Tag: novak djokovic

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/

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

 

 

 

JIMMY ARIAS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS037

JIMMY ARIAS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS037

JIMMY ARIAS was the first pupil of Nick Bolletteiri to crack the top 10. At the age of 12 he was winning money in tournaments. At 16 he had turned pro. He got to #5 in the world, won the Italian Open and semi’d The US Open. Amongst his wins, he counts Boris Becker, Jose Luis Clerc, Yannicjk Noah and Ivan Lendl.

Currently, Jimmy broadcasts for Tennis Channel and is Head of Tennis at the IMG Academy (formerly The Bolletteiri Academy) in Bradenton Florida.

On this episode, Buffalo New York’s finest, JIMMY ARIAS breaks down the past fortnight at Wimbledon including a technical analysis of the epic final between Roger and Novak. He also offers his thoughts on the meteoric rise of Wimbledon Junior Champion (and IMG Academy student), SHINTARO MOCHIZUKI. He breaks down the pros and cons of the celebrity coach. And reveals the origin of his revolutionary signature forehand.

Recorded July 14, 2019. Released July 17, 2019.

For more on IMG ACADEMY – https://www.imgacademy.com/

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

URCS006-TOMMY HAAS

URCS016-PAUL ANNACONE

URCS024-JIM COURIER

URCS035-ANNE WHITE

URCS036-ANDRE SA

For an episode with Nick Bolletteiri himself, check out:

URCS028-NICK BOLLETTEIRI

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_URCS034

BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO_URCS034

BRAD GILBERT is back with unique insight and inside stories.

On this episode, Brad shares his thoughts on what he saw at Roland Garros this year. He also offers insight into what to look for in the upcoming grass court season. And he tells us what he said to Andre Agassi 20 years ago that propelled him to his first and only French Open Championship.

Recorded June 09, 2019. Released June 11, 2019.

GILBERT is a former world #4 tennis player, coach to several world #1s and Tennis Broadcaster for ESPN.

For other episodes with Brad:

URCS002: Brad Gilbert – US OPEN 2018 Preview

URCS015: Brad Gilbert –  2018 Wrap Up

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

 

ROMAN PROKES talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS031

ROMAN PROKES talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS031

ROMAN PROKES is a master racquet technician who has fashioned racquets for countless professionals as well as amateurs. Andre Agassi devoted a page in his biography to him. 

From Agassi to McEnroe to Djokovic, Prokes has not only altered their racquets but helped to transform their games. He molds grips, weights frames and rearranges stringing patterns. All in an effort to maximize the potential of the player.

He has shops in New York and Florida and travels with the US Davis Cup team. He also works closely with the USTA in Lake Nona.

On this episode, ROMAN PROKES tells us what current trends he’s seeing in tennis technology, what America required of him when he came over from Czechoslovakia and what specifically he did to Novak Djokovic’s racquet that put him back at #1.

Roman can be found at  http://www.rpnytennis.com

To read about Roman in The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB118791933825807508

To read about Roman in Andre Agassi’s Autobiography OPEN: https://www.amazon.com/Open-Autobiography-Andre-Agassi/dp/0307388409

To hear episodes of UNDER REVIEW with players who have used Roman’s services, click below:

UNDER REVIEW ep 5: Tommy Haas

UNDER REVIEW ep 23: Jim Courier  

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

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

NICK BOLLETTIERI talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS029

NICK BOLLETTIERI talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS029

Visionary Tennis Coach NICK BOLLETIERI is an institution in the sport. His academy was the most successful tennis boarding school in the history of tennis. And the players he’s coached have won a combined 185 major titles. Which makes Nick one of the most successful coaches of all time.

Amongst the players he’s coached are Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Tommy Haas, Boris Becker, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Kei Nishikori & The Williams sisters.

Beyond his accomplishments on the court, Nick’s written numerous books. He travels the world giving motivational speeches. And he’s the subject of the Showtime Documentary LOVE MEANS ZERO.

On this podcast, Nick discusses how how he built his coaching empire; he discloses which of his former students he thinks had the most raw talent; and he tells us why he thinks Novak Djokovic is the tennis player for the times.

For more about Visionary Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri and The IMG ACADEMY: https://www.imgacademy.com/about-img-academy

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

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

GORDON UEHLING talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS026

GORDON UEHLING talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS026

He trained with Jose Higueras. He’s a member of Novak Djokovic’s inner circle. And he sits in The Champion’s Box at the BNP Paribas Open. He’s invested in the future of tennis like few others and chances are you’ve never heard of this guy. And we’re pretty sure he likes it that way… If he didn’t, his Court Sense Coaching System would be called the Uehling coaching system.

GORDON UEHLING tells us why he’s all in on UTR, how he met a 15 year old Novak Djokovic and how a dynamic high tech training program covering everything from spirit to gait will help players succeed in the next decade.

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

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

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