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Tennis Channel Inside-In

Produced out of the state of the art Tennis Channel Studios in Santa Monica, California, host Mitch Michals takes you inside the world of professional tennis with the past, present, and future of the sport. Featuring Tennis Channel broadcasters, players, and many others who eat, sleep & breathe tennis. Stay in the loop and in the know with Tennis Channel Inside-In.

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Produced out of the state of the art Tennis Channel Studios in Santa Monica, California, host Mitch Michals takes you inside the world of professional tennis with the past, present, and future of the sport. Featuring Tennis Channel broadcasters, players, and many others who eat, sleep & breathe tennis. Stay in the loop and in the know with Tennis Channel Inside-In.

Chris Oddo on the Alcaraz/Sinner Instant-Classic, Big Foe's Arrival, & The 2022 US Open's Conclusion

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Journalist Chris Oddo joins the show from the grounds at Flushing Meadows to discuss the epic conclusion in store for the 2022 US Open. Oddo recaps the five-set thriller between Carlos Alcaraz & Jannik Sinner, and what the significance of that match and that rivalry going forward will be. He also discusses Frances Tiafoe's major breakthrough, Casper Ruud aiming for the #1 ranking, and how Iga Swiatek & Ons Jabeur secured their places in the women's final. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Sep 09 2022

32mins

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Jon Wertheim on Serena's Goodbye, Nadal's return to NYC, & The 2022 US Open at the Halfway Point

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Journalist & Reporter Jon Wertheim joins the podcast to discuss the first week of action from the 2022 US Open, which has had no shortage of drama. Wertheim discusses what is in all likelihood the end of Serena Williams' historic career, and what her legacy looks like on and off of the court. The Executive Editor at Sports Illustrated also breaks down Rafael Nadal's impressive performance through three rounds, Daniil Medvedev's role as the favorite, and which men's players can stand in the way of these former US Open Champions.


The women's draw will feature a first-time champion, and Wertheim discusses Iga Swiatek & Coco Gauff's status as the top two favorites remaining. The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) is set to honor Wertheim with the Gene Scott Award for clear & critical communication in the sport, and the renowned journalist reflects on that honor as well. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Sep 04 2022

35mins

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Gill Gross Talks Serena's Last Stand & A Drama-Filled Start to the 2022 US Open

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TC commentator and host of "Three - A Tennis Show" Gill Gross joins the show to discuss the entertaining start to the 2022 US Open. Gross describes what the atmosphere has been like for Serena Williams' first two matches, and what to expect as the legend goes forward in what will likely be her final US Open.

He also evaulates Rafael Nadal's form, the struggles of players like Stefanos Tsitsipas & Felix Auger-Aliassime, & what has put Iga Swiatek & Coco Gauff as the favorites in the women's draw. It's a jam-packed show covering all the action in Flushing Meadows and one you're not going to want to miss! Hosted by Mitch Michals

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Sep 01 2022

53mins

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Journalist Chris Clarey on Roger Federer, Djokovic's Absence, Nadal's Presence, & The Storylines At the 2022 US Open

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Journalist Chris Clarey joins the show to discuss his profile of Roger Federer one year later, as his timeless book "The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer" hits the shelves in paperback form. Clarey details the process in writing the book, the feedback he's gotten, and his forecast for Federer's future when he returns to the court.

An esteemed tennis writer for the New York Times for over 25 years, Clarey also discusses Novak Djokovic's absence from this year's US Open, Rafael Nadal's chances to extend his all-time major lead over his rivals, and the impending farewell from Serena Williams. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Aug 29 2022

41mins

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WTA Tennis In The Land: Exclusive Interviews with Sofia Kenin, Bernarda Pera, Martina Trevisan & Harmony Tan

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Listen to four standouts players on the WTA tour, as they make their final preparations before the US Open. Sofia Kenin, Bernarda Pera, Martina Trevisan & Harmony Tan sit down for exclusive interviews from the "Tennis in the Land" event in Cleveland. Listen as each player assesses their own game, their goals, & some fun interests you won't learn anywhere else. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Aug 24 2022

39mins

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The Tennis World is On to Cincinnati with Chanda Rubin: Serena's Swan Song, Ben Shelton Has Arrived, and an Interview with Pickleball Pros Irina Tereschenko & Yana Grechkina

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Chanda Rubin returns to Inside-In to assess Serena Williams after she came up on the short end against Emma Raducanu in first match in Cincinnati, & to discuss where she goes from year as the US Open looming as the final tournament of her illustrious career. Rubin also reacts to the big-time performance of Ben Shelton, the reigning NCAA men's singles champion who has still not officially turned pro. She also discusses Francis Tiafoe's improved game, Rafael Nadal's return from injury, & who are the contenders in this week's Masters 1000 event.


