.
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