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Tennis Days episode no.13 is a continuation of what Matt Johnson aptly describes as ‘a very thorough investigation’ into some of the predicted storylines of the ATP 500/WTA International event in Acapulco, as well as straight ATP 500 action in Dubai.

 

We pick up where we left off in Part 1, at a point where Matt and I were chatting about the plight of Australia’s top male players, we discuss the notable absence of Stan Wawrinka from Indian Wells leadup events, and the chances of top seeds Dominika Cibulkova and Eugenie Bouchard at Acapulco, before delving deeper into the WTA qualifying rounds which at the time were still going on, discussing Aussie Ash Barty’s chances of making the main draw (which she did manage to). I also make a controversial and somewhat mean-spirited statement about not wanting rising WTA star Ajla Tomljanovic to win too many matches, lest I have to keep having to spell her name.

 

After some discussion about the young guns - Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic and Jerzy Janowicz, we conclude our thorough investigation with some predictions about who will win. 

 

Direct download: Episode_13_Matt_Johnson_Part_2.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm AEST

Matt Johnson is a Melbourne-based sports multimedia producer, photographer and photo editor, who keeps an extremely close eye on the goings on of the ATP and WTA tour week-to-week.

I had the pleasure of chatting to Matt about upcoming tournaments in Acapulco and Dubai, which see a return to action of some of the cream of the ATP crop, namely Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic, as well as appearances from the reliable David Ferrer, and a (hopefully) resurgent Andy Murray. 

Though the aim was a draw breakdown, we couldn’t help but go off on a few tangents, and in the end, we recorded a chat of just over two hours.

Here’s part 1 of that chat. Part 2 coming soon.

Direct download: Ep_12_Final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm AEST

Tennis Days Podcast episode 11 features another in-depth chat with Victorian-based tennis journalist James Crabtree (@jamesacrabtree) fresh from his involvement in media activities during the Australian Open, and equipped with a great anecdote (accompanied by fantastic impersonation) of his interview with David Ferrer.

Leading into my chat with James I’ve thrown together a recap of the last few days’ activity on the ATP and WTA tours, with the backdrop, as per usual, of some of my original instrumental studio recordings!

So pop those earbuds in and go for a walk, do your washing, or fire up the Bluetooth and go for a drive. Either way, make sure you have yourself a Tennis Day.

Direct download: Episode_11_TDP.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm AEST

Chief journalist of Acelandtennis.com.au Marc McGowan, and I, continue our chat from Episode 9 about top contenders for the Australian Davis Cup team, the change in dymanic since Kyrgios and Kokkinakis came on the scene - and the influence that may have over Bernard Tomic - plus we share some more thoughts about tennis journalism, including our experience as part of the tennis twitter universe...the twennisverse?

As always, thanks so much for listening and subscribing on iTunes, and please email me at davegertler@yahoo.com if you have any feedback or things you'd like to be discussed in future episodes!

Direct download: Episode10_Final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm AEST

Genuine fans and supporters of Australian tennis will enjoy this conversation with Marc McGowan of Acelandtennis.com.au 


Marc goes into detail about his recent experiences at Burnie, Launceston and West Lakes events, and expands on his thoughts about players like Matt Barton, Jordan Thompson, Olivia Rogowska and Naiktha Bains.


These are the guys and girls who sweat it out on the backcourts of the Australian Pro Tour, competing in 15-50K events over the Australian summer, and throughout the year. Their stories don’t get covered by mainstream media, which is where Marc, chief journalist at Aceland’s, mission statement begins – to help us follow the trajectories of these talented young athletes who play in the less known and celebrated echelons of the tennis world.

 

 

Check out this episode and subscribe to the Tennis Days Podcast

Direct download: Episode_9_Final.m4a
Category:sport -- posted at: 12:08pm AEST

This week’s episode of the Tennis Days Podcast is a quick one, but definitely worth checking out. Liz Kobak and Dave break down the finals of the Australian Open, and the stories leading up to the first grand slam of the year having two first-time champions.

I also give a quick run-down of Davis Cup action that's taken place so far in Jan/Feb.

Check it out, be sure to click 'subscribe' on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_8_Liz_Kobak_part_2.m4a
Category:sport -- posted at: 12:16am AEST

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