#309: "The Audacity Of It All: Wimbledon Wrap"
Well well well, what has Wimbledon wrought?! Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova are your singles champions, defeating Novak Djokovic and Ons Jabeur respectively. We try to get to the bottom of how both results happened, while touching on some of the other happenings from the final stretch of the tournament. Many congratulations to Naomi Osaka and Ash Barty on the births of their babies, and a closing rant by James on Novak hagiography.
01:12 Carlos Alcaraz did WHAT?
14:00 Does this shift the best men's player narrative?
17:00 Will Alcaraz’s win signal that the field has a chance? No
25:16 Put some respect on Vondrousova's name
35:10 Jabeur disappointment and moving forward
40:48 WTA consistency: Svitolina, Swiatek & Pegula
44:24 Rounding out the Wimbledon champions
47:48 Babies Osaka and Barty have arrived!
49:25 Jennifer Brady is back & one final rant from James on Novak hagiography
308: "Policing the Panties: Wimbledon Week One"
Wimbledon’s first week is in the books (almost), dominated by talk of rain, curfews, scheduling, and the queue. We highlight the big stories and top performers of the week – Svitolina, Eubanks, Berrettini, Vondrousova, etc. – and a few of the stumbles, including ADF’s shocking mental wobble against Rune and an unnamed reporter’s gaffe toward an unflappable Paula Badosa. We spend a good chunk of time on Wimbledon’s stubborn peculiarities and finish with a quick rant on Cirstea’s odious presence on social media.
0:35 Big stories in the first few days: Venus, Elina, Eubanks, Berrettini
14:35 “Congratulations on your win” … “I lost”
21:10 The round of 16 lineup and how we got there
33:20 Tradition! Queues, debentures, and pineapples
45:15 It’s not the curfew, it’s the scheduling
52:10 Kontaveit and Chardy retire, Brooksby catches a case for missing three doping tests
58:00 Tsitsidosa s*x dreams?!
63:10 Cirstea clarifies who she is - thanks for saving us the time!