Sinopse

Cheeky Volley is a tennis and culture podcast.Cheeky Volley is hosted and produced by Kabir Mehta and Alexander Levine, who met playing tennis in college.Kabir's intimate knowledge of the sport is filtered through his childhood in Miami, where each year he ball-boyed for the worlds top-ranked men and women at the Miami OpenFederer, Serena, Roddick, Agassi to name a few.Alex will dive deep into the recesses of Kabir's extensive tennis knowledge and offer a few opinions of his own developed during a lifetime of playing and watching tennis.

Episódios

  • Episode 24: Roland Garros Mens Final Preview

    Episode 24: Roland Garros Men's Final Preview

    10/10/2020 Duração: 32min

    What can we say, it has been a cheeky year.  The French Open is occurring during the Parisian fall, at limited capacity.  Yet still, nothing’s really changed — it’s Rafa, it’s Novak, it’s not Zverev, and it’s not Jannik Sinner... not yet at least. The same sitcom is playing this year — Kramer bursts in to mooch some cereal from Jerry, just like Novak performing a near split to stretch for a backhand in a long physical rally with a trophy and a grand slam purse on the line.  You have come to expect it, haven’t you? This episode is quick and dirty, like red clay spraying up as Rafa slides and finishes a buggy-whip. Cheers m8s,  - m88888s

  • Episode 23: 2020 US Open

    Episode 23: 2020 US Open

    11/09/2020 Duração: 44min

    After their summer on the ATP Challenger Tour, Kabir and Asher call up Brett and discuss (i) this year’s court speed; (ii) winners and losers thus far; (iii) the men’s semi-finals; (iv) the women’s final; (v) Djokovic’s series of unfortunate events and (vi) Mike Levine’s new Yonex racquet.

  • Episode 22: 2020 Australian Open Recap

    Episode 22: 2020 Australian Open Recap

    04/02/2020 Duração: 31min

    In Episode 22, we (i) analyze Djokovic v. Thiem, (ii) review the performance of Kyrgios, Zverev, and Federer, and (iii) revisit the GOAT discussion...

  • Episode 21: 2020 Australian Open Preview

    Episode 21: 2020 Australian Open Preview

    19/01/2020 Duração: 37min

    2020 Australian Open Preview

  • Episode 20: Cheeky Reminiscing - the 2010s

    Episode 20: Cheeky Reminiscing - the 2010s

    30/12/2019 Duração: 39min

    Roger Federer has how many titles?  20.  Cheeky Volley has how many episodes?  20!   As the ATP Tour enters a new decade — the 2020s — we highlight major storylines of the 2010s and recap the last half of 2019.   As we reminisce on the major plot threads of the last decade, we consider: Novak’s dominance, the resurgence of Roger, the Next Gen’s struggle to change the guard, the rise of Uniqlo and much more!  Tune in for dynamic coverage of ten years of magical tennis and even some cheeky tennis trivia.    Seinfeld episode in focus: The Yada Yada.  If you know where Brett is, please email us at [email protected]

  • Episode 16: Requiem for a Bojic

    Episode 16: Requiem for a Bojic

    28/08/2019 Duração: 44min

    In our first interview, we call up Stefan Bojic, who is renowned across the tennis world for his improvisations on the court. By creatively choreographing free style manipulations of the tennis ball and trick shots, Stefan has gained respect from the best players in the world, including Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Damir Džumhur, and many others. His approach to practicing and spreading the sport moves away from the traditional mechanistic teaching of stroke production, to a wholistic feel based method.  The ingenuity of these ideas should not be lost amidst the humour and entertainment that his videos provide!

  • Episode 15: US Open Preview

    Episode 15: US Open Preview

    26/08/2019 Duração: 40min

    Cheeky Volley turns 1-year old as we look forward to US Open 2019.  The air is a bit colder this time around, a stark change from last summer’s oppressive heat and the infamous small black fan; do the impending fall breezes suggest a changing of the guard?  Indeed, Medvedev has ruthlessly cut down ATP giants all summer long.  However, time and again the big three let us know they are more relevant than ever — Novak is poised as could be to continue his tear that began in mid-2018. Asher and Kabir sit down to preview the US Open, relevant ATP storylines, and discuss their bets this time around.  

