Your questions answered – tennis without crowds, Thiem vs. Ibbou & the big doubles debate

We take listener questions on a range of topics, including what can be done to make tennis behind closed doors more enjoyable, Innes Ibbou’s rebuttal to Dominic Thiem’s comments about lower ranked players, results from the past that we’d like to change, the best and worst coaching appointments, and whether doubles should be made more prominent.

The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, featuring 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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Our Tennis Re-Lived series will return on May 18th when we look back on past editions of Rome. We will be watching Federer and Nadal’s classic from 2006 on Tennis TV and talking about Gabriela Sabatini’s dominant run there, highlighted by her 1992 final against Monica Seles, which is available to watch on YouTube. We will also be doing daily editions during the original Roland Garros and Wimbledon dates.


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