"I think that it does come from reps and that confidence is one thing that’s essential in a performance business, which this is. And I think that confidence is the one thing in life you can’t fake."
This week's TENNIS.com Podcast episode features Brett Haber, a decorated broadcaster with over three decades of experience and stories to share. Nina Pantic sat down with Haber in Los Angeles ahead of the 2020 season.
Haber is the voice and face you see regularly on Tennis Channel, covering all of the action alongside the greatest legends in the game. But how did he get that coveted seat? It all began for him as a teenager on NBC's "Main Street" in 1986. Since then, he's anchored ESPN's "SportsCenter", won 17 regional Emmy awards, emceed the Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremony and hosted the Olympics on NBC.
His love for tennis started young, and Haber recalls sneaking into the Jimmy Connors' famous 1991 win over Aaron Krickstein at the US Open. He shares the challenges of both getting into broadcasting and getting good at it, and the importance of doing reps, watching yourself on film and having confidence.
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