PAUL ANNACONE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO- URCS016

PAUL ANNACONE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO- URCS016

He beat McEnroe, Connors, Edberg and Wilander and went on to coach Sampras, Federer, Stephens and Henman. Currently, he’s coaching Taylor Fritz and commenting on Tennis Channel. Tennis insider and one of the wisest men in the sport, Paul Annacone tells us what he’s learned from Pete, Roger and Sloan; why he’s bullish on Taylor; …

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BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO -URCS015

BRAD GILBERT talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO -URCS015

He beat McEnroe, Sampras, Chang, Becker and Edberg and went on to coach Agassi, Roddick and Murray. Now he’s a cornerstone of ESPNs tennis coverage. Twitter monster who always tells it like it is, our friend and first repeat guest, BRAD GILBERT, breaks down the year in tennis; shares personal stories from his days of playing and coaching; …

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RACQUET RON YU talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS014

RACQUET RON YU talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS014

He has 23 slams as a Racquet Tech. For the past decade he’s toured the world with Roger Federer. He strung championship racquets for Agassi, Wawrinka, Davenport and Hewitt. Master Racquet Tech RON YU tells us about stringing Roger Federer’s racquets, which technology changes would make the sport more interesting and where he thinks his …

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IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

IAN HAMILTON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS013

He was instrumental in outfitting McEnroe, Courier, Agassi and Sampras and building Nike into a worldwide tennis brand.  Ian Hamilton tells us how John McEnroe ended up wearing cross trainers at the LA Open, what it was like to close down Trafalgar Square to shoot a commercial with Pete and Andre, and what his thoughts …

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ROBBIE KOENIG talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS012

ROBBIE KOENIG talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS012

He beat Henman, Rafter and Kalefnikov and reached the semi-finals of the US Open in doubles. But he’s probably best known as the broadcaster for the world, calling every match the ATP broadcasts. South African, ROBBIE KOENIG tells us about how coming up with Wayne Ferreira made him a better player; why Denis Shapovalov’s performance …

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TIM HENMAN talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS011

TIM HENMAN talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS011

He beat Sampras, Agassi and Federer. He reached the semi-finals in 3 of 4 Grand Slams and there’s a hill named after him at Wimbledon. Now he chairs the players’ committee at Wimbledon, occasionally broadcasts for the BBC and runs The Tim Henman Foundation. Former world #4, TIM HENMAN tells us about what’s happening on …

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PRAKASH AMRITRAJ talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS010

PRAKASH AMRITRAJ talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS010

He grew up on the pro-tour watching his father, the legendary Vijay Amritraj play Borg, Lendl, McEnroe. He was a top ranked junior; winning Kalamazoo and the NCAAs for USC. He beat Dmitrov and Safin as a pro and represented India in the Davis Cup. Now he’s a businessman, actor and the newest broadcaster for …

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TREY WALTKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS009

TREY WALTKE talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS009

He beat McEnroe and Connors in the same year, partied with Vitas and reached #42 in the world. Famously, in 1983, he beat Stan Smith at Wimbledon wearing a white linen suit, 60 years after it was fashionable.  He helped establish Reebok into an international tennis brand and now runs the preeminent tennis club in …

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Racquet Magazine’s CAITLIN THOMPSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS008

Racquet Magazine’s CAITLIN THOMPSON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS008

CAITLIN THOMPSON publishes our favorite tennis magazine RACQUET. She’s progressive and insightful and we have her here. Caitlin tells us what its like to take the drug that bounced Maria Sharapova out of the sport; shares the story of how Racquet Magazine came to be; gives her take on the year in women’s tennis (in …

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CHUCK ADAMS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS007

CHUCK ADAMS talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS007

He played Michael Chang when he was 8 and practiced with John McEnroe last week. He reached #33 in the world and his win over Ivan Lendl might’ve sent the legend into retirement. Our friend, real estate mogul and junior-high drop-out, CHUCK ADAMS tells us about his long friendship with John McEnroe, how he ended …

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