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No Challenges Remaining

No Challenges Remaining Tennis Podcast

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No Challenges Remaining
No Challenges Remaining

No Challenges Remaining

No Challenges Remaining Tennis Podcast

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A podcast discussing the happenings in the wacky world of professional tennis. Hosted by Ben Rothenberg and Courtney Nguyen.

Latest Episodes

Episode 234: Tennis Politics with Vasek Pospisil

We're back with an interview from a bit ago with Vasek Pospisil, who has been using his spot on the ATP Player Council to lead a crusade for greater representation and compensation for players. Ben and Vasek talk about those issues, as well as conflicts of interest, Justin Gimelstob, Chris Kermode, relations with the WTA player leadership, and more.If you're interested in tennis politics, this is the episode for you. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR234!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

53 MIN3 d ago
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Episode 234: Tennis Politics with Vasek Pospisil

Episode 233: Bianca, Rafa Win a U.S. Open for the Millennium

The U.S. Open was one to remember for runs by champion Bianca Andreescu and runner-up Daniil Medvedev, whom Ben and Courtney explore on this wrap show from a very good tournament.Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam, somehow becoming the best U.S. Open player of the decade. And Serena Williams lost a fourth straight Grand Slam final, bafflingly. We discuss both of those happenings, plus men's semifinalists Grigor Dimitrov and Matteo Berrettini, as well as women's fourth rounders Naomi Osaka, Taylor Townsend, and Kristie Ahn. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR233!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

-1 sSEP 10
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Episode 233: Bianca, Rafa Win a U.S. Open for the Millennium

Episode 232: U.S. Open 2019 Preview

On the eve of the U.S. Open, Ben and Courtney sit down with the draws to figure out who is going to win this thing. It only feels worth going so far on the women's side, given the parity and upheaval on that tour lately, whereas our men's picks are mighty confident--including for newcomer to the top Daniil Medvedev. We discuss Serena-Sharapova, Bianca Andreescu, Hubert Hurkacz's mock turtleneck, Jannik Sinner's roots, and much more. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR232!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

67 MINAUG 26
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Episode 232: U.S. Open 2019 Preview

Episode 231: On Stopping

With careers lasting longer than ever in professional tennis nowadays, how does one end?To discuss that, Ben welcomes Tim Smyczek back to NCR. With the US Open not awarding Tim a wild card into the tournament this year, he found out a couple days ago that he had played the final match of his pro career. Tim didn't reach the highs of many players you'd be more familiar with, but his experience is both reflective of more players who give professional tennis a shot, and also a success story. And one, as you'll learn, that he is happy to close the book on. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR231!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

46 MINAUG 16
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Episode 231: On Stopping

Episode 230: Halep Takes the Wheel; Big 3 Roll

Back on Centre Court among the debris of the men's final, Ben and Courtney wrap up the Wimbledon that was.You'll hear much, including: why the men's and women's draws need each other so; the Coco Gauff breakthrough; Halep's incredible run; another close-but-no-cigar for Serena; we love Barbora Strycova; the media vs Johanna Konta; the Big 3 cruising until the late rounds and then playing matches high on drama if chunky on quality, especially the riveting Djokovic-Federer final; the wage theft from Bernard Tomic; and the imperative for tennis to find a way to foreground mixed doubles.Until next time, keep calm and Carrie on.As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR230!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

-1 sJUL 18
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Episode 230: Halep Takes the Wheel; Big 3 Roll

Episode 229: A Wimbledon Preview From Centre Court

On their second try, Ben and Courtney recorded a Wimbledon preview from Centre Court, full of rehearsals for the big show which begins tomorrow (no, we don't mean Edmund-Munar).First on the quarter of death in the women's draw, led by Ash Barty (whom Serena Williams was surprised and delighted to learn was #1) and including Serena, Kerber, Sharapova, Muguruza, and more. Then we also talk dudes, including our hopes that the blockbuster Nadal-Kyrgios second round materializes. And lots more. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR228!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

-1 sJUL 1
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Episode 229: A Wimbledon Preview From Centre Court

