Episode 25 – Les jeunes de Paris [Podcast]

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May 25, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this Grand Slam edition of the Urban Tennis podcast, we break down the French Open draws, discuss how to handle the McIlroy/Wozniacki split and praise Tennis Channel’s limited French Open coverage.

  • Will Rafael Nadal’s draw allow him to exercise this year’s clay demons? Plus, does Andy Murray finally look solid on clay, who are this year’s dangerous floaters, and our not so bold predictions. (1:28)
  • Analyzing the women’s draw. How bad must Maria Sharapova be feeling after being drawn into Serena Williams’ quarter? Plus, can Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep keep their recent mojo going and we offer some not so bold predictions. (7:45)
  • This week, Rory McIlroy announced his split from Caroline Wozniacki months after their engagement. What responsibility do golf and tennis writers have to be fair when reporting this matter and each others’ sport? Also, why are tennis productions so obsessed with the need to show spouses and significant others constantly on and off the court? (14:03)
  • In our media/technology segment, we discuss why Tennis Channel’s limited coverage of the French Open is still important for fans and the network at large? (19:46)

Plus, our challenges for Roland Garros (22:37), the Social Media Highlight of the Week (25:35) and much more…

Note: You can download our most recent episodes of the podcast on our SoundClound page.


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