Tour Catch-Up: Swiatek soars in Stuttgart; Alcaraz beats the rain in Barca; Wimbledon bans Russians from The Championships - our reaction

Tour Catch-Up: Swiatek soars in Stuttgart; Alcaraz beats the rain in Barca; Wimbledon bans Russians from The Championships - our reaction

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catch up on the past week on tour, including the controversial announcement that Russian and Belarussian players will be banned from competing at this year’s Wimbledon Championships and British grass court events.

Joel and Kim discuss the fallout from this decision, including the critique of both the ATP and WTA amid claims of fairness, politics influencing sport and the potential effectiveness of this  action.

They also round up the winners of last week’s events which saw Iga Swiatek claim a 4th straight title in Stuttgart, Carlos Alcaraz battling through the rain to take the Barcelona Open, Andrey Rublev bagelling Novak Djokovic at home in Serbia and Anastasia Potapova winning her first tour title in Istanbul.

Joel also tests Kim with possibly the toughest Par for The Courts yet!

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Recorded on 25th April 2022.