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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:

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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

 

 

 

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:

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URCS016-PAUL ANNACONE

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URCS035-ANNE WHITE

URCS036-ANDRE SA

For an episode with Nick Bolletteiri himself, check out:

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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

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

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:

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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

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