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TENNIS.com Podcast

The TENNIS.com Podcast

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TENNIS.com Podcast
TENNIS.com Podcast

TENNIS.com Podcast

The TENNIS.com Podcast

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Tune in to hear the experts from Tennis.com and players on the tour talk about everything tennis, from happenings on the court to trending topics as well as what goes on behind the scenes both on the tour and in the pressroom.

Latest Episodes

Nick McCarvel on covering the sport in new ways

"It's just that sort of natural approach that I've always had and, yeah, it's taken some fine-tuning. For the most part, it's just breaking down that fourth wall and letting the viewer feel like they're there with you." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast features reporter Nick McCarvel. He's got a lot of stories from the road to share with podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. While studying journalism, McCarvel got his start in tennis by walking into the Tennis Magazine offices in Manhattan asking for a summer internship, and soon after, he beganwriting for the New York Times and USA Today. He made the leap to on-camera hosting at Indian Wells a few years ago, and has never looked back. Beyondtennis,he also covers figure skating, taking on the role of NBC Olympics digital reporter last year inPyeongchang. McCarvel hascarved out his place as acontent creator, commentator and host, oftentaking oversocial media with his feature videos and interviews. Hehas become a smiling stapleat seemingly every stop on tour and hasworked with everybig name in tennis—even chatting withRoger Federer and Serena Williams in the Twitter Blue Room after they won their Australian Open titles in 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MIN4 d ago
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Nick McCarvel on covering the sport in new ways

Jim Courier on making tennis better for everyone

"The business side has been something that I’ve been really educated in. I didn’t go to college, so for me it’s been a real learning curve and a real wonderful one to understand how the world of tennis actually operates. It's made me a better person in general." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast guest is former No. 1 Jim Courier. The four-time Grand Slam champion may be better known these days for commentating as he's now 20 years into a full-fledged broadcasting career. With his company InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, Courier has helped bring tennis to more people, first with the Powershares Champion Series (now the Invesco Series QQQ) and now by partnering with the Oracle Pro Series. The 49-year-old American shares how he knew it was time to retire, the ins and outs of commentating and his most memorable on-court interviews, including with Petra Kvitova and Rafael Nadal in Melbourne. He gets into some of the more complex debates of the sport like the delegation of prize money at...

44 MIN1 w ago
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Jim Courier on making tennis better for everyone

Anne Worcester on becoming UTR's president

"The chance to use use 35 years on all sides of pro tennis—the player side, the tournament side, the sponsor side, my Virginia Slims days and then the governing body side—to make a difference and grow the sport, using technology, was just sort of the chance of a lifetime." With over three decades of experience in pro tennis, Anne Worcester joins the TENNIS.com Podcast this week with co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. In the world of tennis, Worcester has done it all and shares her impressive path from recreational player to one of he most well-connected leaders in the game. Worcester became the first woman to be named the CEO of the WTA in 1994, making her the first female CEO of any major sports organization at the time.She then became the tournament director of the WTA Premier in New Haven in 1998, and remained the lead of the much-loved August event until it was sold to China earlier this year. Left to enjoy her first summer off in over 20 years, the highly-in-demand busin...

31 MIN2 w ago
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Anne Worcester on becoming UTR's president

Craig Kardon on the coaching carousel

“That’s one of the things I learned right away is you have to be willing to go on the court every single day and get fired, and stick up for what you believe in." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast guest is WTA and ATP coach Craig Kardon. With 30 years of experience on tour, Kardon has a lot of stories to share with podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. A former Top 300-ranked pro, Kardon got his pro coaching career started in the late 1980s helping none other than Martina Navratilova to her final Wimbledon title in 1990. He has since worked with Mary Pierce, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Ana Ivanovic, Xavier Malisse, Alex Bogomolov, CoCo Vandeweghe and more. He has been a fixture in World TeamTennis for nearly 20 years, spending the last decade guiding the Billie Jean King-owned Philadelphia Freedoms. Kardon shares how he got his first gig, and why coaches struggle to hold onto any sort of steady work on tour with the coaching carousel spitting out changes seemingly...

