Aces Radio Show

Aces is the first program dedicated to tennis on mainstream radio.  Back by popular demand, the hour-long show features interviews with some of the top players, coaches and media personnel throughout the tennis world, discussing news on and off the courts.  Veteran radio personality Roger Lajoie hosts Aces alongside legendary tennis writer/broadcaster/historian and Tennis Canada media correspondent, Tom Tebbutt.

Aces 2014 Programming Schedule:

Show Date

Podcast Special Guests
June 2 Listen

Guy Forget - Former French Davis Cup Team Captain and Paris Masters Tournament Director

Chris Evert - 18 time Grand Slam champion, ESPN TV analyst

June 11 Listen

Mike and Bob Bryan - 15-time Grand Slam doubles champions, No. 1 ranked doubles team on ATP World Tour

Sylvain Bruneau - Canadian Fed Cup team captain

June 16 Listen

Daniel Nestor - Canadian doubles legend

Kelly Murumets - President & CEO, Tennis Canada

July 2 Listen

Nick Saviano - Coach, Eugenie Bouchard

Bill Babcock - Director, Grand Slam Committee

July 8 Listen

Vasek Pospisil - Wimbledon Doubles Champion

Michael Downey - Lawn Tennis Association Chief Executive

July 16 Listen

Ivan Ljubicic - former ATP World No. 3, Coach for Milos Raonic

Jack Sock - 2014 Wimbledon Doubles Champion

July 24 Listen

Karl Hale - Rogers Cup Tournament Director - Toronto

Nick Bollettieri - Legenday Coach for Andre Agassi and Monica Seles

August 14 Listen

Roger Federer - 17-time Grand Slam champion

Vasek Pospisil - Wimbledon Doubles champion

Michael Russell - Former World No. 60

August 29 Listen

Martin Laurendeau - Canadian Davis Cup Captain

Andy Murray - 2 time Grand Slam Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

Daniel Nestor - 8 time Grand Slam Doubles Champion

September 11 Listen

Milos Raonic - Canada's top ranked singles player

Todd Martin - CEO, International Tennis Hall of Fame

Aces 2013 Programming Schedule:

Show Date

Podcast Special Guests
May 16 Listen

Dominika Cibulkova - WTA Player, former Rogers Cup finalist

Greg Sharko - ATP World Tour Director of Media Information

May 28 Listen

Angelique Kerber - World No. 8, WTA Tour

Mats Wilander - Former World No. 1, ATP Tour

June 20 Listen

Maria Kirilenko - World No. 10, WTA Tour

Karl Hale - Rogers Cup Tourmanet Director, Toronto

June 26 Listen

Vanessa Webb - Canadian former WTA player

Jesse Levine - Canadian ATP Tour Player

July 8 Listen

Tood Woodbridge - Former ATP Tour Player

Mary Carillo - Tennis Analyst, CBS Sports and former WTA tour player

July 17 Listen

Stacey Allaster - WTA CEO

John McEnroe - former ATP tour player, ESPN analyst

August 1 Listen

Monica Seles - WTA Legend

Eugenie Bouchard - Canada's top-ranked women's singles player

August 8 Listen

Feliciano Lopez - ATP World Tour Player

Tracy Austin - Former WTA World No. 1 / ESPN Tennis Analyst

Li Na - WTA Player, past Roland Garros Champion

August 22 Listen

Robbie Koenig - ESPN Tennis Commentator / former doubles player

Vasek Pospisil - ATP World Tour No.39

August 27 Listen

Daniel Nestor - Canadian tennis legend

Martin Laurendeau - Canadian Davis Cup team captain

Aces 2012 Programming Schedule:

Show Date Podcast Special Guests
May 3 Listen

 Ivan Ljubicic - former ATP world No. 1

Stephane Trudel - ATP Stats Guru

May 24 Listen

Michael S. Downey - President & CEO, Tennis Canada

Todd Martin - Former ATP World Tour Competitor

May 31 Listen

Paul Annacone - Coach, Roger Federer

Christopher Clarey - New York Times Tennis Writer

June 14 Listen

Daniel Nestor - World #1 ranked player

Andrew Jarrett - Wimbledon Referee

June 21 Listen

Harry Fauquier - Canadian Tennis legend

Martina Navratilova - former WTA tennis legend

July 12  Listen Filip Peliwo and Eugenie Bouchard - Jr. Wimbledon Champions
July 19  Listen

