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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.






U.S. Open Louis Armstrong Stadium Architect Matt Rossetti

On this week's episode, Jamie Lisanti steps in to host for Jon Wertheim and she talks with Matt Rossetti, the president, CEO and "chief architect of fun" for ROSSETTI, the lead architecture firm behind the five-year design and transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and more specifically, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium making its debut at the 2018 U.S. Open. Rossetti discusses the overall design process and vision for the new, $200 million stadium, which will...


Comedian and Impressionist Josh Berry

In the summer of 2013, Berry became a viral sensation after receiving millions of views for his impressions of tennis players. Now, nearly five years later, Berry joins the podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to share impressions of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, John McEnroe, Nick Kyrgios and more. Wertheim and Berry also discuss how the tennis press conference provides a unique platform for Berry's impressions, how he goes about learning the accents, voices, timing and...


Greek Rising Star Stefanos Tsitsipas

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the young Greek player who has climbed into the ATP top 50 during the 2018 season. Wertheim and Tsitsipas discusses his stellar season, how he went from playing Challengers last year to making his debut in the ATP top 50, what it's like having his father as his coach, which players he looked up to growing up and much more.


Kelsey Anderson on Wimbledon 2018, more

On this week's episode, Kelsey Anderson joins the podcast following Kevin's run to the Wimbledon final to discuss what it was like to sit in the courtside player's box for the final against Novak Djokovic, how she felt looking on during his marathon match against John Isner in the semifinals, how he was able to recover and bounce back from that grueling five-setter, how Kevin's sports psychologist helps him during a tournament like Wimbledon and during the season, how she plays a role in...


Wimbledon Wrap-up and Hardcourt Lookahead

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti discuss Wimbledon 2018, including Novak Djokovic's resurgence and fourth Wimbledon (and 13th Grand Slam) title and Angelique Kerber's defeat of Serena Williams her third major title. Wertheim shares his top takeaways and under-the-radar storylines that you may have missed during the fortnight and they also look ahead to the rest of the summer and the U.S. Open: Can Djokovic continue his climb and win a second major this year? Will...


Wimbledon 2018 Seed Reports

On this special edition of the podcast, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti break down the Wimbledon 2018 seeds and make predictions for the men's and women's draws. Can Roger Federer win again? Can Simona Halep continue her hot streak? Gear up for two weeks of tennis on the grass.


Ted Robinson on the Federer-Nadal Rivalry

A few days before the start of Wimbledon 2018, longtime broadcaster and Tennis channel analyst Ted Robinson joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming documentary "Strokes of Genius," which will air on Sunday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET on BBC and Tennis Channel. As a commentator for the 2008 final in the booth with John McEnroe for NBC, Robinson reveals details from the match, including the moment when Nadal climbed up to his player's box after the win, and shares his memories and behind the...


Living Legend Nick Bollettieri

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Nick Bollettieri ahead of the premiere of the Showtime documentary, Love Means Zero, which focuses on Bollettieri's life and features interviews with his former students, including Jim Courier, Kathleen Horvath, Carling Bassett and Boris Becker. Bollettieri discusses how he feels about the way the film portrays him and his life, how he became a living legend, the moments he regrets during his career, what he wishes he did differently,...


Chanda Rubin

On the latest edition of the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, host Jon Wertheim talks with former WTA World No. 6 and Tennis Channel broadcaster Chanda Rubin to wrap up the 2018 French Open and discuss recent headlines. Also on the podcast, Wertheim presents Rubin with five hotly-debated topics in tennis, from on-court coaching to grunting and more, and Rubin gives her thoughts and stance on each.


Lindsay Davenport Previews the 2018 French Open

On the latest edition of the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, host Jon Wertheim talks with Lindsay Davenport ahead of the 2018 French Open. The pair discusses the men's and women's draws, including the outlook for Serena Williams in her first major the year, what to expect from the wide open women's side, whether Simona Halep or Elina Svitolina has a better chance of winning the title, the dominance of Rafael Nadal and expectations for him as he tries to win his 11th Roland Garros crown and...


