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Tennis commentators Barry Cowan and Barry Millns discuss the main topics of the moment and interview major figures in the sport.
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Pod 2: Dave Miley interview + Australian Open chat with Jill Craybas


Pod 43: Australian Open review
We’re back with another ‘Tennis Takeaway’ reflecting on the first grand slam of 2020 #Djokovic #Thiem #Kenin #Muguruza and much more besides...
February 3, 2020
Pod 42: Davis Cup - final thoughts
In our last podcast of 2019 we look back on a dramatic Davis Cup Finals week in Madrid, discussing the new format and some of the key performances...
November 27, 2019
Pod 41: Stefanos storms the O2
Reflections on Tsitsipas’s stunning conclusion to the ATP season in London and early thoughts heading into the the revamped Davis Cup Finals in Madrid
November 18, 2019
Pod 40: Finals galore!
The #NextGen , #FedCup and #NittoATP Finals fill this week’s discussion...
November 10, 2019
Pod 39: Barty, Djokovic and the Next Gen
Reflections on Ash Barty’s brilliant finish to an incredible WTA season, Novak Djokovic mastering Paris again, the end of the Race to the O2 and who’s made it to Milan...
November 4, 2019
Pod 38: Home successes for Federer and Thiem
A 10th title for Roger Federer in Basel and a first for Dominic Thiem in Vienna get the conversation going before we focus on Paris, the Race, plus the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
October 28, 2019
Pod 37: Andy Murray - Antwerp champion!!
After all the pain, surgery and rehab Andy Murray has amazed us again with his remarkable triumph in Antwerp. Absorbing what he and his team have been through and now done is the only place to start this week’s conversation...
October 21, 2019
Pod 36: More Medvedev magic...and Gauff too!
A look back at Daniil Medvedev’s latest title run and Coco Gauff’s first.
October 14, 2019
Pod 35: Special guest George Bellshaw (MetroUK)
Tennis journalist George Bellshaw joins us for an in depth topical discussion...
October 7, 2019
Pod 34: Back to Europe and onto Asia
More titles for Medvedev and Osaka, reflections on the Laver Cup and Murray Trophy, plus a look forward to the start of Andy Murray’s Asian swing...
September 23, 2019
Pod 33: US Open review with special guest Marcus Buckland
Sports presenter Marcus Buckland teams up with us again to review a dramatic conclusion to the US Open and how it sets up the rest of the season...
September 10, 2019
Pod 32: US Open - midway points
Heading into the quarter-finals without both defending singles champions we assess what’s already happened in New York and what’s to come...
September 3, 2019
Pod 31: US Open preview
Discussing the singles draws and main issues heading into the final major of the season...
August 26, 2019
Pod 30: Reflections on Cincinnati
As BC travels back from Cincinnati we reflect on the triumphs of Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys, the tribulations of Nick Kyrgios and the welcome return of Andy Murray to competitive singles...
August 19, 2019
Pod 29: From Canada to Cincinnati
A look back at Andreescu and Nadal’s triumphs in Canada, the returns of Djokovic, Federer and Murray in Cincinnati, plus the latest appointments to the ATP Player Council.
August 12, 2019
Pod 28: Kyrgios wows Washington!
A dazzling week’s work by Nick Kyrgios in the US capital gives us plenty to discuss as we resume the Tennis Takeaway...
August 5, 2019
Pod 27: Wimbledon - final thoughts
Reflections on the dramatic conclusions to this year’s Championships
July 16, 2019
Pod 26: Wimbledon - the story so far
Heading into ‘manic Monday’ with all the Last 16 singles matches on the order of play we reflect on the biggest stories of a dramatic first week at The Championships...
July 7, 2019
Pod 25: The Wimbledon draw
Our take on Wimbledon's draw for The 2019 Championships. 
June 29, 2019
Pod 24: Special guest Miles Maclagan
MILES MACLAGAN, the former British player, now coach and commentator, joins BM to reflect on a remarkable week of grass-court tennis in the lead-up to Wimbledon, including the exploits of Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez at Queen's, Roger Federer winning Halle for a 10th time and Ash Barty becoming the new women's world No.1 following her triumph in Birmingham.  
June 25, 2019
Pod 23: Stephen Farrow interview
As we head into the ATP 500 tournament at Queen’s BC sets the scene by interviewing tournament director Stephen Farrow before we chat about the main topics of the past week and what’s to come on both tours
June 17, 2019
Pod 22: A final look at Roland Garros
We look back at Rafa’s latest triumph on Chatrier, the challenge Thiem put up this time and where things stand, not just heading now onto grass but in the challenge between Federer, Nadal & Djokovic to win the most majors.
June 10, 2019
Pod 21: Mark Woodforde interview
Midway through Roland Garros an interview with the Australian doubles legend and ITF Board Member MARK WOODFORDE who talks about Ash Barty, Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, doubles and the Davis Cup.
June 3, 2019
Pod 20: Roland Garros - Early view
We're in Paris for the second major of the season and look back on a dramatic first day in the stylish new Simonne Mathieu show court, plus a  very welcome and straightforward return for former champion Roger Federer, four years after his last appearance at Roland Garros.
May 26, 2019
Pod 19: Special guest Jamie Delgado
This week's special guest is the former British Davis Cup player, Jamie Delgado, now Andy Murray's coach and newly appointed as an ITF Player Relations Consultant.
May 20, 2019
Pod 18: Special guest Greg Rusedski
Former world No.4 Greg Rusedski guests on the podcast to discuss the main stories of the week including Novak Djokovic's return to form in Madrid, the rise of Stefanos Tsitsipas comparing the Greek's backhand with Dominic Thiem's, Kiki Bertens claiming the biggest title of her career, plus the British hopes heading into Rome and where things stand going into an important week for the ATP Board and Player Council.
