Emotional Edmund Wins First ATP Title; Mid-Match Coaching Debate Reignited; Deciding Set Tie-Breaks At Wimbledon; WTA Finals In Full Swing
Catherine and David began a recent episode of The Tennis Podcast by delving deep into Kyle Edmund’s ongoing title drought. This time, a mere two weeks later, they start by lauding Edmund’s emotional maiden title victory in Antwerp. How significant is it that he’s got the monkey off his back?
Edmund was one of three young titlists on the ATP Tour this week. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov were the other two. Out of that triumvirate, who will have the best career?
On the women’s side, Daria Kasatkina won a thrilling final in Moscow against the marvellous Ons Jabeur. It was a match that turned on its head after Phillipe Dehaes delivered a rousing message during a coaching timeout. But should it be allowed? In light of Patrick Mouratoglou’s comments on Twitter, in which he made a strong case in favour of on-court coaching, Catherine and David re-open the debate.
Elsewhere, Wimbledon announced the introduction of final set tiebreaks at 12-12 from next year. Is that a good decision? Only a tiny number of matches even reach 12-12 in the deciding set, so why has the news received such attention?
Last but not least, with the WTA Finals in full-swing, Catherine and David give their take on the week so far. Why is the court so slow? Is round-robin the best format? And who is the favourite to win the title?
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