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The Tennis Podcast

David Law, Catherine Whitaker, Matt Roberts

Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts talk tennis weekly throughout the year and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. Friends of The Tennis Podcast have access to exclusive Q & A's, new editions of Tennis Re-Lived and more bonus contents. To become a Friend - https://bit.ly/FriendOfTheTennisPodcast.


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Our Editor's Take

The Tennis Podcast is a great podcast for fans of the sport. Tennis commentator David Law is the host. One of his first-ever interviews was with a teenage Roger Federer in 1998. David has worked in the sport for over 20 years, so his knowledge is extensive. In this series, he promises predictions, opinions, and all the chat about the game. Plus, every episode features an interview with someone inside the sport.

Cohost and sports broadcaster Catherine Whitaker also joins David on The Tennis Podcast. Catherine started as part of the Eurosport Team. She has reported on tennis for Amazon Prime Video since 2018. The third and final member of their tennis trio is podcaster Matt Roberts. He joined the show as an intern and now travels as a reporter for major events.

Ahead of every tournament, David and his team share their expectations for the event. Every day of contests, such as the US Open and Wimbledon, features a dedicated episode. This way, listeners can relive each game and get to know each tennis player set for stardom. The Tennis Podcast explores possible rivalries and players making their way up the ranks. When renowned player Serena Williams left the game, the podcast took time to review her impressive career. They shared her announcement in Vogue magazine and the emotions it created.

The Tennis Podcast has been running since 2012, so there is a vast archive of material available. Fans can listen to notable interviews during some of the most significant moments. Legendary player Billie Jean King joins the podcast during the BJK Cup Finals. She shares her insights on the tournament and her plans for the future years. She also discusses how she thinks tennis has become more difficult since she played in the '60s and '70s. Listeners will also hear from the likes of more recent legends, such as Roger Federer. Most episodes range from between 45 minutes and an hour long.

