The greatest achievement in tennis, the Grand Slam is rarely discussed or analysed. Until now. In Part 1, Buzz and Remo delve into its origins, the first heroes and those who almost made it but fell at the last hurdle. The first four Grand Slams are covered with Don Budge, Maureen Connolly and of course Rod Laver and his famous double. Teddy Shingles comes in to offer his unique and priceless memories.
The swirling evolution of the Grand Slam continues. In Part 2, Buzz and Remo begin with Margaret Court and the bravest of the Grand Slams. The roller coaster of lean years that follow ends in redemption with Steffi Graf and perhaps the greatest Grand Slam of them all. Teddy Shingles remembers his trophy design and its less than stellar fate.
When the watchers are watched... Yes, it's the Players Box, where coaches, family and friends pen themselves in to show support for their player. Buzz and Remo look at its evolution and the famous and controversial moments that this small piece of real estate has provided. Teddy Shingles reveals Rafa Nadal's obsessive demands on his partner and how she finally put her foot down.
In their epic two-part Grand Slam history, Buzz and Remo covered all the winners of the calendar Grand Slam as well as those that fell at the final hurdle. Or so they thought. In this short podcast, they apologise to Martina, one of the game's greatest ever players, for leaving out her incredible run in 1983-1984.
It's possibly the greatest tragedy that the world of tennis has seen. Maureen Connolly swept the tennis world, winning nine majors in less than three years... and then, at age 20, was never to play again. In this podcast, Buzz and Remo look at the brief, brilliant career of Little Mo, winner of the first womens Grand Slam. The inimitable Teddy Shingles recalls the curious strategies of her coach, provides insights from his time on the set of the 1970s telemovie of her life, and has something to say about John Newcombe's moustache.
Tennis is not a contact sport so what happens when tempers flare? In this podcast, Buzz and Remo look at famous instances through tennis history when danger was decidedly in the air. Teddy Shingles recounts the story of the infamous 1981 US Open mens doubles semi final when an irate John Newcombe crossed the net to confront an unapologetic John McEnroe.