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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.

Behind the Racquet Pod Mike Cation & Noah Rubin/Tennis Channel Podcast Network

    • Tennis
    • 4.6, 51 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.

    Muzza, Nick, and Reilly...catching up on the last two weeks

    Muzza, Nick, and Reilly...catching up on the last two weeks

    Lots to catch up on for Noah and Mike, and so they hit the Muzza/Nick instagram live, Reilly Opelka's momentous and page turning interview in Racquet mag, and whether Noah will be hitting at any exos.

    We also thank our incredibly kind and generous patreon donors, who have helped sustain us, literally and figuratively, the last couple months. You can donate at patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod
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    • 35 min
    Mental Health Week: The Live Podcast

    Mental Health Week: The Live Podcast

    Quick tech note: Mike's recorder went wayward the first few minutes. It restarted a few minutes, the audio is clean about 7 minutes in.
    Now.
    This is Mental Health Week for the Behind the Racquet.
    Join Noah as he explores mental health from a variety of perspectives, with special guests on the Behind the Racquet Instagram live:
    All times Eastern:
    Monday 2PM Dr. Jonathan Katz
    Tuesday 2PM: Sven Groeneveld
    Wednesday 2PM: Marcos Baghdatis
    Thursday 5PM: Reilly Opelka
    Friday 2PM: Marco Trungelliti

    Any questions, join Noah and discuss!
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    • 44 min
    Playing in a Pandemic with Evan King

    Playing in a Pandemic with Evan King

    Lots to unpack with Evan King (Career High #181, All-American at the University of Michigan, from Chicago, Illinois)
    1) His (editor's note: HORRIBLE) decision to attend Michigan instead of the home state school of Illinois.
    2) His willingness to travel the globe in his professional career.
    3) What it's been like playing in Florida exhibitions the last two weeks in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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    • 39 min
    Is it enough?

    Is it enough?

    Three topics to hit today:
    1) the whirlwind over the Coco Gauff BTR and Noah's learning moment
    2) The odd exhibition tennis down in Florida last weekend
    3) The 6 million dollar payments for lower ranked players, and how it's just a bandaid.
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    • 40 min
    Limits are getting pushed

    Limits are getting pushed

    Limits are getting pushed indeed.
    For Mike, it's the all too familiar feel of depression that's hit pretty hard.
    For Noah, it's a level of frustration with the leaders of tennis.
    Listen, react, and reach out.
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    • 36 min
    Reminiscing with Rampras

    Reminiscing with Rampras

    Wide ranging chat with the pride of Carmel, Indiana Rajeev Ram this week. Mike gets to chat all things University of Illinois with one of the legends from the undefeated National Championship team of 2003, and Noah looks ahead with the Australian Open champion about how the sport might be changing due to the pandemic delay.
    Huge thank you to our patreon supporters this week. We're so thankful for the support in this difficult time, and if you're able, we'd appreciate your support too. Go to patreon.com/BehindtheRacquetPod

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Rogermaria25 ,

Great podcast

So glad I found your podcast I'm excited I found it on No Challenges Remaining with Ben I hope to continue listening and let us know how we can help keep you going!!

RichieOrtiz ,

From a tennis player/enthusiast, 10/10

Love the perspective from an adult tennis player. Interesting to hear the players talking about being tired or playing too much tennis when I’m counting down the seconds till my next time on the court!

Might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I think it’s really interesting hearing about the players issues with sponsors/clothing and how they go about getting them. After seeing Dan Evans make that run in the Australian Open wearing uniqlo white t shirts he bought himself I’ve been obsessed hearing about players struggling to get sponsors. Players coming to mind I’d be interested hearing about how they came about their sponsors - Tennys Sandwich (he was wearing underarmour at the New York Open), Su Wei Hsieh (random brands everywhere), plenty more but just a couple off the top of my head. Thanks again awesome podcast.

Richie

DoopSanity ,

A unique look at all things tennis

Mike and Noah provide an entirely unique conversation on all tennis topics. The insights into subjects outside of the on court play are great! Only suggestion is to fix the audio channels as Mike often comes through one side and Noah the other.

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