Mike Bryan joins the Beyond the Baseline podcast to talk about his successful six-month partnership with Jack Sock, which saw him win doubles titles at Indian Wells, Wimbledon, the US Open and the ATP Finals, what he had to do to adjust to a new doubles partner, how he would feel if he were sidelined and watched his twin brother Bob succeed with a new partner and more. After a hip injury and subsequent surgery forced Bob to miss the majority of the 2018 season, Mike discusses his brother’s rehab and recovery from injury, what he’s expecting of his comeback and what it’s been like to readjust and reunite with Bob after playing with Sock for several months. Bryan also gives some updates on his personal life and forecasts his 2019 season and beyond.
“Tennis has been unbelievable to me—I’ve had the opportunities to experience it at a lot of different levels and places.”
Recently appointed head of men’s tennis at the USTA, Kent Kinnear joins the TENNIS.com Podcast to talk about his new role (02:21) and the future of American men’s tennis (04:16).
Kinnear is one of the many involved in U.S. tennis that has had to make the move to the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fl. (05:22). The 100-court facility near Orlando caters to players of all levels, but has a lofty goal of producing the next Grand Slam champion.
Kinnear is more than qualified for the task having reached as high as No. 24 in doubles and No. 163 in singles after a college career at Clemson (07:48). He’s even competed against the likes of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi (09:43). He answers the question: Do coaches with past pro experience have a lot more credibility working with players than those lacking it? (11:31)
The Illinois native has some personal insight into the recent surges of John Isner and Kevin Anderson, the latter of which he worked with briefly when he was the assistant coach at the University of Illinois (06:27). He was the director of Player ID and Development at the USTA before stepping into his current role, where Kathy Rinaldi is his counterpart as head of women’s tennis (17:24).
Irina and Nina then discuss Irina’s own transition to Lake Nona and what is life is like in the up-and-coming Floridian neighborhood. (19:22).
Mary Carillo joins the Beyond the Baseline podcast with Jon Wertheim to answer reader questions and discuss various topics, including her opinion on the fall season and why her interest tends to fall off during the final months of the year; what she expects from women’s tennis in 2019, including the chances of Serena Williams winning a major, Caroline Wozniacki’s future, Naomi Osaka’s response after winning her first major and more. Carillo also talks about attending Billie Jean King’s birthday party, her thoughts on Olympic tennis and Tokyo 2020, the new Davis Cup format and much more.
“I think you’re essentially starting a business when you turn pro.”
Stephen Amritraj, a former player and coach with a rich tennis resume, joins Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi this week to talk about the business side of the game. He gives his take on attending the recent Fed Cup final (01:16), what being professionally really means (10:16), what Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) adds to the sport (18:00), the upcoming 500-player draw California Championships (24:42), his 2019 wedding to WTA pro Alison Riske (27:15), growing up in a tennis family (29:29), and more.
His family tree includes former world No. 18 Vijay (uncle), former world No. 74 Anand (dad), former world No. 154 Prakash (cousin) and former world No. 201 Ashok (uncle).
Stephen played college tennis at Duke and had a brief pro career (04:35) before getting into coaching—he’s worked with Rajeev Ram and Mardy Fish, to name a few (08:05). In 2014, the 34-year-old joined the USTA as a national men’s coach and then the head of collegiate tennis. This year, he was named the chief tennis officer of UTR, which is rapidly gaining traction for rating all ages, genders and nationalities across every tournament level in the same system, focusing solely on the opponents played and games won.
Just a few weeks after being named as the new director of player development at the IMG Academy, longtime pro Jimmy Arias joins the Beyond the Baseline podcast to discuss his new role and his experiences with the top young, 10 to 18-year-old players at the IMG Academy. Arias was one of the original tennis students at the academy when it was the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and he discusses how things have changed since he was playing and practicing there and how methods of training and approaches to recovery, fitness and more have modernized. Wertheim and Arias also discuss how his new role will impact his coaching with individual players, the 2018 tennis season and more.
