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 Jump with Emilio Gomez
28 year old Emilio Gomez made tennis headlines last week after qualifying for the French Open for the first time in his career. The story gained traction because it's where his Dad Andres won a grand slam title in 1990.
But Emilio's story has had a much longer progression. How has that progression helped or hindered him, and where does his relationship with his father go from here?
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Posted on 5 October 2020
Back to Life, Back to Reality
Noah lost a tough one to Ivo Karlovic. To Mike's delight, the gentle giant threw in THREE underarm serves. We'll get Noah's take on his French Open experience, what's next, and what the hell is going on with the French Open balls?
Then the boys discuss the complete lack of consistency pointed out this week by former guest Gaby Dabrowski, among others, on medical protocols from week to week. What's the ATP telling it's players? Noah tells us.
Then, Mike takes on some wild tangents, because that's what Mike does when he has little sleep.
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Posted on 28 September 2020
Noah takes us Inside a very messy French Open Bubble
It's not a great start to the French Open, with multiple positive tests, and more questions about the bubbles and the rules than answers. Noah Rubin invites us inside the bubble as he prepares for a first round qualifying matchup with Dr. Ivo on Monday.
Posted on 20 September 2020
US Open Reflections, and can you have an social impact without winning?
A week after he leaves the bubble, Noah Rubin reflects on his times at the Open, while Mike appears to have a different view entirely. The boys dissect their reflections on it.
And Mike was moved immensely by Naomi Osaka, but also wondered if it's possible for someone like Noah, or any player around 200 in the world, to have an impact socially, if they don't win at the highest level.
Posted on 13 September 2020
A mini-ask us anything, on the day of the Mannarino conundrum
Thoughts on the bubble?
Thoughts on the play?
Should the Paire 11 have been removed from the tournament?
Noah sounds off, once again
Posted on 4 September 2020
Is the Bubble Busted, Plus Noah's PTPA Rationale
Noah breaks news on a Sunday, explaining what ramifications are coming from Benoit Paire's positive covid test.
And yes, you saw Noah in his BTR shirt in the PTPA photo. Why was he there????
Posted on 31 August 2020
In Front of Mental Health Episode Three: Noah and Mike prep themselves for the bubble
Noah has received a wild card in to the US Open Doubles Draw.
Mike has received an offer to broadcast the US Open.
All good news!
Dr. Katz helps the guys out and gives them tips on how to survive the bubble, and appreciate the opportunity.
Posted on 24 August 2020
Problems in Prague
Noah Rubin details some of the problems he's heard from players in Prague, the site of the first Challenger tournament as the ATP and WTA return to action throughout the world.
Plus, we talk about some of the latest Behind the Racquet's features, and whether Noah envisions himself retiring with a lack of opportunities in front of him.
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Posted on 17 August 2020
The British Experience with Liam Broady
26 year old Liam Broady prepares for the restart of tennis as the 211th ranked player in the world, and unsure about how the quarantine rules will affect him over the next few months. He recently created a stir by flipping off Andy Murray. He's a possible male model.
The pride of Stockport joins Noah and Mike to discuss those topics, and what he's learned from the Battle of the Brits, Andy Murray, and his trips through the states.
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Posted on 10 August 2020
Tennis is back....for some. The conundrum for the Challenger players.
We check back in with Noah in New York, and Mike in Tulsa, with the 31st Palermo Ladies Open underway, officially resuming the ATP/WTA seasons. The US Open is three weeks away, with the entry lists being released Monday.
But what about those outside looking in. How do they improve? How do they improve? How does Noah get to the Australian Open main draw next year?
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