42 episodes

You've just found a unique and high energy tennis podcast where the conversation is always geared toward the ultimate tennis fan. Each week, we have a different professional ATP or WTA tennis player that joins one of their biggest fans to take a fun deep-dive into their remarkable career.... as well as the weekly drama, comedy and top stories from the world of professional tennis. Our favorite players are here to give the backstory on some of the biggest moments in tennis history in this unique podcast that mixes player interviews, games and unsolicited opinion. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jon-guerrica/support

Fantastic Tennis Jon Guerrica

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    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

You've just found a unique and high energy tennis podcast where the conversation is always geared toward the ultimate tennis fan. Each week, we have a different professional ATP or WTA tennis player that joins one of their biggest fans to take a fun deep-dive into their remarkable career.... as well as the weekly drama, comedy and top stories from the world of professional tennis. Our favorite players are here to give the backstory on some of the biggest moments in tennis history in this unique podcast that mixes player interviews, games and unsolicited opinion. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jon-guerrica/support

    Getting To Know….Victoria Azarenka

    Getting To Know….Victoria Azarenka

    At the 2012 Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka not only captured her first grand slam title and the attention of the tennis world, but she also became a national hero and the 21st player in the open era to achieve the #1 world ranking….not bad for a girl that came from meager beginnings in Belarus. Join host, Jon Guerrica, and Vika herself, as they take a fun look back at a successful career that continues to flourish at the top of the women’s game. Always outspoken, never afraid to be vulnerable and forever a legend, Vika shares some amazing stories from her life inside the tennis world that you’ve never heard before. This is a fascinating inside look at a future Tennis Hall of Fame inductee that continues to add to her legacy today. I hope you’ll join us in getting to know the always fantastic….Victoria Azarenka.


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Getting To Know….Chris Evert

    Getting To Know….Chris Evert

    We kick off our 2nd season of Fantastic Tennis with a blockbuster episode featuring former WTA #1, tennis legend and icon, Chris Evert. In this hour long in-depth interview, Chris takes listeners through her catalogue of years on tour and shares never before heard stories from her legendary career. From her favorite moments with longtime rival Martina Navratilova, to her thoughts on her own career, even Chris Evert aficionados will be highly entertained with this fun look back at a player that helped transform not only women's tennis, but the sporting world. We even have a VERY special appearance by another WTA legend that stops by to surprise Chris and ask a few fun questions of her own. Join host Jon Guerrica as we get to know the fantastic….Chris Evert.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Getting To Know....Lisa Raymond

    Getting To Know....Lisa Raymond

    Our guest this week has a list of accomplishments so long, that we had to have a super-sized episode just to get through her amazing career highlights. With 11 grand slam titles, a combined 83 WTA titles and an Olympic bronze medal, Lisa Raymond is one of the most accomplished players from the past few decades....and as a nominee to the class of 2022 for the Tennis Hall of Fame, it's no wonder why she'll go down as one of the greatest doubles players in WTA history. Listen as Lisa shares amazing stories, like her experience from winning her first grand slam doubles title with Rennae Stubbs, as well as the significance to winning her last grand slam title at age 38 at the 2011 US Open. You'll also hear as Lisa shares her memories from a stellar singles career that took her all the way to the top #15 in the world and included wins over former #1's Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Monica Seles. With a career that saw her win at least one doubles title from 1993 to 2012, (a historic span of 20 years), you'll find out what it takes to have the consistency and dedication of a true champion. We hope you'll join in getting to know, the fantastic....Lisa Raymond. 


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Getting To Know….The 2021 Tennis Season

    Getting To Know….The 2021 Tennis Season

    If the 2021 season was a fairytale story, you’d certainly have Emma Raducanu as its young talented fair maiden ruling the land of barely 50% vaccinated tennis players, while legendary godparents Serena & Roger rest and waive majestically from atop their thrones. Our episode this week highlights each and every major topic from this jam-packed 2021 tennis year. It began with a mouse-filled quarantine in Melbourne, and each month, we’d continue to get interesting storyline after storyline: an unprecedented French Open, a return to the grass at Wimbledon, the crowning of a new star in New York, the quest for a calendar slam, the absence of two of the most bankable stars of the game, and the most baffling disappearance of a former #1 that’s now made major headlines around the world. Join host, Jon Guerrica as he’s joined by Myles David from the “Missing the Point with Myles David” podcast as well as two of the sports biggest fans, as we all get to know….the 2021 tennis season.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Getting To Know....Demi Schuurs

    Getting To Know....Demi Schuurs

    Our guest this week is currently preparing for her third straight season-ending WTA Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.... which can only mean, she's wrapping up another stellar year on tour. As a winner of 14 career WTA doubles titles and counting, Demi Schuurs is no stranger to big matches, and this week she sits down with host Jon Guerrica to share her remarkable journey of becoming of doubles specialist and how she was able to reach a career high of #7 in the world. Listen as Demi shares a major announcement about her 2022 season, her thoughts on how the WTA can improve the marketability of doubles, her interesting family dynamic and how she has become a role model for the LGBTQ+ community almost overnight. As a player that rarely gives interviews, we found this chat both interesting and insightful and we hope you'll join us in getting to know....the fantastic, Demi Schuurs

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    • 57 min
    Getting To Know....Diede de Groot

    Getting To Know....Diede de Groot

    While the tennis world shifted its attention toward Novak Djokovic and his quest for the calendar slam at the 2021 US Open, our guest this week not only achieved this historic feat, but she went one step further as she became the first tennis player since 1988, and the very first in the sport of wheelchair tennis to achieve the "golden slam." Dutch wheelchair great, Diede de Groot is a living legend at 24 years old and is certainly a future Hall of Fame inductee. Come join the discussion as host Jon Guerrica gets to know the woman that has achieved 24 grand slam titles, the #1 ranking and the Tokyo Paralympic gold medal. Listen as we hear Diede's early beginnings in the sport, her thoughts on its evolution. and hear how she was ultimately able to manage and defeat the stress and pressure of the 2021 season and write her name in the history books. Our guest this week, is the fantastic Diede de Groot. 


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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

dandydandyandy ,

Uniquely fun!

Really happy I stumbled upon this! His soft touch really works with respect to getting players comfortable so much so that you learn things about them you simply can’t get elsewhere. Fun approach and great listen! Also big shout-out to the variety of guests- love the throwbacks plus the current players.

Sichrinka ,

Fantastic! Podcast

One of the best podcasts for the tennis fans and geeking out on learning more behind the scenes and different players! Jon asks some really good questions that sparks interesting conversation. You should definitely check it out if you are a tennis fanatic especially if you are a big fan of the WTA tour!

TennisFanPortland5 ,

Best Tennis Podcast Around

I have grown very attached to this show. The audio quality is amazing, the host John is so fun and the guests are absolutely fantastic. If you are a tennis fan, you MUST hear this show. What a treat for tennis fans to get to know players on such a fun level. Well done Fantastic Tennis. I’m hooked. My only criticism, can you make this show weekly?

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