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The premiere Tennis podcast, featuring incredible guests and spot on analysis by the one and only Jon Wertheim.

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The premiere Tennis podcast, featuring incredible guests and spot on analysis by the one and only Jon Wertheim.

    Katrina Adams

    Katrina Adams

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams about her new book, Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One, which was released in February 2021 and features stories about her life and career. Wertheim and Adams also discuss her current relationship and connection with tennis; how she transitioned to her executive positions; her work with the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program and much more.
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    • 44 min
    20-Year-Old American Jenson Brooksby

    20-Year-Old American Jenson Brooksby

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with 20-year-old American Jenson Brooksby. After not playing a match in 2020, Brooksby has won three Challenger titles so far in 2021 and he talks about his recent success, his rise in the rankings from outside the top 300 to No. 166 and much more. Wertheim and Brooksby also discuss what it is like to play at the Challenger level, his training, his goals for the rest of year and more.
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    • 33 min
    Clay Season Check-In

    Clay Season Check-In

    On this week's episode, as the tennis calendar turns to the clay season, host Jon Wertheim and senior editor Jamie Lisanti discuss the trending topics, recent results and upcoming tournaments, including the early losses from Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo and what it means for the upcoming French Open; the WTA results in Charleston, including winner Astra Sharma; how long layoffs and adjusted schedules are impacting player performances; and much more.
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    • 33 min
    ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi

    ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi in a wide-ranging conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the proposed merger with women's tennis; how the ATP can become a bigger player in the media space; Gaudenzi's experience as a tennis player and how he made the transition to business; and much more.
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    • 51 min
    Michael Chang

    Michael Chang

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim is joined by Michael Chang to discuss the tour's transition to clay, including the upcoming French Open; how he fared with Zoom coaching during the pandemic and how he's working with Kei Nishikori currently; how he spent his time during the coronavirus lockdown; and more. Wertheim and Chang also discuss the surge of anti-Asian violence in the U.S. and Chang's experience with racism over the course of his career.
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    • 43 min
    Miami Open 2021 Top Storylines

    Miami Open 2021 Top Storylines

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with senior editor Jamie Lisanti about the latest headlines and hot topics from the Miami Open. Wertheim and Lisanti talk about the results through the quarterfinals of the tournament, including Naomi Osaka's loss and Daniil Medvedev's exit; the impact of the absence of Serena Williams and the Big Three; the tournament's prize money decrease and lack of fans; and much more.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mirzić ,

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have Monica Seles on as a guest, please!

Ian Warren ,

Great listen

This is a great weekly show with presenters who don’t take themselves too seriously and provide an in depth view of the game. I enjoy the varied interviews you have as well. Keep up the great job.

Thekeentraveller ,

Defensive

Stacey seemed very defensive. As a fan, I love the sport the way it is. I don’t mind on court coaching in some ways but I think it is just another way they will stack the odds in favour of the higher ranked players who can afford better and full time coaches. Sure they already get this off court but currently at least once they get on court, they must start the match from scratch on equal terms. I am much more opposed to shorter sets. I can’t stand the super tie break. I think it’s a cop out to change a game that seems to increase prize money every year and seems to be doing very well. It really comes down to greed. Greed from TV execs that want to sell more add revenue, greed from the tennis bureaucrats that want bigger bonuses etc. They need to be careful not to change the game too much or it will blow up in their faces.

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