The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

By Joel Girling & Kim Mackenzie

Hosted by Joel & Kim, The Passing Shot was born out of the desire to channel fan passion for the world’s favourite racket sport into a tennis show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Now, with hundreds of thousands of downloads under their belt, The Passing Shot serves you an all-court mix of weekly ATP and WTA tour catch-ups every Sunday throughout the season plus round-by-round episodes during Grand Slams, conversations with unique guests on Passing Shot meets… as well as tennis writers on The Book Club. So lend us your ears and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest tennis stories on and off court, with a wandering eye for the sublime to the ridiculous. Ready? Play!

  1. 1.
    The Olympics Catch-Up: Osaka lights up Tokyo; Djokovic - most popular Village athlete?; Murray's singles/doubles conundrum; Barty, Sabalenka & Swiatek out; Norrie breaks title duck in Los Cabos
  2. 2.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Krejcikova’s ruthless march in Prague; Tsitsipas ignites coaching debate; Djokovic confirms Olympics appearance; Timea Bacsinszky retires; G.E.M.S. Life now FOREVER
  3. 3.
    The Book Club - Wimbledon's Greatest Games with Abi Smith
  4. 4.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Finals - Djokovic enters 20 Slam club; Barty party back with first Wimbledon title; Big 3 now with 20-20-20 vision; Hsieh/Mertens epic comeback; Neal Skupski wins Battle of (Mixed) Brits; Mektic/Pavic beat the clock
  5. 5.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Semi Finals - Djokovic weathers Shapovalov storm; Berrettini makes history for Italy; Pliskova powers past Sabalenka; Barty 'dream' slam one step closer; Kyrgios out of Olympics
  6. 6.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Quarter Finals - Hurkacz humbles Federer; Djokovic downs Fucsovics; Barty-Kerber set for duel; Bish Bash Bosh Berrettini; Sabalenka + Pliskova in battle of the big hitters; Shapovalov's inner belief
  7. 7.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Round Four - Felix comes of age; Raducanu's retirement; Fucsovics gets Rublev revenge; Jabeur sends Swiatek out; Breezy Berrettini through; Scheduling drama x 2
  8. 8.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Round Three - Raducanu reaches new heights; Shapovalov shut-out against Murray; Ostapenko-Tomljanovic MTO fallout; Djokovic 'wolf energy'; Muguruza succumbs to Jabeur; Korda's Centre Court swagger; Kyrgios-Venus match-makers
  1. 9.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Round Two - Miracle Murray defeats Otte; Azarenka + Svitolina crash out; Federer finds mojo; Kerber-SST Classic; Medvedev mannerisms; Raducanu roars on; 'Part-time Player' Kyrgios
  2. 10.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Round One (ish) - Murray wins with a Wobble; Slippy Centre Court; Federer escapes; Serena's tears; Draper's Djokovic dream debut; CSN emotional farewell; Tiafoe tames Tsitsipas
  3. 11.
    The Wimbledon Catch-Up: Draws Preview - Djokovic and Federer apart; Halep out in ladies free-for-all; Berrettini in loaded quarter; Serena's best chance at Slam 24?; Murray meets Basilashvilli; R1 Popcorn; Finals Predictions; CAS picks!
  4. 12.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Berrettini the King of Queens; Humbert hails in Halle; Samsonova surprise in Berlin; Federer's Felix faulter; Osaka's Olympic target; Djokovic doubles
  5. 13.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Finals - Comeback King Djokovic rules Tsitsipas in 5; Queen Krejcikova captures singles + doubles titles; CAS results!; Is Djokovic on for a Golden Slam?; Federer back in Halle; Murray Queens expectations
  6. 14.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Semi Finals - Djokovic dethrones Nadal in epic; Crowd curfew cancelled!; Tsitsipas sinks Zverev in 5; Cool Krejcikova overcomes Sakkari; Pavs passes Zidansek test; Brit Salisbury wins mixed
  7. 15.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Quarter Finals - Sakkari stuns Swiatek; Djokovic downs Berrettini; Nadal sees off Schwartzman; Lucky no. 7 for Pavs; Krejcikova + Zidansek surprise; The Singles-Doubles slam conundrum
  8. 16.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Round Four - Djokovic survives; Federer withdraws; Serena + Azarenka faulter; Gauff reaches new heights; Tsitsipas-Medvedev night popcorn
  9. 17.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Round Three - Federer fights; Sabalenka stunned; Big 3 vs. Italy; Sloane Stephens delight; Medvedev finds clay mojo; CAS update; Grass season begins!
