The Tennis Podcast
Presented by tennis commentator David Law and featuring Catherine Whitaker, in each episode the The Tennis Podcast features an in-depth interview with a big-name player, a top journalist or influential administrator, and plenty of chat about the sport.

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Two days after Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl announced that they were going their separate ways, the Tennis Podcast returns to pick over the bones. Catherine and David give their theories about what happened and choose their preferred replacement. Bob Brett? Larry Stefanki? John McEnroe? And we speak to Mats Wilander, who coached Grand Slam champion Marat Safin, and knows what it is like.

Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
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The Australian Open for 2014 is at an end, and we have a new Grand Slam tennis champion with victory for Stanislas Wawrinka over an injured Rafael Nadal. Catherine and David ask if the crowd were out of order to boo Rafa, and revel in Stan's performance and Li Na's victory speech.

Direct download: Episode_61a.mp3
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On the eve of another Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer Grand Slam semifinal, Catherine and David mull over the possibilities and come to a conclusion about who will win. They also discuss the incredible rise of Stanimal, and the women's final between Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova.

Direct download: Episode_60.mp3
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As Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Novak Djokovic in a stunning run at the Australian Open, we talk to his coach Magnus Norman, who Mats Wilander called 'the best coach in the world'. Norman explains why he advises ex-players to coach kids first, and what he thinks Wawrinka will do next.  

Direct download: Norman.mp3
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We all had a little chuckle when David's pick for the women's semifinals, Petra Kvitova, lost in round one, but when his pick for the men's title, Juan Martin Del Potro, lost in the second, it prompted a full-force guffaw, and an inquest. While we were at it, we looked at the third round match-ups and beyond.

Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
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With David having picked Petra Kvitova to reach the semifinals (she lost first round), and Juan Martin Del Potro (his pick for the title) losing the first set of his first round match, an emergency Tennis Podcast episode was swiftly convened on day three of the Australian Open.

Direct download: Episode_58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01 PM
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As the year's first Grand Slam title begins in Melbourne, Catherine and David look ahead to who will be the runners and riders that matter. What do they think of the legends coming back into the sport to coach the top players? Who will have the greatest impact? And is David still sticking with Juan Martin Del Potro to win the title?

Direct download: Episode_57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16 PM
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You thought the tennis season drew to a close with the Davis Cup final, but no, it all ends at the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall in London. There, Catherine and David chatted to Annabel Croft, and Goran Ivanisevic - as he lay half-naked on the treatment table. 

Direct download: Episode_56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01 PM
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Radek Stepanek achieved his dream by winning the Davis Cup in 2012 and hopes to help the Czech Republic successfully defend it this week. What does he remember about the moment he won? The first 30 seconds, he tells us, nothing at all! In an interview with David Law a month afterwards, Stepanek explains his horror at realising he forgot to shake his opponent's hand immediately afterwards. 

Direct download: Radek_Stepanek_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56 PM
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After Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer, Catherine and David got together to discuss the other semifinal and look ahead to the final. Oh, and to talk to every man in the draw, and a couple of other tennis stars.

Direct download: Episode_55.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47 PM
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