March is here, and so are two big hard-court tournaments. We discuss Venus’ return, Halep’s status, Federer’s omission, Djokovic’s desire, and much more.
Last week, Dubai’s top eight seeds went 0-8. This week in Doha, we’ve already seen Kerber and Halep drop their openers. It’s time we talk
The early success of 18-year-old American Taylor Fritz, and the latest comeback from star-crossed Juan Martin del Potro, are topics worth talking about.
In this edition of the podcast, we look back at Switzerland’s success in Fed Cup and ask the question: Has anything changed since match-fixing allegations rocked tennis?
Ed and Steve return to run down all the happenings from the Happy Slam, including Djokovic’s latest title and Serena’s surprising stumble. Plus: Winners and losers from Down Under.
With the draws ready for dissection, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the best matches, upset picks and possible scenarios that could unfold Down Under.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan recap a busy opening weekend of tennis, including Milos Raonic’s attention-grabbing win over Roget Federer, Victoria Azarenka’s blitzkrieg in Brisbane, and the unstoppable Novak Djokovic.
Tennis stumbles at the start with a rash of injuries and withdrawals. Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor discuss the carnage as well as the Miami Open, which could be on the move.
New coaches, Federer’s funky schedule, the Olympics and much more: We discuss the upcoming season. Plus: Parting words on Robin Soderling
After reviewing the last match of the year—Andy Murray’s Davis Cup-clinching win—Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor look back at the best matches of 2015.
With the World Tour Finals behind us and the last event of the year, the Davis Cup final, nearing, we reconvene on the podcast.
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor discuss a busy weekend in tennis, including the WTA Finals and a Federer-Nadal final in Basel
With the round-robin portion of Singapore behind us, we discuss the final four, and the most notable casualty, Simona Halep
We consider Nole’s campaign against some of the greats, and look ahead to the WTA Finals in Singapore.
We discuss both possibilities and much more about the two tours in this week’s podcast.
As the podcast returns, we say goodbye to departing WTA CEO Stacey Allaster, another round of Davis Cup, and the Grand Slam season.
After discussing the clear story of the tournament, Ed McGrogan and Nina Pantic break down the women’s bracket.
Albert Chen of Sports Illustrated joins Ed McGrogan to break down the men’s bracket—and to discuss the other big happening in Flushing, the New York Mets.
Thoughts on Sloane Stephens’ win in Washington, the Rogers Cup in Montreal and Toronto, plus more.
Before we head north for the Rogers Cup, we consider what this week means for players in D.C., Stanford, and Kitzbuhel. Plus: Where does Rafa stand before he heads to hard courts?
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor reunite on the podcast, discuss where the game stands in the summer, and discuss the 50th Anniversary of TENNIS Magazine.
Recapping championship performances and close calls.
The Wimbledon finals are set: Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer and Serena Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza. Ed McGrogan discusses the finalists and the final-four match-ups from the All England Club
Ed McGrogan weighs in on the winners at Wimbledon, and some of the departed.
Venus and Serena started the day, while Djokovic and Anderson concluded it—sort of. Ed McGrogan recaps it all on today’s podcast.
On Middle Sunday, we look ahead to Manic Monday’s 16 round-of-16 matches, including Venus vs. Serena.
A dramatic day at Wimbledon ended with a match that wouldn’t end: Marin Cilic and John Isner remain tied at 10-all. Ed McGrogan recaps it all.
Dustin Brown’s upset of Rafael Nadal leads our audio recap of Thursday’s action from the All England Club.
We know half of the third round after three days of play. In today’s podcast, we break down the ever-changing brackets.
Our audio recap of the action from the All England Club.’
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor take stock of the tours as we say goodbye to clay and welcome three weeks of grass-court play.
With a week of play in the books, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan look back—and look ahead—on Roland Garros
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan take stock of the tours after Rome—and give their thoughts on the “Mad Men” series finale.
After an upset-filled week in Madrid, the tours slide over to Rome. We discuss both big clay events.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss an already intriguing Madrid Open, where world No. 2 Simona Halep suffered a first-round loss.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the ramifications of Nole’s latest win over Rafa
For the first significant clay-court tournament of the season, there’s a lot on the line. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the draw.
As we leave hard courts behind (for now), two familiar names are ruling the sport—and ruled in Miami. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan recap the tournament and consider where we’re at now.
