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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.
 
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In the latest episode of Tennis Legends, we mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the ATP Finals with a trip down memory lane with Ivan Lendl, Alex Corretja and Mats Wilander. Lendl, a five-time winner of the end-of-year competition, recalls some of his successes while Corretja relives an infamous defeat to Pete Sampras... The legends also turn the…
 
All-time greats Billie Jean King and Stan Smith join Eurosport’s Mats Wilander and discuss equality, their memories of Arthur Ashe and how important players’ platforms really are. In a very special episode, the legendary trio remember the pioneering Ashe, and recall the challenges he faced while making his indelible mark on the game. King, who has …
 
This week it's a Wimbledon special with three greats of the game: Tennis Legends presenter Mats Wilander, fellow Eurosport expert Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. What is it really like to coach Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic? Edberg and Becker know first hand and have some amazing insight and memories to share. Was Federer and Djokovic's duel in …
 
Jurgen Melzer and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are this week's special guests, joining Eurosport's Mats Wilander and Alex Corretja to discuss a wide range of big issues in tennis right now. Among the fascinating discussions, the quartet debate the merits of having just one tour with both Melzer and Pavlyuchenkova in favour of the sport uniting as a pos…
 
Patrick Mouratoglou expresses his pride in Coco Gauff and Serena Williams for the way they have taken a stand in the Black Lives Matter movement. Mouratoglou joins Legends presenter Mats Wilander and Australian star Alexei Popyrin to speak of his admiration for Gauff and Williams, who he has coached and worked with for many years. Plus, Patrick tal…
 
Italian star Matteo Berrettini joins the Legends podcast this week to give his passionate and refreshingly candid views on a range of big issues in the world of tennis in 2020. For starters, what does he really think about the Player Relief Fund after his initial views were seen as controversial by some? Plus, Berrettini chats with presenter Mats W…
 
This week Tennis Legend Mats Wilander is joined by three-time Roland-Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten and Eurosport expert Alex Corretja to talk coaching, memories in Paris and dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Also, Kuerten and Corretja provide unique perspectives on the changing of the guard in men's tennis, with Alex recalling the moments when…
 
French Open director Guy Forget joins Mats Wilander and Justine Henin on the latest episode of Tennis Legends, explaining his federation’s decision to rearrange the second Grand Slam of the year - a decision which caused quite a stir in the world of tennis... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Justine Henin and Mats Wilander are joined by a top panel to discuss one of the greatest players to ever pick up a racket: Rafa Nadal. Former Spanish number one Carlos Moya, Nadal's agent Carlos Costa and his coach Francisco Roig give their expert insight into what makes him so great... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In the latest lockdown special, two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep meets her "idol", Justine Henin, to recall their defining career moments, toughest challenges and much more. As ever, Legends Mats Wilander and Boris Becker join the conversation and ask some probing questions with Halep and Henin admitting they have been scared of Serena Wil…
 
Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger-Aliassime join Tennis Legends Mats Wilander and Boris Becker in a Canadian special of our lockdown series to talk goals, maturity and much, much more. Bianca makes it abundantly clear that she is determined to become the world number one and how she matured emotionally to win her first Grand Slam at the US Open in 2…
 
Elina Svitolina and Feliciano Lopez are this week's star guests, joining Legends Mats Wilander and Boris Becker to talk about the future of post-lockdown tennis and discuss whether the ATP and WTA Tours should merge. Is it time for unity in tennis? What is life in lockdown with Gael Monfils really like? Plus, virtual tennis tips as the Madrid Open …
 
In the second episode of the special Tennis Legends lockdown run, recorded entirely remotely, Mats Wilander is joined by Noah Rubin and Ons Jabeur, representing the ATP and WTA Tours respectively, to share their thoughts on when tennis should return, what life is like in New York during the coronavirus crisis and how players can survive financially…
 
Tennis Legends is back! With the sporting world in lockdown, Mats Wilander has got Zoom up and running as Eurosport bring you new weekly episodes to give you your tennis fix. In the first episode of the lockdown run, recorded entirely remotely, Mats is joined by Wimbledon champion Simona Halep as she discusses not being able to defend her crown and…
 
Mats Wilander, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe sit down at the US Open to share their favourite stories and memories. Wilander urges his legendary guests to "be as mean as you can" - and the results are very entertaining! "This is one time I don't mind being the worst player in the room!" said Wilander, as he chaired an amusing and nostal…
 
Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe sit down at the US Open to debate whether Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the best-ever, why the younger generation are struggling to keep pace, earning respect, and why players are underutilising their serve. Plus, much more from the legends! See acast.com/privacy for priv…
 
Sonja McLaughlan, Jill Craybas and Rupert Bell reflect on ladies’ semi-finals day at Wimbledon 2019. They also look ahead to Friday’s men’s semi-finals, while they hear from Paul Annacone, Sir Richard Branson, Claire Foy and Virgil van Dijk. Plus, listen to a very special song celebrating semi-finals day from Ravs – The Rapping Tennis Coach.…
 
Richard Connelly, Robbie Koenig and Phil Studd look back on Day 9 of Wimbledon 2019, where the four men’s singles semi-finalists were confirmed, and Andy Murray and Serena Williams’ run in the mixed doubles came to an end. Plus, we hear from Barbora Strycova, Nico Rosberg & Joel Dommett.By IMG Audio
 
