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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...

Duration:00:46:45

Episode 42: "Any Time You Can Take Out The Kokk"

7/31/2018
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Welcome back to… A Challenger Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Host Alex Gruskin brings on Super Producer Max Fliegner and Cracked Racquets writer Jamie McDonald to help him recap the 2018 Nielsen Men’s Pro Tennis Championships (Winnetka Challenger). The guys break down the performances of Tommy Paul, JC Aragone, Christopher Eubanks, and the other Americans in the event. They discuss the importance of having weapons in the modern ATP game, and also speculate about which players in...

Duration:01:28:27

Episode 41: Placing the Big 4 in Harry Potter Houses

7/27/2018
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We have a special edition of the Great Shot Podcast today! The guys begin by breaking down which house in Harry Potter Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, and Federer would be in. They finish up with choosing which players on tour would best fit roles in the Justice League. You won't want to miss the debate! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:18:51

Episode 40: Wimbledon Wrap Up

7/18/2018
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Welcome back to…. The Final Wimbledon Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! Host Alex Gruskin returns with Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak one last time to discuss the biggest upsets, best performances, and most surprising results from the year’s third grand slam. Their conversation topics include a full recap of the Men’s Final, declaring their “winners” and “losers” from this year’s event, and listing their favorite prospects to watch as the Summer Hard Court portion of the 2018...

Duration:01:05:56

Episode 39: Reviewing Men's Semifinals and Women's Final from Wimbledon

7/15/2018
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Welcome back to…. A Wimbledon Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! Host Alex Gruskin returns with Cracked Racquets writer Jamie McDonald to discuss the biggest upsets, best performances, and most surprising results from the semifinals. Their conversations topics include recaps of Anderson/Isner, Djokovic/Nadal, Kerber/Williams, the men’s doubles final, and a preview of the men’s singles finals. They conclude the episode with a Changeover Chat debating whether all grand slams need to adopt...

Duration:00:51:22

Episode 38: Recapping Wednesday at Wimbledon; Predicting Final 4

7/13/2018
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Welcome back to…. A Wimbledon Quarterfinal Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! GSP is happy to announce the return of host Max Rothman! Joined by Cracked Racquets' own Jamie McDonald, the guys discuss the biggest upsets, best performances, and most surprising results from the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. They also give a brief prediction of how the semifinals will go. As always, the opinions in this podcast are our own, and we are happy to debate them with anyone kind enough to listen to...

Duration:00:50:18

Episode 37: Wimbledon Manic Monday Recap

7/10/2018
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Welcome back to…. A Wimbledon Manic Monday Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! Host Alex Gruskin returns with Cracked Racquets writers Matt Stachowiak and Jamie McDonald to discuss the biggest upsets, best performances, and most surprising results from the third round of Wimbledon. Their conversations topics include comparing and contrasting the success of John Isner, Kevin Anderson, and Milos Raonic, debating the upsides of Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Denis Shapovalov, a plea from Gruskin for...

Duration:01:18:50

Episode 36: Wimbledon Round 3 Recap

7/9/2018
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Welcome back to…. A Third Round Wimbledon Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! Host Alex Gruskin returns with Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak to discuss the biggest upsets, best performances, and most surprising results from the third round of Wimbledon. Their conversations topics include a deep dive into the fifth set collapses of Alex Zverev and Frances Tiafoe, the rise of Mackenzie McDonald, the continued dominance of the top seeds, and a few fun predictions for the rest of the...

Duration:01:18:50

Episode #34: Wimbledon Day 2 Recap

7/3/2018
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Welcome back to…. An Emergency (!!!!) Wimbledon Day Two Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! Host Alex Gruskin returns with Super Producer Max Fliegner and Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak to breakdown the day’s action. The guys discuss the round’s biggest upsets, best performances, and most surprising results. Their topics include Frances Tiafoe’s strong showing, Jack Sock’s continuing slump, the success of the top seeds, and the rest of the day’s most prolific storylines. As...

Duration:00:59:59

Episode 33: Breaking Down Wimbledon Day 1

7/2/2018
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Welcome back to…. An Emergency (!!!!) Wimbledon Day One Recap edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! With so many compelling matches already in the books, host Alex Gruskin and Cracked Racquets writer Matt Stachowiak hop back on the podcast to try and make sense of all of the action. The guys debate the implications of the Borna Coric/Grigor Dimitrov losses, point out their best and worst day one performances, and discuss their other favorite moments from a rousing first day of play. As always,...

Duration:00:43:54

Episode 32: Wimbledon Men's Draw Analysis Pt 2

7/2/2018
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Welcome back to…. A Wimbledon Preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! After spending about a month in hibernation formulating hot tennis takes, host Alex Gruskin welcomes back Cracked Racquets Writer Matt Stachowiak and Super Producer Max Fliegner to preview the 2018 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Draw. The guys offer their predictions for each quarter of the draw, highlighting their favorite projected matches, contenders, darkhorse candidates, and overrated players in each section. The...

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 31: Wimbledon Men's Draw Analysis Pt 1

7/2/2018
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Welcome back to…. A Wimbledon Preview edition of Hey, Great Shot!!!! After spending about a month in hibernation formulating hot tennis takes, host Alex Gruskin welcomes back Cracked Racquets Writer Matt Stachowiak and Super Producer Max Fliegner to preview the 2018 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Draw. The guys offer their predictions for each quarter of the draw, highlighting their favorite projected matches, contenders, darkhorse candidates, and overrated players in each section. The...

Duration:00:36:11

GSP Episode 30: NCAA Men's Semifinal Review and Finals Preview

5/22/2018
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Welcome back tooo…. Hey, Great Shot!!!! The NCAA Men’s Tennis semifinals produced some thrilling results, so host Alex Gruskin and Cracked Racquets’ writer Matt Stachowiak hop back on the podcast to help breakdown all of the action. They discuss the biggest moments from each match, debate the impact of the weather delays, and preview what promises to be a scintillating final between Wake Forest and Ohio State. As always, the opinions in this podcast are our own, and we are happy to debate...

Duration:00:51:40

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...

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