LastWordOnTennis Podcast #13: The Adria Tour Shambles

This is the podcast of good and bad news. The LastWordOnTennis podcast team reconvenes to discuss the new schedules for the WTA and ATP tours, but also the absolute shambolic scenes at the Adria Tour.

Positive Tests Force Adria Cancellation

One of the most high-profile exhibitions since the main tennis tours were cancelled has been the Novak Djokovic-fronted Adria Tour. So named for it’s position on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, the tour was meant to bring high-level tennis back to the former Yugoslavia. This was due to bring with it great exposure for the region and an opportunity for young players and fans to connect with the game.

Unfortunately, the main exposure was of a totally different kind. We discuss the events and then the implications of what has happened.

Note: The minute that the recording completed, Novak Djokovic announced that the results from his most recent test have declared a negative result. This answers some of the concerns raised in the recording.

ATP & WTA Tours to resume

The revised calendars for both main tours have been released. The panel discusses positives and possible problems ahead. The US Open and French Opens get a bit of a question mark from the team.

Players Who Look In Good Shape Ahead Of Resumption

The experts cast their eye around for players who may have benefitted from the break from competitive tennis. A few players from the Battle of the Brits are mentioned, as well as some younger players.

The Quiz!

This week’s quiz consists of a question about the US Open. How will the panel get on? How will you do? We would love to know if you get all of the answers.

To listen in simply click on the player below. If you prefer then we also have a Spotify link.

If you enjoyed listening to this show then please check out the previous editions of the LastWordOnTennis podcast.

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