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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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    • 4.5 • 146 Ratings

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

    Chanda Rubin Previews the 2020 French Open

    Chanda Rubin Previews the 2020 French Open

    On this week's episode, former top 10 player and current Tennis Channel broadcaster Chanda Rubin joins the podcast to preview the 2020 French Open. Wertheim and Rubin discuss the quick transition to clay from the U.S. Open hard courts; the absences of top players and how it will affect the draw; the chances of Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep winning titles in Paris; how the fall timing and cooler temperatures will impact play; and much more.
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    • 53 min
    2020 U.S. Open Champion Dominic Thiem and Cognitive Scientist Sian Beilock

    2020 U.S. Open Champion Dominic Thiem and Cognitive Scientist Sian Beilock

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with two guests. First, Dominic Thiem joins the podcast less than 24 hours after winning his first career Grand Slam title over Alexander Zverev at the 2020 U.S. Open in New York. Thiem shares his thoughts on the championship match against Zverev, how he dealt with pressure during the tournament; how winning this title will impact him going forward; and more. Then, Barnard College president and cognitive scientist Sian Beilock discusses the absence of fans at the 2020 U.S. Open and its impact on the players; the concept of pressure, especially as it relates to the tournament's semifinalists and finalists; and more.
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    • 43 min
    Storylines from the 2020 U.S. Open

    Storylines from the 2020 U.S. Open

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with producer and senior editor Jamie Lisanti about the top headlines from the 2020 U.S. Open, including Novak Djokovic's default and the repercussions of the incident; the players who have impressed thus far in the tournament; Serena Williams and her chances at the elusive 24th major title; the men's player with the best chance at the title with the Big Three absent; and much more.
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    • 30 min
    Kevin Anderson on 2020 U.S. Open, New Players' Association Proposal

    Kevin Anderson on 2020 U.S. Open, New Players' Association Proposal

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Jamie Lisanti about the news and storylines from the first week of the 2020 U.S. Open in New York and with Kevin Anderson, following his first-round loss to Alexander Zverev. Wertheim and Anderson discuss the U.S. Open bubble and COVID-19 protocol; his thoughts on the newly-proposed Professional Tennis Players Association, especially as a long-standing member of the ATP Player Council; and much more.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Lindsay Davenport and the US Open

    Lindsay Davenport and the US Open

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks to Lindsay Davenport about the start of the U.S. Open
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    • 39 min
    Stacey Allaster on 2020 U.S. Open Protocols

    Stacey Allaster on 2020 U.S. Open Protocols

    On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with USTA chief executive and U.S. Open tournament director Stacey Allaster about the protocols and new rules in place for the 2020 U.S. Open, set to start on Aug. 31 in New York. Allaster shares the details and regulations of the tournament's COVID-19 testing; the protocols of the bubble in New York; the USTA's new regulations on messages of social justice on their attire and shoes; what the event will look like as compared to years past; and much more.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Mramusic ,

good but ads warning

This is a great podcast! My only critique is that the ads are thrown in there and not set up by Jon. he should build in the breaks to his discussions so we’re not bombarded by loud advertisements.

ljwrazorback ,

Coronavirus

I enjoy the show, but the criticism of Djokovic and the Adria Tour makes an assumption that players and coaches who tested positive contracted the virus at that event. Given the incubation period, isn’t it possible that they had it before the event started and contracted it elsewhere? I agree the crowd behavior and partying was irresponsible.

Savannahdad ,

Excellent Insight

Really enjoy the interviews on this podcast. They are very interesting and different than the mainstream. However, I do feel that sometimes John tries to be a little to ‘buddy buddy’ with his guests and it come across as ‘fake.’ That being said, John is an excellent host.

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