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GSP Episode 29: NCAA Men's Quarterfinal Review Pt. 2

5/20/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!!!! After a ten hour day of watching tennis, host Alex Gruskin is joined by Cracked Racquet’s writer Matt Stachowiak and Wingate’s Daniel Belsito to discuss the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Quarterfinal Round. The guys breakdown the afternoon’s play, discussing their favorite performances, moments, and storylines from each match. As always, the opinions in this podcast are our own, and we are happy to debate them with anyone kind enough to listen to or...

Duration:01:04:24

Episode 28: NCAA Men's Quarterfinal Review Pt. 1

5/20/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!!!! Taking a break from the crushing heat, host Alex Gruskin is joined by College Tennis Ranks’ Chris Halioris, Payers and Players’ podcast host Scott Colson (and his son Lucas) and Cracked Racquet’s writer Matt Stachowiak to discuss the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Quarterfinal Round. The guys breakdown the morning’s play, discussing their favorite performances, moments, and storylines from each match. As always, the opinions in this podcast are our...

Duration:00:29:23

Episode 27: "Better QB: Wuerffel or Tebow??"

5/19/2018
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Episode Notes Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!!!! Recorded in the Wake Forest Press Room, regular host Alex Gruskin is joined by College Tennis Ranks’ Chris Halioris and Cracked Racquet’s writer Matt Stachowiak to discuss the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Round of 16. The guys breakdown all eight of yesterday’s matches, preview Sunday’s quarterfinal round, and dish out some of their favorite moments from the day’s action. As always, the opinions in this podcast are our own, and we...

Duration:01:21:41

Episode 26: Talking NCAA Sweet Sixteen (Pt. 2)

5/17/2018
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Welcome back tooooo...Hey Great Shot! The NCAA tournament is underway, and we thought it would be fun to break down each of the remaining teams in the Sweet Sixteen. Host Alex Gruskin is joined by Chris Halioris of CollegeTennisRanks.com and @College10sRanks to recap some of the tournament's early round matches, and make predictions for which teams have a real shot at the title. We have split this episode into two parts, with this second episode covering Wake Forest, Columbia, TCU,...

Duration:01:04:12

Episode 25: Talking NCAA Sweet Sixteen (Pt. 1)

5/16/2018
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Welcome back tooooo...Hey Great Shot! The NCAA tournament is underway, and we thought it would be fun to break down each of the remaining teams in the Sweet Sixteen. Host Alex Gruskin is joined by Chris Halioris of CollegeTennisRanks.com and @College10sRanks to recap some of the tournament's early round matches, and make predictions for which teams have a real shot at the title. We have split this episode into two parts, with this first episode covering Mississippi State, Florida, Ohio...

Duration:00:45:52

Episode 24: "Stevie"

5/7/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!! The clay court portion of the 2018 ATP season is in full swing, and co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman are finally ready to get down in the dirt to cover it all. They begin their coverage with a deep dive into the 2018 U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship held in Houston, TX. The guys discuss the difficulties of transitioning from hard courts to the dirt, analyze how the different surface speed affects certain players’ games, and breakdown the...

Duration:01:02:53

Episode 23: "Just Wait Until Chung Gets His Braces Off"

5/4/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!! As we are now over a quarter of the way done with the 2018 ATP season, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman decided it would be the perfect time to take stock of the performances of all of the #NextGenATP players on tour. In order to give their two cents on what they’ve seen so far this season, the guys dedicated this entire Changeover Chat to ranking the best young guys on tour. To distinguish between the varying upsides of each guy, the hosts...

Duration:00:41:53

Episode 22: "Hot Shot Diego"

4/17/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!! After a month of hibernation, procrastination, and not enough prognostication, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman return to dish out their well-marinated takes on the recent ATP American Hard Court swing. In what will be part one of a three-part recap, the guys start by breaking down the ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco. They discuss the performances of the many #NextGenATP players in the draw, and analyze the successes and failures of each...

Duration:00:56:36

Episode 21: "Not tired...Over Enthused by the Progress"

3/23/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. A month of February ATP Review Edition of Hey, Great Shot!! In part two of a two-part megapod, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman return to discuss the rest of the news from February’s action on the ATP Tour. The hosts finally take the time to reflect on Frances Tiafoe’s incredible run to the 2018 Delray Beach Open title, breaking down everything from his improved first serve percentage to his monumental victory over Juan Martin Del Potro. The guys also highlight the...

Duration:00:55:56

Episode 20: "Big Boy's Restaurant Spinoff...Bigger Boy"

3/19/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. A month of February ATP Review Edition of Hey, Great Shot!! In part one of a two-part megapod, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman attempt to breakdown all of February’s action on the ATP Tour. The guys start with three-minute breakdowns of all of the non-North American tournaments, focusing on the best and worst performances in each event. They then take a deep dive into the inaugural New York Open, covering everything from the tournament’s choice to paint grey...

