Podcasts and Interview

Ben Shelton’s Shoes

Ben Shelton’s shoes deserved a brief segment at the end of this episode of the Tennisnerd podcast. Before that we delve into  ATP Finals, Next Gen Finals and new racquets.

Ben Shelton’s Shoes

Why did we mention Ben Shelton’s shoes and what are they? Well, they are the New Balance 996 V.45 and the reason we got into them is that they are quite fugly in my humble opinion. But they are sure to leave an impression. Kind of like Shelton’s game, which has led him to capture two Challenger titles in a row.

And talking about challengers, the tennis tours on both the men’s and the women’s sides are stronger than ever. The top 100 is incredibly difficult to get into. Dennis Timar and I predict an exciting 2023 for tennis!

Upcoming racquets

We also mention some upcoming racquets. The Babolat Pure Aero Rafa update, the new Yonex VCORE, HEAD Radicals, and Gravity racquets. There is much to look forward to on the equipment front early next year. Oh, and we can’t forget the new Wilson Shift!

And besides racquets, we also have the new Vapor Pro update to be excited about.

The most open ATP Finals ever?

Has it ever been more difficult to predict a winner for the ATP finals? Probably not! Djokovic is perhaps the strongest favorite still, but the field does feel wide open in many aspects.

What should we read into Rafa crashing out? Not much, considering the lack of match practice he had before the event.

Nadal will keep on fighting and I’m sure he will be back strong for the Australian Open 2023.

Novak is back

Regarding the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic can play in the first grand slam of the year. Big news for Novak fans, but it is obviously good for tennis to have one of the best players of all time compete in the most important events. Is he the favorite to win it? I would say so.

Listen to the podcast

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify, iTunes and your favorite podcasting platform. Or why not listen to the embedded player right here?

TN

Recent Posts

Babolat Propulse Fury 3 Review

What tennis shoes should you get? The choice is seemingly endless. But this Babolat Propulse Fury 3 review impressed me.… Read More

8 hours ago

Australian Open Racquet Changes

We have noticed a few Australian Open racquet changes among the pros. Tommy Paul, Alex De Minaur and Magda Linette… Read More

2 days ago

Pickleball paddle review: Joola Method CTS 12

Rush Walters is back with another pickelball paddle review, this time of the interesting Joola Method CTS 12 paddle. Joola… Read More

2 days ago

Babolat Pure Aero 98 Review

The Pure Aero 98 is the follow-up to the beloved Pure Aero VS. I won't hesitate to say it's an… Read More

3 days ago

Diadem Elevate V3 Review

Diadem is an up-and-coming American brand. I reviewed a few of their racquets earlier. Now it's time for the Diadem… Read More

5 days ago

Getting started in padel

Dennis Timar continues his road to becoming a Padelnerd. This is part 3 of "Getting started in padel". Have you… Read More

5 days ago