Tag: Naomi Osaka

MATS WILANDER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS039

MATS WILANDER talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS039

He won The French Open before he was old enough to drive. And over the next 7 years, MATS WILANDER won 7 Majors beating everyone from Vitas Gerulaitis to Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors to Jose Luis Clerc, and Boris Becker to John McEnroe. And if that wasn’t enough, his Swedish Davis Cup team won the cup three times.

Now he’s a commentator for Eurosport and runs the intensive tennis experience “Wilander on Wheels.”

In this episode, Hall of Famer and former world #1 MATS WILANDER tells us why hard courts open the field up even further on the ladies’ side. He explains why he thinks Roger Federer has a great chance to win the US Open this year. He shares 2 essential lessons he learned in Rome that brought him from being a junior to being a champion. And he tells us how a kid without a drivers license gets to Roland Garros in the middle of the night during an airline strike.

Recorded July 20, 2019. Released August 5, 2019.

For more on the top American Junior who came up at the same time as Mats, check out Jimmy Arias on Under Review: URCS037 – JIMMY ARIAS

For more on one of the pros Mats had to get past to win the French, check out Heinz Gunthardt on Under Review:

URCS023 – HEINZ GUNTHARDT

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

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS028 – GIGI FERNANDEZ

URCS029-NICK BOLLETTEIRI

URCS030-MARK WOODFORDE

URCS038-STEVE FLINK

For more on Wilander On Wheels: https://www.wilanderonwheels.com/

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

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/

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

 

 

 

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS033

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS033

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU is steadily becoming one of the major players in tennis.

Best known as Serena William’s coach since 2012, Mouratoglou is also a TV broadcaster and the head of one of the most renown tennis academies in Europe.

He got into the tennis coaching business with the legendary Australian coach Bob Brett. Since the late 90’s, he’s been instrumental in developing players like… Paul Henri Mathieu… Sergi Stakhovsky… Laura Robson… Marcos Baghdatis… & Grigor Dimitrov.

The Mouratoglou Academy has steadily become a destination for top caliber juniors and professionals. And during the clay court season, The Academy is a French refuge for the pros, allowing for them to both decompress and bone-up in preparation for Roland Garros.

One of his initiatives, Team Mouratoglou singles out rising stars for exclusive training. Thus far, Team Mouratoglou has included Coco Gauff, Jason Tseng, Alexei Popyrin, Rudolf Mollecker and Stefano Tsitsipas.  

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU explains his approach to coaching and explains why he never uses a contract. He reveals which Frenchman he thinks has the best chance of winning the French Open. And he offers insight into what he thinks might be behind some of the latest coaching shake ups on the women’s tour.  

To learn more about the Mouratoglou Academy: https://www.mouratoglou.com/en/

To learn more about Patrick, check out his book here… https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Patrick-Mouratoglou/dp/1908724757

For other episodes of UNDER REVIEW with world-class coaches, click on the name below:

NICK BOLLETTIERI

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

GIGI FERNANDEZ talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS028

GIGI FERNANDEZ talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS028

GIGI FERNANDEZ got to #17 in the world in singles. And in doubles, she was the #1 player throughout most of the 90s. She won 71 WTA Titles including 17 Majors. And took home 2 gold medals from the Pan American Games and 2 from the Olympics.

Hall of Famer GIGI FERNANDEZ tells us how she used early video technology to perfect her game; how one of the most successful doubles teams in the history of tennis came to be, and why Monica Puig is not the first Puerto Rican to win an Olympic Gold.

More info on Gigi and access to her online clinics can be found at… http://www.gigifernandeztennis.com/

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

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO -URCS015

BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO -URCS015

He beat McEnroe, Sampras, Chang, Becker and Edberg and went on to coach Agassi, Roddick and Murray. Now he’s a cornerstone of ESPNs tennis coverage. Twitter monster who always tells it like it is, our friend and first repeat guest, BRAD GILBERT, breaks down the year in tennis; shares personal stories from his days of playing and coaching; and tells us why the San Francisco Pyramid is his most prized trophy.

To hear Brad Gilbert’s first appearance on UNDER REVIEW, check THE INAUGURAL EPISODE of UNDER REVIEW – URCS002: BRAD GILBERT

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