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Welcome back to part two of a special edition of the ATP Podcast focussing on the Greatest of All Time, the GOAT. Presenter Seb Lauzier is back with former WTA Player Jill Craybas and tennis journalist and author of biographies on both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, Chris Bowers and having discussed the numbers and how they stack up, in this con…
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First came the Australian giants Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson, Margaret Court and Rod Laver, then the electricity of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, the athleticism and power of Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf and their countless rivals before the entrance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams who together took ti…
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Welcome to the second of a series of ATP Podcast specials. This week presenter Chris Bowers looks at the development of tennis away from the court, from its global appeal, to the various innovations and its ambition to reach new audiences on new platforms. To help us along this journey we’re joined by tennis glitterati including Cedric Pioline, Nic…
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The first of a series of ATP Podcast specials focusing on various aspects of the game and to kick things off we look at how tennis was played and viewed 20-30 years ago, how it is currently and how we think it might shape up in the future and to do that presenter Chris Bowers is joined by some of the greatest minds on the circuit including Roger Fe…
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Having moved from his native New Zealand and spent the past 30 years in Britain, Chris Bowers sits down with leading sports physiotherapist Marc Bender to discuss his work across multiple sports and in-particular tennis, where he's worked with the likes of Tim Henman, Andy Murray and Seb Korda.
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HAMAD MEDJEDOVIC ON HIS TEMPERAMENT - ‘I’m trying to keep relaxed, but I’m very emotional on the court and I want to win every match I’m playing and sometimes you get nervous, but I’m fighting with myself, with my emotions on the court and I’m trying to be as positive as I can be, so this is my main goal’. ARTHUR FILS ON LEWIS HAMILTON - ‘He’s an u…
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TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR ADAM HOGG ON THE NEXTGEN ATP FINALS IN JEDDAH - ’The event has build a head of steam over the past five, six years and we’re really excited now to take the sport to a new marketplace in Saudi and to be the first professional tennis event in the Kingdom. It’s a huge opportunity’. DOUBLES STAR EDOUARD ROGER-VASSELIN ON THE FRENCH …
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON WINNING A RECORD SEVENTH NITTO ATP FINALS CROWN - ‘Very special, one of the best season’s I’ve had in my life no doubt and to crown it by beating the hometown hero in Jannik who has played amazing tennis this week is phenomenal’. NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON FINISHING YEAR-END NO 1 - ’It’s amazing because starting the year I knew schedule-wi…
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON BEING WORLD NUMBER ONE - ‘If you’re aiming to be top five, top ten, top fifteen in the world and want to reach a certain level of consistency and that’s your goal, that’s fine but it’s completely different story if that’s your goal and that’s all that interests you and I was never interested in being anything other than number one…
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON TAKING TIME AWAY FROM THE TOUR - ‘I’ve played professional tennis over twenty years now and I’m so grateful that tennis has allowed me to build an incredible platform and I try to make the most of the weeks that I’m not playing, spend time with family and rest my body, and I’ve definitely rested my body!' STEFANOS TSITSIPAS ON QUA…
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FERNANDO VICENTE ON ANDREY RUBLEV’S BELIEF - ‘I think he really believes, but the problem in all of these quarter-finals, in seven of them we didn’t really have a chance because we faced better players and he was young, but in one of them against Marin Cilic, he didn’t really act good in the fifth, but he’s ready to cross the line’. IVAN LJUBICIC O…
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TOMMY PAUL ON THE CAMARADERIE BETWEEN AMERICAN PLAYERS - ‘For me it’s all fun and I think for almost all of us. I mean I think if I was on tour without any Americans, I don’t know how long I’d play the sport, as I have so much more fun by just having them here’. ALEX DE MINAUR ON HIS STRONG 2023 - ‘I’m definitely not taking it all for granted. It’s…