Glenn Greenwald on Martina Navratilova Documentary, Tennys Sandgren

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Glenn Greenwald about forthcoming feature-length documentary about tennis legend Martina Navratilova, which is being created in conjunction with Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and Suzanne Gilbert. The film is "intended to dig a lot deeper into what made Martina a singularly unique and compelling figure—not on the court, but off the court." Greenwald also talks about the state of Brazilian tennis, his conversations and time spent with...


Noah Rubin on French Open 2018, Nadal, Federer

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Noah Rubin about his aspirations and expectations for Roland Garros, his 2018 season, his struggles with injuries since turning pro a few years ago, what it was like playing against Roger Federer at the 2018 Australian Open and more. Rubin also talks about his love for competition and why he chose to play tennis instead of pursuing another career, and shares his thoughts on corruption and match-fixing in tennis.


Rennae Stubbs Talks WTA, Federer and More

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Rennae Stubbs about the WTA tour and she shares insight on Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and more, including why Roland Garros will be very important for Maria Sharapova, who has now lost four straight matches after falling to Caroline Garcia in Stuttgart earlier this week. The pair also talks about Roger Federer and his overall demeanor, as well as the recent independent review of corruption in tennis, and more.


Rising American Danielle Collins

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Danielle Collins, who has surged into the top 50 in the WTA rankings. Wertheim and Collins discuss how she got into tennis, including her childhood and experiences with other sports, her college tennis career at the University of Virginia, why going to college and graduating with a degree was so important to her, the transition to the pro tour, the importance of mental health as a pro athlete and more.


Chris Nashawaty and the State of Tennis Movies

On this episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Chris Nashawaty, a movie critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the new book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, about the state of tennis movies. Wertheim and Nashawaty discuss some of the recent tennis films, such as Battle of the Sexes, and the upcoming Borg vs. McEnroe movie featuring Shia LaBeouf that releases on April 13. Nashawaty explains his initial thoughts and review of the movie, which tells the story of...


ITF President Dave Haggerty on Proposed Davis Cup Changes

From the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, host Jon Wertheim talks with ITF president David Haggerty on the proposed Davis Cup changes, including the reasons why the format needed to change; what the response has been from players, media and fans since the proposal was released; his thoughts on the new model and why it will appeal to nations, top players and more; logistics of the new event, including how many courts will be needed, what venues and cities could handle this type of event;...


2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Michael Stich

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Michael Stich about his election to the 2018 Hall of Fame, the voting and induction process, how Stich found out he was a 2018 inductee, the difference between the value of the "Hall of Fame" in the U.S. vs. Europe and other countries and more. Stich also looks back and reflects on his career, his current work with the Michael Stich Foundation, what he thinks of the current game and more.


Wrapping up the 2018 Australian Open

Host Jon Wertheim talks with tennis editor Jamie Lisanti about the 2018 Australian Open and the implications the results will have on the coming weeks of tennis. Topics include Roger Federer's 20th Grand Slam title; Caroline Wozniacki's breakthrough and first major title; Rafael Nadal's withdrawal and injury; the Australian Open app and website and how technology plays a big role in a major tournament's success; Tennys Sandgren and much more.


Mary Carillo on 2018 Australian Open, Margaret Court Interview

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Mary Carillo about her upcoming REAL SPORTS interview with Margaret Court and the 2018 Australian Open. Carillo details her four-day visit and interview with Court, including her ministry and the fact that—despite her Hall of Fame career, record Grand Slam singles titles, and namesake arena in Melbourne, the third largest at the Australian Open—there are people who believe her name should be stripped from the arena because of her views...


Universal Tennis Rating CEO Mark Leschly

Host Jon Wertheim talks with Leschly, a successful college tennis player at Harvard, a former ATP pro and member of the Danish Davis Cup team, about his new role as the principal owner of Universal Tennis Rating, which is an algorithm-based rating system between 1-16 that reflects level of play, based on competition, scores and recent matches. Leschly explains in detail what the ranking system is exactly, how it impacts professional, college and recreational players and coaches, how it...