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Episode 141g: Australian Open Day 8: Serena-Maria Nostalgia

January 25th, 2016 · Comments

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With their 21st meeting tomorrow, Ben and Courtney take a stroll down the very noisy memory lane that is the Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova rivalry (yes, it's a rivalry, you guys). After hearing from Day 8 winners Milos Raonic and Johanna Konta, we gear up for the marquee women's quarterfinal with some archive audio of past Melbourne meetings, and then hear about the tactical side of their match-up from tactician Craig O'Shannessy, who has worked as a consultant with Team Sharapova on trying to solve the Serena riddle.

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Episode 141e: Australian Open Day 5-6: Donna Kelso

January 22nd, 2016 · Comments

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As Ben and Courtney wrap the third round, we're joined by a first-rate guest: Donna Kelso, a walkie-talkie-rockin' supervisor for the WTA and Grand Slams. We discuss how the awesome Aussie rose through the ranks of tennis to be a roaming ruler of the tour, after having chair umpired several Australian Open finals. When stuff goes down in tennis, who you gonna call? Donna Kelso! We talk grunting=hindrance?, medical timeouts, and all sorts of other neato stuff.


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Episode 141d: Australian Open Day 4: Hooroo, Hewitt! Yokoso, Osaka!

January 21st, 2016 · Comments

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On Day 4, Ben and Courtney send off Lleyton Hewitt at long last with the help of Australian tennis writer Will Swanton. Is his legacy being overglossied in these moments? Then, we delight in the major debut of underground sensation Naomi Osaka, and talk about her complicated Japanese identity as well as her subversive humor. You'll like this girl. 

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Episode 119: NCR Live from Mason, Ohio

August 19th, 2015 · Comments

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In Episode 119, Ben and Courtney bring NCR to the people!

With the help of the good folks at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, Ben and Courtney fire up the recorder to do a live show in front of an actual audience of people! We answer questions ranging from all things Nick Kyrgios to various tennis hypotheticals.
And the super duper bonus? The one and only Victoria Azarenka joins us amongst the people for a fun chat about the current state of her career, how the fans have helped her in the midst of her comeback, and...hold up... Vika didn't know what bae meant? We learn new things every day!  
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Episode 118a: Loose Lips Sink Kyrgios

August 13th, 2015 · Comments

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*This is a repost following some technical issues earlier causing a silent start...all good now!*

In their first "emergency episode" of the year, Ben and Courtney jump back into the booth to discuss the controversy caused by Nick Kyrgios in his win over Stan Wawrinka, with, um, unexpected and indelicate comments about …Thanasi Kokkinakis' sex life? It was strange, and not good, and we're here to talk about the origins of it and what the repercussions should be. Does the ATP need to set a tone and make an example of Kyrgios? And how does it all reflect on Wawrinka? Also, there's an outro medley for you to try to decipher at the end of this short episode, so enjoy that!  

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