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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.

    Previewing the 2020 Australian Open

    Previewing the 2020 Australian Open

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti preview the 2020 Australian Open, breaking down the men's and women's draws and discussing the ongoing impact of the wildfires—including the resulting smoke, haze and air quality issues—on the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. Wertheim and Lisanti make their picks and predictions for the men's and women's winners, name their dark horses and players to watch and more.
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    • 35 min
    Inside an Offseason Visit to Rafael Nadal in Mallorca

    Inside an Offseason Visit to Rafael Nadal in Mallorca

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Jamie Lisanti about a recent visit to Mallorca, Spain, where he spent time with World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in his hometown as part of an interview for 60 Minutes, airing Sunday, January 12 on CBS. Wertheim talks about the experience of visiting Nadal in Mallorca and how the laidback town impacts the 33-year-old's tennis career and personal life; what Nadal had to say about Roger Federer during the interview; and much more,
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    • 31 min
    Handing Out the 2019 ATP and WTA Awards

    Handing Out the 2019 ATP and WTA Awards

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti recap the season and hand out the 2019 ATP and WTA year-end awards, including: the men's and women's MVPs, breakout players of the year, newcomers of the year, best doubles teams of the year, the best quotes of the year, the top coaches, the most improved players, the best matches of the year, the top stories and more. Wertheim and Lisanti also look ahead to the 2020 season and outline the players and storylines that will define the upcoming year in tennis.

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    • 38 min
    Coco Gauff Reflects on her 2019 Breakout Season

    Coco Gauff Reflects on her 2019 Breakout Season

    On the latest edition of the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, host Jon Wertheim talks with 15-year-old Coco Gauff following her breakout 2019 season. Gauff talks about the goals she set for herself in the beginning of the season and what it's like to have achieved them; how she's dealing with the spotlight; how she manages school, practice and fitness throughout the year; what the locker room is like for a player her age; and much more.

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    • 31 min
    Sloane Stephens on Why She Hosted a Diversity Camp for Juniors

    Sloane Stephens on Why She Hosted a Diversity Camp for Juniors

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim catches up with 2017 U.S. Open champion and WTA Players' Council member Sloane Stephens, who discusses her recent involvement with a three-day diversity camp she underwrote and helped organize in Orlando, Fla., with junior players from around the country who missed out on grants from the USTA. Stephens talks about her experience with the camp in 2005 and why it was important for her to host it, as well as race and diversity in tennis today, how she balances mentorship and competition in the sport, her outlook on the 2020 season and much more.
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    • 21 min
    Former ATP Player Mark Knowles on the Benefits of Exhibitions in Tennis

    Former ATP Player Mark Knowles on the Benefits of Exhibitions in Tennis

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former doubles World No. 1 and Bahamas native Mark Knowles. After Hurricane Dorian tore through and devastated the lives of many residents, including some of his family members, Knowles joins the podcast to share his tennis backstory and his life growing up in the Bahamas; how exhibitions can actually be beneficial for players, even though they add another event to the already-packed tennis calendar; and details on the upcoming Baha Mar Cup, an exhibition event slated for Nov. 7-10 featuring a silent auction, to help provide relief to hurricane victims and support overall recovery efforts. 

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    • 38 min

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