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The Cracked Racquets team sits down with tennis’ biggest players, coaches, and academies to bring listeners inside the processes, personas, and stories that you won’t get anywhere else.

Cracked Interviews [Tennis Podcast‪]‬ Cracked Racquets/Tennis Channel Podcast Network

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

The Cracked Racquets team sits down with tennis’ biggest players, coaches, and academies to bring listeners inside the processes, personas, and stories that you won’t get anywhere else.

    Ellen Perez (World #19): Australian WTA Player and Former UGA All-American

    Ellen Perez (World #19): Australian WTA Player and Former UGA All-American

    Former UGA All-American and World #19 Ellen Perez joins Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin to discuss her remarkable 2022 season to date, the struggles of pursuing doubles success without sacrificing singles play, why college tennis was the right pathway for her, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app! In addition, add your twitter/instagram handle to the review for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:
    
    Swing Vision
    SwingVision is the official ball tracking app of Tennis Australia, the UK’s Lawn Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The startup's mission is to democratize the Grand Slam experience for tennis players of all levels. Using just a single smartphone, the app automatically tracks your shot trajectory, generates match highlights and provides line challenges, all in real-time on any court in the world.
    Take advantage of Cracked Racquets' exclusive partnership by using our promo code "cracked20" for a 14-day Pro Trial and a $20 discount. Don't miss out on this exclusive deal, available by clicking here!

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    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    Tourna
    MEGA TAC: It’s the TACKIES GRIP EVER CREATED by far. You know Tourna Tennis for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they also make the TACKIEST grip in the world? MEGA TAC is THE tackiest grip on the market. It starts tacky and stays tacky, longer than any other grip on the market as well. If you like Tacky Grips, you have to try Mega Tac.  
    You can have anyone reach out to sales@uniquesports.com and mention Cracked Racquets to get a FREE sample

    Lucky Racket
    The hub for tennis fans, based out of Dayton, OH. Our mission is to make everyone smile when they see our products on and off the tennis courts!
    Get 15% OFF by using our promo code "Cracked15" at luckyracquet.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

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    • 55 min
    Ryan Harrison (ATP Career High #40): American ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Ryan Harrison (ATP Career High #40): American ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin speaks with each of the participants of the 2022 Ellesse Pro Tennis Challenge. Today's episode features American ATP player (ATP #588) Ryan Harrison.
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app! In addition, add your twitter/instagram handle to the review for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:
    
    Swing Vision
    SwingVision is the official ball tracking app of Tennis Australia, the UK’s Lawn Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The startup's mission is to democratize the Grand Slam experience for tennis players of all levels. Using just a single smartphone, the app automatically tracks your shot trajectory, generates match highlights and provides line challenges, all in real-time on any court in the world.
    Take advantage of Cracked Racquets' exclusive partnership by using our promo code "cracked20" for a 14-day Pro Trial and a $20 discount. Don't miss out on this exclusive deal, available by clicking here!

    Tennis Point
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    Tourna
    MEGA TAC: It’s the TACKIES GRIP EVER CREATED by far. You know Tourna Tennis for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they also make the TACKIEST grip in the world? MEGA TAC is THE tackiest grip on the market. It starts tacky and stays tacky, longer than any other grip on the market as well. If you like Tacky Grips, you have to try Mega Tac.  
    You can have anyone reach out to sales@uniquesports.com and mention Cracked Racquets to get a FREE sample

    Lucky Racket
    The hub for tennis fans, based out of Dayton, OH. Our mission is to make everyone smile when they see our products on and off the tennis courts!
    Get 15% OFF by using our promo code "Cracked15" at luckyracquet.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/crackedracquets
    Email Newsletter: https://crackedracquets.substack.com/
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    • 17 min
    Sumit Nagal (ATP #468): Indian ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Sumit Nagal (ATP #468): Indian ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin speaks with each of the participants of the 2022 Ellesse Pro Tennis Challenge. Today's episode features Czech ATP player (ATP #468) Sumit Nagal.
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app! In addition, add your twitter/instagram handle to the review for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:
    
    Swing Vision
    SwingVision is the official ball tracking app of Tennis Australia, the UK’s Lawn Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The startup's mission is to democratize the Grand Slam experience for tennis players of all levels. Using just a single smartphone, the app automatically tracks your shot trajectory, generates match highlights and provides line challenges, all in real-time on any court in the world.
    Take advantage of Cracked Racquets' exclusive partnership by using our promo code "cracked20" for a 14-day Pro Trial and a $20 discount. Don't miss out on this exclusive deal, available by clicking here!

    Tennis Point
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    Tourna
    MEGA TAC: It’s the TACKIES GRIP EVER CREATED by far. You know Tourna Tennis for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they also make the TACKIEST grip in the world? MEGA TAC is THE tackiest grip on the market. It starts tacky and stays tacky, longer than any other grip on the market as well. If you like Tacky Grips, you have to try Mega Tac.  
    You can have anyone reach out to sales@uniquesports.com and mention Cracked Racquets to get a FREE sample

    Lucky Racket
    The hub for tennis fans, based out of Dayton, OH. Our mission is to make everyone smile when they see our products on and off the tennis courts!
    Get 15% OFF by using our promo code "Cracked15" at luckyracquet.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/crackedracquets
    Email Newsletter: https://crackedracquets.substack.com/
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    • 17 min
    Jonas Forejtek (ATP #223): Czech ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Jonas Forejtek (ATP #223): Czech ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin speaks with each of the participants of the 2022 Ellesse Pro Tennis Challenge. Today's episode features Czech ATP player (ATP #223) Jonas Forejtek.
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app! In addition, add your twitter/instagram handle to the review for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:
    
    Swing Vision
    SwingVision is the official ball tracking app of Tennis Australia, the UK’s Lawn Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The startup's mission is to democratize the Grand Slam experience for tennis players of all levels. Using just a single smartphone, the app automatically tracks your shot trajectory, generates match highlights and provides line challenges, all in real-time on any court in the world.
    Take advantage of Cracked Racquets' exclusive partnership by using our promo code "cracked20" for a 14-day Pro Trial and a $20 discount. Don't miss out on this exclusive deal, available by clicking here!

