Episodes
At the 2022 Laver Cup, Team World rode the backs of two surprising singles victories on Sunday, with Felix Auger-Aliassime defeating Novak Djokovic and Frances Tiafoe taking out Stefanos Tsitsipas. Gill Gross breaks down and analyzes those two matches. Then, Cracked Racquets host Alex Gruskin joins to discuss the success of Laver Cup and its place in the tennis calendar as well as a look at the ATP race to Turin.   00:00 Intro 01:27 Tiafoe def. Tsitsipas 16:25 Auger-Aliassime def. Djokovic...
Published 09/26/22
In the aftermath of Roger Federer's retirement announcement and US Open 2022, Gill Gross answers your comments.  00:00 intro 01:15 Federer's GOAT Resume 11:01 Is Offensive Tennis Rising 14:09 Alcaraz Endurance and Speed 16:51 Laver Cup vs Basel  19:22 Future of One-Handed BH 22:07 No Grunt Nadal 23:50 What's Next For Federer 25:54 Someone Dreamed About Me 27:40 Effect of Alcaraz's Breakthrough and Roger Retirement 31:19 Is Alcaraz Lucky to be No. 1 36:44 When was Federer's Prime? 40:21...
Published 09/19/22
Published 09/19/22
Gill Gross is joined by hall-of-fame tennis writer Steve Flink to discuss Carlos Alcaraz's triumph in New York and rise to number one in the world. We discuss his win over Casper Ruud in the final, improvements he made prior to the US Open and areas he may improve for an even bigger 2022. Then we reflect on additional results in men's singles, including Daniil Medvedev's loss to Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal's uncharacteristic form, Frances Tiafoe's semifinal run and some other surprises. This...
Published 09/15/22
Carlos Alcaraz has won his first major title at the 2022 US Open and is now the world #1 for the first time. At 19-years old, he's the youngest #1 in ATP history and the youngest to triumph at a Slam since Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2004. Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud in a quality 4-set final. On this week's Monday Match Analysis, Gill Gross discusses Alcaraz's mental adjustment coming into the tournament, the physical preparation he endured to withstand record time on court in New York,...
Published 09/12/22
The 2022 US Open men's singles draw is out, with Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas making up the top-seeds. Gill Gross gives his quarter-by-quarter dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and predictions. With the absence of Novak Djokovic in the field, questions arising amongst the top men and the depth of hardcourt talent on the ATP tour, this could be one of the most wide open US Opens we have seen. --- Support this podcast:...
Published 08/26/22
Gill Gross answers your comments as the 2022 US Open approaches, including:  tips for attending the US Open Ranking top-10 forehands When should Djokovic withdraw? Coaching at the USO Nadal's rightyness Medvedev's serve & volley problem Court dimensions What makes Arthur Ashe Stadium special Nadal vs. Medvedev/Djokovic FAA's next steps Measuring courtspeed What have I learned since 2017 My favorite NFL team Nadal's nightmare draw Djokovic 100 titles Coric contendership Seb Korda potential...
Published 08/25/22
Borna Coric won his first Masters 1000 Title from outside the world top-150, making Stefanos Tsitsipas his final victim in the final of the 2022 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Coric beat five top-20 opponents and has now fully completed his comeback from last year's shoulder surgery. We'll discuss how he beat Tsitsipas and what to make of his career at this very moment. But first, the much anticipated and final edition of the US Open Power Rankings, where we'll seek a clearer...
Published 08/22/22
*CORRECT FILE RE-UPLAOD* On this week's Monday Match Analysis... 31-year old Pablo Carreno Busta capped off his sensational run at the National Bank Open Canada Masters with a 3-set win over Hubert Hurkacz in the final. We'll analyze that final, plus preview the incoming Cincinnati Masters, featuring Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas as the top seeds. First, we'll re-visit the US Open Power Rankings, where last week's top performers such as Nick Kyrgios,...
