tsf podcast: miami wraps, the andys falter and players kick from their heart

TSF Podcast April 2011 | Nick McCarvel with David Thorpe | For a quick, easly download in iTunes, just click link

He said, He said: David and Nick’s take on Miami: TSF Podcast April 2011

With the quick passing of Indian Wells and Miami there will be no big-time hardcourt tennis in the U.S. until July. David and I discuss what went right (and wrong) in Key Biscayne this past week, as we predict what the downswing means for a pair of Andys and look to a clay season dusted in question marks for Novak Djokovic. Was soccer the right choice for the men’s Japan fundraiser? And will the women’s tour have a flourish of its top talent rising from the doldrums to compete in a Willliams-sister-less tour? Click on the link above to find out.

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tsf podcast: nole flies, doubles (is in) trouble and oh where can the williamses go?

TSF Podcast Mar. 2011 | Nick McCarvel with David Thorpe | To download MP3 in iTunes, just click link

Do you usually fly first class, Nole? TSF Podcast March 2011

Oh let the awkward moments ring! David and I might be good friends, but don’t let that fool you into thinking we’ve got this podcast thing down pat. All the better for the listener though, no? This week, David and I were all chatty about what Nole’s recent run (flight?!) to the top means. Our opinion? Not much. Though it could, if he carries it over to the clay season. We also took turns weighing into this week’s Sunday Survey question on just what will happen to those two ladies named Williams. And doubles? Good exposure week for the game, but David smells a conspiracy brewing. (And I’m just tan.) Click above! | TSF Vault: Podcasts

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tsf podcast: roddick goes bald and courier a one-man davis cup team?

TSF Podcast Feb. 2011 | Nick McCarvel with David Thorpe | To download MP3 in iTunes, just click link

Our mid-winter musings: TSF Podcast Feb 2011

What fun doing a podcast with one David Thorpe is. You folks don’t want to miss this one: we talk player-name pronunciation (it’s Rah-OWE-nitch, BTW), South American cultural customs, high fashion and how Roger Federer‘s real estate savvy has helped him stay on the top of his game. Plus! Danielle Ribner of Loup joins the convo live from Delray Beach to tell us how dang hot it is down there (jealous D!) and how fricking cool her latest photo shoot was. Oh, and how could I forget? David and I talk up Jim Courier, and what an adventure he’ll have as a one-man Davis Cup team next week in Chile. Click above! | TSF Vault: Podcasts

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aussie open podcast w/ david thorpe

As the Australian Open launches into its final weekend, David Thorpe joins us for a TSF podcast, our first of the 2011 season. We catch up with David on his thoughts of Justine Henin‘s re-retirment, the future of Li Na (and the domination of Chinese tennis?!), AO scheduling for the men and our favorite moment from the last 10 days. | More podcasts from TSF

Listen now: TSF-Podcast-Aussie-11

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the tsf uso podcast, week 1

After my day-time duties were complete, I sat down with David Thorpe, a good friend and freelance tennis writer, for a little chat about our respective days at the US Open. While David and I had planned to meet up early in the day, that didn’t quite end up happening. We connected over a couple of beers and to chat about Day 4 of the Open.

David and Nick on Day 4: TSF Podcast USO Week 1

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tsf podcast: wimbledon (w/ david thorpe)

What moment created this sort of celebration from Serena? It wasn’t Championship Point. Find out in this installment of the TSF podcast.

Freelance tennis writer David Thorpe joined me and Erwin this morning to talk about the 2010 edition of Wimbledon that, with Serena Williams‘s clinical win on Saturday, is almost over. Click the file to upload to your iTunes and hear us rattle off our thoughts on everything from NBC‘s commentary quality, to the roller coaster that is Venus Williams, why the Queen makes us hungry and just who will make good on their Wimbledon breakthrough and become a top-tier player.

David Thorpe joins to talk on the TSF Wimby Women