“I told myself, Danielle, if you can make a Grand Slam qualifying [draw] you are totally overachieving in life.”
American pro Danielle Lao turns her writing skills into podcasting magic to share her story with Inside the Tour co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. The University of Southern California alumna (Class of ’13) just hit a career-high of No. 169 after five years on tour thanks to her recent results, including reaching the final of a $60,000 ITF in Stockton, Calif.
She’s had a strong last few months highlighted by qualifying for her second straight US Open by beating the same player in the last round, Jana Fett (01:18). The 27-year-old explains how her college career helped her mature as a person (07:25) and how she came to write her Amazon eBook The Invaluable Experience (08:41) as well as how she learned to not compare herself to anyone else and just keep chasing her dream (12:54).
As Danielle gets ready to play the Australian Open for the first time, she has a painful story to tell about her history with the not-always-so-happy Happy Slam (19:55). It’s the tale of being an alternate for a Grand Slam qualifying draw and going through hope, heartbreak and, eventually, validation.
The Californian also shares some fun facts about herself like how her boyfriend, Nam Gip, holds a Guinness World Record for fastest 4-person marathon in a costume (25:33), her passion for baking—nothing is off limits, even French macarons (26:24), how she would have worked in finance had she not given pro tennis a chance (30:15) and why her Twitter handle “@TheLittleGiant” is appropriate because she’s 5’3” — just like Irina. (31:40).
As the women’s season comes to a close and the ATP prepares to start its final tournament of the season at the ATP Tour Finals, Beyond the Baseline host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti look back on 2018 and hand out awards, including the top moments of the year, the men’s and women’s MVPs, newcomers and breakout stars, matches of the year and more. The pair also gives a lookahead to the 2019 season with some quick-hitting predictions and wishes for the next year in tennis.
“In my experience, not even one week, it’s one match—if I’m able to get through that one match to give me the confidence back—honest to God, that’s usually all it takes to turn something around.”
Podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi met up in Lake Nona, Fla. to chat with American pro Alison Riske. She was preparing for this weekend’s Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic in Prague where she will be the veteran on a team that includes newcomers Sofia Kenin, Danielle Collins and Nicole Melichar.
Riske shares behind-the-scenes facts about what it’s like to play Fed Cup—from finding out who made the team and being part of the 2017 title-winning team to choosing opening night outfits and making rookie speeches (00:40).
The world No. 63 talks about her off-seasons plans (11:00) and reflects on her 2018 season (18:25)—her highlights include reaching the Nurnberg final, winning a $100,000 ITF title in Surbiton and scoring three Top-15 wins. She opens up about overcoming doubt throughout her career (21:38), why she turned pro (29:53) and how influential her dad was in keeping her in the sport (33:38).
The 28-year-old adds in some tips for being witty on Twitter (26:00) and gives her no-nonsense strategy for dealing with keyboard warriors (28:00).
Ahead of his appearance at the ATP Finals Next Gen in Milan, Taylor Fritz joins the Beyond the Baseline podcast to talk about the year-end event; his thoughts on innovations such as on-court coaching, towel racks on the court, the shot clock and more; his expectations and goals for the 2019 season; his approach when it comes to coaches; his experience with Paul Annacone and what he’s learned from him; his relationship with other players on tour, particularly the young Americans; his plans for the offseason and more.
On this week’s episode, Reem Abulleil joins the podcast to discuss the current year-end championships in women’s tennis, her time spent with Naomi Osaka after she won the 2018 US Open, whether or not winning a major has changed Osaka as a person and what she expects for her during the 2019 season and more. Abulleil also offers insight into her own career, discussing her unique story of how she became a tennis journalist and the challenges she faces covering sports in Dubai. Wertheim and Abulleil also talk about the upcoming exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that is planned for Dec. 22 in Saudi Arabia and whether or not the men should cancel their participation and what the possible implications are.
Tennis giveth, and tennis taketh away. The end of the season is finally in sight, and with so many players defending—or losing—huge chunks of points in Singapore, Zhuhai and London, podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi discuss the art of defending points (02:14).
It’s no secret that Jack Sock has struggled on the singles court this year (his record is 7-19). He could lose 1,400 points in the next few weeks—but instead of focusing on the negative, it can all be about perspective (06:28). Let’s also not forget his two Grand Slam doubles triumphs this season.
Two players, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kyle Edmund, won their first career ATP titles last week (13:26). It’s a big deal because…you never forget your first. Irina looks back at her WTA title win in Bogota in 2016, and tells an unforgettable story about her semifinal drama (14:04).
In Singapore, one of the biggest storylines (aside from the matches, of course) has been the on-court coaching debate. Nina and Irina give their opinions on what coaching should look like in the future, on both tours (18:55).
Current Eurosport commentator and seven-time Grand Slam champion Wilander joins the podcast to discuss various tennis storylines, including Novak Djokovic’s resurgence this season and the obstacles he faced over the last year; Roger Federer’s 2018 season and where he could fit into tennis after he is done playing; what tennis will be like without stars like Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams; and much more. Wilander also talks about his work with Wilander on Wheels and his new wearable technology NeuroTennis, which provides instantaneous auditory feedback from a wrist-based device.
Eleven-time Grand Slam champion Gordon Reid joins the podcast to talk about his career and the growth of wheelchair tennis, and he settles some of the most common misconceptions. He’s been ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles, won a singles gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic games and has captured two singles Grand Slams and nine doubles Slams, including the US Open and Wimbledon this year.
In the episode, the 27-year-old Scot talks about the misconceptions of the sport (1:30), the rules of the game (2:30), making a career out of wheelchair tennis (3:30), the hardest part of his sport (4:20), the progression of the wheelchair tour (6:20), getting recognition in Scotland (8:10), being the first-ever singles wheelchair men’s Wimbledon champion (10:08), a fun fact about his legacy back home (13:56), how some wheelchair players can stand and walk (15:46), the challenges of traveling in a chair (17:21), and prize money discrepancies (18:53).
Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi discuss wheelchair tennis from their perspectives, the importance of watching wheelchair tennis live and the growth of the game.
Following the WTA’s decision to cut the U.S. part of its worldwide rights deal with beIN sports, the Tour’s head Steve Simon discusses the move to Tennis Channel, which includes a five-year deal for television and digital streaming broadcast rights, and what it means for American fans, how it can help build excitement and growth around the sport and more. Wertheim and Simon also talk about the future of the WTA in Asia, what Serena Williams means to women’s tennis and what will happen when she decides to move on from the sport, the tour schedule and impact of injuries, and much more.
In the midst of the fall tennis season, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti discuss some of the sport’s current hot topics and storylines, including the success of Naomi Osaka during the Asian swing after her US Open triumph; Serena Williams’s decision to skip the fall tournaments and withhold any comments on the events during the final against Osaka in New York; the U.S. Davis Cup team captain vacancy and possible candidates for the position; Fernando Verdasco’s unfortunate incident with a ballkid and the debate over towels in tennis; and much more.
The podcast’s Nina Pantic caught up with world No. 9 Kevin Anderson in Chicago ahead of the Laver Cup (which Team Europe would win over Team World). The 32-year-old talks about choosing to go to the University of Illinois (00:50), his website RealLifeTennis.com (02:30), why he thinks his best tennis is still ahead of him (03:21), Novak Djokovic’s comeback (4:24) and what it’s like to spend time with Rod Laver (06:00).
Co-hosts Pantic and Irina Falconi discuss the aging trend on the ATP tour and ask: What is old anyway (07:45)? They talk about the pressure for young teens to choose to go pro or go to college (08:49), how Irina ended up leaving Georgia Tech early for the WTA tour (11:17) and the stress of the sport’s unforgiving calendar and how it leaves little room for celebrations (17:20). Irina also shares why she’s taking a break from the pro tour (25:12).
After attending the second annual Laver Cup in Chicago, Paul Annacone joins the podcast to recap the tournament and discuss the events of the weekend, including the match play, memorable moments between players, the overall grandeur of the event and much more. Wertheim and Annacone discuss why Laver Cup has been so successful so quickly; what the event could look like and if it can be sustained after Roger Federer retires from tennis; what drives the players’ passion and emotion on the court; if this type of event would have worked in the era Annacone played in and much more.
It’s not every day you get to speak with one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. The podcast’s Nina Pantic met with Rod Laver in Chicago the day before the second annual Laver Cup took place (13:55).
Laver talks about the honor of being the namesake for the event (14:43), who he thinks the GOAT is (16:25), will someone win a calendar-year Grand Slam again (16:45), who his favorite player was (18:10) , his relationship with Roger Federer (18:51) and his greatest memories from winning all four Slams in 1969 (20:24).
Hosts Pantic and Irina Falconi also share what it was like to watch the Laver Cup action live in Chicago (00:40), break down the 2018 Laver Cup format (1:28), discuss the definition of an exhibition (6:46) and share insight into “Coach Federer” (10:20).
Just a few days after playing the final match of his career at Davis Cup, Canadian doubles specialist Daniel Nestor joins Jon Wertheim to discuss his why he made the decision earlier this year to retire in September, what he thinks about the average age of tennis players getting older in today’s game, his thoughts on Canada’s up-and-coming players Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, his opinion on the new Davis Cup format, his thoughts on Novak Djokovic’s resurgence this summer and more. The 46-year-old also talks about what’s next for him after his tennis career.
Former world No. 8 Mark Philippoussis joins the podcast to give his thoughts on life after tennis, his latest work with the clothing company Jacques, rising young Australians, playing Roger Federer in the ’03 Wimbledon final, the new Davis Cup changes, his passion for surfing and a lot more.
Mark shares how he got involved with his latest project, a tennis collection capsule with the clothing brand Jacques.
What was his transition to post-playing life like? Mark says he basically retired at the age of 28 in 2004. Multiple knee surgeries ultimately ended his career early.
He shares his proudest moment of his career: winning two Davis Cup crowns for Australia (in 1999 and 2003). He also talks about his 2003 Wimbledon final loss to Roger Federer.
Let’s talk Davis Cup. Mark is vehemently against the changes that will be in place for 2019.
Who is he most excited about coming up the ranks from his home country?
Mark and his wife Silvana are both from Melbourne, where they’re moving back to next year. He shares what his family life is like these days.
The retired tennis star has a huge passion for surfing, but how good is he?
A wild and unpredictable US Open just wrapped leaving many in disbelief over how the women’s final ended between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. Your Inside the Tour hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi give their take on the controversy involving Serena and chair umpire Carlos Ramos.
In any case, Serena is back inside the Top 20, while the men’s champion, Novak Djokovic has solidified his return to the Top 3. Comebacks complete, to say the least. One more US Open champion has completed her own comeback: Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She won the mixed doubles crown with Jamie Murray for her eighth major and her first since her horrific knee injury at Wimbledon last year.
The 33-year-old talks about her philosophies on dealing with injuries, how she stays positive, her relationship with Wimbledon, how long she sees herself playing and more.
In a special edition episode from the US Open, host Jon Wertheim discusses the controversial US Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka on Saturday, including the superb play from 20-year-old Osaka, the actions of umpire Carlos Ramos and their thoughts on what actually played out during the second set of the final, how the situation escalated, how Ramos could have handled the situation differently and much more.
“It’s beautiful when you close one door how many new ones open up.”
