Fed Cup Final Day 1 - Dreams and nightmares; ATP Finals Preview - Tales from media day

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The Fed Cup final is evenly poised going into Sunday after a very strange opening day which saw Kiki Mladenovic thrash Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1, before Ash Barty levelled for Australia with a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Caroline Garcia. Catherine Whitaker and Matt Roberts try to make sense of it all.

Why were the matches so one-sided? Was Tomljanovic simply affected by nerves? Was it really the best match Barty has ever played? And will the captains make changes to their teams tomorrow? All that and more is discussed, and we hear from all four players.

Elsewhere, there's time to preview the ATP Finals. How motivated is Djokovic by the chance to finish the year as World No.1? Will the court be faster this year? And what is Matteo Berrettini like?

The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round in association with Telegraph Sport, and daily during all four Grand Slams, the WTA and ATP Finals, and the Fed and Davis Cup finals.

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