  10. 18.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Round Two - Barty's hip heartbreak; Federer's time violation; Swiatek & Sabalenka dominant; Opelka leads 'USA Fab 4' into R3; Mektic/Pavic out with covid; Will Badosa seize void left by Osaka?
  11. 19.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Round One - Naomi Osaka withdrawal reaction; Top seeds Thiem, Rublev & Muguruza dumped out; Kvitova's freak injury; Big 3 progress smoothly; Serena kicks-off Night sessions; Norrie sole Brit survivor
  12. 20.
    The French Open Catch-Up: Draws Preview - Big 3 together; Tsitsipas in open bottom half; Barty/Swiatek collision course; Osaka's media no thanks; Bublik-Medvedev R1 madness; How will Serena do?; Predictions + CAS announced!
  13. 21.
    Passing Shot meets... Lewis, founder of TNNS Live Scores app on Helping fans stay on top of the always-on tennis calendar, Roger Federer's backhand and Christmas Day presents.
  14. 22.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Ruud in rude health in Geneva; Gauff doubles up in Parma; Tsitsipas rolls on as Norrie stands out in Lyon; Indian Wells back on; 2022 Aus. Open abroad?
  15. 23.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Rome No.10 for Nadal after Djokovic battle; Double-bagel Swiatek stuns Pliskova; Murray skips French Open; Osaka leads Olympics uncertainty; Federer back in Geneva; Barty + Halep injury doubts
  16. 24.
    The Passing Shot x TNNS Live Scores App partnership announcement!
  17. 25.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Zverev finds form in Madrid win; Sabalenka storms to title with Barty bagel; ITF need a new BJK Cup finals; Barbora Strycova retirement; Rome previews & predictions: Should we worry about Rafa?
  18. 26.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Osaka ousted by Muchova in Madrid; Norrie falls just short in Estoril; Barty bests Swiatek in Battle of FO champs; Alexandr 'The Dog' Dolgopolov retires; Wimbledon's Middle Sunday axed from 2022
  19. 27.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Rafa rules Barcelona after Tsitsipas epic; More Barty brilliance in Stuttgart; Karatsev stuns Djokovic in MOTY candidate; Paire gets Olympic ban; Thiem's time-off tennis; Pique, Davis Cup & European Super League
  20. 28.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Tsitsipas masters Monte Carlo; Dan Evans downs Djokovic; Nadal shocked by Rublev; Federer returns to Roland Garros; BJK Cup Play-offs; Davis Cup finals go to 3 venues
  21. 29.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Queen Kudermetova reigns in Charleston; Young guns Musetti, Alcaraz + Osorio Serrano make their mark; Delayed French Open fallout; Uncle Toni joins Team Felix; Monte Carlo preview + predictions
  22. 30.
    The Miami Catch-Up: Hurkacz makes history; Back-to-back Barty brilliance; Osaka bageled; Players vs. Vaccines; Roland Garros uncertainty; GEMS life hitched; Charleston + clay season preview
  23. 31.
    The Miami Catch-Up: Pospisil's ATP Chairman rage; Barty back in business; Medvedev cramps up; Andreescu-Anisimova future rivalry?; Ruusuvuori announces himself; Konjuh's scintillating run; Week 2 preview
  24. 32.
    Passing Shot meets... Marcus Willis on making memories at Wimbledon 2016, what it's really like on the Futures circuit and THAT match with Roger Federer on Centre Court
  25. 33.