Richard Connelly, Lucie Ahl and Barry Millns look back on Day 8 of Wimbledon 2019, where the Ladies' quarter-finals concluded, and Andy Murray and Serena Williams took to the court in the mixed doubles. Plus, we hear from Murray’s coach Jamie Delgado, Tracy Austin, Mark Philippoussis and novelist Sebastian Faulks.…
 
Day six of Wimbledon 2019 saw Andy Murray and Serena Williams finally take to the court together in the mixed doubles. Meanwhile in the singles, Ashleigh Barty, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all marched into the second week. Richard Kaufman, Chris Wilkinson and Claire Curran discuss all the big moments of the day, plus we hear from Sir Mo Farah, E…
 
Day five of Wimbledon 2019 saw Coco Gauff record a remarkable comeback win against Slovenian Polona Hercog. There were also victories for Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, but Kevin Anderson failed to make it through to round four. Richard Kaufman, Arvind Parmar and Lucie Ahl follow the big match of the day as it happens, plus they hear from Serena …
 
Day four of Wimbledon 2019 saw Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios in a feisty encounter on Centre Court. Andy Murray returned to action in the men’s doubles, while there was a big shock in the ladies’ singles with the defending champion dethroned. Richard Connelly, Arvind Parmar and Peter Marcato discuss the big stories of the day and hear from Jose Mo…
 
Mats Wilander, Boris Becker and John McEnroe sit down at Wimbledon and rave about the 15-year-old phenomenon Cori Gauff and what Naomi Osaka and Alexander Zverev need to do to rediscover their form and love of tennis. Plus, much more from the legends! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Richard Kaufman, Jill Craybas and Robbie Koenig talk doubles on day three at Wimbledon 2019. With the men’s and ladies events underway and the mixed doubles draw following the announcement that Andy Murray will pair with Serena Williams, the guys discuss just how that new partnership will work. They’ll also look at the other big stories of the day …
 
With eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time winner Serena Williams in action, we saw ‘Wimbledon royalty’ entertain British royalty on Centre Court. But the Royal Box wasn’t the Duchess of Cambridge’s only vantage point at The Championships… Richard Kaufman, Barry Cowan and Peter Marcato discuss Day 2’s key moments, while Kim Clijsters tel…
 
The opening day of Wimbledon 2019 saw Venus Williams vanquished by 15-year-old Cori Gauff. Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas were the other major casualties. Richard Connelly, Robbie Koenig and Lucie Ahl react to the day’s big stories and hear from baseball star Alex Rodriguez, motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart and former Wi…
 
In one remarkable summer, Billie Jean King reshaped the future of not just women’s tennis but women’s sport. A champion on the court, her career coincided with the revival of feminism and they went hand in hand. This was never more evident than in 1973 when in between forming the Women’s Tennis Association and beating Bobby Riggs in the Battle of T…
 
The best sports story you’ve never heard? The remarkable Althea Gibson broke tennis' colour barrier in the 1950s, overcoming endless obstacles before reaching the pinnacle of the sport when she became the first black player to win Wimbledon in 1957. With help from Venus Williams and some of Althea's closest friends, we relive the remarkable life of…
 
John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Mats Wilander AND Rod Laver discuss the state of tennis right now, the evolution of the game, dealing with nerves, Novak Djokovic's greatness and what next for Serena Williams? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.By Eurosport
 
John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander discuss whether Roger Federer was right to return to clay at Roland Garros, react to Nick Kyrgios saying the French Open 'sucks', and how do the guys rank the four Grand Slams? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.By Eurosport
 
John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander discuss rule changes in tennis, whether the calendar needs an overhaul, and why J-Mac should become the actual Commissioner of Tennis. On-court coaching, mid-game massages, tie-break changes, Grand Slam stubbornness, and an increased use of Hawkeye are all dissected. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
Eurosport legends Mats Wilander, Boris Becker and Patrick Mouratoglou discuss the art of coaching. Serena Williams and the US Open incident are broached, as is Becker's relationship with Novak Djokovic. With the Australian Open in full swing, the conversation also touches on players' current concerns, with Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep and Nick …
 
Angelique Kerber defeats Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title and ruin the American's dream comeback as a mum. Richard Connelly is joined by former player Lucie Ahl and tennis expert Peter Marcato to dissect the 2018 Ladies’ final, plus they look ahead to Novak Djokovic taking on Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s Gentlemen’s Singles final.…
 
Richard Connelly is joined by Wayne Ferreira and Philip Studd to review a record-breaking win for Kevin Anderson over John Isner, plus the unfinished, heavyweight semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. We also look ahead to Saturday’s Ladies’ Singles final between the extraordinary Serena Williams and Germany’s Angelique Kerber.…
 
Richard Kaufman is joined by Matt Cronin and Claire Curran as Serena Williams is through to her tenth Wimbledon final after beating Julia Goerges in straight sets. We hear from Serena and what it means to her after the year she has had. Angelique Kerber joins Serena in the final after coming through in straight sets against Jelena Ostapenko.…
 
Roger Federer’s Wimbledon is over after Kevin Anderson came from two sets down to defeat the eight-time champion. Richard Connolly is joined by Peter Marcato and Naomi Cavaday to discuss the shock defeat. They also muse over the three other quarter-finals that saw Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and John Isner all progress through to Friday’s semi final…
 
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