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Entries from May 2012

Episode 9

May 25th, 2012 · Comments

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Are you ready for the French Open? I assure you we are not.

Ben and Courtney reconvene for a quick chat in advance of the French Open, and recap what’s happened in Stuttgart, Madrid, and Rome as the ladies and gentlemen of tennis slid, whined, won, and threw barbs throughout the clay season. We talk about our favorites and not-so-favorites going into Roland Garros, the ever-entertaining war both on the court and off between Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, and do listen closely as we do our best to convince you to stay in on Saturday night to watch the Eurovision finals from Azerbaijan.

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Episode 8b

May 17th, 2012 · Comments

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When it rains, it pours.

Here’s another bite-sized lost episode that Ben and Courtney recorded while they pretended that the NHL hockey playoffs were just as important — if not more so — than tennis. R&R the No Challenges Remaining way, folks.

In Episode 8b, we Ben and Courtney discuss the loss of American tournaments to South America, tennis humblebraggers, the difficulty of writing about anyone outside of the ATP Top 4, and we Take a Number.

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Episode 8a

May 17th, 2012 · Comments

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We’re baaaaaaaaack.

Much like the American men, Illness, injury, and fatigue kept Ben and Courtney silent for much of the European clay court season. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t take the time out to chat.

Ben has done a masterful job piecing together the still-relevant bits of the two podcasts we recorded that, unfortunately, never got posted. In Episode 8a, we Take a Number and answer questions from our listeners regarding the appeal (or not) of doubles and the marketability of various players in light of their geographical origin and achievements.

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