TENNIS.com Podcast: An interview with living legend Rod Laver

by: Tennis.com | September 25, 2018

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Nina Pantic caught up with the all-time great during the Laver Cup in Chicago. (Getty)

It's not every day you get to speak with one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. The podcast's Nina Pantic met with Rod Laver in Chicago the day before the second annual Laver Cup took place (13:55).

Laver talks about the honor of being the namesake for the event (14:43), who he thinks the GOAT is (16:25), will someone win a calendar-year Grand Slam again (16:45), who his favorite player was (18:10) , his relationship with Roger Federer (18:51) and his greatest memories from winning all four Slams in 1969 (20:24).

Hosts Pantic and Irina Falconi also share what it was like to watch the Laver Cup action live in Chicago (00:40), break down the 2018 Laver Cup format (1:28), discuss the definition of an exhibition (6:46) and share insight into "Coach Federer" (10:20).

That's it for this episode of The TENNIS.com Podcast: Inside the Tour. Subscribe on iTunes, Podbean and/or Spotify so you don't miss a single second.

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