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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May 18, 2015
The great Martina Navratilova joins David to talk about her childhood memories, her rivalry with Chris Evert, and her thoughts on the game today. Who does she think will come out on top in the upcoming French Open? Which of the young guns most excites her? Can Serena Williams surpass Steffi Graf Grand Slams singles titles won? And Serena vs. Martina - what would have happened? Plus, Rafael Nadal's battle with nerves, Novak Djokovic's dominance, and Andy Murray's opportunity.
 
Finally, Catherine Whitaker returns from our European clay court swing with a spring in her step and plenty of thoughts, opinions and dodgy predictions. 
 
 

 

May 11, 2015
After a stunning final victory for Andy Murray over Rafael Nadal in Madrid, Catherine Whitaker is joined courtside by tennis journalist Alix Ramsay to discuss his performance and assess Greg Rusedski’s view that he is now second favourite for the French Open. And what of Nadal? Plus, a Rome preview, including the return of Novak Djokovic. 

 

May 4, 2015

Given Novak Djokovic's 2015 heorics, just whose era over the last year has been the greatest? Was it Federer in 2006? Nadal in 2010? Or does Djokovic today beat them both? Catherine and David debate the issue passionately.

Our special guest is the last man to captain Great Britain to the Davis Cup final - Paul Hutchins, who recalls the final in which John McEnroe played his first ever Davis Cup rubber, how he got the best out of the Lloyd brothers, and what he thinks Dan Maskell might have made of tennis today. 

Apr 27, 2015

Following his early loss to Fabio Fognini in Barcelona, David and Catherine debate the French Open prospects of Rafael Nada, and discuss the potential threat of 'Agassi-like' Kei Nishikori. On the women's side, topics include the 'sophomore freefall' of Genie Bouchard and the split between Agnieszka Radwanska and Martina Navratilova. 

Apr 19, 2015

Recorded courtside in Monte Carlo just minutes after the final, Catherine Whitaker is joined by World Feed television commentator and former player Robbie Koenig to review another title for Novak Djokovic. Can anyone beat him, and if so, by whom, how, when and where? Where is Rafa Nadal in his progress towards and intended tenth French Open title, and what of the other runners and riders?

 

 

 

 

Apr 13, 2015

Jeremy Bates beat Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Boris Becker during his career, but he's never experienced anything like the ten days of Wimbledon in 1992. In an in-depth chat with David Law, Bates describes the trance he was in after missing out on match point for a place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, the circus that followed, and why Andy Murray's tennis will benefit from him being married. Bates also talks about tennis today, and expresses his view about who will win the French Open. "Djokovic all the way."

Apr 6, 2015

David takes time out of his busy commentary schedule to join Catherine for a discussion of all things Miami Open, including the brilliance of Serena Williams & Novak Djokovic, the rise of Carla Suarez Navarro & signs of progress for Andy Murray. PLUS we debate the merits of on court coaching, and give Catherine plenty of grief for her terrible predictions. 

Mar 30, 2015

The man in charge of British Tennis, LTA CEO Michael Downey, exclusively talks to David & Catherine about his blueprint for progress - 'it starts with participation and ends with participation' - GB Davis Cup success & the importance of Andy Murray.

Mar 23, 2015

David & Catherine meet up in their favourite Putney coffee shop to pick over the bones of two sensational Indian Wells finals and look ahead to the Miami Open. Who is the best player in the world over three sets, is Novak Djokovic made of elastic, and isn't it time we started talking about Timea Bacsinszky? Plus, we discuss Rafa's decision to return to the AEGON Championships and the Queen's Club in June. 

Mar 16, 2015

David & Catherine reunite in their favourite Putney shopping centre to discuss all the action from Indian Wells, including Serena Williams' hugely anticipated return, other great tennis comebacks & the biggest win of Heather Watson's career so far. 

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