There are many intriguing fourth-round match-ups at Indian Wells, but are they just appetizers to the main course, served by the Big Four and Serena? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the draws so far.
The Big 4 lead the four quarters of the draw. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down the men’s bracket.
Serena returns, as does Keys; could we see a surprise champion, or at least Vika vs. Maria in round three? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the Indian Wells women’s draw.
In advance of Indian Wells, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan recap title runs by Safarova, Federer, Nadal, and Ferrer to close out February.
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor take a closer look at the loaded WTA and ATP fields in Dubai, and consider Rafael Nadal’s latest clay-court run.
While it was a busier-than-usual weekend of Fed Cup, Novak Djokovic is alone at the top—for now. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan talk tennis as we leave Australia behind.
Will Murray finally win an Aussie Open? Can we expect anything different from Sharapova against Serena? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the final days Down Under.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan get together to discuss the opening week of play Down Under.
Ed McGrogan and Nina Pantic break down the Aussie Open brackets, quarter by quarter.
The new year has just begun, but there’s already concern about Rafael Nadal. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the Spanish star, Vika, Stan, and some notable youngsters.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan guess next year’s Top 10. Some of our picks may surprise you.
Nina Pantic and Ed McGrogan guess next year’s Top 10, which includes some mainstays and surprises.
With London and Lille behind us, we give our final thoughts on the ATP World Tour Finals, Davis Cup Final, and 2014 as a whole.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down the groups in London and discuss the long-term future of the tournament
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the latest news from the WTA’s season-ending event and a busy week of ATP play.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the legacy of Vic Braden, the state of Maria Sharapova, and forecast a suddenly shifting ATP tour
What should we expect from Rafa’s latest comeback? Who will be Serena’s next big challenger? And how important is winning a Davis Cup to Roger Federer? Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor give their answers.
Matt Cronin, one of the most dedicated and respected journalists in sports, has been fighting a health battle throughout 2014. Before he returns to the press room at the U.S. Open, we discussed his world and the tennis world on the podcast.
Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the importance of the Rogers Cup, the opportunity of Milos Raonic, the return of Victoria Azarenka, and the final stretch of the Slam season.
They’ve risen up the ranks and infiltrated the Top 10. Have Halep and Bouchard reached their ceilings, or are their ascents only the beginning?
Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss two very different but resonant finals, which saw Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic win their second Wimbledon titles.
Nadal and Murray are out, while Federer and Djokovic have kept their title hopes alive—but not if Dimitrov or Raonic can help it. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss a most interesting men’s event at Wimbledon.’
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up at Wimbledon’s midpoint to discuss Serena’s surprising loss, women’s contenders, young men making moves, and the darkness issue at the All England Club.
Andy Murray lifted Britain’s curse, but there is still much to anticipate at a wide-open Wimbledon. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the top topics.
In one of the best women’s Grand Slam finals in years, Maria Sharapova held off debutant Simona Halep to win her second French Open title. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the day and look ahead to the men’s final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
Sharapova survives, Murray wins 12-10, Monfils/Fognini drama (again), Canadian champions? Reporting from Paris, Peter Bodo catches up with Ed McGrogan.
Who would have guessed that 18-year-old Taylor Townsend, playing in her first major, would go farther than either Williams sister? Peter Bodo gives his thoughts on these Day 4 developments from Roland Garros.
What should we make of Stan Wawrinka’s first-round implosion at the French Open? Peter Bodo gives us his thoughts from Paris.
Is Rafael Nadal still the French Open favorite? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up after the last major tune-up—and before the clay-court major.’
Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss Roger Federer’s brief return at the Italian Open, and what we can expect to see from him down the road. Plus, is Maria Sharapova catching up to Serena Williams?
The men’s event is Federer-free and devoid of Djokovic. What does that mean for Nadal, Wawrinka, and other possible contenders? Will the stronger women’s event use this opportunity to seize the spotlight?’
The red-clay season really gets going in Monaco. Will a familiar face take the title, or is this small Masters draw ripe for some major upsets? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss.
Indian Wells and Miami are behind us, but there’s still plenty of tennis happenings to discuss Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up to do just that.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the differences between March’s two big tournaments, and the lopsided record of a high-profile semifinal match-up.
