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Episode 290: The Complaint Department (with Reem Abulleil)

No Challenges Remaining

With conditions tougher than many players had expected for the mandatory quarantine period in Melbourne, and with gripes about how unevenly players have been treated, there were plenty of complaints to be heard from players, and then even louder complaints from the Australian public about those complaints. Ben and Reem Abulleil discuss what's been going on in Melbourne, whether or not players are entitled to being upset, the perception from the public, the Melbourne-Adelaide divide. And, most existentially, whether doing all of this, with everything it takes and how much can go wrong, was a bad idea from the jump. Thank you again for the incredible support for NCR we've received on the NCR Patreon which has powered us into our TENTH(!) season! If you'd like to join in as we bring you the best shows we can each week, check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backers J O'D, Mike, Pam Shriver, and Nicole Copeland!) As always, thanks for following us on Twitter and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

56mins

22 Jan 2021

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Episode 277i: 2020 French Open Day 9 - Quarterfinal Previews (With Reem Abulleil)

No Challenges Remaining

Reem Abulleil, queen of content for Roland Garros, joins Ben to look ahead to the quarterfinal slates in Paris which are (almost) complete. On the women's side, how will Elina Svitolina handle the pressure? Will momentum help qualifiers?  On the men's side, could Jannik Sinner pull off a huge surprise against Nadal, or should Diego Schwartzman pull off a smaller one over Thiem? Thank you again for the incredible support for NCR we've received in recent weeks on the NCR Patreon! If you'd like to join in as we strive to bring you the best French Open content we can from across the Atlantic, check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backers J O'D, Mike, Christopher Bishop, Charles Cyna, and Nicole Copeland!) As always, thanks for following us on Twitter and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

33mins

6 Oct 2020

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Episode 263: Can Tennis Stars Be Trusted to Act Responsibly? (With Reem Abulleil)

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The fall out from the Adria Tour coronavirus cluster took an unexpected trip to the dance floor within a week later, with video surfacing of Alexander Zverev partying in Monte Carlo just days after being repeatedly exposed to the disease (and promising to follow health protocols) enraging people around the sport in tennis and severely damaging trust in tennis players.To discuss the ramifications, and the notions of a code of conduct, Ben is joined by NCR's Middle East correspondent Reem Abulleil (please do support her Patreon as well!) to talk about what the tours can and can't do, the corrosive effects of selfishness in tennis, and more.  Should tennis continue on without putting super rigid restrictions on personnel behavior in place? And if tennis has to do so much in a pandemic that it stops being fun, should it just stop all together? Big, bleak conversations are had here, but we also had a lot of fun. If you'd like to support our show, particularly as our normal work has disappeared along with the sport, we've launched an NCR Patreon where you can do just that! Check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backer J O'D!)  As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook (leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following us on Twitter (discuss this episode with hashtag #NCR263!), and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

1hr 14mins

3 Jul 2020

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Barbora Strycova, Reem Abulleil and a New POV on Insta Live Videos

Tennis Tuesday

Two words: Barbora Strýcová... need we say more?! The expressive Czech star headlines #TennisTuesday Episode 14 in a show that also features journalist Reem Abulleil, a re-booted Takeaway Time segment, more awesome on-site tennis photos from you the fans and much, much more.

53mins

19 May 2020

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Episode 253: The Dudes Wanna Merge Now? (With Reem Abulleil)

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The tennis world is stopped, but it got suddenly busy on Wednesday with Roger Federer expressing a view that he'd like to see the ATP and WTA tours merge into one organization after decades of being side-by-side but separate. More curiously, Rafael Nadal, not a supporter of equality measures in tennis, quickly endorsed this idea.What is going on? Ben is joined by Reem Abulleil try to figure out what's happening here, where it's coming from, and what it might mean for the futures of the tours. We have a lot of questions and a lot of suspicions. If you'd like to support our show, particularly as our normal work has disappeared along with the sport, we've launched an NCR Patreon where you can do just that! Check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backer J O'D!)  As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook (leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following us on Twitter (discuss this episode with hashtag #NCR253!), and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

41mins

23 Apr 2020

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Tennis Journalist Reem Abulleil On Finding Every Player's Stories

Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Tennis journalist Reem Abulleil joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik from the US Open to talk about the struggle to find stories in qualifying, the unique approach the US Open takes to qualies, why she finds it essential to be on site even when travel logistics pose a burden, why she launched a Patreon, and how she finds stories in every interview she conducts with players. Listen to Reem's 2017 appearance on Thirty Love. Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

29mins

22 Aug 2019

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2019 Australian Open Preview (w/ Reem Abulleil)

WTA Insider Podcast

The first Slam of the 2019 season is already upon us! Freelance tennis reporter Reem Abulleil joins the podcast to analyze the draw and highlight the biggest storylines heading into the 2019 Australian Open.

39mins

12 Jan 2019

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Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Reem Abulleil on Tennis in the Middle East

TENNIS.com Podcast

On this week's episode, Reem Abulleil joins the podcast to discuss the current year-end championships in women's tennis, her time spent with Naomi Osaka after she won the 2018 US Open, whether or not winning a major has changed Osaka as a person and what she expects for her during the 2019 season and more. Abulleil also offers insight into her own career, discussing her unique story of how she became a tennis journalist and the challenges she faces covering sports in Dubai. Wertheim and Abulleil also talk about the upcoming exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that is planned for Dec. 22 in Saudi Arabia and whether or not the men should cancel their participation and what the possible implications are.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

30 Oct 2018

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Reem Abulleil on Tennis in the Middle East

Beyond The Baseline: SI's Tennis Podcast with Jon Wertheim

On this week's episode, Reem Abulleil joins the podcast to discuss the current year-end championships in women's tennis, her time spent with Naomi Osaka after she won the 2018 U.S. Open, whether or not winning a major has changed Osaka as a person and what she expects for her during the 2019 season and more. Abulleil also offers insight into her own career, discussing her unique story of how she became a tennis journalist and the challenges she faces covering sports in Dubai. Wertheim and Abulleil also talk about the upcoming exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that is planned for Dec. 22 in Saudi Arabia and whether or not the men should cancel their participation and what the possible implications are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

25 Oct 2018

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2018 US Open Preview (w/ Reem Abulleil)

WTA Insider Podcast

Simona, Sloane, and Serena. Those are the three names on everyone's lips as the 2018 US Open is set to begin.  And they're all in the same half of the draw. Reem Abulleil joins the podcast to break down the draw and look ahead at what we can expect at the final Slam of the season. 

41mins

25 Aug 2018

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