No Challenges Remaining Podcast

Home of the completely obscure "No Challenges Remaining" podcast discussing the weekly happenings in the wacky world of professional tennis. Hosted by Ben Rothenberg and Courtney Nguyen.

New episodes uploaded every Tuesday.
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We don’t update here much at all, but we still do the show! And more often than ever now—every week since the beginning of February! Our latest episode features an interview with Rennae Stubbs! It’s pretty great! 

Enjoy! And check http://nochallengesremaining.podbean.com for our new episodes, follow us on Twitter at @NCR_Tennis, and like us on Facebook!

In case you haven’t heard, NCR has a new feed and a new home over at http://nochallengesremaining.podbean.com. We thought we could hang with the cool kids over here at Tumblr, but it’s just too overwhelming.

So please update your bookmarks/RSS feeds to the new site. You can still subscribe to our podcast via iTunes here, or subscribe to the podcast feed directly here

If you’re only finding out about our feed change now, well then we have some great news for you: there have been a bucket full of new episodes since we last updated this Tumblr. Try not to drown in the sea of awesomeness!

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Ben and Courtney were so excited to talk about the U.S. Open that their rambles ended up as two different episodes. Here’s Episode 16a, wherein Ben recaps his experience covering the Open and we talk about Serena WIlliams and Andy Murray’s championship runs, our favorite matches, best performances, Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters’ farewells, Laura Robson’s breakthrough run, and Victoria Azarenka’s winning via losing. 

Somehow Courtney somehow tries to justify her reading 50 Shades of Grey. She fails, but it was a valiant effort. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I absolutely love this podcast, keep up the great work! One question though, will episode 12 be posted? That's the episode I've been really looking forward too...
nochallengesremaining nochallengesremaining Said:

We’re still trying to figure out the glitches with Episode 12. We’ll get it up when we can. 

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"I have never cuddled with Rory McIlroy." Guess which NCR’er said that.

Ben and Courtney meet up in Mason, Ohio for the Western & Southern Open. Pardon us if we’re a little punchy. We weren’t exaggerating about the Applebees action. (Courtney’s note — Is it just me or is Ben WAY BETTER live rather than on Skype?)

Talking Roger Federer dominance, the continued solidness of Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic’s struggles, the charm of Petra Kvitova, we confess our love for Carlos Rodriguez (maybe. we don’t know. it’s complicated), and we talk about the faves and not-so-faves going into the U.S Open. We also take some questions. Keep them coming, y’all. 

And Ben finally gets an opportunity to let loose on track cycling. Spoiler alert: He is not a fan. 

You can listen to the podcast here or subscribe and download it from iTunes. To be the first to find out when each episode goes live, follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, or subscribe to the RSS feed

One last reminder, you can submit questions and comments via the “Questions” button on the top of the page, tweet us @NCR_Tennis, or email us at nochallengesremaining@gmail.com. If you’re feeling particularly industrious, record an MP3 of your question, vehement disagreement, or rant, and we might include it in the podcast. Just keep it relatively clean (bleeping stuff is hard, guys) and under a minute and a half. 

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On Episode 14, Ben and Courtney breakdown what happened during the tennis event at the Olympics where Andy Murray and Serena Williams did some pretty good things. We discuss the best-of-three format at the Olympics, tiebreaks, and seriously, why the heck was Ryan Harrison apologizing? 

You can listen to the podcast here or subscribe and download it from iTunes. To be the first to find out when each episode goes live, follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, or subscribe to the RSS feed

One last reminder, you can submit questions and comments via the “Questions” button on the top of the page, tweet us @NCR_Tennis, or email us at nochallengesremaining@gmail.com. If you’re feeling particularly industrious, record an MP3 of your question, vehement disagreement, or rant, and we might include it in the podcast. Just keep it relatively clean (bleeping stuff is hard, guys) and under a minute and a half. 

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We have neglected you, Tumblr. For that, we apologize. 

But to quote the Olympic motto: “Better late than never!”*

Ben and Courtney were Stateside for the London Olympics and they were really excited. Mainly for the break from live tennis. Courtney talks about her Cali Swag at Stanford and San Diego, and Ben gets a chance to talk about one of his favorite things in the world, World Team Tennis. They also discuss the effect of the Olympics on the U.S. hardcourt schedule, curious Kim Clijsters, and the effect of Rafael Nadal’s knee injury. 

And somehow, Courtney finds a way to talk about The Hills. It’s a talent, people. 

*Very much not the Olympic motto but it totally should be.

You can listen to the podcast here or subscribe and download it from iTunes. To be the first to find out when each episode goes live, follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, or subscribe to the RSS feed

One last reminder, you can submit questions and comments via the “Questions” button on the top of the page, tweet us @NCR_Tennis, or email us at nochallengesremaining@gmail.com. If you’re feeling particularly industrious, record an MP3 of your question, vehement disagreement, or rant, and we might include it in the podcast. Just keep it relatively clean (bleeping stuff is hard, guys) and under a minute and a half. 

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After a long hiatus (we would apologize but it’s starting to sound like a broken record), Ben and Courtney return to discuss the happenings at Wimbledon. It’s a post-Rosol world now, where anything is possible, everyone believes, and the upsets keep raining down like…well…London rain.

We talk about everything from the (unnecessary) equal prize money debate, the earthquake that was Lukas Rosol, British sporting culture, and much, much, more. 

Links discussed:

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Ok, let’s get this out of the way: the audio quality on Episode 10 is not great. But what it lacks in aural clarity it more than makes up for in content quality. Ben and Courtney touch base after Week 1 of the French Open to talk about the first week happenings, the second week’s predictions, and a bunch of ancillary topics including the television commentary so far, Hawk-Eye on clay, the State of Serena, Vexing Vika, how far the ATP Top 4 have pulled  away from the rest of the field, and we rank the Slams. 

You can listen to the podcast here (length: 74 minutes) or subscribe and download it from iTunes. To be the first to find out when each episode goes live, follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, or subscribe to the RSS feed

One last reminder, you can submit questions and comments via the “Questions” button on the top of the page, tweet us @NCR_Tennis, or email us at nochallengesremaining@gmail.com. If you’re feeling particularly industrious, record an MP3 of your question, vehement disagreement, or rant, and we might include it in the podcast. Just keep it relatively clean (bleeping stuff is hard, guys) and under a minute and a half. 

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Are you ready for the French Open? I assure you we are not. 

Ben and Courtney reconvene for a quick chat in advance of the French Open, and recap what’s happened in Stuttgart, Madrid, and Rome as the ladies and gentlemen of tennis slid, whined, won, and threw barbs throughout the clay season. We talk about our favorites and not-so-favorites going into Roland Garros, the ever-entertaining war both on the court and off between Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, and do listen closely as we do our best to convince you to stay in on Saturday night to watch the Eurovision finals from Azerbaijan. 

Links mentioned in this week’s episode:

You can listen to the podcast here (length: 74 minutes) or subscribe and download it from iTunes. To be the first to find out when each episode goes live, follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, or subscribe to the RSS feed

One last reminder, you can submit questions and comments via the “Questions” button on the top of the page, tweet us @NCR_Tennis, or email us at nochallengesremaining@gmail.com. If you’re feeling particularly industrious, record an MP3 of your question, vehement disagreement, or rant, and we might include it in the podcast. Just keep it relatively clean (bleeping stuff is hard, guys) and under a minute and a half.