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Conversations about tennis, always under 30:00, with host Carl Bialik and guests.

Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis Carl Bialik

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    • 4.3 • 31 Ratings

Conversations about tennis, always under 30:00, with host Carl Bialik and guests.

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Matt Marolf Wraps the Tournament and Airs Grievances

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Matt Marolf Wraps the Tournament and Airs Grievances

    Returning guest Matt Marolf (@mattmarolf), who writes match previews for big tournaments year-round, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik after the 2023 U.S. Open to recap the tournament and Matt's prescient picks, predict the careers of the finalists, and air grievances about the sport we love and love to find ways to make better.
    Links:
    Matt on Twitter
    Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me
    Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."
     

    • 29 min
    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Jeff Sackmann on his project Battles, Boycotts, and Breakouts: 1973 Redux

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Jeff Sackmann on his project Battles, Boycotts, and Breakouts: 1973 Redux

    Jeff Sackmann, proprietor of the stats and history site Tennis Abstract, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Battles, Boycotts, and Breakouts: 1973 Redux, Jeff's project to revisit memorable moments from the pivotal tennis season of a half-century ago. Carl and Jeff discuss the 50th anniversary of equal prize money at the U.S. Open, what made 1973 special, and how 2023 might look 50 years from now. 
    Links:
    1973 Redux
    Tennis Abstract
    Jeff on Twitter
    Thirty Love is back for a mini-season around the 2023 U.S. Open. Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me
    Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

    • 29 min
    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Tumaini Carayol on Tiafoe, Wozniacki, Kasatkina, and Murray

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Tumaini Carayol on Tiafoe, Wozniacki, Kasatkina, and Murray

    Returning guest Tumaini Carayol, the Guardian's tennis correspondent, joins the show to talk about players who have caught his eye and had memorable matches at this tournament: Frances Tiafoe, Caroline Wozniacki, Daria Kasatkina, and Andy Murray. He also talks about the rise of hard-court sliding.
    Thirty Love is back for a mini-season around the 2023 U.S. Open. Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me
    Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

    • 29 min
    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Jim Chairusmi on Pickleball and Playing the Pros

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Jim Chairusmi on Pickleball and Playing the Pros

    Returning guest Jim Chairusmi, part of the Wall Street Journal's team covering the 2023 U.S. Open, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about tennis pros leaving the sport to play pickleball, and how the Average Joe, Jane, and Jim would do against pro tennis players.
    Thirty Love is back for a mini-season around the 2023 U.S. Open. Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me
    Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

    • 28 min
    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Giri Nathan on seeing the sport with fresh eyes, Wide Tennis, and slow tennis

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Giri Nathan on seeing the sport with fresh eyes, Wide Tennis, and slow tennis

    Returning guest Giri Nathan, who writes about tennis for Defector and Racquet, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his experience covering the French Open and Wimbledon in person for the first time, how tennis speeding up might have slowed it down, and the joys of Wide Tennis and Greek Yogurt.
    Thirty Love is back for a mini-season around the 2023 U.S. Open. Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me
    Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

    • 29 min
    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Matt Marolf Previews the Tournament

    Thirty Love at the 2023 U.S. Open: Matt Marolf Previews the Tournament

    Returning guest Matt Marolf (@mattmarolf), who writes match previews for big tournaments year-round, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik after they played a tennis match ahead of the 2023 U.S. Open to preview the tournament, explain his process for researching players and matches, share insights from a week on the grounds before the event began, and rant about the sport's rulebook.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

@IanKatzTennis ,

Insightful, Informative and Disciplined

Carl is a strong interviewer who keeps the conversation moving and gets a lot out of his guests. The hard-stop 30 minutes forces discipline and should be emulated by others.

Just me in Ohio ,

Just me in Ohio

A focused and insightful tennis podcast with some of the best people following the sport.

ESPN Monetization Team ,

Goes deep quickly

With the 30 minute cap the conversation goes deep quickly. It's also easy to keep up with for even casual tennis fans like me.

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