Ken Skupski on his Retirement from Pro Tennis
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
Ken Skupski is one of GB´s most successful doubles players.  After a career spanning 3 decades, he recently retired from pro tennis playing his last match in the Mens Doubles at Wimbledon.  In today´s episode, Ken talks through his career in numbers and in words. From his success in Juniors, to his US College days at Louisiana State University, through to his 18 years on the pro tour,  he shares his honest learnings, his memories and the challenges of the past 20+ years including:-  GB´s Davis Cup Final win in 2015, including that winning moment. Reaching a career high d ..read more
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Neville Godwin - It´s about the Player not the Coach
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
In today´s episode we speak to ATP Coach and former pro player Neville Godwin. Neville reached a career high of 90 in the world in singles and 57 in doubles during his career, and won the US Open Boys Doubles as a junior in 1993. After retiring he became a coach, helping fellow South African Kevin Anderson to a world top 10 ranking and the US Open final in 2017. Neville won ATP Coach of the Year that same year. After he split with Anderson, he worked with Hyeon Chung who became the first South Korean player to reach the semis of a Grand Slam in Melbourne in 2018. Neville has mostly recently ..read more
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Wimbledon 2022 Review
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
Wimbledon 2022 was another fantastic event, full of stories and stand out performances. After all the pre-event hype around the ban of Russian and Belarusian players and no ATP/WTA points, the tennis did the talking at SW19. In today´s episode we are joined by some of the players behind those stories, as well as two of our regular Grand Slam panelists:- Mixed Doubles Champions Desirae Krawczyk from the USA and GB´s Neal Skupski tell us about winning their 2nd Wimbledon title in a row together. Find out if they plan to team up again next year! GB´s Lissey Barnett made the mixed doubles QF wit ..read more
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Ross Hutchins: Inside the ATP
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
Ross Hutchins is a former top 30 doubles player and the Chief Player Officer at the ATP.  He comes from a strong British tennis stock, as the son of Paul Hutchins, former GB Davis Cup captain and British tennis great. Ross won 5 ATP doubles titles during his pro career, reaching 13 ATP Tour doubles finals, and representing Great Britain several times in the Davis Cup. He was ranked 28 in the world in doubles in 2012 when he made the shock announcement that he´d been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma.  He made a full recovery before returning to pro tennis for a short time in 2014 ..read more
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Wimbledon 2022 Preview
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
It´s our favourite time of the year, and Wimbledon 2022 has kicked off with a bang! 9 Brits are already through to Round 2, the most since 1997. This year there are more than 60 former and current US College players in the main draw at SW19! In today´s episode we are getting to know 5 GB players who are making their Wimbledon debuts after successful US/UK university careers. Joining CTC Host Dan Kiernan on this years Wimbledon Preview Panel are:- Julian Cash reached number 1 doubles in the nation while at Oklahoma State University. He´s just won the 2022 Surbiton Trophy and the  Ilkley ..read more
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Jack Draper - GB´s Rising Star on the ATP Tour
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
Jack Draper is one of Great Britain´s hottest up and coming prospects. At 20-years-old he broke into the world´s top 100 ATP rankings last week. It came on the same day that he picked up his first win over a top 20 player, beating Taylor Fritz in the first round at Queens.  Jack sat down with CTC Host Dan Kiernan for the first time, as he prepared for the ATP grass court event in Eastbourne.  Listen to him talk about his career so far, including reaching the final of Junior Wimbledon at aged 16. An inspiring listen for any upcoming young players! Read full show notes here ..read more
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French Open 2022 Review
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
The 2022 French Open was an historic event. Rafael Nadal won his 14th Roland Garros and 22nd Grand Slam, as he beat Casper Ruud in the final.  Iga Swiatek moved to 35 match wins in a row, and her 2nd French Open title in 3 years as she swept past 18-year-old Coco Gauff in the womens final. More records were broken as Jean Julien Rojer became the oldest male play to win a Grand Slam in the Open era, as he partnered the first ever player from Central America to win a Grand Slam, Marcelo Arvevalo in the Mens Doubles.  After a week of training at SotoTennis Academy and travelling with ..read more
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Cameron Norrie & Facu Lugones - Becoming a Top 10 ATP Player
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
We first spoke to Cameron Norrie on the Control the Controllables podcast back in August 2020. He was at the US Open and sat at 76 in the ATP rankings.  Since then, Cameron has won 4 ATP titles including the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and broke into the top 10 in the world in April.  Today he joins us with his coach Facu Lugones to catch up on Cameron´s amazing run of form since he was last on the show, and what he´s done differently to be able to move up the rankings. Read full shownotes here. Connect with Control the Controllables: WebsiteInstagram ..read more
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French Open 2022 Preview
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
The second Grand Slam of the season is underway! Can Iga Swiatek build on her 30-match winning streak to win the French Open for a second time? Will it be Djokovic, Nadal or man of the moment Carlos Alcaraz making it through the top half of the mens draw? Or, will we have a surprise finalist? Joining CTC host Dan Kiernan to give their expert opinions on all these questions and more are:- Denmark´s Davis Cup Captain and 2012 Wimbledon Doubles Champion, Freddie Nielsen Kieron Vorster, who has been S&C Coach to Tim Henman, Wayne Ferreira and more recently Dan Evans. Hear their picks for ..read more
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Dalma Gálfi – Breaking into the world´s top 100
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by Dan Kiernan
5M ago
Dalma Gálfi is a former World junior number 1 and Junior Grand Slam champion. Dalma had a strong start to her Pro career, quickly rising up the WTA rankings to 136 in the world aged just 19. After a challenging 4 years, the 23-year-old from Hungary has just broken into the top 100 for the first time. In this episode, Dalma tells us about the pressures and expectations she faced moving into the pro game after her success as a Junior, and why she wouldn´t change a thing. Episode Highlights:- Dalma describes her feelings of relief at becoming a top 100 player. Why quick success at a young ag ..read more
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