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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

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

JAMES BLAKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS027

JAMES BLAKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS027

He beat Agassi, Safin, Hewitt, Nadal and Federer; quarter-finaled  The Australian and The US Open; and was part of the last winning American Davis Cup Team.

Tennis Channel broadcaster and Miami Open Tournament Director JAMES BLAKE speaks to the challenges of putting on a brand new world class tournament;  tells us why he’s reserving judgement on the Gimelstob situation; and explains how got to #4 in the world in the face of extreme adversity.

For more on The Miami Open: https://www.miamiopen.com/

For more on The Invesco Series: https://www.invescoseries.com/

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

SHELBY ROGERS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS018

SHELBY ROGERS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS018

SHELBY ROGERS is a member of Roland Garros’ illustrious Final 8 Club. She won the Fed Cup with Coco Vandeweghe. And she beat Simona Halep in The Australian Open. And as a junior, she won the National Champions after receiving a wildcard.

Shelby tells us why the players call The Australian Open “The Happy Slam”; what it’s like to play such greats as Venus Williams and Simona Halep; and what kind of work goes into overcoming injury.

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

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

SARAH STONE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS017

SARAH STONE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS017

As a junior, she was Australian National Champion. As a pro, she played doubles with Sam Stosur. And as a coach she worked with Stosur through 3 Grand Slam titles.

Recently she coached world #39 Alexsandra Krunic and American Fed Cup player Alexa Glatch.

The founder and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association, SARAH STONE helps us break down the Australian Open draws, gives us perspective on the Australian players, and offers a quick fix for adding more female coaches to the pro tour.

For more on Sarah Stone, check out:

http://www.sarahstonetennis.com/

For more episodes with an Australian Tennis bend, check out:

URCS030: MARK WOODFORDE

URCS019: BRIAN TEACHER

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

Racquet Magazine’s CAITLIN THOMPSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS008

Racquet Magazine’s CAITLIN THOMPSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS008

CAITLIN THOMPSON publishes our favorite tennis magazine RACQUET. She’s progressive and insightful and we have her here.

Caitlin tells us what its like to take the drug that bounced Maria Sharapova out of the sport; shares the story of how Racquet Magazine came to be; gives her take on the year in women’s tennis (in particular her take on Jelena Ostapenko, Coco VanDeWeghe, Naomi Osaka and Arya Sabalenka); and offers insight into why she thinks – right now – women’s tennis is far superior to men’s tennis. Oh yeah… and she also gives her take on Serena and what happened at the US 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