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Episode 102: Kerber Enthusiasm

April 28th, 2015

As their socks get dirtier and dirtier from all the clay, Ben and Courtney dust off their microphones to talk about all the happenings of Stuttgart and Barcelona. Where did this magnificent Angelique Kerber come from? And Caroline Wozniacki can play on clay too, now? Also, were we surprised by Radwanska/Navratilova calling it quits so soon? And on the men's side, how about that Kei Nishikori continuing to win things? And Rafael Nadal continuing to not win things? Lastly, by listener request, we cast a Real Housewives of the ATP series, and decide which of the women in the player boxes would make for the best TV. 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 101: Novak Leads Pack; No-Shake Payback

April 21st, 2015

After the glories of Episode 100, Ben and Courtney continued to ride this triple-digit high into a surprisingly eventful next week, where Novak Djokovic again clubbed them all, and Genie Bouchard again snubbed an extended hand. Just how good is Novak, and what needs to happen for him to be a star that transcends beyond tennis? And in Fed Cup, why did Germany set itself up to fail, and what should be made of refusing a handshake? We also discuss the ATP crackdown on GIFs, and you can probably guess where we fall on that one. 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 100: Keeping It One Hundred

April 14th, 2015

At long last, here it is! Because they're not super great at counting, Ben and Courtney have finally reached Episode 100 in their 115th episode, and they hope it was worth the wait! Wanting to make it jampacked but also true to what the show has been about, we assembled an all-star lineup of guests for the show. We start with the dulcet tones of Jelena Jankovic, and the glittery block from which she is still from. After a disastrous segment attempt, we then talk to Ernests Gulbis about his thoughts on the tour, and the mental battles fought on and off court. Lastly, because we give the people what they want, we bring you our third guest spot by the one and only Andrea Petkovic. It's a whole century worth of show, we think. For the 100+th time, 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 99h: The Young, the Brave, and the Grown

April 14th, 2015

Surprise! Yes indeed, we are bringing you Episode 99h on the same day we're dropping our much anticipated (by us, anyway) Episode 100. We wanted to make sure all the happenings in Charleston and Houston didn't get overlooked by the momentous occasion of our centennial. Let's face it, we are casting a very large, virtually inescapable shadow today.

On this episode we wrap up the happenings at the American clay court tournaments. How surprising was Angelique Kerber's run to the Charleston title? Is it time to buy Jack Sock stock? Is Sania Mirza the most badass bitch in town? These are not rhetorical questions! We actually try to answer them!

Plus, you'll hear from Madison Keys, Genie Bouchard, and Sania as we take you into the press room so you can hear them address their highs and lows without any interference. We think you'll be impressed!

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! 

PS: Episode 100 will be dropping in a few hours. Don't you worry. 

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Episode 99g: Charleston Chats

April 8th, 2015

Courtney and Ben are in Charleston for the Family Circle Cup. In between meals and food comas they convene to break down the Miami Open finals. Is Novak Djokovic the Serena Williams of the ATP? Is Serena Williams the Novak Djokovic of the WTA? Do these comparisons even make sense? We don't know! We are so high on shrimp and grits we don't even know what we're saying! Ben is so out of it he saw flying fish! It's been quite a week so far. 


Ben and Courtney then turn the mic over to a few people you would much rather listen to: The Players. Why is Andrea Petkovic slapping herself? Who knew Sara Errani loved math! Doesn't Caroline Garcia sound like WTA Stan Wawrinka? And Eugenie Bouchard investigates an X-File while Madison Keys bids a sad adieu to hard courts. No claiming we misquoted you here, ladies! This is WTA unplugged. 

The episode closes with a few clips from Ben and Courtney's talk at the College of Charleston about the current media landscape, tennis media specifically, and that one time Courtney totally screwed up on Twitter. We are all about teachable moments, you guys!

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! 

PS: Episode 100 drops next week. Get excited. So excited. 
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