Recently retired former world No. 5 Daniela Hantuchova joins the podcast while in New York for the US Open. She’s transitioned quickly from her retirement last summer to a broadcast and reporting career. The 34-year-old’s newest project is Downtown Dani, a series with Tennis Channel where she talks fashion, food and off-court trends with the tour’s biggest stars. The two-time US Open quarterfinalist also shares her experiences from her career including her love for Indian Wells (where she won twice), winning the Fed Cup title for Slovakia in 2002, her best US Open match and winning a career mixed doubles Grand Slam.
Former US Open champion Andy Roddick talks about playing as a home favorite in Flushing Meadows and the state of American men’s tennis. The Hall of Famer also shares his opinions on the new Fan Voting initiative for the Class of ’19.
“Before everybody was traveling with puppies, now everybody is traveling with babies.” Nina and Irina introduce their first guest, former world No. 35 Olga Govortsova.
A lot goes on behind the scenes to get the story or video you’re seeing after a match, so Nina and Irina break it all down from a reporter and player’s perspective.
Rain in Washington forced six women to withdraw from Montreal—Is there a solution for that sort of chaos?
What’s it like to be drug tested on the WTA Tour? Ranking is everything, but what happens when you obsess over it too much?
What do Taylor Swift and World Team Tennis have in common? Was college tennis the right choice? Irina and Nina talk all things tennis.
What’s it like to play on Centre Court against Kerber? Why aren’t there more grass events? Are children the key to longevity? Irina and Nina dive into those questions and a lot more after a wild Wimbledon 2018.
Wertheim and Bollettieri talk ahead of the premiere of the Showtime documentary, Love Means Zero, which focuses on Bollettieri’s life and features interviews with his former students.
Just a few days after the French Open, host Jon Wertheim wraps up the tournament and discusses recent headlines with Chanda Rubin.
On this week’s episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Rennae Stubbs about the WTA tour and she shares insight on Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and more.
On this week’s episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Danielle Collins, who has surged into the top 50 in the WTA rankings.
On this episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Chris Nashawaty, a movie critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the new book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story.
Tennis player and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott joins the podcast fresh off his Super Bowl LII championship.
Host Jon Wertheim talks with SI.com tennis editor Jamie Lisanti about the 2018 Australian Open and the implications the results will have on the coming weeks of tennis.
On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA
Steve Tignor has covered plenty of ground over the last week. On the TENNIS.com Podcast, we dig into each of his posts in greater detail.
Steve and Ed are back after a bit of summer vacation to discuss the biggest stories in the sport.
In Venus Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza and Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic we have two Wimbledon finals with much in common. Ed McGrogan looks back at how the fortnight’s final four got here, and what we can expect over the weekend.
The semis are set—and there are certainly some surprises. Ed McGrogan discusses Andy Murray’s shortcomings, Simona Halep’s exit and CoCo Vandeweghe’s flop, and then focuses on the survivors.
Wimbledon’s fourth-round extravaganza lived up to its nickname, with some great early women’s matches, including Garbine Muguruza’s win over top seed Angelique Kerber, and a number of five-setters on the men’s side.
The first Monday of Wimbledon is hotly anticipated, but the second Monday may be even better. Ed McGrogan breaks down all 16 fourth-round matches in an extended Tennis in 10 Podcast.
An entertaining day of play at the All England Club has given us some tantalizing fourth-round matches, including Azarenka vs. Halep and Ostapenko vs. Svitolina. Ed McGrogan recaps Friday and looks ahead to what’s next in SW19.
After a satisfying feast for fans on Day 1, Wimbledon served up a rare dud on Tuesday. We discuss one of the sport’s biggest problems—retirements—and go through the mostly drama-free matches that went to a full conclusion.
Opening day at the All England Club gave us much to discuss, which Ed McGrogan does in under 10 minutes.
One of tennis’ most anticipated days is here: opening day at the All England Club. Ed McGrogan breaks down Monday’s must-see matches, and the tournament as a whole.
Grass, tennis’ most unpredictable surface, is a fitting battleground for what may be a chaotic Wimbledon. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan give their thoughts on the game after Roland Garros.
