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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.






Discussing the Fall Season's Top Storylines

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 with...


Paul Annacone on Laver Cup 2018

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...


Canadian Doubles Specialist Daniel Nestor

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...


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

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.


ITF President David Haggerty on Davis Cup Format Changes

After the $3 billion, 25-year agreement to transform the current Davis Cup format was voted through on Thursday, ITF president David Haggerty joins the podcast to discuss the reform, the details of the new format—which will include a home-or-away qualifying round in February, with the 12 winners advancing to a season-ending tournament in November—how the European location was chosen, how the money will be distributed among the nations and much more. Haggery also talks about the future of Fed...


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...


Rajeev Ram on ATP Tour life, doubles

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Rajeev Ram from the Shanghai Masters in China about his 2017 season, background and tennis career. Ram, 33, discusses why he decided to stop playing singles to focus on doubles; what it's like traveling the world as a tennis player; how he handles life on tour, including the ups and downs of the different environments and player treatment and at various events around the world; what a doubles team relationship is like, on and off the...


WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen on tennis in Asia

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen from the China Open in Beijing about the fall season in Asia and tennis' move into this market. The pair discusses globalization, what tennis is like in Asia, how it compares and contrasts to tennis tournaments in Europe and the United States, how players adapt and adjust to the culture and way of life in Asian countries, what the fall swing is like for players who represent Asian countries, Asia's...


Laver Cup co-founder Tony Godsick, USTA chief executive Stacey Allaster

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks tennis innovations with Roger Federer's agent, Tony Godsick, president and CEO of Team8 Global, and Stacey Allaster, chief executive of the USTA. Godsick talks about Laver Cup, its place in the tennis landscape, the origin story and how the event came to be, why Federer wanted to honor Rod Laver and more. In the second part of the podcast, Allaster discusses mid-match coaching and makes her defense as to why the innovation will help the game,...


Billie Jean King, Emma Stone and the Battle of the Sexes Directors

On this week's episode, Wertheim talks all things Battle of the Sexes, the new movie out Sept. 22 that depicts the true story of the 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. First, Wertheim chats with BJK and Emma Stone, who portrays the 29-year-old King in the film. King and Stone discuss their dynamic, what went into Stone's research for her role and more. King also talks about the significance of the film, 44 years after the Battle of the Sexes match took place. In the second...


Dirk Nowitzki on tennis roots, charity event

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki, who will is a future NBA Hall of Famer but also a huge tennis fan who grew up playing the sport in Germany. The 39-year-old Nowitzki discusses what his offseason has been like this summer, how it compares to that of a professional tennis player; longevity in sports, particularly in terms of his own career and with players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams; how he started playing tennis as a...


Paul Annacone from the 2017 U.S. Open

On this week's episode, Wertheim talks with Paul Annacone from the 2017 U.S. Open about Roger Federer's loss to Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday night, including how he think's Federer will recover, what happened in the match, what were the missed opportunities against del Potro, why del Potro's forehand is the biggest weapon on the men's tour and more. Annacone and Wertheim also talk about the del Potro matchup against Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, Nadal's coaching situation, Sloane...


Checking in from Week One at the 2017 U.S. Open

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and tennis producer Jamie Lisanti check in from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. After nearly a week of U.S. Open matches, Wertheim and Lisanti discuss the storylines of the tournament so far, including Maria Sharapova's return, the early-round struggles of men's favorites Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the wide-open men's draw after a slew of upsets in the first few rounds, the battle for the World No. 1, the...


20-year-old American Tommy Paul

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with 20-year-old American rising star Tommy Paul, ahead of the 2017 U.S. Open, where he will be in the main draw as a wildcard. After turning in a strong summer of results and jumping up from No. 400 in the rankings to No. 159, Paul talks with Wertheim about what has clicked for him in the last few months, his expectations in New York, where he grew up, how he started playing tennis, his experience with Roger Federer at Indian Wells and more.


Rod Laver on inaugural Laver Cup

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Rod Laver about the upcoming and inaugural Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event which will be held two weeks after the U.S. Open in September in Prague. Wertheim talks with Laver about what it is like for him to attend majors, particularly Wimbledon, after playing at them years ago; about how Laver Cup came to be, including how Roger Federer approached him about it; and how he found out the new competition was going to be called Laver Cup,...


International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with current CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Todd Martin about what his day-to-day is like, what role he plays in choosing the Hall of Fame inductees, if there will be years in the future where the Hall of Fame does not induct any players, considering the stringent standards, details on the upcoming fan voting ballot and more.


Singer-Songwriter Eric Hutchinson

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson, who an interesting connection to tennis. Hutchinson talks about touring as a musician, and how it compares to tennis players traveling around the world on the ATP or WTA tours from tournament to tournament, if there is anything competitive about being a touring musician, Novak Djokovic, injuries in tennis and the upcoming U.S. Open and more. Hutchinson also talks about his song “Watching You Watch Him,”...


Ana Ivanovic on retired life in Chicago

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Ana Ivanovic from Chicago. The former World No. 1 and French Open champ talks about what her life is like now that she is living in the Windy City with her husband and Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and her current relationship with tennis. Ivanovic also discusses if a career in broadcast is in her future, her reading habits and more.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands on injury recovery process, more

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Bethanie Mattek-Sands from New York City, where she is recovering from a knee inury she suffered during her second round singles match at Wimbledon. Mattek-Sands explains what was going through her mind on court, what happened in the moments afterwards and what she thought when she first looked at her knee. Mattek-Sands also talks about her rehab process, including what her day-to-day entails, how she gets around, what her timeline is for...


Paul Annacone from Wimbledon 2017

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim checks in from the second week at the All England Club at Wimbledon to talk with Paul Annacone. The pair discusses the women's final between Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza, those who have dropped out of the tournament, including Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and his chances at a ninth Wimbledon title and more.