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Behind the Racquet Pod

Mike Cation & Noah Rubin/Tennis Channel Podcast Network

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Mike Cation & Noah Rubin/Tennis Channel Podcast Network

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The Behind the Racquet Pod is the best glimpse you can get in to the ins and outs of professional tennis, told by its players, and voiced by Noah Rubin, and his podcast partner Mike Cation.

Latest Episodes

Dispatches from Cary Part 2

EIn part 2 of our dispatches from Cary, Noah and Mike chat with Denis Kudla (who is in the final on Sunday at the Atlantic Tire Championships in Cary), doubles specialist Nate Lammons, Jack Sock's coach and former top 100 player Alex Bogomolov, Jr., and top 70 doubles star Luke Bambridge. More coming up next week from Orlando! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 min1 w ago
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Dispatches from Cary Part 2

Dispatches from Cary Part 1

EOn a rainy day in Cary on Wednesday, Noah and Mike chatted with eight different players for mini-interviews, culminating with the more serious question of how to improve the quality of life and opportunity for Challengers, and Challenger level players. On Part 1, we chat with Christopher Eubanks, Hunter Reese, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, and Teymuraz Gabashvili. Part 2 will be released on Monday, with thoughts from Luke Bambridge, Denis Kudla, Alex Bogomolov, Jr, and Nate Lammons. Thanks so much to our patreon sponsors. You can help the podcast by visiting patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 min1 w ago
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Dispatches from Cary Part 1

Michael Mmoh is alive and well

EAs Challenger tennis returns to the US this week in beautiful Cary, North Carolina, Noah and Mike sit down with returning finalist Michael Mmoh to talk about his covid break, how his runs in Cary and Knoxville in 2019 changed his perspective, his long term development, his relationship with his parents, and yes, Frances Tiafoe's note from Saturday that Mike was MIA. Disclosure: This podcast was recorded outdoors, and socially distanced. We're incredibly thankful to our patreon supporters and others who have allowed for us to have good enough equipment to sit six feet apart from each other, or further, and have a good discussion without having to shout. It's such an incredible luxury in this difficult time. But all safety precautions were taken to make sure the three of us were safe and apart from each other, while also still having a healthy, and well heard, discussion. You can help us grown the podcast by becoming a patreon supporter as well, by visiting patreon.com/BehindTheRacquetPod. We remain overwhelmed and appreciative of all the support, big and small, especially in this challenging time of covid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 min2 w ago
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Michael Mmoh is alive and well

CiCi Comes Back

ENative Californian CiCI Bellis' injury battles through 2018-9 are well documented, going through four surgeries on her arm. After withdrawing before her semifinal match Saturday at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Tyler, Texas, CiCi joined Noah and Mike for a chat about her preparation for this week's event in Charleston, how she's handling the schedule post Covid-hiatus, and her newfound fame on the cooking circuit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 min3 w ago
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CiCi Comes Back

Behind the Behind the Racquet Tour

ELast week, Behind the Racquet founder Noah Rubin announced the BTR Tour, his vision for a reimagined tennis experience. Today, Mike presses him on the details behind the larger vision, including the details of BTR Tour weekend, and whether it's a long term competitor for the ATP and WTA Tours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minOCT 26
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Behind the Behind the Racquet Tour

Pondering the ATP Player Council Picks

EJust a slew to unpack this week, in this order 1) The French results, Iga on BTR, Nadal's achievement at the French 2) The return of the USTA Pro Circuit 3) PTPA vs the New Player Council 4) Mental Health Awareness Week and where Noah and Mike are in that regard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 minOCT 13
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Pondering the ATP Player Council Picks

The Jump with Emilio Gomez

E28 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? As always, thanks to our patreon sponsors, including this week's new sponsor, Matthew Sellwood. You can join us at patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 minOCT 5
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The Jump with Emilio Gomez

Back to Life, Back to Reality

ENoah 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. HUGE thanks to our latest patreon sponsors, Scott Cole, and Lee Stanley. You can help support the pod by visiting patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minSEP 28
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Back to Life, Back to Reality

Noah takes us Inside a very messy French Open Bubble

EIt'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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33 minSEP 21
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Noah takes us Inside a very messy French Open Bubble

US Open Reflections, and can you have an social impact without winning?

