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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.

The TENNIS.com Podcast


    • Sep 22, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 607 EPISODES


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    Latest episodes from The TENNIS.com Podcast

    Noah Rubin Talks His Career, The Different Paths to the Pro Game, & Creating a Media Platform

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 53:10


    Noah Rubin joins Kamau Murray for a chat about the ups and downs of his tennis career, and why there isn't just one path a life in the pro game. Rubin explains why he's stayed loyal to his home of New York, and what it was like for him & his father to claim the Wimbledon Boys Junior Title in 2014. The American also discusses the struggles of maintaining a living in life outside the Top 100, and why he decided to start his "Behind The Racquet" media platform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    San Diego Open Tournament Director Ryan Redondo Talks Growing the Game & Bringing Pro Tennis to SoCal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 45:02


    Kamau Murray is joined by San Diego ATP & WTA Tournament Director Ryan Redondo on this week's show, with pro tennis returning to southern California this month. Redondo explains how he got involved in the game as a player, and why he decided to make the transition into coaching, culminating in three "Coach of the Year" honors while running men's program at the University of Pacific. The San Diego native explains why he wanted to bring pro tennis to his native area, & the challenges of putting on such events. Redondo also explains why junior tennis development is so crucial to him, and how tying in both the pro & junior games is crucial to the ultimate growth of the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Alize Lim on Hosting "Academy Life," The End of Her Playing Career, & Working With Legends

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 41:28


    Alize Lim joins the podcast to chat about her latest endeavor, hosting "Academy Life" on Tennis Channel International, Lim, who turned pro in 2007, explains what she witnesses & learns as she travels to some of the best tennis breeding grounds in the world, and highlights her experiences with teaching legends such as Chris Evert & Nick Bollettieri. And Lim also discusses the difficulties in saying goodbye to playing the game, and why she hasn't officially closed the book on her own career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chanda Rubin On Serena's Legendary Career, Her Legacy, & What to Expect From The G.O.A.T. In Her Final US Open

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 41:59


    Chanda Rubin & Kamau Murray discuss the legendary career of 23-time major champion Serena Williams on this episode, as she prepares to play her final tournament at the US Open. Rubin explains what it was like to compete against Williams, the special qualities that led to her iconic career, & the challenges that aging athletes face as their time in their sport winds down. And both Murray & Rubin make their US Open women's pick to claim the crown in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Vasek Pospisil on Tour Life, The Need for a Player's Union, & Working His Way Back To Form

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 49:09


    Vasek Pospisil is the guest on this week's show, and he has a lot to say about his fifteen year pro career. The Canadian explains his roots in his homeland, & how he worked his way up the tennis circuit. He also explains why fighting for a player's union is so important to him, and how it could help everyone at the professional level. And Pospisil discusses what it will take to climb back up the rankings at this point in his career, & why he's confident he can accomplish more of his goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mark Knowles on Being #1 in the World in Doubles, Coaching, & Always Repping The Bahamas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 68:48


    Mark Knowles joins Kamau Murray on this episode for a lengthy chat about his tennis beginnings in The Bahamas, & how he found his footing in the Bollettieri Tennis Academy en route to the pro tour. Knowles discusses what kept him from achieving more as a singles player, while also diving into why his doubles career was able to flourish, with three major titles & a run as the #1 player in the world. The guys also discuss Knowles' transition to coaching, what it was like to work with players like Mardy Fish & Milos Raonic, and whether the Bahamian sees a life in tennis as the best option for his own kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Craig Boynton on Developing a Generation of Americans on the ATP, & Coaching Hubie Hurkacz During His Breakout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 62:27


    Craig Boynton joins Kamau Murray to discuss his coaching experiences on the ATP, which included working with several of the top American men of the 21st century. Boynton explains his different methods & relationships with John Isner, Stevie Johnson, & Sam Querrey, & how he adjusted his style to suit each player specifically. As the current coach of rising star Hubie Hurkacz, Boynton discusses what makes the Polish player so special, & how he's quickly gaining the respect of his peers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michael Joyce on Guiding Sharapova, Azarenka, & His Path to Big-Time Coaching

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 60:23


    Michael Joyce was a Junior Wimbledon finalist who reached a career high of #64 in the rankings during his 12 year pro career. But he became well known & highly regarded as coach on the WTA, working with Maria Sharapova during three of her grand slam titles, and guiding other players such as Victoria Azarenka & Jessica Pegula. He chats with Kamau Murray about his experiences with those players, what he's learned from both the court and the coach's box, & much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Leif Shiras On An Unconventional Wimbledon, Djokovic's Long Game, & A Look Ahead to NYC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 37:14


    This week's guest on the Tennis.com Podcast with Kamau Murray is none other than Leif Shiras, former pro and current "Swiss Army Knife" at Tennis Channel. Shiras discusses his work as both a play-by-play man & color commentator, and takes a look back the 2022 Wimbledon Championships that saw Novak Djokovic defend his throne. The guys also discuss the impactful absences of some players from Wimbledon, which young ATP player is ready to step up, and who the contenders will be for the US Open in a few short weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bryan Shelton: The Pioneer & NCAA History-Making Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 63:06


    There's only one person who's ever coached teams to both a men's & women's NCAA tennis title, and he's this week's guest on the Tennis.com Podcast with Kamau Murray. Bryan Shelton joins the program to discuss how he excelled in the game growing up in the south, his pro ambitions, and his Cinderella run to the 4th round at Wimbledon. Shelton also discusses how his women's team at Georgia Tech shared similar championship DNA with his current Florida men's team, and explains how his son Ben got involved in the game & rose to the status of NCAA singles champion. You're not going to want to miss this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Joseph Gilbert on Coaching Jenson Brooksby, Running an Academy, & Teaching the Game His Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 79:47


    This week's guest is one of the newest coaches in the pro game, but someone already making an impact with his unique approach to the sport. Joseph Gilbert is the man behind the ascent of American player Jenson Brooksby, and he chats with Kamau Murray about how he developed one of the most unorthodox styles in tennis, one that has taken the pro tour by storm. Gilbert also discusses his approach to running an academy, his thoughts on the pro lifestyle, and why he's extremely fascinated by interviews & press conferences as both a coach and a fan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Andrew Krasny: The Voice of Your Favorite Tennis Tournaments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 61:32


    Kamau Murray chats with Andrew Krasny, Tennis Channel host & emcee of tennis tournaments around the globe in an hour long discussion on the game & moments that have shaped it's history. Krasny discusses how he infiltrated the tennis circle, the challenges & fun parts of his job as an emcee, & why it's very valuable that mental health is at the forefront of modern day tennis. The guys also discuss some of their favorite tour stops on a highly entertaining episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 5/31/22: Nick Saviano

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 63:39


    Kamau Murray is joined by fellow coaching mainstay and former player Nick Saviano, for a long-ranging conversation on player development, an athlete's mindset, and following your dreams. Saviano discusses his transition from player to coach, deciding to go out on his own, and balancing his job with his commitment to his family. He also recounts working with Genie Bouchard during her outstanding run in 2014, and which attributes from the game's all-time greats make up his perfect player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 5/24/22: Former World #1 & Current French Open Tournament Director Amélie Mauresmo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:30


    Listen to an exclusive interview with Amélie Mauresmo on this week's podcast, as she discusses her career & current role as the tournament director at the French Open. Mauresmo describes how she fell in love with the game, the importance of being the first (& only) #1 player in the world from France, & how the game has changed since she stopped playing. The two-time Grand Slam champion also explains how she adjusted to life after her pro career was complete, & what she hopes to accomplish in her current role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 5/17/22: Steve Weissman on 2022 Roland Garros, Sports Broadcasting, & Being an Ambassador for Tennis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:31


    This week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast with Kamau Murray features Tennis Channel mainstay Steve Weissman for a wide-ranging conversation. Weissman discusses how his sports broadcasting career & passion for tennis intersected, leading to his stellar work as a TC commentator. The conversation includes thoughts & predictions for this year's edition of Roland Garros, how tennis can grow in popularity, and the similarities and differences between covering this sport and professional football, as Weissman also works as an anchor for NFL Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 5/10/22: Jasmine Paolini & Pro Coach David Witt

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 29:26


    On this episode of the Tennis.com Podcast, Kamau Murray is joined by rising Italian female player Jasmine Paolini, who talks about her upbringing in the game. Paolini explains when she realized she could play at a high level on tour, who her toughest foes have been, and what she enjoys about life on and off the court. And longtime coach David Witt comes on the show to discuss coaching in several different WTA eras, what it was like working with the legendary Venus Williams, & how his current pupil Jessica Pegula has been able to really hit her stride the last few seasons.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 5/3/22: Madison Brengle, Sachia Vickery & Francesca Di Lorenzo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 50:11


    On this week's podcast, Kamau Murray chats with three American women who have been steadily making a name for themselves on the WTA. Madison Brengle, Sachia Vickery & Francesca Di Lorenzo join the show to discuss their journey to pro tennis, when they realized they had something special, and what drives each of them to achieve new goals. And each pro dishes on their favorite spots on tour, and where they can't wait to go next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 4/26/22: Ana Konjuh, Louisa Chirico, & Allie Kiick

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 47:44


    This week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast with Kamau Murray features three ladies who have persevered through injuries & hardships to make a return to the WTA. Ana Konjuh, Louisa Chirico, & Allie Kiick appear to talk about their highs, lows, and paths to returning to the game they love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 4/19/22: Marcos Baghdatis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 40:25


    Kamau Murray speaks with 2006 Australian Open finalist & former Top 10 player Marcos Baghdatis on this week's episode in an all encompassing chat about his career, current endeavors, and passion for the game. The Cypriot discusses his beginnings in the game & deciding to leave home for tennis, how he carved out a pro career, and what regrets if any that he has. Baghdatis also chats about his current role as the tournament director of the IMG Future Stars event in Athens, & he creates the perfect player based on the pros he competed against in his era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 4/12/22: Ons Jabeur & Belinda Bencic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 29:51


    The 2022 WTA Charleston Open was a sensational tournament, and this episode of the podcast features both finalists of the event. Ons Jabeur joins Kamau Murray for a chat about her breakthrough 2021 season, her love for clay, and why she just can't get enough perfume. And Belinda Bencic discusses her unique movement on court, the life-altering event of winning Olympic Gold, and who her dream mixed doubles partner would be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 4/5/22: Shelby Rogers & Emma Navarro

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 29:44


    This week Kamau Murray is in Charleston, and he speaks with two hometown ladies who have put pro tennis on the map. Shelby Rogers returns to the show to discuss being the last person to defeat the recently retired Ash Barty, her strategy & approach to clay court tennis, and some of her favorite and least favorite tour stops. And Emma Navarro joins to recap her national championship freshman season at Virginia, adjusting to the pro level of competition, and discuss her short-term goals. Plus hear Murray's thoughts on the Miami Open, and the emergence of Iga Switaek & Carlos Alcaraz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 3/29/22: Charleston Open Tournament Director Bob Moran

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 40:21


    Kamau Murray is joined by the Tournament Director of the Charleston Open Bob Moran for an all-encompassing chat about one of the mainstays on the WTA schedule. Moran discusses how the event endured the challenges of the pandemic, the new facilities on site, & how much leg work goes into running & promoting such a standout event. He also discusses ways to improve and enhance the tennis calendar, as well as how the recent partnership with Tennis Channel was a gamechanger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 3/22/22: Universal Tennis' Stephen Amritraj

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 50:11


    Kamau Murray is joined on this week's show by Stephen Amritraj, who is the Chief Tennis Officer at Universal Tennis. Amritraj discusses his upbringing in the game, transitioning from playing to coaching, and working for a new-age company that is re-defining and reshaping the tennis landscape for the better. Topics discussed include how Universal Tennis is creating a more fair & accurate ranking system, how the organization is improving the junior tennis scene, and why the company's entry into the pro circuit with televised 25k tournaments will be a huge asset to the sport. Amritraj also shares what it's like to be married to an active pro tennis player in American mainstay Alison Riske. You're not going to want to miss this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 3/16/22: Craig Kardon on Coaching the Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 41:05


    This week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast with Kamau Murray features a longtime veteran in the game, coaching mainstay Craig Kardon. Having worked in the sport for several decades, Kardon discusses his time with legends such as Martina Navratilova & Lindsay Davenport, and his methods when working in all tennis situations. He also discusses ways to improve the game, and why he still loves to coach in this knowledgeable conversation between two men who have excelled at the highest level of their profession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 3/8/22: WTA Original 9 Founding Member Rosie Casals

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 37:51


    Tennis royalty joins the show this week, as Rosie Casals chats with Kamau Murray about her role as a founding member of the WTA Original 9. Casals explains just how those nine women came together to fight for equality and pioneer a new chapter in tennis history, and why there's still much left to fight for. She also discusses her experiences playing with and against Billie Jean King, and why it's imperative to connect the different generations of the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 2/22/22: Former FAMU Tennis Coach & Current Bowie State Provost Dr. Carl Goodman

