Tennis Talk

Tennis Talk

Tennis commentator and journalist Matt Brown brings into focus all that is happening from around the tennis globe. Alongside his trusty side-kick David Mustard, they bring insight to the game both on and off the court like no other. All the latest trends, styles, analysis, commentary, interviews and news on Tennis Talk, powered by Newstalk ZB.

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June 7, 2022 33 min
This week on Tennis talk Matt Brown and Dave Mustard wrap an enthralling French Open with Rafael Nadal winning his 14th Roland Garros title and Iga Switek her second.
Matt meets new ASB Classic tournament director Nicolas Lamperin after confirmation the WTA and ATP tournaments will return to the calendar in 2023.

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This week on Tennis talk Matt Brown and Dave Mustard wrap an enthralling French Open with Rafael Nadal winning his 14th Roland Garros title and Iga Switek her second.
Matt meets new ASB Classic tournament director Nicolas Lamperin after confirmation the WTA and ATP tournaments will return to the calendar in 2023.

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This week on Tennis Talk we wrap the first week of Roland Garros, the clay court Grand Slam and chat to the most passionate dedicated fan of New Zealand tennis, Chris McQuaid, who documents just about every match that Kiwis at any professional level play overseas. How does he do it and why?
Plus, Dave Mustard offers another piece of coaching advice in Coaches Corner.

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May 23, 2022 25 min
This week on Tennis talk we chat Roland Garros the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year is underway in Paris.
We look at the ATP and WTA's decision to strip ranking points from Wimbledon and chat to Lewis Simmons the Kiwi inventor of the best app going in Tennis, Tennis Live.
Plus Dave Mustard is back from holiday with another tip in Coaches corner.

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This week on Tennis Talk we wrap the Rome Masters, the Italian Open where both the men’s and women’s world number one’s delivered statement performances.
Iga Swiatek and Novak Djokovic head to Paris as strong favourites to win the clay court Grand Slam, Roland Garros. 
Amazon Prime UK commentator Nick Lester joins Matt Brown to discuss Swiatek and Djokovic's performances and whether they are strong favourites to win the French Op...

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This week on Tennis Talk we wrap up the Madrid Masters ATP and WTA tournaments and marvel at the stunning performance of 19 year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz who defeated both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic en route to the title.
Amazon Prime commentator in the UK, Robbie Koenig offers his thoughts on the brightest star in men's tennis.
Plus Dave Mustard gives another coaching tip in Coaches Corner.

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This week on Tennis Talk we discuss the plight of six times Grand Slam champion Boris Becker who has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding about $5,000,000 worth of assets and loans to avoid playing his debts.
We have all the news from ATP tournaments in Munich and Estoril, the latest from the Madrid Open and Dave Mustard has some advice about volleying in Coaches corner.

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This week on Tennis Talk… Should the Russian and Belarusian players be banned from Wimbledon?

We discuss the biggest talking point in the sport this week following the All England Club's decision to ban some of the biggest names in the sport from this year's Championships.

Matt Brown and Dave Mustard have very different views on the matter.

We wrap the latest results from the WTA and ATP Tours in news of the week and Dave ha...

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This week on Tennis Talk Matt Brown and Dave Mustard ask can Stefanos Tsitsipas break through and win the French Open? The Greek star retained his Monte Carlo Masters title in style.
We reflect on New Zealand's campaign at the Billie Jean King Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 tournament in Turkey, a campaign that ultimately ended in disappointment with the New Zealand team relegated to Group 2 for 2023 after finishing 5th.
Dave Mustard g...

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April 11, 2022 25 min
This week on Tennis Talk we preview the European clay court season, the Monte Carlo Masters is underway for the men, plus we discuss the latest news from the world of tennis. The Billie Jean King Cup is the main focus of women’s tennis this week.
Our special guest is New Zealand team captain Marina Erakovic ahead of the Asia Oceania Group 1 tournament in Antalya in Turkey. New Zealand plays China, Japan, South Korea Indonesia and In...

