SI Tennis Podcast: Paul Annacone on secrets of coaching, Federer, more
In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with tennis coach Paul Annacone.
Former coach of Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Roger Federer and Sloane Stephens, Annacone joins the podcast to talk about on-court coaching, what it's like to work with players like Sampras and Federer and what he believes makes a great coach. The pair also discusses Serena Williams's Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award and Annacone reveals why he thinks the award was well-deserved. Annacone also reveals some secrets of coaching, what it was like to be in a practice session with Roger Federer, how different players require different coaching strategies, if he still considers himself a tennis coach and more.