  • Episode 14: A letter to my son, Novak

    Episode 14: "A letter to my son, Novak"

    23/07/2019 Duração: 01min

    The following audio monologue was sent from Srđan Djokovic to his son after the 2019 Wimbledon Final.   This content is obviously a satire.

  • Episode 13: Federer-Djokovic Wimbledon Final Recap: 13-12 in the 5th set / Embrace the Darkness

    Episode 13: Federer-Djokovic Wimbledon Final Recap: 13-12 in the 5th set / Embrace the Darkness

    16/07/2019 Duração: 01h17min

    This episode is comprised of the following segments:  Part 1: Set-by-set recap (1:42)  Part 2: Interview with a mate who attended the match! (26:18)  Part 3: Regarding all-time greatest matches, where does this stack up? (51:43)  Part 4: A post-match letter from Novak’s father (Srđan Djokovic) to Novak, titled “A Letter to My Son” (1:15:09)

  • Episode 12: Wimbledon Mens Semifinal Recap and Finals Preview

    Episode 12: Wimbledon Men's Semifinal Recap and Finals Preview

    13/07/2019 Duração: 49min

    The Wimbledon final is set, and Kabir has already made sure his strawberries are ripe and his cream is whipped.  Alex, Asher, Kabir, and special guest Dave Pratt recap the 40th edition of Federer vs. Nadal, and preview Djokovic vs. Roberto “Robbie Batts / Bobby Bacala” Bautista Agut.  We look back at the road to the semis and finals for the big three and make our picks for the finals.   Bonuses: thoughts on Kyrgios vs. Nadal; Dave discusses David Foster Wallace's 2006 profile of Federer; Alex’s tennis shoe crisis, and Asher breaks down the great India-Pak Mango Debate.

  • Episode 11: Wimbledon Preview

    Episode 11: Wimbledon Preview

    30/06/2019 Duração: 39min

    The grass is always greener at Wimbledon.  As the tennis world gets ready for the crown jewel of Grand Slam tennis, Cheeky Volley sits down to preview the fortnight on grass.  Our first episode covering the tournament focuses on intriguing first round matchups and maps out the championship trajectories for the big three and Next Gen hopefuls.  Seinfeld Episode in focus: The Mom and Pop Store Music: Galcher Lustwerk and Legowelt

  • Episode 10: Roland Garros Mens Semifinal preview: Federer vs. Nadal

    Episode 10: Roland Garros Men's Semifinal preview: Federer vs. Nadal

    07/06/2019 Duração: 40min

    In the 39th iteration of Federer vs. Nadal, will Roger beat Rafa for the first time at Roland Garros, or will Nadal yet again prove invincible on the terre battue? 

  • Episode 9: 2019 Australian Open Recap

    Episode 9: 2019 Australian Open Recap

    30/01/2019 Duração: 40min

    While Novak Djokovic continues his Grand Slam conquest, many new young stars elevated their games suggesting an exciting and unpredictable ATP Tour in 2019.  As the sun sets in Australia, Kabir, Alex & Asher discuss major story lines of the tournament: Tiafoe’s quarterfinal run, Tsitsipas’ journey to the semifinals and the newest iteration of Novak v. Rafa in a Grand Slam final.  Don’t miss Asher recount the history of this legendary match up!

  • Episode 8: 2019 Australian Open Preview

    Episode 8: 2019 Australian Open Preview

    13/01/2019 Duração: 02h03min

    The year is 2019, and as this next cycle around the sun is just underway, we find ourselves back in Melbourne, back where Roger has claimed 6 Grand Slam titles, and where just one year previous the world was captivated by 21 year-old, Korean sensation Hyeon Chung. As the ATP Tour once again commences it’s chase of the sun from the starting line at Rod Laver arena, men’s tennis futures are obscured. Will the big three hold royal court for one more year? Or will the likes of Sascha, Karen, and hmmm...Nick? De Minaur?...take the helm?Live from Cheeky Volley Studios in Manhattan, Post K and Alex call up Brett and Asher to catch up on off-season antics. Listen in for hot-takes on Andy Murray’s potential retirement — what’s next Andy? Nick Kyrgios needs a coach you know —, suggestions for ATP rules and regulations, the Australian Open’s use of new [dunlop] balls, and, of course, a preview of the Australian Open main draw. Episode special bonus: Brett purchases nearly $600 worth of tennis gear live on the episode. S

