Journalist Claire Suddath takes us behind the scenes of her Racquet magazine feature on the sept- and octogenarian stars of the women's recreational tennis scene, as well as her affinity for old people's stories in this very special episode.
Who knew talking about Toni Nadal's Whatsapp tennis academy would inspire a dark visit with Caitlin's tennis demons? Plus, a new May/December challenge, your Project Voltron responses and some resolutions for the new year.
We waited so long to release our latest episode, we might as well just talk about 2018. Caitlin shares a shocking (panhellenic) revelation, Chris rebrands the Australian Open, and we recap 2017 as only the Main Draw can haplessly do.
We celebrate the warrior woman in the return of our "popular" segment where we salute the greats who never quite reached the top, and bleeding edge news from the juicing front, from Caitlin's Meldonium adventure to tortellini.
Sure, we talk about Wimbledon, but The Main Draw is for people who like to imagine which tennis stars will populate James Bond's universe or make up the next Battle of the Network Stars. You're welcome.
We take on all of the happenings OFF the court, such as: What do you do when the elder statesmen of the game don't behave? Where are each of us on our own personal parabolas? And forget the television, the best commentating is on the radio.
It's the most wonderful time of the year—The French Open—when the clay is red, the socks are dirty and the air is filled with accordion music. We check in with Novak Djokovic superfan Sean Rameswaram to get hyped about Roland Garros.
We dig into the cover story from Racquet's third Issue with writer Sarah Nicole Prickett. What follows is a wide-ranging discussion about sexuality, the depiction of women in media and adult learning! Plus, Chris has a brilliant suggestion for Nole's new coach.
We rake the pro players (and ourselves) over the coals for a look at what constitutes being a good sport, what doesn't, and who's on the right side of history along with actor/producer/director/part-time sock model Wes Needham.
After three years of The Main Draw, the public has taken notice, and they don't like what they're hearing. Chris and Caitlin issue retractions and apologies about hair rankings, pronunciations and Cincinnati. Featuring Valerie David from Tennis Inside Out, and favored spouse of the pod, Caitlin's wife Clare.
In this episode, The Main Draw does what it does best: Fashion critiques and locker-room cattiness. We examine the return of '80s shorts, Maria's reception on the tour and practice our Swiss German ahead of Monte Carlo.