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Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim interviews the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.

Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim interviews the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.
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Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim interviews the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.

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@SInow

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English


Episodes

Discussing the Fall Season's Top Storylines

10/5/2018
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In the midst of the fall tennis season, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti discuss some of the sport's current hot topics and storylines, including the success of Naomi Osaka during the Asian swing after her U.S. Open triumph; Serena Williams's decision to skip the fall tournaments and withhold any comments on the events during the final against Osaka in New York; the U.S. Davis Cup team captain vacancy and possible candidates for the position; Fernando Verdasco's unfortunate incident...

Duration:00:32:12

Paul Annacone on Laver Cup 2018

9/27/2018
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After attending the second annual Laver Cup in Chicago, Paul Annacone joins the podcast to recap the tournament and discuss the events of the weekend, including the match play, memorable moments between players, the overall grandeur of the event and much more. Wertheim and Annacone discuss why Laver Cup has been so successful so quickly; what the event could look like and if it can be sustained after Roger Federer retires from tennis; what drives the players' passion and emotion on the...

Duration:00:48:42

Canadian Doubles Specialist Daniel Nestor

9/20/2018
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Just a few days after playing the final match of his career at Davis Cup, Canadian doubles specialist Daniel Nestor joins the podcast to discuss his why he made the decision earlier this year to retire in September, what he thinks about the average age of tennis players getting older in today's game, his thoughts on Canada's up-and-coming players Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, his opinion on the new Davis Cup format, his thoughts on Novak Djokovic's resurgence this summer and...

Duration:00:40:48

Serena Williams, Umpire Carlos Ramos and the 2018 U.S. Open Women's Final

9/10/2018
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In a special edition episode from the U.S. Open, host Jon Wertheim discusses the controversial U.S. Open women's final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka on Saturday, including the superb play from 20-year-old Osaka, the actions of umpire Carlos Ramos and their thoughts on what actually played out during the second set of the final, how the situation escalated, how Ramos could have handled the situation differently and much more.

Duration:00:20:08

Torben Ulrich on philosophy, son Lars, more

10/27/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Torben Ulrich about his philosophy and interpretations of ball-playing, particularly tennis and what he sees when he watches matches. Ulrich also talks about his relationship with the current game, how often and who he follows on tour, what gives him pleasure when he watches tennis, the current fan experience and more. Ulrich and Wertheim also discuss his son Lars, who is the drummer for Metallica, and the impact's of his son's fame on his...

Duration:00:46:32

Mischa Zverev on his brother Sascha, Kyrgios, more

10/20/2016
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On this week's epsiode, Mischa Zverev, 29-year-old brother of rising young ATP star Alexander, joins the podcast to talk about his tennis career, how he dealt with the various injuries and what keeps him going on tour day to day. Zverev also talks about his relationship with his 19-year-old brother Sascha and how he helped him extend his career. Zverev also talks about Nick Kyrgios, after the Australian was suspended following a match against Mischa in Shanghai, growing up with Novak...

Duration:00:34:23

ESPN's Cari Champion on tennis, broadcast media, more

10/13/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Cari Champion about how she got involved in the media industry, her history with tennis—she used to cover Serena and Venus Williams in Florida while working for a news station—and how she tries to bring tennis to her current job. Wertheim and Champion also talk about the place of tennis in the sports landscape from the perspective of someone who works for a mainstream sports show and more.

Duration:00:47:02

Dick Enberg on broadcasting career, Wimbledon, more

10/6/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Dick Enberg, just a few days after he retired following a 60-year broadcasting career across an impressive variety of sports, from tennis to baseball, college basketball and more. Enberg talks about what he will miss from his career and his plans for how he will spend him time after play-by-play announcing. Enberg recalls his time as a college professor teaching on campus and discusses his transition to "being a fan" after his retirement....

Duration:00:35:20

Special edition: Analyzing the Maria Sharapova appeal decision

10/4/2016
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Host Jon Wertheim and producer Jamie Lisanti discuss CAS's decision to reduce Maria Sharapova's two-year suspension for doping to 15 months just shortly after the ruling. Wertheim and Lisanti break down CAS's statement, Sharapova's response to the ruling and more. Wertheim also discusses the most significant line in the decision, gives his thoughts on how tennis will handle her return in April 2017 and more.

Duration:00:15:23

Eric Butorac on new USTA role, retirement

9/29/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Eric Butorac. After playing his last ATP doubles match at the U.S. Open, ending his professional tennis career, Butorac joins the podcast just a few weeks ahead of starting his new career and position at the USTA, as the director of professional tennis operations and player relations​. Butorac also talks about how he spent the last month off after the U.S. Open, what it's like to stay home instead of traveling to tournaments on the tour...

