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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.

    Patrick Mouratoglou and Andrea Leand

    Patrick Mouratoglou and Andrea Leand

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with two guests in anticipation of the 2020 U.S. Open. First, Patrick Mouratoglou joins the podcast to reassess the Ultimate Tennis Showdown league and to talk about what worked and what didn't and the lessons learned. Wertheim and Mouratoglou also talk about Serena Williams, including what she needs to do win the elusive 24th major title, how she's handling pressure, what she needs to do differently and her disposition during the coronavirus and tennis hiatus. Then, Andrea Leand joins to discuss her time at the Greenbrier watching World TeamTennis matches, the tennis bubble, what the 2020 U.S. Open could look like and more.
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    • 55 min
    Sam Querrey and Eric Hutchinson

    Sam Querrey and Eric Hutchinson

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with two guests: World No. 45 Sam Querrey and singer, songwriter and longtime tennis fan, Eric Hutchinson. From the World TeamTennis bubble at the Greenbrier in West Virginia, Querrey discusses what it's been like to play WTT matches at the resort; how he spent his quarantine; how he continued to train and maintain his fitness during the hiatus; what he is expecting for the 2020 U.S. Open and tennis in the post-coronavirus era; and much more. Then, Hutchinson joins the podcast to talk Wertheim about what it's like to be a solo artist during this time; the process of creating an album during a pandemic; what the overlaps between music and tennis are right now; and more.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Steve Flink on Pete Sampras

    Steve Flink on Pete Sampras

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Hall of Fame tennis journalist, historian and author, Steve Flink about his upcoming book, Pete Sampras: Greatness Revisited. Wertheim and Flink discuss Sampras's legacy, revisit his career and reflect on his accomplishments compared to the stars of the game today; and much more.
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    • 36 min
    World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva

    World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva. A former player and longtime media executive, Silva discusses the 2020 World TeamTennis season and the health and safety protocols in place; what it's like to stage an event amid the coronavirus pandemic; where the league fits into the tennis calendar as a whole; Silva's experience with the sport as a former player; and much more.
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    • 32 min
    Former Player and Agent Donald Dell

    Former Player and Agent Donald Dell

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with former player, broadcaster, agent and more, Donald Dell. Wertheim and Dell talk about the prospect of combining the men's and women's tours; the current state of tennis right now, especially amidst the coronavirus pandemic; what the USTA and the sport as a whole can do to attract young athletes to tennis; and much more.
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    • 35 min
    Novak Djokovic and the Adria Tour Antics

    Novak Djokovic and the Adria Tour Antics

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Jamie Lisanti about Novak Djokovic and his Adria Tour, an exhibition series that was scheduled to be played in Croatia and Serbia over four weeks. After Djokovic and other players tested positive for coronavirus and the event was shut down, Wertheim and Lisanti discuss Djokovic's decision-making in the process of organizing the event; the impact of the players' actions and positive tests on tennis as a whole and upcoming tournaments, such as the U.S. Open; and much more.
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    • 33 min

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