Match Point Canada

Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre /Tennis Channel Podcast Network

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Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre provide weekly coverage of the ATP and WTA with a focus on Canada’s top players

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230 episodes

Episode 5 - Bianca Andreescu

She is the 2019 US Open champion, former top 5 player, and currently the highest ranked Canadian on the women's tour. Missisauga's Bianca Andreescu returns to Match Point Canada this week, as she catches up with Ben and Mike from the Thailand Open! Andreescu discusses her mindset for 2023, the new coaching team she's added, her busy schedule, and thoughts on the Netflix series, Break Point. Meantime, Ben and Mike break down action from the Thailand Open, a run from Vasek Pospisil, action that lies ahead this week in Dallas, and troubling news involving Nick Kyrgios. All of that and more on our newest episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40m
Feb 06
Episode 4 - 2023 Australian Open Recap

Our first tennis major of 2023 is officially in the books! The Australian Open has come and gone, as the women's field crowned a first time major champion in Aryna Sabalenka. Novak Djokovic seized a record 10th title in Melbourne, and 22nd major overall. We look back at all the storylines from the event, and take a peak at what's to come on the circuit this week. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27m
Jan 30
Episode 3 - Rennae Stubbs

She was a world number one in doubles and six-time grand slam champion! Now she's one of the sports very best commentators. Aussie Rennae Stubbs joins us as we've passed the midway point of the 2023 Australian Open and break down all the unfolding storylines. We also discuss the Netflix curse, how the Canadians fared in singles, and offer our predictions on eventual champions. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40m
Jan 24
Episode 2 - Australian Open Preview with Jon Wertheim

Our first grand slam of the tennis season has arrived! The 2023 Australian Open has officially begun Down Under. Author, reporter, and journalist Jon Wertheim joins as our guest to preview the first major of the season, offer predictions on dark horses, and the favourites. We also weigh in on the chances of the seven Canadians across the field. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36m
Jan 16
Episode 1 - 2023 Season Preview with Blair Henley

She's a digital host, reporter, and writer and one of our favourite guests on the podcast! Blair Henley joins Match Point Canada for the very first episode of 2023 as we cover action from the United Cup, discuss our expectations for Canadians this season, and look at another title from Novak Djokovic. We also offer up our tennis resolutions for the year ahead and get ready for the first major of the season Down Under in a week. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43m
Jan 09
Episode 40 - Virginie Tremblay and Canadian report cards

She's a top strength and conditioning coach for Tennis Canada, and has worked alongside some of the top Canadian athletes including Bianca Andreescu! Montreal's Virginie Tremblay joins Match Point Canada to discuss her role within the sport, and how she's actively working and developing the upcoming junior athletes in the country today. Meantime, we give out our end-of-year report cards to the top Canadian men's and women's players as we recap their 2022 seasons! Enjoy :) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54m
Dec 13, 2022
Episode 39 - Canada wins the Davis Cup Finals

It was history for Canada on the international stage! Canada defeated Australia to win the 2022 Davis Cup Finals from Malaga Spain, their first title in team history. We break down the great performances from the squad led by Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, and Vasek Pospisil. We also discuss how what's in store in the future for Canada at these events, and how players like Milos Raonic helped pave the way. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26m
Nov 28, 2022
Interview with Frank Dancevic

He's captain of Canada and will guide the team in the upcoming 2022 Davis Cup Finals from Malaga, Spain. Mike McIntyre chats with former player and current Davis Cup team captain Frank Dancevic as they look at Canada's chances this week, and why he loves the group. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Nov 24, 2022
Episode 38 - Daniel Nestor

He's the most accomplished player in Canadian tennis history! Former star player Daniel Nestor is our special guest on this week's episode of Match Point Canada as we look back on a few great career moments, how retirement is going, and get his assessment of the Canadian team at Davis Cup Finals. We also preview Canada's chances in Malaga, Spain at the Davis Cup Finals. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic captured a record tying sixth end-of-year title from Turin. We break down the action from the ATP Finals. All of that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43m
Nov 21, 2022
Episode 37 - Rob Faulds

Canada fell to Switzerland in the round robin stage of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals from Glasgow. Joining us to recap the action is longtime broadcaster and Sportsnet commentator Rob Faulds, as examine the team's chances moving forward in international competition. Meantime we look at the field and groups for the ATP Finals which are underway from Turin, Italy. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34m
Nov 14, 2022
Episode 36 - Rebecca Marino

