Entries from January 2014
January 19th, 2014 ·
In Episode 65, Ben and Courtney return to the airwaves (internetwaves?) live from Melbourne once again, this time to sort through the rubble of another injury-laced exit from Melbourne by Serena Williams, this time at the unlikely hands of Ana Ivanovic. What does the win mean for Ana? And what does the loss mean for Serena? What do we make of the way Serena (and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou) handled her injury? And how does her exit change the landscape of the women's draw? Could Li Na actually be considered a viable favorite? The men haven't done much, but Bernard Tomic, who only played one set in Melbourne, is always one to get a conversation going. Thanks for waking up with us, dear listeners! As always, thanks for following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, and subscribing and reviewing on iTunes!
January 13th, 2014 ·
In Episode 64, Ben and Courtney break down the draws for the 2014 Australian Open. What do we make of the flat, even women's draw? And the men's draw that's more top-heavy than Dolly Parton? Who is on upset alert, and who got lucky? And why did Gilles Simon insist on trying to valiantly play when pulling out would've made our show so much simpler? Plus, we share with you Ben's interview from during qualies with Ireland's James McGee, who has lots of great stories and thoughts about life on the lower rungs on the pro tour. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you were Irish. As always, thanks for following us on Twitter, liking our page on Facebook,and subscribing to us and reviewing us on iTunes!
January 9th, 2014 ·
Happy 2014, listeners! Ben and Courtney are back together and back on the microphone, this time coming to you live from Melbourne, Australia. We catch up on the first week of the season in somewhat breakneck fashion, discussing the underwhelming Hopman Cup, the significance of wins by Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, the current state of Shoulderpova, and the threat that Roger Federer and Venus Williams should merit at the Australian Open. We also veer wildly off-topic several times because like the players, we have some off-season rust and don't entirely remember how to do this. But we have fun, as always, and hope you will, too! As always, thanks for following us on Twitter, liking our page on Facebook, and subscribing to us and reviewing us on iTunes!