The Tour Catch-Up: Zverev finds form in Madrid win; Sabalenka storms to title with Barty bagel; ITF need a new BJK Cup finals; Barbora Strycova retirement; Rome previews & predictions: Should we worry about Rafa?

The Tour Catch-Up: Zverev finds form in Madrid win; Sabalenka storms to title with Barty bagel; ITF need a new BJK Cup finals; Barbora Strycova retirement; Rome previews & predictions: Should we worry about Rafa?

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catch up on the Madrid Open, which saw Alexander Zverev and Aryna Sabalenka take home the trophies.

From Zverev’s defeat of Rafa Nadal in the Quarter Finals to Sabalenka bagelling Ash Barty in the final, they round up the main talking points from the men’s and women’s events.

They also preview the Italian Open draws, make some potentially terrible predictions, as well as catching up on the latest news in tennis including Barbora Strycova’s retirement and the Billie Jean King Cup Finals location search.

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Episode backed by Anna Kirk and Caroline Girling.

Recorded on 9th May 2021.