View Full Version : New Weekly Aust Tennis Show on Channel 7, starts in less than 3 weeks!

Sep 15th, 2004, 01:03 AM
The countdown to Australian Open 2005 begins on Seven with the premiere of SLAM! ROAD TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN on Sunday October 3.

SLAM! ROAD TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN is a new tennis show which will screen weekly in the lead up to the Centenary Australian Open (January 17 - 30).

The first program will go to air at 11am, before moving to a regular 12 noon slot from Sunday October 10. The show will be hosted by recently retired tour players Josh Eagle, Andrew Florent and Sandon Stolle.

SLAM! will be an informative look at the world of tennis, with a particular focus on Australian Open 2005.

As well as an in-depth look at the WTA & ATP Tours, SLAM! will present exclusive interviews with tennis legends like John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Mats Wilander, and a host of modern day stars.

Producer Harvey Silver envisages SLAM! to have endless potential. Says Silver "Tennis is one of Australia's most successful sports, with the popularity and profiles of many tennis stars transcending their sport. "

Australian TV currently has 14 weekly shows dedicated to Aussie Rules and only one for tennis, so we believe we are filling a gaping hole in the current sports coverage."

SLAM! ROAD TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN Premieres on Seven on Sunday October 3 at 11am.

Sep 15th, 2004, 02:04 AM

Sep 15th, 2004, 03:06 AM
Cool !!

Sep 15th, 2004, 05:34 AM
nice :D

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:50 AM
I didn't realised Josh Eagle and Andrew Florent recently retired! :o

Sep 15th, 2004, 08:06 AM
Sounds good....
...dont mind the 14 Aussie Rules shows though ;)

Sep 15th, 2004, 10:56 AM

Oct 14th, 2004, 02:24 AM
Sounds good this week: ;)

Rafter & Sharapova headline SLAM! this week

Australia's favourite tennis son, Pat Rafter, opens up to how he's dealing with life after tennis - and why he gave up the game he loved while still a Grand Slam contender - when SLAM! ROAD TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN goes behind the scenes with the former world No.1. Also this week catch an in-depth interview with the new glamour girl of the women's game, Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, as she gives an insight to how she is coping with her new celebrity status

SLAM! Road to the Australian Open - 12pm Sundays on Seven

Oct 14th, 2004, 04:49 AM
Wow! Only just got into this thread. Did ne1 watch last week? Any thoughts?

Love Pat! :hearts: