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German Pro Tennis Player Yannick Hanfmann

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by German professional tennis player and former USC standout Yannick Hanfmann. The two discuss Hanfmann's professional career, how he was introduced to American college tennis, his time at USC (including winning an NCAA title alongside Steve Johnson), and much more! As always, the opinions in this podcast are our own, and we are happy to debate them with anyone kind enough to listen to or comment on our show....


UCLA's Gage Brymer

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, recent UCLA tennis graduate Gage Brymer joins Host Max Rothman following a win at the The Open Championships in Thousand Oaks, California. They discuss Gage’s come back from a scary injury, his pro aspirations, and his thoughts on coaching during match play. Stay tuned to the end to get Gage’s thoughts on some controversial tennis moments from the 2018 US Open, as well as his unfiltered answers to our classic rapid fire segment. This...


CR Live: Georgia Coach Manny Diaz on US Open Final

During the CR Live 2018 US Open Men's Final Broadcast, Georgia Head Coach Manny Diaz joined by phone to discuss coaching on the pro tour, the heat at the US Open, and much more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


CR Live: Interview with Butler Coach Daniel Pollock

Butler Men's Tennis Head coach Daniel Pollock joined the CR Live US Open Finals Watch Party to discuss his successful run as an assistant coach at Utah, the outlook for his 2018-19 Butler team, whether coaching should be allowed on pro tour, and more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


CR Live: ATP Board Member and Former Coach Roger Rasheed

To end the CR Live broadcast of the US Open Men's Final Watch Party, current ATP Board Member Roger Rasheed hopped on the call line. Rasheed is a Lacoste Ambassador, former professional doubles player, and grand slam coach of Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Grigor Dimitrov. Rasheed and the CR team discussed the resurgence of Novak Djokovic, Rasheed's vision for the future of the ATP, the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation, and more! Rasheed even tells a great story about...


CR Live: American Tennis Player Jared Donaldson (World #90)

American tennis player (World #90) Jared Donaldson joined the 2018 CR Live US Open Final Watch Party via phone to discuss his thoughts on the men's final, what its like competing against the rest of the #NextGen players, thoughts on his 2018 season, and more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


CR Live: TCU Head Coach David Roditi

TCU's Men's Tennis Head Coach David Roditi joined the 2018 CR Live US Open Final Watch Party via phone to discuss the problem with the heat during the US Open, his outlook for his team's 2019 season, how TCU alumni Cameron Norrie's professional success has helped the confidence of his program and current players, and one of his best cracked racquet stories. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


Notre Dame Head Coach Ryan Sachire

Notre Dame Men's Tennis Head Coach Ryan Sachire joined the 2018 CR Live US Open Final Watch Party via phone to discuss his team's hopes to make a big jump this year, the benefits of being in the ACC, his opinion on whether coaching should be allowed on the pro tour, and if college tennis is a viable path to pro development. This segment was hosted by Alex Gruskin and Alex Gornet. Stay tuned for more exclusive content from the CR Live Exclusive Watch Party! This podcast is powered by...


Buckeye Tennis Stars and Siblings Danielle and JJ Wolf

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, Ohio State tennis players Danielle and JJ Wolf join Hosts Alex Gruskin and Dalton Thieneman to discuss their young tennis careers. They talk about growing up around the game together, how their sibling rivalry positively benefited each of their developments, their love of Ohio State tennis, and what they expect from the program in 2019. They also speculate about the strengths and flaws in each others game, and share some hilarious stories...


UNC All-American and World #485 Ronnie Schneider

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, former UNC men’s tennis All-American and current world #485 Ronnie Schneider joins Hosts Alex Gruskin and Dalton Thieneman to discuss his journey in the game of tennis. Ronnie talks about his start in the game, preparing for college tennis, the joy he experiences playing team tennis, the difficulties of life on the Futures and Challenger Circuits, and his transition to college coaching. He also gives his thoughts on the latest season of The...


Georgia Head Coach Manny Diaz

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, University of Georgia Men’s Tennis Coach Manuel Diaz joins hosts Alex Gruskin and Dalton Thieneman to discuss his illustrious career in college tennis. The guys ask Coach Diaz about his own playing career at Georgia, talk about his transition from player to coach, and debate the best Georgia teams of Coach Diaz’s tenure. They also discuss the scoring changes in college tennis and how college tennis can be used as a developmental tool for...


Boys' 18s Kalamazoo Champion Jenson Brooksby

The 2018 USTA Boys' 18s National Champion Jenson Brooksby stops by the podcast to discuss winning the gold ball at Kalamazoo, his expectations for playing at the US Open in a wild card spot, and how he's looking forward to next year at TCU. Congratulations to Brooksby on the huge win! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


Creator of "Road Beers" Video Series Beau Treyz

Cracked Racquets is excited to announce a brand new partnership with Beau Treyz, creator of the "Road Beers" video series interviewing athelete across the globe. Treyz, who formerly played at the University of Nebraska, is currently competing on the professional tennis tour. In his down time, he decided to begin interviewing the players he is around in order to shed light onto the grind of the futures/challenger circuits, and to tell stories that the more main stream media weren't paying...


Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic Tournament Director Kyle Ross

Kyle Ross, Tournament Director of the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic, sat down with host Alex Gruskin to discuss this year's tournament being held in Stowe, VT. Kyle breaks down why this tournament is so unique, talks about some of the players announced for this year's field, and explains why even in its second year the tournament is already situated to be a perfect option for players warming up for the US Open. Check out their website for more information about the tournament and how to get...


Dartmouth Head Coach Chris Drake

On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by super producer Max Fliegner to interview Max’s former coach at Dartmouth College, Chris Drake. As a former ATP top 100 doubles player and current college coach, Drake brings a wealth of knowledge about the game that he was quite happy to share with us throughout this interview. As such, the guys delve into Coach Drake’s illustrious playing career, ask him to offer advice for juniors just starting their college...


Bonus: Breaking Down Wimbledon Day 1

With Wimbledon dominating the tennis world for the next two weeks, we didn't want to leave you without anything to listen to! Throughout the tournament, current Cracked Interviews host Alex Gruskin will be bringing various guests onto his other podcast (The Great Shot Podcast) to discuss the biggest storylines from each day. We will post a few of those episodes in the Cracked Interviews feed as bonus content for you to enjoy. If you'd like to hear more, subscribe to the Great Shot Podcast...


Ohio State Head Coach Ty Tucker (Pt. 2)

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...


Ohio State Head Coach Ty Tucker (Pt. 1)

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! Make sure to check out Part 2 of the podcast (available in the...


2018 NCAA Team and Singles Champion Petros Chrysochos

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...


Brazilian Tennis Player Karue Sell

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...