The Time Is Nao
The 2021 Australian Open is in the books! After months of speculation over whether the tournament would even happen, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the last two players standing, holding old friends Daphne and Norman. We take you through the latter rounds of both singles draws before tackling a couple of the bigger issues for us this tournament: gambling taking over the tennis coverage and Hawkeye Live being force fed to us. If you’re still with us by this point, we run through a few odds and ends, from G.E.M.S. Life’s break to some of our fashion hits and misses!
2:00 Women’s final: Naomi d. Jenny(fer) Brady for Slam #4
15:00 Women’s quarters and semis: it’s a lot of commentator emotion for a perfectly legitimate medical timeout; Naomi d. Serena
27:30 Men’s final: Djokovic wins #18, beating Medvedev in a not-great final (well, great for Novak)
30:55 Men’s quarters and semis: Grigor, why??? Plus Tsitsipas gets another breakthrough, qualifier Karatsev makes the semis
36:00 The injury, the bizarre trophy presentation, the endless drama
42:45 Doubles! Mertens/Sabalenka win & take the #1 ranking; Krejcikova and Ram each make 2 finals
45:35 I got issues: Gambling and tennis media; Hawkeye Live - why are commentators 100% in the bag for it?
59:00 Odds and ends - Sofia’s appendectomy won’t get in her way
65:25 Alexis, T*riac, locals, and the S*ndgren show
74:45 Fashions: Nike finally does it! Beautiful gowns!
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