Episodes
The Tokyo Olympics proved more complicated than Novak Djokovic had planned – both on and off the court. Gil, Amy and Joel assess what happened, as well as explore Rafael Nadal’s forthcoming Washington, D.C. debut.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/03/21
Novak Djokovic has arrived in Tokyo to fill one of the few missing pieces in his trophy collection: Olympic Gold. Roger Federer pulled out, citing knee issues once again. Joel, Amy and Gill discuss the unique challenges ahead for the Serbian star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/23/21
Now that Novak has just won Wimbledon, “Three” might also be called “20-20-20.” A terrific effort from Djokovic to capture his 20th major – one US Open title away from becoming the first man to win the calendar year Grand Slam since Rod Laver swept all four in 1969. Gill, Amy and Joel dig into what happened at Wimbledon and all the implications moving forward.  F Djokovic def. Matteo Berrettini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/12/21
Novak Djokovic’s tight straight set semifinal win over Denis Shapovalov has put him in the Wimbledon men’s singles final – one victory away from a record-tying 20th major title. How’d he get past the slashing Canadian southpaw? What’s to come Sunday versus another bold striker, Matteo Berrettini? And what does all this add to Djokovic’s massive resume? Gill, Amy, and Joel offer answers.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/09/21
Men’s quarterfinal day at Wimbledon. Titans Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each walked on to Centre Court – but each left it headed in opposite directions, Djokovic into the semis, Federer exiting the tournament. Gill, Amy, and Joel dissect what happened and what’s to come.   QF Djokovic def. Marton Fucsovics Hubert Hurkacz def. Federer SF Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/07/21
The second week of Wimbledon is underway and Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are in familiar territory: the quarterfinals. But how is each man’s form holding up? And what are we to make of their opponents? Those are just two of the questions that Gill, Amy and Joel seek to answer on the latest edition of “Three, A Show About Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.”    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/06/21
The first week of Wimbledon is over. As expected, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer remain in contention. But what’s the state of each man’s form through three rounds? And what will they bring in the days to come? Gill, Amy and Joel offer their answers. R3 Djokovic def. Kudla Federer def. Norrie R4 Djokovic vs. Garin Federer vs. Sonego Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/03/21
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have each reached the third round of Wimbledon with nary a scratch. But is that necessarily good? Amy, Gill and Joel break down their recent victories and look ahead to Round 3. R2 Djokovic def. Kevin Anderson Federer def. Gasquet R3 Djokovic vs. Kudla Federer vs. Norrie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/01/21
As the 2021 edition of Wimbledon kicked off, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer began their respective titles quests versus tricky lefthanders. And though each of the two titans won, both faced a few hurdles along the way. Gill, Amy and Joel dig in and look ahead as The Championships continue.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/29/21
The Wimbledon men’s singles draw has been made, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on opposite halves and each set to play intriguing first round opponents – a British wild card in Jack Draper for Novak, a wily lefty in Adrian Mannarino for Roger. Gill, Amy and Joel break it down and also take both a macro look at all the history and mystery that will make this year’s edition of The Championships exceptionally compelling.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/25/21
Rafael Nadal announced he won't play Wimbledon or the Olympics in 2021. "It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right decision," Nadal said. "The goal is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy, that is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for those professional and personal goals at he maximum level of competition." Gill, Joel and Amy react to Rafa's decision. Plus, Roger...
Published 06/17/21
Novak Djokovic wins his 19th Grand Slam Championship at Roland Garros with a come-from-behind, 5-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic becomes the only player of the Big 3 to win each Grand Slam at least twice. This French Open championship also puts the calendar-year Grand Slam in play, as Djokovic also won this year’s Australian Open. Joel, Amy and Gill discuss the Djokovic run at Roland Garros as well as the physical and tactical brilliance of the Serbian superstar.  Learn more...