Published 08/15/22
On this week's Monday Match Analysis... 31-year old Pablo Carreno Busta capped off his sensational run at the National Bank Open Canada Masters with a 3-set win over Hubert Hurkacz in the final. We'll analyze that final, plus preview the incoming Cincinnati Masters, featuring Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas as the top seeds. First, we'll re-visit the US Open Power Rankings, where last week's top performers such as Nick Kyrgios, Casper Ruud, Carreno Busta...
Published 08/15/22
Gill Gross responds to your comments during the 2022 National Bank Open (Canada Masters), including... 00:00 Intro 00:45 Did men's Tennis Get Harder To Predict? 03:28 Jack Draper 08:23 Retirement Methods 10:51 Nadal's Year-End #1 Push 13:48 Tsitsipas's Pegging Habit 18:30 Next-Gen Consistency 20:24 Tsitsipas Backhand vs. Berrettini Backhand 21:59 USO Concerns for Top Seeds? 24:34 Alcaraz Nerves 26:09 Future of One-Handers 27:40 Nadal in Cincinnati 28:23 Casper Ruud 30:39 Tennis Math 32:38...
Published 08/13/22
On a bonus edition of Monday Match Analysis, we talk to Nico Pereira about top-seeds Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz losing in Montreal to Nick Kyrgios and Tommy Paul respectively, the rise of Argentines Francisco Cerundolo and Sebastian Baez and the USO Power Rankings featuring Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and others. Gill starts with a quick monologue about Alcaraz's handling of pressure. 00:00 Intro 01:19 Alcaraz Feeling Pressure 03:35 Nico on Canada 15:00 Cerundolo and Baez 20:15...
Published 08/11/22
On this week's Monday Match Analysis, we'll preview the National Bank Open Masters 1000 in Montreal, Canada in usual quarter-by-quarter fashion. Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud are the top seeds. We'll also discuss Medvedev's win in the final of Los Cabos over Cam Norrie and how it sets him up for the rest of the hardcourt swing. Lastly, Gill says why in one way Nick Kyrgios's run in Washington was more impressive than what he did at Wimbledon. ---...
Published 08/08/22
On this week's Mailbag, I asked you which shots on the professional tour are don't get the love and admiration they deserve. Find out how Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Cameron Norrie, Matteo Berrettini, David Ferrer, Stefanos Tsitsipas and others are featured in this themed mailbag. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support
Published 08/05/22
Following up what Gill called "the biggest win of Jannik Sinner's career" over Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon, Sinner has replicated the result less than a month later in Umag, beating Alcaraz in the final of the Umag 250. Gill talks about how his opinions of Sinner and Alcaraz have changed or not changed in the month of July, why frontcourt issues cost Sinner the first set, why it was the worst mental match of Alcaraz's career and where the Italian found technical advantages over the...
Published 08/01/22
Gill Gross answers your questions, mostly looking back on Wimbledon 2022 and looking ahead to the North American Hard Court Season. Including...  00:00 Intro 01:00 Thiem's wins in Bastad 05:03 Swiatek's Grass Loss 08:12 Tennis TV Camera Angles 12:46 Big 3 Born Later 15:16 Coaching Kyrgios 21:57 Djokovic comebacks 24:10 Nadal-Kyrgios prediction 26:14 Novak's Drop Shot 31:14 Underarm Serves 34:35 Alcaraz 2nd Gear 37:31 Taylor Fritz 39:38 Surface Distribution 32:28 Medvedev vs. Alcaraz 44:11...
Published 07/19/22
Hall-of-Fame tennis writer Steve Flink joins Gill Gross to discuss the 2022 Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal's mid-tournament injury.  00:00 Intro 01:03 Djokovic Run and Kyrgios Final 32:10 Russian Ban and Points 40:00 Rafael Nadal injury 51:30 Djokovic vs. Federer --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support
Published 07/13/22
Novak Djokovic put in a classic performance to beat talented big-server Nick Kyrgios in the 2022 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Final. The triumph marks Djokovic's 7th Wimbledon, his 4th in a row, and his 21st major overall.   00:00 Intro 00:40 General Remarks 03:30 Kyrgios Serve vs. Djokovic Return 09:28 Djokovic Baseline Edge 16:48 Djokovic Serve Strategy 17:48 Mental Game Gap 23:07 Kyrgios Double Faults and Net Play 26:00 Key Moments 33:55 Closing Thoughts --- Support this podcast:...
