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Jul 19, 2015

Davis Cup Sunday - Murray, Hewitt Set Up GB vs. Australia Semifinal Showdown; Leon Smith interview

 
Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith told The Tennis Podcast that Andy Murray is ‘a phenomenal competitive animal’ after he carried the nation to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals for the first time since 1981.
 
Smith joined Tennis Podcast presenters David Law and Catherine Whitaker to reflect upon a tie that Britain won 3-1 against France. It set up a final four meeting with Australia, 18-20 September. 
 
“I’ve been trying to come up with the right words to describe Andy, but he is just a phenomenal competitive animal. It was unreal,” said Smith, after captaining the British team from the brink of relegation to Euro African Zone 3 in July 2010, to the semifinals of the World Group.
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.
Jul 18, 2015
Greg Rusedski has told The Tennis Podcast that victory on Sunday over France would be the most important win for Britain’s Davis Cup team could lead to them lifting the Davis Cup outright given the teams left in the competition. 
 
Team GB are three sets away from reaching the semifinals of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Andy and Jamie Murray joined forces on Saturday to fight back from a set down and defeat Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut.
 
Andy Murray will now play his reverse singles at 12.30pm on Sunday against either Gilles Simon or Richard Gasquet. Victory would put Britain into a home semifinal against either Australia or Kazakhstan. The Kazakhs lead 2-1 going into the final day. 
 
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Jul 17, 2015

After the first day of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinals on Friday, Great Britain and France stand 1-1 overnight, with the winner looking increasingly likely to face Kazakhstan, who took a shook 2-0 lead in Australia. 

Tennis Podcast presenters David Law and Catherine Whitaker sit next to the centre court at The Queen’s Club to reflect on a pulsating if largely predictable day one in London, and speculate over Saturday’s doubles pairings. 

Would a chat with France captain Arnaud Clement shed any light? Find out in the latest Tennis Podcast, produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.

 

Jul 16, 2015

With the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinals about to get underway, The Tennis Podcast's David Law was invited inside the Great Britain team room to talk to captain Leon Smith, Andy and Jamie Murray, and James Ward and Dominic Inglot together, moments after the draw for their tie with France. 

What does the captain's job entail? Which Davis Cup memory stands out for Andy Murray from his childhood? And what are Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot's thoughts after being picked for the doubles?

We also hear from the No.1 player in France, Gilles Simon, and David and Catherine Whitaker look ahead to all of the quarterfinals.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 12, 2015
Novak Djokovic ended Roger Federer’s dreams of an 8th Wimbledon title for the second year in a row, and our Tennis Podcast team got back together for one last time at Wimbledon to talk about it.
 
Jim White of the Telegraph joined presenters David Law (BBC Radio 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Live at Wimbledon) to discuss the turning points, the incredible 12-10 second set tie-break, and Djokovic’s position in the all-time list as a 9-time Grand Slam champion. 
 
The podcast team will return on Thursday for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas tie between Great Britain and France at The Queen’s Club.  
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.  

 

Jul 11, 2015
Serena Williams moved one Grand Slam title behind Steffi Graf in the all-time list after claiming her 21st major crown on Saturday. Can Roger Federer do something similar on Sunday?
 
Tennis Podcast presenters David Law (BBC Radio 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Live at Wimbledon) are joined by Daniel Schofield of the Telegraph, and in an impromptu cameo, John Inverdale, to look back on Wiliams’ 6-4, 6-4 win over Garbine Muguruza in the Ladies Final, and ahead to the Men’s Final.
 
Can Federer win an 18th Slam at nearly 34 years of age? Will Djokovic repeat his of last year? Discussed.
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.
 
 
Jul 10, 2015
Just a few days short of his 34th birthday, Roger Federer delivered one of the greatest performances that the Wimbledon Centre Court has ever seen to defeat Andy Murray in straight sets and set up a final with Novak Djokovic. 
 
Tennis Podcast presenters David Law (BBC Radio 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Live at Wimbledon) lifted their jaws off the floor long enough to talk it through, and were joined after print deadlines had been satisfied by the Telegraph’s Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs.
 
Has Federer ever looked better? Is there anything Murray could have done differently? Early thoughts about the final?
 
The women’s final between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza is also previewed as the last weekend of The Championships approaches. 
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.
Jul 9, 2015
Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova has produced the same result for more than a a decade and the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2015 were no exception. Joining David Law (BBC Radio 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Live at Wimbledon) on the Tennis Podcast to talk about that, and Garbine Muguruza’s fabulous run to the final, is Telegraph Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs.
 
On Friday, Andy Murray faces Roger Federer for a place in the final, and Simon gives an insight into what the Telegraph will be doing to preview the match, the thoughts of Greg Rusedski, and who they all think will win. Novak Djokovic vs. Richard Gasquet is also previewed. 
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.
 
Jul 8, 2015
Andy Murray will face Roger Federer in a blockbuster semifinal on Friday after straight sets wins on Wednesday, and Tennis Podcast presenter David Law (BBC Radio 5 Live) returns from his sick-bed to talk about it with Catherine Whitaker and the Telegraph’s Jim White. 
 
Which of them looks the most impressive? Which of their previous 23 matches (Federer leads 12-11) is most relevant? Who will win? All questions asked and answered in the latest show.
 
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic will take on Richard Gasquet, who surprisingly overcame Stan Wawrinka 11-9 in the decider. In Thursday’s women’s semifinals, Serena Williams takes on Maria Sharapova after Garbine Muguruza has met Agnieszka Radwanska. Catherine, David and Jim preview them all.
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.
Jul 7, 2015
After a thrilling set of women’s quarterfinals on Tuesday, Catherine Whitaker (Live at Wimbledon) is joined by the Telegraph’s Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs to review them all, and look ahead to Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Garbine Muguruza.
 
Simon also teases Greg Rusedski’s Telegraph column which reveals the former British No.1 thinks Stan Wawrinka will reach the semifinals to set up a ‘new’ Big 4. All of the men’s quarterfinals are previewed.
 
The Tennis Podcast is produced in association with the Telegraph, and supported by BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world.
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