Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Paul Annacone on Wimbledon Week Two

Thursday July 7th, 2016

On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Paul Annacone.

Ahead of the final days of Wimbledon 2016, Wertheim sits down with Tennis Channel commentator and former coach Annacone for the second week in a row to assess the last rounds of the tournament, including the men's and women's semifinals and finals. Annacone discusses Roger Federer's match vs. Marin Cilic and what parts of his game allowed him to pull out the five-set win. He also talks about his chances at the title, his upcoming semifinal matchup against Milos Raonic and more. The pair also discusses Serena Williams, her performance at Wimbledon thus far, her chances at a seventh Wimbledon title and what it would mean for her to face her sister Venus in the final. Annacone also talks about No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his place in men's tennis after his loss to American Sam Querrey in the third round at Wimbledon, Andy Murray and his odss to win a second Wimbledon title, scheduling at the majors in the later rounds and how it affects the players and more.  

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Also on the podcast, Annacone talks about the on-court demeanor and conversation of the top men's players and how it affects their results on court. 

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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