Duration:01:09:13

Episode 19: "Good Banter Mate"

3/12/2018
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Welcome toooooo…. A special edition of Hey, Great Shot!! In today’s episode, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman check in with our super producer/senior Max Fliegner, sophomore Charlie Broom, and sophomore David Horneffer of the Dartmouth Men’s Tennis Team to discuss the 2018 college tennis season. During the interview, the Dartmouth guys elaborate on the difficulties of balancing Ivy League academics with college athletics, describe how they made their college decisions, and reminisce...

Duration:00:49:01

Episode 18: Interview with Parenting Aces Lisa Stone

3/2/2018
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Welcome toooooo…. Another special edition of Hey, Great Shot!! In today’s episode, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman sit down with Parenting Aces founder Lisa Stone to discuss the many rule changes being proposed to alter the game of tennis. The crew debate topics such as the implications of the newly announced ITF Transition Tour, the merits of ad vs. no-ad scoring, what role coaching should play during matches, and much more. The guys also ask Lisa about her personal history with the...

Duration:00:57:25

Episode 17: "In Another Life, Lax Will Be My Path"

2/27/2018
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Welcome toooooo…. A special edition of Hey, Great Shot!! In today’s episode, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman sit down with junior Myles Schalet, sophomore Nick Beaty, and sophomore Connor Johnston of the University of Michigan Men’s Tennis Team to discuss the 2018 college tennis season. During the interview, the Michigan guys elaborate on the difficulties of balancing academics with professional tennis aspirations, describe the rigors of a college tennis practice, and reminisce...

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 16: “Bar’chu et Adonai Ham’vorach”

2/21/2018
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Welcome back toooooo…. Part two of a Challenger Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! In this week’s episode, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman discuss the biggest storylines that emerged from the 2018 RBC Championships of Dallas Challenger event. The guys debate the upside of Mackenzie McDonald, quarrel over the skillset of Stefan Kozlov, and once again marvel at the quality of play at the challenger level. A quick production note: As this segment was originally recorded alongside of...

Duration:00:30:15

Bonus: Revisiting the Tennys Sandgren Drama

2/20/2018
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Every week, the Great Shot Podcast guys end up having to leave out segments that don't make the final cut for one reason or another. During the Australian Open, Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman had an in depth discussion on the Tennys Sandgren drama and what their personal opinions were on the entire situation. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:10:21

Episode 14: "I'm Not a Fed Hater, I'm Fed Fatigued"

1/31/2018
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Welcome back toooooo…. an Australian Open recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! In this week’s episode, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman attempt to sift through all of the drama and action from the tournament’s second week of play. The guys discuss the (not so sudden) rise of Hyeon Chung, hop on board the Kyle Edmund Express, and recap some of their favorite performances from the year’s first grand slam. As it was one of the biggest stories within the Tennis Twitter Community, they...

Duration:01:10:15

Episode 11: “He’s Seven Feet Tall”

1/2/2018
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Welcome toooooo…. The final 2017 addition of Hey, Great Shot!! Recorded after an ass-whooping from Taylor Fritz in Fifa, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman lick their wounds by continuing their #NextGenATP American series with a discussion about all things Reilly Opelka.The two explain why Opelka’s game is too unique to receive the basic John Isner comparisons, debate the strengths and weaknesses of “Big Man Tennis”, and mention Reilly’s height at least 15 times throughout the episode....

Duration:00:54:21

Bonus: Cross-Court Chronicles by Cracked Racquets Trailer

12/22/2017
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From the creators of Cracked Interviews and the Great Shot Podcast, Cracked Racquets presents “Cross Court Chronicles”, a brand new audio documentary series that takes a closer at some of tennis’ most profound stories. Each episode will highlight a single story, told and developed in detail by some of our contributors. Stories like the dominance of tennis’ Big Four, the storied rivalry between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, or rise of Brian Bowen’s dynasty at the University of...

Duration:00:03:22

Episode 9: “And Davydenko holds….”

12/6/2017
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Welcome back toooooo…. Hey, Great Shot!! After taking a week to soak in the California sun, co-host Max Rothman returns to the booth with a fresh goatee to join co-host Alex Gruskin in a discussion about the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals. The two marvel at the quality of play they witnessed throughout the event, thoroughly debate the grand slam potential of finalist David Goffin, and revel in the new statistic Gruskin found during his research for the pod, distance covered per match. As...

Duration:01:04:31

Ladies, He's Single...

11/29/2017
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Welcome back toooooo…. Hey, Great Shot!! In case your Thanksgiving dinner didn’t feature enough American Tennis talk, this week’s episode will certainly fill your quota. In addition to super producer Max Fliegner’s return to the booth, host Alex Gruskin welcomes onto the show their first ever guest, On The Rise __ tennis blog founder Jonathan Kelley. Known primarily for his colorful twitter account @jokelleytennis, Kelley’s passion for American tennis and in-depth knowledge of the game’s...

Duration:01:02:40

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