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Episode 61: Laver Cup Recap

9/28/2018
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Welcome to…. A Laver Cup Day Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Host Alex Gruskin and CR writer Matt Stachowiak give a complete break down of the second annual Laver Cup. The two recap the best matches of the weekend, share their favorite players and celbrations, and debate whether the event should be made more formal. 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 comment on our show. The podcast feed is now...

Duration:01:20:47

GSP #60: Laver Cup Day 1 Recap

9/22/2018
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Welcome to…. A Laver Cup Day One Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Host Alex Gruskin and Super Producer Max Fliegner offer a quick summary of the tournament’s first day of action. They recap the day’s matches, talk about the ambiance of the crowd, and revel in the joy of each team’s bench antics. They end the episode by previewing their favorite Day Two Matches. 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:00:21:12

Episode 59: Top 10 American 2018 Seasons

9/21/2018
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Welcome to…. A State of the Union: US Men’s Tennis edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Tennis Panorama contributor and Tennis Twitter Founding Father Jonathan Kelley joins Host Alex Gruskin to rank the Top Ten Seasons from American Men in 2018. The guys start by listing their honorable mentions, then proceed to share their lists from 10 to 1. The episode’s lengthiest discussions revolve around the seasons of Tennys Sandgren, Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka, and Ryan Harrison. However, as Gruskin and...

Duration:01:18:34

Episode 58: Davis Cup Semis Recap & Finals Preview

9/18/2018
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Welcome to…. A Davis Cup Semifinals Recap and Finals Preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Cracked Racquets contributor extraordinaire James “Foster” McDonald joins Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to breakdown Croatia’s dramatic 3-2 victory over the USA, recap France’s 3-0 demolition of Spain, and offer their early predictions for the final. The guys also discuss the inspired play of Sam Querrey, the ridiculous level of doubles in Croatia/USA, the roster depth of the French team, and so...

Duration:00:55:48

Bonus: "Name That Grunt" Challenge

9/13/2018
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During the the CR Live Watch Party for the 2018 US Open Men's Final, the Cracked Racquets team played a quick game of "Name That Grunt". Check out how well you know the grunts of some of your favorite players. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:08:22

GSP #57: US Open QF recap and SF preview

9/6/2018
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Welcome to…. A US Open Quarterfinal Recap and Semifinal Preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Cracked Racquets videographer extraordinaire James “Foster” McDonald joins Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to breakdown a spectacular quarterfinal round of men’s singles play. The guys (despite his loss) marvel at Dominic Thiem’s performance against Nadal, discuss the casual dominance of Juan Martin Del Potro, and praise Kei Nishikori for his relentless effort during his five-set win over Marin...

Duration:01:10:49

GSP #56: ***Emergency*** Roger Federer/John Millman Pod

9/4/2018
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Welcome to…. An Emergency “Holy S**T John Millman just beat Roger Federer” Edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman hop back on the pod to breakdown Millman’s stunning 36 75 76 76 victory over Fed. They discuss the impact of Federer’s struggles with his first serve, the relentlessness of Millman’s hustle, and both players’ handling of New York’s fatiguing heat. They also debate Millman’s quarterfinal chances against Djokovic, and offer their levels of confidence in...

Duration:00:21:22

GSP #55: US Open Rd 4 Recap and Quarterfinal Preview

9/3/2018
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Welcome to…. A US Open Round Four Recap and Quarterfinal Preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Hosts Alex Gruskin, Max Rothman, and Super Producer Max Fliegner hop back on the podcast to breakdown a less than spectacular round of men’s singles play. The guys take a deep dive into Isner/Raonic, the only five-set match of the round, and reflect on the dominant performances of the top seeds. They also provide an extensive preview of each quarterfinal matchup, do their best to predict the 2018...

Duration:00:59:29

GSP #54: US Open Rd. 3 Recap and Analysis

9/2/2018
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Welcome to…. A US Open Round Three Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman come back on the podcast to breakdown another thrilling round of men’s singles play. They compare and contrast the performances of #NextGenATP stars Karen Khachanov, Alex De Minaur, Taylor Fritz, and Denis Shapovalov, discuss the dominance of top seeds Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, and try to understand Alex Zverev’s latest grand slam disappointment. They also end with a Changeover...

Duration:01:13:25

GSP #53: US Open Rd 2 Recap and Analysis

8/31/2018
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Welcome to…. A US Open Round Two Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode of the podcast, Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak joins hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to help breakdown all of the men’s singles action from the tournament’s second round. The guys begin the episode by offering their varied takes on the Nick Kyrgios-Mohamed Lahyani shenanigans, discussing both why the incident was inappropriate and how the ATP can address the situation. They also highlight the many...

