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Ohio State Head Coach Ty Tucker (Pt. 2)

6/17/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin finishes his conversation with Ohio State Men’s Tennis Head Coach Ty Tucker. Coach Tucker recaps basically the entire 2017-18 season from his photographic memory, going into detail on the ups and downs of the regular season and giving some amazing insights into the strategy behind their NCAA run to the team finals. Coach also shares many of his favorite matches and memories from his career at Ohio State, and discusses...

Duration:00:55:04

Ohio State Head Coach Ty Tucker (Pt. 1)

6/14/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by Ohio State Men's Tennis Head Coach Ty Tucker. The Buckeyes ended the season with a 34-3 record, losing in the finals of the NCAA tournament to Wake Forest. Gruskin and Coach Tucker discuss how he got into the sport of tennis, building a fence around Ohio when recruiting, how his coaching philosophies have evolved over the years, and much more! This is a two-part episode, so stay tuned tomorrow to hear coach...

Duration:00:48:57

2018 NCAA Team and Singles Champion Petros Chrysochos

6/12/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is once again joined by Wake Forest junior Petros Chrysochos to breakdown Petros’s stellar two-week run through the NCAA team and singles tournaments. The guys discuss the difficulties of playing nine-straight days of high-level tennis, the thrill of winning Wake Forest’s first national titles at home, the team’s celebratory festivities, playing a teammate in the singles final, summer plans, and making the decision about...

Duration:01:00:18

Brazilian Tennis Player Karue Sell

5/30/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by former UCLA Men’s Tennis player and current world #396 Karue Sell to explore the many happenings in the world of tennis. Gruskin and Sell debate what really happened at the end of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship, what rule changes are needed to improve college tennis, how glamorous life on the pro tour really is, and reminisce about Karue’s favorite moments playing college tennis. They also discuss...

Duration:01:21:26

Michigan State Assistant Coach Harry Jadun

5/24/2018
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On this episode of Cracked Interviews, host Alex Gruskin is joined by Michigan State Assistant Coach Harry Jadun. Jadun discusses growing up in Michigan high school tennis, choosing to walk on to MSU’s team (including a walk-on tournament for a roster spot), finally breaking into MSU’s lineup, his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, being the clinching match the same week his mother passed away, and how he has transitioned into a coaching career. Please note that the last 15 minutes of this...

Duration:00:57:20

Wake Forest All-American Junior Petros Chrysochos

5/9/2018
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On this episode of Cracked Interviews, Wake Forest junior All-American Petros Chrysochos joins co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Alex Araiza to discuss growing up in Cyprus, playing Davis Cup with Marcos Baghdatis, being recruited to Wake Forest, how this year's team is preparing for the NCAA tournament deferently than in years past, and how he loves college tennis so much that there's no way he would leave a year early to go pro. This week's episode is sponored by Cross Court Threads. Sign up...

Duration:00:53:38

All-American and NCAA Finalist Mikael Torpegaard

4/27/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, Ohio State Standout Mikael Torpegaard joins the podcast as the Buckeyes enter the the postseason as one of the hottest teams in the country to discuss his decorated collegiate career, NCAA tournament expectations, playing Rafael Nadal on his home court in Denmark for Davis Cup, winning his first Challenger title in Columbus, Coach Ty Tucker's affinity for sweatpants, gives a detailed geography lesson to Dalton, gives us the inside scoop on his death...

Duration:01:06:37

American Tennis Player Denis Kudla

4/24/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, World No. 117 Denis Kudla joins the podcast to discuss his five-set thriller with Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open earlier this year, growing up training at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland, navigating the Metro to and from practice at 13 years old, rocking a Lacoste polo and backwards hat on court, reminiscing about the annual ugly Christmas sweater party in Saddlebrook and Washington Wizards Eastern Conference title...

Duration:00:47:33

World No. 124 Tim Smyzcek

4/13/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, World No. 124 Tim Smyzcek joins the podcast to discuss his great finish to the 2017 season including winning the Charlottesville and Champaign Challengers, the exciting news that his wife, Ana, is expecting their first child later this Summer, what it takes to qualify for the ATP player pension program, Rafael Nadal's "gift" to him, fishing with former doubles partner Rhyne Williams, the best and worst American golfers on the ATP tour, and life after...

