On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Egyptian sports journalist Reem Abulleil about tennis in the Middle East, the Nadal-Djokovic exhibition in Saudi Arabia and more.
On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.
On the latest edition of the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, host Jon Wertheim talks with Egyptian sports journalist Reem Abulleil.
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Abulleil joins the podcast from Singapore, where she is covering the WTA Finals. Wertheim and Abulleil discuss the current year-end championships in women's tennis, her time spent with Naomi Osaka after she won the 2018 U.S. Open, whether or not winning a major has changed Osaka as a person and what she expects for her during the 2019 season and more. Abulleil also offers insight into her own career, discussing her unique story of how she became a tennis journalist and the challenges she faces covering sports in Dubai. Wertheim and Abulleil also talk about the upcoming exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that is planned for Dec. 22 in Saudi Arabia and whether or not the men should cancel their participation and what the possible implications are.
Check back next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.