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American Professional Jared Hiltzik

Welcome back Cracked fans to another edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast. On today’s episode, former University of Illinois All-American and current ATP #381 Jared Hiltzik joins Host Alex Gruskin to discuss his relationship with the game of tennis. The guys start by discussing how Jared got involved with the sport, and how having a younger brother who also excelled helped facilitate his own development. Jared also shares how his relationships with coaches Billy Heiser and Brad Dancer...


World Team Tennis CEO Carlos Silva

Welcome back Cracked fans to another edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast. On today’s episode, WTT CEO Carlos Silva joins host Alex Gruskin to share the latest developments in World Team Tennis. Carlos discusses the organization’s new broadcasting agreement with CBS Sports Network, and shares why he thinks that agreement will help raise the WTT’s profile moving forward. He also explains why the league’s recent expansion into Orlando and Las Vegas is just the beginning of the league’s...


Hurricane Tyra Black & Savannah Broadus Live from 2019 Easter Bowl

Welcome to a special two-part episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast! As the official podcast sponsor of the 2019 Easter Bowl, host Alex Gruskin was able to catch up with two of the top players from the Girls 18's draw. First on the pod is Hurricane Tyra Black (2:35), the top overall seed of the Girls 18's bracket. Black, an 18-year-old American professional, has appeared in five junior grand slam tournaments. She is currently ranked #940 in the WTA and #13 in the world-junior ITF...


Introducing "What the Deuce" Podcast

"What the Deuce" is a weekly tennis podcast covering the lighter sides of the sport. Whether it's tennis rumors, funny anecdotes, uncomfortable would-you-rathers, tweets by Brad Gilbert, or any other topic under the sun, WTD is the place to kick back and listen to all the latest from the tennis world! Listeners can actually participate in the podcast by leaving their own stories/topics/thoughts on a google voicemail that may be used on future episodes. The phone line is open day and night:...


USTA Pro Circuit Play-by-Play Announcer Mike Cation

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, USTA Pro Circuit Play-by-Play announcer Mike Cation joins host Alex Gruskin to talk about his career in tennis broadcasting. Mike discusses his lifelong relationship with the game, how his broadcasting career got started, and some of the less glamorous aspects of his job. He elaborates on how he’s been able to build relationships with players, and describes the steps he takes when preparing to call a match. Mike also shares his thoughts on...


UVA All-American and 3X National Champion Luca Corinteli

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, former University of Virginia All-American Luca Corinteli joins host Alex Gruskin to chat about his tennis career and some of the other top storylines in tennis. The two talk about Luca’s flirtation with judo, the joys and pitfalls of traveling for tennis, and the college recruiting process. They also reflect on Luca’s prolific run at Virginia. They discuss the thrills and difficulties that come with defending a national title, and...


American Professional and Former UCLA National Champion Marcos Giron

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by American professional tennis player and former UCLA Bruins Marcos Giron, live from the 2019 Cleveland Open. The two discuss playing junior tennis in California, his time at UCLA, winning a singles national championship for the Bruins, life on the ATP tour, coming back from injury, and more! Congratulations to Marcos on qualifying for the 2019 Indian Wells Masters event this week! This podcast is powered by...


The Mini-Break: Medvedev, Opelka, & Twitter Tuesday

Today on The Mini-Break, host Max Rothman is joined by Alex Gruskin to discuss Daniil Medvedev’s results at the Sofia Open, Reilly Opelka’s title at the New York Open, FAA’s finals run at the Rio ATP 500, and they begin a new weekly segment they call “Twitter Tuesday”. Subscribe and review today on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere you get your podcast. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


Welcome to The Mini-Break

The constant churn of the tennis world can overwhelm even the most dedicated of tennis fans. With so many matches occurring at the Juniors, College, Futures, Challengers, and ATP/WTA levels every day, keeping track of the sport’s biggest storylines becomes a near impossible task. It’s easy to focus on one Grand Slam, but juggling 10 tournaments at once?!?! That’s a little bit more challenging. To help combat this problem, our team at Cracked Racquets is proud to introduce our newest Daily...


3X UNC All-American and ATP #107 Brayden Schnur

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, three-time UNC All-American and current ATP #107 Brayden Schnur joins host Max Rothman fresh off his run to the 2019 New York Open Finals. The two discuss Brayden’s recent success on the ATP tour, what swayed him to choose to attend UNC for college, funny stories from his time at UNC and even his obsession with Avril Lavigne when he was younger! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


American Professional Tennis Player Kennedy Shaffer

On this episode at the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by American profesional tennis player and University of Georgia alumni Kennedy Shaffer. The two talked about her time at Georgia, life on the pro tour, no-ad vs ad scoring, transition tour rules, and more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


Ohio State Head Coach Ty Tucker on 2019 Indoors National Championship

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, Ohio State Head Coach Ty Tucker joins host Alex Gruskin to discuss their 2019 ITA Team Indoors National Championship. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


2019 Cleveland Open Champion Maxime Cressy

Host Alex Gruskin sat down with the 2019 ATP 90 Cleveland Open Champion and current UCLA Bruins Captain Maxime Cressy. As a qualifier, Cressy won seven matches in seven days. He faced unseeded Mikael Torpegaard in the final, who was also playing for his first challenger title. In an extremely tight match, Cressy was able to fight off two match points in the second set tiebreaker to defeat Torpegaard 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 6-3. For more tennis news follow Cracked Racquets: Facebook:...


Bonus: Eric Hubbs of Barstool Sports Joins GSP

Welcome to…. Hey, Great Shot!! On this episode, Barstool Sports blogger and Host of the Short Porch Podcast Eric Hubbs joins hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman to talk about the 2019 Australian Open. The guys offer their thoughts on the runs of Frances Tiafoe and Amanda Anisimova, and discuss the dominance of Novak Djokovic, Petra Kvitova, and Rafael Nadal. They also debate some of the best bets of the 2019 season, play a game of Great Shot Podcast trivia, and end by asking Hubbs a series...


Baylor Head Coach Brian Boland

Welcome back to another edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast. On today’s episode, Host Alex Gruskin gets the chance to speak with Baylor Men’s Tennis Head Coach Brian Boland about his much anticipated return to college tennis. The two discuss Coach Boland’s start with the game, how Coach Boland has managed to succeed at each of his stops along the way, and why he felt that Baylor would be the perfect place for him to resume his college coaching career. They also talk about Coach...


University of Oregon Senior Thomas Laurent

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UTR's Head of Tennis Stephen Amritraj

Max Rothman sat down with UTR's Head of Tennis Stephen Amritraj at the conclusion of the UTR hosted California Championship. The two discussed how the tournament came together, who is the G.O.A.T. of tennis, favorite NBA team, and much more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


Katherine Brown of "Just Bein’ Honest" Podcast

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Dalton Thieneman is joined by the founder and host of the Just Bein’ Honest Podcast Katherine Brown (KB). The two dig into the importance of nutritional and fitness awareness specifically how tennis players should attack training recovery, address grocery shopping on the road, holistic snack options before and after matchplay, best smoothie concoctions, the power of optimism, and why adding a brief morning meditation to your routine...


Wake Forest Head Coach Tony Bresky

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by the head coach of the Wake Forest Men's Tennis program Tony Bresky. Bresky discusses his coaching career, last year's run to the NCAA Team title, building a successful culture and more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


Sam Querrey Live From California Championships

Cracked Racquets' Max Rothman caught up with Sam Querrey at the $30,000 Men’s California Championships, held at the Jack Kramer Club. Querrey defeated Thomas Laurent in the finals. The two get a quick rapid fire in with topics that ranged from favorite NBA team, who Sam loves/hates to play against, 2019 goals, and even a quick Chipotle and Qdoba debate. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.