Episode 26 – Paris, Ontario? [Podcast]

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June 3, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this edition of the Urban Tennis podcast, we recap the first four rounds of action at the French Open including the career-best runs by Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard.. Plus, our thoughts on Gulbis’ controversial comments on gender equality and Roland Garros’ YouTube presence.

  • Canadian stars impress on clay. How did Milos and Genie adapt so well to a surface that should give them problems. Plus, what their chances are in the quarterfinals? (1:11)
  • The elite eight are set for both the men and women. Who benefitted the most from the early losses on the women’s side and who has impressed us the most on the men’s side (not named Nadal or Djokovic)? (4:57)
  • Late last week, Ernests Gulbis made some noteworthy comments regarding his desire to not see his half-sisters become professional tennis players because how it would adversely affect their family life. We discuss why gender equality or inequality issues still resonate in the tennis world and how it’s not surprising these comments were made by Gulbis? (10:20)
  • In the media/technology segment: we explain how Roland Garros’ traditionally protective approach to online content has been reimagined this year? How does curated content like Emotions 2014 or Top 5 lists help or hinder Roland Garros’ desire to create a viral moment? (14:20)

Plus, Tennis Roulette [2005 French Open](17:47), the Social Media Highlight of the Week (20:49) and much more…

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

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