Published 06/13/21
The 58th edition of the Rafa vs. Novak saga was a blockbuster – first-rate shot-making, unsurpassed court coverage, tons of drama and even government intervention. We break it all down and look ahead to what could be yet another notable chapter in the epic journey of tennis’ triumphant trio.  SF Djokovic def. Nadal F Djokovic vs. Tsitsipas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/12/21
Though slightly tested in their Roland Garros quarterfinal matches, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have advanced and are now set to meet in the semis – Chapter 58 of this epic rivalry. We break down the Xs and Os, as well as dig into the plot points of their Roland Garros saga. QF Rafael Nadal def. Diego Schwartzman Novak Djokovic def. Matteo Berrettini SF Djokovic vs. Nadal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/10/21
While Roger Federer has left Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have now made their way into the quarterfinals. Each faced early challenges from teenaged Italians, Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, but eventually emerged triumphant. Gill, Amy and Joel break down what happened and look ahead to their next matches. They also dig into some insightful research Amy conducted for a recent story she just published. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/07/21
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all advanced past the 3rd round at the 2021 French Open. Federer survived a late-night thriller against Dominik Koepfer in an empty Chatrier. Nadal beat Cameron Norrie in a match with continued debate about the time between points. Djokovic rolled past Ricardas Berankis. Strategy, storylines and next round Roland Garros opponents are discussed. R3 Djokovic def. Berankis Nadal def. Norrie Federer def. Koepfer R4 Djokovic vs. Musetti Nadal vs....
Published 06/06/21
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all advance in their 2nd round matches at the 2021 French Open. Federer survives an eventful match against Marin Cilic in which Federer was issued a highly unusual time violation warning as a returner. The use of the drop shot by Djokovic is discussed following his win over Pablo Cuevas. Nadal beat Richard Gasquet in a match of contrasting styles. The Roland Garros 3rd round matches for Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are also previewed. Federer...
Published 06/04/21
As the 2021 edition of Roland-Garros gets underway, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all began their title quests. In this episode of “Three,” Gill Gross, Amy Lundy, and Joel Drucker explore what happened in each man’s opening match – and also explore their second round matchups, including one rivalry that goes all the way back to childhood. Round one: Federer def. Denis Istomin Nadal def. Alexei Popyrin Djokovic def. Tennys Sandgren Round two: Djokovic vs. Pablo Cuevas Nadal...
Published 06/02/21
Rafael Nadal, a 13-time French Open champion, has landed in the same half of the 2021 Roland Garros Draw as the other two members of the Big 3 in men’s tennis: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. It’s the first time in history that Nadal, Djokovic and Federer have been in the same side of a Grand Slam draw. Joel, Amy and Gill examine the ramifications for Nadal and Djokovic as well as potential matchups. They also look at the prospects for Federer this French Open. Three is a tennis show about...
Published 05/27/21
Rafael Nadal met Novak Djokovic for the 57th time in a clash of two of the Big 3 titans in men’s tennis. The scene was the final of the Internationali BNL d’Italia in Rome, and ATP Masters 1000 event. It was an up-and-down three set triumph for Nadal over Djokovic. Joel Drucker, Amy Lundy and Gill Gross discuss the larger picture for what this championship means for Rafa, as well as tactics used by both Nadal and Djokovic. Roger Federer’s draw in this week’s Geneva Open is also discussed,...
Published 05/17/21
Rafael Nadal's title drought at Madrid continued with a quarterfinal loss to Alexander Zverev. The German has defeated the Spaniard three times consecutively, but we discuss how conditions could explain it. We also have a look at the newly-minted Rome Masters draw, with Novak Djokovic eyeing a potential rematch with Dan Evans and Nadal looking at another potential Jannik Sinner meeting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/08/21
Coaching in an individual sport like tennis takes on a shape all its own. We begin an in-depth discussion of the Big Three and their coaches, starting with a look at Rafael Nadal and the man who helped him reach the top, his uncle Toni. We also touch on Novak Djokovic and his clay court schedule, all on the latest episode of "Three." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/05/21
Homeland heroes Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal fought hard this week in native Belgrade and Barcelona. Each finished with epics – but different outcomes. We talk through how that affects each man’s path on the road to Roland Garros. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/26/21
Novak Djokovic lost 2nd round to Dan Evans and Rafael Nadal was defeated in the quarterfinal by eventual finalist Andrey Rublev. Gill, Amy and Joel explain why they aren't concerned for the duo's 2021 clay prospects, how their career stages contribute to such losses, and what their opponents did tactically in order to come through. Then, they continue their stroke-by-stroke analysis of the Big Three, by tackling the drop shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/18/21
Monte Carlo is here, and with it will come clay court tennis. Does this mean more suffering on the tennis court? Rafael Nadal might say so. Gill, Joel and Amy discuss the merits of suffering in tennis for professional and recreational players. They also take a look at the Monte Carlo draw, with Novak Djokovic and Nadal on opposite sides. Can the two meet in the final? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/12/21