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Welcome to The Mini-Break, a new Daily Podcast brought to you by Cracked Racquets. We'll provide daily updates on all the tennis news and results from across the world each day.

Welcome to The Mini-Break, a new Daily Podcast brought to you by Cracked Racquets. We'll provide daily updates on all the tennis news and results from across the world each day.
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Welcome to The Mini-Break, a new Daily Podcast brought to you by Cracked Racquets. We'll provide daily updates on all the tennis news and results from across the world each day.

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English


Episodes

Monte-Carlo and Sarasota with Cale Hammond and Mike Cation

4/19/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, Tennis Channel contributor Cale Hammond and USTA play-by-play announcer Mike Cation join host Alex Gruskin to recap all of the action from Monte-Carlo and Sarasota. Hammond and Gruskin discuss another disappointing loss for Alex Zverev, Daniil Medvedev’s continued success against Stefanos Tsitsipas, and why no one should pick against Rafael Nadal...

Duration:01:07:08

Upsets, Monte Carlo Third Rd (with Betting Lines), and the Hawk-eye Debate

4/18/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On this episode, Alex Gruskin joins host Max Rothman to break down the Herbert upset over Nishikori, the Zverev smackdown of FAA, and the Fritz upset over Schwartzman. They then preview the third round matches and discuss the Bovada betting lines for each match. The episode ends with a discussion on whether hawk-eye should be used on clay. Don’t forget to give a 5...

Duration:00:41:20

Top ATP Events to Attend, Monte-Carlo Results, and the Fake Paris Masters Curse

4/17/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to talk about the recent Monte-Carlo Masters results! While doing so, they also discuss what an incredible event it is, which spurs a conversation around the best tournaments for tennis enthusiasts to attend. Given the inconsistent results of Khachanov in 2019, the pair...

Duration:00:28:22

Monte Carlo, RG Wild Card Challenge, & Twitter Tuesday

4/16/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, Cracked Racquets contributor Jamie McDonald joins Host Alex Gruskin to discuss Monday’s Monte-Carlo action and preview the 2019 USTA Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. The guys breakdown the stats from Coric/Hurkacz, Fognini/Rublev, Struff/Shapovalov, and Schwartzman/Edmund, and run through the rest of the day’s results. They then highlight the...

Duration:00:55:45

Tiger Woods, Houston/Marrakech Titles, & Monte Carlo Preview

4/15/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. Congratulations to @Niconicois88 for winning the CR giveaway challenge! We will be reaching out to you shortly to send you your prize. HOWEVER, the competition is still going! We will be extending this for the rest of April so each week we will choose a new winner. Write a 5 star review for your chance to win! On the rest of this episode solo host Max Rothman starts...

Duration:00:16:25

Houston & Marrakech Updates, Americans on Clay, and Coaching Splits

4/12/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On this Friday morning, host Max Rothman is joined by Alex Gruskin to discuss the two ATP 250's happening this week, Houston & Marrakech. They discuss some of the many upsets that have happened this week in both those tournaments. The two then get into a discussion about what young American players need to begin doing so that they can find more success during the clay...

Duration:00:51:20

Twitter Thursday? Why not?!

4/11/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On this episode of the Mini-Break, Cracked Racquets’ Matt “the crack” Stachowiak joins host Max Rothman to break down the days results from Houston and Marrakech. Twitter Tuesday makes a resurgence on this episode as there were too many good tweets this week to discuss. They conclude the episode with some Throwback Thursday moments and some reminiscing of their junior...

Duration:00:16:10

Results from Houston, Americans on Clay, and Juicy Matchups

4/10/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today's episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to break down the ATP 250 action in Houston. They discuss the unfortunate results for American men and talk about the rough start to the clay court season. The podcast ends with their discussion of exciting matches coming up both in Houston and Morocco. This podcast is...

Duration:00:33:12

Twitter Tuesday with Ben Rothenberg of the NYT

4/9/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today's episode, host Alex Gruskin begin by going over some of the early results from Houston. Later, he is joined by Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times for a "Twitter Tuesday" segment. The two discuss Sloane Stephens' recent press conference, zebra-print tennis racquets, and college tennis making an appearance on ESPN's Sportcenter Top 10. Make sure to leave us...

Duration:00:30:56

Clay Court Season Begins & Winners/Losers

4/8/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. The Michigan men, Max Rothman and Alex Gruskin, start today’s episode with a recap of the weekend in Charleston and a tangent about having mics on during mid-match coaching sessions. They then look forward to the clay court season and discuss the draws for the two mens ATP 250’s, Houston and Marrakech. As it is Monday, this episode wouldn’t be complete without the...

