Episode 28 – Wake Up, Wimbledon [Podcast]

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June 25, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this week’s Urban Tennis podcast, we preview both Wimbledon draws, discuss McEnroe’s self-officiating concept and explore ways Wimbledon can trend against the World Cup.

  • Previewing the women’s draw. Once again, Maria and Serena are drawn into the same quarter and we discuss if they will finally meet?  Also, how do we feel about Sabine Lisicki getting the honour to start Tuesday’s play on center court? Plus, we check in on Vika’s return and offer our contenders and possible surprises? (1:23)
  • On the men’s side, we have the potential for a Murray/Djokovic clash in one semifinal but has news of a possible wrist setback made you less likely to deem Djokovic the favourite? On the other side, everyone love’s Federer’s path but should they? Plus, our contenders and surprise picks. (9:24)
  • According to this Slate article, John McEnroe has once again offered his two cents on how to make tennis more appealing for the average fan. This time, he outlines a game that eliminates umpires and linespeople in favour of self-officiating. We debate if this rule change would have the desired impact that McEnroe wants? (17:14)
  • With the World Cup gobbling up headlines, how should other sporting events like Wimbledon attract eyeballs and press attention to their event?(21:17)

Plus, our challenges for Wimbledon (24:11), the Social Media Highlight of the Week (26:26) and much more…

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


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