35 MIN3 w ago
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Craig Kardon on the coaching carousel

Mary Carillo on acing the broadcasting world

"Say yes! If you can’t do it they’ll tap you on the shoulder and get you gone, but just say yes. Experience it and work hard and be curious and do your thing, say yes." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast features award-winning broadcaster Mary Carillo. After a playing career that saw her reach No. 31 in the world, Carillo fell into commentating by happenstance, and then jumped into the new career headfirst in 1980. She has appeared on Tennis Channel, Amazon Prime, ESPN, NBC, CBS and many more, covering primarily tennis, but also Olympic events like figure skating, luge, skiing, marathon swimming and practically everything else. Not stopping at two-legged athletes, Carillo loves covering animal shows, too, including the upcoming AKC National Championship Dog Show on Animal Planet. Carillo covers a lot of ground this episode including how she got her start in the business, her advice to aspiring broadcasters, who made her the most starstruck, why she's not on social media and a lot, lot...

51 MINSEP 18
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Mary Carillo on acing the broadcasting world

Sascha Bajin on working with Grand Slam champions

"Getting paid playing with Serena Williams on a daily basis, I don't care if it's in Palm Beach Gardens or a stadium, it doesn't get much than that." Sascha Bajin joined the TENNIS.com Podcast with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi while he was in New York for the US Open. The 34-year-old has a decorated resume, having worked with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Naomi Osaka and now, Kristina Mladenovic. The German reflects on how he got his start as a 21-year-old hitting partner for one of the greatest athletes of all time. He would be part of Serena's team for 13 of her 23 Grand Slam wins. He explains how he made the shift to coaching, as he was in Osaka's player box as her coach for her 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open victories. Coaching was a natural fit for him thanks to a selfless demeanor that makes him eager to help his player with everything and anything she needs, from picking up laundry to figuring out how to win a match during a ...

33 MINSEP 11
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Sascha Bajin on working with Grand Slam champions

Melanie Oudin on the 10-year anniversary of her US Open quarterfinal run

"This is the hand I was dealt. How many people can say they have made the quarterfinals of the US Open? And to have that kind of run, and people cheering for me, and the whole believe thing, and inspiring a lot of people: I couldn't have asked for anything more than that." Ten years after her 2009 US Open dream run, Melanie Oudin joins the TENNIS.com Podcast with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. The 27-year-old retired two years ago after numerous health setbacks, including a heart condition that required two surgeries. As a 17-year-old, Oudin beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Dementieva, Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova to reach the US Open quarterfinals. She would peak at No. 31 in the world, win the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title (with Jack Sock) and capture a WTA title in Birmingham in 2012. She explains how she finally figured out what was wrong with her heart, why she left the game at the age of 25, and how she jumped into broadcasting as her first post-playing career path...

37 MINSEP 4
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Melanie Oudin on the 10-year anniversary of her US Open quarterfinal run

Caroline Dolehide on finding her way on tour

"Right now I'm just really thankful, not that I'm winning, but that I feel good because it was really rough six months at the beginning of the year. It's something that we all have to go through." Caroline Dolehide joins the TENNIS.com Podcast this week with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. The world No. 214-ranked American reflects on a memorable August in which she won two medals at the Pan American Games, captured an ITF W60 in Concord, Mass., and qualified for the US Open, where she's also in the doubles main draw (with Vania King). The 20-year-old opens up about her confident choice of the pro tour over UCLA and reflects on her struggles at the start of 2019 with refreshing honesty. She compares Grand Slam life to the ITF circuit, shares the benefits of playing so much doubles and explains why she chose to travel to Peru for a clay tournament in the middle of the U.S. hard-court season. When discussing her family support system, Dolehide casually lets us know that she has a frien...

26 MINAUG 28
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Caroline Dolehide on finding her way on tour

Former No. 1 Liezel Huber on reaching new heights in the Bronx

"For me it wasn't about reaching No. 1, but really that platform that I had to stand on to make a difference." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast guest is former world No. 1 doubles champion Liezel Huber. Huber now serves as the director of tennis at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in New York, and is helping run the new NYTJL Bronx Open this week. Huber is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion and finished as the season-end No. 1 three times. She reflects on her stellar career as well as the path since that has brought her to the Bronx, where she helps teach children the game that's given her so much. The South African-turned-American shares her greatest memory from her career—which won't be what you expect—and gives an inside take on what went into getting ready to host a WTA International tournament at the new facility. The 43-year-old mother of two has confidently found her place in the world after retiring from competition in 2017, and she has a three-word secret...

