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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 160d: Wimbledon Volley 4: Serena and Murray Slay

July 10th, 2016 · Comments

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It was a Wimbledon with two worthy champions, Serena Williams and Andy Murray, and two worthy finalists in Angelique Kerber and Milos Raonic who delivered finals of varying levels of entertainingness. First on the women: how much was this win about Serena finally overcoming the Vinci shock, as Patrick Mouratoglou said? And how did Kerber change her legacy?

On the men, why did the final seem so flat and dull? Is this the start of bigger things from Murray, that might even include reaching No. 1 at some point? Also, how much will Federer rue the missed opportunity? 

Also, PB&J and ice. Both nice.


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Tags: tennis · wimbledon · sports · atp · wta · serena williams · angelique kerber · andy murray · women's sports · 2016 wimbledon · milos raonic

Episode 160c: Wimbledon Volley 3: Super Semifinals Set!

July 6th, 2016 · Comments

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After the Wimbledon quarterfinals have wrapped up for both the men and women at Wimbledon, Ben is joined by two lovely guests, tennis historian Steve Flink of TennisChannel.com and Australian Tennis Magazine's Matt Trollope, to discuss the past and future. 


How much will Roger Federer's epic win over Marin Cilic take out of him heading into the semifinals against Milos Raonic? And will Andy Murray be able to make good on his favorite as status? 


On the women's side, hear from Venus' coach David Witt, as well as our takes on her run and whether this should be considered Serena's tournament to lose.


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Tags: serena williams · angelique kerber · andy murray · roger federer · venus williams · 2016 wimbledon · sam querrey · milos raonic

Episode 160b: Wimbledon Volley 2: Querrey Stuns Djokovic

July 2nd, 2016 · Comments

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On his way to a calendar slam that many considered as likely as not, Novak Djokovic ran into the indomitable Sam Querrey. Yes, that happened. Ben and Courtney discuss the stunning win, both from a perspective of Novak's understandable letdown and Querrey's unlikely casting in this role, despite his undeniable talent and weapons. 

Also, an update on the rest of rain-soaked play, and the all important questions of where it leaves our concert plans. 


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Tags: tennis · wimbledon · sports · novak djokovic · 2016 wimbledon · sam querrey

Episode 160a: Wimbledon Volley 1: Marcus Willis (Cartman)

June 29th, 2016 · Comments

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It's been a rainy start to Wimbledon, but there isn't deja vu to the Paris misery just yet, in large part because of the delightful story of #772 Marcus Willis, who won seven matches to win a trophy of sorts: a chance to face Roger Federer on Centre Court. It was the best sort of sports story, and it brightened an already rainy first week.

To talk about the remarkable rise of the man known as "Cartman," we hear from Willis himself, his girlfriend Jennifer Bate, and commentator Mike Cation, who incredulously called Cartman's infamous "RC Coke and a Snickers" breakthrough in Knoxville.


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Tags: tennis · wimbledon · sports · roger federer · 2016 wimbledon · marcus willis