The Tour Catch-Up: Rafa rules Barcelona after Tsitsipas epic; More Barty brilliance in Stuttgart; Karatsev stuns Djokovic in MOTY candidate; Paire gets Olympic ban; Thiem's time-off tennis; Pique, Davis Cup & European Super League

The Tour Catch-Up: Rafa rules Barcelona after Tsitsipas epic; More Barty brilliance in Stuttgart; Karatsev stuns Djokovic in MOTY candidate; Paire gets Olympic ban; Thiem's time-off tennis; Pique, Davis Cup & European Super League

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup the action from the past week on the ATP and WTA Tours, which saw Rafa Nadal triumphing in epic fashion to win his 12th Barcelona Title, Karatsev upsetting Novak Djokovic in Belgrade and Ash Barty claiming her third title of the year in Stuttgart.

From Benoit Paire’s disbarment from the Olympics, Dominic Thiem’s latest woes and Twitter tensions surrounding Gerard Pique and the Davis Cup, Joel and Kim discuss the main talking points from the week in tennis, as well as looking forward to Estoril and Munich.

Kim also tests Joel with another Mysterious Player….which is not Fernando Verdasco.

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Written, presented and produced by Joel Girling and Kim Mackenzie

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Episode backed by Julie Tharp and Liz Curran.

Recorded on 26th April 2021.