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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with comedian and former pro tennis player, Michael Kosta.

By Jon Wertheim
February 22, 2019

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 comedian and former pro tennis player, Michael Kosta.

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A former ATP player with a career-high ranking of No. 864, comedian Michael Kosta joins the podcast to talk about his tennis and comedy careers. Kosta—who does segments like this one on a regular basis on the The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and tours the country doing stand-up shows—discusses his transition from playing Challenger events on the tennis tour to pursuing a career in comedy. Kosta talks about why he made the decision to switch career paths; the comparisons between tennis and comedy; and how he worked his way up to appearances on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Seth Myers; and much more.

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