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HUBERT HURKACZ ON VOLLEYING - ‘Definitely it’s important for my game you know because I can serve pretty big and that definitely helps to set up another shot as I can follow to the net, so as long as I can be aggressive from the base line, I can come to the net’. GRIGOR DIMITROV COACH JAMIE DELGADO ON HIS PLAYER - ‘He’s got all the shots and he’s b…
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TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR MICHAEL LUEVANO ON THE RETURN OF THE SHANGHAI MASTERS - 'Tennis is huge in China, it is the last untapped market. They’ve embraced a new generation of players and now they are more educated, they’re younger, we have the youngest audience demographic on the entire ATP Tour in terms of fans, so we’re going to be the best Masters 1…
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YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA ON THE BENEFITS OF A HIGHER RANKING - ‘Before I was seeded at Grand Slams I was looking at the draw ceremony and thinking that I didn’t want to play Djokovic or Medvedev and those top players, but now that I’m seeded I don’t have to think about that and then I can focus on my tennis for the first few rounds’. YIBING WU ON MAKING …
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This week’s show focusses on the Laver Cup. Chris Bowers is joined by tennis commentator and former WTA player Sam Smith to look back over the event and discuss its place in the tennis calendar. They also introduce a number or interviews and features. Headlines are... TEAM WORLD CAPTAIN JOHN MCENROE ’This is something that I’ve believed in from the…
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This week Candy Reid interviews legendary tennis coach Rick Macci in a podcast special. Headlines are... RICK MACCI ON COACHING KIDS - ‘It’s all the other things that stick with the kids that help them become a better doctor or lawyer, or treat their kids better or you know, I help kids get better grades or get off drugs or treat people better. To …
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JILL CRAYBAS ON MORE HISTORY FOR NOVAK DJOKOVIC - ‘It’s amazing when you start talking about all those numbers because you almost can’t wrap your brain around what he’s achieved. I just feel like every time he steps on the court he’s breaking records and I just don’t know how he finds something consistently deep in himself to do it over and over ag…
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The latest ATP Podcast with Chris Bowers and Jill Craybas. The duo look back on the first week of the US Open and ahead to week 2. As well as the studio discussion, there are also interviews and features with some of the home players hoping for a good second week, including... FRANCES TIAFOE ON HIS CAREER GOALS - ’There’s only two things that I’ve …
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Presenter Chris Bowers is joined by former WTA player Jill Craybas to look ahead to the US Open and to discuss how the draw will impact certain players progression and whether it’s Djokovic and Alcaraz against the field. As well as the studio discussion, the team also introduce interviews and features with the following... CARLOS ALCARAZ ON WHY HE’…
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Former World Number 4 Todd Martin speaks to Jill Craybas about his new role as Tournament Director of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati and Head of Tennis for Beemok Sports and Entertainment. Martin also opens up about what it was like to coach a young 22-year-old Novak Djokovic.
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON ADAPTING TO HOT CONDITIONS - ‘When it’s really warm on the hard court the heat is absorbed in the surface, so the subjective feeling on the court is 10-20 degrees higher then it is on the outside of the court, so you have to deal with all these different things, but you train for that’. TODD MARTIN ON NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S RELENTLESSNE…
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JANNIK SINNER ON HIS INSPIRATIONS - ‘I was a skier and I know Lindsey Vonn a little bit and her career showed a lot of hard work, passion and comebacks and I also read the book of Zlatan Ibrahimovic which is also a very good story, but there are so many, LeBron James, I’m not following so much basketball, but it’s so nice’. ALEX DE MINAUR NOTES TO …
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TAYLOR FRITZ ON THE REASON FOR HIS CHARGE UP THE RANKINGS - ’My average level has gone up a lot. Before I had to be playing really good for things to come together for me to have a big week or have big wins. Now if I’m mentally turned on, I can beat a lot of players when I’m maybe not even playing my best’. GRIGOR DIMITROV ON HIS RENEWED VIGOUR - ‘…
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