Episode 33 – Billie Jean’s House [Podcast]

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August 28, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this week’s Urban Tennis podcast, we preview week one of the US Open, Sharapova’s comments on medical timeouts and share our thoughts on TSN’s multi-court coverage.

  • With Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic struggling to regain form and Rafael Nadal missing, could this first week be the most unpredictable in years? Also, what does Roger Federer have to show us in the first week to affirm his frontrunner standing? Plus, we highlight some key matches and players these next few days in Flushing. (1:15)
  • On the women’s side, we assess if Petra Kvitova is the main contender to dethrone Serena Williams and what Serena must do to overcome her poor results at this year’s Slams? Plus, we discuss Genie Bouchard and 15 year old CiCi Bellis’ first round victories. (7:48)
  • After her now infamous Cincinnati comments, Maria Sharapova once again offered her opinions on medical timeouts after her first round victory. We discuss how viable her opinion is and if there is precedent in other sports to charge for injuries/timeouts? Are there any other solutions we can apply to avert medical timeout hysteria? (14:10)
  • Coinciding with the start of the US Open, TSN introduced their five national feeds this week that delievers tennis fans with multi-court coverage of the US Open. We reflect how it has changed our viewing habits already and what kinks still need to be worked out? (18:42)

Plus, A Game of Challenges (21:28), Social Media Highlight of the Week (23:15) and much more…

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

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