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Leif Shiras & Jan-Michael Gambill on Shelton & Collins Rising, Djokovic's Next Move And The Monte Carlo Masters, An Interview With National League Pickleball Co-Founder/Star Player Beth Bellamy & Tim Stallard on Organizing The Ukraine/Romania BJK Cup Tie

Thu, 11 Apr 2024
It's another dynamic episode of Inside-In, as the tennis calendar officially flips to clay season. Leif Shiras & Jan-Michael Gambill return to the podcast to recap the title runs in Charleston and Houston made by Danielle Collins & Ben Shelton, with the latter set to be the top ranked American man next week. The broadcasters break down all the action at the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo, with Novak Djokovic looking to jumpstart his Roland Garros title defense and Jannik Sinner looking better than ever. Shiras & Gambill also dive into the current struggles for Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev's ability to come through in the clutch, and much more from the red dirt.
Then Beth Bellamy, former USC singles national champion and current champions division pickleball star joins the podcast to discuss why her latest endeavor just might be her best one yet. Bellamy details her journey from tennis prodigy to WTA mainstay, and how she eventually got hooked on pickleball and became one of the game's best for her age. The co-founder of the National Pickleball League (NPL) discusses what's in store for the upcoming season, which provides elite level senior players with the opportunity to compete as part of a team.
And lastly Tim Stallard, Executive Director of the Bush Tennis Center and a man with over three decades of experience as a professional and tournament organizer, joins the show the discuss how he took the reins in setting up this weekend's Billie Jean King Cup tie between Ukraine & Romania. Stallard details his relationship with Elina Svitolina and her foundation, and how they look to grow the game and make it more affordable for the youth. Ukraine & Romania are facing off for a spot in the BJK Cup finals this weekend at the Omni Resort in Amelia Island, Florida, and Stallard explains why you won't want to miss this matchup. Hosted by Mitch Michals.
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Jannik Sinner and Danielle Collins Rise Above The Competition In Miami, + The Transition To The Clay With Tennis Now's Chris Oddo

Thu, 04 Apr 2024
Tennis Now journalist Chris Oddo joins the podcast to recap the 2024 Miami Open, which saw Jannik Sinner and Danielle Collins hoist the trophies when all was said and done. Oddo discusses the sustained brilliance being shown on and off the court by Sinner, and analyzes the career resurgence by Miami finalist Grigor Dimitrov. He also examines the frustrations that plagued Daniil Medvedev & Alexander Zverev, and looks at the highly-entertaining rivarly between Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz.
And then Oddo dives into the women's draw, which saw the improbable title run of Danielle Collins. He recaps Collins' level and ferocious competitiveness, and explains how the American is handling the emotions of her final season on tour. The writer also dives into the start of clay season, officially underway in Charleston, Houston and several cities around the world. Hosted by Mitch Michals.
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John Lloyd on Alcaraz's Joy, Djokovic's Coaching Change and Murray's Fight, Monica Puig breaks down the WTA action in Miami + Brett Connors Talks Championship Weekend Odds

Thu, 28 Mar 2024
It's a huge Miami Open episode of the podcast this week, starting off with former British #1 John Lloyd discussing how Carlos Alcaraz is clicking on all cylindars in Miami. Lloyd assesses Jannik Sinner's game, Andy Murray's unforunate injury luck, and explains why Daniil Medvedev is uniquely entertaining. And Lloyd also dives into Novak Djokovic's decision to part ways with coach Goran Ivanisevic, and what the 24-time major champion's next move might be.
Then Monica Puig returns to the show to break down Iga Swiatek's early loss in Miami, and why this could be a real chance for American Danielle Collins. Puig dives into all the contenders in Miami from Elena Rybakina to Victoria Azarenka, and explains why Jessica Pegula is ready to build on her success in 2024. And Puig shares some personal stories from playing an exhibition in her native Puerto Rico with Venus Williams, to completing a 70.3 Ironman triatholon just this month.
And the show finishes off with the debut of the gambling corner with Brett Connors, Tennis Channel Producer and podcast host. Connors dives into the odds and betting lines of this weekend's action in Miami, and predicts what could be in store with another showdown looming between Alcaraz & Sinner. Hosted by Mitch Michals.
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Jill Craybas Talks Titles At Indian Wells For Swiatek & Alcaraz, Sakkari's Rebound And Medvedev's Uniqueness + A Chat With RacquetX Co-Founder Robyn Duda

Thu, 21 Mar 2024
Indian Wells is in the books, and broadcaster Jill Craybas joins the podcast to recap all the action from Tennis Paradise. Craybas analyzes how Iga Swiatek dismantled the field for her second title, and how Carlos Alcaraz did the same on the men's side to defend his trophy as well. The former pro also discusses why Maria Sakkari & Marta Kostyuk are on the up-and-up, what makes Daniil Medvedev's game so uniquely special, and what to expect in the Miami Open, as the tennis world begins the second leg of the Sunshine Double.
And entrepeneur Robyn Duda joins the show to discuss her latest project, RacquetX, a world-class festival connecting the globe's racquet sports. Duda explains how this exciting endeavor came to be, and why there are tremendous opportunities for investors and participants alike to grow in the rising tide of this racquet sports movement. RacquetX takes place March 24-26 in Miami, and Duda outlines what to expect from the star-studded event in this interview. Hosted by Mitch Michals
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Amy Lundy On Djokovic's Shocking Defeat, Alcaraz & Sinner Thriving And Much More From Indian Wells + Christina McHale Talks Being An Olympian & Facing Serena At Wimbledon

Thu, 14 Mar 2024
The 2024 Indian Wells event has been jaw-dropping, and Amy Lundy appears on the show to recap all the drama in the desert. Lundy dives into Novak Djokovic's shocking upset loss to Lucky Loser Luca Nardi, Carlos Alcaraz & Jannik Sinner dismantling the opposition, and how Gael Monfils has been able to turn back the hands of time. The journalist and podcast host also explains why Iga Swiatek is so successful when playing in these conditions, how Coco Gauff has turned a corner, and what impresses her the most about Caroline Wozniacki's comeback. Lundy even gives her thoughts on Simona Halep's return to the court and Rafael Nadal's next move.
And then former top 25 player Christina McHale joins the podcast to discuss her tennis career from start to finish, a career that began in Hong Kong as a child and led to a lengthy run in the pro game. McHale chats about how special it was to represent the USA in the Olympics, the experience of facing Serena Williams at Wimbledon, and how she was at peace saying goodbye to the game. And the American shares her thoughts on the current state of the WTA, and what she's up to since retiring. Hosted by Mitch Michals.
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