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Episode 121: Opening the U.S. Open

August 29th, 2015

Live from under the new partially finished roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium, Ben and Courtney are here to break down the 2015 U.S. Open draws. And, of course, this tournament begins and ends with Serena. How does her road look? Who poses the biggest threats? And is it fair to keep making her into something that transcends tennis and bears a larger societal responsibility? By the way, who *can't* come out of that bottom half? Also, who will come out of this strangely second-fiddle men's event? Djokovic? Federer? Murray? Also, Courtney likes pants and Ben's bus driver avoids an accident. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes or whatever your podcasting platform of choice may be!

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Episode 120: Parked [Like Roger Federer at the Service Line] in Cincy

August 25th, 2015

In an annual tradition, Ben and Courtney come to you live from the asphalt for the post-Cincinnati show! But instead of an Interstate in Maryland, this time they're broadcasting from a strip mall parking lot in Mason, Ohio. Same difference? Anyhow, you know what's different? Roger Federer's returning! That was cool. Also, who the heck can beat Serena? And does it mean it's a weak era if no one can? As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes or whatever your podcasting platform of choice may be!

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Episode 119: NCR Live from Mason, Ohio

August 19th, 2015

In Episode 119, Ben and Courtney bring NCR to the people!

With the help of the good folks at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, Ben and Courtney fire up the recorder to do a live show in front of an actual audience of people! We answer questions ranging from all things Nick Kyrgios to various tennis hypotheticals.
And the super duper bonus? The one and only Victoria Azarenka joins us amongst the people for a fun chat about the current state of her career, how the fans have helped her in the midst of her comeback, and...hold up... Vika didn't know what bae meant? We learn new things every day!  
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Episode 118a: Loose Lips Sink Kyrgios

August 13th, 2015

*This is a repost following some technical issues earlier causing a silent start...all good now!*

In their first "emergency episode" of the year, Ben and Courtney jump back into the booth to discuss the controversy caused by Nick Kyrgios in his win over Stan Wawrinka, with, um, unexpected and indelicate comments about …Thanasi Kokkinakis' sex life? It was strange, and not good, and we're here to talk about the origins of it and what the repercussions should be. Does the ATP need to set a tone and make an example of Kyrgios? And how does it all reflect on Wawrinka? Also, there's an outro medley for you to try to decipher at the end of this short episode, so enjoy that!  

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Episode 118: Anne Worcester

August 12th, 2015

In Episode 118, Ben and Courtney recap the weeks that were in their local tournaments in Washington D.C. and Stanford, argue about on-court coaching, and assess the successful weeks from Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens. Aren't they both playing some of the best tennis of their careers? We think so! Does it matter? We're not entirely sure?

Episode 118 wraps up with a lengthy chat with Anne Worcester, tournament director of the Connecticut Open. Have you ever wondered why being a tournament director for a one week tournament is a 365 day gig? Let Anne explain. She's a seasoned pro.

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