  • Episode 7: Live from semifinal day at the World Tour Finals

    Episode 7: Live from semifinal day at the World Tour Finals

    17/11/2018 Duração: 21min

    We continue our coverage of the Nitto ATP Finals from London. We call up Asher Gilani, live from London’s O2 Arena. The episode focuses primarily on Alexander “Sascha” Zverev’s remarkable two set victory over Roger Federer and previews the other semifinal and looks ahead to the final. Who will Sascha play on Sunday? Who was Hugh Grant supporting this Saturday? Listen and find out!

  • Episode 6: Live from Day 2 at the World Tour Finals

    Episode 6: Live from Day 2 at the World Tour Finals

    14/11/2018 Duração: 28min

    Cheeky Volley main m8, Asher Gilani, is called in live from the O2 Arena, where the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals are underway. We recap what Asher has just seen during the match between Roger Federer & Dominic Thiem, and touch upon other star performances thus far. Shoutout Kevin Anderson! Seinfeld Episode in Focus: The Hot Tub (NYC Marathon)

  • Episode 5, Part 2 -- Grigor Dimitrov Special, Paris Masters

    Episode 5, Part 2 -- Grigor Dimitrov Special, Paris Masters

    30/10/2018 Duração: 25min

    Who plays Federer's stuntman when he stars in James Bond 007? None other than Baby-Fed, Grigor Dimitrov.  In episode 5, part 2, we continue the conversation about the trials, tribulations, and potential of Grigor Dimitrov. Part 2 also provides a brief preview of the Paris Masters. Check our instagram for a visual guide to Episode 5 Seinfeld Episode in-focus: The Facepainter

  • Episode 5, Part 1 -- Grigor Dimitrov Special, Swiss Indoors Recap

    Episode 5, Part 1 -- Grigor Dimitrov Special, Swiss Indoors Recap

    30/10/2018 Duração: 28min

    Who plays Federer's stuntman when he stars in James Bond 007? None other than Baby-Fed, Grigor Dimitrov.  In episode 5 Grigor Dimitrov sits center-stage as we discuss his incredible potential, and obstacles thus far in his career to taking the next step to becoming a true Grand Slam contender and champion. Part 1 also provides a brief recap of Federer's 99th tournament victory, with his ninth Swiss Indoors title. Check our instagram for a visual guide to Episode 5 Seinfeld Episode in-focus: The Facepainter

  • Episode 4, Part 3 -- The ATP Tour Schedule, Matches of the Year, a little more of Best Pint on the tour

    Episode 4, Part 3 -- The ATP Tour Schedule, Matches of the Year, a little more of Best Pint on the tour

    21/09/2018 Duração: 36min

    This week features two guests, Asher Gilani (London) and Brett Francis (Boston), longtime friends and tennis buddies of Alex and Kabir's. The episode is split into three parts, with part three focused on critique and analysis of the remaining schedule, touching upon the London and Shanghai Master's and the race to finish the year at number 1.  Thanks for tuning in this week!

  • Episode 4, Part 2 -- The GOAT discussion, Best Pint on the Tour

    Episode 4, Part 2 -- The GOAT discussion, Best Pint on the Tour

    19/09/2018 Duração: 36min

    This week features two guests, Asher Gilani (London) and Brett Francis (Boston), longtime friends and tennis buddies of Alex and Kabir's. The episode is split into three parts, with part two diving into the tennis GOAT discussion--Rafa vs. Nadal vs....wait for it...Djoker--but not before we digress into deep banter about the best and cheekiest [beer] pints on the ATP tour.

página 1 de 2

Informações: