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Mehrban Iranshad from Tennis Files (tennisfiles.com) is committed to helping you improve your tennis game. He will uncover the best strategies, training methods, mental attitudes, and techniques that will enable you to reach your tennis potential. Mehrban will interview the top minds in tennis on The Tennis Files Podcast, including professional and elite tennis players, coaches, trainers, authors, and other tennis experts. Tennis is a demanding and complex sport which requires hard work, con ...
 
Eurosport's Tennis Legends John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander discuss recent changes in tennis, why the NextGen stars aren't breaking through, what makes a great rivalry and the eternal question of Nick Kyrgios... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Rembert Browne, writer and former New York Magazine and Grantland journalist, hosts a 24-hour podcast at the Anchor HQ to raise money for his former youth tennis camp, Coach Wink's NJTL, in Atlanta to attend the US Open. The podcast features conversations with various special guests recorded over 24 hours straight and published in one-hour episodes. Tune in all day and night starting Thursday, August 30th. You can donate to the cause at advantagekids.co/donate
 
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On Episode 210 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach James Ludlow and Mehrban take a deep dive into the toughest shot to master with the greatest rewards: the serve. James is a Certified Tennis Instructor at Online Tennis Instruction (OTI). In 2021, James attended a tennis clinic with the Head Coach and Founder of OTI, Florian Meier. Since then, he ha…
 
Kamau is joined this week by a master tennis tactician, Australian tour coach & Director of "The Brain Game" Craig O'Shannessy. The Aussie explains how he's leveraged analytics and statistical trends to enhance the games of the many players he's worked with, including world #1 Novak Djokovic. Craig goes into great detail discussing how the relation…
 
Our guy Tumaini Carayol joins from Tokyo, where he's covering the Olympics for The Guardian, for a discussion of the happenings in tennis and elsewhere at the Games. What happened to Novak Djokovic, who was cruising toward a Golden Slam before suddenly crashing out with three defeats and a withdrawal in a nightmare 36 hour stretch? And how did Pabl…
 
So that’s it for tennis at the Tokyo Olympics. In one final podcast, Catherine, David and Matt look back on the last day of action with the gold medals going to the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia. How is Barbora Krejcikova managing to juggle singles and doubles so successfully? What made the Russian team at this Olympics such good value? In wha…
 
Just to get it out of the way: we're not the biggest fans of Olympic tennis. Nevertheless, the Games brought up some interesting stories, old and new -- the fairy-tale endings that failed to happen for Novak and Naomi, the "mental health" conversation (or the seeing-athletes-as-human-beings conversation) that is changing sports discourse around the…
 
Chris Bowers is joined by former Olympian, Jill Craybas to discuss events in Tokyo and to also look ahead to the upcoming tournaments in Washington, Toronto and Cincinnati. We also hear from former players Patrick McEnroe, who spent seven years shaping the US Tennis Association and from Brad Gilbert who’s book ‘Winning Ugly’ is now 28 years old, bu…
 
The tennis on Saturday felt more like the Olympics we know and love, with amazing scenes as Belinda Bencic, Elina Svitolina and Pablo Carreno Busta were overcome with emotion after winning medals. Catherine, David and Matt talk through it all. Will this be a springboard for Bencic or could this be the pinnacle of her career? Does Elena Rybakina hav…
 
As the Olympic results surprise on the other side of the globe, we take a moment to check back in more locally on the tennis scene stateside, where the Citi Open in Washington is set to begin this weekend with Rafael Nadal as a surprise headliner. Tournament owner Mark Ein, who was a three-time guest on NCR last year as he discussed the uncertainty…
 
There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic in 2021 after he was stunned by Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals in Tokyo. What on earth happened to him when he was leading by a set and a break? And what could this defeat mean for his pursuit of the calendar Grand Slam in New York? Elsewhere, Catherine, David and Matt discuss Karen Khachanov bei…
 
Is it just us or has the tennis event at these Olympics been a bit of a disappointment so far? We try to figure out why we’re feeling like that before discussing the main stories since Monday, including Naomi Osaka’s defeat, the change to scheduling which came too late for Paula Badosa, Novak Djokovic’s imperious performance against Kei Nishikori, …
 
He is one of the most decorates doubles players in tennis history and one of the icons of the sport! Canadian Daniel Nestor joins Match Point Canada this week to reflect on his career, memories from his six Olympics, and how he still stays busy in the sport of tennis. We also recap Canada's performances in Tokyo, and give a peak ahead to the Nation…
 
This week's guest on the Tennis.com Podcast is former Top 5 WTA player, Zina Garrison. Among her many accomplishments, Zina is a former Wimbledon finalist, gold and bronze medalist, and role model for many. Listen to this week's episode to hear Zina recount experiences such as beating Pam Shriver at the Olympics, her advice to Richard Williams to h…
 
On Episode 209 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the 5 keys to mastering an explosive forehand. On the show, you’ll learn how to execute a proper unit turn, how to uncoil your body efficiently, the most common forehand power killers, how the contact point varies for different grips, drills to develop powerful acceleration, and much more! I …
 
