Thursday May 26th, 2016

On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim calls into the studio from Roland Garros to talk with SI's Jamie Lisanti.

With the sounds of Roland Garros in background, Wertheim checks in mid-week at the 2016 French Open to talk about the events of the first two rounds, including early exits by Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal's fine form through two matches and Novak Djokovic's chance at the title in Paris. Wertheim and Lisanti also talk about Eugenie Bouchard, who after earning a solid win in the first round, was unable to pull it together against No. 8-seed Timea Bacsinszky, despite winning the first four games and showing signs of a comeback. The pair also talks about Nick Kyrgios and his new-found attitude, Maria Sharapova and her inclusion on the Russian Olympic team as of Thursday and more. 

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Also on the podcast, Wertheim names his picks for the quarterfinals, gives us some sights and sounds from Roland Garros and marks some upsets for the remaining matches in the draw.

Listen below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher.

Check back on next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.


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