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Episodes

Djokovic doubts, a Mix of many and we’re Live in London!
6d ago
Djokovic doubts, a Mix of many and we’re Live in London!
For the first time since 2004, neither Novak Djokovic nor Rafael Nadal will feature in the quarter-finals of Rome as both lost early at the Foro Italico. Djokovic was beaten in just over an hour by Alejandro Tabilo, a couple of days after being hit on the head by a water bottle, while Nadal was a shadow of himself in a 6-1 6-3 loss to Hubert Hurkacz. Catherine, David and Matt discuss both results and, with Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner both sidelined with injury, there’s lots of chat about what it all means for Roland Garros. In the women’s event, Elena Rybakina’s withdrawal is discussed, as well as impressive weeks for Naomi Osaka and Paula Badosa. Finally, there’s reaction to Dominic Thiem announcing his retirement at the end of the season. LONDON LIVE SHOW! We are delighted to announce that The Tennis Podcast will be live in London at Bush Hall on Wednesday 19th June. The show will start at 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm.Tickets are now on General Sale, and they are going quickly!You can buy them here - https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-tennis-podcast-liveOUR LINKS:Join The Barge!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to also help us to produce the show year-round, receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, read Hannah's Column and watch monthly live shows on YouTube. Hannah’s latest column about Emma Raducanu is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnEmmaRaducanuSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Resurgent Rafa, meandering Madrid, but here comes Collins vs Sabalenka!
29-04-2024
Resurgent Rafa, meandering Madrid, but here comes Collins vs Sabalenka!
With Madrid pretty much at the halfway stage, Catherine, David and Matt catch up to cover the biggest stories so far, headlined by Rafael Nadal’s stirring victory over Alex de Minaur. We also cover defeats for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune, promising signs for Carlos Alcaraz, a ridiculous match between Corentin Moutet and Juncheng Shang, convincing victories for most of the top women, and a clash to savour between Danielle Collins and Aryna Sabalenka. Elsewhere, there’s our usual discussion about two-week Masters 1000 events, plus how wildcards are awarded, the new men’s doubles format being trialled, changes to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, Alize Cornet’s upcoming retirement, and an upsetting question put to Garbine Muguruza. OUR LINKS:Join The Barge!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to also help us to produce the show year-round, receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, read Hannah's Column and watch monthly live shows on YouTube. Hannah’s latest column about Emma Raducanu is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnEmmaRaducanuSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Rybakina, Ruud conquer clay, Rafa's ready to ‘die’ on Chatrier, and Muguruza retires
22-04-2024
Rybakina, Ruud conquer clay, Rafa's ready to ‘die’ on Chatrier, and Muguruza retires
Catherine, David and Matt round up the results from another hectic week on the clay, headlined by Elena Rybakina’s victory in Stuttgart. We discuss her win over Iga Swiatek and what that might mean for the pair’s rivalry, and pay tribute to an incredible week for Marta Kostyuk. Elsewhere, Sloane Stephens’ run to the title in Rouen had us checking the Roland Garros odds and Catherine was trolled by Casper Ruud avenging his Monte Carlo defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning in Barcelona. Is Ruud now in the French Open Mix? There’s also discussion about Rafael Nadal’s form in Barcelona and his quote that he’s ready to die on the court in Paris, Jan-Lennard Struff’s first career title in snowy Munich, Garbine Muguruza announcing her retirement, and a quick preview of Madrid. OUR LINKS:Join The Barge!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to also help us to produce the show year-round, receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, read Hannah's Column and watch monthly live shows on YouTube. Hannah’s latest column about Emma Raducanu is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnEmmaRaducanuSign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tsitsipas rises again, Nadal is back and Raducanu inspires GB comeback
15-04-2024
Tsitsipas rises again, Nadal is back and Raducanu inspires GB comeback
An eventful week in Monte Carlo means there's lots for Catherine, David and Matt to discuss, not least a return to form for Stefanos Tsitsipas. In what ways is he just a much better player on clay? And can he make sure his Monte Carlo title is not just a one off? There's also chat about Holger Rune's tweets, another week for Novak Djokovic without his top level, Casper Ruud's Finals problem, and Jannik Sinner's second defeat of the season. Elsewhere, we wrap up the results from the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers, including Romania's comeback from 0-2 down against Ukraine, and Emma Raducanu inspiring Great Britain's incredible victory away to France on clay. This week, Rafael Nadal is getting ready to play his first match on clay in almost two years, but Carlos Alcaraz is out of Barcelona. OUR LINKS:Join The Barge!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to also help us to produce the show year-round, receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, read Hannah's Column and watch monthly live shows on YouTube. Hannah’s latest column is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnCommunitySign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Miami - Collins crowns final season; Sinner cements his status at the top
01-04-2024
Miami - Collins crowns final season; Sinner cements his status at the top
Our post-Miami live show was mostly devoted to the two champions, Danielle Collins and Jannik Sinner. With the help of listener Vicki Spreadbury, Catherine distills why it means a lot to see a woman like Collins succeed, Matt explains why she's now a certified member of The Backhand List, and David wonders how much more she could achieve before she retires at the end of the year. As for Sinner, there's chat about the Novak Djokovic-ification of his game and his dominance over Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov on finals weekend. There's also a preview of the clay court swing as tournaments in Charleston and Estoril get underway. Which players are we excited to see on the clay? And who's in need of some good results? ON LOCATION:The Tennis Podcast's coverage of the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider!On Location can arrange the best tennis experiences imaginable to all of the biggest tournaments in the world, including Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.Check out their amazing packages at Tours4Tennis.comOUR LINKS:Join The Barge!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to also help us to produce the show year-round, receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, read Hannah's Column and watch monthly live shows on YouTube. Hannah’s latest column is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnCommunitySign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Miami heats up; Djokovic shock split
