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Great Shot Podcast

Cracked Racquets/Tennis Channel Podcast Network
396 episodes
The Great Shot Podcast is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, and Collegiate Tennis.

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ATP Challenger Tour Recap ft. Damian Kust [05-10-21]

Hosts Damian Kust and Jakub Bobro recap another excellent week of ATP Challenger Tennis. They discuss the continued progression of Juan Pablo Varillas, the stability of Guido Andreozzi, the plethora of talented young Dutch players, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your t…

2021 NCAA Men's Championship Opening Weekend Preview ft. Matt Stachowiak

Cracked Racquets Senior Writer Matt Stachowiak joins Host Alex Gruskin to preview this weekend’s opening rounds of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships. The guys name the Top 16 seeds they have on upset alert, breakdown a wild region in Kentucky, discuss their favorite matchups of the weeken…

Emergency Pod: The 2021 NCAA Field is set!!!!

On an emergency edition of the show, Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to offer their immediate reactions to the 2021 NCAA Tennis Selection Show. They discuss the committee’s decision to primarily stick with the computer rankings, name their…

ATP Challenger Tour Recap ft. Damian Kust [05-03-21]

Host Damian Kust and Jakub Bobro discuss the past week of action on the ATP Challenger Tour. They discuss Nicolas Jarry’s exceptional run through the past two Salinas Challengers, the upside of Flavio Cobolli (and how quickly he can ascend the rankings), and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 …

2021 NCAA Selection Show

Cracked Racquets contributor Chris Halioris joins Host Alex Gruskin to preview Monday’s NCAA Division I Tennis Selection Show. They talk through the criteria the Selection Committee will use, discuss which teams sit on the tournament’s bubble, name their last entries/first cuts, try to predict the…

College Tennis: Regular Season Finale (Pt. 2)

In part two of a two-part GSP, Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap the rest of last weekend’s Power 5 Conference Tournament action. They offer their extended thoughts on a dramatic semifinal between UNC and Wake Forest, debate USC’s s…

College Tennis: Regular Season Finale (Pt. 1)

In part one of a two-part GSP, Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to analyze the latest news from throughout the college tennis world. They discuss the NCAA Selection Committee’s decision to incorporate manual adjustments to the 2021 NCAA Team …

American Challenger Check-In ft. David Gertler [04-28-21]

Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin for a mid-week ATP Challenger Tour check-in. The guys discuss another outstanding week of tennis from Jenson Brooksby in Tallahassee, explain why they both expect Nicolas Jarry to re-enter the Top 100 sooner rather than later, exam…

Ace of the Day: Searching For Inspiration

On today’s Ace of the Day segment, Host Alex Gruskin offers his selections from Wednesday’s ATP 250 action in Munich in Estoril. He explains why he expects Nuno Borges to ride his good form to a three-set result against a struggling Marin Cilic, discusses why John Millman and Guido Pella are dest…

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

On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin breaks down all the biggest storylines from the past week on the WTA and ATP tours. Gruskin discusses recaps all the action from Barcelona, Stuttgart, and gives an update on the NCAA post-season selection process. This episode is available in…

ATP Challenger Tour Recap ft. Damian Kust

Cracked Racquets contributor Damian Kust is joined by co-host Jakob Bobro to recap the past week of ATP Challenger action. They discuss big weeks from Hugo Gaston and Jenson Brooksby, debate the upsides of Alex Molcan and Lukas Klein, preview the week’s upcoming action, and so much more!! Don’t fo…

Match of the Day: Florida vs. Tennessee [Preview]

On today’s bonus episode of the show, Host Alex Gruskin previews Friday’s SEC Championship match between #1 University of Florida and #5 University of Tennessee. He discusses each team’s performance during the 2021 regular season, breaks down the biggest strengths and weaknesses in each team’s line…

American Challenger Check-In ft. David Gertler

Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to check-in on the recent North American events on the ATP Challenger Tour. They discuss the continued breakout season of Jenson Brooksby, debate the upside of Michael Mmoh, preview the rest of the week’s action in Tallahassee, and…

2021 College Tennis Regular Season Comes to a Close

Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap the final week of the 2021 College Tennis Regular Season. The guys breakdown a dramatic 4-3 victory for Ohio State over Michigan in Columbus, discuss the continued success of the Texas Longhorns, offer…

The Deciding Point: Monte-Carlo Recap

On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin breaks down all the biggest storylines from the past week on the WTA and ATP tours. Gruskin discusses recaps all the action from Monte-Carlo, breaks down Astra Sharma's run to the title in Charleston, and debates whether Zuk and Brooksby are …

ATP Challenger Tour Recap ft. Damian Kust

Cracked Racquets contributor Damian Kust is joined by his friend Jakub Bobro to recap last week’s ATP Challenger action. They talk about Kacper Zuk’s run to his maiden Challenger Title in Split, discuss Jenson Brooksby’s continued ability to find success with his unorthodox gamestyle, preview the …

Damian Kust Discusses His Newest CR Podcast and More!