Published 07/11/22
Gill Gross is joined by Alex Gruskin of Cracked Racquets to discuss all four men's quarterfinal matchups: Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner, Cam Norrie vs. David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios vs. Cristian Garin and Rafael Nadal vs. Taylor Fritz. First, they discuss how the Carlos Alcaraz vs. Sinner long-term prospect debate is affected by the latest result, the gap between Nadal and Djokovic and the rest of the grass court field, the staying power of Tim Van Rijthoven, what's different about Kyrgios...
Published 07/05/22
Gill Gross answers your questions as Wimbledon 2022 is underway. Djokovic, Alcaraz, Raducanu, Murray, Jabeur and Sinner were among Day 1 winners. Hubert Hurkacz was upset by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. On-court coaching has been legalized on a trial basis, including the US Open. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support
Published 06/28/22
Quarter-by-quarter analysis of men's singles at Wimbledon 2022, including dark horses, upset alerts, popcorn matchups and predictions. The top seeds are 1. Novak Djokovic 2. Rafael Nadal 3. Casper Ruud 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas 5. Carlos Alcaraz 6. Felix Auger-Aliassime 7. Hubert Hurkacz and 8. Matteo Berrettini. Who will come through at the year's third major championship? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support
Published 06/26/22
Despite the absence of rankings points, Russian players and Belarusian players, Wimbledon 2022 approaches with plenty of intrigue. With most of the abbreviated grass court season in the rearview mirror, Gill Gross reveals his one and only edition of the Wimbledon Power Rankings, which ranks players chances to win Wimbledon based on past performance and grass court suitability. The top-8 men's seeds at Wimbledon are  1. Novak Djokovic, 2. Rafael Nadal 3. Casper Ruud 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas 5....
Published 06/21/22
On this week's Monday Match Analysis, Gill Gross starts with some quick remarks on Tim van Rijthoven's miracle run in Hertogenbosch and Matteo Berrettini's triumph over Andy Murray in the Stutgart final. Then we transition into a conversation with Jon Wertheim of Tennis Channel, Sports Illustrated and 60 Minutes about the ATP new "OneVision" plan led by Andrea Gaudenzi, Wimbledon's 2022 controversies and what the tournament will look like without points, Roland Garros takeaways and the art of...
Published 06/13/22
Following the 2022 French Open, Gill Gross responds to your comments:  00:00 Intro 01:08 Nadal's Backhand 04:25 Djokovic's Mental 08:47 14 RG Titles 13:13 Night session scheduling 16:48 Djokovic Endurance 25:46 Masters 1000 Expansion 29:55 Nadal at Wimbledon 31:35 Carlos Moya underrated? 36:45 Draws and seeding reform 43:22 Marian Vajda departure 45:40 Twitter Questions 1:26:04 Tsitsipas Struggles 1:28:07 Sebastian Baez 1:29:45 Who is GOAT 1:31:33 Iga Swiatek Rivals 1:33:20 Holger Rune...
Published 06/11/22
The post-major conversation with Steve Flink following the 2022 Roland Garros features a deep dive on Rafael Nadal's quarterfinal win over Novak Djokovic, and subsequent matches against Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud.   00:00 intro 01:11 Djokovic QF 19:31 Draw Reform 24:00 Zverev SF 33:12 Ruud Final 39:12 Alcaraz and Slam Race 45:05 Wimbledon 2022 49:20 Iga Swiatek --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/monday-match-analysis/support
Published 06/09/22