SI Tennis Podcast: Should Serena or Djokovic win SI's Sportsman?
In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with SI tennis editor Elizabeth Newman, S.L. Price and Jamie Lisanti about SI's 2015 Sportsman of the Year candidates Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.
Lisanti leads a roundtable discussion between Wertheim, Newman and Price as they debate whether Serena or Djokovic should win this year's Sportsman award. The group talks about dominance in the WTA and ATP, fan support and recognition, winning percentages, age, career achievements and many other factors that are considered when choosing the Sportsman of the Year winner. They also discuss tennis as a sport and how Serena and Djokovic compare to the other Sportsman contenders, including Carli Lloyd, American Pharoah, Steph Curry and more.