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Beyond The Baseline: SI's Tennis Podcast with Jon Wertheim

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The premiere Tennis podcast, featuring incredible guests and spot on analysis by the one and only Jon Wertheim.

The premiere Tennis podcast, featuring incredible guests and spot on analysis by the one and only Jon Wertheim.

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United States

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The premiere Tennis podcast, featuring incredible guests and spot on analysis by the one and only Jon Wertheim.

Twitter:

@SInow

Language:

English


Episodes

20-Year-Old American Jenson Brooksby

4/30/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with 20-year-old American Jenson Brooksby. After not playing a match in 2020, Brooksby has won three Challenger titles so far in 2021 and he talks about his recent success, his rise in the rankings from outside the top 300 to No. 166 and much more. Wertheim and Brooksby also discuss what it is like to play at the Challenger level, his training, his goals for the rest of year and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:25:53

Clay Season Check-In

4/22/2021
On this week's episode, as the tennis calendar turns to the clay season, host Jon Wertheim and senior editor Jamie Lisanti discuss the trending topics, recent results and upcoming tournaments, including the early losses from Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo and what it means for the upcoming French Open; the WTA results in Charleston, including winner Astra Sharma; how long layoffs and adjusted schedules are impacting player performances; and much more. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:26:21

ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi

4/15/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi in a wide-ranging conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the proposed merger with women's tennis; how the ATP can become a bigger player in the media space; Gaudenzi's experience as a tennis player and how he made the transition to business; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:14

Michael Chang

4/8/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim is joined by Michael Chang to discuss the tour's transition to clay, including the upcoming French Open; how he fared with Zoom coaching during the pandemic and how he's working with Kei Nishikori currently; how he spent his time during the coronavirus lockdown; and more. Wertheim and Chang also discuss the surge of anti-Asian violence in the U.S. and Chang's experience with racism over the course of his career. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:36:19

Miami Open 2021 Top Storylines

4/1/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with senior editor Jamie Lisanti about the latest headlines and hot topics from the Miami Open. Wertheim and Lisanti talk about the results through the quarterfinals of the tournament, including Naomi Osaka's loss and Daniil Medvedev's exit; the impact of the absence of Serena Williams and the Big Three; the tournament's prize money decrease and lack of fans; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:30:41

ATP World No. 25 Casper Ruud

3/18/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Norwegian tennis player and ATP World No. 25 Casper Ruud. From a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, the 22-year-old Ruud talks with Wertheim about his rise in the rankings over the past year; his thoughts on tennis, COVID-19 and the vaccine; his home country of Norway; his time spent training in Mallorca with Rafael Nadal; the Big Three; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:48

USTA CEO and Executive Director Mike Dowse

3/11/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with USTA CEO and executive director Mike Dowse about his experience in his role during the COVID-19 pandemic; the rise of tennis participation rates in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus and social-distancing measures; how the USTA is looking to build on that; how the pros can help spur more participation among young athletes; the 2020 U.S. Open; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:32

Wrapping Up the 2021 Australian Open

2/25/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim with senior editor Jamie Lisanti about the 2021 Australian results and the upcoming tournaments on the tennis calendar. Wertheim and Lisanti discuss Novak Djokovic's ninth Australian Open title; the extended dominance of the Big Three; Daniil Medvedev's comments after the final; Naomi Osaka's win over Jennifer Brady and her future; the upcoming Miami Open and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:37:24

2021 Australian Open: Week Two Updates

2/18/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with senior editor Jamie Lisanti about the top storylines from the second week of play at the 2021 Australian Open, as the tournament rounds the corner into the final weekend. Wertheim and Lisanti discuss Naomi Osaka's commanding win over Serena Williams in the semifinals; the possible options for Serena's future; Osaka's rise and unique traits that make her so dominant; Rafael Nadal's loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals; American...

Duration:00:29:42

Top Storylines from the 2021 Australian Open

2/12/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with senior editor Jamie Lisanti after the first week of play at the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne. Reporting from the Tennis Channel headquarters in California, Wertheim talks with Lisanti about the early upsets, including defending champion Sofia Kenin's second-round exit; Novak Djokovic's five-set win over Taylor Fritz and the potential impact of his apparent injury; Serena Williams' chase for major title No. 24; the tournament's recent...

