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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E21

๐ŸŽ™๏ธLatest Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E21๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

๐ŸŒŸ Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss: ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŽพ The latest concerning Peng Shuai: her ‘reappearance’, the IOC’s involvement, hidden agendas and why comparisons with the Alexander Zverev case are unhelpful;

๐ŸŽพ Novak Djokovic on challenging the status quo and fighting for better redistribution of prize money;

๐ŸŽพ As new rules on toilet breaks for players are introduced – don’t fans need toilet breaks too?!

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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E12 US Open Special Part 2

Latest Follow the Tours tennis podcast US Open round-up. Join Karen Self and me as we discuss:

๐ŸŽพ Emma Raducanu’s win and her dad’s unorthodox coaching philosophy;

๐ŸŽพ Novak finally gets what he’s craved for years;

๐ŸŽพ New York’s infamous fans get rowdy again;

๐ŸŽพ Diede De Groot wins the Golden Slam;

๐ŸŽพ Most memorable matches, and more.

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https://helfkpm.podbean.com/e/e12-us-open-raw-real-finals-draw-wins-golden-slam-oh-behave-wait-see/
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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,ย  as we discuss the latest from a dramatic US Open by clicking below:

https://helfkpm.podbean.com/e/us-open-wta-atp-stars-teens-in-between-agents-burnout-san-diego-open-preview/
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Follow the Tours Tennis Podcast E8 Tokyo 2020 Olympics Special

I was happy to be invited back to join Karen Helf of Follow the Tours Tennis Podcast for an Olympics special continuing the discussion on player welfare – or the lack of in Tokyo! – no ranking points; the need for fan and media objectivity re Novak Djokovic; more governance concerns, and the implications of trial by public opinion.

To listen to the podcast, please click below:

https://helfkpm.podbean.com/e/e8-player-welfare-continued-with-olympics-in-focus-tennis-court-vs-court-of-law/

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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

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