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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

Rajeev Ram on ATP Tour life, doubles

10/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:34:40


WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen on tennis in Asia

10/5/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:42:26


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

9/28/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:57:57


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

9/21/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:53:43


Dirk Nowitzki on tennis roots, charity event

9/14/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:27:50


Paul Annacone from the 2017 U.S. Open

9/7/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:30:58


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

9/1/2017
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and SI.com 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,...

Duration: 00:22:11


20-year-old American Tommy Paul

8/24/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:28:14


Rod Laver on inaugural Laver Cup

8/17/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:24:31


International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin

8/10/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:34:53


Singer-Songwriter Eric Hutchinson

8/3/2017
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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,”...

Duration: 00:44:32


Ana Ivanovic on retired life in Chicago

7/27/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:32:09


Bethanie Mattek-Sands on injury recovery process, more

7/20/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:33:50


Paul Annacone from Wimbledon 2017

7/13/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:21:03


Checking in from Wimbledon Week One

7/6/2017
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On this week's episode, Jon Wertheim checks in from the first week at the All England Club at Wimbledon, where the top seeds still remain on both the men's and women's sides, but both titles are still very much up for grabs. Wertheim talks with SI tennis producer Jamie Lisanti and the pair discusses the current storylines surrounding the tournament, including Bethanie Mattek-Sands' injury, Bernard Tomic's comments and his dropped racket sponsor, retirements on the men's side, the favorites...

Duration: 00:28:41


Kim Clijsters on Wimbledon, motherhood, Hall of Fame induction

6/29/2017
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters ahead of Wimbledon 2017. Clijsters talks about how she managed motherhood when she was on the WTA tour, the biggest challenge she faced coming back to tennis after her pregnancy, the differences between being a mom and being a tennis player, how she thinks Serena will handle it, and more. Wertheim and Clijsters also talk about her induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame with Andy Roddick on July...

Duration: 00:33:03


2017 NCAA singles champion Brienne Minor

6/22/2017
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with sophomore and University of Michigan women's tennis team member Brienne Minor, who became the program's first national champion and first African-American woman to win a Division I singles championship. Minor talks about the ups and downs of college tennis, how she balances sports and academics, her plans to go pro after she finishes school and more.

Duration: 00:20:45


Murphy Jensen opens up about his battle with addiction

6/15/2017
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former ATP doubles champion Murphy Jensen from Paris. Partnered with his brother, Luke, Murphy rose to fame when the duo won the 1993 French Open doubles title. The match—and the win—changed their lives forever. But for Murphy, the fame also came with a lifestyle filled with drugs and alcohol. He discusses how these issues began to affect his tennis career, how he went "missing at Wimbledon," how he finally realized he was struggling...

Duration: 00:47:41


Jon Wertheim checks in from Roland Garros 2017 Week 1

6/1/2017
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On this week's episode, Jon Wertheim checks in from the first week at Roland Garros in Paris with SI tennis producer Jamie Lisanti. The pair discusses the current storylines surrounding the tournament, including Margaret Court's recent comments, Juan Martin del Potro's act of sportsmanship in his match against Nico Almagro, Stevie Johnson's tearful wins and much more.

Duration: 00:18:08


Previewing the 2017 French Open with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

5/25/2017
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former tennis player and three-time French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario about the 2017 French Open. Vicario discusses what the tournament means to her, Rafael Nadal and his chances at winning the title in Paris this year, which women's players have a shot at the title and more.

Duration: 00:31:41

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