Episode 38 – Swiss Excellence [Podcast]

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December 3, 2014 by Gurveer Mann

On this week’s Urban Tennis podcast, we debate who was the ‘real’ Davis Cup headliner, reflect on a subpar World Tour Finals, talk coaching decisions for Genie Bouchard and Simona Halep and how the tennis world should cover the upcoming IPTL?

  • After a week fueled with talk about Federer’s back, Stan vs. Mirka and who will play doubles, the Swiss convincingly beat France to capture their first ever Davis Cup title. Even though Roger Federer received the most attention for winning his first, how should press and credit be divided among Stan and Roger? Plus, we discuss if our opinion about Roger’s career resume has changed in any significant manner? (1:22)
  • This month’s World Tour Finals in London was largely a bust, full of blowouts and an untimely withdrawal. We talk about who disappointed us the most and who we see as possible new entrants in 2015? (6:36)
  • After career years in 2014, both Genie Bouchard and Simona Halep will be undergoing coaching changes for the 2015 season. We discuss how both players are now in a position to choose the type of coach they want and examine their respective splits with their previous coaches? (11:08)
  • In the media/technology segment, we discuss how the tennis media should cover the new IPTL series and if exhibitions still have a role in an otherwise gruelling season?  (15:27)

Plus, A Game of Tennis Roulette on the country of Taiwan (20:14), Social Media Highlight of the Week (22:37) and much more…

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

Thanks to DJ Skoal from Let. First. Serve.  for posting our last episode in video format here.

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