Duration:00:35:53

Previewing the 2021 Australian Open with Chanda Rubin

2/5/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former player and current Tennis Channel commentator Chanda Rubin. Ahead of the delayed release of the 2021 Australian Open draws, Wertheim and Rubin preview the tournament, discussing the top seeds and dark horses; predictions for the men's and women's champions; the impact of COVID-19; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:40:34

Renée Richards

1/28/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former tennis player, eye doctor and transgender pioneer, Renée Richards. Wertheim and Richards discuss her forthcoming book about her medical practice and healthcare in the 21st century; her current relationship with tennis and golf and how often she still plays, at age 86; her role as a transgender pioneer; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:24

Robbie Koenig from Melbourne on 2021 Australian Open

1/20/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Robbie Koenig from Melbourne to discuss the 2021 Australian Open and the early challenges the tournament is facing with positive COVID-19 tests, player controversies and more. Wertheim and Koenig talk about the quarantine conditions in Australia, including Koenig's own experience in a 14-day hotel lockdown; the COVID-19 protocols; how the challenges will impact the tournament and the players; whether or not there has been unfair treatment...

Duration:00:34:19

The Social Dilemma's Randy Fernando

1/14/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Randy Fernando, co-founder and executive director at the Center for Humane Technology, a nonprofit dedicated to realigning technology with humanity's best interests, who was featured in the Netflix blockbuster The Social Dilemma. Wertheim and Fernando discuss the intersection of social media and tennis, including the problem of trolls and how social network platforms can impact players, fans and more. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:46:59

2021 Predictions, Latest Headlines

1/7/2021
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with senior editor Jamie Lisanti about his 2021 predictions column and the latest headlines in tennis, including a conversation with Sam Querrey about his COVID-19 experience. Wertheim and Lisanti discuss the 2021 calendar; the possibility of first-time major winners this season; Roger Federer and Serena Williams in 2021 and the possibility of retirement announcements; and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:33:23

Five Storylines for 2021

12/17/2020
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and senior editor Jamie Lisanti share their final thoughts on the 2020 season, including the major winners and how tennis fared during a tumultuous year. Wertheim and Lisanti also lookahead to next season to discuss 2021's top storylines, including the schedule for the beginning of the season; Roger Federer's injury and return; Naomi Osaka's next steps and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:36

Stanford's Dick Gould and 19-Year-Old American Brandon Nakashima

12/10/2020
On this week's podcast, host Jon Wertheim talks with two guests: first, Stanford University's director of tennis and longtime coach Dick Gould, followed by a wide-ranging conversation with 19-year-old American and rising ATP player, Brandon Nakashima. Wertheim and Gould discuss the state of college tennis; Gould's experience coaching John McEnroe; international players in the sport; and much more. Next, Nakashima joins Wertheim to discuss his jump to No. 166 in the ATP rankings; what the...

Duration:01:06:05

IMG's Max Eisenbud on 2021 Tennis

12/3/2020
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim is joined by veteran tennis agent and vice president of IMG tennis, Max Eisenbud. The pair discusses the 2021 season, beginning with the news on scheduling and protocols at the 2021 Australian Open; how tennis has held up in this strange year; how players and agents have dealt with the sport's shutdown and the pandemic; why Eisenbud does not agree with the WTA's China policy and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:40:46

WTA Year-End Awards for 2020

11/19/2020
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with senior editor and producer Jamie Lisanti about the WTA year-end awards for 2020, including Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year, among other honors. Wertheim and Lisanti also discuss the ATP Finals; Alexander Zverev; the 2021 Australian Open and the recent travel restrictions; and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:36

Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon

11/12/2020
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon about the network's recent deal with the ATP for multiyear television and digital rights that will make Tennis Channel the exclusive U.S. television home of the majority of ATP Tour events, beginning in 2021. Wertheim and Solomon also discuss Tennis Channel's growth and plans for the future; the decline of sports ratings in general in 2020; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:38:46