The Behind the Racquet with Mike Cation and Noah Rubin
The Behind the Racquet Podcast is the best glimpse you can get in to the ins and outs of professional tennis, told by its players, and voiced by Tennis Star Noah Rubin, and his podcast partner, tennis commentator Mike Cation.
The yet untitled Noah BTR Segment, Volume 1
NEW SEGMENT ALERT!
We need help with a name. Each week this season, we'll do 10-15 minutes with Noah, assessing his season, his brain, his body, and see how it changes, morphs, cracks, strengthens...behind the racquet indeed.
Give us your name suggestion, and you could win an autographed ball!
Posted on 14 January 2020
The Media Landscape with Jon Wertheim
Jon Wertheim doesn't get to go in the weeds too often, but we dragged him in for an extensive interview about media coverage and how it relates to players outside the top 50. We also get a little more in depth in to the idea of improving marketing for players, as well as payments for those outside "the big 4."
Posted on 7 January 2020
Merry Christmas with Madison Keys
Despite a few technical issues at the outset, this is a full ranging interview with Madison Keys, ranging from her love of Christmas, to shortening the tennis season, to leadership issues for the ATP/WTA, to dealing with the pressures of the tour at a young age.
Posted on 17 December 2019
Battling Back from Injury with Bjorn Fratangelo
It's never easy dealing with an injury as an athlete, but what happens when you HAVE to play in order to get paid?
Bjorn Fratangelo has dealt with a foot injury through the back end of 2019 that caused him to miss the last three months of the year. No money, no points...it's not easy.
He tells @noahrubin33 and @mikectennis how he dealt with it, and a crazy story about his most recent coach...
Posted on 10 December 2019
To be (A Union) or not to be (A Union)
This week’s podcast goes a little bit deeper in to Mike’s firm belief that Unionization is a necessity, and where we are with the rumors swirling of a potential walkout or boycott from ATP players in Australia.
That, and exciting news from Noah on his elbow injury, as Mike raves about the new Andy Murray documentary.
Posted on 3 December 2019
Building a Bridge to Barbados with Darian King
Lots going on the last two weeks, and Noah and Mike recap the wins by Mmoh, Giron, and Wolf.
And we discuss how crucial it is for small countries to have someone leading the way in the sport, with the best player EVER from Barbados, Darian King.
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Posted on 18 November 2019
Targeting Top 100 with Taro Daniel
While Noah hopped down to Charlottesville to join Mike for some commentary, he also had a chance for the podcast to sit down with Taro Daniel. Taro entered the week just outside of the top 100, and reaching that mark carries significant weight for many players, especially with direct entry to the Australian Open guaranteed if you make it.
Also, Mike and Noah stayed in the same house for the week, with predictably awful results.
Have a listen, and then reach out and let @noahrubin33 and @mikectennis know what you think!
Posted on 4 November 2019
Rising and Recovery with Marcos Giron
Hard to overstate how big of a year Marcos Giron has had. The former NCAA champ at UCLA joined @noahrubin33 and @mikectennis for a frank talk about
1) His recovery from multiple hip surgeries
2) His big moment with DelPo
3) His unique gaming relationship with his girlfriend Becca.
Join the conversation!
Posted on 28 October 2019
Posted on 15 October 2019
Hey Noah, great match, but what happened at 4-2, 15-40?
Listener question from Jeff in Long Island who asks simply, "As a fan, what do I say to a player that just lost a match?"
Great question, complicated answer.
We also hear Noah's best and worst fan moments in his career, and hear why Mike beat up on some 80 year olds this weekend.
As always, interact with us @mikectennis and @noahrubin33
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