Episode 228: Barty, Nadal Party in France

A few days after the French Open, Ben and Courtney look back on the tournament that was and wasn't. While celebrating the champions--particularly the breakthrough of Ash Barty--we explore the general ennui we're left with from a tournament that never quite got in gear. We discuss the Big 3, Serena, Thiem, Serena-Thiem, and a bit more from the Slam that was.Also, because we're in Champagne (we're fancy now), we discuss the fallout from the U.S.A.'s emphatic 13-0 victory over Thailand which we watched in Reims. Bugattis were earned. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR228!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

52 MINJUN 13
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Episode 228: Barty, Nadal Party in France

Episode 227: Draw Me Like One of Your French Opens, 2019

With hours to go before the 2019 French Open begins, Ben and Courtney sit down for a quick-ish rundown of who can win this tournament and why. From Naomi to Novak, Rafa to Petra, Plisko to Delpo, Tsitsi to Kiki, it's all here. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR227!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

38 MINMAY 26
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Episode 227: Draw Me Like One of Your French Opens, 2019

Episode 226: Nick Kyrgios

In our first player interview in a while, Ben sits down in Rome with Nick Kyrgios, who provides his remarkably unfiltered views on himself and others in tennis. After a stupid saga of Twitter encounters, Ben and Nick's in-person chat offers infinitely more than 280 perspectives from one of the games most fascinating, complex, and divisive characters. You'll agree with parts, you'll disagree with parts, but mostly, hopefully, you'll be surprised by his honesty, for better or worse. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR226!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

48 MINMAY 15
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Episode 226: Nick Kyrgios

Episode 225: Quartermarks and Coups

Ben and Courtney catch up on the happenings on the tours over the past couple months, which has been dominated by the story of no one dominating. What's to explain the spread of unique winners on both tours? And is the real story, perhaps, the youth movement? We discuss some of the more intriguing individual plotlines from this stretch as well, including Naomi Osaka splitting with her coach Sascha Bajin, how players like her will adjust to clay, Bianca Andreescu's mature breakout, and Denis Shapovalov's rapping and its reception. Then onto the older guard, we talk about Roger Federer's relaxed, low-stakes mood going into clay, and if that could ever be possible for Serena Williams to enjoy in her career. Then we discuss the problematic fave status of John Isner, the coup of ATP chief executive Chris Kermode, the new-look Miami Open, and the slumping Daria Kasatkina. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), follow...

120 MINAPR 23
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Episode 225: Quartermarks and Coups

Latest Episodes

Episode 234: Tennis Politics with Vasek Pospisil

We're back with an interview from a bit ago with Vasek Pospisil, who has been using his spot on the ATP Player Council to lead a crusade for greater representation and compensation for players. Ben and Vasek talk about those issues, as well as conflicts of interest, Justin Gimelstob, Chris Kermode, relations with the WTA player leadership, and more.If you're interested in tennis politics, this is the episode for you. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR234!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

53 MIN3 d ago
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Episode 234: Tennis Politics with Vasek Pospisil

Episode 233: Bianca, Rafa Win a U.S. Open for the Millennium

The U.S. Open was one to remember for runs by champion Bianca Andreescu and runner-up Daniil Medvedev, whom Ben and Courtney explore on this wrap show from a very good tournament.Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam, somehow becoming the best U.S. Open player of the decade. And Serena Williams lost a fourth straight Grand Slam final, bafflingly. We discuss both of those happenings, plus men's semifinalists Grigor Dimitrov and Matteo Berrettini, as well as women's fourth rounders Naomi Osaka, Taylor Townsend, and Kristie Ahn. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR233!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

-1 sSEP 10
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Episode 233: Bianca, Rafa Win a U.S. Open for the Millennium

Episode 232: U.S. Open 2019 Preview

On the eve of the U.S. Open, Ben and Courtney sit down with the draws to figure out who is going to win this thing. It only feels worth going so far on the women's side, given the parity and upheaval on that tour lately, whereas our men's picks are mighty confident--including for newcomer to the top Daniil Medvedev. We discuss Serena-Sharapova, Bianca Andreescu, Hubert Hurkacz's mock turtleneck, Jannik Sinner's roots, and much more. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR232!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

67 MINAUG 26
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Episode 232: U.S. Open 2019 Preview

Episode 231: On Stopping

With careers lasting longer than ever in professional tennis nowadays, how does one end?To discuss that, Ben welcomes Tim Smyczek back to NCR. With the US Open not awarding Tim a wild card into the tournament this year, he found out a couple days ago that he had played the final match of his pro career. Tim didn't reach the highs of many players you'd be more familiar with, but his experience is both reflective of more players who give professional tennis a shot, and also a success story. And one, as you'll learn, that he is happy to close the book on. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR231!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

