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Episode 290: The Complaint Department (with Reem Abulleil)

January 22nd, 2021 · Comments

With conditions tougher than many players had expected for the mandatory quarantine period in Melbourne, and with gripes about how unevenly players have been treated, there were plenty of complaints to be heard from players, and then even louder complaints from the Australian public about those complaints.

Ben and Reem Abulleil discuss what's been going on in Melbourne, whether or not players are entitled to being upset, the perception from the public, the Melbourne-Adelaide divide.

And, most existentially, whether doing all of this, with everything it takes and how much can go wrong, was a bad idea from the jump.

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Tags: tennis · sports · atp · novak djokovic · australia · australian open · dubai · media · dominic thiem · bernard tomic · john isner · social media

Episode 181: Gulf Claps with Reem Abulleil

March 3rd, 2017 · Comments

With the tours spending three weeks in the region, there's no better time to check in with NCR's Middle East correspondent, Reem Abulleil, for a quick catch-up on the doings over there. After a rough go of things last year, Caroline Wozniacki made good, despite some rain on her parades. And what to make of Elina Svitolina, who has stealthily piled up some very impressive scalps?

Also, Roger Federer's stunning loss to Evgeny Donskoy and Andy Murray dropping trou. 

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Tags: tennis · sports · atp · andy murray · roger federer · dubai · caroline wozniacki · women's sports · doha · elina svitolina

Episode 144: Overpromised, Underdelivered

February 24th, 2016 · Comments

This week, Ben and Courtney come to realize that things just aren't what they used to be. Like Rafael Nadal's tennis, which Courtney bore witness to this week in Rio, where he again looked mortal on clay. Also, Caroline Wozniacki's reliability, since she fell out of the top 20 for the first time in nearly eight years. And even with Nick Kyrgios winning his first title, is there a stable foundation to build on for him? We're then joined by Reem Abulleil of Sport 360 in Dubai to talk about the tournament there, which was rocked by WTA withdrawals and upsets. Reem is cool. Then we talk about Ash Barty, comeback kid. Rantily, Courtney doesn't like getting asked if she bought things but does like getting things she didn't buy, and Ben is amused in a muscovial way. 

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And here is that Lizzo & Caroline Smith track that Courtney adores. 

Tags: tennis · sports · atp · wta · rafael nadal · dubai · caroline wozniacki · nick kyrgios

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