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Match Point Canada: S6, E3 - Rob Steckley and Week One of the Australian Open

by Tennis Canada

January 25, 2024

This week on Match Point Canada, former professional player and coach Rob Steckley joins to offer his insights and perspectives on coaching at a Grand Slam. We also break down all the action from week one Down Under at the Australian Open.

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Episode Breakdown

  • 00:00 - introducing tennis coach and former player Rob Steckley
  • 01:15 - Steckley's work of late
  • 02:30 - Atmosphere coaching at a grand slam
  • 04:50 - Maria Sakkari + coping with pressure in tough environments
  • 07:20 - do coaches have a shelf life?10:20 - beginning of a tennis season for players/coaches
  • 12:33 - Lucie Safarova holding match point against Li Na
  • 14:25 - Experience of coaching high-calibre players and what it takes
  • 19:25 - How to coach composure
  • 25:25 - Rob's work in 2024
  • 27:45 - Fan questions
  • 30:25 - Interview Wrap
  • 32:42 - Week 1 upsets on the women's side
  • 34:47 - Who's loss is harder? Iga or Rybakina
  • 36:22 - Qinwen + veterans playing well
  • 37:58 - Gauff and Sabalenka
  • 39:05 - Leylah Fernandez's loss
  • 41:02 - Gaby Dabrowski in doubles
  • 42:22 - Men's draw/Fritz's win over Tsitsipas
  • 44:22 - Jannik Sinner vs. Andrey Rublev
  • 46:59 - Bottom half of the draw
  • 47:37 - Felix Auger-Aliassime going out to Medvedev
  • 48:27 - Shapovalov and Raonic out
  • 50:05 - Wrap up

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Feature Photo : Martin Sidorjak