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Great Shot Podcast: Debating NextGen Potential with Ben Rothenberg, Part 1

12/6/2018
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Welcome to...A NextGen edition of Hey, Great Shot!! Host Alex Gruskin is joined by Cracked Racquets Founder Dalton Thieneman and NY Times Writer Ben Rothenberg to break down all of the NextGen players currently on tour. In this first of two episodes, the guys discuss their first two tiers of NextGen players. They get into the upsides of Zverev, Khachanov, and Tsitsipas, as well as an in depth discussion about the potential of Reilly Opelka. They even get into a good debate about whether...

Duration:00:53:07

Notre Dame Head Coach Ryan Sachire

12/4/2018
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On this edition of the Cracked Interviews podcast, hosts Alex Gruskin and Dalton Thieneman are joined by the head coach of the Notre Dame Men's Tennis Team Ryan Sachire. Sachire breaks down his 2019 team, discusses how he ended up choosing to play at Notre Dame despite hating them as a kid, the difficulties of scouting the best talent, and much more! This week's sponsor: First Break Tennis Academy. Check out their website (www.LATennisBash.com) for more details on their December 8th...

Duration:00:46:54

Oklahoma NCAA Doubles Champion & 2X Team-Finalist Spencer Papa

11/30/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by Oklahoma's NCAA Doubles Champion and two-time Team Finalist Spencer Papa. The two discuss Papa's recovery from an ACL injury, his choice to become a Sooner, playing in the NCAA finals as a freshman, and the outlook for the 2019 Sooner's squad. This week's sponsor: First Break Tennis Academy. Check out their website (www.LATennisBash.com) for more details on their December 8th star-studded event. This...

Duration:00:37:13

Oklahoma Men's Head Coach Nick Crowell

11/21/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by the University of Oklahoma Men's Tennis Head Coach Nick Crowell. The two discuss Crowell's decision to play college tennis at Texas, taking the job at Oklahoma, his techniques for bringing the best out of his team, expectations for the 2019 spring season, and much more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:45:35

Oklahoma Women's Head Coach Audra Cohen

11/19/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by the University of Oklahoma Women's Tennis Head Coach Audra Cohen. The two discuss the nuances of recruiting in the age of social media, how to form a cohesive team in such an individual sport, how to build a culture of winning, and much more! This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:52:40

Former USC Phenom Raymond Sarmiento

11/12/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, former USC phenom Raymond Sarmiento joins Host Max Rothman at his home in Downtown Los Angeles. Since the two shared the same tennis coach they start with a brief discussion of Ray’s junior days, his professional career and aspirations, and of course his incredible USC experience. Rothman does his own rendition of Alex’s trivia and ends with a Cracked Interviews classic, the rapid fire segment. Tune in for some juicy details into arguably...

Duration:00:08:01

Tennis Takes Co-Founder Maxx Lipman

11/7/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, hosts Alex Gruskin and Dalton Thieneman are joined by one of the co-founders of Tennis Takes Maxx Lipman, an up and coming tennis media company. The three discuss Maxx's time playing college tennis at the University of Florida, where the idea for Tennis Takes came from, and why there is such a need in tennis media for sites like Cracked Racquets and Tennis Takes. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:31:25

David English of the RTL Tennis Championship & Charity

11/2/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews podcast, host Max Rothman is joined by David English of the Refuse to Lose Tennis Championships and Charity. This year marks the 6th annual Refuse to Lose Tennis Championships, inspired by Marshall Sample's courageous battle with cancer. Featuring a round robin and pro-am tennis event, the RTL night is the premier tennis charity event in Louisville, Kentucky. Individuals are able to bid on teams for a chance to win prizes, with all proceeds going...

Duration:00:15:18

Ohio State Commits Robert Cash & JJ Mercer

10/30/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, host Alex Gruskin is joined by blue chip seniors and recent Ohio State commits Robert Cash and JJ Mercer. The doubles teammates discuss their decision to commit together to the Buckeyes, what they are doing to prepare for college tennis, and what it is about Ohio State that makes it the right fit. The podcast ends with a game of "Do You Know Your Partner?", where Gruskin grills the duo on each other's likes and tendencies. As always,...

Duration:00:35:08

Coach Marc Lucero

10/23/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Dalton Thieneman are joined by Coach Marc Lucero, who is currently working with American tennis player Shelby Rogers. The three discuss possible changes to coaching rules on the WTA and ATP tours, what it takes to coach up juniors to become elite players, the benefits of possible scoring format changes, and more. They even dive into which fast-casual restaurants serve the best burritos! As always, the opinions...

Duration:01:00:22

Cameron Mofid Founder of Legends United Foundation

10/19/2018
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On this episode of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, co-hosts Alex Gruskin and Max Rothman are joined by Cameron Mofid, the Founder of the Legends United Foundation and close advisor to the Nick Kyrgios Foundation. The three discuss the Mofid’s tennis background, the genesis of Legends United, relationship with Nick Kyrgios and the NK Foundation, 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...

Duration:00:26:57

Gonzaga Senior and 2018 ITA All-American Champion Sophie Whittle

10/17/2018
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Gonzaga senior and 2018 ITA All-American Champion Sophie Whittle joins host Alex Gruskin on the Cracked Interviews Podcast. The two discuss Sophie's choice to play for Gonzaga, the difficulties of transitioning from junior tennis to college, Whittle's many school records set during her career, and winning Gonzaga's first ever ITA All-American Championship. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:46:35

German Pro Tennis Player Yannick Hanfmann

10/15/2018
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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....

Duration:01:15:07

UCLA's Gage Brymer

10/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:27

CR Live: Georgia Coach Manny Diaz on US Open Final

9/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:05

CR Live: Interview with Butler Coach Daniel Pollock

9/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:07

CR Live: ATP Board Member and Former Coach Roger Rasheed

9/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:06

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

9/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:27

CR Live: TCU Head Coach David Roditi

9/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:45

Notre Dame Head Coach Ryan Sachire

9/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:46