And then two professional pickleball players join for an interview, as Irina Tereschenko & Yana Grechkina sit down to discuss their place in the fast rising sport. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Aug 18 2022

58mins

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Nicolás Pereira on Serena's Finale & The Canadian Open Action, & Pro Pickleball Players Callie Smith & Jay Devilliers

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Serena Williams has announced the final run & impending end of her tennis career, and Tennis Channel commentator Nicolás Pereira breaks down the seismic impact that Serena has made on the game. Pereira also discusses Nick Kyrgios continuing his winning ways, Coco Gauff's heart as she breaks into the top 10, and he analyzes all the action from the Canadian Open.


Then two top names in the Pro Pickleball Association join the show, as Callie Smith & Jay Devilliers stop by to discuss their beginnings in the fast rising sport. The Pickleball pros shed light on the intricate details that goes into their game, as well as other fun experiences they've had on the court and at events. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Aug 11 2022

56mins

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Mark Petchey on Kyrgios & The Hard Court Swing, & Blair Henley Talks Tennis Content

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Listen to expert analysis from a titan in the tennis broadcasting world as Mark Petchey joins Inside-In to discuss the start of the North American hard court swing, headlined by sustained brilliant tennis from Nick Kyrgios. Petchey discusses which players have caught his on eye on the men's side, reasonable expectations for Emma Raducanu, and Andy Murray's desire to keep pushing.


And Blair Henley joins the show to recap her wildly successful year, from interacting with a former president to putting out the tennis Tik-Tok video of the year. Henley discusses her experience as the MC of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament & Ceremony this year, before diving into her thoughts on the star-studded WTA event in San Jose headlined by a great match between Naomi Osaka & Coco Gauff. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Aug 05 2022

1hr 13mins

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Steve Weissman on the Resurgence of American Men's Tennis & the Summer Hard Court Season

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Tennis Channel Live Host & NFL Network Sports Anchor Steve Weissman joins the show to discuss the start of the North American hard court season, with the Atlanta Open getting the ball rolling on the road to the US Open. Weissman discusses the depth in American men's tennis & examines which players are primed for big things this year and behind.

He also dives into the incredible season Carlos Alcaraz is having, whether Iga Swiatek's recent loss is worrisome, & reacts to the news that Team Europe's Laver Cup squad will feature every member of the "Big 4." Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jul 30 2022

35mins

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Ajla Tomljanovic Returns to the Show Fresh Off Of Another Wimbledon Quarterfinal

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Ajla Tomljanovic returns to Tennis Channel Inside-In to recap a turbulent year in her career, which saw her gain a career high ranking of #38 & return to another improbable Wimbledon Quarterfinal. The Australian shares what the experience was like, the wise words from legend & friend Chris Evert, & how her father needed to have just a little bit more faith in her game. It's a fun chat with the star of season 5 of "My Tennis Life," Hosted by Mitch Michals

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Jul 21 2022

40mins

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Gill Gross on Another Wimbledon for Djokovic, Rybakina's Major Triumph, Thiem's Return, & Much More

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TC Commentator & Host of "Three - A Tennis Show" Gill Gross joins Inside-In to recap the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, which saw Novak Djokovic claim his 21st major title. Gross breaks down how Djokovic was able to overcome the very formidable Nick Kyrgios, & whether an end is in sight for his reign at the All England Club.

The guys also discuss Elena Rybakina's maiden slam title, Dominic Thiem's first victory at ATP competition in over a year, and the continued grind of Andy Murray who has broken into the top 50 once again. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jul 14 2022

51mins

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Wimbledon 2022 with Ted Robinson: Nadal & Djokovic's Greatness, Kyrgios Rising, & the WTA Opportunity

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Broadcaster & newest member of the California Sports Hall of Fame Ted Robinson joins Inside-In to recap all the drama around the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Robinson discusses Nadal's thrilling 5 set win over Taylor Fritz, Novak Djokovic erasing another 2 set hole, & whether Nick Kyrgios has finally put it all together and is ready for a major title. He also breaks down the unpredictable final four on the women's side, and examines who is ready to hoist the trophies at the All England Club. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jul 07 2022

46mins

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Sports Betting Analyst Kenny Ducey on the Opening Act of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships

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Wimbledon has begun, and we've got you covered on all the early drama from the All-England Club on Inside-In! Sports Betting Analyst Kenny Ducey joins the podcast to discuss the early American men success, Novak Djokovic's impressive start to his title defense bid, & the form of Rafael Nadal has he looks for his third straight major championship.

