Madrid - Sabalenka, Zverev take titles

The last few weeks have seen the blossoming of a new rivalry in women’s tennis and the latest meeting between Ash Barty and Aryna Sabalenka didn’t disappoint. 

Catherine, David and Matt discuss how Sabalenka won the opening set of the Madrid final 6-0, the impressive way she competed in the decider, and whether or not this victory changes her prospects at Roland Garros. 

We then turn our attention to the men’s event. Is Matteo Berrettini a better player than we’d realised? Why did we enjoy watching him compete so much in Madrid? Does Dominic Thiem have enough time to get ready for Roland Garros? And what should we make of Rafael Nadal’s week? 

Finally, we analyse the title-winning tennis of Alexander Zverev and reflect on how we should cover him when the allegations against him continue to make us feel uncomfortable. 

The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It publishes on Mondays and Thursdays, and daily during Grand Slam tournaments.


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