25 MINAUG 22
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Former No. 1 Liezel Huber on reaching new heights in the Bronx

Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL Bronx Open

“We are the largest youth tennis and education nonprofit in the nation. That’s our daily work. Now the NYJTL Bronx Open is the ultimate aspirational event for our kids.” This week’s TENNIS.com Podcast episode features NYJTL Bronx Open tournament director Joe Ceriello, alongside podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. Across a 20-year career in tennis, Ceriello … Continue reading Inside the Tour with Nina and Irina — Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL Bronx Open → Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MINAUG 15
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Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL Bronx Open

Latest Episodes

Nick McCarvel on covering the sport in new ways

"It's just that sort of natural approach that I've always had and, yeah, it's taken some fine-tuning. For the most part, it's just breaking down that fourth wall and letting the viewer feel like they're there with you." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast features reporter Nick McCarvel. He's got a lot of stories from the road to share with podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. While studying journalism, McCarvel got his start in tennis by walking into the Tennis Magazine offices in Manhattan asking for a summer internship, and soon after, he beganwriting for the New York Times and USA Today. He made the leap to on-camera hosting at Indian Wells a few years ago, and has never looked back. Beyondtennis,he also covers figure skating, taking on the role of NBC Olympics digital reporter last year inPyeongchang. McCarvel hascarved out his place as acontent creator, commentator and host, oftentaking oversocial media with his feature videos and interviews. Hehas become a smiling stapleat seemingly every stop on tour and hasworked with everybig name in tennis—even chatting withRoger Federer and Serena Williams in the Twitter Blue Room after they won their Australian Open titles in 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Nick McCarvel on covering the sport in new ways

Jim Courier on making tennis better for everyone

"The business side has been something that I’ve been really educated in. I didn’t go to college, so for me it’s been a real learning curve and a real wonderful one to understand how the world of tennis actually operates. It's made me a better person in general." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast guest is former No. 1 Jim Courier. The four-time Grand Slam champion may be better known these days for commentating as he's now 20 years into a full-fledged broadcasting career. With his company InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, Courier has helped bring tennis to more people, first with the Powershares Champion Series (now the Invesco Series QQQ) and now by partnering with the Oracle Pro Series. The 49-year-old American shares how he knew it was time to retire, the ins and outs of commentating and his most memorable on-court interviews, including with Petra Kvitova and Rafael Nadal in Melbourne. He gets into some of the more complex debates of the sport like the delegation of prize money at...

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Jim Courier on making tennis better for everyone

Anne Worcester on becoming UTR's president

"The chance to use use 35 years on all sides of pro tennis—the player side, the tournament side, the sponsor side, my Virginia Slims days and then the governing body side—to make a difference and grow the sport, using technology, was just sort of the chance of a lifetime." With over three decades of experience in pro tennis, Anne Worcester joins the TENNIS.com Podcast this week with co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. In the world of tennis, Worcester has done it all and shares her impressive path from recreational player to one of he most well-connected leaders in the game. Worcester became the first woman to be named the CEO of the WTA in 1994, making her the first female CEO of any major sports organization at the time.She then became the tournament director of the WTA Premier in New Haven in 1998, and remained the lead of the much-loved August event until it was sold to China earlier this year. Left to enjoy her first summer off in over 20 years, the highly-in-demand busin...

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Anne Worcester on becoming UTR's president

Craig Kardon on the coaching carousel

“That’s one of the things I learned right away is you have to be willing to go on the court every single day and get fired, and stick up for what you believe in." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast guest is WTA and ATP coach Craig Kardon. With 30 years of experience on tour, Kardon has a lot of stories to share with podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. A former Top 300-ranked pro, Kardon got his pro coaching career started in the late 1980s helping none other than Martina Navratilova to her final Wimbledon title in 1990. He has since worked with Mary Pierce, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Ana Ivanovic, Xavier Malisse, Alex Bogomolov, CoCo Vandeweghe and more. He has been a fixture in World TeamTennis for nearly 20 years, spending the last decade guiding the Billie Jean King-owned Philadelphia Freedoms. Kardon shares how he got his first gig, and why coaches struggle to hold onto any sort of steady work on tour with the coaching carousel spitting out changes seemingly...

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Craig Kardon on the coaching carousel

Mary Carillo on acing the broadcasting world

"Say yes! If you can’t do it they’ll tap you on the shoulder and get you gone, but just say yes. Experience it and work hard and be curious and do your thing, say yes." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast features award-winning broadcaster Mary Carillo. After a playing career that saw her reach No. 31 in the world, Carillo fell into commentating by happenstance, and then jumped into the new career headfirst in 1980. She has appeared on Tennis Channel, Amazon Prime, ESPN, NBC, CBS and many more, covering primarily tennis, but also Olympic events like figure skating, luge, skiing, marathon swimming and practically everything else. Not stopping at two-legged athletes, Carillo loves covering animal shows, too, including the upcoming AKC National Championship Dog Show on Animal Planet. Carillo covers a lot of ground this episode including how she got her start in the business, her advice to aspiring broadcasters, who made her the most starstruck, why she's not on social media and a lot, lot...

