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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.

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    • Tennis
    • 4.4 • 76 Ratings

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.

    Pondering the ATP Player Council Picks

    Pondering the ATP Player Council Picks

    Just 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
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    • 38 min
    The Jump with Emilio Gomez

    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?

    As always, thanks to our patreon sponsors, including this week's new sponsor, Matthew Sellwood. You can join us at patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod
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    • 44 min
    Back to Life, Back to Reality

    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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    • 36 min
    Noah takes us Inside a very messy French Open Bubble

    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.
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    • 33 min
    US Open Reflections, and can you have an social impact without winning?

    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.
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    • 34 min
    A mini-ask us anything, on the day of the Mannarino conundrum

    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
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

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Audio channels

Great show but you need to fix the audio channels. One voice in the right ear and another in the left ear is annoying.

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Great tennis stories

Enjoyed the Emilio Gómez interview. I follow Emilio and other Ecuadorian tennis players and have not heard such insight as this. It helps that Noah is a pro. Keep going!

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One of the best tennis podcasts

It’s great seeing a consistent podcast from a tennis player’s pov.

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