French Open Day 8 - Wawrinka vs. Tsitsipas - all-time classic; Konta continues stunning run; Thiem shows teeth after press room run-in

It is hard to imagine that we will see a better tennis match than Stan Wawrinka vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas this fortnight, or even this year.

Five sets and more than five hours of intoxicating drama, and spellbinding shotmaking which forms the centrepiece of our Day 8 Tennis Podcast from the French Open. 

How did Wawrinka outlast a man well over 10 years his junior? What state was Tsitsipas in when he spoke about it afterwards? (Matt Roberts went along to find out). And how do Matt and Catherine Whitaker rate Wawrinka’s chances against Roger Federer in the quarterfinals?

Elsewhere, Johanna Konta is a 100%, cast-iron member of ‘The Mix’ after her straight sets defeat of Donna Vekic. She now faces Sloane Stephens in the last 8. So who will win? 

The performances of Federer and Rafael Nadal are also covered, and there’s reaction to Dominic Thiem’s anger at being moved from the biggest interview room to make way for Serena Williams yesterday. 

The Tennis Podcast will be daily throughout the French Open, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s, and Wimbledon.

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