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 46:23


    On this week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast, Kamau Murray take a stroll down memory lane with a man that helped shaped his tennis journey & gave him a chance at life. Dr. Carl Goodman was the men's tennis coach at Florida A&M University where he coached Murray and plethora of others at the HBCU school. The former coach & pupil re-connect for a wide-ranging conversation on Goodman's time at FAMU, building the tennis program on the foundation of education & toughness, and the unfortunate loss of the tennis program at the university. Goodman also discusses his new role at Bowie State University in Maryland, and some of his favorite memories in the sport he's so passionate about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 2/15/22: Tennis Coaching Pioneer Willis Thomas Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 38:32


    On this week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast, Kamau Murray is joined by the legendary tennis coaching pioneer Willis Thomas Jr., for a wide ranging conversation about his life in the game. Thomas Jr. discusses his experience as Arthur Ashe's doubles partner as a youth, and how he knew the future Wimbledon champ would be special. He also explains what it was like coaching some of the most influential women in tennis history such as Zina Garrison & Leslie Allen, and the challenges these & other women faced in their sport. It's a highly enlightening discussion about tennis, life, and paving the way for others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 2/8/22: Prakash Amritraj

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 59:43


    On this week's episode Kamau Murray is joined by former ATP player & budding tennis media personality Prakash Amritraj, for a wide-ranging conversation. Amritraj discusses growing up the son of legend & pioneer Vijay Amritraj, and the transition from playing to working in the sport as a TV commentator. He also explains his many interests off the court, his commitment to health & wellness, & some of his favorite interview moments & travel destinations over the years. The guys also dissect the Djokovic saga from Australia, & touch on the player/media relationship and how it can be improved for all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 2/1/22: Dallas Open Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 47:08


    There's a new pro tennis tournament in America, and Kamau Murray chats with the tournament director to discuss the exciting new event. Peter Lebedevs joins the show to discuss the new ATP Dallas Open, which kicks off this Sunday, February 6th. Lebedevs explains how the tournament came to be, why Dallas was the perfect location, John Isner's importance as a de facto host of the event, and some of his other experiences putting together various tournaments throughout the years. And don't miss Kamau Murray's recap of the Australian Open, which will be regarded as a classic for many years to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 1/25/22: Gotta Tennis Co-Founders Gordon Uehling & Brett Hobden

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 52:55


    This week on the Tennis.com Podcast Kamau Murray chats with two men who've had an impact on some of the greatest tennis ever played at the professional level. Gordon Uehling & Brett Hobden are the co-founders of Gotta Tennis, a company specializing in tennis analytics that can provide important & useful data to players of all levels. Uehling & Hobden discuss how their business came to be, and how they formed a business relationship with Novak Djokovic, helping him to reach even greater heights with their data driven approach. It's a fascinating chat and one that will be sure to inform, enlighten, & entertain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 1/18/22: Pat Cash

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 74:33


    Kamau Murray is joined by the one and only Pat Cash, to discuss a wide range of topics from this year's Australian Open to some of the all-time greats he shared the court with. The 1987 Wimbledon champion explains why he broke the mold and climbed into the royal box to celebrate his title, unknowingly setting a trend that continues to this day. The Aussie also explains which players were his toughest foes, his experience coaching CoCo Vandeweghe, and why he decided to work with his current pupil, the talented Qiang Wang. It's a conversation that hits on all cylinders, and doesn't let up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 1/12/22: The Inspirational Alex Hunt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 41:58


    This week's episode of the Tennis.com Podcast features Alex Hunt, a young man who continues to smile in the face of adversity. Hunt, who was born with one arm, chased his tennis dreams and attacked life with the same ferocity he uses in his favorite sport. In this chat with Kamau Murray, you'll hear the native New Zealander discuss how his family support kept him positive, the coaching and friendship influences that pushed him forward, and how his own resourcefulness has led him to defy the odds on the court. And don't miss Kamau Murray's thoughts on the Novak Djokovic drama in Australia, and whether it is finally Ashleigh Barty's time to conquer her home country's slam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 1/5/22: Sean Holcomb-Jones, USTA Manager of The Excellence Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 44:54


