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David, Matte, and Alex met at the Australian Open 2019 when an older gentleman cheekily cut the line - opening the path to a tennis friendship of intercontinental proportions. It's hard to make friends who can get super nerdy about the tours, player personalities, relationships, and tennis fashion - so we're dipping our toes into the podcast waters as an excuse to hang out and talk. If we meet some other tennis romantics along the way, all the better!

David, Matte, and Alex met at the Australian Open 2019 when an older gentleman cheekily cut the line - opening the path to a tennis friendship of intercontinental proportions. It's hard to make friends who can get super nerdy about the tours, player personalities, relationships, and tennis fashion - so we're dipping our toes into the podcast waters as an excuse to hang out and talk. If we meet some other tennis romantics along the way, all the better!
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David, Matte, and Alex met at the Australian Open 2019 when an older gentleman cheekily cut the line - opening the path to a tennis friendship of intercontinental proportions. It's hard to make friends who can get super nerdy about the tours, player personalities, relationships, and tennis fashion - so we're dipping our toes into the podcast waters as an excuse to hang out and talk. If we meet some other tennis romantics along the way, all the better!

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Episodes

Scrappy Hoodrat Tennis

11/27/2019
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The Tennis Tragic #010 / November 24 2019 / The tennis season is finally coming to a close... or is it? What will we do with our lives? Well, for now, we've recorded 80+ minutes of chat about the new Davis Cup, the ATP Finals, the WTA Finals, World Team Tennis, Team Tennis, Tennis Teams, the Tennis Tragic Slam, Bill Gates, Milos Raonic, and more! We invent a personal backstory for Dan Evans, dig a little deeper into the meaning of the word "disgrace," and attempt to answer the pressing...

Duration:01:19:24

Killer Cahill's Radical Candor

11/3/2019
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The Tennis Tragic #009 / November 2 2019 / The gang delves into the controversy surrounding Darren Cahill's coaching methodology, shows the love for the WTA Finals and ATP Paris Masters events, delves into Matte's subconscious, discusses the inequitable prize money distribution at Wimbledon in 1982, and debate the pros and cons of the Round Robin format. We also debut our latest innovation - dramatic readings of press conferences and on-court coaching!

Duration:01:01:28

On Kid Mascots

10/16/2019
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The Tennis Tragic #008 / On Kid Mascots Asia keeps on swinging, as do the Tragic Three. Our gang sneaks into the ATP Shanghai Masters event just after Novak and Roger departed, and just prior to Daniil's eventual triumph. We recap the epic battle between Naomi and Bianca in Beijing, revisit the topic of weirdo umps, say hello to our fifth Instagram follower, learn about what it takes to become a line judge, and speculate about what it takes to be chosen as a kid mascot. And for the...

Duration:00:54:52

Let Us Go To Love And Serve (The Lord)

9/25/2019
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The US Open ended ages ago! The Asian Swing is in full swing! Laver Cup is a thing that happened! Look, not every episode can be the GOAT. Sometimes you record a Basilashvili. Anyway, if you enjoy reverb in your podcast recordings, have we got a podcast for you! Highlights include: Matte's acapella jingle options, our upcoming Tennis Tragic road trip, the suitability of various sports for live radio, our love for mixed team events (and the sad demise of the Hopman Cup), French indoor...

Duration:01:06:46

Cinnamon and Chocolate Babka

9/6/2019
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The gang digs into the drama of the US Open from inside the eye of the quarterfinal hurricane! We ponder our own mortality through the lens of another Roger Federer defeat, take a closer look at Daniil Medvedev's middle finger, and dig into Novak's disrespect. Other topics include: matching yachts for the Big 3 (and the Pliskova twins), Bianca Andreescu's career slam over/under, Naomi Osaka's maturity, wisdom, and grace (at 21), YOXOI's samurai blouse, and end with a lovely musical number...

Duration:01:03:33

Weirdo Umps and Russian Steel

8/29/2019
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Round 1 of the 2019 US Open is in the books! And while this episode becomes more out of date by the minute, the gang found plenty of time to kick around timeless topics such as the humanity of tennis umps, Roger Federer's facial growth, depression on tour, Tennys Sandgren's Plain White T, and the inspirational obscenity of Rafael Nadal. Tshoelace Watch 2019 comes to an early end as Stefanos crumbles before the cold Russian hands of Andrey Rublev. We also cover some of the other successes...

Duration:01:14:22

Tsitsipas's Tshoelaces

8/15/2019
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The gang get deep on ATP Montreal and WTA Toronto, previewing a pair of finals that seemed a lot more tantalizing on paper. We speculated about the future of Federer's children, brought the Culkin family into the mix, mused about shoelace sponsorships, and cast some side-eyed admiration at a 19-year-old's positive attitude. We also geek out on the wonderfully wacky Kyrgios-Tsitsipas drama in Washington.

Duration:01:00:36