29-03-2024
Miami heats up; Djokovic shock split
Catherine, David and Matt convene to discuss a busy few days in Miami. The women’s final is set between Elena Rybakina and Danielle Collins and there’s chat about Rybakina’s resilient run so far, Collins’ more destructive path through, and what might happen in the final. How much has her decision to retire at the end of the season helped Collins on court? Should she be on The Backhand List? And why does Rybakina keep playing epics? On the men’s side, the big headline has been Grigor Dimitrov’s incredible performance to beat Carlos Alcaraz. How did he do it? Has he ever played better? Can he keep it going against Alexander Zverev in the semis? And why does it take Alcaraz so long to adjust tactically to his opponent? There’s also a preview of Daniil Medvedev vs Jannik Sinner. Why does this feel like such an important match for Medvedev to win? Elsewhere, there’s reaction to the news that Andy Murray’s has ruptured his ankle ligaments and that Novak Djokovic has ended his five year partnership with Goran Ivanisevic.ON LOCATION:The Tennis Podcast's coverage of the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider!On Location can arrange the best tennis experiences imaginable to all of the biggest tournaments in the world, including Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.Check out their amazing packages at Tours4Tennis.comOUR LINKS:Join The Barge!Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to also help us to produce the show year-round, receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, read Hannah's Column and watch monthly live shows on YouTube. Hannah’s latest column is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnCommunitySign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast Terminology Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Miami - Ruud’s rant, Halep’s spat and Murray’s throwback
25-03-2024
Miami - Ruud’s rant, Halep’s spat and Murray’s throwback
Catherine, David and Matt catch up on the opening few days of action in Miami which have been heavily rain-affected. There’s chat about Casper Ruud’s takedown of the event, Simona Halep’s return and Caroline Wozniacki’s feelings about her wildcard, some greatest hits from Andy Murray, the latest editions in the Caroline Garcia vs Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek vs Linda Noskova rivalries, heavy defeats for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune, and a tough set of results for the American men. ON LOCATION:The Tennis Podcast's coverage of the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider!On Location can arrange the best tennis experiences imaginable to all of the biggest tournaments in the world, including the US Open.Check out their amazing New York packages at Tours4Tennis.comOUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast TerminologyHannah’s latest column is available for Friends - https://bit.ly/HannahOnCommunity Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Indian Wells - Swiatek, Alcaraz electric again
18-03-2024
Indian Wells - Swiatek, Alcaraz electric again
Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz are the Indian Wells champions. Catherine, David and Matt discuss Swiatek's utter dominance in the desert, whether she can translate her tour hard court success to the slams, and how Alcaraz rediscovered his best form and his joy on court in his first title run since Wimbledon. There's also chat about the strides made by Maria Sakkari this week, Coco Gauff's serve, a Sinner-Alcaraz semi-final which was at times (but not always) spectacular, and a crossroads for Daniil Medvedev as he keeps losing the biggest matches against his main rivals. You can watch this episode as a live show on YouTube. ON LOCATION: The Tennis Podcast's coverage of the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami is sponsored by On Location, the premium hospitality and experience provider!On Location can arrange the best tennis experiences imaginable to all of the biggest tournaments in the world, including the US Open.Check out their amazing New York packages at Tours4Tennis.comOUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast TerminologyFor Friends, Hannah's latest column is about Daria Kasatkina - https://bit.ly/HannahOnKasatkina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Halep back, anti-doping system in tatters; Indian Wells update
11-03-2024
Halep back, anti-doping system in tatters; Indian Wells update
Indian Wells is underway but it was a news-heavy week in the tennis world and Catherine, David and Matt begin by discussing the fact that Simona Halep can return to tennis after CAS reduced her suspension to 9 months. Why did CAS come to such a different conclusion to the ITIA? How do we feel about tennis’ anti-doping system in light of this case? And what do we make of Halep receiving a wildcard to play Miami? Elsewhere, there’s chat about Netflix not renewing Break Point for season three, a possible WTA grass court event at The Queen’s Club, and the main stories from Indian Wells so far. We cover the withdrawals of Rafael Nadal and Elena Rybakina, Carlos Alcaraz’s improved form, whether anyone can beat Jannik Sinner, Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka’s incredible comebacks, a Last 16 clash between Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber, and Iga Swiatek redoing her Australian Open experience and making it better. OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast TerminologyFor Friends, Hannah's latest column is about Daria Kasatkina - https://bit.ly/HannahOnKasatkina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Swiatek, Sinner roll on, but what's up with Alcaraz?
19-02-2024
Swiatek, Sinner roll on, but what's up with Alcaraz?
Catherine, David and Matt are together to look back on an eventful week, headlined by Iga Swiatek's third straight title in Doha. We discuss the significance of her victory over Elena Rybakina in Doha, an extraordinary week for Karolina Pliskova as she dashed from Cluj, and the latest instalment of Victoria Azarenka beating Jelena Ostapenko which came with delicious handshake aggro. On the men's side, there's chat about Jannik Sinner backing up his Australian Open title, Alex de Minaur's improvements, a first title for Facundo Diaz Acosta in Buenos Aires, current concern levels for Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe, and the dying art of the one-handed backhand. Finally, shout out to Reuben Greeph for this episode's outro...a Tennis Podcast classic. OUR LINKS:Become a Friend of the Tennis Podcast to help us to produce the show year-round, and receive exclusive access to bonus podcasts throughout 2024, including Tennis Re-Lived and Grand Slam review shows, as well as monthly live shows on YouTube. Sign up to receive our Newsletter (daily at Slams and weekly the rest of the year, featuring Matt’s Stat, mascot photos, predictions, and more)Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram (@thetennispodcast)Subscribe to our YouTube channel.Check out our ShopRead our New York Times profileTennis Podcast TerminologyFor Friends, Hannah's latest column is about Daria Kasatkina - https://bit.ly/HannahOnKasatkina Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.