Roland Garros Preview, ‘Drip’ Review

A few months later than usual, but the French Open is here and the draws have been made.

We reflect on the significance of the headline match between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, discuss Jo Konta’s chances against Coco Gauff, break down a tough route for Stefanos Tsitsipas, consider a wide-open bottom half of the women’s draw, and debate whether Rafael Nadal can be viewed as more of a favourite than Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem.

We also review “Drip” by Denis Shapovalov and Corentin Moutet, salute Liam Broady for qualifying at Roland Garros, discuss Casper Ruud’s impressive form in 2020, look ahead to the Laver Cup at London’s O2 arena in 2022, analyse the ramifications of Simon Briggs’ story in The Telegraph about the dramatic decrease in drug testing during lockdown, and revisit our discussion about a non-gendered word to describe Alexander Zverev.

The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.

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