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The Cracked Interviews Podcast gives you an all-access pass into the world of tennis. Dalton Thieneman sits down with the sport’s biggest players, coaches, and academies to bring listeners inside the processes, personas, and stories that you won’t get anywhere else. Produced and Published by Daniel Westhoff.
||CleanFormer TCU Standout and World No. 111 Cameron Norrie||On this edition of Cracked Interviews, former TCU standout and world No. 111 Cam Norrie joins the podcast to share some stories about growing up in New Zealand, spending some time at co-host Alex Gruskin’s old stomping grounds while on a recruiting visit at Michigan, his experience as the top-ranked college player at TCU, winning his debut Davis Cup match against Spain, and his expectations for 2018 on the ATP tour. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19-year-old American Caroline Dolehide||On this edition of Cracked Interviews, Next Gen American and world No. 165 Caroline Dolehide joins the podcast to share her successful run at Indian Wells, going toe-to-toe with world No. 1 Simona Halep, debating Gruskin on the merits of no-ad scoring, coming from a tennis family, Adidas v. Nike, and expectations for 2018. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJackson Bridge Tennis Academy||On this edition of Cracked Interviews, Jackson Bridge Academy Founders and Co-Directors Mitch Bridge and Kevin Jackson join the podcast to share the genesis behind their elite full-time tennis academy based out of the premier Los Cab Sports Village in Southern California, maximizing tennis development through their CEO mentality, settle the ongoing Chipotle v. Qdoba debate, and shed some light onto what it’s like flying first class to Dubai. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 NCAA Singles Champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski on UVA’s Dynasty||On this edition of Cracked Interviews, 2017 NCAA Men’s Singles Champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski joins the podcast to discuss the winning culture former UVA Coach Brian Boland developed, capping his collegiate career off with the trifecta of an ITA Indoor National Championship, NCAA Team Championship, and the NCAA Single’s title, and the transition to the professional tour. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Mackenzie McDonald||On this edition of Cracked Interviews, World No. 144 and American rising star Mackie McDonald joins the podcast to talk about his breakthrough performance at the Australian Open, meeting Will Ferrel, his week-long trip to Zurich, Switzerland with Roger Federer, PowerBar plant protein bars, reminiscing on winning the NCAA singles and doubles titles at UCLA, and expectations for the 2018 season and beyond. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNotre Dame Commit and Blue Chip Senior Axel Nefve||Notre Dame commit Axel Nefve joins the pod to discuss being born in Paris, France near Roland Garros, winning the 2017 gold ball at 18’s Clay Court Nationals, his rigorous training schedule, and to give college recruiting advice to up-and-coming juniors. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlue Chip Junior Jenson Brooksby||Jenson joins the pod to discuss his journey to collecting two silver balls at the 16’s Clay Court Nationals and Kalamazoo Hard Court Nationals, training at JMG tennis Academy in Northern California, balancing tennis and school, the college recruitment process, and his knack for playing classical music on the piano. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Tennis Player Tommy Paul||Tommy joins the pod to discuss reaching 151 in the world in 2017, slim margins of error on tour, his personal goals and predictions for 2018, the Eagles chances of winning the Super Bowl without Carson Wentz, and gives us an update on his all-time favorite burger place.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Cross-Court Chronicles by Cracked Racquets Trailer||From the creators of Cracked Interviews and the Great Shot Podcast, Cracked Racquets presents “Cross Court Chronicles”, a brand new audio documentary series that takes a closer at some of tennis’ most profound stories. Each episode will highlight a single story, told and developed in detail by some of our contributors. Stories like the dominance of tennis’ Big Four, the storied rivalry between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, or rise of Brian Bowen’s dynasty at the University of Virginia are just a few examples. If you are a fan of tennis, then this is a must listen. The first episode, "Fire and Ice: The Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams Rivalry" will be released Monday December 25th. Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts..||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Tennis Player Taylor Fritz||This week, 20 year old American tennis player Taylor Fritz joins the pod to discuss 2018 expectations, rigors of pre-season training, hype around the #NextGenATP Americans, FIFA skills, and his athlete look-alike.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Tennis Player Jared Donaldson||On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, American tennis player and Rhode Island native Jared Donaldson joins the pod to discuss reaching his career high ATP ranking of 50 in the world in 2017, spending his junior career in Argentina, the pros and cons of the innovative rules at the #NextGenATP finals in Milan, and how slim the margins can be to make a jump in the highest levels of professional tennis.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Tennis Player Noah Rubin||On the latest episode of Cracked Interviews, American tennis player Noah Rubin joins the podcast to discuss the dynamic between the #NextGenAmerican players, the grind of the ATP season, expectations for 2018, and gives an inside scoop on some of his sponsors.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Tennis Player Reilly Opelka||Reilly Opelka joins the podcast to give us a breakdown of his year on tour, the state of American Tennis today, the chemistry between the #NextGen Americans, the lowdown on Mulch California, and his NBA comparison. This podcast is co-hosted by the Great Shot Podcast's own Alex Gruskin. For more on Reilly, check out his article from Cracked Racquets' #NextGen American series. For more weekly tennis coverage, subscribe to the Great Shot Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, & the Tune-in App.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOhio State Freshman and Cincinnati Product John McNally||John joins the podcast to discuss his successful junior career, growing up in Cincinnati, nearly upsetting former World Number 8 Janko Tipsarevic at the Western & Southern, playing in front of family and friends at Ohio State, and what to expect from the upcoming season.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer USC Assistant Coach and American Professional Tennis Player Deiton Baughman||Deiton joins Cracked Interviews and discusses his illustrious junior career, coaching under legendary USC Coach Peter Smith, how he got the nickname "Slim", and the decision to pursue his professional tennis career once again.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUVA Commit and 5 Star Senior Will Woodall||Will joins the pod and takes us back to when his father introduced him to tennis, the mental and physical approach to bouncing back from injuries, and the joy surrounding his commitment to the UVA tennis family.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Star Senior and IU Commit Patrick Fletchall||On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, Carmel High School senior and recent Indiana University commit Patrick Fletchall joins us to talk about defending his individual state singles title, the collegiate recruitment process, his relationship with Indiana Head Coach Jeremy Wurtzman, Assistant Coach Mike Murray, and the entire team, and his ultimate decision to play at IU.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNotre Dame Junior Daniel Rayl||Daniel joins the podcast to talk about his life as a student-athlete, balancing D-1 tennis with school work and a social life, and what junior players can expect from the grind of collegiate tennis.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2019 Number One Overall Prospect Taylor Johnson||In this edition of the pod, Taylor joins us to discuss her Summer '17 success, meter and friend Billie Jean King, balancing tennis, school and a social life, and more!||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus - Interview With Great Shot Podcast Creators||We are one day away from the official launch of our new podcast _ The Great Shot Podcast. To celebrate, and to help give some more insight into what to expect from the brand new platform, _Cracked Interviews host Dalton Thieneman teamed up with Cracked contributors Alex Araiza and Parker Thieneman to discuss with the GSP guys how they created their show, what fans can expect to hear in the coming weeks, whether they have ever cracked a racquet, and much more! Give it a listen, and make sure to go subscribe to the Great Shot Podcast.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArizona Head Coach Clancy Shields||Coach Shields joins the Cracked Team to discuss his career as a top-ranked player at Boise State, tenure as Head Coach at Utah State, collegiate recruiting process, developing a winning culture, and the future of the Arizona's men's tennis program.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKalamazoo Silver Ball Winner and 2019 Blue Chip Prospect Stefan Dostanic||On this edition of the Cracked Interviews podcast, Stefan Dostanic joins us to talk about his junior career thus far, preparation and run to the finals at Kalamazoo, what he expects from the collegiate recruiting process, and more.