Episode 45 – The Ugly Shorts Editon [Podcast]

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June 11, 2015 by Parveer Mann

On this week’s Urban Tennis podcast, we debate if this was Serena’s toughest Grand Slam win yet, marvel Stan’s performance, eulogize Nadal’s 10 year run and discuss the latest developments with the Roland Garros renovation plans?

  • After surviving multiple three setters and the flu, Serena Williams still somehow won her third French Open and 20th Grand Slam this past weekend. We discuss how Serena’s mental toughness helped her overcome her poor play and why this Grand Slam effort might change our opinions either positively or negatively? Plus, how did Lucie Safarova put together her best two weeks on tour yet? (1:32)
  • Despite the questionable attire, Stan Wawrinka’s 60 winners helped him shock the tennis world again and end Novak Djokovic’s dreams of a first French Open title. What did we learn in his second Grand Slam title effort that we didn’t know after his first and could Stan top Andy Murray in a future all-time rankings list? (8:23)
  • As Rafael Nadal’s 10 year stranglehold on Roland Garros came to an end this year, we deliver our best ‘faux’ eulogies to commemorate the occasion and pick out our defining Nadal French Open moment of the past 10 years.(13:57)
  • The Roland Garros site had another eventful year with spectators asking for selfies and flying debris but it continues to attempt to modernize. We debate how long the site can continue even with the announced renovation plans and what changes it should make given the current restraints? (17:33)

Plus, a Game of Volleys (21:52), Social Media Highlight of the Week (26:04) and much more…

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