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TENNIS.com Podcast
Tune in to hear the experts from Tennis.com and players on the tour talk about everything tennis, from happenings on the court to trending topics as well as what goes on behind the scenes both on the tour and in the pressroom.
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Brian Baker on dealing with the physical grind ...
“Being Top 100, it’s such a grind physically on tour sometimes, you don’t really need to be a better player you just need to play more tournaments feeling better.”
29 min
2
Caty McNally on finding ways to have fun while ...
"I think me and Coco have a good time and we like to separate that. We still are young, we’re still kids, we like to have fun, and not always think about tennis 24/7."
27 min
3
Jamie Loeb on not letting results define her
"If I start something I want to finish it and I want to say, 'Look I gave it my all.' And I don't think I was ready to stop. At the end of the day, I do love competing and giving myself a chance."
29 min
4
Talaya Schilb on what brings pro players to Mic...
"It's great tennis. However, it's so much more than tennis. We have dining from all over the area. We have concerts. We have free events. There's just so much going on."
23 min
5
Brett Haber on having confidence in the TV busi...
"I think that it does come from reps and that confidence is one thing that’s essential in a performance business, which this is. And I think that confidence is the one thing in life you can’t fake."
40 min
6
Joel Drucker on Roger Federer and the 2020 Aust...
"I love it. I still keep all my credentials and I get excited when I get my credential and I think, wow, yeah, they’re paying me this time."
31 min
7
Emilio Nava on making the leap from the juniors...
"When I was playing juniors last year it was all Grand Slams and nice tournaments. Now it’s going to be that grind day in, day out, every week, so I’m looking forward to that."
22 min
8
Todd Martin on preserving and promoting the game
"My memories are about: conflict and how I resolved those conflicts on the court, off the court, relationships that I built, the fun times in the hotels messing around, and friendships that I didn’t enter into the business thinking that I would leave with."
36 min
9
Craig Acker on working out the top talent at th...
"I can never want it more than the athlete, like it starts and ends there."
28 min
10
Sam Crawford on getting back on court in 2020
"I was doing physical therapy and trying to get range of motion back in my knee, and that was probably one of the most painful things that I’ve been through. I was like, why am I doing this to myself?"
30 min
11
Fed Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi on leading Team USA
“The pros and the cons of having so many great American players is OK you have a great pool of players to pull from but you can’t take them all. And so I would say when people ask me what the toughest part of the job is, that is it."
29 min
12
Chris Eubanks on learning sophomore season less...
"At the end of the year you think back at some of the weeks that maybe you weren’t all there mentally...and you just squander some opportunities. It gets to you; it really, really gets to you. It's something you don’t really expect."
38 min
13
Paul Annacone on how belief can set the greats ...
"You better believe in what you're trying to do and the way that you’re trying to deliver it. Time and time again that philosophy has rung true in my mind because I’ve seen the greats do it."
37 min
14
Irina Falconi on making a comeback with a reset...
"I would put tennis in front of almost everything. Back in the day that was just that way it was. Now it’s like tennis is third, maybe fourth compared to everything else, happiness is the No. 1 thing."
30 min
15
Bob and Mike Bryan on retiring at the 2020 US Open
"I told Micaela the plans for retirement. She actually was crying and she was like, 'You can still go back, if you’re retired you can still come back and play, right?' I'm like, yeah, but it’s pretty final."
28 min
16
Pete Bodo on the past, present and future of te...
"What's a little bit sad now really is that there's pressure to produce a lot, there's the pressure to produce almost on a 24-hour cycle, if you fall into it, certainly during the majors."
36 min
17
Eddie Elliott on helping Lauren Davis return to...
"A lot of times it’s like I’m trying to live my best life—whether it’s working out, having a positive approach after matches, before matches, having a positive attitude at tournaments. Because that’s a big thing I feel on tour, your player feeds off of that type of energy."
26 min
18
Noah Rubin on finding happiness in the grind
"I got to my career-high ranking at about No. 120 in the world. Not a lot changed… I just didn’t feel, I say this line all the time, but I didn’t feel—even at that point where I was at my best—that tennis was conducive to happiness." 
36 min
19
Nick McCarvel on covering the sport in new ways
"It's just that sort of natural approach that I've always had and, yeah, it's taken some fine-tuning. For the most part, it's just breaking down that fourth wall and letting the viewer feel like they're there with you."
