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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

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

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