Aleksandra Wozniak - Top-ranked Canadian women's player

Darren Cahill - Former Pro, ESPN Analyst

July 26  Listen

John Isner - American ATP Pro

Vasek Pospisil - Canadian ATP Pro

August 2  Listen

Karl Hale - Rogers Cup Tournament Director

Mardy Fish - ATP Tour Pro

August 9  Listen

Brad Gilbert - Former ATP Pro, TV Analyst

Max Mirnyi - Olympic Gold Medalist

August 23  Listen

Milos Raonic - Canada's top-ranked singles player

Tracy Austin - former WTA World No. 1 & TV Analyst

September 6  Listen

Jimmy Arias - Former ATP Pro, ESPN Analyst

Brian Earley - US Open Referee

Aces 2011 Schedule:

Show Date Podcast Special Guests
May 5 Listen

Daniel Nestor – Canadian Tennis Legend;

Michael Downey – Tennis Canada President & CEO;

Steve Tignor – correspondent

May 12  Listen

Rebecca Marino - Canadian Tennis Player

Karl Hale - Tournament Director, Rogers Cup

Phillipe Bouin - Veteran Tennis Writer

June 2  Listen

Patrick McEnroe - American Tennis Legend

Bethanie Mattek-Sands - World No. 11, WTA

June 16  Listen

Ana Ivanovic - WTA Star

Matthew Cronin - UK Tennis author

June 23 Listen

Jim Courier - Tennis Legend

Barry Flatman - British Tennis Journalist

July 21  Listen

 Kim Clijsters - World No. 2 on WTA

Vasek Pospisil - Canadian Tennis Player

August 4  Listen

 John McEnroe - Former Pro and Rogers Legends Cup Participant

Daniela Hantuchová - WTA Player

August 11  Listen

Roberta Vinci - WTA Player

Stacey Allaster - Chairperson & CEO of WTA

August 18  Listen

Tony Cho - Rogers Cup Tournament Referee

Vasek Pospisil - Canadian Tennis Player

September 5  Listen  Michael S. Downey - Tennis Canada President & CEO
September 15  Listen Milos Raonic - Canadian Tennis Player

Aces Hosts:
Tom Tebbutt

Tom Tebbutt, Canada’s best-known tennis writer, has covered more than 100 Grand Slam events and was editor of two Canadian tennis publications – Racquets Canada (1983-84) and On Court (1986-91). He was the tennis writer/columnist for the Globe and Mail from 1990 to 2010 and has done work for many years for the RDS sports network in Montreal. More recently, Tebbutt has worked for Radio-Canada and other radio outlets in Montreal and Toronto, reporting in English and French. He currently serves as Tennis Canada’s media correspondent, covering Canada’s elite tennis pros around the globe.
A Quebec native who has lived in Toronto for 25 years, he has covered all the Canadian Open (Rogers Cup/Coupe Rogers) tournaments dating back to the 1970’s. A former board of director of the International Tennis Writers Association (2000-2007), Tebbutt continues to give back to the sport he loves as a member of the Hall of Fame of Canadian Tennis selection committee.

Roger Lajoie

Roger is a regular host on The Fan doing Sports Central, late nights and weekends and filling in during the day. But "The Rog" is also one of the busiest guys in sports: he's a North American sports correspondent for the Reuters News Agency, play-by-play announcer of all St. Michael's Majors games on the internet and host of Majors games on Rogers Television, play-by-play voice of for the Oshawa Generals on Rogers Television, is public address announcer for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Intercounty Baseball League and also does work for the Toronto Sun, the Canadian Hockey League and the Ontario Lacrosse Association, He recently started teaching at the new College of Sports Media and will have his first book published in the fall by Wiley Publishing. You can check out his website at

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