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11 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
US Open Women's Wrap: Naomi Osaka Wins + Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos Controversy
Have you heard about what happened in the US Open women's final? Well, if you answered no, you've probably been living under a rock! We let the issue breath for a few days before delving into the topic and discussing how the story has affected all parties. Let us know your thoughts!
9 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
US Open Day 9 Recap: Nadal Outlasts Thiem, Serena Powers on
Day 9 saw the match of the tournament; a 5 set epic battle between Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. Nadal won the fifth set breaker after nearly 5 hours of play. Meanwhile Serena Williams marched on in her quest for major number 24. All of that and more on today's episode!
9 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
US Open Day 8 Wrap: The Incredible Story of John Millman
Day 8 saw a shocking upset and incredible performance tied into one; John Millman took out Roger Federer in 4 sets. Extremely humid conditions made for a physical battle, and it was the Aussie who handled the brutal heat more effectively. Millman's career story is a great one, which Joey goes in-depth on here.
9 minutes | Sep 2, 2018
US Open Day 7 Wrap: A Good Day For U.S. Tennis
Sunday of Labor Day weekend was a good day for American Tennis at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams booked her spot in the quarterfinals with a three set win over Kaia Kanepi before John Isner got the crowd rocking on Armstrong in a 5 set win over Milos Raonic. We look at all of the days major results before previewing day 8!
9 minutes | Sep 1, 2018
US Open Day 6 Wrap: Serena Stock Rises, Zverev Struggles Continue
We recap the clash of the Williams sisters and the effect it has on TV ratings before looking at the notable stories of Day 6. Sascha Zverev's poor major performances continued with a third round loss, while Marketa Vondrousova made her impression on the women's draw. We then preview the best Round of 16 matches on Day 7!
11 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
US Open Day 5 Wrap: Young Guns Show Up, But Fall Just Short
Day 5 saw cooler temperatures but much more hotly contested matches, as round 3 got underway. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens each faced stern tests, while young gun Denis Shapovalov nearly upset Kevin Anderson. We go over it all including some thoughts on the new shot clock before previewing day 6!
10 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
US Open Day 4 Wrap: The Nick Kyrgios Show/Saga
Day 4 of the US Open saw one major storyline overcrowd the rest; and unsurprisingly Nick Kyrgios was involved. Joey discusses the incident of note before moving on to other notable results and previewing day 5. Background on the drama: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2018/08/30/did-us-open-umpire-give-nick-kyrgios-pep-talk/1150123002/
10 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
US Open Day 3 Wrap: Compelling Matchups amid Brutal Conditions
Day 3 say incredibly hot weather continue, but players perhaps becoming more acclimated with the conditions. Sloane Stephens survived a scare, while Victoria Azarenka and Stan Wawrinka appear to be rounding into form. Stay till the end for a preview of the best day 4 matches!
10 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
US Open Day 2 Wrap: Heat and Exhaustion
Day of the US Open was marred by extreme heat. Scorching temperatures caused a handful of retirements and a larger conversation about the safety of the players in these conditions. We then look ahead at an exciting day 3 schedule!
10 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
US Open Day 1 Wrap: Halep Crashes Out, Wawrinka Battles Through, Canadians Face Off
Day 1 of the U.S. Open saw Simona Halep become the first ever no. 1 seed to lose in the first round, while Stan Wawrinka overcame Grigor Dimitrov in a brutal first round draw for both. Jason Kubler claimed "story of the day" rights, while young Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger Aliassime faced off for the first time on a big stage. We recap it all before previewing day 2's matches to watch. Tune back in tomorrow!
10 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
How the U.S. Open Impacts the Tennis Industry
Today on Open Stance Audio, we discuss some of the big picture impact that the U.S. Open has on tennis in the United States. The tournament has huge financial and marketing power and plays a crucial role in growing the sport at every level. Check back tomorrow for the draw preview!
9 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
WE'RE BACK: US Open Series Catch Up
After a month long break, Open Stance Audio is BACK and we have a lot to catch up on! Joey recaps some of the major storylines from the leadup to the U.S. Open including: -Serena's shaky play -Djokovic's Return to Dominance -Wawrinka and Murray's Comeback And much more! See you again tomorrow!
10 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
Traditions vs. Innovation in Tennis
After a wild and unpredictable two weeks of Wimbledon, Joey recaps this years major theme of tradition vs. innovation and how tennis will move forward after scheduling issues and marathon matches.
10 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Wild Day at Wimbledon Sees Federer Lose, Nadal Win
One of the more memorable days of the tennis year saw Roger Federer lose from match point up and Rafa Nadal come back from 2 sets to 1 down on his worst surface, all while American John Isner made his first career major seminfal. Take a breath and catch up on the action with us.
5 minutes | Jul 10, 2018
Pro Doubles Deserves More Exposure
Quick rant today on why professional doubles matches for both men and women deserve more exposure! Why does the event that recreation players enjoy the most not get more TV and tournament coverage?
9 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
Manic Monday at Wimbledon
Manic Monday is one of the most unique days on the tennis calendar, with all Round of 16 singles matches played on the same day in both the men's and women's draw. How did the action unfold and what do we think of the actual effectiveness of this type of scheduling? Listen to find out! CDM acquired by Troon: https://www.troon.com/TROON-ACQUIRES-CLIFF-DRYSDALE-M.html
9 minutes | Jul 6, 2018
Mackenzie McDonald, Frances Tiafoe and the Depth of U.S. Tennis
Mackenzie McDonald and Frances Tiafoe have taken very different paths to their tennis success, but each finds themselves deep into the Wimbledon draw. Joey discusses their stories and how the depth of U.S. tennis is setting up opportunites for numerous players to break through.
10 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
What Actually Constitutes an "Upset" in Tennis?
Wimbledon 2018 has been highlighted by a litany of "upsets". But how many of these lower ranked players' victories are actually upsets? Joey examines this concept and how to actually gauge the favorite in any given match on today's podcast. Throwback pod where we discussed how to pick a match: https://soundcloud.com/openstanceaudio/how-to-predict-a-tennis-match
9 minutes | Jul 2, 2018
Roger Federer Leaves Nike for Uniqlo
Slightly off the beat of normal tennis news, but Roger Federer shocked the world today when he walked onto Wimbledon's center court with a new clothing sponsor; Uniqlo. Federer has spent his entire professional career and much of his junior life wearing Nike apparel, including the famous RF logo. Joey discuss brand value and impact in tennis, with Federer and Wimbledon as a prime example.
10 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Wimbledon Draw Breakdown and Preview
The draws are out for Wimbledon! The most prestigious tournament in tennis and largely the most popular tennis event in the world. How do top seeds Roger Federer and Simona Halep look heading into the third major of the year? Where did Serena Williams land? We cover all of this and much more, including dark horses, early exits, and some things to watch with play starting on Monday. Men's Draw: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/index.html?event=MS Women's Draw :http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/index.html?event=LS
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