Thirty Love Podcast: Novelist Benjamin Markovits On Life After A Professional Tennis Career

Carl Bialik
Nov 8 · 1 min read

Novelist Benjamin Markovits rejoins me to talk about his two books that touch on tennis: “A Weekend In New York” and its sequel, “Christmas in Austin.” On the publication day of his latest book, and after a tennis match with his podcast host, Markovits describes how solitary an athlete’s existence can be, whether in career or out, in a team sport or an individual one; how a retired tennis pro in the midst of a breakdown can make a lot of reasonable points; and how a career of competition can into an entire life viewed through the lens of competition.

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Music by Lee Rosevere: “Credit Roll” and “Glass Android.”

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