The Tennis Podcast: How the Cori Gauff story is transcending the sport

The Tennis Podcast – US Open 2019: Can Dan Evans beat Roger Federer?
The Tennis Podcast – US Open 2019: Can Dan Evans beat Roger Federer?

Esteemed New York Times journalist Christopher Clarey joins David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) on The Tennis Podcast to discuss the major headlines from this year’s US Open so far, including the run of 15-year-old Cori Gauff.

How are the biggest sports networks in America covering her story? In what way do people in the media have a responsibility to stay grounded rather than projecting their hopes and expectations onto her? Does Gauff have the right people around her to deal with all the attention and not be affected by it? And, as a young talent, how does she compare to the likes of the Williams Sisters and Jennifer Capriati?

Elsewhere, Clarey explains why he thinks Nick Kyrgios should be suspended, and discusses the reasons behind the sacking of umpire Damian Steiner.

Finally, Day 5 at the US Open is wrapped up. Is Serena hitting her stride? How healthy is Novak Djokovic’s shoulder? And did Daniil Medvedev give the best on-court interview of all time?

There will be daily editions of The Tennis Podcast throughout the US Open, produced in association with The Telegraph.

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