Our friends at The Tennis Podcast will re-live many of the greatest French Open and Wimbledon moments of the last 40 years with a series of daily podcasts starting on Sunday.
Beginning with Yannick Noah’s historic run to the French Open title in 1983, listeners will hear Noah describe his dramatic dreams the night before the Roland Garros final, how he beat Mats Wilander in the final, and what his father said to him when he ran on to the court after match point. After that, the show will cover Ivan Lendl vs. John McEnroe in 1984, and Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova in 1985.
Running chronologically until the women’s final of 2018 between Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens, each of the 15 editions of Roland Garros Re-Lived will feature players, coaches or commentators that were there on the day of the matches, including interviews with Chris Evert, Michael Chang, Lindsay Davenport, Gustavo Kuerten, Mary Carillo, Robin Soderling, Marian Vajda, Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill.
Presenters Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts will watch the relevant matches back with listeners at 10am UK each day, discuss what made the storylines around them so memorable, and then publish the podcasts each evening.
Next month, they will re-live Wimbledon with 14 editions of The Tennis Podcast between June 29th and July 12th, and remember the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s in a separate show on June 22nd.