32 min
20
Jim Courier on making tennis better for everyone
"The business side has been something that I’ve been really educated in. I didn’t go to college, so for me it’s been a real learning curve and a real wonderful one to understand how the world of tennis actually operates."
42 min
21
Anne Worcester on becoming UTR's president
"The chance to use use 35 years on all sides of pro tennis—the player side, the tournament side, the sponsor side, my Virginia Slims days and then the governing body side—to make a difference and grow the sport, using technology, was just sort of the chance of a lifetime."
31 min
22
Craig Kardon on the coaching carousel
“That’s one of the things I learned right away is you have to be willing to go on the court every single day and get fired, and stick up for what you believe in."
32 min
23
Mary Carillo on acing the broadcasting world
"Say yes! If you can’t do it they’ll tap you on the shoulder and get you gone, but just say yes. Experience it and work hard and be curious and do your thing, say yes."
49 min
24
Sascha Bajin on working with Grand Slam champions
"Getting paid playing with Serena Williams on a daily basis, I don't care if it's in Palm Beach Gardens or a stadium, it doesn't get much than that."
30 min
25
Melanie Oudin on the 10-year anniversary of her...
"To have that kind of run, and people cheering for me, and the whole believe thing, and inspiring a lot of people: I couldn't have asked for anything more than that."
34 min
26
Caroline Dolehide on finding her way on tour
"Right now I'm just really thankful, not that I'm winning, but that I feel good because it was really rough six months at the beginning of the year. It's something that we all have to go through."
26 min
27
Former No. 1 Liezel Huber on reaching new heigh...
"For me it wasn't about reaching No. 1, but really that platform that I had to stand on to make a difference."
25 min
28
Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL B...
“We are the largest youth tennis and education nonprofit in the nation. That’s our daily work. Now the NYJTL Bronx Open is the ultimate aspirational event for our kids.”
31 min
29
Love Serving Autism founder Lisa Pugliese on ad...
"I kind of was stunned because I knew he enjoyed tennis, but I didn’t realize how much he loved it, and that was his way of expressing himself."
27 min
30
CiCi Bellis on enduring four surgeries and plan...
“Each one I was like, no, I’m not doing the surgery. I’m done with tennis. I’m not going to do this. I’m not going to put my body through this anymore. It’s just not worth it… But I ended up doing it."
31 min
31
Wrapping up Roland Garros 2019 and debating grass
TENNIS.com Podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi reflect on the fortnight, and look ahead to the grass season—which is already underway.
12 min
32
Debating Federer’s chances against Nadal at Rol...
Week 2 of Roland Garros has been highlighted by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer setting up their 39th career meeting in Friday’s semifinals.
14 min
33
Youth swagger rules Week 1 at Roland Garros
TENNIS.com podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi break down and react to some of the most exciting storylines.
15 min
34
Gigi Fernandez on transitioning to the real world
“Back then, 33 seemed like I was ancient. I did not know what I was going to do and it was a really difficult transition. I struggled a lot for a lot of years trying to do different things that were not in the tennis world."
28 min
35
WTT CEO Carlos Silva on innovating the game
“If you can’t make a little bit of noise, you’re going to be forgotten. I didn’t join WTT to be forgotten, I joined so that I could help take the 40+ years that it’s been around and now grow it into the next era."
18 min
36
Steve Weissman on getting into broadcasting
"If you can’t lift people up and help them and make others successful, then what are you? At the end of the day you need to pay it forward and try to help as much as possible."
28 min
37
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Entrep...
On this week’s episode of Beyond the Baseline, host Jon Wertheim talks with Washington Kastles owner, investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mark Ein. As a longtime fan and player of the sport, Ein discusses how he was introduced to tennis as a chi...
38 min
38
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — World ...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — World No. 3 Petra Kvitova on the 2019 Season
40 min
39
Jared Hiltzik explains the new ITF World Tennis...
“Last year towards the end of the season, I put myself in a good position. Had the changes not occurred I’d be close the Top 300 right now..."
25 min
40
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — David ...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — David Epstein on Roger vs. Tiger and Generalization vs. Specialization
52 min
41
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Felix ...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Felix Auger-Aliassime and Miami Open wrap-up
58 min
42
Charleston tournament director Bob Moran on Sou...