    Kamau Murray chats with fellow coach and current USTA Manager of The Excellence Program Sean Holcomb-Jones on an all-encompassing podcast episode. Holcomb-Jones has been a dedicated teacher of the sport he played collegiately, and he has plenty to stay about the next generation of American youths and how the sport can attract a wide & diverse range of talent. Topics include the difference between coaching & teaching, which young hopefuls have the most promise at the moment, how Americans can keep talented tennis players in their developmental program, & how to blend culture & the game these two pros know & love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 12/14/21: Rick Macci

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 60:33


    On this week's episode, Kamau Murray goes 1-on-1 with legendary tennis coach & teacher Rick Macci. The USPTA Hall of Famer discusses a wide range of topics, including how he developed a professional relationship turned close friendship with Richard Williams, and became instrumental in the development of future all-time greats Venus & Serena Williams. Macci explains how he became an established member of the tennis community, his approach to the game, and how he dealt with coaching his own kids. It's a wide ranging conversation between two coaching titans that you won't find anywhere else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 12/7/21: Pro Tennis Coach & Commentator Marc Lucero

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 51:52


    This week's edition of the Tennis.com Podcast features longtime tennis coach & consultant Marc Lucero, for a deep dive into his path from law school to the big-time coaching boxes with some of the game's most famous players. Lucero joins Kamau Murray for a conversation on the various coaching minds in the sport, the similarities & differences between coaching women and men, and whether you're able to really enjoy a good player's good run with so much work to do. And both men share their experiences on beginning their broadcasting careers as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 12/1/21: Donald Young & Sabrina Santamaria

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 29:19


    Kamau Murray chats with a pair of American tennis players on this week's show, with Donald Young & Sabrina Santamaria joining for in-person interviews. Listen as they discuss life on tour, carving out their pro careers, what their first big purchase was, and goals for the immediate future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 11/24/21: Caroline Dolehide, Darian King & Ulises Blanch

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 50:45


    From the World TeamTennis 2021 season site at Indian Wells, Kamau Murray sits down with several of the competing players to chat about their careers, aspirations, and what makes them tick. Hear Caroline Dolehide explain her path to WTA mainstay, and what she hopes to accomplish (& purchase) as she continues to elevate in the game. Listen to Barbadian veteran Darian King discuss what keeps him competing, and what his perfect tennis would look like. And young American Ulises Blanch gives his perspective about what it's like trying to work his way up the tennis rankings, and how the sport can better assist the lower ranked players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 11/16/21: Brandon Nakashima & Holger Rune

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 19:37


    This week's Tennis.com Podcast features two of the fastest rising young players in the men's game. Brandon Nakashima & Holger Rune join Kamau Murray live from the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals to break down the beginning of their pro careers, adjusting to life on tour, and their interests off the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 11/9/21: World TeamTennis Coaches Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 41:32


    This week's episode gets you ready for more star-studded action in "Tennis Paradise" as Kamau Murray is joined by his four fellow World TeamTennis coaches, on the eve of their season commencing in Indian Wells. Listen as Luke Jensen, Rick Leach, John Lloyd, John-Laffnie De Jager discuss their favorite World TeamTennis moments, the passion they have for the sport, and what they're looking forward to in their respective teams' 2021 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 10/26/21: Garbine Muguruza & Andrea Petkovic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 35:39


    Kamau Murray chats with two elite members of the WTA , as he sits down with Garbine Muguruza & Andrea Petkovic on this week's podcast. Muguruza explains what it was like to realize her childhood dream & win the French Open, how her life changed when she became a major champion, & pulls back the curtain to reveal her hobbies, interests, and much more. And Andrea Petkovic reveals how she's lasted so long in the sport of tennis, if she ever thought about retiring, & who her biggest foes have been in during her fifteen year career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 10/19/21: Madison Keys, Elina Svitolina, & Elise Mertens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 49:18


    Kamau Murray chats with several WTA mainstays on this episode. Lisen to one-on-one interviews with Madison Keys, Elina, Svitolina, & Elise Mertens as they elaborate on their upbringings in the sport, career goals, and their favorite hobbies and interests of-court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 10/12/21: Victoria Azarenka, Ajla Tomljanovic, & Sloane Stephens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 54:46


     Kamau Murray chats with three standout ladies in the world of women's tennis, as Victoria Azarenka, Ajla Tomljanovic, & Sloane Stephens all join the podcast this week. Listen as Azarenka explains why showcasing personalities in tennis a good thing, Tomljanovic discusses her big breakthrough year, and Stephens reminiscences about the highs, lows, and laughs that came with working with Murray as her coach.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    10/6/21: Bianca Andreescu, Danielle Collins, & Donna Vekic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 47:29


