Australian Open Revisited / Stefanos Tsitsipas / Final Set Breakers

Episode 1,   Feb 04, 2019, 12:52 PM

On this week's Serve and Volley, Nick and Pavel are looking back at the 2019 AO, ahead at the rise of a new Greek star, and debating the conclusion to Grand Slam matches.

THE BASELINE: Was the 2019 Australian Open a good tournament? What does the dominance of Nadal and Djokovic say? Is Tsitsipas the NextGen on the charge? How good was the Osaka/Kvitova final? And will Osaka and Djokovic dominate 2019?

BACKHANDED COMPLIMENTS: Stefanos Tsitsipas, the next big star? What do we think of his game? And his personality?!

COURTING CONTROVERSY: Should Grand Slams be introducing final set tie-breaks? Should the slams be uniform? What has the tie-break changes meant for Doubles? Is the game veering towards too much of a populist format?

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Presented by Nick Hilton and Pavel Linshits.

Produced by Nick Hilton.