Iga Swiatek kisses the WTA Finals trophy.

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We are nearing the end of the 2023 tennis calendar! 
Iga Swiatek produced a triumphant finish to her campaign, winning the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, and earning the year-end No. 1 for a second consecutive season. 

We break down all the action from the WTA Finals on our latest episode of Match Point Canada!

In the meantime, our guest this week is Tennis Canada’s Senior VP of High Performance, and former tennis player, Hatem McDadi. 

McDadi joins Ben and reflects on his 25-year journey with Tennis Canada, the growth of the sport in the country, and looks ahead to Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup Finals action. 

“Tennis has been in my blood and part of my life since a youngster, and it’s been an incredible journey,” says McDadi. 

He expanded on how far Canada has come in the sport, and the role recent success has had in further pushing it forward as a tennis nation.  

“The breakthrough moments of Milos and Genie, the youngsters underneath them like Bianca, Leylah, Felix… and now ones coming up now saying ‘Wow. We can do this.’ Now there’s a culture of belief and winning,” explained McDadi. 

McDadi also discusses the new high-performance pathways coming for Tennis Canada. 

We preview Team Canada presented by Sobeys’ chances for victory at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals from Seville as they open in Group C alongside Poland and Spain

Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic collected a record seventh Paris Masters title and his 40th career Masters 1000. 

Djokovic now has 97 career titles. Could he break Jimmy Connors’ record of 109? 

We discuss all that and much more on the latest edition of MPC. 
Listen to our newest episode of Match Point Canada, available on Megaphone, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify below. Enjoy!