    Tennis Point
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    Tourna
    MEGA TAC: It’s the TACKIES GRIP EVER CREATED by far. You know Tourna Tennis for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they also make the TACKIEST grip in the world? MEGA TAC is THE tackiest grip on the market. It starts tacky and stays tacky, longer than any other grip on the market as well. If you like Tacky Grips, you have to try Mega Tac.  
    You can have anyone reach out to sales@uniquesports.com and mention Cracked Racquets to get a FREE sample

    Lucky Racket
    The hub for tennis fans, based out of Dayton, OH. Our mission is to make everyone smile when they see our products on and off the tennis courts!
    Get 15% OFF by using our promo code "Cracked15" at luckyracquet.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/crackedracquets
    Email Newsletter: https://crackedracquets.substack.com/
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    • 16 min
    Hugo Gaston (ATP #71): French ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Hugo Gaston (ATP #71): French ATP Player [Live from 2022 Ellesse Pro Challenge]

    Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin speaks with each of the participants of the 2022 Ellesse Pro Tennis Challenge.
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app! In addition, add your twitter/instagram handle to the review for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:
    
    Swing Vision
    SwingVision is the official ball tracking app of Tennis Australia, the UK’s Lawn Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The startup's mission is to democratize the Grand Slam experience for tennis players of all levels. Using just a single smartphone, the app automatically tracks your shot trajectory, generates match highlights and provides line challenges, all in real-time on any court in the world.
    Take advantage of Cracked Racquets' exclusive partnership by using our promo code "cracked20" for a 14-day Pro Trial and a $20 discount. Don't miss out on this exclusive deal, available by clicking here!

    Tennis Point
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    Tourna
    MEGA TAC: It’s the TACKIES GRIP EVER CREATED by far. You know Tourna Tennis for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they also make the TACKIEST grip in the world? MEGA TAC is THE tackiest grip on the market. It starts tacky and stays tacky, longer than any other grip on the market as well. If you like Tacky Grips, you have to try Mega Tac.  
    You can have anyone reach out to sales@uniquesports.com and mention Cracked Racquets to get a FREE sample

    Lucky Racket
    The hub for tennis fans, based out of Dayton, OH. Our mission is to make everyone smile when they see our products on and off the tennis courts!
    Get 15% OFF by using our promo code "Cracked15" at luckyracquet.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/crackedracquets
    Email Newsletter: https://crackedracquets.substack.com/
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    • 18 min
    Pat Maloney (NCAA): University of Michigan 5th-Year Senior

    Pat Maloney (NCAA): University of Michigan 5th-Year Senior

    University of Michigan 5th year Patrick Maloney joins the show to discuss his breakout 2022 season, the rising Wolverines program, expectations for 2023, and so much more!!
    Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app! In addition, add your twitter/instagram handle to the review for a chance to win some FREE CR gear!!

    This episode brought to you by:
    
    Swing Vision
    SwingVision is the official ball tracking app of Tennis Australia, the UK’s Lawn Tennis Association and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The startup's mission is to democratize the Grand Slam experience for tennis players of all levels. Using just a single smartphone, the app automatically tracks your shot trajectory, generates match highlights and provides line challenges, all in real-time on any court in the world.
    Take advantage of Cracked Racquets' exclusive partnership by using our promo code "cracked20" for a 14-day Pro Trial and a $20 discount. Don't miss out on this exclusive deal, available by clicking here!

    Tennis Point
    Discounted Tennis Apparel, Tennis Racquets, Tennis Shoes & Equipment from Nike, adidas, Babolat, Wilson & More!
    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 

    Tourna
    MEGA TAC: It’s the TACKIES GRIP EVER CREATED by far. You know Tourna Tennis for their world famous Tourna Grip, but did you know they also make the TACKIEST grip in the world? MEGA TAC is THE tackiest grip on the market. It starts tacky and stays tacky, longer than any other grip on the market as well. If you like Tacky Grips, you have to try Mega Tac.  
    You can have anyone reach out to sales@uniquesports.com and mention Cracked Racquets to get a FREE sample

    Lucky Racket
    The hub for tennis fans, based out of Dayton, OH. Our mission is to make everyone smile when they see our products on and off the tennis courts!
    Get 15% OFF by using our promo code "Cracked15" at luckyracquet.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    Visit https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/ to stay current on the latest tennis news and trends and enjoy in-depth analysis and dynamic debates.

    Find Cracked Racquets
    Website: https://www.crackedracquets.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/crackedracquets
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crackedracquets
    Facebook: https://Facebook.com/crackedracquets
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/crackedracquets
    Email Newsletter: https://crackedracquets.substack.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

mjoiner3711 ,

Always great

Alex is a fantastic host/interviewer who always keeps things fun to listen to. A great range of guests and topics across the tennis realm - there hasn’t been a single episode that I’ve listened to and haven’t enjoyed

angry beyond ,

Bra Mattek -Sands

Great interview .Love watching her play doubles with Jamie Murray. Personable and charming . So talented an unique

THE_AWR ,

Good stuff

Great tennis content from a new perspective. Includes guys you may have not heard of and ones you already have. If you love tennis this is the podcast for you. I’ve told all my friends and they agree. - THE_AWR on instagram

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