Tag: Olympics

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:

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URCS016-PAUL ANNACONE

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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

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

MARY CARILLO talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS025

MARY CARILLO talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS025

MARY CARILLO grew up with John McEnroe and learned to play under the tutelage of Tony Palafox and Harry Hopman.

In singles she made it to #33 in the world. And at the 1977 French Open she partnered with McEnroe, winning the Mixed Doubles and sharing Mac’s first major championship. But she’s probably best known for her poignant journalism and insightful, witty commentary.   Sport’s Illustrated’s “Best Sports Analyst of the Decade” and Peabody Award Winner, MARY CARILLO tells us how a bar bill pushed her into pro tennis,  why next year’s Olympics are must-see-TV, and why she thinks that everything anyone says about Nick Kyrgios is probably true. 

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

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

TOMMY HAAS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS006

TOMMY HAAS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS006

In a career that spanned 20 years, former world #2 TOMMY HAAS beat everyone from Sampras to Agassi to Roddick to Roger. He’s currently the tournament director of The BNP Paribas’ Indian Wells event and coach to Lucas Pouille, TOMMY HAAS tells us about his expansive career, offers insight into controversial rules and coaching, and shares what its like to be across the net from Rafa Nadal.

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