Tag: Pete Sampras

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

 

 

 

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

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

PAUL ANNACONE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO- URCS016

PAUL ANNACONE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO- URCS016

He beat McEnroe, Connors, Edberg and Wilander and went on to coach Sampras, Federer, Stephens and Henman. Currently, he’s coaching Taylor Fritz and commenting on Tennis Channel. Tennis insider and one of the wisest men in the sport, Paul Annacone tells us what he’s learned from Pete, Roger and Sloan; why he’s bullish on Taylor; and how he juggles his obligations at the Australian Open. 

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

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

 

IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

He was instrumental in outfitting McEnroe, Courier, Agassi and Sampras and building Nike into a worldwide tennis brand. 

Ian Hamilton tells us how John McEnroe ended up wearing cross trainers at the LA Open, what it was like to close down Trafalgar Square to shoot a commercial with Pete and Andre, and what his thoughts are on tennis apparel today.

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