Novak Djokovic is on the verge of history; after beating Alexander Zverev in five sets, he stands just one match win away from completing The Grand Slam. His opponent will be Daniil Medvedev who easily beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the other semi-final. On the back end of the pod, we take stock of the Canadian's career, discuss how well Djokovic was forced to play, and consider how on earth Medvedev might stop him in the final.
To start the show, Catherine, David and Matt are back together to preview the women's final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez. What's the coverage going to be like in the UK? And what will happen when Fernandez's fight comes up against Raducanu's ruthlessness?
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
- Washington Post opinion piece arguing that the ATP has a duty to act when a player is accused of abuse - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/09/10/zverev-allegations-due-process/
- Strong comments from Milos Raonic who says he is 'embarrassed & disappointed' in the response of the ATP & other governing bodies to the Zverev situation - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/alexander-zverev-abuse-allegations-milos-raonic-1223938/
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