David Law (broadcaster)
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David Law Broadcaster

David Law (born 7 September 1973) is a British sports broadcaster. He primarily commentates on tennis for BBC Radio Five Live[1] and BT Sport. He also presents The Tennis Podcast.[2]

Education

Law was educated at Blue Coat School, Walsall, followed by University of Loughborough. He then studied journalism at Cornwall College.

Life and career

He worked as a communications manager for the ATP World Tour[3] between 1998 and 2001.

Since 2002, he has been a reporter and commentator on tennis for BBC Radio 5 Live,[4] commentating at the Australian Open, US Open[5] and Wimbledon. In the 2013 US Open final, he described a 54-stroke rally between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.[6]

He has presented The Tennis Podcast with Catherine Whitaker since 2012.[7]

He has commentated on television on the WTA Tour[8] for BT Sport since 2013.

As well broadcasting, he has worked in the media department at the Queen's Club Championships since 1996, and became the tournament's Media Director in 2009.[9]

He supports West Bromwich Albion, and is responsible for turning the tennis player Goran Ivanisevic into a fan of the club.[10] In 2011, he took Ivanisevic to his first WBA match at Loftus Road, home of Queen's Park Rangers.[11]In 2013, he took Ivanisevic to WBA's home ground, The Hawthorns, for a match against Manchester City.[12]

References

  1. ^ "BBC - Wimbledon 2017 - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Slaney, Rowan (2017-05-19). "Being an absolute boss: podcasts of the week". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Tennis Podcast: Roger Federer on his return to action in Monte Carlo". The Telegraph. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Lyall, Sarah (2017-09-08). "'Youzhny Lobs! Federer's Underneath!' Challenge of Tennis on Radio". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "The Journalist's Guide to the US Tennis Open". app.pearlshare.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Martinez, James (10 September 2016). "Hear that point? Tennis play-by-play for the ear a rare art". Associated Press.
  7. ^ "The Tennis Podcast: How the big names survived day six of US Open, Fognini's disgrace and worst handshake contender". The Telegraph. Retrieved .
  8. ^ admin (2016-11-11). "Konta Looks Back On Remarkable 2016". WTA Tennis. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Sponsored Content | Tie Break Tens shakes up tennis". SportBusiness Group. 2016-10-24. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "An email conversation with Goran Ivanisevic: 'Talking of Split, there". The Independent. 2005-11-28. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Football (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals". Football (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals. 2011-12-06. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Goran Ivanisevic's West Brom love affair - In pictures". www.expressandstar.com. Retrieved .

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