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The Great Shot Podcast is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, and Collegiate Tennis.

The Great Shot Podcast is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, and Collegiate Tennis.

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United States

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The Great Shot Podcast is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, and Collegiate Tennis.

Language:

English


Episodes

Match of the Day (USC vs. UCLA Women's Match)

4/16/2021
Host Alex Gruskin previews Friday’s battle for Los Angeles between the UCLA and USC Women’s Tennis Teams. He breaks down each team’s 2021 season to date, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each team’s lineups, offers his thoughts on the match calculus, and so much more!! Don't miss our live coverage of the event on our YouTube channel. You can access the redzone feed here, coverage begins at 4:15pm ET. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a...

Duration:00:25:39

ATP Challenger Tour Recap/Weekly Preview ft. David Gertler [Apr 15, 2021]

4/15/2021
Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to discuss the latest happenings on the ATP Challenger Tour. They recap last week’s title runs from Pedro Cachin and Blaz Rola, breakdown Nuno Borges’s breakthrough Challenger performance, preview the rest of the week’s action in Orlando, Split, and Belgrade, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Tourna...

Duration:01:15:10

College Tennis: Week 12 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

4/14/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to chat about another intense week of College Tennis action. They give their thoughts on the latest announcements regarding the 2021 NCAA tournament selection process, discuss Stanford’s breakthrough weekend, talk about another disappointing UNC performance, offer the latest edition of the Cracked Racquets Top 10 Rankings, and so much more!! Cracked Racquets Top 10 Florida Virginia North Carolina Baylor...

Duration:01:27:40

The Deciding Point: Sliding into Clay Court Season

4/12/2021
On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin breaks down all the biggest storylines heading into the 2021 Clay Court Season. The discussion includes Kudermetova’s huge week down in Chaleston, three tournaments last week having winners from their home countries, and a preview of the upcoming Monte-Carlo Master event. This episode is available in video format on our YouTube Channel. You can watch the episode by clicking here. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your...

Duration:00:22:23

Breaking Down the Latest from TennisOne ft. Randy Master

4/9/2021
TennisOne App Chief Business and Content Development Officer Randy Master joins the to discuss all of the latest happening on the TennisOne App. He recaps their fantastic coverage of the 2021 Miami Open, previews what’s next for the T1 team, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Tourna You know them for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they have a lot...

Duration:00:39:46

College Tennis: Week 11 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

4/8/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to chat about another intense week of College Tennis action. First, they discuss the thought process and ramifications behind the ITA’s decision to utilize both computer and manual team rankings for the immediate future. They then take a deep dive into the past weekend’s Big 12 action, recap an upset-filled SEC weekend, talk about a much needed Arizona-sweep for Stanford, offer the latest edition of the...

Duration:01:39:02

ATP Challenger Tour All-Stars [March 2021]

4/7/2021
Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins the show to discuss the past week of ATP Challenger Tour action. He and Host Alex Gruskin discuss Zdenek Kolar’s run to his maiden Challenger title, break down a fascinating Marbella Final between Gianluca Mager and Jaume Munar, name their Challenger Tour All-Stars for the month of March, and so much more!! Read David's entire article on our website by clicking the link here. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram...

Duration:01:11:11

2021 First Third Review ft. Jeff Sackmann

4/6/2021
Tennis Abstract Founder and host of the Expected Points podcast Jeff Sackmann joins the show to recap the first third of the 2021 WTA/ATP seasons. He and Host Alex Gruskin discuss which players’ Elo-Ratings (Tennis Abstract’s ranking system) most differ from their actual rankings, name their most notable statistical outliers from the first three months of tour play, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR...

Duration:01:15:10

The Deciding Point: Miami Recap + Clay Court Start + Isner

4/5/2021
On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin discusses the biggest storylines from the 2021 Miami Open tournament and more! He recaps the championship runs by Barty and Hurkacz, looks ahead this week on the WTA and ATP tours, and discusses John Isners' exit from the Top 30. This episode is available in video format on our YouTube Channel. You can watch the episode by clicking here. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some...

Duration:00:22:44

ATP Challenger Tour Recap/Weekly Preview ft. David Gertler [Apr 1, 2021]

4/1/2021
Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to recap the past week of ATP Challenger Tour action. They discuss 2020 French Open Boys’ Singles Champion Dominick Stricker’s run to his first ATP Challenger title, the continued success of 21 year-old Belgian Zizou Bergs, the windstorm in Zadar, a tangent on Sara Sorribes Tormo, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode...

Duration:01:14:05

College Tennis: Week 10 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

3/30/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap another fantastic week of men’s college tennis action. They explain how Virginia managed to hand #1 UNC their first loss of the 2021 season, discuss Arizona’s historic victories of USC and UCLA, recap Illinois’s 4-2 win over Michigan, offer the updated Cracked Racquets Top 10 Rankings, and so much more!! Cracked Racquets Top 10 Florida UVA UNC Tennessee Baylor Texas Illinois A&M TCU OSU Don’t...

Duration:01:29:32

The Deciding Point: I'm in Miami Trick

3/29/2021
On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin discusses the biggest storylines happening at the 2021 Miami Open tournament. He makes predictions for the WTA and ATP results, breaks down the recent success from Ana Konjuh, and elaborates on the slow hard courts at the tournament. This episode is available in video format on our YouTube Channel. You can watch the episode by clicking here. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win...

Duration:00:19:51

Emergency Pod: D1 Computer Rankings Are Out!!

3/26/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin for an emergency podcast to discuss the release of the first computer-based ITA rankings of the season. They discuss which teams/conferences were most impacted, offer their takeaways from the individual rankings, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Tourna You know them for their...

Duration:00:34:38

ATP Challenger Tour Recap/Weekly Preview ft. David Gertler [Mar 25, 2021]

3/25/2021
Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to recap the past week of ATP Challenger action and preview the week ahead. They discuss the runs of Bjorn Fratangelo and Jenson Brooksby in Cleveland, contextualize Sebastian Baez’s continued clay court success, recap Miami Open Qualifying, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Tourna You know them for...

Duration:01:16:04

College Tennis: Week 9 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

3/24/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap a relatively calm week of men’s college tennis. They discuss the impact of the ITA’s decision to use computer rankings for the rest of season, then recap UNC’s dramatic come-from-behind victory over South Carolina, offer their thoughts on Stanford’s first big week of play, explain why both Arizona and Arizona State can sneak up on teams this year, name their newest Top 10 rankings, and so much...

Duration:01:31:05

The Deciding Point: Different week, Same Story

3/22/2021
On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin discusses the biggest storylines happening on the professional tours. This episode is available in video format on our YouTube Channel. You can watch the episode by clicking here. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Tourna You know them for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they have a lot of award winning strings?...

Duration:00:24:49

College Tennis: Week 8 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

3/18/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap another outstanding week of men’s college tennis. They discuss Michigan’s first victory over Ohio State since 2001, analyze Texas A&M’s confounding weekend of results, reveal their new Cracked Racquets Top 10 poll, preview the week ahead, and so much more!! Cracked Racquets Top 10 UNC UVA Baylor Florida Tennessee TCU Texas Michigan Ohio State Illinois Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with...

Duration:01:10:08

ATP Challenger Tour Recap/Weekly Preview ft. David Gertler

3/17/2021
Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to both recap last week’s ATP Challenger action and preview the week ahead. They analyze the breakthrough run of Evgenii Tiurnev in St Petersburg, discuss the continued excellence of Kacper Zuk and some of the young Czech players, preview this week’s action in Cleveland, Santiago, and Biella, and much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This...

Duration:01:03:31

The Deciding Point: The Return of Federer & Other Professional News

3/15/2021
On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin discusses the biggest storylines happening on the professional tours. This episode is available in video format on our YouTube Channel. You can watch the episode by clicking here. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter/instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This episode brought to you by: Tourna You know them for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they have a lot of award winning strings?...

Duration:00:21:38

College Tennis: Week 7 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

3/11/2021
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap another action packed week of the 2021 college tennis season. They discuss Wake Forest’s frisky performance in a 4-3 loss against Baylor, Florida separating themselves from the rest of the SEC conference, and the rest of the week’s most notable results. They also preview the Week Ahead, offer the updated Cracked Racquets Top 10 Rankings, and so much more!! Cracked Racquets Top 10 UNC Baylor...

Duration:01:28:27