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"In the last few months, literally millions of people have discovered our sport and they're out playing tennis for the first time." This week, the TENNIS.com Podcast is excited to bring in special guest, USTA CEO Mike Dowse. Dowse started his role at the USTA in January of last year, just in time for the craziest year in tennis history. While it’s …
 
"If anybody has a dream or a passion to start something that is the key. You just have to start and you just have to get going and just take one step at a time." This week's guest is former ATP pro and CEO of Tennis Evolution, Jeff Salzenstein. His tennis story is a special one as he reached exactly No. 100 in the ATP rankings at the age of 30, the…
 
“What I landed on was starting an organization and trying to leverage my connections and my relationships in the sporting world to try and bring effective giving into the total sporting arena." This week’s guest is Marcus Daniell, a world No. 41-ranked doubles star with a much bigger purpose in life than just tennis. The 31-year-old has made it his…
 
"It’s those times where you’re sort of sitting there figuring out what can we do to make the most of this tournament in terms of publicizing our sport? It's just finding the different avenues to tell people about our game." Though a lot of focus has been on the players and all of the obstacles they’ve had to endure this past month and year, reporte…
 
“When we see an American player have a breakthrough, have a good result, we’re all high-fiving and texting and jumping up and down. It really means a lot for us, this is way more than just a job for us." The Australian Open has been one for the history books and Martin Blackman joins the show to help put things in perspective. He's the general mana…
 
"Doubles is more enjoyable for me in the sense that it just feels kinder on my heart and my soul when I play." This week's show features world No. 57 doubles pro Sharon Fichman. The Canadian calls in from Melbourne where she talks about her quarantine experience, the reason she quit the tour for two years, and how she rediscovered her love for comp…
 
"Some people just think they’re the best, they grow up knowing or getting told that they’re going to be No. 1 in the word, but I’ve never had that." This week we hear from Dominik Koepfer, a 26-year-old German who has taken one of the more unique paths to the Top 100. After barely competing as a junior, Koepfer played college tennis at Tulane Unive…
 
While her Buffalo Bills have ended their 2021 season, Jessica Pegula is just starting her campaign Down Under. The world No. 64 has been in modified quarantine for two weeks as she prepares for the Yarra Valley Classic WTA 500 in Melbourne. Pegula turned a corner in her career in 2019 when she cracked the Top 100 for the first time and won her firs…
 
This week we catch up with Tennis Channel's own Chanda Rubin and get her take on covering tennis in the new normal. While she has been in the US Open and Roland Garros bubbles, she will cover the upcoming Australian Open from the new Los Angeles studio. Rubin brings a lot of personal experience to her current broadcasting gig after reaching as high…
 
"You have to win the most important points so we talk about having a goal, setting up, and the Bryans are so great at figuring stuff out." As the former traveling coach of Bob and Mike Bryan, Dave Marshall brings a lot of experience to the show this week. He worked with the record-setting doubles duo during the final few years of their career, incl…
 
"It’s fun to be a part of it if you’re a part of the team when they break through or when they change something and you see the benefit right away." A new year means New Year's resolutions and there's arguably no one more in demand this time of the year than a fitness trainer. This week brings in strength coach Gunnar Peterson to talk all things fi…
 
An unusual year is officially over and it's time to recap the best players and moments of 2020 while looking forward to a new, and hopefully more normal, 2021. TENNIS.com's Matt Fitzgerald joins the show to discuss the Top 10 players of the year. The list features Daniil Medvedev and Victoria Azarenka at No. 5, Andrey Rublev and Simona Halep at No.…
 
"The sporting word, historically, has always been about men, so we're always playing catchup. And it's one of the reasons why, getting the chance to do this, it just really shines a spotlight on what still needs to be done." Co-producers Judy Murray and Rosemary Reed join the show to discuss their new SkyTv docuseries "Driving Force". They help tel…
 
"I don’t think people recognize the level of play in college tennis, even down to Division III, and the dual match is the exciting piece." This week is all about college tennis, a sector of the sport that has been hit the hardest by the pandemic. Tim Cass, the general manager of the USTA National Campus, joins the show to discuss the importance of …
 
"As an athlete you can't tell us when to stop, you can’t. You can’t because then we’ll always have these regrets and whatnot." Filled with anecdotes and wisdom, Lisa Raymond joins the show to give an update on her coaching and playing career, as well as react to her nomination for the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Raymond has bee…
 
"The whole purpose of the PTPA is strictly to organize and unite the players and be represented in a proper way where we actually have the ability to impact major decisions that are made that affect our livelihoods." A few weeks removed from a final run in Sofia to end his 2020 season, Vasek Pospisil joins the TENNIS.com Podcast to talk all things …
 
"I'm still trying to figure out myself really and see what 2021 is: if I'm a doubles player or if I'm a singles player because I'm definitely going to be one or the other." Evan King is on the show this week to discuss life at the crossroads as he decides if he's going to drop his singles pursuits for a doubles career. Ranked No. 420 in singles and…
 
"I enjoy being in the gym and trying to become the best athlete I can be. I enjoy being on the court as many hours as I need to be." This week brings Nick Monroe to the show following his 17th year on tour. The 38-year-old is moving full speed ahead into 2021 by putting 100 percent effort into getting fitter and better every single day. Monroe play…
 
"I think I'm one of the few players that have made it here without being a good junior. So it's not like I was super good or I'm going to make it for sure." This week brings Maria Sakkari as she discusses her unique path to the Top 20 and how her tennis-rich family history has influenced her. Admitting she wasn't the best junior, Sakkari gave herse…
 
"The time off just let me mentally relax and just enjoy life, but enjoy tennis for fun not because I had to do it but I wanted to do it, so I think that was important." Doubles champion Nicole Melichar is on the show this week to recap her very successful summer. The world No. 11 won titles in West Virginia and Strasbourg, reached the final of "Cin…
 
Ken Skupski is on the show this week to talk all things doubles and brotherhood. The 37-year-old has helped his younger brother Neal on his tennis journey while enjoying a successful and lengthy career himself. After a respectable junior career in England, the Liverpool native took his talents to Louisiana State University where he remains one of t…
 
"Look at Billie Jean King. Would the three of us be sitting here having this conversation about tennis on TENNIS.com if it hadn’t been for women like her?" News anchor Dana Perino joins the show to share how tennis enriched her life during one of the most challenging periods of her career. She talks about her newfound love for the game, her White H…
 
Co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi give their take on what has stood out the most from a busy fortnight in Paris. There have been underhand serves and a surge in drop shots, shocking upsets and late-night marathons, and an unprecedented flurry of Cinderella runs. While some favorites are still alive in the Roland Garros draw, this year has been…
 
"Whenever we have a doubles team they are very good, but none of the coaches think of a second option as a doubles career, which is shame." With Roland Garros underway, Frenchman Fabrice Martin is the prefect guest to talk all things doubles and Paris. Ranked No. 23 in the world, he's teaming up with compatriot Jeremy Chardy and the duo are seeded …
 
"Whether I’m at Court 7 at Jack Puryear Park in St. Pete, Florida or I’m on Arthur Ashe at the US Open, I’m going to bring the same energy and effort." Danielle Collins joins the show this week to give her take on the new normal, reveal her off-court interests and explain why her famous competitive spirit won't be dimmed by a lack of fans. The Amer…
 
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