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.
Behind the Racquet with Ben Shelton and Special Guest Host Christopher Eubanks
Really enjoyable chat with the rising junior at the University of Florida, Ben Shelton. We talk about how he's planning his summer, what he's learned from his father and coach, Bryan Shelton, and Christopher Eubanks gives his advice on how to approach Ben's first summer as a "pro."
Posted on 13 June 2022
Behind the Racquet with JJ Wolf
A Noah-less episode this week, as Mike talks with former Ohio State star JJ Wolf from Little Rock, Arkansas, site of this week's Baptist Health Little Rock Open.
Posted on 3 June 2022
Behind the Racquet with Somdev Devvarman
Somdev Devvarman was an All-American and NCAA Champion at Virginia, and reached as high as 62 in the world during his professional career. He's now returned to tennis as both a broadcaster in his native India, and as a coach of Sumit Nagal. Hear his viewpoints on how we could improve the transition for players post their playing days, and his thoughts on the Challenger tour as a whole.
Posted on 3 May 2022
Jack Sock on his Savannah Title
A quick 7 minute interview with Jack Sock after he won the Savannah Challenger on Sunday, before our full episode with Somdev Devvarman, which will be released on Tuesday.
Also, an update on us pausing our patreon page.
Posted on 2 May 2022
Iga, Carlito, and Mike meets a Hero
Noah and Mike catch up on the misbehavior of some of Noah's contemporaries, and discuss Iga and Carlos' victories in Miami, along with some stories from on the ground from Mike.
More coming from Tallahassee in a couple weeks!
Posted on 8 April 2022
We've got a LOT to catch up on, don't we?
Noah and Mike reconvene after a month apart. We discuss:
Mike's first time as an on court reporter, in Acapulco
Kristie Ahn's retirement, and the potential for a few more
Sascha Zverev's incident in Acapulco
How the war in Ukraine will effect the tennis world
Naomi Osaka, and mental health breaks in a sport with no time for breaks.
More coming soon, we hope!
Posted on 16 March 2022
Behind the Racquet with Filip Peliwo
A quick recap from Noah on his last several weeks on the road before we talk with the now 28-year-old from Vancouver, who had a dominant junior career with four slam finals in a year, with two titles.
Mike will be in Dallas on Sunday (weather permitting) so hopefully we can meet up if everything works out!
Posted on 2 February 2022
YOU GET DEPORTED and YOU GET DEPORTED and...
Noah joins us from Chile, after winning his first round match this morning, and boy let me tell you, he's got some stories. While Novak's deportation took all the headlines, it was FAR worse in Chile. Hear the story, and catch up with the guys.
Posted on 18 January 2022
Emergency Pod on Novak Decision: Not Great, Bob
Mike and Noah take on the Novak crisis (as of Monday Jan 10 in the morning), and decry the fact that this continues to make tennis look bad. And what about everyone else who did the right thing. And WHAT ABOUT THE TENNIS
Posted on 10 January 2022
Ben Rothenberg on Australia, Peng Shuai, and the changing world of journalism
Ben Rothenberg is one of the most well informed, and polarizing figures in the tennis twittersphere. He's a fantastic writer, working for outlets such as the New York Times, as well as being one of the editors of Racquet Magazine. He's also written the definitive story (to this point) on the abuse allegations against Alex Zverev. He's also one of the more polarizing figures in tennis social media circles. We spend about 10 minutes each on:
1) His upcoming trip to Australia
2) the lack of real updates on Peng Shuai
and 3) how he balances his journalism, with his social media presence.
Hope you enjoy!