Ducey also breaks down Iga Swiatek's role as the unquestioned favorite, other women who could make a run at the title, & some of his favorite Wimbledon value picks. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jun 30 2022

46mins

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Jan-Michael Gambill Breaks Down Wimbledon 2022 & The Off-Court Coaching Debate

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Former Wimbledon quarterfinalist and current TC analyst Jan-Michael Gambill joins the program to discuss all the top storylines heading into Wimbledon. Gambill breaks down the return of Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal aiming for his third straight major championship, & Novak Djokovic's quest to defend his crown at the All-England club. He also gives an in-depth breakdown of the ATP's decision to allow a trial period for off-court coaching. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jun 23 2022

41mins

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Prim Siripipat on Tennis, Acceptance, & Finding Your Path

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Prim Siripipat has been a highly respected sports broadcaster for many years, but for her it all started on the tennis court. She joins Inside-In to discuss what it was like to practice alongside Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish, playing college tennis at Duke, and the difficulties she had accepting the end of her playing career. Siripipat also dives into how she broke into the sports media world, going back to school, and bridging the gap between psychology and athletic performance. Hosted by Mitch Michals

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Jun 16 2022

53mins

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Amy Lundy on Rafa's 14th French Open Crown, Iga Swiatek's Reign, & The Start of Grass Season

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Journalist & podcast host Amy Lundy joins Inside-In to recap Rafael Nadal's record-extending 14th title at Roland Garros, and how his competitive fire is second to none. Lundy also discusses Djokovic's setbacks, Iga Swiatek's 2nd title in Paris, & who could challenge the Polish player at the top of the women's game. And we preview the start of grass court season with thoughts on Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray, & several others. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jun 09 2022

45mins

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Tennis Channel Inside-In 6/2/22: Jimmy Arias on Nadal's triumph, Cilic's resurgence, & the 2022 French Open

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Jimmy Arias joins Tennis Channel Inside-In to recap all the exciting matches at the quarterfinal round of the French Open, headlined by Rafael Nadal's triumph over defending champ Novak Djokovic. Arias explains why Alexander Zverev is primed to be a threat for the title, how Marin Cilic improbably reached the semifinals, and previews the women's final which features Iga Swiatek & Coco Gauff. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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Jun 02 2022

40mins

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Tennis Channel Inside-In 5/26/22: Jill Craybas on the Early Drama at Roland-Garros

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Former pro player & current analyst Jill Craybas joins Inside-In to break down all the early drama as the 2022 French Open is officially underway. Craybas explains how Alcaraz & Tsitsipas have been able to survive, gives her early assessments of Nadal & Djokovic, and breaks down the continued dominance of Swiatek. Hosted by Mitch Michals

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May 26 2022

38mins

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Tennis Channel Inside-In 5/19/22: Cici Bellis & A 2022 French Open Preview with Rob Simmelkjaer

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Former Top 35 player and current TC broadcaster Cici Bellis joins Inside-In this week, to discuss the highs and lows of her career. Bellis explains how she was able to excel at tennis so quickly, and what it was like winning a US Open main draw match at age 15 & becoming the 2017 WTA Newcomer of the Year award winner. She also discusses the injuries that led to her retirement, and how she's turned her athletic passion into other passions in and outside of the sport.

And Rob Simmelkjaer, host of the "Bet the Baseline" gambling show, joins for an extensive preview of the 2022 French Open. Simmelkjaer assess both the men's & women's draws, and goes over some of his favorite matchups in the early going. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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May 19 2022

1hr 15mins

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Tennis Channel Inside-In 5/12/22: Paul Annacone on The Italian Open, The Road to Roland Garros, & The Growth of Taylor Fritz

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Tennis Channel analyst and legendary coach Paul Annacone joins Inside-In to discuss another milestone in the career of young Carlos Alcaraz, and his place in the game as one of three favorites going into the French Open. Annacone also discusses the form of both Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic heading into Roland Garros, Iga Swiatek's blistering season, and all the action currently taking place at the Italian Open. He also gives his thoughts about working with Taylor Fritz, and how the top ranked American was able to make his biggest breakthrough last March in winning Indian Wells. Hosted by Mitch Michals.

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May 12 2022

28mins

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