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STEVE FLINK talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS038

STEVE FLINK talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS038

Tennis Journalist STEVE FLINK is one of a handful of members of the media who have been inducted into The Tennis Hall of Fame.

Since attending Wimbledon at 12 years old, Steve has had a front seat to The Open Era. By his count, he’s been to over 140 Grand Slams since 1965. As a writer, he’s penned several books on the history of tennis and contributed to World Tennis MagazineTennis Week and Tennis.com. He’s offered commentary for ESPN and CBS Radio and been a statistician for all the major networks. And he is one of the foremost experts on Pete Sampras, currently completing a book on the legendary player.

On this episode, Steve offers an inside look into the machinations of the press room and the life of a veteran tennis journalist. He explains why he thinks Sampras’ dominance may have been a curse to his legacy. And he tells us what he thinks is the greatest tennis story of the modern era.

Recorded July 20, 2019. Released July 23, 2019.

For more UNDER REVIEW episodes featuring Tennis Hall of Famers, check out:

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS028 – GIGI FERNANDEZ

URCS029-NICK BOLLETTEIRI

URCS030-MARK WOODFORDE

For more on Steve, check out his website at: https://www.steveflink.com

To read the article Steve filed on The Hall of Fame weekend, check out: http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2019/07/hall-fame-welcomes-li-na-mary-pierce-yevgeny-kafelnikov/83718/

To see all of Steve’s articles for tennis.com check out: http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/list/steve-flink/

To purchase THE GREATEST MATCHES OF ALL TIME: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942257936/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

 

 

 

ANDRE SA talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS036

ANDRE SA talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS036

ANDRÉ SÁ is one of the most likable guys on the tour. And that’s probably why Tennis Australia recently named the Brazilian head of player liasons. Before that, he had the same job with the ITF. And before that, he had an impressive professional career, beating Mark Phillipousis, Andy Roddick and Feliciano Lopez and is part of the illustrious final 8 club at Wimbledon.

He spent 5 years at the Bollettieri Academy, coming up with the likes of Tommy Haas and Max Mirnyi. And as a doubles player, he won 11 titles and a gold medal at the Pan American Games.

On this episode, Brazilian stalwart, ANDRÉ SÁ explains what next year’s “Summer Down Under” will look like. He tells us what got the cab drivers in Brazil to realize that a tennis racquet was not just a small guitar. And he tells the story of what it was like to challenge Great Britain’s greatest hope on center court of Wimbledon.

Recorded March, 2019. Released July 1, 2019.

For more on Tennis Australia, check out https://www.tennis.com.au/

For other episodes with former Bolletteiri Academy students, check out:

URCS006-TOMMY HAAS

URCS016-PAUL ANNACONE

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS035-ANNE WHITE

For our episode with TIM HENMAN check out: URCS011_HENMAN

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

KEN SOLOMON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS032

KEN SOLOMON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS032

President and CEO of Tennis Channel, KEN SOLOMON discusses his illustrious TV career, the meteoric rise of TC and more.

From a college internship at Paramount Studios in the 1980s, Ken Solomon quickly started selling syndication to tertiary US markets. From there, among other things, he helped launched FX and build Fox into a TV powerhouse. He was there at the beginning of Dreamworks and became The President of Universal TV. 

Since 2006, he’s been the President and CEO of Tennis Channel, helping usher the network into the digital age and making it THE Network for Tennis in America. And beyond that, one of the fastest growing networks in the country.

He never posted wins over Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Raul Ramirez or Jose Higueras, but he ball-boyed for them all. He never scored points off Martina Navritolova or Jim Courier but he runs the network they provide commentary on.

KEN SOLOMON breaks down his rise from performing magic tricks in borrowed loafers to helming the fastest growing network on TV. He tells us what its like to collaborate and compete with networks like ESPN. And he tells us why he’s confident we will be seeing the lost Djokovic tapes sometime in the future.

The Emmy Award Winning Tennis Channel Film, STROKES OF GENIUS can be found on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/strokes-of-genius/id1404175109

Other UNDER REVIEW episodes with interviews from TC commentators: James Blake, Jim Courier, Mary Carillo, Paul Annacone

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

 

UNRELEASED EPISODE: Justin Gimelstob interview from November 2018

UNRELEASED EPISODE: Justin Gimelstob interview from November 2018

In November 2018 we interviewed Justin Gimelstob at the ATP Finals.

This was just after the Halloween incident and before the world (or us) knew what had occurred. We thought it was a good chat, albeit a bit odd, so we cut the episode. And we were about to release it when Justin returned to LA and was arrested on charges of battery.

