Episode 48 – Serena vs. Everybody [Podcast]

A man and his racquet

On this edition of the Urban Tennis podcast, we evaluate the media coverage heading into Serena’s calendar slam attempt and breakdown her possible draw, discuss Roger Federer’s new return tactics and if he should be deemed the favourite, assess Marin Cilic’s subdued title defence and pick our favourite tennis ‘popups’. Recorded on August 31, 2015

  • With Serena Williams on the verge of history, many traditional and some new media forces have spent hours trying to capture the importance of Serena’s opportunity. We review the forming narrative and ponder how significant this achievement could become in the coming weeks? Also, we discuss the players who can ultimately deny Serena’s calendar slam. [1:50]
  • In his only US Open tune-up, Roger Federer once again showed his Cincinnati mastery with some new return tactics thrown in for good measure. We discuss if Federer’s return strategy could ever be sustainable and what Federer needs to…

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