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Entries from September 2014

Episode 87: Li Na Flies Away

September 20th, 2014 · Comments

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Upon reading Li Na's retirement announcement, Ben and Courtney stepped into the NCR Studios from opposite sides of the world to reflect on the legacy left by her hall-of-fame career. What impact did she have on the sport? Was she a one-off, or is there a genuine tidal wave of Asian talent coming behind her? Can the WTA's push into Asia be viable without her? For as talented as she was, might she have actually been an underachiever? And what will we miss most about this awesomely badass lady? To help you through the grieving process, try liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing to and reviewing our show on iTunes

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Episode 86: U.S. Open is A-O.K.

September 12th, 2014 · Comments

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The U.S. Open is over, and it was a combination of yeah-that's-about-right and wait-what-really-is that possible?. We discuss the incredibly unexpected Marin Cilic-Kei Nishikori final, and what impact it will have on the men's game, and what it says about the health of the game's future. We then discuss the women's side, which saw Serena do the obvious for a change, and Wozniacki return to relevance. Also, we discuss the improvement of the U.S. Open grounds, and the decline of American tennis as it pertains to the exit of Patrick McEnroe from his USTA post. No matter if you're American or not, thanks for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing to and reviewing our show on iTunes! We like you guys more than a Barnett Cup semifinal.

Tags: tennis