Radio Times


July 5, 2013

Guests: Johnny Perkins, Jon Wertheim and Kenny Holdsman

This year’s Wimbledon hasn’t been all champagne and strawberries for the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova.¬† The trio crashed out in the tournament’s tumultuous first week, followed closely by the shock exit of defending champion Serena Williams on Monday.¬† A string of top seeds have been toppled at the prestigious Grand Slam, leaving some players blaming the All England Club’s notoriously tricky grass courts.¬† As we head into Wimbledon finals weekend, ¬†we’ll talk to¬†JOHNNY PERKINS from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which hosts the tournament, and JON WERTHEIM,¬†senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal and the Greatest Match Ever Played. ¬†We’ll also ask KENNY HOLDSMAN, President of Legacy Youth Tennis & Education,¬†what the sport can do to attract the tennis stars of tomorrow.

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