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The Mini-Break

Cracked Racquets/Tennis Channel Podcast Network
570 episodes
The Mini-Break is your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world.

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NCAA Women's Tournament Preview ft. Colette Lewis

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Zootennis founder and G.O.A.T Colette Lewis joins Host Alex Gruskin to help preview the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tennis Team Event. The two discuss the T…

A Quick Tuesday ATP/WTA Update

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Jamie McDonald (who apologizes for the scratchy voice) discusses the recent results in Madrid on both the ATP and WTA sides. He then talks abo…

Getting' Down and Dirty

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Jamie McDonald briefly touches on the college tennis action from the weekend, namely the Big 10 championships, before diving into results from…

Ain't Over 'Till It's Over

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Thursday’s action from across the professional tennis world. He breaks down Jil Teichmann’s come-from-behind victory over …

Ho' Hummer of a Day

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Wednesday’s action from across the ATP Tour. He recaps a fantastic week of play from Nuno Borges in Estoril, discusses the…

Trends, Trends, Trends

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Tuesday’s action in Munich in Estoril. He discusses standout performances from Daniel Galan, Pedro Martinez, and Mackenzie…

A Staggered Start...

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin previews the week’s two ATP 250 events in Estoril and Munich. He discusses the breakthrough performance of former Mississippi Sta…

We Should Be Used to Hearing These Names

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Championship weekends in Barcelona, Belgrade, Stuttgart, and Istanbul. He discusses the continued excellence of Rafael Nad…

The Deciding Point: Barcelona, Stuttgart, and an NCAA Post-Season Update [GSP]

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. On this episode host Alex Gruskin breaks down all the biggest storylines from the past week on the WTA and ATP tours. Gruskin discusses recaps all …

Power Tennis is the future ft. Damian Kust

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Cracked Racquets contributor Damian Kust joins Host Alex Gruskin to recap Friday’s quarterfinal action on the ATP and WTA Tours. They discuss an e…

Please May We Have Another

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Thursday’s action from across the ATP and WTA tours. He discusses standout performances from Elina Svitolina, Ekaterina Al…

So Power Tennis Works on Clay?

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Wednesday’s ATP and WTA tour action. He explains how the power tennis of Petra Kvitova, Marta Kostyuk, and Felix Auger Ali…

What to Do When There's TOO Much Tennis

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps a jam-packed Tuesday across the ATP and WTA tours. He breaks down impressive victories from Ekaterina Alexandrova and Petr…

How Many Top 20 Players Are Playing?!

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin previews this week’s action happening across the professional tennis world. He discusses this week’s draws in Stuttgart, Istanbul…

A Couple of First Time Champions (Sort of)

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Championship Weekend action from Monte-Carlo, Charleston, and the ATP Challenger Tour. He explains why it should surprise …

They're Young and They're Gettin It

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Thursday’s matches from across the professional tennis world. He discusses impressive performances from #NextGen stars And…

Return of the Kings

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Wednesday’s action from across the professional tennis world. He discusses the return of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal i…

The Youth Movement Continues

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Tuesday’s action from across the professional tennis world. He explains why a French Open title may someday be in the card…

Let the Rain, Wash Away....

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin previews this week’s ATP and WTA Tour action. He discusses the biggest storylines heading into the year’s first ATP Masters 1000 …

Is Home-Court Advantage a Thing?!

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Championship Weekends in Charleston, Bogota, Marbella, and Cagliari. He explains why Veronika Kudermetova’s run to the Cha…

Discussing the Newest Products at Midwest Sports ft. Dave Limke

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Midwest Sports Product Manager Dave Limke rejoins the show to chat about the latest products now available at midwestsports.com. He discusses the …

That's More Like It

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin breaks down Thursday’s action from across the professional tennis world ATP and WTA. He recaps Ashleigh Barty’s dramatic three-se…

Charleston Decides to Wake Up

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Tuesday’s action from across the professional tennis world. He offers his reaction to the news that the start date for the…

A Tame Start....

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Tuesday’s clay court action on the ATP and WTA tours. He discusses a day filled with straight set results in Charleston, b…

It's ALREADY Clay Court Season?!

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin previews the upcoming week of ATP and WTA action. He discusses this week’s LOADED WTA draw in Charleston, names his top contender…

Hurkacz and Barty Steal the Show

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Championship weekend at the 2021 Miami Open. He explains why Hubert Hurkacz’s skill set is ideal for the modern men’s game…

Sakkari & RBA Are Simply TOO Fit

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Wednesday’s action at the 2021 Miami Open. He shows his appreciation for the night’s spectacular three-set thriller betwee…

Sebastian Korda: The Real Deal

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Tuesday’s matches at the 2021 Miami Open. He breaks down Sebastian Korda’s fantastic three-set victory over Diego Schwartz…

Bianca's Back (No Pun Intended)

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps Monday’s action at the 2021 Miami Open. He discusses Bianca Andreescu’s magnificent performance in a three-set, come-from-…

Slow Courts = Fantastic Tennis

Welcome to the Mini-Break powered by Midwest Sports , your daily podcast for the biggest storylines, results, and controversies from the tennis world. Host Alex Gruskin recaps this weekend’s action at the 2021 Miami Open. He explains why he expects Ana Konjuh to remain a force on the WTA Tour movi…