Weekly Tennis Report: Angelique Kerber fails in her attempt to take over the world’s top ranking in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com, and former U.S. Olympian Andrea Leand review the gold-medal runs of Andy Murray, who outdueled a resurgent Juan Martin del Potro in the final, and surprising Monica Puig. They also look at this week’s WTA event in Cincinnati, where Angelique Kerber can displace Serena Williams atop the rankings.
With records broken in both the men’s and women’s Olympic tennis events, it was Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig who stole the show by capturing the first gold medal ever for her island.
Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com, and former U.S. Olympian Andrea Leand join Greg DePalma to review an upset-filled first five days of Olympic tennis. They’ll also talk U.S. medal chances with Madison Keys and Steve Johnson still alive, plus a possible men’s semifinal clash between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro.
Olympic Tennis: The Rio Games are already over for Novak Djokovic and both Serena and Venus Williams, all early upset victims that left the vanquished in tears.
Greg DePalma and co-host Ross Benjamin discuss the latest developments from the Rio Olympics, including a tennis report from analyst Andrea Leand. The NFL preview spotlight falls on the Minnesota Vikings; the college focus is the American Athletic Conference where Houston rules the roost.
Olympic Tennis: While Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray figure to hold the men’s spotlight in Rio, a strong U.S. women’s squad headed by the Williams sisters has an eye on gold.
Greg DePalma is joined by Richard Pagliaro, managing editor at TennisNow.com, and former U.S. Olympian and Fed Cup competitor Andrea Leand to preview the upcoming Olympic tennis competition in Rio de Janeiro. They’ll also discuss the unveiling of the U.S. Open‘s new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Randy Walker of WorldTennisMagazine.com talks with former U.S. Olympian and Fed Cup member Andrea Leand as the countdown toward the Rio Games approach within two weeks of the opening ceremony.
Can Novak Djokovic become the first male singles player to win all four Grand Slam events in the same season since Rod Laver in 1969?