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April 4, 2022 19 min
This week on Tennis Talk we wrap the Miami Open, and discus the fabulous performances of world new world number one Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz, a Spanish teenager who seems destined to reach the pinnacle of men’s tennis. Dave Mustard has another coaching tip in Coaches corner.

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March 28, 2022 25 min
Matt Brown and Dave Mustard discuss the latest news from the world of tennis and this week they focus on the shock retirement of women’s world number one Ash Barty. Why is the Aussie is stepping away from the sport at the age of 25?
Australian tennis journalist Courtney Walsh is our special guest. He has ghost written her columns for Australian website Code in recent times and had had a lot to do with Barty over the years. We wrap u...

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March 21, 2022 18 min
This week on Tennis talk we wrap the BNP Parabais Open, the Indian Wells Masters in California where Poland’s Iga Swiatek and American Taylor Fritz claimed the singles titles in what is the unofficial 5th major in tennis.
Veteran reporter Craig Gabriel joins us from Indian Wells. We discuss the New Zealand team named for the Billie Jean King Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 tournament in Antalya in Turkey next month and Dave Mustard has ano...

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This week on Tennis Talk:
Some good news around Auckland’s ASB Tennis Classics, plans are underway to stage the ATP and WTA events in January three years after they were last held.
Tennis Auckland CEO Rohan West is out special guest as he prepares to depart for Miami for ATP and WTA meetings where he will meet Player Agents for the first time and begin the recruitment drive for New Zealand’s flagship tennis tournaments.
We also discus...

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This week on Tennis Talk we bask in the glory of New Zealand’s stunning 3-1 Davis Cup win over Uruguay in Las Vegas.
We chat to captain Kelly Evernden and the man of the moment. Rubin Statham who became New Zealand’s longest serving Davis Cup player and notched up a record number of match wins for his country. 
We wrap the Davis Cup action from around the world and look at who the possible opponents are for New Zealand in the next ti...

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February 28, 2022 31 min
This week on Tennis Talk - Alexander Zverev, should he be banned for his unsportsmanlike behaviour in Acapulco? Matt Brown and David Mustard discuss this and other hot topics from the world of tennis.
They wrap the ATP tournaments in Dubai and Acapulco and the WTA tournament in Doha before looking ahead to New Zealand’s Davis Cup tie against Uruguay this weekend and discuss Marina Erakovic being reappointed as New Zealand’s Billie J...

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February 21, 2022 23 min
This week on Tennis Talk, Matt Brown and Dave Mustard discuss Novak Djokovic’s first interview since being deported from Australia and what his stance on vaccinations potentially means.
Matt and Dave wrap the big results on the ATP and WTA Tour’s including another title for ex Kiwi turned Brit Cameron Norrie.
Dave Mustard gives another coaches tip on coaches corner.

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February 14, 2022 22 min
Matt Brown and Dave Mustard bring you all the news from the world of tennis in Tennis talk.
This week we focus on events closer to home where the pandemic has affected the ability of top juniors to travel and compete.
Sebastian Lavie from the Lavie Tennis Academy in Auckland has launched a Match Play series for young developing players and teenagers who are trying to build their rankings up to attain US college scholarships. The six-...
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February 1, 2022 31 min
This week on Tennis Talk Matt Brown and Dave Mustard review the 2022 Australian Open, the most extraordinary of Grand Slams. They discuss the controversy around Nick Kyrgios, pick out the best matches and reflect on the brilliant singles triumphs of Ash Barty and Rafael Nadal.

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January 24, 2022 27 min
We are into week two of the Australian Open and this week on Tennis Talk episode 15 Matt Brown and Dave Mustard review the first week of the Grand Slam and look ahead to who might emerge triumphant. Matt chats to Michael Venus ahead of his blockbusting doubles quarter final with Tim Puetz up against Aussies Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

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