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Entries from September 2013

Episode 56: Davis, Drouet, Doubles, and D’U-S-A

September 27th, 2013 · Comments

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In Episode 56, Ben and Courtney reflect on all sorts of fun stuff, starting with the happenings in this year of Davis Cup. What do we make of the upcoming Americans vs. British battle, and just the Davis Cup format in general? Are major overhauls needed? Then the "diary" of Thomas Drouet, and what (if anything) we learned about the Tomics from it. Did Taylor Townsend stop juniors too early, and how should that decision be made? What is the relevance of doubles to the professional game these days? Who in the big four has the biggest demons heading into 2014? And whose year can benefit most from a big finish? Lastly, we take a number, because we like giving you big enchilada-sized shows. We're proud to have you as listeners, folks, and we would totally chant all of your initials if we knew them.  As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitterand leaving us reviews on iTunes

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Episode 55b: U.S. Open and Shut (Part 2)

September 18th, 2013 · Comments

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Episode 55b, fittingly, picks up where Episode 55a left off! Ben and Courtney continue discussing the U.S. Open, starting off with Roger Federer's thoroughly depressing tournament. Then comes Richard Gasquet, who finally made it back deep into a Slam. Lastly it's John Isner, and we chat about both the much discussed crowd at his loss to Gael Monfils as well as his (and Tim Smyczek's!) third round exits. Then we go rapid fire through your questions, covering all the ones we had received by recording time as efficiently as we could. Lastly, Courtney left the tournament early and didn't get a hoodie, and she is not happy about that. But we are happy about you, dear listeners!  As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitterand leaving us reviews on iTunes! You never leave us out of gas.

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Episode 55a: U.S. Open and Shut (Part 1)

September 16th, 2013 · Comments

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Our US Open wrap-up episode is better late than never, Ben and Courtney hope! Episode 55 was recorded the night the tournament ended, but has been delayed by a whole lot of technical difficulties (computers) and biomechanical difficulties (sleepy people). But now that it's here, you'll enjoy it! This episode looks back on the 2013 U.S. Open that was, but also the U.S. Open that wasn't. Why did this tournament feel flat? Flat or not, what do we make of the champions Rafa and Serena? And the runners-up, Djokovic and Azarenka? And what about Serena-Sloane, which was actually awesome? We also discuss the role of scheduling, and some of the breakout players of the tournament. But wait, there's more! Episode 55 was so long that we split it in two, so plan for Episode 55b to be dropping some time later this week. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitterand leaving us reviews on iTunes! And thanks for listening!

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