Episodes
Published 08/26/22
Richard Pagliaro and Erik Gudris join host Chris Oddo to talk all things US Open, including Serena Williams, the men's and women's singles draw, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev and what the absence of Novak Djokovic means for the tournament and going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/26/22
Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo not long after the Wimbledon draws were released to talk about who landed where and what the key storylines are for the Championships in 2022. Join us for in-depth discussions on the following: Serena Williams - how did she look at Eastbourne and what can we really expect from her at SW19? Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - who got the better draw? Matteo Berrettini - is he the No.2 favorite based on his performance at Stuttgart and Queen's? Bianca...
Published 06/25/22
Enjoy our interview with Michael Mmoh - winner of the USTA's Roland-Garros wild card in 2022. Below is a snippet of our feature on Michael, for more info go to www.tennisnow.com! As a top junior, Michael Mmoh knows a thing or two about heavy expectations. He was the No.2-ranked junior in 2015, pushing for junior Slam titles and thought of as one of the most promising American players. He remains one of the more promising Americans, but one with unfinished business in 2022. Mmoh, the son of...
Published 05/16/22
In this edition of the Lucky Letcord Podcast, former Turkish Davis Cup Captain and veteran college coach Mert Ertunga talks to the podcast about his new foray into coaching two of Turkey's top women. Follow Mert on Twitter: @MertovsTDesk Ertunga has a long and storied history in the sport, but he has recently taken a big step by becoming the coach of two Turkish women - Ipek Oz and Ayla Aksu - after operating as a coaching consultant and member of the tennis media in recent years. Listen...
Published 04/28/22
Blair Henley Drops by the Podcast to talk about her last two months on the tour, which has taken her from Indian Wells to Houston and finally to Asheville for an emotional Billie Jean King Cup tie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/25/22
Richard Pagliaro joins us from southern Florida to wrap up a phenomenal week at the Miami Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/05/22
Rafael Nadal is a 21-time champion and Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink joins Richard Pagliaro and host Chris Oddo to break down the Spaniard's historic achievement on Sunday. But we don't begin until Nadal chatter until we break down Ash Barty's magical run to the title on Saturday. Barty set the tone for a very special weekend at the Australian Open when she defeated Danielle Collins to become the first Aussie to capture a singles title at Melbourne since 1978. We discuss the extraordinary...
Published 02/03/22
Tennis Now editor Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo to break down Novak Djokovic's fewfound freedom on the day he had his visa uncancelled. What the heck has been going on down under, who is to blame, and what might happen next? Join us for a 20 minute discussion of the hottest topic in tennis at the moment, followed by 20 minutes of discussion centered around the first week of the 2022 season, which featured titles by Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty and Simona Halep, as well as a breakout...
Published 01/11/22
Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo to break down a glorious week of WTA Finals action in Guadalajara. We begin, however, with a closer look at the Peng Shuai situation and where it might take us - and the WTA, and Peng and family - from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/19/21
In this edition of the Lucky Letcord Podcast we are joined by Dr. Alexis Colvin, the Chief Medical Officer at the US Open, as well as the Team Physician for the US Billie Jean King Cup Team. Just back from Prague where the US team reached the semifinals at the 2021 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, Dr. Colvin shares her wealth of experience in tennis, from being a part of the US Fed Cup and Billie Jean King Cup team to working at the US Open in her current role as the Chief Medical Officer. Dr....
Published 11/11/21
On today's edition of the Lucky Letcord Podcast, Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo to talk about Andy Murray's win over Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells. What has Murray's performance in 2021 shown us about his long-term future in the sport, and what might his 2022 be like? We discuss... Other hot topics tackled: The return of Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez at Indian Wells. What went right and what went wrong? We wonder, and look at the short-term future of these two rising...