"That's what we hold our hat on: We've got to work a little bit hard than everyone else to be successful."
26 min
43
Shelby Rogers on her tour return in Charleston
“There’s no real moment where you’re 100 percent sure you’re ready to play again. You just kind of have to jump back in and go for it.”
25 min
44
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — James ...
After being named the Miami Open tournament director in January 2018, James Blake joins the Beyond the Baseline podcast to talk about the tournament’s move from Key Biscayne to its new location at the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins.
38 min
45
Judy Murray on building a legacy for Andy and J...
“You need to prepare for a legacy. You can’t just say, ‘Oh they stopped playing. We need a legacy.’”
49 min
46
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Checki...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Checking in from Indian Wells
30 min
47
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Kevin ...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Kevin Anderson on sustainability in tennis
43 min
48
Nicole Gibbs opens up about depression, motivat...
"For all of the trolling we get on social media, I find it fascinating how positive and supportive people are when you talk about mental health issues."
36 min
49
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Former...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Former Player, Daily Show Correspondent Michael Kosta
38 min
50
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Rowan ...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Rowan Ricardo Phillips on the Year in Tennis in 2017
51 min
51
From Team Stephens and now Team Puig, Othmane “...
"You’ve got their back, that goes both ways for a male or female tennis player. You have to earn their trust in the beginning."
26 min
52
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Pam Sh...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Pam Shriver's Proposal for the USTA
40 min
53
Bjorn Fratangelo on embracing the grind
"I just try to do as well as I can every week and make the most of what I can and can’t control. I’ve learned a lot over the past year with how things have kind of gone and where my faults were."
32 min
54
A look at the most memorable storylines from th...
TENNIS.com Podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi dissect the fortnight by pointing out the storylines that grabbed their attention.
25 min
55
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Martin...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Martin Blackman on the State of American Tennis
28 min
56
An in-depth chat with Madison Keys
"I have gotten to a point where if I don’t make make a quarter of a Slam or a tournament, it wasn’t good, and even then it’s still not great, it’s barely acceptable. So I’m pretty tough on myself."
32 min
57
Beyond the Baseline with Jon Wertheim — Chris E...
At the start of the 2019 season ahead of the Australian Open, Chris Evert joins the Beyond the Baseline podcast and gives an update on her own life, including what it was like to attend the funeral of George H.W.
55 min
58
Jarmere Jenkins on being part of Team Serena
"Being Serena—she doesn’t just wake up and she’s Serena. Every single day there's a purpose for the training, there’s an objective for the fitness—and she’s so much more than the tennis."
28 min
59
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Discus...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Discussing the 2019 ITF Transition Tour with Geoff Grant
54 min
60
Living legend Nick Bollettieri on his humble be...
“In order to do what I’ve done, you have to be a little crazy. You can’t listen to people that say you can’t do it.”
36 min
61
Sven Groeneveld on the art of coaching
"What kind of computer system am I running here—is it Apple or is it Microsoft? We need to speak the same language and the language of the player is more important than my language."
36 min
62
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Mike B...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Mike Bryan on Twin Brother Bob's Comeback, 2019 Season
46 min
63
Kent Kinnear on life in Lake Nona and the futur...
"Tennis has been unbelievable to me—I've had the opportunities to experience it at a lot of different levels and places."
26 min
64
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Mary C...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Mary Carillo Talks 2019, New Davis Cup
63 min
65
UTR’s Stephen Amritraj on the business side of...
"I think you’re essentially starting a business when you turn pro.”
31 min
66
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Jimmy ...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Jimmy Arias on Coaching Tennis's Next Generation
53 min
67
Danielle Lao on pro life from the perspective ...
"I told myself, Danielle, if you can make a Grand Slam qualifying [draw] you are totally overachieving in life."
37 min
68
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — What W...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — What We'll Remember from the 2018 Season
31 min
69
Alison Riske on taking part in the Fed Cup final
“In my experience, not even one week, it’s one match—if I’m able to get through that one match to give me the confidence back—honest to God, that’s usually all it takes to turn something around.”
38 min
70
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Taylor...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Taylor Fritz on Innovations in Tennis
24 min
71
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Reem A...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Reem Abulleil on Tennis in the Middle East
42 min
72
Defending points, ranking drops and on-court co...
Tennis giveth, and tennis taketh away. The end of the season is finally in sight, and with so many players defending—or losing—huge chunks of points.
