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Match Point Canada: S6, E5 - Davis Cup Recap and Philip Bester

by Tennis Canada

February 6, 2024

This week on Match Point Canada, Mike and Ben recap Canada's Davis Cup qualifier win over Korea from IGA Stadium in Montreal. Former Canadian player and coach Philip Bester joins the podcast to discuss his new role working with four-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka.

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  • 00:35 - Canada's Davis Cup qualifier
  • 02:56 - Gabriel Diallo's performances
  • 06:15 - Saturday matches doubles + singles
  • 08:30 - Diallo vs. Hong
  • 12:48 - Davis Cup wrap
  • 14:16 - Montpellier
  • 17:22 - Interview with Philip Bester
  • 19:17 - Bester's coaching partnership with Naomi Osaka
  • 24:32 - Long-term commitment to Naomi's team/coaching in LA
  • 28:00 - Opportunity alongside Wim Fissette
  • 29:25 - Osaka's comeback
  • 31:25 - Naomi's quality of tennis
  • 32:56 - Bester's career
  • 37:27 - Hockey talk
  • 40:02 - Wayne Gretzky
  • 44:00 - Interview recap
  • 45:13 - Osaka in Abu Dhabi
  • 47:45 - Wrap

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Feature Photo : Pascal Ratthe