Published 10/12/21
This week on the Lucky Letcord Podcast tennis journalist Richard Osborn joins Chris Oddo to discuss the Laver Cup weekend that was. He was on site, covering the event for Laver Cup.com and has thoughts on what makes the event special, what sets Laver Cup apart from other team competitions like Davis Cup, Fed Cup and ATP Cup, and how Roger Federer's support is driving the medium-term success of the event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/05/21
Hall of Fame journalist Steve Flink joins host Chris Oddo to break down a fantastic final weekend at the 2021 US Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/15/21
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo to talk all thing Olympic tennis. We break down both draws and look at the key storylines on the eve of the Olympic tennis event. A deep discussion of Naomi Osaka and the pressures she faces as she takes her place as the No.2 seed. A look into Novak Djokovic's quest for the Golden Slam, a step-by-step look at his draw, and some thoughts on where he may be mentally, physically and spiritually in Tokyo. The Olympics as a...
Published 07/23/21
In this edition of the Lucky Letcord Podcast, Richard Pagliaro and Erik Gudris join host Chris Oddo to break down the upcoming semifinals on the men's and women's side. Of course, we start with an in-depth discussion of Roger Federer's loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals and wonder what his future might hold. We also look at some of the players who put up breathtaking performances at Wimbleodon despite not reaching the semis, such as Ons Jabeur, Sebastian Korda, Taylor Fritz, Felix...
Published 07/07/21
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast, Richard Pagliaro, Erik Gudris and Chris Oddo break down the first five days of Roland-Garros and look ahead to the third round. You heard that right! The third round is set on both the men's and women's side? What did we learn? Who is in the best shape? Who have we lost along the way? How will the Naomi Osaka controversy reshape the way tennis players interact with the press at tournaments? What could have been done to make the situation turn out better...
Published 06/03/21
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast Richard Pagliaro joins the show to break down the happenings at the Internazional BNL d'Italia in Rome, where Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek came away with the titles. We also discuss... The rise of Novak Djokovic and what his performance means for his Roland-Garros hopes. Who has a better shot of going deep in Paris, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Dominic Thiem? If Nadal and Djokovic did not exist, who would be the men's favorite at Roland-Garros? What's up with...
Published 05/18/21
Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo to break down what we saw in Monte-Carlo and talk about Dominic Thiem's revealing interview in Der Standard. The conversation about Thiem starts at 15:08! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/20/21
Richard Pagliaro, Tennis Now editor, joined host Chris Oddo moments after Andrey Rublev completed his stunning upset of Rafael Nadal at Monte-Carlo. We talk about the match, the implications for both players, and then dive into Dan Evans' upset of Novak Djokovic and what it might mean for Djokovic. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/16/21
Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast Richard Paglario joins Chris Oddo to break down the performance of Roger Federer in his first week back on tour since January 2020. How did Roger perform, and how did the Swiss pull up physically? What does it mean that he has pulled out of Dubai and where will we see him next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/12/21
Tennis Now editor Richard Pagliaro joins Chris Oddo to break down the two biggest stories of the day - Novak Djokovic's 311th week at No.1 and Roger Federer's return in Doha. We then continue, because why not?, to break down last week's finals which include: Clara Tauson's magnificent performance in Lyon Andrey Rublev's run in Rotterdam Petra Kvitova's commanding victory over Garbine Muguruza in Doha and Diego Schwartzman's title run at Buenos Aires. Thanks, and enjoy! Learn more about...
Published 03/08/21
Today on love holds, a subpod of the #LuckyLetcordPodcast, Chris Oddo focuses on Dane Clara Tauson, the talented teenager who is having a breakout week in Lyon. We talk about: Tauson's father, an ex ice hockey star in Denmark and her longtime coach. Tauson's new coach, Olivier Jeunehomme, and the work they have been doing. Tauson's love of tennis and how she is a walking tennis Wikipedia Tauson's wickedly aggressive game and how it looks good on any surface. Thanks for listening! Learn more...
Published 03/05/21
Today host Chris Oddo wraps up the week that was with a quick peek at the performances of Iga Swiatek, Juan Manuel Cerundolo and Alexei Popyrin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/02/21
Today we try out a new short format - called Love Holds! Coco Gauff on the rise and new career-high ranking Alejandro Davidovich Fokina -- what a talent! Iga Swiatek showing the consistency she seeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/26/21