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Great Shot Podcast Trailer||Cracked Racquets is thrilled to announce that we will be featuring a brand new podcast starting next week! Introducing the Great Shot Podcast! This show is a banterous podcast detailing the latest stories, results, and hot takes on the ATP World Tour. Check out this exclusive trailer, and look for the first episode to drop next Wednesday.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Time Singles and Doubles All-American and Texas A&M Star Arthur Rinderknech||Arthur joins the Cracked Interview Podcast to discuss his junior career and growing up playing in Paris, France, the transition to the US, the recruiting process and ultimate decision to attend Texas A&M, his decorated collegiate career thus far, and what to expect from the Aggies this upcoming season.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2020 Blue Chip Prospect Leighton Allen||On this edition of the Cracked Interviews Podcast, 2020 blue chip prospect and top 10 player in the country Leighton Allen joins us to discuss the daily grind of junior tennis, summer 2017 success, his physical and mental approach to the sport on and off the court, and much more.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year David Roditi||Coach Roditi joins the Cracked Interviews Podcast to discuss his junior tennis experience in Mexico, illustrious collegiate and professional careers, and leading TCU's tennis program back to national prominence.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKalamazoo 16's Gold Ball Winners & National Champions Will Grant & Tyler Zink||Kalamazoo 16's Gold Ball Winners and National Champions Will Grant & Tyler Zink join the podcast to talk about their mentality going into Hard Court Nationals at Kalamazoo, how it feels to be gold ball winners, and their goals for the future.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Ten All First Team and Ohio State Star JJ Wolf||2017 Big Ten freshman of the year and All First Team standout JJ Wolf sits down with us to discuss his decision to graduate high school a semester early to reclassify, his unprecedented freshman year at Ohio State, and the adjustment from juniors to elite collegiate ranks.||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2020 Blue Chip Prospect Adam Neff||On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, #1 Player in the 2020 class Adam Neff joins us to talk about his past year battling a lingering illness, incredible junior career thus far, his experience playing at the Necker Cup on Sir Richard Branson's private island in the Caribbean, and more.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. Open Wild Card Patrick Kypson||Kalamazoo Gold Ball winner and U.S. Open Main Draw Wild Card Patrick Kypson joins the Cracked Interviews Podcast to discuss training at the USTA player development facility in Florida, his Junior French Open and Wimbledon experiences this summer, his mental approach to the game, and much more.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack-to-Back NCAA National Champion Brooke Austin||Florida star Brooke Austin joins Cracked Interviews to discuss her junior tennis experience, the transition to being a student-athlete, her back-to-back NCAA National Doubles Titles, and much more.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation with 2017 NCAA Finalist and UNC Rising Sophomore Will Blumberg||On this edition of the Cracked Interviews, 2017 NCAA Finalist and ACC Freshman of the Year Will Blumberg joins us to tell about his incredible first year at UNC, NCAA finals run, his preparation going into next season, and much, much more.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorgia Tech Star Chris Eubanks Joins CR||Two time ACC player of the year and Georgia Tech star Chris Eubanks joins the Cracked Racquets podcast to discuss his recent success on the pro circuit, collegiate career at Georgia Tech, growing up playing tennis in Atlanta, and much more!||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaunch Interview with the Cracked Team||On this first installment of Cracked Interviews, CR contributor Alex Araiza sits down with the co-founders of Cracked Racquets, Dalton Thieneman and Alex Leopold, as well as fellow contributor Parker Thieneman to discuss the genesis of the idea for CR and what we can expect in weeks to come.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the interviews!
This podcast is great! You can't find interviews with top young tennis players like this anywhere else.
This podcast provides an inside perspective into the life of elite level tennis players and coaches. Nothing out there like it- highly recommend checking it out!
Loving the hosts and format
Some people wait their whole lives to meet their favorite tennis player...I raised mine. Love you guys!
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