The Tennis Podcast

What’s Happened Since Wimbledon?; Challenger Tour Revamp; Serena’s Drug Testing Frustration; Djokovic Reveals Struggles In Open Letter; #TennisPodCastaways Winners Announced

July 30, 2018

Catherine and David are back with a bumper edition of The Tennis Podcast to reflect on everything that’s happened in the sport since Wimbledon. 

From Newport to Nanchang, all the noteworthy results and their implications are covered. Can Cecchinato or Fognini reach the ATP World Tour Finals? Who is 17-year-old Moscow titlist Olga Danilovic? And what’s the key to John Isner’s sustained success in Atlanta?

Moreover, Britain’s Jay Clarke won the Binghamton Challenger. His prospects are discussed, as well as the proposals to revamp the ATP Challenger Tour from next year. Are the changes a good idea?

Elsewhere, Marian Vajda has had some less-than-positive things to say about Pepe Imaz’s influence on Novak Djokovic. Those remarks came shortly after Djokovic wrote an open letter revealing the struggles he’s faced over the last two years. Catherine and David give their take on both subjects.

Serena Williams has also made the headlines after tweeting her frustration at the way drug testing is carried out in tennis. She feels she has been subjected to discrimination. But is she ignoring some of the facts? It’s a murky picture, but both David and Catherine agree that tennis needs more drug testing, not less.

There’s also debate over the pronunciation of ‘Bastad’, rumours that David and Catherine’s rematch may be around the corner, and a look at some of the quirkiest head-to-head records of all time.

Last but not least, the winners of #TennisPodCastaways are announced.

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