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Welcome to KickServeRadio.com! We are very proud to be a part of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. Our team is here to bring you entertaining and informative segments on the glory days of tennis, as well as current day, hot topics. We are so proud to feature former World #1, Mats Wilander, as he remains one of the most respected people in our sport. We also are joined by Former Texas Longhorn All-American, Jonny Levine who is a very highly thought-of tennis great.
 
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"I'm not really big on the whole bubble thing, because it definitely takes away good balance!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Rafael Nadal has won the 20th singles major of his career by winning the Roland Garros title. This was also his most convincing win in a major final over arch rival Novak Djokovic. This win puts Nadal with Roger Federer at the top of the ladder for most singles major titles. Iga Swiatek also made history by becoming the first polish major winner in…
 
The former Italian Open Champ, and top 5er, Jimmy takes a look at this year's French, and he and Mats look WAY back at a Monte Carlo final that featured them in their prime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Richard Pagliaro, Tennis Now editor and veteran tennis journalist, joins Chris Oddo to break down all the storylines from the first five days of Roland Garros. Such as: Rafa, Novak and Thiem - how they are playing and what lies ahead. The surface, how it really didn't play out like we thought it might, but how it will still be a big factor going fo…
 
At #4 in the world and hot as a comet, Robin Soderling was seemingly well on his way to winning a major or two, if not more. Then, in the blink of an eye, he was gone. So....why the sudden flame-out?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Andres Gomez is the podcast guest this week. This year marks the 30th anniversary of his win at Roland Garros. Gomez talks about that run and the final against Agassi. He also talks about his nemesis Ivan Lendl, who had beaten him at Roland Garros on multiple occasions.Gomez unlike most South American players of his time played an aggressive baseli…
 
After a weird and wild U.S. Open, which was unlike any other major tournament we have ever witnessed in our lives, Saqib Ali and Matt Zemek try to make sense of everything which happened over the past few weeks in New York. The dramatic Thiem-Zverev men's final, Osaka's brilliant run to the women's championship, the excellent quality of the women's…
 
Dominic puts the I in Thiem, as the Austrian slugger crawls across the finish line to win his 1st, while Osaka gets #3, her second in NYC. And what about Moms in tennis? Our take may surprise you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Tennis needs a new vision and a fresh imagination. The sport also needs people who care about it to connect, discuss, inspire, and plan ahead. The Between the White Lines virtual tennis summit, which will be held at the end of September, is designed to do just that. Guest host Karen Helf leads this latest "state of tennis" discussion with summit or…
 
Authur Robert Weintraub joins Chris Oddo to discuss his book about legendary American tennis star Alice Marble. By the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607526/the-divine-miss-marble-by-robert-weintraub/ Far from a 6-4 5-7 6-3 tennis book, Weintraub's novel tells the tale of a fascinating woman, who at the height of her powers was…
 
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast host Chris Oddo is joined by Tennis author, journalist and historian Steve Flink. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Flink has been covering tennis full time since 1974. He has recently written a book about Pete Sampras, entitled "Greatness Revisited." You can buy the book on Amazon here You can le…
 
The PTPA drama is flowing through the global tennis community as the U.S. Open begins in a sea of confusion and uncertainty. Tennis With An Accent analysts Andrew Burton and Skip Schwarzman try to make sense of the various tension points, political conflicts, long-term goals, and situational complications of Novak Djokovic's movement to improve ten…
 
Roddick joins Mats, Jonny, and AZ for an extremely entertaining look back at this Hall of Famers great career. HE thinks he was inducted too early, but we would have none of it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
On the ever of the US open we get to uncover one of the greatest tennis champions of all time - Pete Sampras. Hall of famer Steve Flink returns to the podcast to talk about his new book - Pete Sampras Greatness Revisited.https://www.amazon.com/Pete-Sampras-Greatness-Steve-Flink/dp/1937559947/ref=asc_df_1937559947/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=…
 
