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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

Rain Delays and Wedding Bells

5/16/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. We have a short and sweet episode today. With the play in Rome being suspended due to rain, host Alex Gruskin takes a moment to give an update on all the interviews being released on our other podcast platforms, as well as some personal news from our Cracked Racquets team. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle for a chance to win some...

Duration:00:05:43

When in Rome

5/15/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to talk about results in Rome! They break down the recent action, discuss Serena and Azarenka coming back on tour after having kids, and look forward to some upcoming matches that are bound to be phenomenal! Be sure to listen to the Mini-Break tomorrow for continuing...

Duration:00:31:18

Rome 1st Round, Kyrgios, Serena vs Venus, and Twitter Tuesday

5/14/2019
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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 Max Rothman is joined by the Tennis Channel's Cale Hammond to discuss the first round of Rome. The two get into Kyrgios, the matchup between the Williams sisters, and of course fit in a round of Twitter Tuesday. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This podcast is...

Duration:00:45:09

Madrid, Rome, And Of Course Game of Thrones

5/13/2019
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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, Max Rothman and Alex Gruskin finally get back on the pod for a breakdown of the amazing weekend of tennis in Madrid. They go through the quarters, semis, and finals and discuss the changes it had on the French Open odds. They follow up by discussing the Rome draws and of course have to give their winners and losers of the week. The pod concludes with...

Duration:00:59:01

Cracked Interviews Bonus: Stanford Sophomore Axel Geller

5/10/2019
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On our third and final episode of the day, former #1 ranked ITF junior and current sophomore at Stanford Axel Geller joins host Alex Gruskin to preview the Round-of-16 matchup this weekend. The two discuss how Geller chose Stanford, winning a junior doubles slam, his thoughts on how his #NextGenATP peers are doing on tour, and more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:40:11

Fed's Big Win and More from Madrid

5/10/2019
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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 Max Rothman breaks down the quarterfinals of Madrid, including wins from Federer, Zverev, and Nadal. Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:14:20

Madrid Results and David Ferrer of Alicante

5/9/2019
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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 Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to talk about results in Madrid and the retirement of David Ferrer. They reflect on the Spaniard’s career and look forward to Wednesday’s action. Be sure to listen to the Mini-Break tomorrow for continuing coverage of results in Madrid! And don’t forget to give a 5 star...

Duration:00:28:54

Everything You Need to Know from Madrid

5/8/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to talk about results at in Madrid! They run through Tuesday’s results and discuss which matchups are must-watches for Wednesday. Be sure to stay tuned for continuing Madrid coverage! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle for a chance to...

Duration:00:29:32

Madrid and Twitter Tuesday ft. Jamie McDonald

5/7/2019
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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 all of Monday’s action at the Madrid Open. They breakdown the successes of #NextGenATP Americans Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, and Reilly Opelka, explaining why these three young Americans have had success on clay. They then preview tomorrow’s action, and end with...

Duration:00:49:17

ATP's Estoril/Munich Recap, Madrid Draws, & Winners/Losers

5/6/2019
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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 Max Rothman is joined by the Tennis Channel's Cale Hammond to discuss all the news from this weekends tournaments. The two begin with a recap of the results from Estoril and Munich. They then break down the draws for the upcoming Madrid tournament before wrapping up with their weekly Winners/Losers segment. Don’t forget to give a 5 star...

Duration:00:41:36

NCAA Preview, Munich and Estoril

5/3/2019
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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 Alex Gruskin is joined by CR contributor Matt Stachowiak to discuss the NCAA bracket, predictions for Super Regional weekend, Tiafoe's win over Nishioka, 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 podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:54:42

Munich, Estoril, and Savannah CH with Cale Hammond

5/2/2019
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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 contributor Cale Hammond joins host Alex Gruskin to talk about Wednesday’s ATP action in Munich, Estoril, and Savannah. The guys discuss Christian Garin’s continued success on the clay, windy conditions and their effects in Estoril, and the rise of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. They also preview Thursday’s ATP play, with a particular...

Duration:00:39:30

Estirol & Munich, Blockbuster Matchups, & the Return of Giants on Clay

5/1/2019
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Welcome to the Mini-Break, your daily podcast for the biggest results, storylines, and controversies from the tennis world. On today’s episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to break down results in Estirol and Munich! They talk through Tuesday’s results and discuss which matchups are the most enticing for Wednesday. The pod ends with a discussion about potential Nadal successors and brief ideas about what tournaments such as Madrid and...

Duration:00:31:01

NCAA Men's Draw, Estoril/Munich, and Twitter Tuesday with Matt Stachowiak

4/30/2019
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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 writer Matt Stachowiak joins Host Alex Gruskin to offer their instant analysis of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament draws (2:00). They debate the most intriguing regions, share their opinions on the seeding choices, and name the top 16 seeds they have on upset alert. They also discuss this week’s ATP 250s in Estoril and Munich,...

Duration:01:01:20

Thiem's Dominance, Winners/Losers, & Game of Thrones

4/29/2019
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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, Cale Hammond joins Host Max Rothman for an early morning breakdown of Thiem’s dominance in Barcelona and Tommy Paul’s high level of tennis over the last few weeks. The guys briefly discuss the results from Budapest before moving in to their winners and losers of the week. Of course they couldn’t end the episode without discussing last nights Game of...

Duration:00:43:42

Barcelona & Tallahassee with Matt Stachowiak

4/25/2019
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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 writer Matt Stachowiak joins Host Alex Gruskin to talk about the latest action from Barcelona and Tallahassee. The guys discuss Rafa’s struggle to survive against Leonardo Mayer, the rise of Christian Garin, and run through the rest of the day’s matches. They also debate which American male moves the best on clay, and look at the...

Duration:00:46:29

Barcelona Results, Matches to Watch, and Ball Marks on Clay

4/24/2019
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On today’s episode, host Jamie McDonald is joined by Cracked Racquets contributor Matt Stachowiak to talk about results at the Barcelona Open! They run through Tuesday’s results and discuss which matchups are the most enticing for Wednesday. The pod ends with a discussion around the lack of Hawk-Eye usage on the clay. Rothman and Gruskin touched on this topic a few days ago, but Matt had too many opinions to not talk about it himself! Be sure to listen to the Mini-Break tomorrow for...

Duration:00:30:01

Barcelona, Tallahassee, and Twitter Tuesday

4/23/2019
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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 looks back at an action-packed Monday of tennis. He starts by breaking down all of the action in Barcelona. He discusses Taylor Fritz’s win over fellow #NextGenATP American Reilly Opelka, Mackie McDonald’s first big success on clay, and runs through the rest of the day’s results. He then talks through the day’s notable challenger...

Duration:00:24:23

Monte-Carlo, Sarasota, and College Tennis with Chris Halioris

4/22/2019
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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 starts by recapping the action packed weekends in Monte-Carlo and Sarasota. He breaks down another Novak Djokovic early exit, marvels at the run of Fabio Fognini, and analyzes the importance of Tommy Paul’s run to the Sarasota Challenger Title CollegeTennisRanks founder Chris Halioris then joins Alex to talk about another...

Duration:00:53:35

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