At the time we didn’t think it appropriate to release the episode. And now, we don’t want to give it the platform of our other episodes but we think it’s a full of good insider information and is an interesting window into Justin’s mind at the time so rather than relinquish it to oblivion, we want to share it with our Patreon supporters.

https://www.patreon.com/Underreviewtennis

For more information on The Gimelstob incident and fallout: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/sports/justin-gimelstob.html

MARK WOODFORDE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS030

MARK WOODFORDE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS030

Australian tennis legend MARK WOODFORDE was a force to be reckoned with in singles and an absolute legend in doubles. 

In singles, he semi-finaled The Australian, beat McEnroe, Chang and Ivanisovic and was #19 in the world.

In doubles, he got to #1 in the world, winning 12 majors; his first with John McEnroe and the rest with longtime partner – and other part of “The Woodies” – Todd Woodbridge.

Gold Medalist. Davis Cup Winner. Australian Hall-of-Famer.

MARK WOODFORDE explains why John McEnroe was the real genius behind the formation of “The Woodies;“ shares his thoughts on the wide and dynamic field of current Australians players; and explains why his doubles partner through 61 titles will no longer speak with him.

For more UNDER REVIEW episodes with a heavy focus on Australian Tennis, check out coach Sarah Stone and Australian Open winner Brian Teacher.

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

JIM COURIER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO- URCS024

JIM COURIER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO- URCS024

He won The Australian Open and Roland Garros… twice. He came up with Agassi, Sampras and Chang and together they created a flashpoint in American’s Men’s Tennis that dominated the sport for a decade. Since hanging up his racquet, he’s been all over the tennis world: Captaining the American Davis Cup for 8 years; Broadcasting and Commentating for Tennis Channel, ITV, USA, NBC, TNT and Channels 7 and 9;  and  running the highly successful Invesco Series.  Former world #1, JIM COURIER offers insight on what’s happening on the tour, tells us what it’s like to be the best tennis player in the world at 21, and let’s us know his biggest regret as Davis Cup captain.

For more on Jim Courier, check out:

URCS Episode 29 with tennis coach NICK BOLLETTIERI

and

URCS Episode 12 with Nike Global Marketing director IAN HAMILTON

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

NOAH RUBIN talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS022

NOAH RUBIN talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS022


NOAH RUBIN has beaten Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz and John Isner.  As a junior he was #6 in the world and won Wimbledon. As a pro, he’s been as high as 125 in the world and while freak accidents have kept him from cracking the top 100, he soldiers on.

On this podcast, Noah Rubin offers his take on the pros and cons of college tennis, tells us about his BEHIND THE RACQUET project, and offers his solution to rampant cheating in juniors tennis.

For more on Noah’s BEHIND THE RACQUET: https://www.instagram.com/behindtheracquet/

For other episodes with current players on the tour, check out:

URCS020: NICOLE GIBBS

URCS018: SHELBY ROGERS

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

MARDY FISH talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS021

MARDY FISH talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS021

He posted wins over world #1s like Agassi, Federer, Murray, Del Potro and Nadal. To name a few. He grew up with Andy Roddick and got to #7 in the world. Recently, he was recently named captain of the US DAVIS CUP TEAM. 

US Davis Cup Captain MARDY FISH tells us why he’s excited about the new format of the Davis Cup, what it’s like to be across the net from Rafa and Djoker, how he dealt with crippling anxiety and why sometimes he feels like he was created in a bar.

For more on THE DAVIS CUP: https://www.daviscup.com/

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

NICOLE GIBBS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS020

NICOLE GIBBS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS020

She swept the NCAA singles and doubles titles when she was a sophomore at Stanford. As a pro, she’s played Serena, Kvitova, Panetta and many more and has been as high as #68 in the world.

NICOLE GIBBS tells us what it’s like fighting through the pro tour; how she thinks greater gender equality can be achieved on the tour; and what it takes to surprise your paramour after dating for 6 years.

To see Jack’s proposal video to Nicole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=7OgK1Sj2xvE

Gerarl Marzorati’s NEW YORKER article on Nicole: https://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/an-american-tennis-player-finds-her-voice/

For other episodes with current players on the tour, check out:

URCS018: SHELBY ROGERS

URCS022: NOAH RUBIN

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

BRIAN TEACHER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS019

BRIAN TEACHER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS019

Australian Open Champion BRIAN TEACHER posted wins over Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl. And he did all this while dealing with crippling arthritis.

After hanging up his professional racquet, Brian went on to coach Greg Rusedski. Helping him get to #4 in the world.

Brian Teacher, shares the inside story of how he became Australian Open Champion; offers insight into the torment that Andy Murray might be going through; and tells us about the innovative coaching application that he’s developing.

For more on Brian’s LETS TEACH Program – https://www.lets-teach.org/

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com