French Open director Guy Forget joins Mats Wilander and Justine Henin on the latest episode of Tennis Legends, explaining his federation’s decision to rearrange the second Grand Slam of the year - a decision which caused quite a stir in the world of tennis...
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Masters memories, and should Murray be taking wild cards?
47:34In the latest episode of Tennis Legends, we mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the ATP Finals with a trip down memory lane with Ivan Lendl, Alex Corretja and Mats Wilander.Lendl, a five-time winner of the end-of-year competition, recalls some of his successes while Corretja relives an infamous defeat to Pete Sampras...The legends also turn their attentions to Andy Murray - a player whom Coretja and Lendl have both coached. We reopen the debate over whether he should be taking wild cards at Grand Slams following some disappointing performances at the US Open and Roland Garros."Murray has earned the right to play when he wants," says Lendl.Please rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Billie Jean King and Stan Smith remember Arthur Ashe and call for equality
16:53All-time greats Billie Jean King and Stan Smith join Eurosport’s Mats Wilander and discuss equality, their memories of Arthur Ashe and how important players’ platforms really are.In a very special episode, the legendary trio remember the pioneering Ashe, and recall the challenges he faced while making his indelible mark on the game.King, who has fought for equality her entire career, also speaks candidly about the drive behind her own work - both as a player and then after her retirement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wimbledon special with Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker: What's it like to coach Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?
35:14This week it's a Wimbledon special with three greats of the game: Tennis Legends presenter Mats Wilander, fellow Eurosport expert Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg.What is it really like to coach Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic? Edberg and Becker know first hand and have some amazing insight and memories to share.Was Federer and Djokovic's duel in the 2019 Wimbledon final the greatest match ever at SW19? Plus, Becker and Edberg recall their special rivalry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'Tennis should unite with one tour' - Jurgen Melzer and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova urge changes
32:20Jurgen Melzer and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are this week's special guests, joining Eurosport's Mats Wilander and Alex Corretja to discuss a wide range of big issues in tennis right now.Among the fascinating discussions, the quartet debate the merits of having just one tour with both Melzer and Pavlyuchenkova in favour of the sport uniting as a positive change.Also, with Melzer on the ATP Player Council, what does he think about how the players are represented - and Pavlyuchenkova shares some strong views on the WTA side too. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Patrick Mouratoglou 'proud' of Serena Williams and Coco Gauff on Black Lives Matter
23:14Patrick Mouratoglou expresses his pride in Coco Gauff and Serena Williams for the way they have taken a stand in the Black Lives Matter movement.Mouratoglou joins Legends presenter Mats Wilander and Australian star Alexei Popyrin to speak of his admiration for Gauff and Williams, who he has coached and worked with for many years.Plus, Patrick talks openly about the launch of his Ultimate Tennis Showdown event, and how tennis is coping amid the coronavirus crisis.Next week: Novak Djokovic joins Mats and Boris Becker! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Matteo Berrettini talks Player Relief Fund, dream wins and Italian heroes
39:44Italian star Matteo Berrettini joins the Legends podcast this week to give his passionate and refreshingly candid views on a range of big issues in the world of tennis in 2020. For starters, what does he really think about the Player Relief Fund after his initial views were seen as controversial by some?Plus, Berrettini chats with presenter Mats Wilander and another Eurosport expert, Alex Corretja, about significant Italian tennis stars, life in lockdown and which tournaments he would most like to win. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gustavo Kuerten and Alex Corretja on lockdown, Roland-Garros memories and realising 'Big Three' were special
48:10This week Tennis Legend Mats Wilander is joined by three-time Roland-Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten and Eurosport expert Alex Corretja to talk coaching, memories in Paris and dealing with the coronavirus crisis.Also, Kuerten and Corretja provide unique perspectives on the changing of the guard in men's tennis, with Alex recalling the moments when he realised Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were really special and the 'Big Three' arriving on the ATP Tour. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'We had to save Roland Garros at any cost' - Guy Forget joins Mats and Justine
37:27French Open director Guy Forget joins Mats Wilander and Justine Henin on the latest episode of Tennis Legends, explaining his federation’s decision to rearrange the second Grand Slam of the year - a decision which caused quite a stir in the world of tennis... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rafa Nadal special: Experts explain secrets of his greatness
44:26Justine Henin and Mats Wilander are joined by a top panel to discuss one of the greatest players to ever pick up a racket: Rafa Nadal.Former Spanish number one Carlos Moya, Nadal's agent Carlos Costa and his coach Francisco Roig give their expert insight into what makes him so great... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Simona Halep meets her 'idol' Justine Henin to relive defining moments
41:25In the latest lockdown special, two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep meets her "idol", Justine Henin, to recall their defining career moments, toughest challenges and much more.As ever, Legends Mats Wilander and Boris Becker join the conversation and ask some probing questions with Halep and Henin admitting they have been scared of Serena Williams, and endured tough times on the WTA Tour.With 22 Grand Slam titles between the quartet, it's truly another legendary line-up! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.