This episode includes an exclusive interview with Frances Tiafoe’s coach, Zack Evenden. Eugene and Lucy also roundup events at the Top Seed Open and we preview the Western & Southern Open in New York
Zack Evenden The 28-year-old black Englishman coaches American world No 81, Frances Tiafoe. Zack talks about life during lockdown, Black Lives Matter, his college tennis days in Florida, his relationship and friendship with Tiafoe, Wayne Ferreira joining the team, on-court coaching and much more.
Roundup Top Seed Open review – meeting number 31 for legends Venus and Serena Williams, Coco Guaff reminds everyone who she is, taking out a couple of seeded players, before losing to eventual champion Jennifer Brady.
Also, Elias Ymer picks up some wins in Prague Challenger and Naomi Osaka talks about representing “blackness” in Time Magazine.
Western & Southern Open ATP Tour tennis finally returns at the W&S Open in New York! Felix Auger-Aliassime wins on day one, but there were defeats for Heather Watson, Gauff, Tiafoe and Venus. We explore what’s ahead for seeds Serena (3), Osaka (4) and Madison Keys (7) who all receive first-round byes.