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American Tennis Player Jared Donaldson

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, American tennis player and Rhode Island native Jared Donaldson joins the pod to discuss reaching his career high ATP ranking of 50 in the world in 2017, spending his junior career in Argentina, the pros and cons of the innovative rules at the #NextGenATP finals in Milan, and how slim the margins can be to make a jump in the highest levels of professional tennis.

Duration: 00:54:56

American Tennis Player Noah Rubin

On the latest episode of Cracked Interviews, American tennis player Noah Rubin joins the podcast to discuss the dynamic between the #NextGenAmerican players, the grind of the ATP season, expectations for 2018, and gives an inside scoop on some of his sponsors.

Duration: 00:38:50

American Tennis Player Reilly Opelka

Reilly Opelka joins the podcast to give us a breakdown of his year on tour, the state of American Tennis today, the chemistry between the #NextGen Americans, the lowdown on Mulch California, and his NBA comparison. This podcast is going by Great Shot Podcast host Alex Gruskin. For more on Reilly, check out his article from Cracked Racquets' #NextGen American series. For more weekly tennis coverage, subscribe to the Great Shot Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, & the Tune-in App.

Duration: 00:27:16

Ohio State Freshman and Cincinnati Product John McNally

John joins the podcast to discuss his successful junior career, growing up in Cincinnati, nearly upsetting former World Number 8 Janko Tipsarevic at the Western & Southern, playing in front of family and friends at Ohio State, and what to expect from the upcoming season.

Duration: 00:23:07

Former USC Assistant Coach and American Professional Tennis Player Deiton Baughman

Deiton joins Cracked Interviews and discusses his illustrious junior career, choosing USC, the transition from player to coach, and his recent Futures success.

Duration: 00:29:58

UVA Commit and 5 Star Senior Will Woodall

Will joins the pod and takes us back to when his father introduced him to tennis, the mental and physical approach to bouncing back from injuries, and the joy surrounding his commitment to the UVA tennis family.

Duration: 00:24:25

5 Star Senior and IU Commit Patrick Fletchall

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, Carmel High School senior and recent Indiana University commit Patrick Fletchall joins us to talk about defending his individual state singles title, the collegiate recruitment process, his relationship with Indiana Head Coach Jeremy Wurtzman, Assistant Coach Mike Murray, and the entire team, and his ultimate decision to play at IU.

Duration: 00:21:35

Notre Dame Junior Daniel Rayl

Daniel joins the podcast to talk about his life as a student-athlete, balancing D-1 tennis with school work and a social life, and what junior players can expect from the grind of collegiate tennis.

Duration: 00:22:47

2019 Number One Overall Prospect Taylor Johnson

In this edition of the pod, Taylor joins us to discuss her Summer '17 success, meter and friend Billie Jean King, balancing tennis, school and a social life, and more!

Duration: 00:26:06

Bonus - Interview With Great Shot Podcast Creators

We are one day away from the official launch of our new podcast The Great Shot Podcast. To celebrate, and to help give some more insight into what to expect from the brand new platform, Cracked Interviews host Dalton Thieneman teamed up with Cracked contributors Alex Araiza and Parker Thieneman to discuss with the GSP guys how they created their show, what fans can expect to hear in the coming weeks, whether they have ever cracked a racquet, and much more! Give it a listen, and make sure...

Duration: 00:22:42

Kalamazoo Silver Ball Winner and 2019 Blue Chip Prospect Stefan Dostanic

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews podcast, Stefan Dostanic joins us to talk about his junior career thus far, preparation and run to the finals at Kalamazoo, what he expects from the collegiate recruiting process, and more.

Duration: 00:19:44

Bonus: Great Shot Podcast Trailer

Cracked Racquets is thrilled to announce that we will be featuring a brand new podcast starting next week! Introducing the Great Shot Podcast! This show is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour. Check out this exclusive trailer, and look for the first episode to drop next Wednesday.

Duration: 00:04:46

Two Time Singles and Doubles All-American and Texas A&M Star Arthur Rinderknech

Arthur joins the Cracked Interview Podcast to discuss his junior career and growing up playing in Paris, France, the transition to the US, the recruiting process and ultimate decision to attend Texas A&M, his decorated collegiate career thus far, and what to expect from the Aggies this upcoming season.

Duration: 00:24:23

2020 Blue Chip Prospect Leighton Allen

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, 2020 blue chip prospect and top 10 player in the country Leighton Allen joins us to discuss the daily grind of junior tennis, summer 2017 success, his physical and mental approach to the sport on and off the court, and much more.

Duration: 00:18:53

2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year David Roditi

Coach Roditi joins the Cracked Interviews Podcast to discuss his junior tennis experience in Mexico, illustrious collegiate and professional careers, and leading TCU's tennis program back to national prominence.

Duration: 00:35:25

Kalamazoo 16's Gold Ball Winners & National Champions Will Grant & Tyler Zink

Kalamazoo 16's Gold Ball Winners and National Champions Will Grant & Tyler Zink join the podcast to talk about their mentality going into Hard Court Nationals at Kalamazoo, how it feels to be gold ball winners, and their goals for the future.

Duration: 00:25:53

Big Ten All First Team and Ohio State Star JJ Wolf

2017 Big Ten freshman of the year and All First Team standout JJ Wolf sits down with us to discuss his decision to graduate high school a semester early to reclassify, his unprecedented freshman year at Ohio State, and the adjustment from juniors to elite collegiate ranks.

Duration: 00:24:25

2020 Blue Chip Prospect Adam Neff

On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, #1 Player in the 2020 class Adam Neff joins us to talk about his past year battling a lingering illness, incredible junior career thus far, his experience playing at the Necker Cup on Sir Richard Branson's private island in the Caribbean, and more.

Duration: 00:23:25

American Professional Tennis Player Zane Khan

Cracked Racquets chats with 15 year old American Professional tennis player Zane Khan about his decision to turn pro, incredible junior tennis career, Zane's short and long-term goals on tour, and much more.

Duration: 00:19:36

U.S. Open Wild Card Patrick Kypson

Kalamazoo Gold Ball winner and U.S. Open Main Draw Wild Card Patrick Kypson joins the Cracked Interviews Podcast to discuss training at the USTA player development facility in Florida, his Junior French Open and Wimbledon experiences this summer, his mental approach to the game, and much more.

Duration: 00:23:48

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