Duration:01:24:53

Episode 52: US Open Day Two Recap and Analysis

8/30/2018
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Welcome to…. A US Open Day Two Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode of the podcast, Cracked Racquets Social Media Tsar James “Foster” McDonald joins hosts Alex Gruskin and Super Producer Max Fliegner to help breakdown all of the men’s singles action from the tournament’s second day. The guys compare and contrast the performances of young Americans Michael Mmoh, Mackenzie McDonald, and Frances Tiafoe. They also discuss the early struggles of Novak Djokovic, and debate the...

Duration:00:39:07

Episode 51: US Open Day 1 Recap & Analysis

8/28/2018
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Welcome to…. A US Open Day One Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode of the podcast, Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak joins hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to help breakdown all of the men’s singles action from the tournament’s first day. The guys discuss Taylor Fritz’s improbable five-set comeback against Mischa Zverev, Andy Murray’s grand slam return, the Battle of the Young Canadians, Wawrinka/Dimitrov Pt 2, Jack Sock’s return to the winner’s column, and so much...

Duration:01:17:31

GSP #50: US Open Preview Pt. 4 with Matt Stachowiak

8/28/2018
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Welcome back to…. Part Four of a Four-Part US Open preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode, Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak makes his triumphant return to the podcast to help hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman breakdown Alex Zverev’s quarter of the draw. They discuss the quarter’s biggest contenders, best young prospects, likeliest candidates for upsets, and the chances of the American players in the section. The guys argue over the upside of #NextGenATP stars Alex De...

Duration:01:06:07

GSP #49: US Open Preview Pt. 3 with Alex Gornet

8/28/2018
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Welcome back to…. Part Three of a Four-Part US Open preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode, University of Louisville All-ACC player and Cracked Racquets writer Alex Gornet joins hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to breakdown Roger Federer’s quarter of the draw. The guys discuss the quarter’s biggest contenders, best young prospects, likeliest candidates for upsets, and the chances of the American players in the section. They debate the chances of young stars Nick Kyrgios...

Duration:00:36:18

Episode 48: US Open Preview Pt. 2 with Thai-Son Kwiatkowski

8/27/2018
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Welcome back to…. Part Two of a Four-Part US Open preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode, University of Virginia All-American and World No. 356 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski joins Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to continue their deep dive into the men’s singles draw. The guys breakdown Juan Martin Del Potro’s quarter of the draw, discussing the quarter’s biggest contenders, best young prospects, likeliest candidates for upsets, and the chances of the American players in the section....

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 47: US Open Preview Pt. 1 with Jamie McDonald

8/27/2018
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Welcome to…. A Four-Part US Open preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Covering each quarter of the draw in four separate podcasts, hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman attempt to examine every part of the 2018 US Open men’s singles tournament. To help them analyze the action, the guys bring in Cracked Racquets writers Jamie McDonald, Alex Gornet, and Matt Stachowiak, as well as University of Virginia All-American and World No. 356 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski. In part one of the preview, Cracked...

Duration:00:44:48

Episode 46: "Good Ole' Citi Baby"

8/25/2018
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Welcome to…. Part One of a Two-Part Summer Masters recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On today’s episode, Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman breakdown all of the action from the 2018 Rogers Cup. They analyze the successes of the many #NextGenATP players in the draw, comparing and contrasting the performances of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex Zverev, Frances Tiafoe, Karen Khachanov, and a few other young stars. They also debate the US Open prospects of former top five players Stan Wawrinka, Andy...

Duration:00:59:37

Episode 45: Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic Preview

8/17/2018
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Welcome to…. A Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Recording from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, MA, Cracked Racquets CEO Dalton Thieneman joins Host Alex Gruskin to preview the second annual Stowe Tournament. They discuss this year’s field of players, the tournament’s format, their ideal grouplay matchups, and the many other aspects of this weekend that have them excited. Also, never to be skipped, they end with a Changeover Chat describing their ideal tennis...

Duration:00:25:09

Episode 44: Atlanta 2018 Recap and Analysis

8/11/2018
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Welcome to…. A BB&T Atlanta Open Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! On today’s episode, Cracked Racquets writer Jamie McDonald joins Hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to breakdown all of the action from Atlanta. The guys contemplate the strength of this year’s tournament field, analyze the play of the many #NextGenATP Americans in the draw, highlight their favorite performances, and list their takeaways from the first event of the 2018 US Open Series. They also discuss the most notable...

Duration:01:26:57

Episode 43: Live from Kalamazoo with Josh Molino

8/8/2018
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Welcome to…. A Boys 18’s Kalamazoo Preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Newly named Kansas Wesleyan Tennis Head Coach Josh Molino joins host Alex Gruskin to discuss the tournament’s draw, their top contenders, the significance of the event, and all other things Kalamazoo. Molino also shares how his career path took him from Gruskin’s high school tennis coach to head of a college tennis program. And of course, never to be skipped, the episode ends with a Changeover Chat comparing ATP players...

Duration:00:46:45