The third episode of Aces with Roger Lajoie and Tom Tebbutt aired on Sportsnet 590 The FAN on Thursday night, and it was another great hour filled with current tennis talk. Catch up by listening here and by reading our recap below.
Lindsay Davenport, former world No. 1 and three-time Slam champion
Davenport finished as the year-end world No. 1 four times, a feat that has only been accomplished by Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. Now retired, she talks about coaching fellow American Madison Keys, where she keeps her Olympic gold medal and her thoughts on which Williams sister she’d rather not face head-to-head.
Rob Steckley, former professional tennis player and current coach to French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova
Canadian Steckley is the former coach of Aleksandra Wozniak. He talks about the transition from being a Top 20 junior, to attending college, to coaching Safarova through her breakout year and trying to replicate Safarova’s results at his home when she plays at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.
Each episode Tom shares a trivia question that listeners can answer for the chance to win a prize. This week, the winner will win tickets to Rogers Cup.
This week’s question: Add together Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s wins at the French Open then subtract Novak Djokovic’s titles at Roland Garros.
In this week’s episode, Tom answers questions about the dispute between Rafa and chair umpire Carlos Bernardes, his picks for the top five men’s backhands, his take on the amount of drop shots at the French Open and whether he’d buy, sell or hold Sloane Stevens, Jack Sock and Nadal.
Tune in Thursday June 25 at 7 p.m. ET for the next episode of Aces! You can listen on your AM 590 dial or by visiting www.sportsnet.ca/590.