Coaching buzz moves to the front as Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss headlines from the first week of the grasscourt season, including Nick Kyrgios‘ blunt response to John McEnroe‘s offer to take him under his tutelage. Also, Victoria Azarenka takes the court again in Mallorca after maternity leave, and an early look at Wimbledon odds.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss a flurry of French Open headlines, topped by Tuesday’s decision to reject Maria Sharapova‘s bid for a wild-card entry in her return from a doping suspension. That comes one day after Roger Federer announced he would skip Paris and the rest of the claycourt schedule to focus on Wimbledon and beyond.
Tennis: As Maria Sharapova returned to the court after a 15-month absence and Ilie Nastase sought to clean up his verbal mess, Rafael Nadal did what he almost always does in Barcelona.
Tennis: Ilie Nastase displays flashes of his old (non playing) form, Serena Williams is about to become a mom and the U.S. Fed Cup team is one step from ending a 17-year drought.
Tennis: A Davis Cup weekend sees both the United States and Great Britain bow out, while two teens battle for their first WTA crown in Charleston, S.C.
With Roger Federer adding another Miami Open title to his season of revival, Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take on the question of how Federer and Pete Sampras would compare at the height of their careers. Also, Johanna Konta takes another step in her rise by winning at Key Biscayne, plus a Davis Cup quarterfinals preview.
Tennis: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both continue their renaissance seasons at the Miami Open, with Federer prevailing again. On the women’s side, Johanna Konta reached a new plateau.
Greg DePalma previews Sunday’s STP 500, where Kyle Larson starts on the pole for the first stop at Martinsville Speedway this year. He also looks at the newest chapter of the Roger Federer–Rafael Nadal rivalry in Sunday’s Miami Open final, plus Major League Baseball picks as Opening Night looms.
Greg DePalma is joined by PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand to discuss the latest results at the Miami Open, where Rafael Nadal – who has never won the event – and Roger Federer appear on another collision course to a title showdown. The women’s final, meantime, will see Johanna Konta face Caroline Wozniacki. Greg also gives a NASCAR futures update and discusses some NFL mock drafts.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take one more look back at the BNP Paribas Open, where Roger Federer put his stamp on a fifth Indian Wells triumph, and preview the upcoming Miami Open. The Key Biscayne event lost some star power with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic pulling out, along with Serena Williams.