Duration:00:34:09

Martina Navratilova on U.S. Open, politics

9/22/2016
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On this week's episode host Jon Wertheim talks with Martina Navratilova about her takeaways from the 2016 U.S. Open, the careers of Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and more. Navratilova also talks about her career, what she would do differently looking back, her current relationship with her Czech roots and more. The pair also discusses Navratilova's political views, the upcoming election, her impact and advocacy for gay and lesbian rights and more.

Duration:00:31:56

Dirk Nowitzki on the state of German tennis, favorite players

9/15/2016
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On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Dirk Nowitzki. A week after the U.S. Open in New York, Wertheim is joined by the Dallas Mavericks' power forward, who is an avid tennis fan and player when he's not on the courts in the NBA. Wertheim and Nowitzki discuss how his interest in tennis began, his favorite players, what it's like to play with Andy Roddick and other former pros and more.

Duration:00:28:32

Final dispatches from the 2016 U.S. Open in New York

9/9/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with SI.com tennis producer Jamie Lisanti about the final days of action at the 2016 U.S. Open. Wertheim and Lisanti assess Karolina Pliskova's win over Serena, her apparent knee injury and her loss of the WTA No. 1 ranking. Wertheim and Lisanti also discuss Angelique Kerber's rise, her 2016 season, her performance at the U.S. Open this year and her rise to the No. 1 spot. The pair also talks about Novak Djokovic's semifinal match against Gael...

Duration:00:19:13

Checking in from the 2016 U.S. Open in New York

9/1/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and SI.com tennis producer Jamie Lisanti report from New York on the first days of action at the 2016 U.S. Open. After No. 3-seed Garbine Muguruza was eliminated from the tournament, Wertheim and Lisanti discuss the remaining players in the draw and top storylines, including Novak Djokovic's injury, Bernie Tomic's comments, Nick Kyrgios, the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof and noise and much more.

Duration:00:25:22

Venus Williams ahead of 2016 U.S. Open

8/25/2016
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On this week's episode, SI.com's tennis producer Jamie Lisanti talks with Venus Williams. Ahead of her 18th U.S. Open, Venus discusses how she feels about being back in the city and what she's most looking forward to in the year's final Slam. She also talks about her athletic apparel line EleVen, the ups and downs of being a businesswoman and entrepreneur, how running her own company compares to her time on the tennis court and more. Venus also discusses her nutrition, how she learned what...

Duration:00:15:56

Gigi Fernandez on Puerto Rico, Puig and more

8/18/2016
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On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Gigi Fernandez about Monica Puig's historic gold medal victory in Rio at the Olympics and broader issues about Puerto Rico as a country, its status in the Olympic Games and more. Fernandez also shares her experience with cultural identity issues as a Puerto Rican, her transition to retirement, what her life is like now, her current work coaching doubles to...

Duration:00:40:08

Analyzing Rio 2016 Olympic tennis upsets, chaos

8/10/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with SI.com tennis producer Jamie Lisanti about slurry of shocking upsets in the opening days of tennis at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Wertheim discusses what went wrong with the No. 1 seeds and also talks about the play of their opponents, Ukraine's Elina Svitolina and Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro. Wertheim and Lisanti also talk about Serena's rumored shoulder injury, del Potro's stellar play against Djokovic and the Serb's reaction after...

Duration:00:22:38

Glenn Greenwald from Brazil on Rio 2016

8/4/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. A former lawyer, leading investigative journalist and tennis fan, Greenwald joins the podcast from his home near Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where he has lived for the past 11 years. Greenwald discusses the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics, his interest in tennis, why he enjoys watching the WTA a little bit more than the ATP and more about his fondness of the sport. As a journalist with The...

Duration:00:34:07

Former NBA player Jason Collins

7/28/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former NBA player and tennis fan Jason Collins after his spoke at the Democratic National Convention with his twin brother, Jarron, to talk about his involvement in politics, his relationship with the Clinton family and his relationship with tennis. Collins also talks about how he views tennis after playing basketball professionally, his efforts and advocacy for LGBT rights and his opinion on gay athletes today, how Collins became such a...

Duration:00:40:13

World No. 35 CoCo Vandweghe

7/21/2016
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with CoCo Vandeweghe to discuss her family's athletic history, what this upbringing taught her about sports and the Olympics and how it affects her tennis career today. She also talks about life on the WTA Tour, her experience at Wimbledon this year, if she compares herself to other pro players, the difficulties of making a living in tennis, her goals for the rest of the season and more. Wertheim and Vandeweghe also talks about the Rio 2016...

Duration:00:30:51