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:
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.
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