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RACQUET RON YU talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS014

RACQUET RON YU talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS014

He has 23 slams as a Racquet Tech. For the past decade he’s toured the world with Roger Federer. He strung championship racquets for Agassi, Wawrinka, Davenport and Hewitt. Master Racquet Tech RON YU tells us about stringing Roger Federer’s racquets, which technology changes would make the sport more interesting and where he thinks his picture should go in the tennis hall of fame.

 

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

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IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

He was instrumental in outfitting McEnroe, Courier, Agassi and Sampras and building Nike into a worldwide tennis brand. 

Ian Hamilton tells us how John McEnroe ended up wearing cross trainers at the LA Open, what it was like to close down Trafalgar Square to shoot a commercial with Pete and Andre, and what his thoughts are on tennis apparel today.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

ROBBIE KOENIG talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS012

ROBBIE KOENIG talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS012

He beat Henman, Rafter and Kalefnikov and reached the semi-finals of the US Open in doubles. But he’s probably best known as the broadcaster for the world, calling every match the ATP broadcasts.

South African, ROBBIE KOENIG tells us about how coming up with Wayne Ferreira made him a better player; why Denis Shapovalov’s performance this year was underwhelming and how Del Potro’s run at Indian Wells derailed Federer’s 2018 plans. He also offers insight into how he thinks the tour could be streamlined and what to look for in 2019.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

TIM HENMAN talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS011

TIM HENMAN talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS011

He beat Sampras, Agassi and Federer. He reached the semi-finals in 3 of 4 Grand Slams and there’s a hill named after him at Wimbledon. Now he chairs the players’ committee at Wimbledon, occasionally broadcasts for the BBC and runs The Tim Henman Foundation.

Former world #4, TIM HENMAN tells us about what’s happening on the pro tour, how a change in grass type changed the sport, and discusses his 3 day epic semi with Goran Ivanisevic.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

PRAKASH AMRITRAJ talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS010

PRAKASH AMRITRAJ talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS010

He grew up on the pro-tour watching his father, the legendary Vijay Amritraj play Borg, Lendl, McEnroe. He was a top ranked junior; winning Kalamazoo and the NCAAs for USC. He beat Dmitrov and Safin as a pro and represented India in the Davis Cup. Now he’s a businessman, actor and the newest broadcaster for TENNIS CHANNEL.

PRAKASH AMRITRAJ offers insight into what’s happening on the tour, what’s in store for Tennis Channel and what its like to get sliced and diced by Fabrice Santoro.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

TREY WALTKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS009

TREY WALTKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS009

He beat McEnroe and Connors in the same year, partied with Vitas and reached #42 in the world. Famously, in 1983, he beat Stan Smith at Wimbledon wearing a white linen suit, 60 years after it was fashionable.  He helped establish Reebok into an international tennis brand and now runs the preeminent tennis club in Malibu, Malibu Racquet. Our friend, TREY WALTKE offers insight into what you have to do to win as a short guy on the tour, what it’s like to hit Studio 54 with Vitas and what grand plans Larry Ellison has for Malibu Racquet.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

Racquet Magazine’s CAITLIN THOMPSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS008

Racquet Magazine’s CAITLIN THOMPSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS008

CAITLIN THOMPSON publishes our favorite tennis magazine RACQUET. She’s progressive and insightful and we have her here.

Caitlin tells us what its like to take the drug that bounced Maria Sharapova out of the sport; shares the story of how Racquet Magazine came to be; gives her take on the year in women’s tennis (in particular her take on Jelena Ostapenko, Coco VanDeWeghe, Naomi Osaka and Arya Sabalenka); and offers insight into why she thinks – right now – women’s tennis is far superior to men’s tennis. Oh yeah… and she also gives her take on Serena and what happened at the US OPEN.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

Tennis Powerhouse TOMMY HAAS: UNDER REVIEW with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS006

Tennis Powerhouse TOMMY HAAS: UNDER REVIEW with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS006

In a career that spanned 20 years, former world #2 TOMMY HAAS beat everyone from Sampras to Agassi to Roddick to Roger. He’s currently the tournament director of The BNP Paribas’ Indian Wells event and coach to Lucas Pouille, TOMMY HAAS tells us about his expansive career, offers insight into controversial rules and coaching, and shares what its like to be across the net from Rafa Nadal.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

ASHLEY HARKLEROAD talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS005

ASHLEY HARKLEROAD talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS005

 

She played Serena Williams 3 times and they had the same agent. She got to 39 in the world and was given the moniker “The American Kournikova.” My friend ASHLEY HARKLEROAD talks about being the #1 junior in the country at 14, how she met her coach-turned-husband Chuck Adams, what’s the latest in women’s tennis and of course Serena and what happened during the US OPEN final.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

NICO PEREIRA talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – US Open – URCS004

NICO PEREIRA talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – US Open – URCS004

He won The French, Wimbledon and The US Open as a junior. He’s beaten Becker and Edberg. And he’s court-side at every major tennis tournament around the world announcing for ESPN’s Deportes. Former player and current announcer NICOLAS PEREIRA breaks down the US Open, tells us how he became the number 1 junior in the world and explains the controversy surrounding Davis Cup.

UNDER REVIEW WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO is a Tennis Podcast where insiders from the sport share unique perspectives, inside stories and break down what is happening now in Tennis.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com