With the whole world watching, Naomi Osaka re-emerged into the spotlight, lit the cauldron, and opened the Tokyo Olympic Games in a powerful and significant moment for tennis. Catherine, David and Matt talk all about that, as well as her excellent performances so far, the way in which the conditions are impacting matches, Ash Barty's defeat to Sara…
 
With the Olympics in Tokyo officially underway, we turn our attention to the tennis event and discuss who’s in the running for Gold, Silver and Bronze. We also hear from a man with two Gold Medals, Chile’s Nicolas Massu and from young player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who takes his place in the Spanish team, but we start by getting the perspectiv…
 
The Olympics are on the horizon at last in the Land of the Rising Sun, and so Ben is joined by Alex Gruskin of Cracked Racquets to break down the women's and men's singles draws for the fast-approaching Tokyo tennis turn-up. On the women's side, is Ash Barty ready to be seen as a dominant clear favorite in women's tennis yet? Or could other surging…
 
The Tokyo Olympics - at long last - are almost here! Catherine, David and Matt talk through the draws before answering more listener questions. Should Richard Williams and Oracene Price be inducted into the Hall of Fame? When did we fall in love with tennis? How does watching tennis for a job differ to watching as a fan? Which significant results f…
 
On Episode 208 of The Tennis Files Podcast, pro tennis coach Claudio Pistolesi reveals his top insights from over four decades of playing and coaching on the ATP/WTA Tour that will help you reach your fullest tennis potential. Claudio is the Director of the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) Bolles in Jacksonville, Florida. He was ranked as high…
 
This week's guest is a true tennis innovator, as Cameron Lickle joins to explain how he's working to change the player-coach game. Listen as he chats with host Kamau Murray about how he became a tennis instructor, the ugly side of the business relationships between players & coaches, and what he's doing to change those relations to make it more wor…
 
We’re back! Catherine, David and Matt run through what’s happened since Wimbledon - including the G.E.M.S Life wedding, some fantastic Hall of Fame inductions, Timea Bacsinszky's retirement, more drop outs from the Olympics, and yet another title for Barbora Krejcikova - before moving on to answering listener questions, guest edited by Kickstarter …
 
We check in with veteran Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who talks to Match Point Canada about his 2021 season, and is coming off a finals run in doubles in Newport. The National Bank Open is awaiting the final stages approval to get our great Canadian tennis events in Toronto and Montreal. We also have a key catch up with Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey…
 
On Episode 207 of The Tennis Files Podcast, high performance coaches Mark Jeffery and Ramon Osa will reveal how to play your best tennis when it matters most. Mark Jeffery is the founder of Big Point Player Training. He is a 12 years British HM Forces veteran, former Army champion, and mentors players and coaches on how to perform their best under …
 
Back stateside, Ben reconnects with Courtney to discuss the Wimbledon finals, which saw Ash Barty win her 2nd and Novak Djokovic win his 20th. On Barty, what does her win say about the current conversation around mental health? And on Djokovic, is he destined to win a Calendar Golden Slam? Also bits on Pliskova, Berrettini, and our thoughts on the …
 
The first Wimbledon since 2019 ends with Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic leaving London victorious, both clear #1s at very different stages of their careers. Pliskova should be mighty proud of her tournament, and Berrettini reaches a new height in a very promising career. So how long will Djokovic dominate? What will the next generation have to say ab…
 
Two world number ones prevailed at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Novak Djokovic delivered a record-tying 20th major title and sixth crown from Wimbledon, defeating Matteo Berrettini in the final. Australia's Ash Barty won her second grand slam in singles, topping Karolina Pliskova. Freelance reporter for Universal Tennis Nina Pantic joins us to…
 
The moment has arrived - Novak Djokovic has tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on twenty Grand Slam titles. He did it by winning his sixth Wimbledon crown, coming back from a set down to defeat Matteo Berrettini. On the podcast, Catherine, David and Matt are together one last time at Wimbledon to discuss how he managed it, his comments about his O…
 
Chris Bowers is joined by New York Times tennis correspondent, Christopher Clarey to look back over the past two weeks at Wimbledon. They talk Novak Djokovic’s charge to glory as well as looking at what's next for Roger Federer and Andy Murray and talk about some of the younger players who’ve made their mark. We also hear from leading Serbian journ…
 
After Ash Barty achieved her childhood dream of winning Wimbledon, following in the footsteps on her mentor Evonne Goolagong, Catherine, David and Matt convened to discuss the significance of such a special moment. What did she do to beat Karolina Pliskova? How did Pliskova recover from her terrible start? What did Pliskova prove to everyone this f…
 
On the eve of the finals, Ben and Tumaini Carayol catch up on the second week that was at Wimbledon, which has set up two pretty strong finals: Djokovic-Berrettini and Barty-Pliskova. Plenty else happened along the way to those showdowns, of course, so we discuss men's happenings including Federer's dramatic fade against Hurkacz, Felix Auger-Aliass…
 
