Tennis With An Accent: The Laver Cup

Tennis with an accentWith the 2018 Laver Cup taking place this weekend in Chicago, the Tennis With An Accent Podcast discusses the challenges facing the Laver Cup on a long-term basis. Co-hosts Saqib Ali and Matt Zemek ask questions about the tournament, such as where Tennis Australia’s and the USTA’s investments are being channeled. How can money invested in the Laver Cup better serve the interests of the sport, and how can the Laver Cup provide more transparency in its operations? Saqib and Matt offer ideas for the improvement of Laver Cup on various levels. How will this tournament find a way to survive in a crowded tennis landscape once Roger Federer, the main engine behind the creation of the event, retires?

Saqib and Matt also discuss the playing career of Mikhail Youzhny, which ended earlier this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Saqib offers an appreciation of Youzhny and longtime coach Boris Sobkin, who appeared on a Tennis With An Accent podcast several months ago.

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