This Week in Tennis

Join the This Week and Tennis team as they discuss the US Open lacking a qualifying tournament, the US Open Wild Cards, and the guys preview the Western & Southern Open and much more!!

Hosts Craig Doyle and Phil Naessens are back for another week of great tennis talk.

The fellas open the show discussing Craig’s return to professional photography in Scotland and how difficult it is to find these gigs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Phil and Craig than turn their attention towards this year’s US Open. They discuss the 16 wild cards the USTA awarded and they also discuss their chances in this year’s Open.

The guys share their thoughts about why Rafael Nadal decided not to fly to New York to defend his title and how the French Open being played two weeks after could play a part in Nadal as well as others thinking process.

Canadian national Eugenie Bouchard didn’t receive a wild card nor was her ranking high enough to gain direct acceptance. The fellas cite her off-court modeling endorsements and how outside influences like modeling can ruin a tennis player’s game and playing career. The fellas cite other players who have fallen to this temptation and how these off-court endorsements damage careers.

The Western & Southern Open qualifiers begin on Thursday with the main draw beginning on Saturday, August 22, and running through to August 28, 2020. The team discusses the Wild Card’s awarded and how each of these players should benefit from these cards.

Craig and Phil discuss the main draw and the uncertainty of the situation due to Covid-19 as it concerns betting on this event. The guys break down the entire player’s list as well as offer their favorites, long shots, and everything else you need to win money wagering on this tournament.

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