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Episode 175b: Still Remembering When

January 10th, 2017 · Comments

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Since 2016 had so much stuff to remember, Ben and Courtney split Episode 175 into two pieces so they could make it all more manageable. Here's the second part, which covers (more or less) late April until the end of the year. 

Lots in there, to be sure, so be sure to chew carefully. And if there's still something worthwhile which we forgot (and there almost certainly is), let us know on Twitter or Facebook! 

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Tags: Uncategorized · tennis · sports · novak djokovic · serena williams · juan martin del potro · andy murray · nick kyrgios · 2016 French Open · 2016 wimbledon · monica puig · 2016 us open

Episode 156: Muguruza Wins a First; Djokovic Wins Everything

June 8th, 2016 · Comments

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Nearly dried out from a miserably soggy French Open, Ben and Courtney are up in much sunnier Scotland, drinking in the tournament and some ales in an Edinburgh pub (our apologies for the sometimes overwhelming background clatter).

First, Garbine Muguruza won on the women's side. What did she show during her run, and how worried should we be about the inevitability of Serena Williams breaking records?

Then, Novak Djokovic did what he was supposed to, ultimately, and rolled over Andy Murray to win a Novak Slam and a Career Slam. He's really good. Just how really good?

Also, other miscellaneous musings on rain and neighborhood concerns and airport security. 


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Tags: tennis · sports · atp · wta · novak djokovic · serena williams · andy murray · women's sports · 2016 French Open · garbine muguruza

Episode 155c: French Open Petit, Trois: Into the Second Week

May 28th, 2016 · Comments

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As the first week of the French Open wraps up, Ben and Courtney bring in a legendary tennis Tweeter to guest on each side of the tournament. First, discussing women's happenings, it's Tumaini Carayol! How well is this women's draw holding together to pay off in a great second week (answer: very), and should Alize Lim's outfit have saved her from some doubles fine (answer: why not?)  On the men's side, it's Ricky Dimon! He shares his thought on the cavernous second quarter, Djokovic's improved prospects, scalding crepes, and more. 


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Tags: tennis · sports · 2016 French Open

Episode 155b: French Open Petit, Deux: Adios, Rafa (With Marta Mateo)

May 27th, 2016 · Comments

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Our first mini show from the French Open wrapped up an uneventful first five days. On Friday there was news, and it was bad news: Rafael Nadal withdrew with a left wrist injury. 

To discuss and contemplate what this means for Nadal short-term and long-term, Ben is joined by the wonderful Marta Mateo of La Vanguardia, who discusses Rafa, the aging of the Armada, and the shift in focus to the two women who might become the new faces of women's tennis.


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Tags: tennis · sports · rafael nadal · olympics · 2016 French Open

Episode 155a: French Open Petit, Un: Maria, Osaka, Gulbis

May 26th, 2016 · Comments

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It hasn't been a very eventful French Open yet (not necessarily a bad thing), so here after the first two rounds have finished we bring you a few morsels from the press room.

From Thursday evening, hear Tatjana Maria's indignation at the behavior of her opponent Alize Cornet in their dramatic second round clash. Then, hear Florida-raised Naomi Osaka attempt to speak to her country's press in Japanese with mixed results. Lastly, some snippets from the ever thoughtful Ernests Gulbis, who is on a surprise rebound into the third round.


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Tags: tennis · sports · ernests gulbis · 2016 French Open