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.
Tommy's Time with Tommy Paul
New in to the Top 100
3 Challenger Championships
Being cussed out by an opponent
A twitter beef with Nicole Gibbs?
Everything is up for discussion with Tommy Paul, who joined Noah and Mike before his weekend title in Tiburon, California, as well as a short interview after.
As always, join the discussion by tweeting/DMing @noahrubin33 and @mikectennis
Posted on 30 September 2019
The Specialist Life with Jackson Withrow
@noahrubin33 and @mikectennis have spent a lot of time talking about some of the difficulties for players outside the top 100 in the ATP singles ranking. But what about the specialists?
There might not be a person better poised to answer that question than Jackson Withrow. Weeks ago, he reached the Quarterfinals of the US Open. A week later, he lost in the first round of the Challenger in Cary. And then won a title in Columbus. The ups, the downs, the financial frustrations are multiplied.
Join the conversation with us week in and week out.
Posted on 24 September 2019
Defending the indefensible
Part of the underlying pressure faced by players at the Challenger level is the constant undercurrent of defending points from one year ago.
Noah Rubin (noahrubin33) and Mike Cation (mikectennis) break it down, and explain why the current system is a bit flawed, while searching for a correct fix.
Also, a big surprise at the end as we reveal next week's guest, and ask for your input!
Posted on 17 September 2019
The Oracle: Christopher Eubanks
Oracle recently announced a massive expansion of their program to help American tennis, adding 25 new ITF, ATP, and WTA events next year. Will it help?
Noah Rubin and Mike Cation explore that issue with Christopher Eubanks, who received a grant from Oracle in 2018.
We also discuss the unique friendship between Noah and Christopher, and the soaring Atlanta Falcons
Posted on 9 September 2019
The Responsibility of Youth
Coco Gauff has delighted the tennis world, and America, with incredible spirit, great tennis, and a fascinating story to tell. She's also signed massive endorsement deals, met with Michelle Obama, and has forced the WTA's hand with their age limits.
Number of tournaments is one thing.
The responsibility of the tour is another.
Noah Rubin (@noahrubin33) and Mike Cation (mikectennis) discuss it and more from the US Open.
Posted on 3 September 2019
Social Media with Tennys Sandgren
A difficult one for both Noah and Mike, talking with friend Tennys Sandgren about his social media presence in years past, and where he's at with social media now.
Also, how did Sandgren escape the landscape of Futures and Challengers.
As always, continue the conversation with us @noahrubin33 and @mikectennis
Posted on 26 August 2019
Stick that Win in my VEINS
Winning. It feels amazing. In this week's podcast, we talk about how great of a feeling it is to win, what it means in the immediate aftermath...and how it can get away from you in a hurry. Join the discussion @noahrubin33, and @mikectennis.
Posted on 12 August 2019
Hey look, it's Jamie Loeb!
Mike and Noah have spent a lot of their time talking about the challenges faced by players outside the top 50. But what about some of the additional challenges on the women's side. We bring in Jamie Loeb for her perspective of the WTA/ITF schism, and an additional problem for the gram... Continue the conversation @mikectennis or @noahrubin33
Posted on 7 August 2019
Time to make the jump!
Before a quick vacation in the Bahamas for Noah, we take a look at what it takes for a teen turn to pro, and what the transition is like for players coming out of juniors, and college. We also chat briefly about the continuing enigma that is Nick Kyrgios, as well as Noah's experience last week in World Team Tennis. Join the conversation @noahrubin33, or @mikectennis on twitter and instagram.
Posted on 5 August 2019
Good Match, Dummy
On the eve of Noah's debut on the World Team Tennis stage, he and Mike tackle whether it's sometimes beneficial to be....dumb. And not in a book way, but in a awareness of anything but hit ball, see ball. Who's dumb, who's not, and yes, a debate on the Australian stache craze, all on this week's episode of the Coffee Cast