Aus Open Day 8 - Nadal Edges New Kyrgios; Goran Goes In-Depth On Djokovic

Another night at this year’s Australian Open, another Nick Kyrgios match that had everyone engrossed. This time, he lost against Rafael Nadal in a pulsating four-set contest, but he showed a commitment we’d never seen from him before. Afterwards, Catherine, David and Matt sat down with some beers to digest the match. 

There’s also chat about Dominic Thiem’s reasons for splitting with Thomas Muster, the awesome sight of Stan Wawrinka in full flight, Garbiñe Muguruza’s ambition, Alexander Zverev’s renewed confidence, and the bizarre scheduling on Ash Barty vs. Petra Kvitova. 

Plus, David speaks to Goran Ivanisevic for a revealing insight into his role within Novak Djokovic’s team. 


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