Duration:00:08:56

3X UVA National Champion JC Aragone

4/5/2018
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On this edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, three time national champion and World No. 367 JC Aragone joins to share the raw emotion of winning his first title on the pro tour, reminisces on the UVA dynasty, playing for legenday coach Brian Boland, qualifying for the main draw of the US Open, the story beind the name "JC", interning at JP Morgan in NYC, and much more. This week's podcast is brought to you by [Cross Court Threads] (www.crosscourtthreads.com). This podcast is...

Duration:00:55:56

Oklahoma Commit and Blue Chip Senior Mason Beiler

3/28/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, Oklahoma commit and Blue Chip senior Mason Beiler joins the podcast to share why he chose Oklahoma, college recruiting experiences including his official visit to Norman, why he will miss junior tennis, and his expectations for the Sooners when he joins them this Fall. This week's podcast is sponsored by the 2018 Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic tournament. For more information, check out their website: https://www.stowetennis.com This podcast is...

Duration:00:27:47

Former TCU Standout and World No. 111 Cameron Norrie

3/15/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, former TCU standout and world No. 111 Cam Norrie joins the podcast to share some stories about growing up in New Zealand, spending some time at co-host Alex Gruskin’s old stomping grounds while on a recruiting visit at Michigan, his experience as the top-ranked college player at TCU, winning his debut Davis Cup match against Spain, and his expectations for 2018 on the ATP tour. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:41:07

19-year-old American Caroline Dolehide

3/14/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, Next Gen American and world No. 165 Caroline Dolehide joins the podcast to share her successful run at Indian Wells, going toe-to-toe with world No. 1 Simona Halep, debating Gruskin on the merits of no-ad scoring, coming from a tennis family, Adidas v. Nike, and expectations for 2018. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:35:44

Jackson Bridge Tennis Academy

3/13/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, Jackson Bridge Academy Founders and Co-Directors Mitch Bridge and Kevin Jackson join the podcast to share the genesis behind their elite full-time tennis academy based out of the premier Los Cab Sports Village in Southern California, maximizing tennis development through their CEO mentality, settle the ongoing Chipotle v. Qdoba debate, and shed some light onto what it’s like flying first class to Dubai. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:42:24

2017 NCAA Singles Champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski on UVA’s Dynasty

2/28/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, 2017 NCAA Men’s Singles Champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski joins the podcast to discuss the winning culture former UVA Coach Brian Boland developed, capping his collegiate career off with the trifecta of an ITA Indoor National Championship, NCAA Team Championship, and the NCAA Single’s title, and the transition to the professional tour. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:45:25

American Mackenzie McDonald

2/22/2018
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On this edition of Cracked Interviews, World No. 144 and American rising star Mackie McDonald joins the podcast to talk about his breakthrough performance at the Australian Open, meeting Will Ferrel, his week-long trip to Zurich, Switzerland with Roger Federer, PowerBar plant protein bars, reminiscing on winning the NCAA singles and doubles titles at UCLA, and expectations for the 2018 season and beyond. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:44:27

Notre Dame Commit and Blue Chip Senior Axel Nefve

2/20/2018
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Notre Dame commit Axel Nefve joins the pod to discuss being born in Paris, France near Roland Garros, winning the 2017 gold ball at 18’s Clay Court Nationals, his rigorous training schedule, and to give college recruiting advice to up-and-coming juniors. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:24:50

Blue Chip Junior Jenson Brooksby

2/16/2018
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Jenson joins the pod to discuss his journey to collecting two silver balls at the 16’s Clay Court Nationals and Kalamazoo Hard Court Nationals, training at JMG tennis Academy in Northern California, balancing tennis and school, the college recruitment process, and his knack for playing classical music on the piano. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:24:26

American Tennis Player Tommy Paul

1/10/2018
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Tommy joins the pod to discuss reaching 151 in the world in 2017, slim margins of error on tour, his personal goals and predictions for 2018, the Eagles chances of winning the Super Bowl without Carson Wentz, and sheds some light into he and Reilly Opelka’s favorite saying “sending it.”

Duration:00:39:19

Bonus: Cross-Court Chronicles by Cracked Racquets Trailer

12/22/2017
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From the creators of Cracked Interviews and the Great Shot Podcast, Cracked Racquets presents “Cross Court Chronicles”, a brand new audio documentary series that takes a closer at some of tennis’ most profound stories. Each episode will highlight a single story, told and developed in detail by some of our contributors. Stories like the dominance of tennis’ Big Four, the storied rivalry between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, or rise of Brian Bowen’s dynasty at the University of...

Duration:00:03:22