The AO Show

The AO Show

Stay up to date with the Australian Open in less than 30 minutes a day! And follow the tours through the year, with coverage of all the majors and the Laver Cup.

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May 23, 2024 41 mins

Can anyone stop three-time champion Iga Swiatek retaining her Roland Garros crown? 2010 finalist Sam Stosur and 2000 men’s doubles champion Todd Woodbridge make the cases for Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina, and preview the most open men’s field in recent memory as Rafael Nadal prepares to bid adieu to the scene of his 14 titles, Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley drops by for an important update on the ...

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Francesca Schiavone made history at Roland Garros in 2010, becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title. There was also her victory over Serena Williams and her Australian Open record-breaking epic against Svetlana Kuznetsova in a career that saw Schiavone reach a world No.4 singles ranking. The 43-year-old sits down with producer Shannon Davis in her Milan home, reflecting on some magical moments in her profe...

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The top three women's seeds — Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, and Coco Gauff — are battling for the title in Rome, while the men's draw has seen the premature exits of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud — Todd Woodbridge and Casey Dellacqua discuss the remaining title contenders including Alex Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hubert Hurkacz, and the big opportunities for the next generation at Roland Garros,...

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May 13, 2024 14 mins

Former world No.33 Paolo Lorenzi, who retired from the tour in 2021, is now the Italian Open tournament director. Having trained and competed with Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini in his playing career, Lorenzi has witnessed first-hand the spectacular rise of Italian tennis, and believes the best is yet to come. He sits down with Ursin Caderas at the Foro Italico in Rome to discuss Sinner’s enormous popularity, and how the Austr...

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Iga Swiatek has bolstered her impressive clay-court credentials by taking the title in Madrid in a pulsating women’s final against Aryna Sabalenka lasting more than three hours — Wally Masur and Viv Christie join the panel to discuss the Pole’s main threats in Rome and Roland Garros, and preview a men’s draw missing Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, giving Rafael Nadal even more impetus in his final appearance in the Italian capita...

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May 6, 2024 26 mins

Wim Fissette is on tour with Naomi Osaka again following the birth of her daughter Shai and subsequent return to the court. The Belgian coach believes the four-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 can reach even greater heights, and has room to grow on clay. Fissette joins Matt and Viv from Madrid to discuss her potential, and his passion for coaching over a 15-year career that has featured stints with other top-ranked ma...

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AO 2023 women’s finalists Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina renew hostilities in the semifinals of Madrid, while Iga Swiatek battles Madison Keys for the other spot in the final — Casey Dellacqua and Simon Rea preview the last four for the women’s draw discuss the outlook for the men’s draw, which lost top two seeds Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz with injury concerns weeks out from Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has another four ma...

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April 29, 2024 20 mins

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone with more passion for tennis than Paul McNamee, a Davis Cup and Wimbledon champion who later became Australian Open tournament director. Atypically for an Australian, McNamee's favourite surface is clay — a love-affair he documents in his book Welcome to the Dance. Matt and Viv sit down with McNamee to discuss the nation's relationship with clay, his favourite clay-courts around the world, and ...

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Jelena Dokic joins The AO Show for our 200th episode! After conquering Iga Swiatek en route to the title in Stuttgart, Elena Rybakina claims she can win a Grand Slam on any surface — our panel discusses her chances ahead of Roland Garros and who stands in her way of a second major crown, Casper Ruud claims his biggest title of his career in Barcelona and is back Grand Slam title contention, Rafael Nadal takes the next step in his P...

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April 22, 2024 16 mins

Former-player-turned-super-coach Brad Gilbert has added a showbiz string to his bow after serving as consulting coach for the new tennis movie Challengers. The 62-year-old, with wife Kim, was responsible for turning Hollywood stars Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor into convincing tennis players for the silver screen. And, as Matt and Viv found out during their sit-down, there was a lot more to the role than Brad expected.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas' emotional triumph at Monte-Carlo has put him back in the frame for a maiden major title — our experts discuss the world No.7's potential to re-establish himself as a Grand Slam contender, Alex de Minaur has become the first Australian to topple Rafael Nadal on clay, booking his spot in the Round of 16 at Barcelona and casting further doubt over the 12-time champion's future, and we have tickets to the new tennis...

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April 15, 2024 15 mins

Sam Stosur’s obsession with the clay wasn’t always what it is today. As the clay-court season gets underway in Stuttgart, the 2010 Roland Garros finalist sits down with Matt and Viv to discuss how she learned to master the surface, and which European clay court she would most like to have replicated in her own home.

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Danielle Collins has taken all before her with back-to-back titles in Miami and Charleston in what will be her last season on tour — or will it? Todd Woodbridge believes the 30-year-old might delay her end-of-year retirement if she continues her fearsome form, Alexei Popyrin has scored his sixth top-10 win to set up an all-Aussie showdown with Alex de Minaur among a star-studded Round of 16 at Monte-Carlo, and Aussie Billie Jean Ki...

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April 8, 2024 14 mins

1968 Wimbledon singles finalist Judy Dalton was one of the 'Original 9', a group of players who defied the establishment to form the women's professional tour. This week has seen the holding of the longest-running United States tournament from that tour, at Charleston. Dalton remains a passionate advocate for the women's game, and a great storyteller, as Matt Trollope discovered in their sit-down.

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Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios joins Jon and Brie for a candid conversation about his career, public perception, mental wellbeing, the state of the game, and his plans to get back on the court.

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Sam Stosur joins The AO Show to discuss the latest news including the shock parting of Novak Djokovic and coach Goran Ivanisevic, the latest from Miami where Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz remain on a collision course for the men’s final, Victoria Azarenka is back in the semis — the three-time champion opens up about the evolution of the women’s game over her 20-year career, and Stosur shares what it's like going from player to c...

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March 25, 2024 10 mins

Marta Kostyuk burst onto the world stage with a run to the third round of Australian Open 2018 — her first Grand Slam main draw appearance — at just 15 years of age. Since then, much has changed for the young Ukrainian star who reached the last eight of a major for the first time at AO 2024. But it's not just on the court where the 21-year-old is all grown-up, as Andrea Petkovic discovered during her sit-down with Marta.

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Iga Swiatek has collected her second trophy of 2024, while Carlos Alcaraz has captured his first title since Wimbledon downing a string of rivals along the way — Casey Dellacqua joins The AO Show to recap Indian Wells and discuss all the big news from Miami including Simona Halep’s return to the match court, Aryna Sabalenka’s decision to take her place in the draw, and Andy Murray’s unbreakable spirit, plus Victoria Rudnikov pulls ...

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March 18, 2024 9 mins

AusOpen.com’s Matt Trollope and Australian Tennis Magazine’s Viv Christie present a new stream of The AO Show called The Sit-Down. First cab off the rank is Jannik Sinner, who — until his loss to Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells — was undefeated in 2024. The world No.3 enjoyed a stellar Australian Open culminating in his first major title after a jaw-dropping five-set final against Daniil Medvedev. But there’s a lot more to the 22-ye...

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We're down to the last eight at Indian Wells with some surprise packets including mum-of-two Caroline Wozniacki — Todd and Casey join Jon and Brie to preview the bumper quarterfinals and discuss some of the biggest results including lucky loser Luca Nardi's upset of Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka's shock loss to Emma Navarro, Simona Halep is set to return from an 18-month hiatus with a wildcard for Miami, while Ursin Caderas ge...

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