The Billie Jean King Cup finals open this week from Glasgow, Scotland! Rebecca Marino joins us ahead of the event to discuss her season and why she likes Canada's chances. Caroline Garcia wins the biggest title of her career, capturing a surprise WTA Finals crown in Fort Worth. Holger Rune stuns at the Paris Masters, while Felix Auger-Aliassime finally sees his winning streak end. All of that and more on our latest episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33m
Nov 08, 2022
Interview with Bianca Andreescu

She's a 2019 US Open champion and one of Canada's best players! Mississauga's Bianca Andreescu joins Ben of Match Point Canada for a chat ahead of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow, Scotland. Andreescu is returning to the international stage at the event for the first time since 2019. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7m
Nov 07, 2022
Episode 35 - Pam Shriver

She's a 22-time major champion, former Olympic gold medalist, and one of the premiere broadcasters in the sport! Tennis analyst Pam Shriver joins this week's episode of Match Point Canada. We recap a third consecutive ATP title from Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov's performance in Vienna, and gear up for the Paris Masters. We also preview the WTA Finals from Fort Worth, Texas, featuring the top eight players of the season. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47m
Nov 01, 2022
Episode 34 - Felix wins, WTA Guadalajara, Tevlin Challenger

He's won a title for the second consecutive week and the third of his career! Felix Auger-Aliassime was victorious in Antwerp, winning the European Open in Belgium. We recap his great performance and fall season to date. We heck in on the Guadalajara Open and a first WTA1000 from Jessica Pegula, and how the Canadians fared at the event. We also discussing an impending doping suspension for Simona Halep, and look ahead to this week's Tevlin Challenger, featuring an interview with Tennis Canada's Manager of Officiating, Anne Bees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35m
Oct 24, 2022
Episode 33 - Abigail Johnson

It's his second career ATP title! Felix Auger-Aliassime was champion in Florence at the Firenze Open. Our guest this week is Abigail Johnson, a tennis commentator's whose work has been on Tennis TV, BBC, Wimbledon, Amazon Prime, AO Radio, and much more! We discuss her experiences in the commentator's booth, watching Denis Shapovalov up close, and what's in store for the rest of 2022. We also take a glimpse at the WTA1000 in Guadalajara and get set for the final leg of the season. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30m
Oct 17, 2022
Episode 32 - Vasek Pospisil

He's a former top 25 player, a Wimbledon champion in doubles, and one of Canada's strongest on the international stage! Veteran tennis player Vasek Pospisil joins us on Match Point Canada to reflect on his 2022 season, his recent stretch of strong form, playing for Canada's Davis Cup squad, and his challenges against The Big 3. We also look at recent ATP action and two consecutive titles from Novak Djokovic, a resurgent Barbora Krejcikova, and a packed field at the WTA San Diego Open. All of that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49m
Oct 12, 2022
Episode 31 - 2022 Laver Cup recap

His storied career has officially come to an end. Roger Federer played his final professional match from the Laver Cup, alongside rival Rafael Nadal in doubles. We look back at that iconic moment, reflect on a first victory for Team World, a huge win from Felix Auger-Aliassime, and much more on the event. Meantime, Ottawa's Gaby Dabrowski captured a second straight doubles title in as many weeks. All of that and more on our latest edition of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27m
Sep 26, 2022
Episode 30 - Roger Federer's retirement with Christopher Clarey

He is one of the greatest of all time and a global sporting icon. 41-year-old Roger Federer is set to retire after a long and illustrious career in the game. New York Times writer and author of a book on Federer, 'The Master', joins us to discuss his incredible journey in tennis. Meantime, we recap Canada's impressive week at Davis Cup, a title from Gaby Dabrowski in Chennai, and how the other Canadians fared in WTA action! Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46m
Sep 19, 2022
Interview with Gabriel Diallo

He's a fast rising Canadian on the ATP circuit. 20-year-old Montreal native Gabriel Diallo joins Ben of Match Point Canada as a member of the team's Davis Cup Finals squad. Diallo has enjoyed a breakout summer on the ATP, winning his first Challenger title at the Granby National Bank Championships. We speak to him about his game, the opportunity to represent Canada at Davis Cup, and his future goals. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Sep 16, 2022
Interview with Alexis Galarneau

23-year-old Canadian Alexis Galarneau is set to represent Canada's squad at the Davis Cup Finals from Valencia, Spain. Canada has landed in Group B alongside Serbia, Spain, and South Korea. We chat with Galarneau about his busy and impressive summer of tennis, life as a touring professional, and the Davis Cup experience. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Sep 13, 2022
Episode 29 - 2022 US Open recap