May 13, 2019
Pod 17: The plot thickens!
Drama aplenty to discuss this week including who's next for the #ATPBoard, #RogersReturn, #CuevasThe Conjurer, #KontaOnClay and the latest #WimbledonWonder 
May 6, 2019
Pod 16: Special guests Gilles Muller and Arvind Parmar
Two special guests this week: recently retired Gilles Muller, now Luxembourg's Davis Cup captain, in conversation with BM - and former British Davis Cup player Arvind Parmar chatting to BC. Topics include #Thiem #Rafa #Ferrer #Berretini and #ATPFinals switching to Turin.
April 29, 2019
Pod 15: Special guests Nick Lester and Naomi Cavaday
From the individual brilliance of Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo to some outstanding team performances in the Fed Cup,  commentators Nick Lester and Naomi Cavaday give us their expert views on the dramas they've just witnessed.
April 22, 2019
Pod 14: Anne Keothavong interview
Heading into the Easter weekend's Fed Cup playoff against Kazakhstan at the Copper Box Arena in London, The 2 Barrys talk to Great Britain's captain Anne Keothavong about her team's recent successes in Bath and their hopes of finally gaining  promotion into World Group II. 
April 15, 2019
Pod 13: Jamie Murray interview
This week a wide-ranging chat with doubles specialist JAMIE MURRAY, a man who's not only won numerous major titles, reached the top of the world rankings and been a Davis Cup champion, but also represents his peers on the ATP Player Council. He also talks to us about Andy's hopes for a comeback and ensuring there will be a legacy when the brothers eventually do retire.
April 8, 2019
Pod 12: Miami's champions + Wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett
Some brief thoughts on Miami titles for Roger Federer,  the Bryan brothers & Ash Barty before and in-depth chat with the inspirational wheelchair star Alfie Hewett, already a multiple major winner aged only 21.
April 1, 2019
Pod 11: Miami Open (midway point) + the latest LTA re-brand
BM + BC take stock of a dramatic first week in the Miami Open and discuss the LTA's latest re-brand / vision for the future.
March 26, 2019
Pod 10: Indian Wells review with Nick McCarvel + an interview with Geoff Thompson MBE
As Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem celebrate their stunning successes in Indian Wells, tennis journalist and broadcaster Nick McCarvel joins us from California to review events in 'tennis paradise'. We also have an interview with Geoff Thompson MBE, a former karate World Champion, founder of the Youth Charter charity and long-time tennis fan who talks about trying to help and develop young talent in today's challenging world.
March 18, 2019
Pod 9: Simon Briggs (The Telegraph) discusses tennis politics
Following two major personnel changes announced during the past week we discuss the hot topic of tennis politics with The Telegraph's tennis correspondent Simon Briggs.  
March 12, 2019
Pod 8: Special guest Leif Shiras discusses the build-up to Indian Wells
Former US player, now commentator LEIF SHIRAS joins us to discuss a thrilling, headline making start to the month and to look forward to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells...
March 5, 2019
Pod 7: The 'Transition' Tour - good, bad or too soon to tell?
In addition to some remarkable performances in the latest ATP and WTA tournaments, we discuss the controversial new ITF World Tennis Tour - the pathway for emerging players into professional tennis - with contributions from Dan Kiernan, Evan Hoyt and Mark Petchey.
February 25, 2019
Pod 6: Tennis correspondents Mike Dickson and Stuart Fraser
Tennis correspondents Mike Dickson (Daily Mail) and Stuart Fraser (The Times) join The 2 Barrys to discuss the season so far, many of the main issues currently preoccupying the sport and covering tennis in the digital age.
February 18, 2019
Pod 5: Julie Heldman interview + Fed Cup reflections
Along with our thoughts on the Fed Cup we have a fascinating interview with former World No.5 Julie Heldman, one of the Original 9 who, led by her pioneering mother Gladys, paved the way for the WTA Tour. Their very difficult mother / daughter relationship behind the scenes is the basis of an extraordinary memoir Julie has now written entitled Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey. 
February 11, 2019
Pod 4: Colin Fleming interview re Davis Cup and Fed Cup
This week's #TennisTakeaway not only includes discussion about the weekend's Davis Cup Qualifiers but also features an interview with former Davis Cup player and now GB Fed Cup coach Colin Fleming heading into the team's first appearance at home for 26 years!  
February 4, 2019
Pod 3: Australian Open review with Annabel Croft and Peter Marcato
After the great triumphs of #Djokovic and #Osaka tennis broadcasters Barry Millns and Barry Cowan review the year's first grand slam in conversation live from Melbourne with former British No.1 Annabel Croft and the Australian commentator Peter Marcato... 
January 28, 2019
Pod 2: Dave Miley interview + Australian Open chat with Jill Craybas
Tennis broadcasters Barry Cowan and Barry Millns are joined from Melbourne by former pro Jill Craybas to discuss a dramatic first week at the Australian Open and an in-depth interview with Dave Miley who'll be challenging David Haggerty for the ITF presidency later this year.
January 21, 2019
Pod 1: Philip Brook interview + Andy Murray retirement news
Heading into the Australian Open, tennis broadcasters Barry Cowan and Barry Millns enter a new dimension with the launch of their Tennis Takeaway podcast which will include in-depth interviews with high profile figures in the sport, plus those from other fields who are also BIG tennis fans. Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook is the first to feature as he moves into his final year in the role, while  on the day that Sir Andy Murray sadly announced his plans to retire, Australian commentator Peter Marcato joins in the discussion direct from Melbourne as the two Barrys pay tribute to one of Britain’s greatest ever sports stars.
January 11, 2019