SI Tennis Podcast: ATP Player Council president, doubles player Eric Butorac
In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with ATP doubles specialist and president of the ATP Player Council, Eric Butorac.
Ranked No. 38 in the ATP Doubles rankings, Butorac has 16 career doubles titles to his name and discusses the state and role of the doubles game in the tennis world, and how he feels about top singles players casually participating in doubles matches. Can the Bryan Bros. beat the top players if they paired up for a doubles showdown? Butorac shares his thoughts and also explains how he has struggled with confidence issues during his career. A product of Division III school Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., Butorac talks about his rise in the ATP rankings, balancing fatherhood with life on tour and the highlights of his 12-year career. Wertheim and Butorac also talk about his role as ATP Player Council president, what it's like to succeed Roger Federer in that position and Butorac's plans for a second career after tennis.
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