46 MINAUG 16
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Episode 231: On Stopping

Episode 230: Halep Takes the Wheel; Big 3 Roll

Back on Centre Court among the debris of the men's final, Ben and Courtney wrap up the Wimbledon that was.You'll hear much, including: why the men's and women's draws need each other so; the Coco Gauff breakthrough; Halep's incredible run; another close-but-no-cigar for Serena; we love Barbora Strycova; the media vs Johanna Konta; the Big 3 cruising until the late rounds and then playing matches high on drama if chunky on quality, especially the riveting Djokovic-Federer final; the wage theft from Bernard Tomic; and the imperative for tennis to find a way to foreground mixed doubles.Until next time, keep calm and Carrie on.As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR230!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

-1 sJUL 18
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Episode 230: Halep Takes the Wheel; Big 3 Roll

Episode 229: A Wimbledon Preview From Centre Court

On their second try, Ben and Courtney recorded a Wimbledon preview from Centre Court, full of rehearsals for the big show which begins tomorrow (no, we don't mean Edmund-Munar).First on the quarter of death in the women's draw, led by Ash Barty (whom Serena Williams was surprised and delighted to learn was #1) and including Serena, Kerber, Sharapova, Muguruza, and more. Then we also talk dudes, including our hopes that the blockbuster Nadal-Kyrgios second round materializes. And lots more. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR228!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

-1 sJUL 1
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Episode 229: A Wimbledon Preview From Centre Court

Episode 228: Barty, Nadal Party in France

A few days after the French Open, Ben and Courtney look back on the tournament that was and wasn't. While celebrating the champions--particularly the breakthrough of Ash Barty--we explore the general ennui we're left with from a tournament that never quite got in gear. We discuss the Big 3, Serena, Thiem, Serena-Thiem, and a bit more from the Slam that was.Also, because we're in Champagne (we're fancy now), we discuss the fallout from the U.S.A.'s emphatic 13-0 victory over Thailand which we watched in Reims. Bugattis were earned. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR228!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

52 MINJUN 13
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Episode 228: Barty, Nadal Party in France

Episode 227: Draw Me Like One of Your French Opens, 2019

With hours to go before the 2019 French Open begins, Ben and Courtney sit down for a quick-ish rundown of who can win this tournament and why. From Naomi to Novak, Rafa to Petra, Plisko to Delpo, Tsitsi to Kiki, it's all here. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR227!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

38 MINMAY 26
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Episode 227: Draw Me Like One of Your French Opens, 2019

Episode 226: Nick Kyrgios

In our first player interview in a while, Ben sits down in Rome with Nick Kyrgios, who provides his remarkably unfiltered views on himself and others in tennis. After a stupid saga of Twitter encounters, Ben and Nick's in-person chat offers infinitely more than 280 perspectives from one of the games most fascinating, complex, and divisive characters. You'll agree with parts, you'll disagree with parts, but mostly, hopefully, you'll be surprised by his honesty, for better or worse. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following uson Twitter(discuss this episode with hashtag#NCR226!), andsubscribing/reviewingon iTuneson iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

48 MINMAY 15
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Episode 226: Nick Kyrgios

Episode 225: Quartermarks and Coups

Ben and Courtney catch up on the happenings on the tours over the past couple months, which has been dominated by the story of no one dominating. What's to explain the spread of unique winners on both tours? And is the real story, perhaps, the youth movement? We discuss some of the more intriguing individual plotlines from this stretch as well, including Naomi Osaka splitting with her coach Sascha Bajin, how players like her will adjust to clay, Bianca Andreescu's mature breakout, and Denis Shapovalov's rapping and its reception. Then onto the older guard, we talk about Roger Federer's relaxed, low-stakes mood going into clay, and if that could ever be possible for Serena Williams to enjoy in her career. Then we discuss the problematic fave status of John Isner, the coup of ATP chief executive Chris Kermode, the new-look Miami Open, and the slumping Daria Kasatkina. As always, thanks for liking uson Facebook(leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), follow...

120 MINAPR 23
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Episode 225: Quartermarks and Coups