The Tennis Podcast

Presented by tennis commentator David Law and broadcaster Catherine Whitaker, The Tennis Podcast features big-name guests, interviews, journalists and plenty of chat about the sport.
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Jul 3, 2015
After Heather Watson’s riveting, pulsating battle with Serena Williams, David Law (BBC Radio 5 Live) swapped the commentary box for the Tennis Podcast microphone to talk to Catherine Whitaker and the Telegraph’s Charlie Eccleshare about an incredible day at Wimbledon. 
 
David lets us know what Watson’s crestfallen coach Diego Veronelli and GB Fed Cup captain Judy Murray said to hin on 5 Live straight afterwards, and Catherine relays everything seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander, who she watched it with, said to about the match.
 
The Venus vs. Serena Williams clash is previewed, the loss of Grigor Dimitrov and the win for Nick Kyrgios discussed, and the podcast team look ahead to Saturday while  asking ‘is the all-white rule too strict?'
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.

 

Jul 2, 2015
Dustin Brown recorded the biggest upset of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships so far, or did he? He was the fourth player ranked outside the world’s Top 100 in four years to knock Rafael Nadal out of the tournament. But this was still Nadal, twice a champion. Telegraph Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs joinsTennis Podcast presenters Catherine Whitaker and David Law to look back on the spectacular performance of the dreadlocked German, and ask ‘what went wrong for Nadal?’
 
Elsewhere, Murray and Federer cruised through, with the Swiss throwing in a through the legs lob winner, and James Ward reached the third round for the first time.
 
In our big debate, we discuss Nick Kyrgios, and ask ‘Brat or Brilliant?’ 
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with The Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world. www.wearetennis.com
Jul 1, 2015
A couple of big names fell on Wednesday, with Nishikori withdrawing and Ivanovic going out, but Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka cruised through.
 
But, as the Telegraph’s Jim White joins The Tennis Podcast presenters David Law (BBC 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Live at Wimbledon), the talk of the town is Heather Watson, who reached the third round, and now faces Serena Williams … 
 
The team also preview Thursday’s order of play, and discuss where Andy Murray sits among all time British sporting champions.
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with The Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world. www.wearetennis.com
Jun 30, 2015
On a day when Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray made their 2015 Wimbledon bows, the Telegraph’s Chief Sports Feature Writer Oliver Brown joins Tennis Podcast presenters David Law (BBC 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Live At Wimbledon) to talk about it all.
 
Petra Kvitova won in half an hour to start her title defence, but the woman she beat in last year’s final, Eugenie Bouchard, and the third seed Simona Halep, both fell.
 
It was also a fantastic day for British tennis, with Heather Watson saving match points to advance, four British men reaching round two for the first time since 2006,  and Laura Robson playing creditably on her return from an 18 month injury. 
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world. www.wearetennis.com
 
Jun 29, 2015

On a day when Lleyton Hewitt’s glorious Wimbledon singles career came to an end, Novak Djokovic cruised into round two and Stan Wawrinka also advanced.

 
Aside from Hewitt’s 11-9 fifth set defeat to Jarkko Nieminen, one of the stories of the day was the comeback of Liam Broady from two sets to love down.
 
Jonathan Liew of the Telegraph joins Catherine Whitaker and David Law to talk it through and look ahead to day 2. 
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world. www.wearetennis.com
 
Jun 28, 2015
As Wimbledon prepares to get underway, Tennis Podcast presenters David Law and Catherine Whitaker are joined by the Telegraph’s Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs to dissect the singles draws.
 
All three put their necks on the line with a string of predictions, Simon is grilled about his choices in the Telegraph website’s Top 50 men and women Wimbledon players ever, and David reminisces about his first queueing experience exactly 20 years ago.
 
The Tennis Podcast is supported by BNP Paribas, the Bank for a changing world. It is brought to you in association with the Telegraph. 
Jun 21, 2015

After Andy Murray won a record equalling fourth Aegon Championships title, David Law and Catherine Whitaker get together one final time at The Queen's Club....until the Davis Cup. Murray talks to Catherine live on centre court about his title win while David joins British Davis Cup captain Leon Smith in the Player Lounge. According to Smith, Murray is the favourite for Wimbledon having begun to use his variety aggressively. He also gives the lowdown on the Great Britain against France Davis Cup tie. Meanwhile, Lleyton Hewitt is the legend of today and Viktor Troicki takes The Moet Moment challenge.

Jun 20, 2015

On a rain interrupted semi finals day at the Aegon Championships, David had the chance to chat to Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho about his relationship with Rafael Nadal, what football can learn from tennis and the tears he shed when Andy Murray won Wimbledon.  He also talks about why he likes tennis, how he would like to spend time with Murray to compare notes on their respective sports, and how he could never cope with being a tennis coach - unable to give team-talks during a match. 

Also in this epsiode, David and Catherine debate which of them is the bigger tennis fan (nerd) and Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan gives us his insight into how he will approach the prospect of playing two matches in one day. 

 
Jun 20, 2015

On a day when Andy Murray came back from a set down to defeat Gilles Muller, we hear from the British Number One about how he did it.

Meanwhile, Catherine Whitaker asks Gilles Simon who has the best serve in the world, and how he blunted the Milos Raonic delivery.

Toni Nadal gives an exclusive interview in which he talks about his nephew's quest for confidence, and how he will enter Wimbledon pain-free for the first time in years. 

And Catherine and David Law are joined by one of the longest-running members of the media team at the Aegon Championships - Mr Robin Daniels - who worked with John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors at the peak of their powers.

The Aegon Championships Tennis Podcast is brought to you in association with the Telegraph.

 

 

 

Jun 18, 2015

On another day of high drama at the Aegon Championships, David and Catherine are joined by special guest David Lewy to discuss the defeat of defending champion Grigor Dimitrov and the progress of three-time champion Andy Murray.

Also in today's episode, Jamie Delgado and Gilles Muller join us to talk about Delgado's super-coach status.

 

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