51 MINSEP 18
Comments
Mary Carillo on acing the broadcasting world

Sascha Bajin on working with Grand Slam champions

"Getting paid playing with Serena Williams on a daily basis, I don't care if it's in Palm Beach Gardens or a stadium, it doesn't get much than that." Sascha Bajin joined the TENNIS.com Podcast with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi while he was in New York for the US Open. The 34-year-old has a decorated resume, having worked with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Naomi Osaka and now, Kristina Mladenovic. The German reflects on how he got his start as a 21-year-old hitting partner for one of the greatest athletes of all time. He would be part of Serena's team for 13 of her 23 Grand Slam wins. He explains how he made the shift to coaching, as he was in Osaka's player box as her coach for her 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open victories. Coaching was a natural fit for him thanks to a selfless demeanor that makes him eager to help his player with everything and anything she needs, from picking up laundry to figuring out how to win a match during a ...

33 MINSEP 11
Comments
Sascha Bajin on working with Grand Slam champions

Melanie Oudin on the 10-year anniversary of her US Open quarterfinal run

"This is the hand I was dealt. How many people can say they have made the quarterfinals of the US Open? And to have that kind of run, and people cheering for me, and the whole believe thing, and inspiring a lot of people: I couldn't have asked for anything more than that." Ten years after her 2009 US Open dream run, Melanie Oudin joins the TENNIS.com Podcast with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. The 27-year-old retired two years ago after numerous health setbacks, including a heart condition that required two surgeries. As a 17-year-old, Oudin beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Dementieva, Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova to reach the US Open quarterfinals. She would peak at No. 31 in the world, win the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title (with Jack Sock) and capture a WTA title in Birmingham in 2012. She explains how she finally figured out what was wrong with her heart, why she left the game at the age of 25, and how she jumped into broadcasting as her first post-playing career path...

37 MINSEP 4
Comments
Melanie Oudin on the 10-year anniversary of her US Open quarterfinal run

Caroline Dolehide on finding her way on tour

"Right now I'm just really thankful, not that I'm winning, but that I feel good because it was really rough six months at the beginning of the year. It's something that we all have to go through." Caroline Dolehide joins the TENNIS.com Podcast this week with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. The world No. 214-ranked American reflects on a memorable August in which she won two medals at the Pan American Games, captured an ITF W60 in Concord, Mass., and qualified for the US Open, where she's also in the doubles main draw (with Vania King). The 20-year-old opens up about her confident choice of the pro tour over UCLA and reflects on her struggles at the start of 2019 with refreshing honesty. She compares Grand Slam life to the ITF circuit, shares the benefits of playing so much doubles and explains why she chose to travel to Peru for a clay tournament in the middle of the U.S. hard-court season. When discussing her family support system, Dolehide casually lets us know that she has a frien...

26 MINAUG 28
Comments
Caroline Dolehide on finding her way on tour

Former No. 1 Liezel Huber on reaching new heights in the Bronx

"For me it wasn't about reaching No. 1, but really that platform that I had to stand on to make a difference." This week's TENNIS.com Podcast guest is former world No. 1 doubles champion Liezel Huber. Huber now serves as the director of tennis at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in New York, and is helping run the new NYTJL Bronx Open this week. Huber is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion and finished as the season-end No. 1 three times. She reflects on her stellar career as well as the path since that has brought her to the Bronx, where she helps teach children the game that's given her so much. The South African-turned-American shares her greatest memory from her career—which won't be what you expect—and gives an inside take on what went into getting ready to host a WTA International tournament at the new facility. The 43-year-old mother of two has confidently found her place in the world after retiring from competition in 2017, and she has a three-word secret...

25 MINAUG 22
Comments
Former No. 1 Liezel Huber on reaching new heights in the Bronx

Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL Bronx Open

“We are the largest youth tennis and education nonprofit in the nation. That’s our daily work. Now the NYJTL Bronx Open is the ultimate aspirational event for our kids.” This week’s TENNIS.com Podcast episode features NYJTL Bronx Open tournament director Joe Ceriello, alongside podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. Across a 20-year career in tennis, Ceriello … Continue reading Inside the Tour with Nina and Irina — Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL Bronx Open → Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MINAUG 15
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Tournament director Joe Ceriello on the NYJTL Bronx Open