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Presented by tennis commentator David Law and featuring Catherine Whitaker, in each episode the The Tennis Podcast features an in-depth interview with a big-name player, a top journalist or influential administrator, and plenty of chat about the sport.

Presented by tennis commentator David Law and featuring Catherine Whitaker, in each episode the The Tennis Podcast features an in-depth interview with a big-name player, a top journalist or influential administrator, and plenty of chat about the sport.
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Presented by tennis commentator David Law and featuring Catherine Whitaker, in each episode the The Tennis Podcast features an in-depth interview with a big-name player, a top journalist or influential administrator, and plenty of chat about the sport.




The Tennis Podcast 2018

We want to continue to produce the Tennis Podcast in 2018, and to make it better than ever. But to do that, we need your help! Please take just 5 minutes to hear why we are asking, and how you can help us.

Duration: 00:05:09

Davis Cup Final Day Three - France Finally Taste Davis Cup Glory Again

As France lift the tenth Davis Cup title in their illustrious history, and the first following a 16 year drought, Catherine reports in for a final time from Lille to recount one of the most electric moments in French tennis history. Pouille was the hero of the hour, clinching the fifth and decisive rubber, so what could this experience propel him to achieve in his individual career? And what of David Goffin, a hero in his own right for Belgium, but leaving Lille bitterly empty-handed. Hear...

Duration: 00:37:11

Davis Cup Final Day 2 - Gasquet/Herbert win doubles thriller to give France the edge

In the aftermath of France's scintillating four set doubles victory over Belgium, Catherine reports in from Lille to tell David about what French Captain Yannick Noah has said is the greatest atmosphere he's ever experienced. With France now leading 2-1, they can clinch their first Davis Cup title in 16 years if Tsonga seals victory over Goffin on Sunday. But what Goffin forces a fifth and decisive rubber....?

Duration: 00:31:37

Davis Cup Final Day One; Goffin & Tsonga Emphatic Winners - Doubles set to be crucial

Emphatic victories for the Belgian Number One David Goffin & French Number One Jo Wilfried Tsonga have left the Davis Cup Final poised at 1-1 going into day two, which leaves David & Catherine to speculate about who will take to the court in the crucial doubles rubber. We get insights from Team Captains Johan Van Herck and Yannick Noah, and we hear the visceral reaction of the 27,000 fans inside the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille.

Duration: 00:32:30

Davis Cup Final Preview; Favourites France take on Underdogs Belgium in Lille. And Catherine is there to bring us all the news from a very, very interesting draw.

On the eve of the Davis Cup Final between France and Belgium, Catherine reports in from the 29000 seater Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille to bring us all the news from the draw, as well as an exclusive insight from French Team Captain Yannick Noah as to why he made some quite controversial 11th hour changes to his team selection.

Duration: 00:34:07

'Daredevil' Dimitrov's London Triumph; Plus Nadal's Anguish, Federer's Grumpiness & Murray and Lendl's Break-Up Take Two

In the wake of the final match of the 2017 ATP Tour season at London's O2 Arena, Catherine, David & The Telegraph's Simon Briggs analyse a breakthrough moment in the career of Grigor Dimitrov, the newly crowned ATP Finals Champion.

Duration: 00:50:13

Andy Murray Live, The Next Gen Experiment, & the O2 Draw; How fit is Andy Murray, how do we feel about headset coaching, and who's going to win the ATP Finals at O2. All discussed and more.

David hot-foots it back from Glasgow to give Catherine his 'enthused' verdict on Andy Murray Live, plus there's a point by point review of every experimental rule change trialled at the NextGen Finals in Milan, and some inevitably dreadful predictions about how things will play out at the ATP Finals following the mid-week draw at the O2 Arena.

Duration: 00:46:59

The 'Disappointing & Disgusting' Next Gen Finals Draw: The Tennis Podcast Take. Plus Jack Sock's London Surge & An Emotional Introduction to Filip Krajinovic

With the ripples of shock and horror still reverberating around the tennis world following the 'misogynistic' and 'inappropriate' draw ceremony to launch the Next Gen Finals in Milan, David & Catherine give their take on the events and the various parties' responses. Plus there is heated debate over Top Ten debutant and London quaifier Jack Sock as well as an assessment of each and every one of the many rule changes being trialled in Milan.

Duration: 00:46:40

Wozniacki's Winning Week in Singapore and Venus Williams' Bittersweet Brilliance; Plus the race to London keeps getting hotter AND David speaks to Martina Hingis

With David standing amid the confetti which moments before was falling on freshly WTA Finals Champion Caroline Wozniacki, and Catherine in a very gloomy post Autumn Equniox London, the Tennis Podcast team unite to discuss all things Singapore, including the biggest ever title of Wozniacki's career, and the stinging pain of defeat for Venus Williams once again. Plus there are two places up for grabs at the ATP finals in London, but six contenders. Who will miss out? And David speaks to the...

Duration: 00:49:08

Singapore Special - Live From The WTA Finals; Del Potro Wins Big; Magic's Revenge

With David Law’s ferocious 24 hour bug, day jobs and a seven-hour time difference getting in the way, the Tennis Podcast’s Singapore WTA Finals show is a bit delayed, but worth the wait. Just not in quite the way you might imagine. There’s the usual review of last week’s action, including great wins for Juan Martin del Potro, Julia Goerges, Jo Wilfried Tsonga and others, an update and insight from Singapore where David is on-site at the WTA Finals, and then something unexpected...

Duration: 00:35:44

Sharapova & Federer are Champions in China; Nadal Number One but Still in Federer's Shadow?