What more can be said about Rafa at Roland Garros? Ed McGrogan tries his best, in less than 10 minutes.
Just 20 years old, the Latvian struck 54 winners and staged a major comeback on one of the sport’s grandest stages to win her first title—and it’s a big one. Ed McGrogan breaks it down in under 10 minutes.
Will we get a great men’s final? Ed McGrogan considers the match-up between Rafa, the in-form nine-time champion, and Stan, the forever dangerous underdog. Plus: stay until the end of the podcast for a special guest appearance.
Thursday’s semifinals have given us a fascinating final to consider at Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic’s reign as Roland Garros champion came to a shocking end, Simona Halep mounted a stunning comeback, and my must-see quarterfinal was a cover-your-eyes dud. It was a busy and pivotal day in Paris, which Ed McGrogan recaps in under 10 minutes
Only two matches were completed on a rainy Tuesday at Roland Garros, but both were significant. Ed McGrogan discusses Timea Bacsinszky’s return to the French Open semifinals and Jelena Ostapenko’s latest victory over Caroline Wozniacki.
The quarterfinals are set at Roland Garros. Cilic vs. Wawrinka; Halep vs. Svitolina; Garcia vs. Pliskova—which players do you think will emerge? Ed McGrogan gives his thoughts on today’s report.
There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at this year’s French Open. And that’s a good thing. Ed McGrogan breaks down a women’s draw brimming with opportunity, and the latest runs of red-clay success by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were two of Saturday’s big winners—not only did they win against potentially troublesome opponents, but they got their matches in before rain halted play for good. In addition, France is guaranteed a quarterfinalist thanks to
From Novak Djokovic’s five-set scare to some extremely competitive women’s matches, the first day of third-round play delivered the entertainment value we’ve come to expect from the Slams. Ed McGrogan recaps a great Day 6—all in under 10 minutes.
We’re into the third round at Roland Garros, where Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro will collide. Both men were tested on Day 5, as were three Top 10 seeds on the women’s side. Ed McGrogan runs it down, and looks ahead on Friday’s play, in under 10 m
Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams didn’t come into the French Open with much momentum, but a decimated draw has given their title chances a boost. We discuss their second-round wins, Wednesday’s other notable results and look ahead to Day 5—all in less
Aside from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s tightrope walk against Renzo Olivo, the first round of play is over—and not a moment too soon. We look ahead to the second round of play in Paris and bid adieu to Alexander Zverev, whose stay at Roland Garros was a brief on
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal rolled in their Roland Garros openers, leaving the Memorial Day drama to Americans Jennifer Brady and Donald Young. Ed McGrogan breaks down the day of play in Paris in under 10 minutes.
On this special podcast—pojdcast?—Ed McGrogan runs down Petra Kvitova’s feel-good victory, Angelique Kerber’s desultory defeat and the rest of the opening day’s happenings at Roland Garros. All in under 10 minutes.
With Serena out—and, for now, Maria, Vika and Petra on the outside—there’s more uncertainty in the women’s game than ever. We take a deep dive into the WTA to assess the landscape, determine French Open favorites and predict the tour’s future.
A group of Americans recently traveled to Cuba for the first work project in decades: repairing dilapidated tennis courts at the National Tennis Center in Havana. Having traveled the globe for feature reporting for Sports Illustrated, Wertheim explains h
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the new dynamic of the Roger-Rafa rivalry, Nick Kyrgios’ renewed sense of purpose, Miami champion Johanna Konta and runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, plus this week’s tennis in Charleston and around the world in Davis Cup.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan reconvene to recap a busy BNP Paribas Open and look ahead to the Miami Open. Plus, a discussion about what went wrong for the sport after Sunday’s long WTA final in Indian Wells.
The well-spoken and very talented American claimed a long-awaited first title—and he’s still just 24. We discuss his winning in Memphis, Karolina Pliskova and Roger Federer, who will apparently play through 2019.
