Kyle Edmund Continues Search For First ATP Title; Medvedev & Basilashvili Shine In The Far East; Dominant Wozniacki Wins Beijing

Inspired by a certain Tennis Podcast presenter’s loss from match point up, David and Catherine begin this week’s show by discussing the phenomenon of ‘choking’ in sport. What causes it? And what’s the biggest choke in tennis history?

In Beijing this week, Kyle Edmund didn’t choke, but he did miss a big opportunity to win his first ATP title. How important is it that he overcomes this hurdle sooner rather than later?

Two men who have got the title-winning bug, however, are Daniil Medvedev and Nikoloz Basilashvili. David and Catherine hail their respective victories in Tokyo and Beijing, as well as their rise up the rankings in 2018. Why do their efforts seem to slip under the radar compared to those of Shapovalov and Tsitsipas?

Caroline Wozniacki, meanwhile, won her first Premier Mandatory title since 2011, doing so without dropping a single set in Beijing. After a few months of injury and poor form, where did this flawless week come from?

There’s also time to salute Kevin Anderson’s good nature, debate the different merits of one-handed and two-handed backhands, and discuss the excellent news that Britain will be hosting a Fed Cup tie for the first time since 1993.

Catherine ends the show with two bits of advice: 1) Check out Jo Konta’s cute new dog. 2) Consider checking in to Agnieszka Radwanska’s tennis-themed hotel.

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