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YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS041

YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS041

Born and trained in Sochi, Russia, YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV turned pro just as The Soviet Union crumbled. In 1996, at 22 years old and armed with a murderous double-fisted backhand, he won both the French Open singles and doubles titles, making him the last man to ever do so.

In 1999 he had his best year on tour, winning the Australian Open and reaching #1 in the world.

He’s posted wins over Edberg, Becker, Agassi, Sampras, Kuerten and Safin and took home a Gold Medal from the 2000 Olympics. And with Li Na and Mary Pierce, Yevgeny is part of the newest class of inductees at The International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov tells the story of how a poor kid from the Soviet Union became one of the biggest earners in the history of tennis. He explains why he thinks the satellite tour is the best way to hone one’s craft. And he tells us why he thinks NONE of the promising new men on the tour are having any luck getting past the big 3.

Recorded July 21, 2019. Released for Patreon Patrons July 26, 2019. Released to Public August 20, 2019.

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JARED DONALDSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS040

JARED DONALDSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS040

In 2018 Jared Donaldson was 21 years old and in the top 50. Then injury struck. Now, after a successful surgery and a year on the DL, he’s about to come back.

Jared has posted wins over Tsitsipas, Goffin, Raonic and Bautista Agut and he’s been across the net from nearly every man on the tour.

As a kid, Jared moved from Rhode Island to Argentina in order to improve his game on the red clay. While there, he practiced with top players like Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella.

After a solid junior career, Jared was the only American to be part of the first Next Gen group that included Coric, Shapovalov, Khachenov and Medvedev.

Rhode Island’s Finest JARED DONALDSON tells the story of how he went from losing the finals of Kalamazoo all the way to the third round of the US Open main draw. He also offers a candid assessment of the up and coming men on the tour. And he offers a unique inside look into how players deal with injury on the tour.

Recorded June 4, 2019. Released August 12, 2019.

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Jared Donaldson’s ATP page: https://www.atptour.com/en/players/jared-donaldson/dc58/overview

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

URCS Supporter Special Episode: YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO

URCS Supporter Special Episode: YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO

On July 20th 2019, YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV was inducted into The International Tennis Hall of Fame. The following day, Craig met up with him for a quick 5 sets.

Born and trained in Sochi, Russia, KAFELNIKOV turned pro just as The Soviet Union crumbled. In 1996, at 22 years old and armed with a murderous double-fisted backhand, he won both the French Open singles and doubles titles, making him the last man to ever do so.

In 1999 he had his best year on tour, winning the Australian Open and reaching #1 in the world.

He’s posted wins over Edberg, Becker, Agassi, Sampras, Kuerten and Safin and took home a Gold Medal from the 2000 Olympics.

Newest HALL OF FAMER Yevgeny Kafelnikov tells the story of how a poor kid from the Soviet Union became one of the biggest earners in the history of tennis. He explains why he thinks the satellite tour is the best way to hone one’s craft. And he tells us why he thinks NONE of the promising new men on the tour are having any luck getting past the big 3.

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Recorded July 21, 2019. Released for Patreon Patrons July 26, 2019.

For other episodes with Tennis Hall of Famers, check out:

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS028 – GIGI FERNANDEZ

URCS029-NICK BOLLETTEIRI

URCS030-MARK WOODFORDE

URCS038-STEVE FLINK

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