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Hosted by Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi, tune in to hear players, coaches and experts talk about everything tennis, from happenings on the court to trending topics, as well as what goes on behind the scenes both on the tour and in the pressroom.

Hosted by Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi, tune in to hear players, coaches and experts talk about everything tennis, from happenings on the court to trending topics, as well as what goes on behind the scenes both on the tour and in the pressroom.

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United States

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Hosted by Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi, tune in to hear players, coaches and experts talk about everything tennis, from happenings on the court to trending topics, as well as what goes on behind the scenes both on the tour and in the pressroom.

Language:

English


Episodes

Lisa Raymond on setting her own agenda

12/3/2020
"As an athlete you can't tell us when to stop, you can’t. You can’t because then we’ll always have these regrets and whatnot." Filled with anecdotes and wisdom, Lisa Raymond joins the show to give an update on her coaching and playing career, as well as react to her nomination for the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Raymond has been ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles and as high as No. 15 in singles. Though known mostly for her doubles success, she didn't focus only on a...

Duration:00:32:09

Vasek Pospisil on the mission of the PTPA

11/25/2020
"The whole purpose of the PTPA is strictly to organize and unite the players and be represented in a proper way where we actually have the ability to impact major decisions that are made that affect our livelihoods." A few weeks removed from a final run in Sofia to end his 2020 season, Vasek Pospisil joins the TENNIS.com Podcast to talk all things on court and off. The 30-year-old Canadian turned pro back in 2007 and would make his biggest splash in 2014 when he won Wimbledon (with Jack...

Duration:00:39:36

Evan King on facing a career crossroads

11/19/2020
"I'm still trying to figure out myself really and see what 2021 is: if I'm a doubles player or if I'm a singles player because I'm definitely going to be one or the other." Evan King is on the show this week to discuss life at the crossroads as he decides if he's going to drop his singles pursuits for a doubles career. Ranked No. 420 in singles and No. 126 in doubles, King is not ready to give up on his dreams. Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2013, the Chicago native has...

Duration:00:38:52

Nick Monroe on his passion for working the hardest

11/12/2020
"I enjoy being in the gym and trying to become the best athlete I can be. I enjoy being on the court as many hours as I need to be." This week brings Nick Monroe to the show following his 17th year on tour. The 38-year-old is moving full speed ahead into 2021 by putting 100 percent effort into getting fitter and better every single day. Monroe played college tennis for the University of North Carolina before pursuing a pro career. He'd get up to No. 253 in singles before focusing only on...

Duration:00:35:21

Maria Sakkari on being part of a tennis family

11/5/2020
"I think I'm one of the few players that have made it here without being a good junior. So it's not like I was super good or I'm going to make it for sure." This week brings Maria Sakkari as she discusses her unique path to the Top 20 and how her tennis-rich family history has influenced her. Admitting she wasn't the best junior, Sakkari gave herself until the age of 22 to make it. She cracked the Top 100 in 2016 just before her 21st birthday, and she hasn't looked back. This year, she...

Duration:00:22:41

Nicole Melichar on making it in doubles

10/29/2020
"The time off just let me mentally relax and just enjoy life, but enjoy tennis for fun not because I had to do it but I wanted to do it, so I think that was important." Doubles champion Nicole Melichar is on the show this week to recap her very successful summer. The world No. 11 won titles in West Virginia and Strasbourg, reached the final of "Cincy" and the US Open, and appeared in the semifinals of Roland Garros (the latter of which with Iga Swiatek). Melichar pursued a pro career early...

Duration:00:33:41

Ken Skupski on brotherhood in the pros

10/22/2020
Ken Skupski is on the show this week to talk all things doubles and brotherhood. The 37-year-old has helped his younger brother Neal on his tennis journey while enjoying a successful and lengthy career himself. After a respectable junior career in England, the Liverpool native took his talents to Louisiana State University where he remains one of the most decorated players in LSU history. He took his skills to the pro tour in 2007 and is currently ranked No. 57, which is 13 spots shy of his...

Duration:00:26:19

Dana Perino on why she picked up tennis

10/15/2020
"Look at Billie Jean King. Would the three of us be sitting here having this conversation about tennis on TENNIS.com if it hadn’t been for women like her?" News anchor Dana Perino joins the show to share how tennis enriched her life during one of the most challenging periods of her career. She talks about her newfound love for the game, her White House experiences, how she deals with haters on Twitter, the power of the athlete voice, and why she's writing a third book to help young women...

Duration:00:29:22

An insider's take on the new faces at Roland Garros

10/7/2020
Co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi give their take on what has stood out the most from a busy fortnight in Paris. There have been underhand serves and a surge in drop shots, shocking upsets and late-night marathons, and an unprecedented flurry of Cinderella runs. While some favorites are still alive in the Roland Garros draw, this year has been all about the unexpected—especially in the women's draw. Combined factors like the cold conditions, limited fans, the turbulent calendar and the...

Duration:00:19:42

Fabrice Martin on the doubles stigma in France

9/29/2020
"Whenever we have a doubles team they are very good, but none of the coaches think of a second option as a doubles career, which is shame." With Roland Garros underway, Frenchman Fabrice Martin is the prefect guest to talk all things doubles and Paris. Ranked No. 23 in the world, he's teaming up with compatriot Jeremy Chardy and the duo are seeded No. 14. Last year, Martin and Chardy reached the final, marking their best career major performance. The dream run was made extra special by...