27 min
73
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Mats W...
Current Eurosport commentator and seven-time Grand Slam champion Wilander joins the podcast to discuss various tennis storylines, including Novak Djokovic’s resurgence this season and the obstacles he faced over the last year; Roger Federer’s 2018 seas...
42 min
74
Wheelchair champion Gordon Reid on the growth o...
Grand Slam champion Gordon Reid joins the podcast to talk about his career and the growth of wheelchair tennis.
31 min
75
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — WTA CE...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — WTA CEO Steve Simon
37 min
76
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Discus...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Discussing the Fall Season's Top Storylines
32 min
77
Kevin Anderson on Laver Cup, college tennis and...
The podcast's Nina Pantic caught up with world No. 9 in Chicago.
28 min
78
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Paul A...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Paul Annacone on Laver Cup 2018
48 min
79
Rod Laver on who he thinks the GOAT is
It's not every day you get to speak with one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
25 min
80
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Canadi...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Canadian Doubles Specialist Daniel Nestor
40 min
81
Former world No. 8 Mark Philippoussis on the ne...
He gives his thoughts on life after tennis, his latest work with the clothing company Jacques, playing Roger Federer and more.
49 min
82
Bethanie Mattek-Sands on completing her comebac...
The 33-year-old talks about her philosophies on dealing with injuries, how she stays positive, her relationship with Wimbledon, how long she sees herself playing and more.
28 min
83
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Serena...
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim — Serena Williams, umpire Carlos Ramos and the 2018 US Open women's final
20 min
84
Daniela Hantuchova on life after a successful o...
"It's beautiful when you close one door how many new ones open up."
22 min
85
Andy Roddick on playing in New York as a home f...
The Hall of Famer also shares his opinion on the new Fan Voting initiative for the Class of '19.
24 min
86
New mom Olga Govortsova on her return to the tour
"Before everybody was traveling with puppies, now everybody is traveling with babies." Nina and Irina introduce their first guest, former world No. 35 Olga Govortsova.
24 min
87
Debunking the pressroom, Tsitsipas’ rise and US...
A lot goes on behind the scenes to get the story or video you're seeing after a match, so Nina and Irina break it all down from a reporter and player's perspective.
29 min
88
Montreal, Andy Murray’s emotions and sibling ri...
Rain in Washington forced six women to withdraw from Montreal—Is there a solution for that sort of chaos?
27 min
89
Drug tests, ranking anxiety and juggling mother...
What's it like to be drug tested on the WTA Tour? Ranking is everything, but what happens when you obsess over it too much?
24 min
90
Taylor Swift, huge paychecks and college choices
What do Taylor Swift and World Team Tennis have in common? Was college tennis the right choice? Irina and Nina talk all things tennis.
29 min
91
An inside look at Wimbledon 2018
What's it like to play on Centre Court against Kerber? Why aren't there more grass events? Are children the key to longevity? Irina and Nina dive into those questions and a lot more after a wild Wimbledon 2018.
29 min
92
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Nick Bo...
Wertheim and Bollettieri talk ahead of the premiere of the Showtime documentary, Love Means Zero, which focuses on Bollettieri's life and features interviews with his former students.
44 min
93
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Chanda ...
Just a few days after the French Open, host Jon Wertheim wraps up the tournament and discusses recent headlines with Chanda Rubin.
44 min
94
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Rennae ...
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Rennae Stubbs about the WTA tour and she shares insight on Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and more.
37 min
95
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Werthiem: Rising ...
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Danielle Collins, who has surged into the top 50 in the WTA rankings.​
39 min
96
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Chris N...
On this episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Chris Nashawaty, a movie critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the new book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story.
39 min
97
Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Jake El...
Tennis player and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott joins the podcast fresh off his Super Bowl LII championship.
35 min
98
Beyond the Baseline with John Wertheim: Wrappin...
Host Jon Wertheim talks with SI.com tennis editor Jamie Lisanti about the 2018 Australian Open and the implications the results will have on the coming weeks of tennis.
41 min
99
Beyond the Baseline with Jon Wertheim: Mary Car...
On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA
62 min
100
Pre-U.S. Open Potpourri
Steve Tignor has covered plenty of ground over the last week. On the TENNIS.com Podcast, we dig into each of his posts in greater detail.
35 min