The Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast
Aussie Open Mid Tournament Special with Wally Masur
Season 6, Ep. 2
Former World #15 and Australia Davis Cup Captain Wally Masur and I chatted on the middle Saturday of The Australian Open on the roof of Rod Laver Arena.
We discussed the tournament, the draws, Seb Korda, Andy Murray, the late nights and the hard fights, and how important The Davis Cup is and how it has been bastardized. We discussed his career and his perspectives on the modern game. We talked about his Emrik racquet and how he was amongst the fittest to play in his heyday. He told me a great story about what a man Michael Stich is.
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BRAD GILBERT TALKS TENNIS AND TAKES QUESTIONS WITH CRAIG SHAPIRO
Season 6, Ep. 6
This past Saturday Brad Gilbert joined me for a practice and Q&A Breakfast at the Malibu Racquet Club where he drilled 15 of my players and then we had a tremendous Q&A that I moderated. We talked a lot about coaching, getting better, and then all the nitty gritty about pro tennis. We recorded the chat and here it is for your listening pleasure. Please excuse the shaky audio quality. Recorded 3.4 Released 3.9The Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast is Powered By Diadora
Roscoe Tanner Discusses A Troubled Life with Craig Shapiro
Season 6, Ep. 5
Roscoe Tanner has had a singular life to say the least.Armed with a carbonated left arm and a quick toss explosive style cannon of a serve serve he won the Australian Open in 1977, and in 1979 he reached the finals of Wimbledon, losing a tough five setter to Bjorn Borg, which marked the beginning of NBC's Wimbledon coverage.He go to 4 in the world. In 1992 he was imprisoned in Germany and extradited to the United States where he would spend the better part of 20 years in and out of trouble, mostly for alimony, paternity, and as a result- various forgeries.We discussed it all.RecordedThe Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast is Powered by Diadora
The Tao of Dmitry Tursunov
Season 6, Ep. 4
Dmitry Tursunov joined me from his hotel in Abu Dhabi where he is coaching world #9 Belinda Bencic on their day off before their quarterfinal match vs Shelby Rogers. We had a lengthy chat and discussed all of his players-past and present in length. Karatsev, Vesnina, Sabalenka, Konteveit, Raducanu, and now Bencic. He talked about Sabalenka and their breakup, as well as the work he did with Raducanu. He talked about why he feels that Rybakina and Sabalenka are now an entire level above the rest of the players and what his player needs to do to beat them. He discussed what he is trying to implement with Belinda to help her improve. Dmitry discussed his life in tennis and talked about how his dad was extremely intense. He explained how his pro career has progressed into this coaching career, and how he is extremely conditioned to be on tour. The Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast is Powered by Diadora Recorded 2.8 Released 2.10