Duration:00:29:23

Danielle Collins on pursuing her passions

9/23/2020
"Whether I’m at Court 7 at Jack Puryear Park in St. Pete, Florida or I’m on Arthur Ashe at the US Open, I’m going to bring the same energy and effort." Danielle Collins joins the show this week to give her take on the new normal, reveal her off-court interests and explain why her famous competitive spirit won't be dimmed by a lack of fans. The American had humble beginnings growing up on public courts and she would opt for the college route partially due to family finances. She would start...

Duration:00:31:20

Caroline Wozniacki on what's coming next

9/16/2020
"I love my tennis identity. It's given me so much in life and it's part of who I am. I've worked so hard for everything I've done on court and I think I enjoy having that part of me." The TENNIS.com Podcast catches up with Caroline Wozniacki this week to talk about her retirement, the launch of Advantage Hers, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, her friendship with Serena Williams, her relationship with her dad, and a lot more. Wozniacki picked up 30 titles during a successful career that spanned 15...

Duration:00:36:13

Penny Lerner on being creative with Citi Taste of Tennis

9/8/2020
"This is what the Taste does, it brings people of all different cultures together to celebrate tennis and food and the cities that we’re in. It’s just cool to be a part of." This week brings Citi Taste of Tennis CEO Penny Lerner to the show to shed light on how the events industry is faring during the pandemic. In normal times, Lerner would have just held a lavish party in New York City to kick off the US Open with regulars like Serena and Venus Williams walking the red carpet. Lerner and...

Duration:00:28:54

Ajla Tomljanovic on life inside of the New York bubble

8/30/2020
"I'm never really used to seeing people in the hotel especially not in New York because usually we all kind of do our own thing with where we stay. And now you see all these players and it’s such a big event that it’s just different so it’s kind of like our own little village." Ajla Tomljanovic joins the TENNIS.com Podcast from inside the New York City bubble. The world No. 57 has spent quality time at the official hotel and on site for the Western & Southern Open and US Open. Before...

Duration:00:16:05

Steve Johnson on there being more to life than tennis

8/26/2020
“I don’t want to be gone when important things are happening. So hopefully I can play for a few more years, but there’s going to be a side of me that probably will be more at home than he is on the road.” After a quick catch-up with Irina Falconi as she heads for the New York bubble, Nina Pantic chats with world No. 63 Stevie Johnson (interview starts at 7:07). The 30-year-old discusses his impending fatherhood and how that life milestone is going to impact his career. Admitting he needs a...

Duration:00:28:50

Tennys Sandgren on rocking and rolling onward

8/18/2020
"It was interesting trying to think about what to do after I got inside of 100; that was always my goal to get inside of 100. It took six years to do that for me. It was like what do I do now? Do I just move the marker to 50? Can I do that? Am I good enough? You just don't know." This week brings Tennys Sandgren to the show to talk about his career, the fallout he has dealt with, and what's next for him as the ATP tour restarts in New York (interview starts at 3:38). The world No. 55 spent...

Duration:00:28:02

Genie Bouchard on making the most of her opportunities

8/11/2020
"If someone calls you and is like, 'Hey, do you want to be in Vogue, yes or no?' What are you going to do, say no? And tennis brought me that opportunity, so it’s like, of course, I'm a tennis player first and foremost, but it opened other doors." Eugenie Bouchard joins the show this week (interview begins at 8:28) and discusses juggling her playing career, her online presence and the off-court opportunities that have come her way. After a successful season of World TeamTennis in West...

Duration:00:29:43

Daria Gavrilova on finding out what makes her happy

8/4/2020
"My last year was so bad that actually, I'm not going to lie, it feels like this year is better." Daria Gavrilova joins the show to give everyone an update on her comeback and how the latest shutdown in Australia has impacted her plans. The 26-year-old explains why this year has been better for her than 2019, when injuries pushed her from starting at No. 34 to ending outside of the Top 200. In March, with her Achilles tendon fully rehabbed, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from playing...

Duration:00:25:03

Julia Elbaba on keeping her pro dreams alive

7/28/2020
"Right now it’s just deciding between whether you want to play tennis or you want to just end the career, so at this point it's just, yeah I want to continue, so I’ll have to make the sacrifice." Former University of Virginia standout Julia Elbaba is on this week to talk college tennis, injuries, reality TV and the US Open. The 26-year-old was working on a comeback from an elbow injury when the shutdown halted her progress. The former college No. 1 has been ranked as high as No. 374 on tour,...

Duration:00:34:08

Brandon Nakashima on being mentally tough

7/21/2020
"One of my biggest strengths on the court is definitely my mental game and just being in every point, in every match, and not getting too down on myself or getting too excited." This week, listeners get to meet one of the newest and mentally toughest teens on tour, Brandon Nakashima. After just one semester at the University of Virginia, the 18-year-old turned pro. He'd win his second ITF Futures title in January and make his ATP debut as a wild card in Delray Beach. Making the most of...

Duration:00:26:31