EA 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 minSEP 14
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US Open Reflections, and can you have an social impact without winning?

Latest Episodes

Dispatches from Cary Part 2

EIn part 2 of our dispatches from Cary, Noah and Mike chat with Denis Kudla (who is in the final on Sunday at the Atlantic Tire Championships in Cary), doubles specialist Nate Lammons, Jack Sock's coach and former top 100 player Alex Bogomolov, Jr., and top 70 doubles star Luke Bambridge. More coming up next week from Orlando! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 min1 w ago
Comments
Dispatches from Cary Part 2

Dispatches from Cary Part 1

EOn a rainy day in Cary on Wednesday, Noah and Mike chatted with eight different players for mini-interviews, culminating with the more serious question of how to improve the quality of life and opportunity for Challengers, and Challenger level players. On Part 1, we chat with Christopher Eubanks, Hunter Reese, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, and Teymuraz Gabashvili. Part 2 will be released on Monday, with thoughts from Luke Bambridge, Denis Kudla, Alex Bogomolov, Jr, and Nate Lammons. Thanks so much to our patreon sponsors. You can help the podcast by visiting patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 min1 w ago
Comments
Dispatches from Cary Part 1

Michael Mmoh is alive and well

EAs Challenger tennis returns to the US this week in beautiful Cary, North Carolina, Noah and Mike sit down with returning finalist Michael Mmoh to talk about his covid break, how his runs in Cary and Knoxville in 2019 changed his perspective, his long term development, his relationship with his parents, and yes, Frances Tiafoe's note from Saturday that Mike was MIA. Disclosure: This podcast was recorded outdoors, and socially distanced. We're incredibly thankful to our patreon supporters and others who have allowed for us to have good enough equipment to sit six feet apart from each other, or further, and have a good discussion without having to shout. It's such an incredible luxury in this difficult time. But all safety precautions were taken to make sure the three of us were safe and apart from each other, while also still having a healthy, and well heard, discussion. You can help us grown the podcast by becoming a patreon supporter as well, by visiting patreon.com/BehindTheRacquetPod. We remain overwhelmed and appreciative of all the support, big and small, especially in this challenging time of covid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 min2 w ago
Comments
Michael Mmoh is alive and well

CiCi Comes Back

ENative Californian CiCI Bellis' injury battles through 2018-9 are well documented, going through four surgeries on her arm. After withdrawing before her semifinal match Saturday at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Tyler, Texas, CiCi joined Noah and Mike for a chat about her preparation for this week's event in Charleston, how she's handling the schedule post Covid-hiatus, and her newfound fame on the cooking circuit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 min3 w ago
Comments
CiCi Comes Back

Behind the Behind the Racquet Tour

ELast week, Behind the Racquet founder Noah Rubin announced the BTR Tour, his vision for a reimagined tennis experience. Today, Mike presses him on the details behind the larger vision, including the details of BTR Tour weekend, and whether it's a long term competitor for the ATP and WTA Tours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minOCT 26
Comments
Behind the Behind the Racquet Tour

Pondering the ATP Player Council Picks

EJust a slew to unpack this week, in this order 1) The French results, Iga on BTR, Nadal's achievement at the French 2) The return of the USTA Pro Circuit 3) PTPA vs the New Player Council 4) Mental Health Awareness Week and where Noah and Mike are in that regard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 minOCT 13
Comments
Pondering the ATP Player Council Picks

The Jump with Emilio Gomez

E28 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? As always, thanks to our patreon sponsors, including this week's new sponsor, Matthew Sellwood. You can join us at patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 minOCT 5
Comments
The Jump with Emilio Gomez

Back to Life, Back to Reality

ENoah 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. HUGE thanks to our latest patreon sponsors, Scott Cole, and Lee Stanley. You can help support the pod by visiting patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minSEP 28
Comments
Back to Life, Back to Reality

Noah takes us Inside a very messy French Open Bubble

EIt'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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33 minSEP 21
Comments
Noah takes us Inside a very messy French Open Bubble

US Open Reflections, and can you have an social impact without winning?

EA 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 minSEP 14
Comments
US Open Reflections, and can you have an social impact without winning?
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