Episode 11: The Trump of Tennis, Latest Results & an ATP Daddy (?!)
Nick Kyrgios Continues as the Donald Trump of Tennis
Nick Kyrgios is terrorizing us on social media since he can’t take out his issues on the tennis court:
Scot’s pet peeve strikes again, a man calling women “females”
Pod Favorites Doing Things On and Off the Court
Lorenzo Musetti cut his hair, which is actually the biggest news of the week. And he looks even better! Take notes, Stef.
Tommy Paul’s Big Moment
Tommy Paul and Francisco Cerundolo, two podcast faves, played 3 times this summer. Each match was a close 3-set battle, including in Toronto this week.
But after this win, Tommy Paul beat a world #1 for the first time ever by taking out Carlos Alcaraz in three sets to make his first Masters 1000 semi.
And since we’re so obsessed with Tommy Paul (and refuse to use his nickname TP), Tennis Channel also shared an interview with him. And we couldn’t help but notice his thigh game.
Shawn Mendez Gave Tony an Early Birthday Present
A Tennis Bear and Daddy?
Maximo Gonzalez is our very first (??) true tennis daddy. And we’re so proud!
Maximo may be the closest thing we have to a daddy on tour.
Also happening this week, Medvedev talks about how likes his nickname to be bear or Medi-bear (because his surname means that).
Danielle Collins is back, and all is right in the WTA world
Her coach is already one of my favorite people in tennis:
She had a great run to the quarterfinals of Montreal with wins over players like Sakkari and Svitolina) before losing to world #1 Iga Swiatek in three tough sets. But she gave the gays everything they wanted when she went after Sakkari in a big way during their match, telling her to “shut her mouth”.
And best of all, this all happened on Pride Day!