Newest Cracked Racquets contributor Damian Kust joins Host Alex Gruskin to talk about his upcoming content plans at CR , discuss how he began covering the sport, share his thoughts on Kacper Zuk and Jenson Brooksby, offer Gruskin a thorough lesson in pronunciations, and so much more!! Don’t forg…

Match of the Day (USC vs. UCLA Women's Match)

Host Alex Gruskin previews Friday’s battle for Los Angeles between the UCLA and USC Women’s Tennis Teams. He breaks down each team’s 2021 season to date, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each team’s lineups, offers his thoughts on the match calculus, and so much more!! Don't miss our live …

ATP Challenger Tour Recap/Weekly Preview ft. David Gertler [Apr 15, 2021]

Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to discuss the latest happenings on the ATP Challenger Tour. They recap last week’s title runs from Pedro Cachin and Blaz Rola, breakdown Nuno Borges’s breakthrough Challenger performance, preview the rest of the week’s action in O…

College Tennis: Week 12 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to chat about another intense week of College Tennis action. They give their thoughts on the latest announcements regarding the 2021 NCAA tournament selection process, discuss Stanford’s breakthrough weekend, t…

The Deciding Point: Sliding into Clay Court Season

On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin breaks down all the biggest storylines heading into the 2021 Clay Court Season. The discussion includes Kudermetova’s huge week down in Chaleston, three tournaments last week having winners from their home countries, and a preview of the upco…

Breaking Down the Latest from TennisOne ft. Randy Master

TennisOne App Chief Business and Content Development Officer Randy Master joins the to discuss all of the latest happening on the TennisOne App. He recaps their fantastic coverage of the 2021 Miami Open, previews what’s next for the T1 team, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star revie…

College Tennis: Week 11 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to chat about another intense week of College Tennis action. First, they discuss the thought process and ramifications behind the ITA’s decision to utilize both computer and manual team rankings for the immedia…

ATP Challenger Tour All-Stars [March 2021]

Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins the show to discuss the past week of ATP Challenger Tour action. He and Host Alex Gruskin discuss Zdenek Kolar’s run to his maiden Challenger title, break down a fascinating Marbella Final between Gianluca Mager and Jaume Munar, name their Challenge…

2021 First Third Review ft. Jeff Sackmann

Tennis Abstract Founder and host of the Expected Points podcast Jeff Sackmann joins the show to recap the first third of the 2021 WTA/ATP seasons. He and Host Alex Gruskin discuss which players’ Elo-Ratings ( Tennis Abstract’s ranking system) most differ from their actual rankings, name their m…

The Deciding Point: Miami Recap + Clay Court Start + Isner

On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin discusses the biggest storylines from the 2021 Miami Open tournament and more! He recaps the championship runs by Barty and Hurkacz, looks ahead this week on the WTA and ATP tours, and discusses John Isners' exit from the Top 30. This episode…

ATP Challenger Tour Recap/Weekly Preview ft. David Gertler [Apr 1, 2021]

Cracked Racquets contributor David Gertler joins Host Alex Gruskin to recap the past week of ATP Challenger Tour action. They discuss 2020 French Open Boys’ Singles Champion Dominick Stricker’s run to his first ATP Challenger title, the continued success of 21 year-old Belgian Zizou Bergs, the win…

College Tennis: Week 10 Results & Cracked Racquets Top 10

Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap another fantastic week of men’s college tennis action. They explain how Virginia managed to hand #1 UNC their first loss of the 2021 season, discuss Arizona’s historic victories of USC and UCLA, reca…

The Deciding Point: I'm in Miami Trick

On this episode of The Deciding Point, host Alex Gruskin discusses the biggest storylines happening at the 2021 Miami Open tournament. He makes predictions for the WTA and ATP results, breaks down the recent success from Ana Konjuh, and elaborates on the slow hard courts at the tournament. This epi…

Emergency Pod: D1 Computer Rankings Are Out!!

Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin for an emergency podcast to discuss the release of the first computer-based ITA rankings of the season. They discuss which teams/conferences were most impacted, offer their takeaways from the individual ranking…