Friday at Wimbledon saw Matteo Berrettini beat Hubert Hurkacz to reach his first Grand Slam final and Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov to reach his 30th. Why did Hurkacz freeze? How has Berrettini coped with the pressure on him so well? What is it about his game that's so effective on grass? In what way does it feel like Shapovalov made a step …
 
This week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast features tennis pioneer and former pro MaliVai Washington. Listen as host Kamau Murray discusses Washington's improbable run to the 1996 Wimbledon Final, his journey from humble beginnings to the top of the game, his life on tour, and how he dedicated his post-playing life to growing the sport. Learn mo…
 
After a couple of excellent women's semi-finals, Catherine, David and Matt are joined by Pam Shriver to talk all about them. How did Ash Barty put on a tactical masterclass to stop Angelique Kerber? In what way does Barty seem more comfortable than ever in her own skin? Where has this run from Karolina Pliskova come from? How has her movement on gr…
 
Catherine, David and Matt's mood, after watching England reach the Euros final, did not match the mood at Wimbledon, as Roger Federer lost in straight sets to Hubert Hurkacz. What happened? How did Federer explain the result in his press conference? And will we see him again at Wimbledon? Elsewhere, there's chat about Matteo Berrettini living up to…
 
On Episode 206 of The Tennis Files Podcast, 17-time Grand Slam Champion Gigi Fernandez will show you how to set and achieve your tennis goals. If you have a strong desire to accomplish big goals in tennis and want to maximize your potential, don’t miss this episode! Former world #1 Gigi Fernandez is widely considered to be one of the best doubles p…
 
Women's quarter-final day never quite caught fire, but there were some stellar performances from Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber and Ash Barty, and it's set up two tantalising semi-finals on Thursday. Catherine, David and Matt discuss all of that, Hubert Hurkacz's upset of Daniil Medvedev, and the reaction to Emma Raducanu's st…
 
The last ever Manic Monday was a day of breakthroughs, with 11 players reaching their first quarter-final at Wimbledon, among them Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Denis Shapovalov, and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Catherine, David and Matt chat about all of those significant wins, but not before discussing the sad end to Emma R…
 
Ben and Courtney convene for the last of what has been a tradition: a Middle Sunday episode from Wimbledon. What do we make of this tradition being phased out? And how about this first week at Wimbledon, which seemed to have found its footing as a great tournament after some early slips? We discuss our favorite moments so far, and how both the men …
 
We are through one week of action at the All England Club! Tennis correspondent for PA, Eleanor Crooks joins us to break down the first week of action at the Wimbledon Championships. Two Canadians still stand in the draw in Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime. We check in with shoe expert Zach Thomas as he explains all the slips and slides w…
 
Rennae is on the precipice of being loosed from the player’s bubble (and headed to the pub) but before we let her out, she and Caitlin have a middle-Sunday check in after a scintillating week featuring wins, losses and injuries both real and imagined at the All England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week Chris Bowers is joined by former player Jill Craybas who’s working for the the Wimbledon Radio Channel, to look back over the first week of the Championships and ahead to week 2. Along the way we also hear from Swiss tennis journalist Rene Stauffer, author of 'Roger Federer the Biography’, Indian doubles player, Rohan Bopanna, the Canadia…
 
Recorded after spending the evening with Billie Jean King(!) and Ilana Kloss(!) while watching England progress to the semi-finals of the Euros(!), Catherine, David and Matt take in another sensational day at Wimbledon, headlined by Emma Raducanu's dazzling display to reach the Last 16. What makes her special? Just how surprising is this run? And c…
 
After five days together at Wimbledon Ben and Tumaini Carayol chat about what it's been like to be back at a Grand Slam in person for the first time in well over a year, what's the same, and what's different about being at the All England Club once more. We also discuss Andy Murray's fatalistic finish to his press conference, and what we can see am…
 
Making your debut on Centre Court at Wimbledon can be an intimidating experience, but Ons Jabeur, Sebastian Korda and Denis Shapovalov all relished it in different ways on Friday to reach the second week. How did Jabeur compose herself after vomiting underneath the Royal Box? Where does Korda get his calm temperament from? Can Shapovalov back up hi…
 
Why was Angelique Kerber vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo the match of the tournament? How did Richard Gasquet play Roger Federer into form? Matteo Berrettini and Felix Auger-Aliassime come through tests Emma Raducanu arrives with stunning win Dial-a-Dan - let’s talk about Nick Kyrgios The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and…
 
Wimbledon is back up and running, but many of the top players have been falling down. Serena Williams was the biggest casualty of the slick Centre Court, aggravating an injury that forced her out of her third round match. To get the low-down on the ground, Ben is joined for a quick chat by NCR's Charm City correspondent Pam Shriver for her take on …
 
Andy Murray is still playing tennis for moments like his five-set victory over Oscar Otte on Centre Court. How did he manage it? How did he make us feel? And what chance will he have against Denis Shapovalov in the next round? Those were the questions for Catherine, David and Matt at the end of a thrilling night. There's also chat about what Aryna …
 
On Episode 205 of The Tennis Files Podcast, world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs will reveal how to develop biomechanically efficient technique on your serve and backhand. Mark is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background in training and researching elite at…
 
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