    The Tour Catch-Up: King Karatsev rules Dubai; Zverev outshines Tsitsipas in Acapulco; Leylah Fernandez arrives in Monterrey; Latest Wimbledon updates; Miami Open Men's and Women's draw previews + predictions
  26. 34.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Majestic Muguruza wins Dubai; Marvelous Medvedev takes Marseille; Djokovic makes ATP No. 1 ranking history; Federer's comeback assessed; Why do Sabalenka + Osaka have similar styles but achieve different results?
  27. 35.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Rublev rules Rotterdam; Kvitova captures 2nd Doha crown; Clara Tauson's breakthrough in Lyon; Federer's tour return; Marcus Willis retirement; Do the ATP + WTA need just one ranking system?
  28. 36.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Swiatek sweeps Adelaide; Goffin finds form in Montpellier; Battle of Brits - ENG vs. SCO announced; Popyrin's First in Singapore; Miami Open Prize Money slashed; What next for Ash Barty?
  29. 37.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Finals - Ruthless Djokovic stops Medvedev streak for 9th AO title; Outstanding Osaka ousts Brady for 4th slam at 23; Brit Salisbury + Ram out to Polasek/Dodig; Final CAS results; Does Medvedev need a 'super coach' to win a slam?
  30. 38.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Semi-Finals - Medvedev Marches On; Djokovic ends Karatsev run; Osaka stops Serena's 24 slams quest; Brady beats Muchova; Sabalenka-Mertens doubles split; Is Joe Salisbury Britain's no. 1 doubles player?
  31. 39.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Quarter-Finals - Tsitsipas comes of age against Nadal; Muchova's match-changing MTO; Djokovic's racket smash revival; Serena back to old ways; Medvedev the machine; SF previews; How should the tour continue?
  32. 40.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Round Four - Thiem's time up; 'Clutch' Osaka; Djokovic's recovery powers; Serena-Simona set; Karatsev's magical run continues; Pegula shocks Svitolina; Medvedev + Nadal cruise control
  33. 41.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Round Three - Thiem-Kyrgios magic; Djokovic doubts; Pliskova + Medvedev rage; Muguruza dominates; Norrie/Nadal; Crowdless courts
  34. 42.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Round Two - Kanepi conquers Kenin; Nadal gets heckled; Simona survives scare; Fognini-Caruso bust-up; Kyrgios-Thiem set; Norrie into R3; Are post-match interviews too fixated on age?
  35. 43.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Round One - Double Bagel Barty; Nadal + Djokovic progress; Serena's 'One-Legger' Catsuit; Shapovalov Toilet Tantrum; Watson through as Norrie wins Battle of Brits; Admiring Alcaraz; Where are the fans?
  36. 44.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Team Russia conquer ATP Cup; Barty's brilliance; Evans' first title; Sinner on song; How Murray got covid; AO Day 1 preview; Joel & Kim CAS predictions
  37. 45.
    The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Draws Preview - Thiem lands Djokovic; Nadal fitness concerns; Osaka + Serena in stacked bottom half; Sinner-Shapo lead R1 popcorn; British chances assessed; Finals predictions; Collect-A-Set announced!
  38. 46.
    Emergency pod: Thursday Tennis in Melbourne Cancelled; Players back in isolation; Australian Open future; What next?
  39. 47.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Melbourne Madness - All Draws Assessed; Packed crowds return in Adelaide; Halep's Top 10 consistency; Nadal's quarantine comments; Murray's Challenger assignment; Wawrinka's off-season to forget
  40. 48.
    The Book Club - Bustin' Balls: World Team Tennis 1974-1978, Pro Sports, Pop Culture and Progressive Politics with author Steven Blush
  41. 49.
    The Tour Catch-Up: Djokovic's good intentions; Murray's Melbourne miss; ATP Cup draw + predictions; 2021 schedule updates; Yastremska appeal denied; Tomic's girlfriend's diary disaster
  42. 50.
    Passing Shot meets... Tennis on Telly on 2021 Tour schedule; Melbourne quarantine quandary; Compromised flights; Murray's positive; Putintseva's mouse mate

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