Next Gen, Politics and 2024
The tennis off season is officially here! In part one of the pod, Catherine, David and Matt wrap up the ATP Next Gen Finals where we learned a lot about Hamad Medjedovic. There’s also the annual rant about the scoring system, excitement for the return of Rafael Nadal in Brisbane, and news that Zheng Qinwen is going to be coached by Pere Riba again. Plus, we’re very excited to reveal our own big plans for 2024!
In part two, we speak to Matt Futterman of The Athletic about his story that the Grand Slams are plotting a deal for a ‘premier tour’ that would revolutionise the sport. Matt goes into detail about how it might work and what it would mean for different parties, the roles of Saudi Arabia and the PTPA in all this, and how likely it is to actually happen.
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