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor discuss the recently completed first rounds of each international team competition, and look at what’s happened on the tours in February.
The season’s first major gave us Serena’s 23rd Slam—at the expense of her sister—Dimitrov’s revival, CoCo’s breakthrough and, perhaps, Federer’s greatest win ever. We discuss it all.
What a week in Melbourne. It’s time to recap it all, and project our favorite potential finals, in the podcast.
We parse each quarter of both Down Under draws—it’s a grand preview you won’t want to miss.
How much stock should we put into Grigor Dimitrov’s opening-week triumph, Novak Djokovic’s win over Andy Murray, and Angelique Kerber’s pair of January losses? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan give their thoughts.
Ready or not, a new season is here. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan assess a now-healthy Big Four in the ATP, and consider how all the major off-court developments in the WTA will affect the tour’s top contenders.
Argentina, forever a bridesmaid in Davis Cup, gets another shot against Croatia. We preview the final matches of the tennis season and consider the ramifications of the ATP World Tour Finals.’
While Andy Murray became No. 1, Jack Sock and John Isner ended their years on high notes. We discuss Paris, and look ahead to the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan dig into a busy week of tennis news, on and off the court.
It’s been a very interesting week off the court. We discuss three hot-button issues surrounding the game.
What does the post-U.S. Open season mean for Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Angelique Kerber and other top tour names? Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor reconvene to discuss the remainder of the tennis calendar.
We’re down to the final four players, and two compelling title matches. Ed McGrogan breaks down Pliskova vs. Kerber and Djokovic vs. Wawrinka.
Serena loses, Pliskova vs. Kerber, Nole’s true test, Gaels great opportunity. Ed Mcgrogan breaks it all down from the U.S. Open
After a day of less-than-compelling quarterfinals, Ed McGrogan considers what’s next at the U.S. Open for the victors.
Agnieszka Radwanska’s surprising loss means Ana Konjuh is into the final eight. How far can she go, and what about the men’s draw?
Whether it was one-sided victories (Venus, Serena, del Potro) or marathon comebacks (Halep, Wawrinka), the top seeds made their presence felt at Flushing Meadows in reaching the second week.
It was a surprising day, in ways both good and bad, for a trio of talented American men.
Ed McGrogan doles out some first-week awards in his daily recap.
The U.S. Open got its first wave of significant upsets on Wednesday, while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal avoided any such drama.
Dominic Thiem and Steve Johnson survived in five, while night-match headliners Serena Williams and Andy Murray cruised in Flushing Meadows. What does it all mean?
Between two all-American five-setters, a strong Grandstand debut and Novak Djokovic’s evening test, it was one of the better opening nights at the Slams in some time.
This will be a U.S. Open to remember for those attending the tournament and watching from home. Ed McGrogan runs down the highlights from the season’s final Slam.
How do you explain some of the surprises in Rio? Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan break down the early action in the podcast.
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan catch up to discuss a long but ultimately satisfying fortnight.
In a special podcast for TENNIS.com’s 20th Anniversary, Louisa Thomas of The New Yorker (and formerly of Grantland) joins Ed McGrogan to discuss the craft of tennis writing, today’s trends and what tomorrow may bring.
How will the French Open champions fare as the tours shift to grass? Plus, thoughts on Roger’s return, Thiem’s recent play, and the Murray-Lendl reunion.
Parsing Paris’ preeminent storylines before the clay-court major gets underway.
It’s been full steam ahead for Rafael Nadal, both on and off the court. We discuss the star Spaniard, Angelique Kerber and look ahead to Madrid.
Thoughts on Sloane Stephens’ win in Charleston, a star-studded field in Monte Carlo, and Jordan Spieth’s collapse at the Masters.
A major month of tennis is in the books. After a proper introduction, Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor give their thoughts on the Miami Open and March’s results.
Ed and Steve discuss an entertaining first round and look ahead to some tantalizing quarterfinals. Plus, our thoughts on Bud Collins.