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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E11 US Open Special Part 1

Dream teen final – how Emma Raducanu hurtled from qualifier to finalist; Leylah Fernandez’s remarkable composure to become a top player slayer; mens predictions; young player welfare as Naomi Osaka takes another break from tennis; knee-jerk media judgement; idiosyncratic logo rules, and more. Join the Follow the Tours crew, Karen Helf and myself,  as we discuss the latest from a dramatic US Open by clicking below:

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Follow the Tours Tennis Podcast E7

I was delighted to be invited to join Karen Helf of Follow the Tours Tennis Podcast to discuss pertinent issues regarding tennis governance and how the game can serve the players and fans better.

Topics discussed included player welfare, within the context of Naomi Osaka’s dramatic withdrawal from the French Open; the struggles of lower-level players to make ends meet and the need for better distribution of revenue; the responsibilities of governing bodies and inherent conflicts of interest and the formation of the PTPA, the … Read the rest

Wimbledon Disappointment All Round

Wimbledon logo by Hillarie (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Did you manage to get a ticket for Wimbledon? No, me neither. There I was all present and correct on the dot at 1 pm with my code only to be told I was one billion in the queue, giving me about the same chance of getting tickets as winning Wimbledon itself.

Perhaps Queens had scheduled Andy Murray’s match second to console all the British fans who tried and failed in the online queue (can’t escape queuing when it comes to anything to do … Read the rest