Our grand slam tennis calendar is officially complete! The 2022 US Open has wrapped from Flushing Meadows, crowning two new champions. Poland's Iga Swiatek collected her third career grand slam title and first in New York, winning the women's singles crown, while Spain's Carlos Alcaraz ascended to the top of the men's game by winning the men's title, his first ever major victory. We look back on the great two weeks and recap our favourite moments, and also get ready for Canada's Davis Cup Finals tie ahead in Group B. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26m
Sep 12, 2022
Episode 28 - Amanda Anisimova + 2022 US Open Week 1

She is one of the most talented young players in the game today. 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova is our special guest on this week's episode of Match Point Canada, as she discusses her career highlights and drive to accomplish even more. Meantime, we break down all the action from Week 1 at Flushing Meadows including surprise upsets, Serena Williams' incredible send off, and our top candidates to win the US Open. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43m
Sep 05, 2022
Episode 27 - 2022 US Open preview featuring Eric Hechtman (coach of Serena and Venus Williams)

He's coaching two of the greatest legends in the history of the game! Eric Hechtman, coach of both Serena and Venus Williams, joins Match Point Canada for a special interview ahead of the US Open. We discuss how he works alongside two of the sport's biggest global stars, his philosophy and outlook on coaching, and what he expects at Flushing Meadows. Meanwhile, we breakdown a full preview of the men's and women's field at the US Open, and analyze the chances of Canadians. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55m
Aug 26, 2022
Episode 26 - Kayla Cross and Cincinnati recap

We're back with another episode of Match Point Canada! Canadian junior Kayla Cross is our guest as she details her experiences competing at NBO Toronto and the progress of her professional career. We recap surprise titles from Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia at the Western & Southern Open from Cincinnati, check in on the action from the Vancouver Open, and offer early picks for the US Open from Flushing Meadows which is just one week away. All of that and more on our latest edition of MPC! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44m
Aug 22, 2022
NBO Day 7 - Tournament Wrap up + NBO Ball Crew

A week has come and gone from NBO 22! It's our final daily podcast from the grounds of the National Bank Open as we wrap up an incredible tournament and look back at a title from Simona Halep, and our favourite matches, moments, interviews, and highlights from the week. We also chat with a couple members of the NBO Ball crew, and give our recap of the Canadian performances in both Toronto and Montreal. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43m
Aug 15, 2022
NBO Day 6 featuring Maria Sakkari

She is the third ranked player in the world and a two-time slam semifinalist. Greece star Maria Sakkari is our special guest on Match Point Canada for today's Day 6 episode from the grounds of the National Bank Open. Meantime, we've now reached the semifinals stage of the event as Simona Halep continues to play well. Gaby Dabrowski is still thriving in doubles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20m
Aug 13, 2022
NBO Day 5 featuring Simona Halep

She's one of the most experienced players on tour! Two-time grand slam singles champion Simona Halep is our special guest on our Day 5 episode from the National Bank Open in Toronto. Meanwhile, we've seen plenty of shock upsets on the grounds of the NBO, as Iga Swiatek suffered a surprise exit, while Bianca Andreescu's tournament came to an end. We cover all the action and preview the quarterfinals ahead on our latest episode of Match Point Canada! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30m
Aug 12, 2022
NBO Day 4 featuring Yulia Putintseva

She is one of the most intense competitors on the WTA circuit! Match Point Canada lands an exclusive interview with Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva on Day 4 of the National Bank Open. Meantime, we look back at Serena's final match in Toronto, Bianca advancing, a tough loss for Leylah, and what's to come on a great round of 16 lineup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36m
Aug 11, 2022
NBO Day 3 featuring Belinda Bencic

Is she the greatest of all time? The iconic legend Serena Williams has announced she will be retiring later this summer, and continues on here from the National Bank Open in Toronto. Our guest this week is her next opponent - Swiss star, Belinda Bencic! Bencic is a former 2015 champion in Canada and gold medalist in singles in Tokyo. We also look at all the action ahead, victories from Bianca Andreescu and Leylah + sister Bianca Jolie in doubles! All of that and more on our latest episode of Match Point Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27m
Aug 10, 2022
NBO Day 2 featuring Bianca Andreescu

She is a US Open champion - and she has returned to Match Point Canada! Our good friend Bianca Andreescu is back for a conversation on the podcast, as she discusses a return to back home to play the National Bank Open. We also touch on her new mental health initiative, cover rapid fire questions, and a tough opening round match ahead with Daria Kasatkina. Meantime, we look back at a great first win of 2022 from Serena Williams, and the full order of play ahead for the Tuesday from NBO Toronto. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24m
Aug 09, 2022