January 28, 2014 by Gurveer Mann
The first Grand Slam of the year has now reached its conclusion. We may be sleep deprived after living two weeks on Melbourne time but we still found a way to come together and cover the final weekend.
- We recap a bizarre finish to the Men’s final and discuss if “Iron Stan” Wawrinka a one-slam wonder or can he win again? Plus, how should we assess Nadal and Federer after their disappointing ends to once promising tournaments? (0:55)
- Li Na reigns in Melbourne. Is her is victory still impressive despite not playing any Top 20 players? Also, will her post-match interview propel her into a higher profile among North American tennis fans? Finally we talk about the outlook for runner-up Dominika Cibulkova? (6:11)
- Melbourne once again provided some young talent making big strides. First, we discuss Genie’s groundbreaking performance and the ramifications on Canadian tennis. Plus, do we feel Grigor Dimitrov has finally developed his game beyond his natural skillset to finally be a legitimate contender? (11:40)
- In the media segment, we do our annual roundup of the TV coverage including Australia’s Channel 7 on-court interviews, ESPN’s new vantage point in Rod Laver Arena and TSN’s problem with simulcasts. (15:28)
Plus, A Game of Volleys (20:02), Social Media Highlight of the Week (22:53) and much more…
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