    This week's Tennis.com podcast features another set of interviews with some of the most talented women in tennis. Bianca Andreescu, Danielle Collins & Donna Vekic join Kamau Murray from the southside of Chicago for conversations about dealing with success, overcoming adversity, & stories from the professional tennis tour. And Kamau also recaps the Chicago Fall Classic tennis tournament he directed, and gives some thoughts on this year's Indian Wells event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    10/1/21: Shelby Rogers, Ons Jabeur, & Jessica Pegula

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 52:25


    Live from his own tournament, it's Kamau Murray chatting with several standout players on the WTA tour. Shelby Rogers, Ons Jabeur, & Jessica Pegula join Murray from the grounds of the Chicago Fall Classic, to discuss a variety of topics from their favorite tournaments, tennis regiments, & much more. You will get to know the faces of the WTA like never before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 9/23/21: Daniel Vallverdu

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 33:08


    This week Kamau speaks with longtime professional tennis coach Daniel Vallerdu, who has been taking on a new role as the Managing Director of the San Diego Open. Kamau Murray chats with Vallerdu about the duties and obstacles in essentially leading the charge on a new tournament, the meticulous details behind the scenes, and how he's attempting to make this a permanent destination for the some of the game's top players. It's an insightful conversation about a part of pro tennis you seldom hear about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 9/17/21: Kim Clijsters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 55:12


    Very few tennis players have accomplished more than this week's guest on the Tennis.com Podcast. Former world #1 and four time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters joins Kamau Murray for a long conversation about her quick rise to the top of the game, and her shocking early retirement. The Belgian dives into how she rekindled her love of the sport, balanced tennis with starting a family, and reclaimed her place in the game upon returning. She also goes through a fun rapid fire round, answering some interesting tennis questions for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 9/1/21: Murphy Jensen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 63:52


    This week's episode of of the Tennis.com podcast features the one and only Murphy Jensen in a raw & unfiltered discussion about struggles, recovery, and learning to appreciate small victories in life. Jensen joins Kamau Murray to discuss how he came to prominence in tennis, and his deeply personal issues with addiction that nearly cost him everything. It was his path to recovery that gave Jensen a new lease on life, and a willingness to help others. He co-founded We-Connect Recovery, a digital platform that helps people with addiction recovery after treatment ends. Listen to Murphy Jensen tell his story on the Tennis.com podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 8/25/21: New York Times Tennis Writer Christopher Clarey

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 57:49


    This week's guest on the Tennis.com Podcast is global sports columnist and New York Times tennis writer Christopher Clarey, on the very day that his new book about the Swiss Maestro is released. The author of "The Master: The Long Run And Beautiful Game of Roger Federer" joins Kamau Murray to discuss the legendary tennis figure, and how he was able to sustain brilliance on and of the the courts for so long. Clarey also discusses and debates the Big 3's resumes, and shares a few thoughts on the icons in the women's game as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 8/18/21: Two-Time USTA Boys National Champion Zachary Svajda

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 39:39


    Fresh off of a historic performance in Kalamazoo, USTA Boys National Champion Zachary Svajda joins Kamau Murray to discuss joining rarified air in becoming a two-time winner in the prestigious event. Svajda explains his tennis upbringing in California, how he has stayed sharp during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what his first US Open main draw experience was like at the age of 16. You're not going to want to his this lengthy conversation with one of the rising stars on the American men's tennis scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 8/12/21: Leslie Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 73:07


    A true pioneer in tennis and the world of sports Leslie Allen joins the show this week, to discuss a wide-range of topics. Allen discusses learning from Althea Gibson, the importance of college tennis for pro success, whether the men's & women's tours should join together, and much more in this informative conversation with Kamau Murray. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennis.com Podcast 8/3/21: Top Tennis Strategy Coach Craig O'Shannessy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 66:11


    Kamau is joined this week by a master tennis tactician, Australian tour coach & Director of "The Brain Game" Craig O'Shannessy. The Aussie explains how he's leveraged analytics and statistical trends to enhance the games of the many players he's worked with, including world #1 Novak Djokovic. Craig goes into great detail discussing how the relationship with Djokovic came to be, the ways they worked together, and how studying the opposition providing a crucial advantage. You're not going to want to miss this enlightening discussion on the Tennis.com Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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