Murray and Lendl ended their fruitful coaching relationship, while other high-profile partnerships are just getting started. (Oh, and Caroline Wozniacki let yet another coach go.) Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan take stock of these tandems.
Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com joins the podcast to discuss what’s become of UCLA and Virginia since last year’s unforgettable NCAA final, this year’s title contenders, and the state of the college game.
The world’s top players reunite for the first time since Melbourne at Indian Wells and Miami. We look at who needs a deep run (or two), and who should beware the Ides of March.
Venus was very nearly victorious, while Gael gave the Dutch crowd more show than substance. We examine their exits in the podcast.
Doha, Dubai; Fed Cup, Davis Cup — and more Aussie Open fallout. We discuss it all in this week’s podcast.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up after Fedal XXXIII and look ahead to the men’s and women’s finals in Oz.
It’s been one big happening after another at the Australian Open, with no end in sight: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will square off in the semis. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan preview their latest bout and recap what’s happened thus far in Oz.
Reporting from Melbourne, Steve Tignor previews two blockbuster fourth-rounders with online editor Ed McGrogan, looks ahead at Andy Murray’s chances and looks back at a memorable week for the Aussies.
Reporting from Melbourne, Steve Tignor gives his thoughts on what’s happened thus far at the Australian Open, and the heat that’s played a major factor in the results.
As the Aussie Open nears, the players discussed court speed, the qualifiers made one final push, and Juan Martin del Potro won another tournament. Steve Tignor, reporting from Melbourne, discusses it all with Ed McGrogan.
Six days in, and the 2014 season is already six tournaments old. We discuss the champions, upsets, and much more from events around the globe.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss leadership moves made by Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and the ATP, plus the cost of doing business with the game’s top players.
Richard Pagliaro returns from Belgrade with thoughts on the Djokovic doubles drama and more from the Davis Cup final.
After some closing thoughts on the ATP’s season-ending event, Peter Bodo, Steve Tignor, and Ed McGrogan discuss the (truly) final event of the year, which pits the Czech Republic against Serbia.
There’s no time to waste as the ATP World Tour Finals started just hours after the Paris Masters ended. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss both prestigious events.
The round-robin draws haven’t been made, but there’s plenty to discuss before the pageantry begins in Istanbul.
Now 25, Juan Martin del Potro continues to divide opinion with his up and down performances. Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor assess where the world No. 5 is at.
What should we make of David Nalbandian’s polarizing career, Li Na’s play at the China Open, and Rafael Nadal’s indoor swing? All the answers on the podcast, with Ed McGrogan, Richard Pagliaro, and Peter Bodo.
Are we selling the “old” Big Four short? Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss Andy Murray’s concerns, the ranking system and Roger Federer, and fall tennis memories.
The Czech Republic crushed Argentina, while Serbia scraped by Canada. We look back at the final four and look ahead to November’s final.
As the U.S. Open draws near, how should we feel about Vika, Maria, Serena, Andy, Nole, and Roger? Richard Pagliaro and Ed McGrogan give their opinions.
Can Serena or Rafa follow up their Canada crowns with a win in Ohio? We break down the men’s and women’s Cincy draws, which see Federer, Azarenka, and Sharapova — along with Jimmy Connors — make their U.S. summer hard-court debuts.
After three surprising losses, what does Roger Federer need to do in the three big hard-court tournaments this August? And the bigger question: What does this slump mean for Federer’s future?
Is the lead-up to Flushing Meadows everything it’s cracked up to be? Peter Bodo, Richard Pagliaro, and Ed McGrogan discuss the summer slate of North American tournaments.
Roger and Rafa lost, the American men tumbled while the U.S. women thrived, and serve-and-volley tennis was back in vogue: It all happened during the first week of Wimbledon. So, what do these developments mean going forward?
Rafa and Nole took care of business on Wednesday to ensure a blockbuster on Friday. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the latest developments on today’s podcast.
There were two surprises in Tuesday’s quarterfinas at Roland Garros: Serena Williams was tested, and Roger Federer was rocked. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan discuss the reasons for both in today’s chat.
It’s an all-Robredo edition of the podcast, and the 31-year-old has earned it. For the third consecutive match, Tommy won from two sets down, this time against compatriot Nicolas Almagro. Peter Bodo and Ed McGrogan give their thoughts on one of the tourna