The Putney Exchange is the setting, David and Catherine are the presenters and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the topics of discussion... where have we heard that before? Plus the duo discuss Maria Sharapova's return to title-winning ways in Tianjin, and the respective races to London and Singapore.

Duration: 00:52:54

Halep the Latest New No 1 & Garcia the Conqueror; Plus Kyrgios/Nadal Live & the Dan Evans Judgment Discussed.

Back on pigeon-watch at Waterloo station, Catherine & David arrive fresh from commentary duties to discuss the brand new WTA Number One Simona Halep and the awesome woman that beat her to lift the Beijing title, Caroline Garcia. They also give live updates on a match that has already happened (Nadal vs Kyrgios), discuss the ITF judgment handed down to Dan Evans and look ahead to the return of Roger Federer in Shanghai.

Duration: 00:43:24

The Asian Swing Continues & The Big Movie Review - Wuhan, TashKent, Shenzen & Chengdu Reviewed as is 'The Best Tennis Movie Ever' Borg vs McEnroe

Catherine & David reunite at Waterloo station to review the second week of the year's Asian swing, with breakout results for Ash Barty, Caroline Garcia and 33 year-old Vera Zvonareva. Also discussed; a first title in three years for David Goffin, more injury heartbreak for Marcos Baghdatis and a worrying trend of losses for Singapore-chasing Jo Konta. PLUS a first ever film review section as both Catherine & David give their verdicts on new release 'Borg vs McEnroe'.

Duration: 00:48:29

Laver Cup Verdict - New Ryder Cup Or Just Another Exhibition? Race To Singapore, Davis Cup update; Catherine's new forehand

A couple of weeks off after the US Open, and the Tennis Podcast team are back with a bang to assess the Laver Cup, which took place over the weekend. What did everyone think of it? Is it tennis’ answer to the Ryder Cup, or can it only ever be an exhibition event? We hear from the Telegraph’s Simon Briggs, who was in Prague to watch it in person, and Catherine Whitaker and David Law are back together to give their impressions. Was the event scripted to provide a Federer vs. Kyrgios...

Duration: 01:04:48

US Open Day 14 - Nadal Clinches 16th Grand Slam title; How Many Will He Get? Hingis Makes It 25 Not Out

Rafael Nadal ensured the old guard collected the entire Grand Slam title haul in 2017 by winning the US Open, and afterwards the Tennis Podcast team wondered how many more he might pocket. Where was the final against Kevin Anderson won and lost? Compared to the Nadal of the past, how well is he playing right now? And can tennis expect a golden period with the return of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in January? Finally, how good is Martina Hingis at doubles? The Tennis Podcast is...

Duration: 00:20:26

US Open Day 13 - Sloane Stephens - Grand Slam Champion; Jamie Murray/Martina Hingis Triumph; Nadal vs. Anderson Preview

Sloane Stephens completed one of the most remarkable injury comebacks in recent memory to win her first Grand Slam title, and the Tennis Podcast convened to talk about it. Stephens beat compatriot Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in a contest as one-sided as it sounds. So why was the scoreline so lopsided? Was Stephens that good, Keys that bad, or a combination of the two? How did Stephens recover from surgery and a ranking of nearly 1,000 to win the US Open inside a year? And will she go on to win...

Duration: 00:19:39

US Open Day 12 - Nadal, Anderson Fire Back To Meet In Final; Stephens vs. Keys - A women’s singles final preview

Rafael Nadal will contest his 23rd Grand Slam final and Kevin Anderson his first when they clash in the climax to the US Open on Sunday, and The Tennis Podcast team convened after their semifinals to look ahead. Presenter David Law was joined by Telegraph tennis correspondent Simon Briggs and former Top 50 player Jeff Tarango to talk about the point at which Nadal gained the upper hand against Juan Martin del Potro. Was Nadal's comeback all about him, or was Del Potro's fatigue a...

Duration: 00:22:13

US Open Day 11 - Stephens Stuns Venus Williams; Faces Keys In final; Special Guest Mats Wilander previews Men’s semifinals

Tennis will have a new Grand Slam champion after two of the most exciting, talented young players in the sport reached the US Open women’s final. Sloane Stephens overcame Venus Williams in a deciding set - one of the best sets of the year, and then Madison Keys hammered Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2. So what did The Tennis Podcast team make of it all? Former Top 50 player Jill Craybas joins presenter David Law to assess where the matches were won and lost. Has the 11-month injury and surgery...

Duration: 00:26:32

US Open Day 10 - Del Potro Dashes New York's Federer vs. Nadal Dream; An American Will Win The Women's Title - Guaranteed

Juan Martin del Potro partied like it was 2009 to beat Roger Federer in the US Open semifinals and deny New York the Nadal vs. Federer clash it craved. Afterwards, Telegraph Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs joined Tennis Podcast presenter David Law to talk about where it all went right for the Argentine and wrong for the five-time champion. Federer squandered four set points in the third set tie-break with the match tied at one set all. Did he choke? Given Del Potro had nearly...

Duration: 00:31:38

US Open Day 9 - Special Guest - Mary Carillo previews Federer vs. Delpo and more; Venus Wins Kvitova Classic; Meets Sloane Stephens In Semis

As the US Open nears a first ever New York clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the Tennis Podcast team are joined by award-winning American commentator Mary Carillo to talk about the tournament so far, and preview what is to come. As a New Yorker, who has worked for decades for CBS, NBC and now The Tennis Channel, covering countless Grand Slam tennis tournaments and 13 Summer and Winter Olympic games, Carillo gives her verdict on why her city loves comeback king Juan Martin del...

Duration: 00:27:46

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