Episode 30 – Double Down [Podcast]

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July 18, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this week’s Urban Tennis podcast, we recap Petra and Novak’s second WImbledon titles, discuss Canada’s unprecedented Wimbledon success and compare ESPN and BBC’s broadcast styles.

  • Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer to win his second Wimbledon title. We discuss if this will be remembered as Novak’s most important Slam win and how one GIF perfectly encapsulated Roger’s fortnight? Plus, we reflect on Dimitrov, Raonic and Krygios’ breakthrough runs and rank their outlooks for the rest of the season (1:13)
  • Kvitova puts on a masterclass en route to her second Wimbledon title. How was Petra able to overcome her consistent shakiness and transform into a world-beater this past week? Is she someone who will only find success at Wimbledon or will her talent finally emerge elsewhere? Plus, we look at Genie Bouchard’s missed marketing opportunity and if she will have to go back to the drawing board and alter her play against the WTA’s best?(9:04)
  • Arguably, Canadian tennis had its best two weeks at Wimbledon. How does Tennis Canada work to capture this sudden interest and help the sport grow in the country. We discuss if Canada should push to get another ATP/WTA event during the winter indoor season? (15:23)
  • In the media/technology segment, we discuss both BBC and ESPN’s broadcasting styles and if viewers benefit from one more than the other? (18:29)

Plus, a Game of Volleys (20:36), the Social Media Highlight of the Week (24:00) and much more…

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

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