The 2020 United States Open will be unlike any other major tennis tournament we have seen in our lifetimes. This is a genuinely unprecedented moment in tennis history, a truly unique occasion with no true basis for historical comparison. What can be said about a tournament which is unknowable and unpredictable in ways we can't fully grasp or imagin…
 
World feed commentator Nick Lester returns to the podcast to discuss the resumption of tennis action across all tours. Lester will be doing hs commentary from his base in London without travelling to the tournament sites. He sheds some light on how the pandemic has impacted his industry. Lester highlights the challenges of the new world tennis as t…
 
The greatest American player of all time? Many insist on it, and how can you blame them? And for that matter, it could be argued that in an absolute "must-win" situation, Pete just might be your guy. Mats Wilander certainly has his thoughts on that! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast host Chris Oddo is joined by Tennis author, journalist and historian Steve Flink. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Flink has been covering tennis full time since 1974. He has recently written a book about Pete Sampras, entitled "Greatness Revisited." You can buy the book on Amazon here You can le…
 
At a time when tennis needed it badly, World Team Tennis plays in a West Virginia bubble, and the sport has signs of life! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Tennis Channel analyst Mary Carillo's career in journalism is up there with the best of them. Her wit and charm also come shining through during her visit with Mats, Jonny, and AZ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast Bret McCormick of the Sports Business Journal joins host Chris Oddo to share his insights on what a potential WTA/ATP merger would look like. Talk of a potential merger between the tours bubbled over in late April when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took to Twitter to show their support for a union of the tours. S…
 
In this episode of the podcast I am rejoined by Mert Ertunga as we do a time travel episode and try to review Wimbledon 2006 men's edition in a retro live manner.The championships made the Fedal rivalry official as Nadal had won 6 of the 7 matches against Federer coming into this Wimbledon final. The match had lot of significance for Federer as he …
 
Corentin Moutet is amazing with a racquet in his hands, but equally amazing when he exchanges that racquet for a microphone. The 21-year-old Frenchman joined the Lucky Letcord Podcast to talk about how he dealt with the difficulty of quarantine by diving into his passion for music like he never had before. The World No.75 always had a love for musi…
 
Mert Ertunga returns to the Tennis With An Accent Podcast for a review of Wimbledon women's tennis history in the latter part of the 20th century. Mert chronicles women's tennis at Wimbledon from the start of the Open Era in 1968 through the 1990s, with a few additional notes about Venus Williams in the first decade of the 21st century.Playing styl…
 
Ivan Lendl was a 2-time Wimby finalist, and along with many other topics, discusses the tough turnaround it is from Paris to London, as he pays his respect to those few that have done it successfully. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Steve Flink is a hall of famer and a tennis historian. His wimbledon coverage goes back to the early 70's. In this episode of the podcast he discusses many champions and their significant moments from the past. He also talks about some of the greats who did not win the championships but still left their stamp. The conversation is full of rich detai…
 
ATP pro Rajeev Ram reacts to the positive COVID-19 test results for Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki. Rajeev explores the various complications connected to the possible staging of the U.S. Open and Roland Garros later this year. How will tennis players work out and prepare before taking the court for a match? Will t…
 
He’s a true legend in sports talk-radio…the marquis of Mad Dog Radio. And Christopher Russo loves his tennis, especially when talking to a former world #1, like our own Mats Wilander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Andy Zodin, Tennis Channel Podcast Network
 
Daniel Dobre is a former professional tennis player from Romania. Like many former players he has held may roles in his career in tennis - player, coach, running an academy to tournament director. However his most famous job has been as the coach of Simona Halep. Dobre has had three coaching stints with Halep and the last one was the most beneficia…
 
Today on deep dives we take a closer look at the amazing title run of Andres Gomez at Roland Garros in 1990. Chris Oddo culls together interviews with Ecuadorian legend Gomez himself, as well as his son Juan Andres, his nephew Nicolas Lapentti, his compatriot and teammate Raul Viver, his ATP peer Brad Gilbert and tennis Hall of Fame historian and j…
 
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