Dirk Nowitzki on tennis roots, charity event

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Sep 14, 201728m
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Dirk Nowitzki on tennis roots, charity event
Sep 14 '1728m
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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki, who will is a future NBA Hall of Famer but also a huge tennis fan who grew up playing the sport in Germany. The 39-year-old Nowitzki discusses what his offseason has been like this summer, how it compares to that of a professional tennis player; longevity in sports, particularly in terms of his own career and with players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams; how he started playing tennis as a child and how often he plays today; what skills translate from basketball to tennis, and vice versa, what he thinks of Germany's Alexander Zverev and more. Also on the podcast, Nowitzki discusses his second annual Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic event, which will raise money for Texas hurricane relief this year.

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