Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Paul Annacone

Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer reacts after winning a charity match "The Match for Africa 3" against world number one Britain's Andy Murray on April 10, 2017 in Zurich.
"The Match for Africa 3", is the third charity tennis event for the Roger Federer Foundation, that provides funding to children living in poverty to help them realize their potential and also supports education projects in seven countries in southern Africa as well as Switzerland.   / AFP PHOTO / Michael Buholzer        (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

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 this week's episode, Wertheim talks with Paul Annacone in the studio. Annacone discusses Roger Federer's surging 2017 season, the reasons he believes Federer has been able to succeed at the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami, and his predictions on what he thinks he will do for the French Open and Wimbledon. Wertheim and Annacone also talk about on-court coaching and confidence on the court. A former player who reached as high as No. 12 in the rankings, Annacone discusses how he transitioned from a player to TV, his current role as a Tennis Channel analyst and more.

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Also on the podcast, Annacone discusses his upcoming book, Coaching for Life, and the types of lessons and information it will contain.

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