Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Wertheim on French Open, Week Two
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 about the second week of the tournament.
Wertheim checks during Week Two at the 2016 French Open to talk about the second week of the tournament, including the quarterfinals and semifinals matchups. Wertheim discusses his interview for Tennis Channel with Novak Djokovic after he defeated Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round. You'll hear Wertheim's interview with Djokovic and he talks about how the scheduling changes may actually help the Serb win the elusive French Open title. He also discusses Serena's current form, her win over Elina Svitolina and her possible semifinal opponents. Wertheim also talks with Lisanti about how he prepares for on-court interviews, what it's like to talk with top players right after a match and more.
Also on the podcast, Wertheim talks about Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep and Tomas Berdych's comments about the court conditions this past week due to the inclement weather.
Check back on SI.com next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.