Episode 32 – Which Way, Jo? [Podcast]

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August 19, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this week’s edition of the Urban Tennis podcast, we chat about Jo’s unbelievable Toronto run, Venus’ Montreal debut, ATP Masters 1000 money issues and the state of in-house tennis productions.

  • After watching Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat four Top 10 players in Toronto, we discuss if this version of Tsonga has returned for good? How important are the early losses in Cincinnati? Plus, we reflect on possibly watching Roger Federer for the last time in person. (1:28)
  • Venus captivates Montreal. We talk about her incredible week, the showdown with Serena and how athletes learn to change expectations as they age. Plus, why Aga Radwanska needed to win Montreal. (8:27)
  • As ATP players begin to apply pressure on ATP Masters 1000 events to double their purses in the near future, how can the events run by tennis federations compete with their privately owned counterparts? Plus, we discuss how devastating it would be for Canada if the Rogers Cup was demoted to an ATP 500 event? (14:15)
  • After spending more than a week on-site in Toronto, we chat about the state of in-house entertainment during tennis events and what we would like implemented in the future? (17:45)

Plus, A Game of Volleys (21:20), Social Media Highlight of the Week (24:25)  and much more…

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

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