Duration:00:50:30

Volvo Car Open, Monterrey Challenger with Cale Hammond

4/5/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, Tennis Channel and Cracked Racquets contributor Cale Hammond joins host Alex Gruskin to talk about the 2019 Volvo Car Open in Charleston, SC. The guys breakdown the results from the 2nd and 3rd rounds of play, highlighting the spectacular runs of Americans Jessica Pegula and Taylor Townsend. They also discuss the continued success of Belinda Bencic,...

Duration:00:52:11

College Tennis Results w/Chris Halioris

4/4/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, College Tennis Ranks founder Chris Halioris joins Host Alex Gruskin to talk about the latest round of college tennis results. The guys breakdown the opening weekend of Big 12 play, discuss USC/UCLA’s sweeps of Cal and Stanford, and explain how Florida has positioned itself perfectly for postseason play. They also look ahead to this upcoming weekend,...

Duration:00:49:39

NextGen Success, Seven-Footers, and Ideal Doubles Pairings

4/3/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to talk about the state of American tennis and where it’s headed. They break down the top ten American men and talk about who’s poised to have a great 2019. Given the success of the Bryan brothers and Jack Sock in doubles, they also talk American dubs and discuss which...

Duration:00:33:08

2019 Volvo Car Open & Twitter Tuesday with Cale Hammond

4/2/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, Tennis Channel and Cracked Racquets contributor Cale Hammond joins host Alex Gruskin to discuss the 2019 Volvo Car Open in Charleston, SC. Cale shares his experiences from the tournament’s players’ party, and the guys recap all of the action from Day One’s play They end the show with a Twitter Tuesday segment discussing FAA’s piano skills,...

Duration:00:46:30

A Big Announcement, Miami Open Final Weekend, and Vegas

4/1/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. This episodes starts with a big announcement from host Alex Gruskin on the current status of GSP co-founder and MB host Max Rothman… The rest of the episode dives in to the SF/Finals results from the Miami Open and the dominance of Roger Federer. As well, a preview of the upcoming MB episodes and next GSP is discussed. Of course there also had to be some tidbits from...

Duration:00:30:15

Miami Open Results, Continued Success of Young Canadians, and the Lost Generation

3/29/2019
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Episode Notes Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On this episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak. The guys talk through the latest Miami Open QF/SF results in both the Men’s and Women’s draws. They also discuss the success of Shapovalov and Auger Aliassime while comparing the NextGen players to those of the lost generation. Be sure to stay tuned for all...

Duration:00:39:21

Easter Bowl Director Lornie Kuhle

3/28/2019
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Welcome to the mini-break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today's episode, host Alex Gruskin is joined by Easter Bowl tournament director Lornie Kuhle. Kuhle talks about his time as tournament director, explains his relationship with Bobby Riggs and its influence on his life in the game, and shares his thoughts on the state of the sport. The two also discuss why the Easter Bowl is such a great event to watch, Kuhle's...

Duration:00:28:46

#NextGen in Miami Open & Easter Bowl Updates With Steve Pratt

3/27/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On this episode, Adidas Easter Bowl media director Steve Pratt joins Host Alex Gruskin to chat about another fantastic day in Indian Wells (1:40). Steve breaks down the day’s biggest results, and previews what fans can look forward to throughout the rest of the week. Afterwards, Great Shot Podcast Host Max Rothman joins Gruskin to breakdown the rainy, but thrilling...

Duration:00:45:00

Easter Bowl w/Steve Pratt, Miami Open, & Twitter Tuesday

3/26/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On this episode, Adidas Easter Bowl media director Steve Pratt joins Host Alex Gruskin to talk about the start of the 2019 Easter Bowl (2:15). The guys discuss the historical significance of the event, and talk about how the decision was made to incorporate live streaming for the event. Mini-Break host Jamie McDonald then joins Gruskin to breakdown the day’s Miami...

Duration:00:58:18

Introducing "What the Deuce" Podcast

3/25/2019
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"What the Deuce" is a weekly tennis podcast covering the lighter sides of the sport. Whether it's tennis rumors, funny anecdotes, uncomfortable would-you-rathers, tweets by Brad Gilbert, or any other topic under the sun, WTD is the place to kick back and listen to all the latest from the tennis world! Listeners can actually participate in the podcast by leaving their own stories/topics/thoughts on a google voicemail that may be used on future episodes. The phone line is open day and night:...

Duration:00:03:22