TENNIS.COM Podcast: Montreal, Murray's emotions, and sibling rivalries

by: Multiple Authors | August 07, 2018

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Andy Murray showed a lot of emotion during his exhausting hard-court return in D.C. (AP)

Inclement weather in Washington forced six women to withdraw from Montreal—is there a solution for this unplanned chaos?

Andy Murray's emotions boiled over during his hard-court comeback in D.C.—is he the biggest spokesman on tour?

Meanwhile, Andrea Petkovic has discovered a new gear in her 30s, and the Zverev brothers made a splash by battling against each other. 

Listen in for all this and a lot more from Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi in this week's Podcast:

Here are the timestamps: 


— Six women were forced to withdraw from Montreal qualifying because they were still playing in rain-slogged Washington. 


— Rain delays can be exhausting—but also a relief for some players that are feeling nervous. How can rain delays help a player?


— Last week, Andy Murray made his hard-court return, winning three straight three-set matches before breaking down in tears and withdrawing from Washington and Toronto. 


— Andrea Petkovic rose just one spot in the rankings after reaching the semifinals in Washington. How does that happen? She's changed her mindset her 30s, focusing on her game rather than the numbers, and it's working. 


—Mischa and Alexander Zverev were giddy to play each other in Washington. Not every sibling duo would feel the same way, but it was certainly a good time for everyone, press included, to witness the Zverev show in full force. 


—How has doubles helped singles players get better? Should there be more mixed doubles opportunities? Irina makes a strong case for more dual tennis. 


—The serving shot clock is officially on tour, counting down 25 seconds between points. What have players said about it and who (ahem, Rafael Nadal), may be affected the most? Also, why isn't the timer starting right when the point is finished? Irina has the answer. 

That's it for this episode of The Podcast: Inside Tennis. Subscribe on iTunes and follow the Podcast on SoundCloud so you don't miss a single second.

ATP Toronto
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev headline the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Watch live coverage from four courts on Tennis Channel Plus beginning Monday, August 6th at 11:00 A.M.

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